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(NT) (NT) I don't see mark all discussions read
by tomron / April 7, 2006 6:54 AM PDT
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It's on this page
by PudgyOne / April 7, 2006 7:01 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) LOL,thanx
by tomron / April 7, 2006 7:09 AM PDT
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Good Grief Rick...
by John Robie / April 8, 2006 4:02 AM PDT
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I went to that Link and clicked 'Mark all discussion read' and it not only made a gray tick icon for each subect on that Index page, but also did the same thing to my Index page on this Feedback forum. It did not affected any other forums? Guess it can't be reversed.

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re: good grief
by WOODS-HICK / April 8, 2006 6:34 AM PDT
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it must be tick season, I'm putting on my collar.

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Wow, John!
by PudgyOne / April 8, 2006 7:07 AM PDT
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Wow, John!

You made me laught so hard I had to go to the rest room!

I use this function after I read all the subjects that I wanted to.

It then greys out everything and the next time I come into the forums, I can see all the new posts at the top of the page. It's a nice tool to use. Using this, I then do not to go past the first page (unless I haven't been on for two or more days). I can also see the newest posts and newest replies.

It only works in the forum you are in. When working correctly, it greys them out. Sometimes I click on Mark all discussions read, they are grey and mark all discussions read is still there. That's a mystery.

Everything seems to be working correctly now except the last paragraph.


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Uh...I'm laughling too...
by John Robie / April 8, 2006 8:10 AM PDT
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My ''Good Grief'' was that when I clicked on to the 'Mark all discussions read' in the Cell Phones forum link you gave, it also somehow made the index to this Feedback forum be 'Marked all read' without me clicking on to the Feedback forum 'Mark all read' to do so.

My other comments on the practical use of 'Mark all discussions read' are in the comments with Woods.

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(NT) (NT) Got it Rick, reporting this bug. Thanks!~
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / April 7, 2006 8:37 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Lee, It's working ok now! Thanks!
by PudgyOne / April 7, 2006 4:54 PM PDT
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re: mark discussions read
by WOODS-HICK / April 8, 2006 2:32 AM PDT
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I don't see where to do this action. Explain more please.

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by phil66 / April 8, 2006 3:15 AM PDT

Mark discussion read does not show up all of the time on the forums.

If all of the threads are grey it will not show

If you have reds or yellow ticks it will be on the right side third entry from the top.


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It appears on the Index page of each forum.
by John Robie / April 8, 2006 4:04 AM PDT

In other words, go to list of CNet forums:

click on a forum and the index page appears with the "Mark all discussions read" at the top right just under the "Jump to page" numbers. It appears on the Index page of each forum, but not after opening a subject thread.

Why anyone would want to 'Mark all discussions read' on the Index page is beyond me, since the system automatically shows you what you need to know with the gray, yellow, and red icon ticks.

PS.. note my post above, after I did it to the forum in original post.

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re: It appears....
by WOODS-HICK / April 8, 2006 5:20 AM PDT

Found it. I did it at XP forum and all turned grey. Here's a reason.
If you want to see the latest posts, new ones will appear with color code. I just bumped myself on XP forum and I was the only red post. I believe this option is for "your eyes only".

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Yes, but why gray out all the others
by John Robie / April 8, 2006 5:55 AM PDT
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when the automatic system will do an individual gray, yellow, and red.

I don't read all the posts at one time, but go back to the ones that I haven't read and/or desire to read when I have time to take it in. Graying out all the posts don't leave you anything to find.

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re: Yes, but.....
by WOODS-HICK / April 8, 2006 6:29 AM PDT

exactly, it only is a good idea if you have read all posts.
You can use it as a flag. New posts will POP out from the grey. It's all up to you.

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But the same thing happens when you
by John Robie / April 8, 2006 7:05 AM PDT
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don't ''Mark all discussions read''. ''New posts will POP out from the Gray''.

With the automatic system:
The red means you have been to that area but there is a new post.

The yellow means you have not been to that area and it has not been read.

Course the gray means you have been to that area and read.

Having all grey leaves much to be desired where a person will miss a lot of good posts ignoring those that are grey because they really don't know if they read or not. If you stick with one forum and read absolutely every post, which perhaps some 'die hards' do, you may get by, but if being a normal 'Joe' it is really not practical when there is the automatic grey, yellow, and red right in your face to let you know.

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re: but the.....
by WOODS-HICK / April 8, 2006 11:44 AM PDT

That's why I commit every post to memory so I won't be distracted by the fancy colors. Of course what comes to mind is; if you were color blind, would any of this matter. I lived without this option so far but it does sharpen the senses.

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