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Offline afm038

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Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« on: 22:02:13, 27 April, 2015 »
Not sure if other people are experiencing this - up until last week to catch up on posts I used to just select  "view new posts since my last login" in the panel below the menu bar but it has now for me disappeared and I'm left with just my message details, Show all unread posts and Show new replies to your posts ?



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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #1 on: 22:22:59, 27 April, 2015 »
same here

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #2 on: 22:33:08, 27 April, 2015 »
Andy's

We are having a few problems with the function of the "show unread posts since last visit", principally that it sometime didn't do just that i.e. it didn't always list all unread posts since the last visit. More curious still it would show different posts as unread on different machines for the same login. The easiest "fix" was to substitute the "show all unread" function as that does not rely on cookies. As this shows them sorted by date with newest posts first, its a minor inconvenience whilst we try to determine exactly whats going on.

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #3 on: 22:58:35, 27 April, 2015 »
thanks for the explanation Chris

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #4 on: 23:18:01, 27 April, 2015 »
It was becoming very frustrating for a lot of us mods/admins as we were missing updated threads.... & the worry was that a missed post might mean the author thought they were being ignored....

As Chris says, especially when multiple machines were being used to access the same forum account.

Thanks for the understanding....

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #5 on: 23:21:27, 27 April, 2015 »
Thanks Chris,

Interestingly I never found any issue with the show new posts however if there were some not listed then I wouldn't have known about them.......

If I logged out and then logged back in later on the same or a different computer the show new posts would only show posts that arrived after I had originally logged out which is exactly what I expected it to do.

The downside of the "show all unread" is remembering when you last logged off as I do not read all the posts on the forum.

Here's hoping that you manage to get this most useful feature back up and running.

ATB,
Andy

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #6 on: 23:29:52, 27 April, 2015 »
Andy,

The "show unread" has nothing to do with when you logged off....  it just shows all  unread, period....

As so long as you get up-to-date with posts, it actually becomes quite easy... well.. for me anyhoo :laugh:

Phil

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Sorry.. I read your post properly a 2nd time.... I agree with your downside.... which is why it caused some confusion with some of us

at least it is in date/time order with the most recent at the top.
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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #7 on: 07:35:57, 28 April, 2015 »
... if there were some not listed then I wouldn't have known about them.......

Andy

Thats the issue in a nutshell. Most of relied on the "Show unread since last visit" without realising that some posts were just disappearing from this listing.

Chris

ps you can click on "Mark All as Read" at the bottom of the message listing of "Show all Unread" and it will then have a very similar functionality then to the "...last visit" one when you next login.
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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #8 on: 12:59:23, 28 April, 2015 »
for info and to explain the usefulness of the original functionality, I have 31 pages of unread posts...

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #9 on: 13:02:45, 28 April, 2015 »
Thanks guys,

Only 31 try 1586 pages for me !

The "mark all read" option seems like a good workaround, just need to remember to do it - that's however going to be a completely new challenge for me  :D

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Re: Missing page link to show new posts since last visit ??
« Reply #10 on: 17:21:43, 28 April, 2015 »
For anyone that wishes to use the 'show unread posts since last visit' while we are trying to find the problem, please bookmark the link below. Clicking this will take you to your unread posts since last visit but please bear in mind that some may be missing.

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