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New posts don't stay new

Discussion in 'Website Support & Feedback' started by Marni, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    At the risk of getting a reputation as a whiner, here I go again. I just clicked on "New Posts" and there were about 8 items in bold. I clicked and viewed one, when I came back, there were only 3 New Posts. When I went to Orchid Species, only one was bold. I know that there are atleast three that I have NEVER viewed and a bunch more that have been updated since I looked at them.

    I recall that some time back, the ones I hadn't looked at since they were added to were in bold. That would certainly be useful. I don't want to let things slip by without looking, but I know that I am.

    Is anyone else experiencing this.
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    The "new posts" feature function is based on the last time you were recorded to have visited OI. I'm not sure what the interval of refresh is, though. If you go to the "new posts" link, the forum will find all posts that have been updated since the last time you were recorded as having been online. So, let's say for example you were online at 1503. You leave and return to your computer at 1508. If you click the "new posts" link, it will search for threads that have posts made after 1503. It's not meant to tell you which threads you have visited or not, just the threads that are new since your last visit. I think you are still using Firefox, and if you are, I'm pretty sure there is a way to open links in new tabs. Whenever I go to the "new posts", I always open the threads in new tabs in IE. This keeps the "new posts" page as it was when I first opened it.

    I hope that helps. I'm not necessarily very adept at describing things, so if you need more information, please let me know.
     
  3. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't really understand what constitutes a "last visit", but that link will work for what I need. Thanks.
     
  5. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    last visit is determined by the cookie that is set on your machine by the site. When that cookie is updated I am not sure.