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Author Topic: My own posts showing up in Unread Posts - Am I the only one experiencing this?  (Read 3188 times)
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« on: May 10, 2011, 08:14:15 PM »

The way I use the forums might be a bit odd. I pretty much only use the Unread Posts link (my bookmark is straight to that link!) so I can see what's changed since I last checked. I don't go looking into specific sections. In fact, I hardly pay attention to what section anything is in except for when I'm creating my own posts.

But ever since the DC server upgrade a couple months ago my own posts that I've just made will often show up in the Unread Posts. How can it be unread when I wrote it? But it gets worse. Even if I click on them to view them, or if I check the box and select "Mark selected posts as read" they will often still show up for in the unread posts. Eventually after trying multiple times it will "stick" and no longer show up on my unread posts list. I haven't been able to work out exactly what the pattern is, but it seems to be based more on time than the number of times I try to mark it as read. That is, if it's been a couple minutes since I made the post, then marking it as read will usually stick. But if I just made a post within the past 60 seconds then marking it as read is usually a fruitless endeavor.

It doesn't happen every time, but it happens often enough that it's become very annoying. Am I the only person experiencing this? I've been bugging mouser on IRC to fix it for a while but he doesn't know what's wrong.

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 08:51:27 PM »

im fairly sure this is a bug that crops up because of the approximate way smf forums handled the markunread feature with such a large number of posts.  i think i remember seeing some discussion of it on the smf community forums.  see if you can find a thread discussing it that might have some clues.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 09:05:46 PM »

The way I use the forums might be a bit odd. I pretty much only use the Unread Posts link (my bookmark is straight to that link!) so I can see what's changed since I last checked. I don't go looking into specific sections. In fact, I hardly pay attention to what section anything is in except for when I'm creating my own posts.

If that's odd then I'm odd too, cause that's exactly how I browse the forum. Sorry for the OT smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 10:25:01 PM »

I don't know if it's related but I noticed that my own posts show up under "Show new replies to your posts".  I don't remember it being this way before...but then my memory isn't the most reliable thing in the world smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 12:52:51 AM »

The way I use the forums might be a bit odd. I pretty much only use the Unread Posts link (my bookmark is straight to that link!) so I can see what's changed since I last checked. I don't go looking into specific sections. In fact, I hardly pay attention to what section anything is in except for when I'm creating my own posts.

If that's odd then I'm odd too, cause that's exactly how I browse the forum. Sorry for the OT smiley
Me too (both the browsing and the being sorry for OT part)  embarassed
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 02:43:05 AM »

The way I use the forums might be a bit odd. I pretty much only use the Unread Posts link (my bookmark is straight to that link!) so I can see what's changed since I last checked. I don't go looking into specific sections. In fact, I hardly pay attention to what section anything is in except for when I'm creating my own posts.

If that's odd then I'm odd too, cause that's exactly how I browse the forum. Sorry for the OT smiley
Me too (both the browsing and the being sorry for OT part)  embarassed

Me too. I've never experienced the problem mentioned though.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 07:28:22 AM »

I too generally use only Unread Posts to see what's new since the last time I looked.  But I don't recall seeing my posts show up there.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 03:17:26 PM »

I only use Unread Posts as well (except when I'm posting a new one). Occasionally I'll see one of my message replies in there, but very infrequently. Not sure about *new* thread posts of mine though.

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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 03:58:25 PM »

Occasionally I'll see one of my message replies in there, but very infrequently. Not sure about *new* thread posts of mine though.

For me it will be either replies to existing threads or new threads I create. It doesn't really matter. Any time I make a post, it's very likely that it will show up on my unread posts list. Angry
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 06:48:50 PM »

Looks like that is a fairly common way of using the forums as I do exactly the same thing.  And yes, I see the same thing too.  I generally just ignore them. (Unless there are replies that is).
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 01:22:06 PM »

mouser and I have been working on figuring this thing out, and it appears as though it happens to me only when I'm using DC on secure HTTPS. When I use just HTTP then I don't have this problem.

Can anyone else verify/duplicate this?
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2011, 02:44:39 PM »

Does it have to be a new post? Or will a reply do? (posted via https)
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2011, 02:46:44 PM »

I'll guess it goes either way. Just checked https all unread link, and there I was right at the top.
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2011, 02:52:49 PM »

This seems to be a pretty forum-wide thing, noticed it on several other forums, but didnt think anything of it till this post
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