statm wrote:Well, the View new posts in phpbb3 does a slightly different job then what View posts since last visit did in phpbb2.. And I think phpbb2 had a view new posts option in addition to View posts since last visit...
Don't think so. I just opened up a test phpbb2 board (unmodded) and took a look. The only 'view' links there are:
- View posts since last visit
- View your posts
- View unanswered posts
The link called "View posts since last visit" brings you to http://[forum_address]/search.php?search_id=newposts
If you then look at what search.php does when you go there with an argument of search_id=newposts, you'll see that it lists all posts since the time that is in the user's user_lastvisit entry, which tells you when the user last logged in.
Now look at phpbb3, which has the same 'View new posts' link that also takes you to http://[forum_address]/search.php?search_id=newposts.
And here again, if you look at search.php, you'll see that that gives you the posts made since the time that is in the user's user_last_visit entry (which I think is the same as phpbb2's user_last_visit entry and ties to the last login, but I've never actually checked that).
Note that many people have modded phpbb2 to show the user_last_session time rather than user_lastvisit time. User_last_session_time is the last time that the user actuaally did something online. Again, I haven't checked that in phpbb3 but I assume there's a similar database entry somewhere in phpbb3 that you could use instead of user_last_visit.