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wench31 Mar 16, 2013 07:50 AM

What does the blue dot mean?

  1. Dave MP Sep 17, 2013 03:40 PM

    I'm hoping to get some feedback about this feature in this discussion: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/917284

    I thought others who've replied here might be interested in providing their thoughts.

    Dave MP

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      sallyt Mar 22, 2013 04:44 PM

      I can't STAND the blue dot! It is so tiny, and not easy to see when scanning. Can you make it bigger, or more visible somehow? The arrow was more effective.

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      1. re: sallyt
        JMF Oct 11, 2013 02:01 PM


      2. melpy Mar 20, 2013 11:33 AM

        Love this new function by the way.

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          josephnl Mar 20, 2013 10:51 AM

          Please someone...what is the difference between a thread in white and a thread in white with a blue dot?

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          1. re: josephnl
            Caitlin McGrath Mar 20, 2013 11:06 AM

            A thread in white with no blue dot is a thread you have never opened/read before. A thread in white with a blue dot is one you have opened/read before, that has new posts since you last opened/read it.

            1. re: Caitlin McGrath
              josephnl Mar 20, 2013 11:30 AM

              Ah...thank you!

              1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                macca Mar 20, 2013 12:01 PM

                I think I finally undertand! I guess the arrows are gone now, kind of replaced with a dot!

                1. re: macca
                  josephnl Mar 20, 2013 12:10 PM

                  Wouldn't it be nice if when CH made such a major redo that they would have prominently posted a guide to how things work? Even a few minute video would have been great!

                  1. re: josephnl
                    macca Mar 20, 2013 02:17 PM

                    Great point!!

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              gumpycat Mar 16, 2013 12:48 PM

              From "site talk" which includes site related discussions:

              Design Changes Released on 3/14/13

              Hi everyone,

              There were two changes to design and functionality that were released today (March 14th, 2013) that I wanted to specifically mention on Site Talk:

              1) Improved experience with posting and replying on IOS devices, thanks to wider fields and more precise zooming.

              2) For logged-in users: The arrow that indicated when a discussion had been “updated” has been changed to a blue dot that appears to the left of a discussion title. Completely read discussions are still grayed out, while brand-new discussions will appear as normal, without any blue dot.

              If anyone has any questions about these changes, feel free to ask them here.

              Dave MP

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              1. re: gumpycat
                josephnl Mar 19, 2013 02:53 PM

                I don't understand the blue dot. If I'm logged in, it is my understanding that any thread which is in white (not gray) has had new posts since I last viewed the thread. What's different if a blue dot also appears?

                1. re: josephnl
                  DeborahL Mar 19, 2013 05:35 PM

                  Hi josephnl.

                  The blue dot is the indicator that a thread has been updated since you last viewed it. If there is no blue dot, and the thread is white (not grayed out), then you have never viewed that discussion.

                  1. re: DeborahL
                    josephnl Mar 19, 2013 07:04 PM

                    I must be dense but...

                    I thought that a thread that appears in white is one which I have either never viewed, or contains a post that I have not viewed since I last visited the thread. Looking back over many threads which I have viewed, this is so. Now, what is different about a thread that has a blue dot adjacent to it.

                    Also...what is the meaning if the red diamond adjacent to DeborahL's name??

                    If anyone from the CH site is monitoring this, I am a reasonably sophisticated techie, and definitely not a newbie blogger, but this is one the weirdest blogs I've ever visited. If you're going to use unintuitive symbols, please post an explanation of how you're doing things.

                    1. re: josephnl
                      HillJ Mar 19, 2013 07:51 PM

                      Red diamond means that CH is on staff.

              2. steinpilz Mar 16, 2013 10:10 AM

                It might be a thread that you've read that has a new comment, I'm noticing this with the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week thread.

                1. wench31 Mar 16, 2013 08:09 AM

                  I noticed that when I read a post, the thread would be shaded. But, thanks anyway! :)

                  1. macca Mar 16, 2013 07:53 AM

                    I think it signifies a thread you have read, but have not commented on- and which also has new posts since your last visit. But that is my best guess, and I am not 100% sure.

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