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Old May 3rd 2009, 12:47 PM
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Default Change in New Posts methodology

The way this board registers when you were last visiting and which threads you have read has been changed.

It used to be cookie based. This meant that after a visit all threads that had new posts in them were marked as read as soon as you became inactive again regardless of whether you had actually visited them.

Now it's registered individually per thread. This means that if you come back after some inactivity the threads that were new at the time of your last visit will still be considered new if you hadn't actually visited them.

This change will cause all threads to be marked as new initially because there is no history of individual markings.

Please provide some feedback on this change
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Old May 3rd 2009, 01:07 PM
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Definitely approve. Was a pleasant surprise.
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Old May 4th 2009, 10:46 AM
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I like it. Definitely a better way to do it, IMO.
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Old May 4th 2009, 10:49 AM
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Yes I agree. That "new posts" feature is now actually useful to me. Previously I never bothered with it as it just showed me a list of my own posts!
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Old May 6th 2009, 11:57 AM
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I don't have the time to drill down in each forum to read posts from 10-08 that I missed (tried it), so I'll have to live with the new post flags dominating my screen.
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Old May 6th 2009, 12:02 PM
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I don't have the time to drill down in each forum to read posts from 10-08 that I missed (tried it), so I'll have to live with the new post flags dominating my screen.
Once you've read the threads with actual new posts, click on Quick Links and choose 'Mark Forums Read'.
All threads will then be considered as read and New Posts will show nothing.
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Old May 6th 2009, 12:15 PM
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Once you've read the threads with actual new posts, click on Quick Links and choose 'Mark Forums Read'.
All threads will then be considered as read and New Posts will show nothing.
Ah, I love quick, efficient solutions. Thank you sir.
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Old May 11th 2009, 08:26 PM
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The thing I like best about it is the option to see the posts of the last 24 hours once the New Posts are exhausted. Nice memory aide for the "Alzheimer" sufferers such as yours truly.

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The thing I like best about it is the option to see the posts of the last 24 hours once the New Posts are exhausted. Nice memory aide for the "Alzheimer" sufferers such as yours truly.

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Old May 12th 2009, 10:18 AM
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