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HowTo 0150 New stuff - what those icons mean about read or unread

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When you click on the blue ribbon at the top of the page you go to the Community index page (also called Home page, Forums page).

On the Community index page you can tell which forums have new topics, and which have not.

The little icons in front of each forum name tell you.

If there have been new topics or new replies in that forum since your last visit, the icon in front of the forum name is coloured.

If there have been no new topics and no new replies in that forum since your last visit, the icon in front of the forum name is shaded grey.

On the right hand side of the page beside each forum there are details of the last change - the name of the topic, with the name of the last person to make a change to the topic. You cannot tell by the icons here whether the change was a new topic, or a new reply to an existing topic.

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Although you cannot tell by the icons whether the change was a new topic, or a new reply to an existing topic, you can often work it out by looking at the authors (shaded yellow in the picture below). If the person listed as "Started by" on the left is different from the person making the last entry (beside the picture on the right) then the last entry was a new reply.

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When you click on a forum name you see a list of topics.

Same sort of deal here:

In front of each topic name, the icon (a dot) is there if you have not read that topic (and its new replies).

The dot is missing if you have previously read the topic and all its replies.

Sometimes you may have read all that you wish to in this forum, but some topics remain unread.

To mark as read these topics you do not wish to read, you can click on the words "Mark this forum as read" (beside the black "Start New Topic" button) and the dot will disappear from in front of all the topics in this forum.

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There is a shortcut to find new topics, and topics with new replies, that you have not read.

Clicking on the "View New Content" button will search through all the forums and give you a list of all the new topics, and topics with new replies.

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Once you have clicked on "View New Content", you can tell which are new topics, and which are older topics with new replies.

New topics have a dot.

Topics with new replies have no dot. (Only on this New content page does no dot mean new replies.)

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For more help topics, click here:

http://advancedprostatecanceraustralia.ipbhost.com/index.php?/forum/21-help-using-the-community/


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