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04-22-2004, 10:02 PM
I thought at one stage if I was reading from the new posts section ,and I only read half before logging off, that the next time I logged on the remaining unread posts would still be there with the new ones for me to see.
Was I imagining this as it was great. How can I achieve the same results now.
04-23-2004, 11:52 AM
Yeah, I'm having a similar problem but the forum may have always worked this way and I'm just now experiencing it.
I logged on and found the unread icons showing for several forms. I had to almost immediately leave the internet to run a short errand. I wasn't gone long so not much time had passed and when I came back I found that the icons now showed that there weren't any forums I hadn't read! Can't be.
I now have to look at when there were messages posted in each forum to find out which ones to read. More than a little tedious.
04-23-2004, 12:08 PM
Happens to me too.
04-23-2004, 06:21 PM
When I go on the computer and want to check out the forum the first thing I do after logging in - which happens automatically when I click on the link in my favorites - and I click on the new posts icon near the top of the page. This brings up all new posts since the last time I logged in. If I reply to a post as I am doing now I simply back click till I get back to the new posts page where I started. After I have read all of the posts then I go check other sites and do my internet errands. Then later when I log back in I click the new posts icon again and see whats new....
04-23-2004, 10:53 PM
Okay, now try leaving before you have read them all and see what happens! Make note of one or two that you haven't read and see if they still show up as not being read and/or in the new posts list.
04-24-2004, 05:13 AM
Dean my point is I don't leave till I have gone through all of them first. To be honest there is a lot of threads that don't interest me so I skip over a lot of them. So I just quickly browse whats new and then go to the threads I want to read and read them and or reply to some of it, and then if I want to check other sites or email, I do that later.
04-24-2004, 09:58 AM
Ron, my point is that sometimes I don't have time to read all of the new posts at one setting. I have to squeeze the reading in when I can. It is funny that since I retired I have less time to do these things than when I was working!
Just wanted to add that unlike you, I do visit every forum and read all the threads that contain unread posts. You would be surprised what will turn up in a a totally unrelated thread or forum. Actually no one should be surprised since we are not very good at staying on topic at times. In other cases while staying on topic, something unrelated is introduced. Sometimes the 'New Posts' reflect exactly what is taking place in thread and sometimes they don't.
Reading the 'New Posts' is the efficient way but browsing the forums for new/unread messages is more thorough. To be really efficient, why don't you just subscribe to the threads you are interested in? That way you would just have to check in when you got email notification.
05-07-2004, 09:52 AM
The new posts show up properly when I first start, but while I am reading them (especially if I take a long time doing so) they go away, as if they have been all read. I have to then go by the last posted dates to find the new posts. This didn't used to happen. Something is not working properly. Something is "timing out" the new posts.
[update] I find now that if I get off the computer and then back on the "new" posts show up, even the ones that I have read!
[update 2] If I log off and then log back on, it is fresh and posts that I have read no longer show up as new.
Question: Are we supposed to log on each time we visit the forum and log off each time we leave?
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