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    So when a new comment is posted what is the best way to know this? The only way I do it now is by using the "unread topics" which shows new posts as well as the new comments. What's been happening which I think has been an ongoing bug is when going back to the unread after looking at something the other unread comments are not there anymore. Basically they disappear, so if you don't have a mental note of what was there you won't know.
    Any ideas why they disappear? Any better ways to do this?

    tia
    Last edited by Carrfixr; Fri 16th Mar '18, 8:00am.
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  • #2
    Read marking is done by topic, not the comment or the post. If you visit the last page of a topic, then it is assumed you have read everything in the topic. You should be able to create a custom search page / module and use the comments_only filter to see the latest comments.

    Create your search module as normal and when you're done setting the options switch to Advanced and add ,"comment_only":"1" to the JSON string before the closing }
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    • #3
      Thanks wayne for the reply. Here is what I show now,

      {"sort":{"null":null},"view":"","exclude_type":["vBForum_PrivateMessage"]}


      Can you show me how to format this.. I tried this below

      {"sort":{"null":null},"view":"","exclude_type":["comment_only":"1"]}

      Then I need to add it on my navigation bar correct?



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      • #4
        It would be
        Code:
        {"sort":{"null":null},"view":"","exclude_type":["vBForum_PrivateMessage"],"comment_only":"1"}
        Add a link or a custom page with a module.
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        • #5
          I appreciate the help Wayne but I am not getting the part of how to link to it. I have the module made and the code inserted.

          This is showing up

          Your criteria is not restrictive enough and might return too many results. Please restrict your criteria and try again.


          Please excuse my ignorance on this issue. It's something I never messed with before
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          • #6
            What options did you select in simple mode before changing? Once you change to advanced, you cannot switch back (yes, this is a problem).
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            • Carrfixr
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              Last edited by Carrfixr; Fri 16th Mar '18, 6:19pm.

          • #7
            Wayne here are the screen shots of the module configuration. Apparently i’m doing something wrong on this.

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            • #8
              Forgive my ignorance if this isn't what you mean ..... but if you go to notifications you can filter by comment (and other criteria) for both dismissed and new notifications. You should be able to find them in there.

              I've just tried it on here and found comments from a while ago.
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              • #9
                Mrs.T
                That would just show comments in response to a users posted content. I am looking to see new comments site wide even if a user has no content on a particular thread or topic.
                Last edited by Carrfixr; Sun 18th Mar '18, 5:28am.
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                • Carrfixr
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                  My issue is using the unread topics search does work for pulling up posts and comments alike. What happens is after reading an item from the unread, then going back to see the next topic at times the comments that were in the unread disappear. The posts in the unread are highlighted darker than the comments. Wayne said if I make a new search module for comments alone then that may work. So that is where I’m at trying to do that. I made a new page and added the search module with the code supplied above but it’s not working at this point.
                  The unread posts never disappear. I’m thinking since it’s showing both originally that it is some sort of bug.

                  Thanks for responding

                • MrsTiggywinkle
                  MrsTiggywinkle commented
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                  We actually stopped using comments. Maybe because it was something new but our members go so confused by them. They were used to just having 'normal' posts all these years that having comments without like or smiley options just caused too much upset

                  They prefer to simply quote where necessary and it works well for them.

                  Hope you find a solution.

                • Carrfixr
                  Carrfixr commented
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                  Mrs.T
                  That may be my final option here.

                  Thank you

              • #10
                Try to select the root forum in the Sources dropdown.

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                • #11
                  Glenn I tried that along with other configurations. I still cannot get it to work.

                  Thanks
                  Last edited by Carrfixr; Sun 18th Mar '18, 2:02pm.
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                  • #12
                    I was able to make a new page and search module using the unread code
                    { "unread_only":"1" } This shows all unread incld comments. I'm going to give this a try, it seems to be more powerful over what was installed originally. For whatever reason the default search acts very different.
                    Last edited by Carrfixr; Mon 19th Mar '18, 3:52am.
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