11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2011 6:20 AM by Ronda Wilson
CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,630 points)

Any way to add this to the bottom of the page too?  Just a thought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (27,125 points)

    What's "this"? The animated icon? Isn't it at the bottom already? They do pretty heavy HTML filtering. Anything that didn't come from the editing controls is going to get removed.

  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)

    I am curious as to the connection between your avatar and your address.  Have you considered the racial connotations of the juxtaposition?  Are you making a political statement?

     

     

     

     

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  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,285 points)

    I think the OP is referring to "Mark as read", the title of this thread, as being the item which could be added to the bottom of these pages.

     

    Yes, it's unclear; I don't think I'm alone in not usually considering the thread's title as part of the body of the message/question.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (27,125 points)

    You mean replicating this:

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    at the bottom?

     

    I had to do something similar on one of my web sites. They wanted the page navigation controls at both the top and the bottom. Apple Support Communities already has that, but "Mark all as read" is only at the top.

     

    I am more interested in finding out what good that control really does to begin with. I've developed a method for scanning the site for the forums that I'm interested in. I don't really pay attention to whether or not something has been updated. I have the "Your Content" widget on "Your View" for that. Then, I use the pop-ups to look for interesting topics in the "Your Places" widget. If there is something I'm missing out on, I would love to know about it.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,285 points)

    I use the "Mark all" item frequently.

     

    I'm active here an hour at a time or so, several times a day. I use the "Watch a User" widget set to me on my personalized homepage as a means of tracking responses to threads I'm already active in, but the popups in Places only show 5 items or so per forum.

     

    So, I go to each forum I usually respond in and look for new activity - bolding of the topic titles (and the "(updated)" indicators) show new stuff quickly, but I don't read all of the topics: more than half the time the topic title lets me know that it's something not for me.

     

    When I'm done cruising that forum (usually only the first page) I click the "Mark all" item and go on to the next forum. Thus, when I cycle back for another gander at the previous forum only new stuff is bolded, lets me pick it out.

  • K.S. Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)

    Don,

    Do you find "Mark all as read" somewhat unresponsive/slow at times?

  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,630 points)

    Sorry for the confusing wording in my post.  By "this" I meant "Mark As Read."

     

    I was wondering if Mark As Read can also be added to the bottom of the pages.  The way this site is set up, after I scroll down the bottom of the page after reviewing all the posts, I have to scroll all the way to the top to clink on the "Mark As Read" link.

     

     

     

    To Miriam - There is no connection between my avatar, my address, racial connotations or political statement.  Nothing to consider. 

    Curiosity killed the cat.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)

    Thank you for your response.  To the casual eye, your avatar could be misinterpreted.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,285 points)

    K.S. wrote:

     

    Don,

    Do you find "Mark all as read" somewhat unresponsive/slow at times?

     

    Yes.

     

    There always seems to be a 1 or 2 second delay between clicking it and having it act, though the action itself takes only about 3 or 4 seconds to complete.

     

    Occasionally the delay between clicking the item and having it act can be 10-plus seconds, now and then even longer. I just chalk it up to server business. I have been known to give up on waiting for it and switch to a different forum; when I come back, the action was taken. So the delay seems to be more of a display issue than a delay in action.

  • K.S. Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)

    Thanks for the confirmation!

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (41,080 points)

    To the discerning eye, the icon coupled with the address is offensive. Highly offensive.