How does this feature work exactly? I changed it on my profile, but I'm still getting all the posts not the new ones only. I figured this could be handy with some of the longer threads that are popping up lately, but I can't get it to work.
This feature works in conjunction with he "Mark Forum Read" feature, and with logging in.
After you have read all of the threads in a forum, click on the mark forum read option. This will set a timestamp for that forum for your profile. The next time you come to that forum, only posts newer than that timestamp will appear as new.
Right now, when you mark all forums read the resultant URL contains ?action=markallforumsread, even though you've been redirected to index.php. Would it be possible to have the URL shortened (i.e. have the ?action=etc) trimmed off so that an inadvertant reload performed hours later doesn't re-mark everything read and totally screw me up?
(I suppose I could just be smarter about checking the URL before I hit reload, but it keeps happening no matter how vigilant I try to be...)
Edit: on a totally unrelated note, what the heck is the bar underneath the level for (on the left hand side above the avatar)? I thought at first it was a relative measure of how close to the next rank one is. But I'm a long ways away from the next rank and yet my bar is almost full? Is it recent activity maybe?
Edit2: strike that. Level and rank are independant of eachother... *smacks forehead*
(edited by tarnish on 18.6.02 1729)
(edited by tarnish on 18.6.02 1922) /tarnish... I'm a disturbed and bitter herb, like salt water and parsley... -- Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch
That's one of my pet peeve with amateur CGI and PHP programmers, actually, and I always meant to fix that little blunder of ACMLM's... Basically, form actions targets should always be pure logic, with a redirect bouncing people out when done, so that one isn't stuck in form reload hell. That goes for things that aren't stricly forms as well (like the mark read thing)... I can do a quick fix for it for now, and we can fix it properly some other time.
// edit: There... All fixed up... Just took some rearranging of code, and two extra lines. Should have done it months ago, I suppose.
(edited by infinitum on 18.6.02 1735) People who say that suicide is never the answer just haven't been asking the right questions.
I think it's perfected with the 80-character add-on and the "spoiler text" message. It's a very nice feature for those of us who only get to look at the forum once or twice a day (or less frequently than that on some occassions).