In the absence of a 'multiple forum selector': marking multiple nodes (forums, sub-forums) as read

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  1. grahamperrin, Jun 3, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2015

    grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    An example

    I might wish to occasionally mark, as read, everything in the 'iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch' and 'iOS Blog Discussion' areas.

    I can make a browser window that comprises one tab for each of the following:
    – or something like that.

    Essentially, a collection where each link both:
    • prepares for personal pretence about an area of disinterest; and
    • is nonspecific about the period of each pretence.
    In the absence of a single-step option to directly mark, as read, selected items, workarounds can include the following combination:
    • single-step preparation to indirectly mark, as read, preselected items; followed by
    • multiple steps to confirm each prepared pretence.
    In plain english:
    1. collect, in a window, one tab for each sub-forum where unread things are to be marked as read
    2. in each tab, click the ambiguously-worded 'Mark Forums Read' button
    3. use your web browser to create a single bookmark for all tabs within that window
    – 1, 2, 3 … no letter 'p'.

    Side note: wondering about permissions

    None of the following work because although forums 179, 180 and 181 are presented as such (in breadumb trails and the like) –
    – respectively, the iPad, Apple Watch and iOS forums – none of those forums can be treated as a forum for the pretence of reading all content.

    @arn or staff: without knowing about permissions in XenForo, I wonder whether an exceptional permission – at, for example, nodes 179, 180 and 181 – might allow less verbosity in workarounds such as the one above. Something like, a combination of:
    • disallow new threads; plus
    • allow all unread content to be marked as read.
  2. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
  3. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    Actually it's seem like this could be done with a user view option. I's also like to not see the iOS section to include the iOS blog as well as a few others.
  4. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    I added to the topic in XenForo Community.

    @lowendlinux please, can you elaborate?

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