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Old February 11, 2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Suggestion: have the database remember visited threads

The forum as it's configured right now doesn't seem to properly remember which threads have been visited.

As it happens, it's possible to have the database store information about what threads have been read, and this makes the overall browsing experience much more pleasant, because it becomes immediately obvious which threads have new activity that you haven't seen yet (and which threads you haven't visited at all).

According to the page of the manual that covers it (which I'm viewing here: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m..._group_general), there are two settings:
  1. Thread/Forum Read Marking Type
  2. Database Read Marking Limit

To have the database store info on what threads have been read, the first needs to be set either to "Database (no automatic forum marking)" or "Database (automatic forum marking)", and the second needs to be set to the number of days to retain that information.

Anyway, if the forum configuration isn't already set to remember this in the database (as, it seems, it isn't), would it be possible for it to be set up that way? It would be of great help to me and, I'm sure, quite a lot of others. I'd like to request that the retention time be set to at least 10 days.


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Old February 14, 2009, 01:02 AM   #2
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Sure, let's see how well it goes.
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Old February 14, 2009, 02:18 AM   #3
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The "new posts" icon (which shows the red crosshairs or a bullet hole) doesn't work for me anymore. It indicates new posts even though the threads were last modified prior to the time of my last visit to TFL.

It stopped workin for me late in the evening on Friday 13 or early Saturday 14.

Please put things back the way they were.

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Old February 14, 2009, 02:34 AM   #4
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Yeah and now I have 101 pages of unread posts

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Old February 14, 2009, 03:59 AM   #5
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I'm at 121 pages of new post now. Whatever yall did needs to be undone as the "new post" button worked great before.
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Old February 14, 2009, 04:19 AM   #6
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I wonder if the original poster had been having cookie problems. Things worked great before.
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Old February 14, 2009, 10:22 AM   #7
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This should get things back to normal:
Top navbar, towards the right, under Quick Links, pick mark forums read.
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Old February 14, 2009, 11:59 AM   #8
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Put it back the way it was. Hitting the new post button worked just fine, this is terrible.



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Old February 14, 2009, 12:21 PM   #9
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Quote:
This should get things back to normal:
Top navbar, towards the right, under Quick Links, pick mark forums read.
No, no, no, restore the forum to its former configuration.

Let the read and unread threads appear on the same page.
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Old February 14, 2009, 02:05 PM   #10
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Return the forum to previous configuration----Please
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Old February 14, 2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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I'm a computer idiot, so my opinion may not count for much:

My vote is to put it back the way it was. It's not that I'm resistant to change. It's just that I don't see the advantage of this style format.
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Old February 14, 2009, 06:14 PM   #12
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Please put it back the way it was. This in not an improvement IMO.
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Old February 14, 2009, 10:43 PM   #13
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This is just awful. I mean REALLY! Who cares what KCBrown or any other knuckle head with one post thinks about this forum? I know I don't and I also know I am as confused as Joaquin Phoenix was on David Letterman's show, just no drugs on my end.

I know a lot of folks have been "hoping" for some "change" but did that really need to make its way into a firearms forum? HELP ME OBAMA!!!! Yeah I never thought I'd say that either!

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