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When I visit every other forum I use, only the threads that have new posts since I visited last, are bold, the rest are not. Satguys has never shown up like that, and I was wondering what is the difference. Is it just a certain option that is not used here?
 
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Just an example in case I did not make any sense (happens a lot :D )

AVS - bold and not

Satguys bold all the way back to yesterday
 

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SatinKzo

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weird, never had that problem here. For me it works the same on satguys and all other sites. Unread are bold.
 
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It's always been that way for me and I thought it was weird. I visit about 5 forums, and all the others will unbold threads that have not been posted in since my last visit.
 
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Will do. I dunno of any options I did differently, but will check now.
 
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Dont see anything that looks like an obvious option. Anyone know which one would be my issue?

Only thing I have done differently here is I have some forums hidden, most other places wont let you do that.
 
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You can reset the last read pointers by clicking the link below.. when you click it the next time you visit all new messages will be shown. :)

http://www.satelliteguys.us/forumdisplay.php?do=markread

Now the timeout is set to 1 hour, so if your here all the time, you wont see any messages marked as new. :D
 
gadgtfreek

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Thanks Scott.

Should I do that often, or was it just a bug for me? I prob visit the site every couple of hours throughout the day
 
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My read threads also stay bold until I reload the page and then they change.
 
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weird, never had that problem here. For me it works the same on satguys and all other sites. Unread are bold.
i like it that way so i know what i haven't read yet no matter when the last post was :D
 
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I usually go through a forum and read all the threads that interest me, then I click on forum tools (upper right hand side) and "mark all threads read". Next time I come in I can quickly vew the new bold ones.
 
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Personally, I went in to the user CP and hid the forums I am not interested in. Then when I come back to the site, I choose New Posts (entire site) from the menu bar. This just lists the posts that have new materials, and only those in the forums I haven't hidden.

When I am done, I choose New Posts/Mark all read.

That way, I generally see 20ish new posts when I log in. I can quickly scan through for interesting stuff and then clear the reading list of the stuff I'm not interested in.
 
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I usually go through a forum and read all the threads that interest me, then I click on forum tools (upper right hand side) and "mark all threads read". Next time I come in I can quickly vew the new bold ones.

Personally, I went in to the user CP and hid the forums I am not interested in. Then when I come back to the site, I choose New Posts (entire site) from the menu bar. This just lists the posts that have new materials, and only those in the forums I haven't hidden.

When I am done, I choose New Posts/Mark all read.

That way, I generally see 20ish new posts when I log in. I can quickly scan through for interesting stuff and then clear the reading list of the stuff I'm not interested in.

Those are good ideas.
 
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