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JTaylor

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"New" Notification for Board
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:18:11 am »
Any way to configure it so that it says if there are any new posts for a Board from the Home page? 

Jim

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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 10:03:43 pm »
Jim, I just noticed the same thing, and I suspect the answer is yes.
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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 02:55:30 am »
I set the new forum up in FeedDemon (freeware) which handles new posts in all sub-forums and I am replying here from within FeedDemon.

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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 11:55:16 am »
Yes.  Works well from within Outlook as well.  Just would be nice having a visual cue on the forum itself as well.   May cease to be an issue for me if the Outlook approach works well.  Nice thing going that route is I will then have a copy of everything posted to the forum.

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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 03:01:38 am »
Yes.  Works well from within Outlook as well.  Just would be nice having a visual cue on the forum itself as well.
I agree. Not an Outlook fan myself (too many lockups in my experience). I tried to add it to my Windows Live Mail feeds but the URL was cast back as not a valid RSS.
 
[EDIT] which I just fixed, had to click on Feeds bar in IE and it is automatically entered into email feeds.
 

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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 03:47:47 am »
I set my bookmark to http://forum.winbatch.com/index.php?action=unread
instead of the home page.  It shows just unread messages.
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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 04:46:44 am »
That might work.  Thanks Kirby.

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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 08:21:57 am »
Any way to configure it so that it says if there are any new posts for a Board from the Home page? 

Jim

On the home page, where the blue bar is titled "All things WinBatch" ( on the right side of the bar ) locate and click on the "Unread Posts". This will take you to this URL: http://forum.winbatch.com/index.php?action=unread;c=1. It will display all unread posts. Personally I just created a bookmark in IE that goes directly to this URL. 
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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 08:29:14 am »
Okay.  So no way to just look at the Home page and easily and immediately know that there were new posts in, say, WinBatch Dialogs.

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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 08:42:44 am »
Okay.  So no way to just look at the Home page and easily and immediately know that there were new posts in, say, WinBatch Dialogs.

Jim

The icons [to the left of the board title] on the main page change. See the icon key below the board topics.
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Re: "New" Notification for Board
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 08:51:50 am »
I see.  Thought that might  be the case but guess when I looked before there were no new posts so they were all the same.  Thanks.

Jim