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Viewing Unread Posts

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:06 am
by Makinamess
When I log on here, I can tell which threads have had new posts - for instance in this skin (soft blue), I get an open book. However, if I log off before I've read all the new posts and then log back on again, I don't see the unread posts as being open books - it appears that I have read them, when I've not !

What am I doing wrong ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:20 am
by Rusty
You aren`t doing anything wrong as far as I can tell because the same happened to me with that skin and also the skin I`m using now which is crimson but when it happens with the crimson skin,I just check each forum and any I didn`t read before logging off,are in a lighter red colour.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:05 pm
by Yogi
While that is an irritating feature of our boards, it is unfortunately normal. The unread posts are tracked for each session a user logs in. If you close the session before you read all the posts, then the next time you look at the forums you will see only those unread posts since your most recent visit. The older ones will not be tracked.

As far as I know that quirk is not related to any particular style. It is built into the basic forum software.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:11 pm
by Makinamess
Thanks Rusty and Yogi - I thought I was cracking up (errrr, even more than normal :lol: ). I was just trying a different skin (Cobalt Blue) in case it made a difference but nope. Not to worry, I will just have to *make time* to read every single post each time I log on - that's an excellent excuse for spending even more time on the 'puter than ever :biggrin:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:32 pm
by Bedford
And why I am careful as to when I start reading BF. I wait for a time which I have time for 40 posts, and then wait for my normal Firefox crash, and then go to BF. :teach:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:19 pm
by legend
sometimes i get logged out.
when i return the main page doesnt show new posts.