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New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by zoldos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:04 am

So I've been running phpBB 3.2.1 for a couple months. Not bad for a free forum software. However, why does the "New Posts" feature only show a few posts, and MY posts that I JUST made? I have to use "Unread Posts" to find "everything".

Is this normal? It seem a little obtuse. :?:
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by canonknipser » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:42 am

"New" means "new since you last visited"
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by zoldos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:31 pm

Okay thanks! Still a little weird tho. :geek:
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by stevemaury » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:53 pm

Otherwise, every post you haven't read would remain New forever.
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by zoldos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 pm

stevemaury wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Otherwise, every post you haven't read would remain New forever.
That's actually my point. As it is now, like I said in my original post, "New Posts" shows what *I* just posted (that day) even though I've technically already read them, and then a few other "new" posts. Then "Unread Posts" shows everything, but sometimes not stuff that I saw under "New Posts".

"New Posts" should show every newly posted reply or thread, no matter when you return to the forum, be in a few hours, or even weeks. The forum should remember what's new and what's not, for at leas 3-6 months or maybe a bit less, like on some paid forums. But pbpBB doesn't seem to have this basic forum feature and it's extremely annoying. Just saying. :D

If I am completely insane and this is NOT how it works, please feel free to correct me. I'm simply used to stuff like Xenforo which has a different system... :mrgreen:
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by KevC » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:59 pm

New posts shows all of the ones that are new since you were last on the site.
Unread posts shows all the topics with posts that you haven't read yet.
zoldos wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 pm
"New Posts" should show every newly posted reply or thread, no matter when you return to the forum, be in a few hours, or even weeks. The forum should remember what's new and what's not, for at leas 3-6 months or maybe a bit less, like on some paid forums. But pbpBB doesn't seem to have this basic forum feature and it's extremely annoying. Just saying. :D
That's what the unread posts link is.
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Then "Unread Posts" shows everything, but sometimes not stuff that I saw under "New Posts".
That's because you've already read them so they are no longer unread and therefore not on the list.
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by canonknipser » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:05 pm

zoldos wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 pm
should show every newly posted reply or thread, no matter when you return to the forum, be in a few hours, or even weeks.
Did you check "active topics"?
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by zoldos » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:59 am

canonknipser wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:05 pm
Did you check "active topics"?
Honestly, I don't think I ever tried that!
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Re: New Posts/Unread Posts not quite right, am I missing something?

Post by zoldos » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:39 am

KevC wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:59 pm
That's because you've already read them so they are no longer unread and therefore not on the list.
Okay thanks. :)
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