October 9, 2015 in Feedback
The removal of dot on new content would let us know what we've read and the dot means has new content. Visually much better than having it on all new posts.
If a topic is posted it is bold if unread, and has the blue dot, to got to 1st unread. In the forum this just takes you to post #1 as you have not read it. Is the blue dot really necessary? In the stream also, unless it is a post entry and not a topic (it is useful to get to the first post instead of the newest, serves as a "go to first post" in this case. But that is not its purpose. Could easily have a "got to first post" dot in this case or keep the functionality in stream.).
I see it as redundant and also, if you just use it for content you have read already that has new posts, it's a nice marker to let you know you have read this topic before and it has new posts. and the dot takes you there. To the eye you could see what you have read and where to catch up. The way it is now everything new has a dot. Removing from new adds an easier way to catch up on content we were reading, and isn't that the point of it?
I can see that. It could just enhance browsing by only being there for what we've read and has new posts. Dot = we've read already and by clicking we go to what we haven't read. Being on new posts takes away that benefit.
Just a thought.
I always considered the 'dot' meaning 'avast, new stuff inside!' and removing it from new-to-me topics wouldn't make much sense for the similarity-minded. Also that would be problematic for people with accessibility font overrides that would remove the 'unread' bolding.
In an ideal situation I guess I'd say, a new shape or color for brand new, and then the first unread dot for going to where you left off. But then again, it's fine as is also, so not a huge deal.
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