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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-32359

Forums: it is to easy to click 'mark all read' when jumping to the first unread post in a discussion

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.2
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3
    • Component/s: Forum, Usability
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      1. You need a course with two users A and B,
      2. and a forum where B has unread post tracking turned on (this may require you to enable the feature at site level as admin first).
      3. As user A, make a post in the forum, or a new discussion.
      4. As user B, go to the list of discussions.
      5. Verify that there is a small but significant gap between the number of unread posts, and the 'mark thread read' tick.
      6. Verify that if you click in the ambiguous space between the two, it activates the link to the first unread post, and does not mark the thread as read.

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      1. You need a course with two users A and B, 2. and a forum where B has unread post tracking turned on (this may require you to enable the feature at site level as admin first). 3. As user A, make a post in the forum, or a new discussion. 4. As user B, go to the list of discussions. 5. Verify that there is a small but significant gap between the number of unread posts, and the 'mark thread read' tick. 6. Verify that if you click in the ambiguous space between the two, it activates the link to the first unread post, and does not mark the thread as read.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_22_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
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      Description

      You need a forum with read-tracking turned on.

      On the front page of a forum, where it lists all the discussions, there is a column 'Unread'. In this column you get the unread message count that comprises two bits:

      1. A count of the unread messages. If you click this, you get taken to the first unread message in the thread.

      2. A tick icon. If you click this, all the messages get marked a read.

      It is too easy to click 2. when you mean to click 1. (This is my personal observation from reading the moodle.org forums.)

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                  25/Jun/12