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    Hello again-

    When I log into the site to read new posts, the new post indicator on the far left next to the forum name is active. I go into the thread, read the posts, then backout to the main page again to read another thread.

    Even though all posts in said thread have been marked read, the new post indicator is STILL flashing.

    How do I fix this?

    It also does the same thing with PMs. I will have a new PM, read it, it is marked read in my mailbox, but it still says I have a new one when I back out to the main screen.

    Thanks again,

    MMmmGood

  • #2
    Even after you've refreshed the page? And your cookies are on?
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    • #3
      Yes and Yes. The only way to get them marked read is to click "Mark all Forums Read" at the bottom of the page.

      Note: The threads themselves are marked as read, but the topics are not.

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      • #4
        The new post indicator will not reset until your session times out or you logout.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          How do I make my session time out sooner then? Every other Vbulletin forum I visit, including yours, marks a thread as read in realtime. Once i've gone through all the posts, the new post indicator on the thread stops moving.
          Last edited by MMmmGood; Wed 13th Nov '02, 8:33pm.

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          • #6
            I don't see how this could be. However the session times out along with the Cookie Timeout setting. Note that if you make this too short (the default is 900) then people will be logged out much more quickly.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
            Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

            Steve Machol Photography


            Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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            • #7
              Okay, maybe im not making myself clear. Let me take some screenshots and post em....gimme a few minutes

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              • #8
                Hmm...I tested my theory on these boards, and it still didnt work. Let me post the screens anyway.

                In this one you can see I have read all threads that have new posts...



                In this one, you can see the new post indicator is still flashing in the Return To Castle Wolfenstein Forums


                Is there anyway you can make the session timeout when they leave the page?

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                • #9
                  This is normal behaviour. As I said the new post indicators won't reset until the session times out or the user logs out.
                  Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                  Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                  Steve Machol Photography


                  Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                  • #10
                    Well if I logout, yes it does reset, but then I have to manually re-login again.

                    Is there a way to make the session timeout when I close the web browser?

                    If i lower the session timeout time, will it mark posts as read even though they arent?

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                    • #11
                      No.
                      Yes.
                      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                      Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                      Steve Machol Photography


                      Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                      • #12
                        Could you explain to me what exactly the session timeout is?

                        If a user is not active, but has the boards open, is that when the timer starts?

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                        • #13
                          its from the last time the user loads one of the forum pages, if they dont click anything else within 900 seconds their session is deleted and their last active time set in the user table.
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                          • #14
                            Oh, okay. Thanks

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