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Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
How do I undo the action I committed, where I "Marked All Messages Read"?
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 01:51:14 PM »
How do I undo the action I committed, where I "Marked All Messages Read"?

I don't think you can, I'm guessing that the command flags all your messages as 'read' in the database and doesn't keep track of which values are overwritten. I might be wrong, but it would surprise me if that actually saved that information.

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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 02:01:55 PM »
Echoing GiC, I'm not aware of a way to do this.
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 02:10:20 PM »
Yeah, I do that sometimes if I'm using my iPod Touch. The screen shows up with really small type.   :D
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 03:08:23 PM »
Man...there were other threads that I didn't read in my subscribed list...

In any case, I suppose that could be one suggestion for an oc.net upgrade....OR some pop-up that says, "Are you sure you want all messages read"
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 03:45:05 PM »
Man...there were other threads that I didn't read in my subscribed list...

In any case, I suppose that could be one suggestion for an oc.net upgrade....OR some pop-up that says, "Are you sure you want all messages read"

A popup would be easy, but an 'undo' option is much more difficult to implement in practice than it sounds with internet infrastructure. Even the undo option on Google docs has problems.

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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 09:17:44 PM »
this may sound ridiculous but couldn't you have clicked "back"? 

also, if you are using a MAC there is another option (both Time Warp as well as something else), but i'm assuming you're using PC? 
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 11:09:44 PM »
this may sound ridiculous but couldn't you have clicked "back"?
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 11:58:49 PM »
this may sound ridiculous but couldn't you have clicked "back"? 

also, if you are using a MAC there is another option (both Time Warp as well as something else), but i'm assuming you're using PC? 

Ya but the previous page was not my unread replies, so I lost all of that. 

Ehh...I use a Mac, but I don't know how to use it since I suspect I don't even have time warp (never even heard of it).  I hope you're not confusing it with time machine, which makes a backup for your hard drive.
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 06:30:10 PM »
this may sound ridiculous but couldn't you have clicked "back"? 

also, if you are using a MAC there is another option (both Time Warp as well as something else), but i'm assuming you're using PC? 

Ya but the previous page was not my unread replies, so I lost all of that. 

Ehh...I use a Mac, but I don't know how to use it since I suspect I don't even have time warp (never even heard of it).  I hope you're not confusing it with time machine, which makes a backup for your hard drive.

I did mean time machine.  Also, in the new operating system you can take two fingers (index, middle) and swipe to the right & that will make the screen move back & forth between the page you're on, the page you were on before, and then just go back & forth between two. 

Let me know if that is helpful in your situation whatsoever. 
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Re: Undoing the "Mark All Messages Read"
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 07:04:33 PM »
this may sound ridiculous but couldn't you have clicked "back"? 

also, if you are using a MAC there is another option (both Time Warp as well as something else), but i'm assuming you're using PC? 

Ya but the previous page was not my unread replies, so I lost all of that. 

Ehh...I use a Mac, but I don't know how to use it since I suspect I don't even have time warp (never even heard of it).  I hope you're not confusing it with time machine, which makes a backup for your hard drive.

I did mean time machine.  Also, in the new operating system you can take two fingers (index, middle) and swipe to the right & that will make the screen move back & forth between the page you're on, the page you were on before, and then just go back & forth between two. 

Let me know if that is helpful in your situation whatsoever. 
I think you mean three fingers Father.  The original page I was in was not the new replies page, but the unread posts page.  There's a lot of old threads I have yet to read in my new replies page that were not in the unread posts.  So going back won't really help. It's ok.  It was my clumsy fault.  Maybe these threads will return some day upon some thread resurrection in the long future.
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