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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2010
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    I don't think there's been a recent question like this (well, outside of Warren's One App to Rule Them All post), but pull the lever if this is redundant. I'm also prefacing this by saying this isn't one of those "Hey everyone, post your Twitter account!" threads.

    First, some background:

    I follow a fair amount of people on Twitter (around 200) and for a while, I used TweetDeck to keep them grouped nicely, so I could see what was going on in a particular bit of internet consciousness. Writers, Whitechaplers, comics folk, musicians, etc. It used to be that when you clicked off the "Mark as Read" button, that would take effect across all your groups, so you could clear your ungrouped column--the default is something like "My Friends" in TweetDeck--of things you've already read in another column/group, thus simplifying and prioritizing your Twitter feed. When TweetDeck switched to using Twitter Lists, that functionality broke. Twitter is now a murky mess of information that takes significantly more time than it used to for me.

    My question, Whitechapel, is "Is there a Twitter app that replicates that functionality?" Otherwise I might as well just use the web interface, which is clunky for two-way communication. Or, I suppose, I could just pare down the number of people I follow, but that's just silly.

    Furthermore, if there is a way to do this in TweetDeck, what the hell is it?
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      CommentAuthorkelvin
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2010
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    You could make public or private lists, then use the make as read function in the same way.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2010
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    Except it doesn't clear read items from the main feed, this is my point. While I have a lot of nicely organized groups, I still have a lot of ungrouped people, and having stuff in the main feed that I've already read is annoying.
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      CommentAuthorVaehling
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2010
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    You could group everybody who's not in a group yet into one private group and use it instead of the main feed column.
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      CommentAuthorkelvin
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2010
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    That is the neat solution, and you are probably being overly picky wanting something else. Sorry.
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    Can't you just install an earlier version, or is there something I'm missing?
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2010
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    @kelvin - I'm being overly picky for wanting a program to work the way it used to? Sorry, you're right, I'll just stop requesting that developers quit breaking their own programs. *rolls eyes*

    @SilentObjector - I can't seem to find a spot on TweetDeck's website where I can download older versions, and they're extremely pushy about auto-updating. To the point that I think they intentionally broke several previous versions, by breaking their API implementation or something, so people had to update.

    @Vaehling - That's a pretty good approximation, and it's sort of something their users have been asking about for quite a while (a dedicated "ungrouped" column). But it's still not the same function, and it seems like a bunch of extra work for the end user to approximate something the program used to do automatically.

    I'll probably just have to keep looking, but as it is I think I'll end up being disappointed. Sigh.
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      CommentAuthorkelvin
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2010
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    Wow. I didn't realise you were entitled to be an arse to someone being helpful. Do your best not to talk to me again, thanks.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2010
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    Except you're not being helpful. Hence the sarcasm.

    To clarify: "You're being too picky" is not an answer to a legitimate software issue, let alone a helpful one.

    Anyway, this is clearly not a problem for anyone else (or that anyone seems to be able to elegantly solve), so if someone could push the Big Red Button on this when they get a chance (or maybe we can all just let it die before that happens), that would be great.
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    Shut up, the pair of you.