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The unread notifications page now has a "Mark all read" button

There are a few updates coming in today, and I'm going to make separate posts for each of them. This is the first one, added by James Southern (I don't know if he wants his Tildes account named) as an open-source contribution:

Your unread notifications page now has a "Mark all read" button at the top, just to the right of the title. Clicking it will mark all notifications on the page as read so that you don't need to do them each individually.

It works in a way that makes sure that it only marks ones that are on the page, and won't affect any new ones that came in after the page was loaded. If you have the "Automatically mark all notifications read when you view the Unread Notifications page" setting enabled, it won't show up (because you don't need it).

Please post with any feedback or issues you notice with it. Thanks, James!

4 comments

  1. [4]
    39hp Link
    Just curious, how much of this process is like reinventing the wheel and how much of it is new for you?

    Just curious, how much of this process is like reinventing the wheel and how much of it is new for you?

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      Deimos Link Parent
      I'm not sure what you mean, which process? Reviewing/including code that other people write?

      I'm not sure what you mean, which process? Reviewing/including code that other people write?

      2 votes
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        Amarok Link Parent
        I think he means building things on tildes that exist on reddit in general - reinventing the wheel. I have to imagine it's even better - being able to make sure things are done well here for a...

        I think he means building things on tildes that exist on reddit in general - reinventing the wheel.

        I have to imagine it's even better - being able to make sure things are done well here for a change has to be a good feeling.

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        1. Deimos Link Parent
          I mean, it's kind of the unfortunate reality of programming, but I think almost all of it is basically reinventing wheels. I believe that's why so many people lean towards using new, "interesting"...

          I mean, it's kind of the unfortunate reality of programming, but I think almost all of it is basically reinventing wheels. I believe that's why so many people lean towards using new, "interesting" tech/languages/etc. all the timeā€”it hides the fact that you're reinventing a wheel behind the challenge of figuring out the new tech.

          It is nice in some ways to rebuild a lot of this stuff from scratch though, and I hope we can try to keep it done pretty cleanly so that Tildes can be a relatively easy project for people to try tinkering with and contributing to.

          17 votes