Mark all as read December 20, 2005 3:34 AM   Subscribe

Mark all as read. [mi]
posted by panoptican to Feature Requests at 3:34 AM (10 comments total)

I'm not sure what the mechanism is for determining how many comments have been posted since my last visit, but whatever it is, it updates infrequently. It would be nice if there were a thing we could click that would mark all threads as read. What say you?
posted by panoptican at 3:34 AM on December 20, 2005


Hit Refresh a few minutes later. It's done.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:56 AM on December 20, 2005


Doesn't work for me. Even a shift + refresh does nothing. Perhaps my refresh button is just a piece of crap. If that's the case, ignore this request.
posted by panoptican at 4:04 AM on December 20, 2005


If I remember rightly, the front page does a "Mark all as read" if and only if you don't refresh it for 15 minutes. Otherwise the point in time of "your last visit" stays the same.
posted by cillit bang at 4:33 AM on December 20, 2005


Consider handling this locally, with a javascript.
posted by orthogonality at 4:42 AM on December 20, 2005


If anyone adds another Greasemonkey script to my pile, I'm going home to get my M1.
posted by Plutor at 4:45 AM on December 20, 2005


You might be interested in the question I asked about this.
posted by odinsdream at 6:51 AM on December 20, 2005


Plutor: "If anyone adds another Greasemonkey script to my pile, I'm going home to get my M1."

Heh. Sounds like fun. I may be able to loan you a 9mm, an m16, or (if you really wanna have fun) one of my katanas. Better clean 'em when you're done, though.
posted by mystyk at 8:08 PM on December 20, 2005


What is the current mechanism? If this isn't a trade secret or something, that is.
posted by moift at 9:10 PM on December 20, 2005


Wow, I was actually thinking of posting this exact same thing, and I would have if I hadn't posted another MeTa thread just recently (which is weird, because I hardly ever post meta threads)

Anyway, this would be extremely helpful. You don't always read every comment in a thread, and the 'x new' comments feature is way off.

The only problem is that it would take a ton of server side resources. Cookies+JS might work, but that means we'd have to upload a ton of useless crap to the server. Is there any way to make Javascript only cookies?

Alternatively, someone could cook up a grease monkey script.
posted by delmoi at 10:02 PM on December 20, 2005


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