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Subscriptions are in desperate need of updating

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I really think that the subscription setup should be at the top of the list for development.  As I had said in another thread since I can't unsubscribe to all of the subscriptions I've accumulated, and can't sort the list of subscriptions, I've turned off notification.

 

Now there seems to be NO way to see what has changed in threads I've subscribed to.  The Home page display of things i'm interested in is not working, nothing has changed on the list to show new updated threads that I'm subscribed to.

 

Can something be done about this?  Either:

 

a:) Add a way to "select all" in the Edit Subscriptions page, then I can unsubscribe from all and start adding new subscriptions.

 

b:) Fix the Home page so that it shows all of my subscriptions that have recent changes to them.

 

c:) Do something else that addresses this issue.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 11

We're working on it, SMJ, but we have a whole bassinet full of screaming babies that got queued up first.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

yipee, your post showed up on my home page!  Perhaps that complaint of mine was my mistake.  I had not been clicking the "subscribe" button when I posted until now.

post #4 of 11

Yes, but if you're like me, you have tons of old subscribed threads you no longer care to have in your list, so a feature that allowed us to mass-delete subscriptions and PMs could be of great value.

post #5 of 11

I very much want to remain subscribed to all the threads I subscribe to.

 

I would like my "personalized homepage" to show me those threads that have new posts since the last time I read them.

 

That is the way vBulletin functions, and it works well.  This way my list of subscriptions isn't cluttered (they don't show up unless there are new posts) yet I still know if old threads have been recently bumped.

post #6 of 11

That seems to be how my subscriptions list works--the ones with new posts come up first. My problem is I have 2700+ subscribed threads, all unbeknownst to me, and I'd just as soon start fresh with the new system.

post #7 of 11

No, mine's in alphabetical order.  Useless.  The list on the home page is most recently updated first, but includes stuff not updated in days.  I only want stuff I haven't looked at since it was updated.

 

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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

That seems to be how my subscriptions list works--the ones with new posts come up first. My problem is I have 2700+ subscribed threads, all unbeknownst to me, and I'd just as soon start fresh with the new system.

 


Edited by sibhusky - Wed, 04 Feb 09 02:45:11 GMT
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolo View Post

That seems to be how my subscriptions list works--the ones with new posts come up first. My problem is I have 2700+ subscribed threads, all unbeknownst to me, and I'd just as soon start fresh with the new system.

No. 

 

Who thinks Epicski v2.0 is an...

 

Has something like 100 new posts according to my personalized homepage.  100 new posts since when?  Since I subscribed?   That is silly...it should show new posts since I last read the thread.  If I keep clicking "more" it continues to show me threads I'm subscribed to until I get bored clicking "more".

 

The proper functionality is for the page to show me only those threads with new posts I haven't read, which might be three threads, zero threads, or a couple dozen threads...

 

In short, it should work like usercp.php.  Like most other forums on earth.

post #9 of 11

Agreed...current subscription list is useless.  Might as well delete it and save bandwidth or server space.

post #10 of 11

The logged-in home page got a re-vamp today that will get pushed as soon as possible. The forum listings are wider (take up that whole column) and include all the relevant information requested (except acknowledgement of which threads you've actually posted in.) The default will also be set much higher.

 

Sibhusky - wrt to only showing stuff you haven't looked at, that was a complaint from several folks about the old system that they'd want to go back to a thread they read so they'd go back to where they clicked, usually the New Posts page, or User CP, and it would be gone. We were planning to do the same thing with these subscriptions as what we did with the New Posts page and keep it there, but distinguish between read and unread using bolded thread titles. Hope that makes sense...

 

post #11 of 11

I agree with sibhusky on the New Posts issue - as a guess, I'd say I click the New Posts link 100+ times a day just to see what's new.  I don't care what was there before. On the off chance I did, I'd go look for it through the normal forum list or use the search.  The new way makes it slower with everything there and the bold/colors don't help to identify the new ones.  Plus, as you go pages down and you read some, clicking new posts again would return you a smaller list.

 

How about different buttons for new posts so the user can choose which option works for them or a user specific configuration that defines how New Posts works for you?

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