Broden#7989 posted (#post-39825)
But shouldn't "Latest Posts" contain basically everything? Obviously the most recent stuff will be on the fist or second pages of it, That basically covers your 24hr limiter, after that just ignore the rest of the pages of posts.
Personally I find it a bit more convenient that they are all listed in order of time in that way. Though we both use the forums for different purposes, so being able to go back a few days in the latest post section because I remember a recent thread I need to look into is generally more helpful for me.
Though as a note if there are unread posts in a thread you can see that easy from the icons on the left hand side. If there are 3 dots in the icon it mans there are new posts in that thread, if it is empty then there is nothing new there.
That's not the point, and yes, I already know what indicates an unread post.
However, the point is that I have no filter or anything to just display everything that's considered unread.
Any decent forums has features like that.
Why this would be useful? Because it happens that I have unread posts, then read posts, but after those there are unread posts that I missed. Obviously they won't be read because I won't ever go past page 2.
Snib#1627 posted (#post-39827)
Leave the latest posts the way they are, that works that way in every forum and cutting it off at 24h just means anybody not babysitting the forums daily will have a hard time catching up if they want to.
Which wasn't my suggestion in the end. That should be an per-user setting, the question is just if they are capable of doing that (though it's not hard).
I don't know if nobody ever put much effort into the forums because no one cared or because they weren't capable of doing so, but either way, it's inconvenient. Especially this markdown stuff.
That we're still without BBCode says enough.