Affin wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:02 am
It is strange that guests can not choose a new topic.
Well, consider the system. For users, it is simple to log when they were last active on the forum, and on their next visit, phpbb checks for all new posts made after that date for that user.
If it were to work for guests, you would need to track each guest somehow, and store that individual's last visit. Otherwise, how is phpbb to know when that guest last visited, and how would it find new posts that the guest hasn't seen yet? It would be simply impossible.
Guests can, though, view Active Topics and Unanswered Topics, which would have a lot of the same results as New Posts, and these are able to be viewed without having to track every single guest.
Does this make sense?