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#1 Jan 31 2013 at 8:20 PM Rating: Good
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When I go to a forum index, such as the Cross Site forums, it shows forums as having a new post if I was the latest post in that forum. One would think that it should show up as no new posts unless the newest post was made by someone other than the person viewing the list of forums.
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#2 Jan 31 2013 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's a speed compromise issue. if we have it check for your name and flag new posts only by that, its an extra step and an extra CPU hit. I prefer it the way it is personally.
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#3 Feb 01 2013 at 8:11 AM Rating: Good
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When you hit post and it loads the thread up for you, and you are looking at the post you just made, shouldn't that count as being "read"? I guess I don't know how it's checking for new posts since your last visit, but I would think that the refresh of the thread after submitting a post should flag it as having been seen.
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#4 Feb 05 2013 at 9:06 PM Rating: Good
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Oh wow, so it checks for new posts since the last time you clicked to the forum itself. So when it shows the most recent thread, and you click the arrow, if you don't actually visit the thread listing, it will continue to show it as having new posts in the index.

For example, I click the Cross Site link, because I visit several of the forums contained within. The OOT has a new post since my last visit and it's in a thread I was interested, so I click the arrow next to the thread title to bring me to the first unread post. I finish reading the thread and I'm all done. I close the tab. Later, when I open a new tab starting at the Cross Site index, it's still showing a new post in the OOT since my last visit, because I never clicked to the OOT thread listing; I went straight to the thread and then finished my session.

This would explain my previous issue. It wasn't that I had posted in threads, it was that I had not been going back to the specific forum, but to the Cross Site forum listing. I'm assuming that currently it just compares the timestamp of the newest post in a forum to that of the user's last load of that forum index. Opening a thread doesn't constitute "visiting the forum" apparently.
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#5 Feb 12 2013 at 3:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's because the notifiers load before anything else. Changes in those are going to be... painful, to say the least, so we're looking into various solutions. Sorry for the delay/issues.
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#6 Feb 12 2013 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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acprog wrote:
It's because the notifiers load before anything else. Changes in those are going to be... painful, to say the least, so we're looking into various solutions. Sorry for the delay/issues.
Ah, no worries. It's not something super pressing, as far as issues go. It's just one of those things that once you notice, you're unable to stop seeing it, like bad kerning in billboards. Smiley: lol
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