Mark as new and hide old tweets

Asked by DeadVirus

Is there any way to (or are there any plans to) make Polly show a visual cue to what tweets are new? For example, when it shows 3 new tweets in the Ubuntu Messaging Menu and I restore Polly window it could show some kind of mark on those 3 tweets.

Another thing, is there any way to, when launching Polly, load all tweets that are new since the last time it was closed? For example, I used Polly today ate 10am and then close it. At 3pm I turn my computer back on and launch Polly. It should load all tweets that where created after 10am.

By the way, thanks for this great bird :D

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Best Conscious User (conscioususer) said :

I plan to let the user set colors for recent items and mentions.

Your second request is more risky because users tend to follow a lot of people. Downloading hours of tweets can waste a lot of requests and potentially make the user be rate-limited by Twitter faster.

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DeadVirus (amfcosta13) said :

Nice to know that it is planed :D

Regarding the second request, one alternative is to load only the latest tweets (like it does now), but marking tweets that happened after the last Polly session as new, and the others as read. Example: At 2pm I read tweet 'Foo', and shut down my computer. At 5pm I turn my computer, and launch Polly and it loads the latest tweets (the same way it does now) and marks them as new. If I keep loading previous tweets (with the '+' button) the loaded tweets are marked as new until I reach the 'Foo' tweet. 'Foo' and older tweets won't be marked as new, since they where read in the last session.
This way I can easily read all tweets that where posted after the last time I used Polly, and should not waste requests that fast since the user has to manually load them.

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Conscious User (conscioususer) said :

Interesting idea, I might try it.

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DeadVirus (amfcosta13) said :

Glad to hear that :D


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DeadVirus (amfcosta13) said :

Thanks Conscious User, that solved my question.

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Manuel j. Pol (manuel-pol-gmail) said :

Set colours for recent item and mentions would be awesome.