Unread/New Posts

Posted by: Aya

Unread/New Posts - 07/08/06 05:45 PM

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???
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/09/06 03:11 PM

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.

Jannette
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/10/06 03:21 AM

I've been going by the presence/absence of the grey bar over posts/forums that contain unread messages. This still seems to work.
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/10/06 02:38 PM

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.

Jannette
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/10/06 03:51 PM

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.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/10/06 06:40 PM

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".
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/11/06 02:39 AM

Fascinating. I'll try that and see if that makes a difference. Thanks Julie.

Jannette
Posted by: crackers

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/11/06 04:35 PM

that's not working for me...i'm getting more unread posts than ever, but not in every forum. it's really weird.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/11/06 05:08 PM

Yeah - it has been failing to work for me since the new forum, too.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Unread/New Posts - 07/11/06 05:09 PM

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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.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/01/06 04:08 AM

This bug - the one that doesn't correctly update or remember the number of unread posts indicator - is easily the most annoying of any of the bugs here, on rc.com, supertaco, or anywhere else for that matter!!!!

It needs to be a priority fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/01/06 04:45 PM

I don't think it's a bug, to enable reloading pages when you hit the "back" button requires dynamic web pages and setting the no-cache setting in the headers. Don't think UBB can do it.

I like the static back/forward navigation, when I click back, I want to see exactly where I came from, unchanged. If I want to update the count I'll click reload or go to the main index.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/01/06 04:54 PM

No, it's a real bug. I've never used the back button here since I figured it out on the old site; but ever since the software change, the unread-post counts have never been right.

And Marc's right - it's way annoying.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/01/06 05:17 PM

Quote:

I don't think it's a bug, to enable reloading pages when you hit the "back" button requires dynamic web pages and setting the no-cache setting in the headers. Don't think UBB can do it.



Like Julie, once I discovered a few years ago that the back button doesn't update the unread counter, I've exclusively used the navigation links. The new changes definitely broke that code.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/01/06 05:32 PM

OK, guess I'm just not seeing the problem.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/11/06 10:39 PM

It's fixed ?!?!?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/13/06 03:45 PM

Quote:

It's fixed ?!?!?



Not that I've noticed. This is the 5th time your post is showing as being unread.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/16/06 05:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

It's fixed ?!?!?



Not that I've noticed. This is the 5th time your post is showing as being unread.




hehehe... this one will not stop showing up as unread... all the other posts seem to be working (right now) but this one won't go change...

funny
Posted by: webmaster

Re: Unread/New Posts - 08/23/06 05:59 PM

One thing you might want to try is resetting your cookie. You can do this on the "myHome" screen. There's now a "maintenance" section that appears beneath the "Display Preferences..." section. Let me know if this helps.

The new (major) revision of this software (UBBThreads) is currently in Beta 3 testing and should be ready by September. I believe that the new version will address this, and countless other issues with the software.

-em