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Christian J
post Jan 15 2012, 08:35 AM
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My View New Posts page seems broken. Does this happen to others too?

I get one of the following:

* Read messages are listed with Read icons, and unread ones with Unread icons. I guess this is the correct behavior.

* Read messages are listed with Unread icons. This seems buggy.

* I get the error "Threre[sic] are no posts matching that criteria." Don't know what this means. Possibly it happens more often around midnight.

I now tried deleting my cookies and logged in again. This changed the View New Posts page from the second to the third alternative.


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post Jan 15 2012, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE(Christian J @ Jan 15 2012, 02:35 PM) *

* Read messages are listed with Read icons, and unread ones with Unread icons. I guess this is the correct behavior.


I'd guess. biggrin.gif

I haven't noticed anything awry, but then I don't notice much. sleep.gif


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post Jan 15 2012, 10:40 AM
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You are right! There were two threads marked with the NEW icon now and I had read all posts already. One thread of three (this one) was OK, possibly because i just visited it before I looked for new posts.

It's a little odd that threads don't go away once you've read them, they still come up in that search. I guess that's how the board works, does cleanup once an hour or something, but that's not how it usually is.


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post Aug 20 2014, 02:19 PM
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Let's BUMP this thread. tongue.gif

Seems the forum is confused by my "last visit" time as well. For example, just a couple of minutes ago the forum main page said something like

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Your current time: Aug 20 2014, 09:04 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 20 2014, 10:30 AM

--but I have visited the forum several times after 10 AM today. Then I reloaded the forum main page, and now it suddenly says

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Your current time: Aug 20 2014, 09:06 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 20 2014, 01:39 PM

--note how my "last visit" has advanced to 1:39 PM, even though I was here just a couple of minutes ago. Reloading a third time updates the current time, but my "last visit" is still stuck on 1:39 PM:

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Your current time: Aug 20 2014, 09:14 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 20 2014, 01:39 PM


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post Aug 20 2014, 03:28 PM
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I haven't put any thought to it, but I think it's worse too. I've missed your posts in the staff forum several times because the threads have been marked read on that page. That I notice, sooner or later, since we post in the same few threads, but I'm sure it happens with threads in the open forum too and then one may never notice.


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post Aug 20 2014, 05:43 PM
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Yes, when checking the sub forums directly I often find unread posts that I was never notified about by the "View New Posts" page.

Right now the forum main page says:

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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 12:43 AM
Your last visit was on: Aug 20 2014, 09:19 PM

Apparently there's some logic that defines when enough time has passed to constitute a "last visit". Wonder if this has something to do with the unread posts...


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post Aug 20 2014, 06:45 PM
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Still says "last visit" 09:19 PM:

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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 01:44 AM
Your last visit was on: Aug 20 2014, 09:19 PM


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post Aug 20 2014, 08:37 PM
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Maybe if you come frequently enough it's seen as the same visit. For me I think it's about right this time.
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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 03:31 AM
Your last visit was on: Aug 21 2014, 01:24 AM


Would be nice if one could choose 24 hour clock btw. Don't make me think... tongue.gif


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post Aug 21 2014, 04:54 AM
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Now it show shows new replies for this thread. Obviously there aren't any and I haven't been here for 9 hours. rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 21 2014, 06:54 AM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Aug 21 2014, 03:37 AM) *

Maybe if you come frequently enough it's seen as the same visit.

Yes, but what's the time limit in that case? It still showed 09:19 for me, over 16 hours later:

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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 01:18 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 20 2014, 09:19 PM

...but now it's suddenly

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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 01:52 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 21 2014, 01:45 AM

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BTW, in the IPS Community I read that you can choose between "posts since my last visit" or "posts I have not yet read" in the user control panel, but maybe that's a feature of newer board versions since I can't find the setting here.


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post Aug 21 2014, 01:37 PM
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Now it just lags three hours or so:

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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 06:39 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 21 2014, 03:32 PM
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Your current time: Aug 21 2014, 08:34 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 21 2014, 05:35 PM

I can't see any pattern here. huh.gif


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post Aug 21 2014, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE(Christian J @ Aug 21 2014, 01:54 PM) *

BTW, in the IPS Community I read that you can choose between "posts since my last visit" or "posts I have not yet read" in the user control panel, but maybe that's a feature of newer board versions since I can't find the setting here.


Took a quick look but didn't see it under Boards Settings and I don't know where else it could be.


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post Aug 22 2014, 08:15 AM
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Today time seems to go backwards:

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Your current time: Aug 22 2014, 11:16 AM
Your last visit was on: Aug 22 2014, 12:24 AM

...and a little later:

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Your current time: Aug 22 2014, 03:08 PM
Your last visit was on: Aug 22 2014, 11:16 AM

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QUOTE(pandy @ Aug 21 2014, 11:46 PM) *

Took a quick look but didn't see it under Boards Settings and I don't know where else it could be.

Maybe it's part of a newer forum version or a mod.


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post Aug 27 2014, 05:35 AM
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The big mystery to me is why this thread has nearly 4000 views when only 2 people are interested in it?!


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post Aug 27 2014, 08:21 AM
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The big mystery to me is why this thread has nearly 4000 views when only 2 people are interested in it?!
Some of us like to read every thread, even if we can't (or don't want to) contribute to the discussion.


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post Aug 28 2014, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Aug 27 2014, 09:21 AM) *

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The big mystery to me is why this thread has nearly 4000 views when only 2 people are interested in it?!
Some of us like to read every thread, even if we can't (or don't want to) contribute to the discussion.


Well that clears that up. Now, about the other 3,999? rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 28 2014, 07:31 AM
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Bots maybe? Also each new post may cause people to view the thread again, so in reality it's perhaps just 266 viewers (4000 views divided by 15 posts).


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post Aug 28 2014, 12:49 PM
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Well jimlongo, you've visited the thread several times even if you aren't interested. tongue.gif


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