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mrcanoehead224 Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,5:00 pm QUOTE

I looked around the forums but I can't find a way around it.

When I read a topic, I would like to know that I've looked it over. That way, if I come back a few days later, I can quickly look for any topics that I have not reviewed yet.

I apologize if I am not making sense but I belong to a few other forums (running phpBB or IP.Board) and it is easy for me to see what I've already read.

thanks.
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    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,5:03 pm QUOTE

I should also add, I see the link at bottom to mark all as read but I don't want to do that because I can't get through 3 or pages of topics in one sitting.
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    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,10:29 pm QUOTE

Quote (mrcanoehead224 @ Mar. 23 2010,6:00 pm)
I looked around the forums but I can't find a way around it.

When I read a topic, I would like to know that I've looked it over. That way, if I come back a few days later, I can quickly look for any topics that I have not reviewed yet.

I apologize if I am not making sense but I belong to a few other forums (running phpBB or IP.Board) and it is easy for me to see what I've already read.

thanks.

I think I understand what you are missing and I miss it too. I think the only way to do that would be to use a newer/another forum software. However, with the current rate of admin interaction here that seems unlikely to happen.

I didn't read all the postings which are in the forum now. What I usually use is the 'new posts' link to look at well, 'new posts'. I think (although I am not sure about that) this means all new posts since the last time you logged in.

At the moment I am essentially logging in almost every day, so it might actually mean 'every post withing the last two days or so', I couldn't tell the difference. But yes, this old style forum software lacks some of the nice features of newer types of forums. (I am especially thinking of the devision of the input fields when I quote a message in a reply. That makes it really hard to split the quoted message.)
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    Posted: Mar. 24 2010,8:09 am QUOTE

I also use the "New Posts" link.  I figure, I don't really need to read all the old stuff going years back.  I also log in almost every day, so think I'm catching all new posts.

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    Posted: April 04 2010,10:20 am QUOTE

Maybe I don't understand, but I don't seem to have the problem you do. Topics I've read are marked "read" the next time I enter the forums. I only have to open topics that have new posts since the last time I read that topic.

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    Posted: April 04 2010,8:39 pm QUOTE

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Maybe I don't understand, but I don't seem to have the problem you do. Topics I've read are marked "read" the next time I enter the forums. I only have to open topics that have new posts since the last time I read that topic.

Maybe you are not here that often and the 'new topics' are then simply not 'new' anymore when you return.
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    Posted: April 04 2010,9:36 pm QUOTE

'New' posts are not based on the amount of time since you last logged in it is determined by a cookie setting. I have no issue and topics I have read are always marked read the next time I log in (which is almost daily)

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    Posted: April 05 2010,9:26 am QUOTE

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'New' posts are not based on the amount of time since you last logged in it is determined by a cookie setting.

If I read a topic and go back to the list of boards it is still marked and 'new posts' still contains them. I cannot logout (the button is there but it doesn't log me out), but after the cookies for the forum expires (which is after about two hours for me if I remember correctly) I can login again and 'new posts' will then not contain those threads anymore.
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    Posted: April 05 2010,11:25 am QUOTE

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I cannot logout (the button is there but it doesn't log me out), but after the cookies for the forum expires (which is after about two hours for me if I remember correctly) I can login again and 'new posts' will then not contain those threads anymore.

Just out of curiosity, are you by chance logging in via your 'MyNavicache' login and then attempting to logout from the button in the forums?

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    Posted: April 05 2010,12:14 pm QUOTE

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Just out of curiosity, are you by chance logging in via your 'MyNavicache' login and then attempting to logout from the button in the forums?

Uh, no - but the other way around. Logout via the link in the forum does work, you are right. However, logging back in still has the 'new' threads marked as 'new' even when I have read them before.
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    Posted: April 05 2010,2:13 pm QUOTE

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Quote (PC Medic @ April 05 2010,12:25 pm)
Just out of curiosity, are you by chance logging in via your 'MyNavicache' login and then attempting to logout from the button in the forums?

Uh, no - but the other way around. Logout via the link in the forum does work, you are right. However, logging back in still has the 'new' threads marked as 'new' even when I have read them before.

This is getting a bit off topic, but will make a quick post on this.

The login from the MyNavicache link in the main site logs you in to both your MyNavicache and Forum accounts. The 'Log Me Out' link in your MyNavicache page also logs you out of both (MyNavicache and Forums), but it does state (and require) that you close your browser window to complete the process (for the MyNavicache at least).

If you login from the forums you will be logged in ONLY to the forums and must also log out from there as well.

Best thing to do is always make habit of logging in from MyNavicache and logging out from the same. It makes the visit more seamless.

Any further questions on this (login and log-out) should be in new thread or email.


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    Posted: May 01 2010,9:21 am QUOTE

I never log out, but I do make it a practice to click on "Mark all topics as being read" after reading the forums and before closing the Navicache tab or window. The next time I return, only new posts (new to me, anyway) are highlighted as new.

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