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New Same as ezBoard
You have to explicitly mark the forum read.

Here's why:
1) Storing post-read data for thousands of posts for hundreds of readers is a lot of data.
2) Checking post-read data for the LRPD for thousands of posts for hundreds of users is a lot of joining. :-)
3) Given the fact that entire threads and sub-threads can be viewed at once, how do we decide when a post has been read?
Regards,

-scott anderson
New There <u>are</u> things
I don't like about eZboard...
1) Storing post-read data for thousands of posts for hundreds of readers is a lot of data.

OK, assume 300 users. The only posts that you would have to keep individual 'post' bits for would be those posts after the last 'mark forum read' (or the last block of completely read threads), no? So, the (post id length)*(number of users)*(number of posts since last 'mark read') That doesn't sound so bad!
2) Checking post-read data for the LRPD for thousands of posts for hundreds of users is a lot of joining. :-)

Well, I don't know how you db is set up, of course, but see the above :)
3) Given the fact that entire threads and sub-threads can be viewed at once, how do we decide when a post has been read?

Well, I'd 'mark as read' any post where the body was displayed (allow this to be disabled, of course! perhaps even disabled by default). One of the other things I don't like about ezBoard is the fact that you are mandated to seeing multiple messages at once. I'd kind of like to be able to read one message body at one time as a user option.

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New Re: There are things
OK, assume 300 users. The only posts that you would have to keep individual 'post' bits for would be those posts after the last 'mark forum read' (or the last block of completely read threads), no? So, the (post id length)*(number of users)*(number of posts since last 'mark read') That doesn't sound so bad!
Until you realize that you have to go clean out the old mark-read records all the time in order to realize that space reclamation...

Well, I'd 'mark as read' any post where the body was displayed (allow this to be disabled, of course! perhaps even disabled by default). One of the other things I don't like about ezBoard is the fact that you are mandated to seeing multiple messages at once. I'd kind of like to be able to read one message body at one time as a user option.
Yes, it can be solved (and that will be an option here soon, btw). Since we have a viable mark-read option right now, I'm just keeping it under advisement for now.
Regards,

-scott anderson
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One of the other things I don't like about ezBoard is the fact that you are mandated to seeing multiple messages at once. I'd kind of like to be able to read one message body at one time as a user option.

Well, now it's something that you don't like about just ezBoard. :-)
Regards,

-scott anderson
New *grin*

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New Giving it a test run..
I love it! Thanks!

Now... (yeah, I know - but this is one of the very few things I *gasp* liked about Inclusion's mess) Is there any easy way to display the parent branchings of the thread above the post being made (much like the current heading -IWETHEY Home | IWETHEY Board | Suggestions - but showing the parent branches of the current discussion)?

Next up: Will we be able to search.... (Yeah, I AM a PITA, aren't I?)


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New Re: Giving it a test run..
I love it! Thanks!
We aims ta please. :-)
Now... (yeah, I know - but this is one of the very few things I *gasp* liked about Inclusion's mess) Is there any easy way to display the parent branchings of the thread above the post being made (much like the current heading -IWETHEY Home | IWETHEY Board | Suggestions - but showing the parent branches of the current discussion)?
Yep.
Next up: Will we be able to search.... (Yeah, I AM a PITA, aren't I?)
It's on the list. :-)
Regards,

-scott anderson
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         Er, it does. - (admin) - (8)
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                     There <u>are</u> things - (imric) - (5)
                         Re: There are things - (admin)
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