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Thank you Kristin @Tlholz @gmershon @6yGodsGr @wadawabbit please read the reply from Kristin above and comment. My observations with the blue dot is that the black on blue font showing the number of unread replies is unreadable on mobile and difficult on desktop. Also the number counter does not update after reading the unread posts or even if you read the whole topic the number doesn’t change.

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@joe I agree with everything you wrote. I can do without the little blue dots myself.
FYI I have not checked out the desktop, only the mobile version on my iPhone.

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@Pookiemom Checking in and saw this. I think the concept of providing the dots indicating number of responses/posts since last visit is a good thing, it lets you know how behind you are on that topic. That said, they have to work consistently or they’re just decoration taking up space and don’t represent the site well. So, if the developers can’t get them to work (can’t imagine that), then pull them, better none than something that doesn’t work.

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@Pookiemom Also while I’m here, I noted on the entry page today was changed: the “Trending” block was wider than the other, actually ran off the right edge of my screen (using iPad today, but I’ve used it before and didn’t notice the same effect). It might have to do with the length of the posted title?

Also, I agree with Joe’s observation, black on a relatively dark blue doesn’t work well. That said, it’s better than white on yellow which I saw on another site recently and needs to be avoided as well.

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I think the blue dots are helpful but only if they work properly, of course. I vote keep them but they’re not necessary.

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@joe I agree that contrast matters for readability. And especially on smaller displays. Recommend a non filled circle with the outside ring of the circle as a thin black line and the number inside it in black font and NOT bolded.

Like everyone else’s comment I think having an indicator of comment made since last visiting a topic as being valuable. It’s like having a bookmark for a book and keeps track of where you last left off.

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Blue dots are working properly for me now! I appreciate the fix :slight_smile:

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