Topic: [Request] - Mark post as read instantly
Actually, the ironic thing is that punBB used to be my original forum software. However, I was bugged too much by the fact that after you would read or even post in a topic, it would not mark it as read.
So, even if you just posted to every thread in the forum, it all shows as unread. This bugged me so much that I tried a ton of different systems until I settled on one that got it down pat.
Now, I am wondering if there is an easy way to do this (now that I've migrated back to punBB 1.2.1)...
I would like it so that if you read a topic, click on the "New Post" link, or reply - It marks the topic as read for you...
Maybe it's just the fact that I don't understand how it works. Let me list my ponderings.
1) I think that the read/unread function in database driven.
2) It updates this only when the user has been idle for a certain amount of time. (Listed in the Admin panel)
So, couldn't a function be inserted to set it as read in the database as soon as it's read, instead of inserting it to be read after x number of seconds?