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Title: Unread threads
Post by: Jimmy K on January 22, 2013, 02:38:46 PM
Has there been a change to how the unread button works? I've been feeling like "unread" threads are disappearing without me opening them.  I was away this weekend and off the forum. Last night I checked and there were two pages of unread threads. I read a few and went to bed. This morning there are 9 unread.
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Hokerer on January 22, 2013, 02:59:42 PM
Has there been a change to how the unread button works? I've been feeling like "unread" threads are disappearing without me opening them.  I was away this weekend and off the forum. Last night I checked and there were two pages of unread threads. I read a few and went to bed. This morning there are 9 unread.

Don't think anything's changed as I've had that happen on and off for what seems like forever.  What helps sometimes is to try the "ALL unread" thing that normally is available when all threads are "read".

Try this...  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: jeffy on January 22, 2013, 03:50:41 PM
I think that's normal, but it is a little silly.  I have to make sure that I have enough time to read all the unread threads all in one sitting otherwise the next time you open they will be gone.  Then you have to do what hokerer said: click the "all unread" button.
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: weithman5 on January 22, 2013, 04:53:12 PM
i think if the main forum page had the most recent posts of the last ten topics instead of the last ten posts it would be more functional
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Jimmy K on January 22, 2013, 04:55:29 PM
I think that's normal, but it is a little silly.  I have to make sure that I have enough time to read all the unread threads all in one sitting otherwise the next time you open they will be gone.  Then you have to do what hokerer said: click the "all unread" button.
That is my problem. I feel like this was not a problem a month ago. Until then, both unread and replies had a dozen or more pages of posts listed. Not any more.
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: jeffy on January 22, 2013, 10:43:59 PM
I think that's normal, but it is a little silly.  I have to make sure that I have enough time to read all the unread threads all in one sitting otherwise the next time you open they will be gone.  Then you have to do what hokerer said: click the "all unread" button.
That is my problem. I feel like this was not a problem a month ago. Until then, both unread and replies had a dozen or more pages of posts listed. Not any more.

Hasn't changed for me.  Have you tried a different browser?
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Jimmy K on January 28, 2013, 01:56:57 PM
Pretty annoying. When I look at the main page, 12 topics indicate unread threads (by the icons on the left) but the Unread list contains zero threads to read.
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Hokerer on January 28, 2013, 02:19:25 PM
Pretty annoying. When I look at the main page, 12 topics indicate unread threads (by the icons on the left) but the Unread list contains zero threads to read.

What do you get when, at that "no unread topics" screen, you click on "Click here to try all unread topics"?
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Jimmy K on January 28, 2013, 03:17:07 PM
Pretty annoying. When I look at the main page, 12 topics indicate unread threads (by the icons on the left) but the Unread list contains zero threads to read.

What do you get when, at that "no unread topics" screen, you click on "Click here to try all unread topics"?
Amazing! Years on this forum and I never noticed that.
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Slowbrew on January 28, 2013, 03:35:06 PM
I can't answer the question but I'm happy to know it isn't just me.  I wondered for quite awhile why, sometimes, I will hit unread threads, read a couple, hit unread again or refresh and all the links are gone.  Happens in both IE and Firefox on multiple machines.

I've learned to work around it so it doesn't bother me that much.  8^)

Paul
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: euge on January 28, 2013, 09:26:05 PM
I've noticed it.
Title: Re: Unread threads
Post by: Hokerer on January 29, 2013, 02:48:01 PM
I've learned to work around it so it doesn't bother me that much.  8^)

The easy way I've found to work around it is to use the link I posted in my first response in this thread...

Try this...  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0

...as my bookmark (aka favorite) in my browser to go to the AHA forum.  That link is the exact same as what happens when you click on the "Click here to try all unread topics" thing.  By using that as your bookmark, whenever you come to the forum, you automatically include all unread forums regardless of what read/unread state you left things in the last time you were on the forum.