Oops! Accidentally hit "mark all read"

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jbviau
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#1: Post by jbviau »

Hey, Dan. I've accidentally hit "mark all read" more than once on my iPhone using Safari. It's not the end of the world, but I figured I'd share in case there's an easy solution (other than me being more careful). Here are a few ways I thought of to keep this sort of irreversible accident from happening:

- Add an "Are you sure?"-type confirmation before marking all unread.
- Move "mark all read" away from "back," which apparently I use often.

Is it just me? Cheers, --Josh
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Nunas
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#2: Post by Nunas »

I've done this a time or two too. When I do, I just go to Menu>Recent topics.

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HB
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#3: Post by HB »

jbviau wrote:Add an "Are you sure?"-type confirmation before marking all unread.
This was added last year as suggested in Mark page read confirmation. To enable it, select "Yes" for Confirm before mark read.
Dan Kehn

jbviau (original poster)
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#4: Post by jbviau (original poster) »

This is great! I'd missed it before. Thanks. Yes, as a workaround I could always use recent topics--in fact, that's my default view for browsing--but this way I don't have to suffer when I mistakenly click on the dreaded button.
"It's not anecdotal evidence, it's artisanal data." -Matt Yglesias