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Thread: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

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    Default Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Maybe its just be, but its annoying when I'm listing the forums and where I've posted (or even the topic that I just posted in) is still marked unread. I can't judge what is new or not.

    Maybe this is an old version of vBulletin or my skin? Maybe images or the front page aren't being sent with cache-control off?


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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Second that.

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Yea, I just joined and I am already finding that a little annoying.

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Hmm.. Thanks for reporting this guys. I know this has been an issue in the past. The forum software is 100% up to date so I have no idea what's going on?!

    What browser do you all use?

    I will have to take it up with the guys over at vBulletin. Please bare with me
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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Can you guys please attach a screen shot if possible?

    Are you talking about this icon:

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Yes that shows up even when I've read the threads I will try to pay attention as to when it happens as when it's gone it's gone but I don't know exactly what causes it.

    I think that it only shows up as having been read once I've read all the threads with news posts AND entered the sub-forum itself(e.g. Whats Wrong With My Code?, The Cafe etc)
    Last edited by Faz; June 11th, 2010 at 05:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Yes, that icon. I use Windows XP with Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    I think that icon shows even if there is 1 unread thread in the entire forum?! Its based on session timeouts at the moment.

    I have been in contact with vBulletin and changed the settings to a different method. It should be a lot more accurate now.

    Can you all please log out, close the forum, then come back and login again.

    Let me know if you see a change.
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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    See also Read and unread forums

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    Can you please log out, close the browser and log back in. Has this made any difference?!
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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post
    Can you please log out, close the browser and log back in. Has this made any difference?!
    Done, done and done. No difference unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Here is the options I can set in the admin panel:

    This option controls how threads and forums are marked as read.

    1. Inactivity/Cookie Based - once a user has been inactive for a certain amount of time (the value of the session timeout option) all threads and forums are considered read. Individual threads are marked as read within a session via cookies.

    This option is how all versions of vBulletin before 3.5 functioned.

    2. Database (no automatic forum marking) - this option uses the database to store thread and forum read times. This allows accurate read markers to be kept indefinitely. However, in order for a forum to be marked read when all threads are read, the user must view the list of threads for that forum.

    This option is more space and processor intensive than inactivity-based marking.

    3. Database (automatic forum marking) - this option is the same as a previous option, but forums are automatically marked as read when the last new thread is read.

    This is the most usable option for end users, but most processor intensive.


    We used to have option 1 selected. Then I changed it to option 2.

    I have now changed it to option 3 to see if this works any better.

    What do you think?

    As far as im aware, currently the forums marked as read icon will never display if there are unread threads anywhere in the forum.
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    Interesting, lets see how this works then

    Edit: My first impression is that its a lot better, can anyone else confirm?

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    Last edited by Json; June 17th, 2010 at 09:56 AM.

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    Default Re: Forum list improperly marks whats unread

    Quote Originally Posted by Json View Post
    My first impression is that its a lot better, can anyone else confirm?

    // Json
    Confirmed.

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    Threads are now marked properly for me and the icons change accordingly

    Happiness!

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