There are unread topics I don't want to read!
Problem: There are unread topics that I don't want to read.
Solution: Use the Dismiss Unread button on the unread tab, as pictured.
Clicking this button will clear all remaining unread topics. Read what you want, then use this button to clear the ones you don't wish to read.
Would it be possible to have this button when a category is selected (which would only mark topics from this category as read, of course)?
Yes, I agree -- but that's feature work which we said we would pause while we focus on bugs next week.
I genuinely like and am impressed by the speed at which you guys churn out fixes, but often enough it would be enough to have an assurance that a feature or fix is in the works or even is on the roadmap.
but often enough it would be enough to have an assurance that a feature or fix is in the works or even is on the roadmap
I can assure you this feature (mark category read) is on the roadmap
How about just doing it for individual threads? Just add a button next to each row, or even have an user click the number.
Categories don't really matter that much here, since every thread is equally likely to turn into General Discussion (or, since the migration, Meta/Discourse Abuse)
Good idea! Imma put a like on this one!