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Author Topic: Why don't (my) new posts show up as "unread"?  (Read 1495 times)
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« on: October 21, 2009, 09:15 PM »

On the old forum (and others I frequent), looking for "unread" posts shows recent posts even if I've looked at them, or even if I've posted a response. Here, those posts don't seem to show up. Is this an "option" I can change? It makes me worry that posts are disappearing, or at least not bumped up to the top of the line.

Or maybe I'll just get over that worry. . .
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 09:21 PM »

Never seen that.  Are you hitting the back arrow on your browser or reloading the forum?
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 03:27 AM »

i am going to guess that the cookie is saying that you were on the site when that post was written....so therefore it is not a "new" post to you.....
same thing happens to me...
that is why i always preview my posts to make sure that the formatting looks right before posting...
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 05:13 AM »

At first, I was hitting "back", but then I started clicking on the "Show unread posts since last visit" link. Maybe if I hit Ctrl or Alt or something when I clicked. . . (or not?).
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 09:49 AM »

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"unread" posts shows recent posts even if I've looked at them, or even if I've posted a response. Here, those posts don't seem to show up

I must be missing something here ... you want to have posts that you have read to show up as unread?  There is an option available tht lets you return to the topic that you have just posted in (don't remember if this is on by default or not). 
Profile>Look and Layout Preferences,  There you can check (or uncheck) "Return to topics after posting by default."
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 12:05 PM »

i think(there ya go thinking again) what he is asking is why don't posts/replys i just made show up as unread
wondered that myself too
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 12:13 PM »

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They do ... to me and to others.  I think that the forum software assumes that you have read what you wrote prior to posting it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 03:38 PM »

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They do ... to me and to others.  I think that the forum software assumes that you have read what you wrote prior to posting it.
That makes perfect sense to me. I always read my own posts before everyone else.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009, 11:40 PM »

I think that the forum software assumes that you have read what you wrote prior to posting it.

Not always true in my case, proof is in the number of edits I have to make, even with your time allowance a re-write/ spelling correction often takes me longer <insert embarrassed smiley here>

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 11:42 PM »

Thanks, folks. I guess I'll just get used to it!
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