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#22321 - 07/08/06 05:45 PM Unread/New Posts
Aya Offline
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Registered: 11/18/04
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So I guess the purple number in parentheses in the "Posts" column in the main forum view is the number of new/unread posts since your last visit. This seems to be a little buggy, with the numbers sometimes appearing randomly or when I know I've read the posts. Clicking into the forum and then clicking back out/refreshing seems to get them to show appropriately... EXCEPT... for whatever reason, I seem to cosntantly be showing 14 new posts in the Trail Running forum that aren't going away no matter how many times I read the forum???
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#22322 - 07/09/06 03:11 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: Aya]
Jannette Offline

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Registered: 10/03/00
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Loc: Gardiner, NY
There are posts I've read, and every time I go back into Gunks.com, it shows the forum as having unread messages, and I waste time going into there only to see it's all stuff I've read already. This happens often. Even if I refresh and the post shows up as read, the next time I login to gunks.com, it's marked unread again.

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#22323 - 07/10/06 03:21 AM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: Jannette]
pedestrian Offline
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I've been going by the presence/absence of the grey bar over posts/forums that contain unread messages. This still seems to work.

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#22324 - 07/10/06 02:38 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: pedestrian]
Jannette Offline

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Registered: 10/03/00
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That's exactly what doesn't always work. Can't seem to determine why it works sometimes and not others. But I have gone into forums and realized I was re-reading posts with the grey bar that I've already read.

Using Firefox 1.5.0.4 on Windows XP.

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#22325 - 07/10/06 03:51 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: Jannette]
pedestrian Offline
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Oh, yeah, I've seen that.

It only happened to me when I had the "remember me with a cookie so next time I don't have to log in" turned on.

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#22326 - 07/10/06 06:40 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: pedestrian]
Julie Offline
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Janette, do you use the "back" button to navigate out of a forum, or one of the "Index" buttons on the site? It seems to me that going "back" doesn't set the cookie to set the thread as "read", while using one of the navigation buttons within the forum/site does set the thread or post as "read".

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#22327 - 07/11/06 02:39 AM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: Julie]
Jannette Offline

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Registered: 10/03/00
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Fascinating. I'll try that and see if that makes a difference. Thanks Julie.

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#22328 - 07/11/06 04:35 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: Julie]
crackers Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Loc: pdx
that's not working for me...i'm getting more unread posts than ever, but not in every forum. it's really weird.

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#22329 - 07/11/06 05:08 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: crackers]
Julie Offline
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Yeah - it has been failing to work for me since the new forum, too.

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#22330 - 07/11/06 05:09 PM Re: Unread/New Posts [Re: Julie]
MarcC Offline
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Registered: 07/10/00
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Quote:

It seems to me that going "back" doesn't set the cookie to set the thread as "read", while using one of the navigation buttons within the forum/site does set the thread or post as "read".



This was true with the old code base prior to the recent changes. The new changes appear to have introduced one or more bugs into the cookie setting and reading routines that track unread posts for each user.
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