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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): iNatForum Website
App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About):
Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Safari (Mac) 14.1.2 (146220.127.116.11.5)
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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
I try to keep track of what is “unread” in a given topic on iNatForum by glancing at the blue dots on each post, but I guess I don’t understand the dynamics of those dots. Sometimes they fade out as I read down through a set of posts, indicating I “read” the posts, but at other times the blue dots just seem to get stuck and don’t clear until/unless I leave the Forum topic (or the Forum altogether) and reload it. For the above-listed topic, blue dots would only clear after I had scrolled through all posts, closed iNatForum, and returned to the Forum and topic.
How are the blue dots supposed to function (and when)?