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"Unread" Postings
« on: Friday 04 January 13 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
    I don't know quite where to put this etc. . . . :-\

The Unread postings do not seem to be working as anticipated (as before the update). Presently it is showing me five pages back to 18.30 yesterday even though I have been on twice this, morning and perused some of the lists.

a. Is there a change in approach or policy?
or
b. is this an issue that is in hand?

Hope this does not come as a surprise to anyone. ;)

Alan
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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 January 13 15:00 GMT (UK) »

As a newcomer still trying to find his feet, I wouldn't like to read an 'unread' post, and next day when i may find I can contribute some help only to find the post is no longer there, and as a newcomer, not knowing quite yet where to track it down to supply my 'pearl of wisdom!   Cheers,   Tony. ::)
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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 January 13 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alan,

No surprise :)

Usually it will show just those new entries since your last logout. But even on the old forum I often had more entries in the "Unread replies" list than that..

Till now I've not managed to work out how and when this count is changed.
Sometimes it works exactly, sometimes it "adds a few more, for luck !"

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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 January 13 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Seems to depend on if you have actively  logged out .

Can also get confused if you visit the site on different devices.
(PC, laptop, tablet, phone) ...
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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 January 13 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your replies. I have now tried logging out completely and on logging back in it made not the slightest difference - 5 pages (250 or so unread) and the earliest was 16.32 yesterday = one of yours Bob.

The behaviour is unfathomable considering that on the old system I was cut off suddenly one day and when Firefox reconnected itself there were only four replies "unread since my last visit".

If Bob doesn't understand it then what hope for the rest of us who are not IT pro's. I still think something is wrong.

Alan
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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 January 13 16:09 GMT (UK) »
I have had this problem since the changeover too-this morning it was up to 37 pages and  this afternoon it has reverted to 2 (which is correct from my last log in) :)

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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 January 13 17:26 GMT (UK) »
That puts mine in the shade. ::) Mine too is back to two pages (a minute ago). It almost looks like someone is doing this by hand !!

Alan
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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #7 on: Friday 04 January 13 17:47 GMT (UK) »
Mines up to 19 again.......managed the other day to get it from 16 to 1 but its creeping up again,
I am just going through first 5 pages after that I am afraid my eyes start to complain!!

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Re: "Unread" Postings
« Reply #8 on: Friday 04 January 13 21:39 GMT (UK) »
That's a relief. I was wondering what I was doing wrong and have been searching the help pages. I am up to twenty something pages, claytonbadley
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