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NCC-1701

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Posted: 03/08/18 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but the little Icons to the left of a thread that are supposed to show if I've read the thread or if there are any new posts in the thread, don't seem to be correct most of the time. I can just read an entire thread, or any new items in one, and when I come back out, the icon indicates I haven't read it. On the other hand, threads I've never read have an icon indicating I've read it all.

Anyone else experience this? I'm on numerous other forums and have never had this issue before. Wondering if I'm doing something wrong that is "misleading" how the program interprets my activity and shows the icon.


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Posted: 03/08/18 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you clear or block all cookies, that function wont work.
OTOH, that function doesn't seem to work very good for me either. It's really hit and miss.


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Posted: 03/09/18 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There seems to be a time element to it. I can read threads and even reload the main page and it still shows unread. Other times if I reload the page without ever reading anything it marks most of them read.

The same thing happens with the “first unread post.” It keeps taking me back several posts before the ones I’ve read. Eventually it catches up.

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Posted: 03/09/18 02:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, thanks for the replies....sounds like I'm not alone as those are EXACTLY the same things I'm seeing.


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Posted: 03/10/18 05:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The forum software has never marked posts (or topics) as read.

The forum uses New posts [image] and No new posts icons [image] to indicate whether or not a new post as been made since your last visit. (More about "last visit" below.)

In March 2005, the forum software added two links labeled Mark topics in all forums as read. (One is on the Open Roads Forum index page and one is on you My Forums page.) Neither of them actually does that. Clicking on either of those links changes all of the New posts icons to No new posts icons.

"Last visited" really is looking at forum inactivity. The length of inactivity is a preference setting. (Reset last visit option in the General Preferences section.)

Example: I log in and see a lot of New posts icons, but I'm distracted and have to leave my computer for a period of time. If my Reset last visit option is set for 30 minutes and I'm gone longer than that, most, if not all, of the New posts icons will have changed to No new posts, as soon as I refresh the page of move to another page. Yet, I haven't read any of them.

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Posted: 03/11/18 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom, thanks for that explanation. Now what I see makes sense...at least why it is what it is. I guess since every other forum I've ever been on tracks what individual posts have been read, I just made an assumption I should not have.

I would say that I find the "read" or "unread" method of tracking a lot more useful.


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