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Apr 2, 2007 09:51 AM

"Mark All Read" on Individual Boards - Request

I'm posting this for a third time, because I've heard absolutely no response from my first two posts regarding this.

Can you please add a "Mark All Read" button to the individual boards? I don't like to use the "My Unread Posts" feature because I think it is difficult to navigate. I'd rather just click on boards that I like to read and go from there, but at this point, there is no way to mark all the topics read.

If I'm forced to use "My Unread Posts" to be able to mark all topics read, can you at least make that feature carry over to the regular boards. For instance, I can go into My Unread Posts, go to the Texas board, hit the Mark All Read button...and yet, when I go to the regular Texas board, using your boards menu, everything I've marked read is now again marked unread. It really makes it difficult for me to use the site.

Can this please be added to the "wants" list? If you can do it on the hot posts, you should be able to do it on the regular boards. Can I please get a response from someone, so I at least don't feel like I'm wasting my time making requests? Does anyone out there care?

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  1. We do care, but in general, have not been responding to every request or report unless we have information to add, or information we need. Your request is very clear and well-written--thanks for being thorough--so we don't have any questions about it.

    I suspect that marking things read in My Unread Posts and on the regular boards might work a little differently in the database, so this might not be as easy as it seems, but it's an idea for Engineering to look into.

    -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Thank you Jacquilynne. A short response goes a long way. :-)
      I would definitely appreciate it if Engineering can look into it. It would help a lot of us out who don't care for the "my unread posts" feature.

    2. Being a developer on an Open Source project, I can understand how Jacquilynne may be feeling. If I try to acknowledge every feature request, it's less time for me to actually go about and actually implement those features, or to answer people's questions that can be answered with information I know that is not already readily available.

      So, please understand that Jacquilynne only has so much time in her day, and can't reply to everything.

      Jacquilynne -- thank you so much for letting us know what's going on behind the scenes, and for answering our questions! I really appreciate it.