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"Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« on: Dec 14, 2007, 19:16:51 »
My "Show unread posts since last visit" button is not working.

When I press it I get that there are no new messages and yet when I check the forum I see lots of new messages that were posted since my last visit. This happened in work and again now I am at home.

Anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #1 on: Dec 15, 2007, 14:50:25 »
Only happened to me once, now it's OK.

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2007, 10:07:34 »
THis is still happening to me. I can clearly see new posts posted today and yet the "Show unread posts since last visit" produces no results.
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #3 on: Dec 24, 2007, 12:17:30 »
I've got no idea what's causing this, I'll have to do some research. I notice that sometimes the "new" icon is missing from new posts. Might be related.

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #4 on: Dec 24, 2007, 12:40:54 »
Just curious, what browsers are being used ?
I am using IE7 and amongst other things, I have noticed no "new" buttons, occasional display not as "frames".
I have only just found the "unread" button, so can't comment.

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2007, 18:25:59 »
I get the same thing on IE7, Firefox and Safari.
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #6 on: Dec 25, 2007, 12:19:01 »
Shame............
That means we can't blame Bill G   :twisted:
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #7 on: Dec 25, 2007, 17:18:56 »
Shame............
That means we can't blame Bill G   :twisted:

why would that be then????

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #8 on: Jan 02, 2008, 15:22:06 »
Still getting this also. Ian's posts on the "Uhoh" thread were not coming up when I pressed the button, but could be manually seen in the list.
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #9 on: Jan 03, 2008, 11:16:32 »
Mike,

does the new post notification emails work for you?

Be aware, straws are being clutched at, at this point...

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #10 on: Jan 03, 2008, 11:24:22 »
Never tried it as I didn't want to be spammed. Have just set it up (irritating as you have to do it 10 times, you can't do it for the entire forum that I can see). Will see how that goes. However, it's not what I want as I access the forum from work and home so emails will only go to one location. The "View unread posts" button always used to work fine until fairly recently.
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #11 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:33:20 »
I just want to try and establish whether it's something the bbs system isn't doing properly internally (email notifications don't go out properly) or whether it's a cookie problem (tracking what posts you read and what's new). Do you get the same behaviour at home and at work?

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #12 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:39:46 »
Show unread posts buttons works OK for me..... John

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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #13 on: Jan 03, 2008, 13:44:15 »
Yes I get the same behaviour at work (IE6) and at home (Firefox and Safari)
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Re: "Show unread posts since last visit" not working
« Reply #14 on: Jan 04, 2008, 17:08:25 »
I Looked at about half the "show new messages" today and it worked OK.
I've just gone back in to view the ones I did not have time to look at before and the whole lot has gone.
I DIDN'T accidentally click on "mark all messages as read" either.

So "you are not alone Mike".

Very annoying.

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