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I have noticed new behavior with the upgrade that I don't particularly like and was curious if anyone knows whether it's a setting I can change on my end (or whether the admin's can and will)???

On the old board after logging in any new/updated posts within a particular TOPIC/Category would cause that topic to highlight orange so I would know there were new threads to read (I'm sure you all know what I'm referring to so I won't go into more detail than that). Next time I logged in the board would consider that any threads I didn't visit last time were no longer "new" to me and would no longer highlight the TOPIC.

However, on this new board it seems the TOPICS are remaining highlighted through successive logins if I have not actually read every updated thread... which is annoying since some threads I skip reading just based on the title.

Any ideas????
 

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GeneticsDave said:
heavykevy said:
Also, I am not staying logged in even if I check the box for automatic login.
I'm having the same problem. Even if I just close the UCC tab and leave the browser open I don't seem to stay logged in. Perhaps we need to readjust our cookies (on the board) so that they stay active longer.
I was having that same problem as well. I cleared out all of my cookies (actually I cleared out EVERYTHING) on FF and restarted.... I *SEEM* to be staying logged in now, we'll see...

As far as the other problem... well, I don't like change but I'll try! :shades:
 

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Jeff,

Do you know if there will be a possible "solution" to the original problem I posted in this thread???
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
I don't know yet, but it's now in the list to look at.

Thomas says that the non-persistent login problem has been solved.
Please let us know if you still experience problems with that, but you might want to clean the forum cookies and restart your browsers first...
Looks good on my end...
 

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Actually, yeah, that looks like it might work! One extra step, but MUCH better than having to click on each individual thread just to mark it.

Thanks Thomas!
 

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Actually, yeah, that looks like it might work! One extra step, but MUCH better than having to click on each individual thread just to mark it!
I don't understand your process, but I don't bother with marking things read, or looking at individual areas in the forum. I just log in to the main page, click "View new posts" and read everything I haven't read before. Works nicely, and the same on the new site as the old. What am I missing?
Huh... I hadn't thought of doing that... my process on the old board was to just take note of the "Hot" topics (the ones colored brightly) and click on the ones I was interested in... on my next return those same topics would ONLY BE colored brightly again if they had had NEW posts since my last visit (not just ones I hadn't even seen yet).

But I like YOUR approach too... I'll give it a whirl!
 

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Yeah, it's hard to explain I guess if you've never read boards in this fashion... I don't know how better to explain it (textually) other than to repeat it in a different fashion and with more detail.

When you first log in to the site you see a list of ALL of the "TOPICS", right? Well you will notice that any TOPICS which contain THREADS that you have not yet read are sort of "highlighted" (in this version the icon is READ vice BLACK... in the old version I forget already but I think they were orange vice black). This lets you know that that TOPIC contains something you haven't seen yet. But some TOPICS just don't interest me so I don't read them very often (for example, "Edged Weapons"). So, what I do, is I go down the list MIDDLE-clicking on each HIGHLIGHTED TOPIC that I'm interested in. This opens them up in other TABS (I use FF) and once I go all the way down the list I close the main tab (thus skipping the TOPICS I don't want to read)... now, on each TOPIC-tab there is a list of THREADS... new ones are HIGHLIGHTED in the same fashion as before. And I do the same thing... I middle-click on threads I'm interested in and just pass over the ones I'm not. Then I close that page.

What's nice, doing it that fasion, is that on the old board when I would return if no NEW posts had been made to, say, "Edged Weapons" but I hadn't actually READ that TOPIC previously, it still will no longer be HIGHLIGHTED. It will only highlight if something changed since my LAST visit. The new board doesn't do that, it stays highlighted until I actually go into the topic and open up each updated thread.

HOWEVER, just clicking on "view all new messages" is just as simple and seemingly even easier; so now I don't care that my old method doesn't work... I just need to modify my habit, that's all.

Hope that makes sense, but it probably doesn't matter much if it doesn't.

I guess what I would like to see, though, is a feature that allowed me to be sent automatically to the "view new messages" page upon logging on... I wonder if that's an option on this new board???
 

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Hahaha... well I hadn't thought of the bookmark either... sheesh... funny, you'd think I would have, but after using the board in a certain style for so long all the new ideas go right out the window I guess! :oops:
 
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