Mark as read

Discussion in 'Website & Forum Suggestions' started by AV8R, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    When I post a reply to a thread, view that thread, and even click "mark all topics as read," it will still show up in the thread list for that forum that the message has a new reply (by me). I have to go back into that forum and either view the thread again or click "mark as read" again.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    You can always volunteer to pay for more expensive/useful forum software ;)
     

  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    I don't understand exactly what is happening. Your visit a topic in the forum (say there are 4 new topics "In the News") you open and reply to one of them (and wait for it to load your post back into the window) and then click out of that topic and back into the forum, that topic should show up as having been read and 3 others as not read. When you click mark all topics as read, the 3 unread should now be marked as read.

    Is this different that what you are getting? Are you doing it a different way?
     
  4. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    This is almost the best free software I have seen. I don't mean 5 finger discount free either.
     
  5. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    Let's say there are no new posts in a forum, all are marked as read. I reply to thread XYZ, it gets posted and I view it to make sure I've not made an ass out of myself (don't even think about it Budder ;) )

    After viewing the thread I go back to the forum I just replied in and my reply is the newest, MARKED AS READ. Then I go to the forum index and it shows up as being a new reply even though I just read it. (new post colored icon) I have to go in and either read it again or mark all as read in that forum.

    Realize that I cruise each forum, read and mark all as read in each forum and move on to the next. The color of the icon alerts me to new posts and my replies are triggering the colored icon even though I've viewed my reply and even marked it as read.

    I really am being picky here, but I have to go back into that forum and re-read or mark as read to make the icon go grey for that forum.

    Clear as mud? I think I am confused now. :)
     
  6. Gunstar1

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    when you said "Then I go to the forum index and it shows up as being a new reply even though I just read it." You mean what I think you mean, the main forum page with all the individual forums listed.

    I don't know... I do pretty much the same thing and have not noticed it. Let me see if I can do it in another topic.
     
  7. AV8R

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    Exactly (Bold Face)
     
  8. Gunstar1

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    Nope, it didn't do it...

    I don't know what to tell you... do you have cookies turned on? The forum keeps better track of what you have read with them turned on (even if it is just for GPDO and blocked for all others like I do)
     
  9. merlock

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    AV8R is not going nuts. I know exactly what he's talking about, and it affects me about 80% of the time.
     
  10. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I've never had such a problem. But, then again, I just use the "View unread posts" method.
     
  11. AV8R

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    While I may indeed be nuts, at least someone is as whacked out as me. :lol: I have cookies enabled and all that. I've been using IE7 lately so I'm gonna try FireFox and see if it does the same thing.
     
  12. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Stick with Firefox, it's better.
     
  13. AV8R

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    Yeah, I know better. I got comfy with IE7 and it's tabs. This reply is with FF (I added georgiapacking.org to the ALWAYS ALLOW COOKIES list, too).
     
  14. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    FF had tabs before IE.
     
  15. AV8R

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    I know... I actually used FF from the first day it debuted. Once IE7 came out, I got cozy with it and sort of forgot about FF.

    The "problem" isn't occuring right now with FF. I will go back to IE7 and make sure GPDO is added to the cookie list and see what happens.
     
  16. AV8R

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    Ok, here goes with IE7 again after adding GPDO to "Always allow cookies."
     
  17. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    Final word: Use FireFox

    The problem is fairly persistent in IE7, but never appears when using FireFox. I should know better, too. :cry: