Welcome to the Java Programming Forums


The professional, friendly Java community. 21,500 members and growing!


The Java Programming Forums are a community of Java programmers from all around the World. Our members have a wide range of skills and they all have one thing in common: A passion to learn and code Java. We invite beginner Java programmers right through to Java professionals to post here and share your knowledge. Become a part of the community, help others, expand your knowledge of Java and enjoy talking with like minded people. Registration is quick and best of all free. We look forward to meeting you.


>> REGISTER NOW TO START POSTING


Members have full access to the forums. Advertisements are removed for registered users.

Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: Read and unread forums

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Read and unread forums

    Hello,

    Is anyone else having problems with the icons showing you that a forum is unread even though you have read it?

    I can mark a forum as read and then come back the next day and 5 threads which have not changes are all of a sudden marked as unread again.

    Really strange.

    // Json


  2. #2
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Hmmm... That is strange. Thanks for reporting it Json.

    It could be a setting in the forums somewhere. I'll take a look as soon as possible.

    Threads that haven't been read appear in bold. Once they are read they unbold. I find that once all threads have been read, it switches to the 'Forum Contains No New Posts' icon.

    Do your threads re-bold even after reading or is it the 'New posts' icon that appears?
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Lets say I go in to a forum with 5 unread (bold) threads. I then click the mark this forum as read and all of them go normal style.

    Later on when I come back to the forum they are all bold again even though they havent changed.

    My guess would be some sort of cookie issue and usually that would be on my side, maybe I should try another browser than Google Chrome.

    // Json

  4. #4
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Yeah that would suggest a cookie issue. It could also be something to do with the session timeout maybe?!

    I have never used Google Chrome. I use Firefox mainly & Internet Explorer. I will do some testing this end and see if it's a browser issue.
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  5. #5
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Do you think you could try another browser? It would help with the testing...
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  6. #6
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    I'm now using firefox for these forums to see if that will help.

    // Json

  7. #7
    Super Moderator helloworld922's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,896
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 619 Times in 561 Posts
    Blog Entries
    18

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    I noticed a similar problem with topics not being marked as read... This one is browser independent (or, at least occur on both chrome and firefox), and is that threads don't get marked as read if you close the tab/browser, or navigate away in any way other than the breadcrumbs links.

  8. #8
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Quote Originally Posted by helloworld922 View Post
    I noticed a similar problem with topics not being marked as read... This one is browser independent (or, at least occur on both chrome and firefox), and is that threads don't get marked as read if you close the tab/browser, or navigate away in any way other than the breadcrumbs links.
    Even if you refresh the page?
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  9. #9
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    I've just come back after a day using Firefox and I still have loads of unread stuff which I've marked as unread 15 times already

    Will do some more testing.

    // Json

  10. #10
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Json View Post
    I've just come back after a day using Firefox and I still have loads of unread stuff which I've marked as unread 15 times already

    Will do some more testing.

    // Json
    There must be a bug in the forum software. Hopefully it'll be resolved when I do the next upgrade.
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  11. #11
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    I take it you don't have these issues?

    // Json

  12. #12
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Json View Post
    I take it you don't have these issues?

    // Json
    I think I do have these issues actually but I've never really marked the forums as read. I will do some testing myself soon. Busy busy busy at work at the moment. Wish I had more time to crack on here!
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  13. #13
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    No worries.

    // Json

  14. #14
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Exclamation Re: Read and unread forums

    Hey guys,

    Are you still experiencing this problem?
    I recently upgraded the forum software so I'm hoping it's fixed the bug.
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  15. #15
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Something else which is somewhat strange I belive, right now this is my active users count.

    Currently Active Users: 900 (31 members and 869 guests)

    Is this correct? Is the sessions alright on this server we reckon?

    // Json

  16. #16
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Thumbs up Re: Read and unread forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Json View Post
    Something else which is somewhat strange I belive, right now this is my active users count.

    Currently Active Users: 900 (31 members and 869 guests)

    Is this correct? Is the sessions alright on this server we reckon?

    // Json
    This is correct. I deliberately set the session timeouts for users to 3 hours. I did this so it looks like there are as many members online as possible. When a new person comes to the site, I think it really helps convert them to members if they see the site is active.

    As for the guest count. That is also correct.. I can see in the database that all of these connections are coming from different IPs.

    We not only beat our Highest active user count this month but we also smashed our 11k unique record.
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  17. #17
    Senile Half-Wit Freaky Chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales, Bangor & England, Warwickshire
    Posts
    820
    My Mood
    Cynical
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 104 Times in 90 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post
    This is correct. I deliberately set the session timeouts for users to 3 hours. I did this so it looks like there are as many members online as possible. When a new person comes to the site, I think it really helps convert them to members if they see the site is active.

    As for the guest count. That is also correct.. I can see in the database that all of these connections are coming from different IPs.

    We not only beat our Highest active user count this month but we also smashed our 11k unique record.
    Excellent news! I knew it was growing well.

    I must say, I don't know about now but on the unread topcs debate. I think the problem was that using the back button for example would in effect say you never visited the post. But to click a link back to the main page etc is fine.

    Regards,
    Chris
    chris[at]javaprogrammingforums[dot]com

    Prifysgol Bangor University, North Wales

  18. #18
    Super Moderator Json's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,274
    My Mood
    Happy
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 156 Times in 152 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Good to know, cheers!

    // Json

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Tested in Google Chrome and Firefox on Windows XP, and Chromium and Firefox on Lubuntu Linux. Still having read issue.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Tested in Firefox and Google Chrome in Windows XP, and Firefox and Chromium in Lubuntu Linux 10.04. All the same.

    And something interesting: When I tried to click "Mark all forums read" I got this

    Your submission could not be processed because a security token was invalid.

    If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
    *pokes Administrator

  21. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Issue remains. But I dont have a problem when I click "Mark all forums read".

  22. #22
    Super Moderator copeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    US
    Posts
    5,102
    Thanks
    169
    Thanked 779 Times in 725 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    Having problems as well. I've a) logged out b) deleted cookies and neither worked. This has happened in the past and I usually go down to "Mark Forums Read" link, which does the trick. This time, I get the following error:
    Your submission could not be processed because a security token was invalid.
     
    If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.

  23. #23
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    As far as im aware, the forums will not mark as read until all forums with new posts have been visited atleast once. Even old threads.

    Isn't this how it works on all forums?
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

  24. #24
    mmm.. coffee JavaPF's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,336
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked 286 Times in 225 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Read and unread forums

    I've closed this thread. Please continue it here:

    Forum list improperly marks whats unread
    Please use [highlight=Java] code [/highlight] tags when posting your code.
    Forum Tip: Add to peoples reputation by clicking the button on their useful posts.

    Looking for a Java job? Visit - Java Programming Careers

Similar Threads

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAVA PROGRAMMING FORUMS!
    By JavaPF in forum The Cafe
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: June 4th, 2009, 08:32 AM
  2. Hello java programming forums
    By DnB in forum Member Introductions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 9th, 2009, 06:38 AM