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Author Topic: Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread  (Read 1982 times)

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Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread
« on: January 20, 2017, 12:34 »

Hi,

After not visiting for some time, some forums/topics have the unread icon for me, though there is nothing new there. Clicking "Mark read" helps.
It's been that way ever since I registered.
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Re: Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 15:46 »

I don't want to doubt your experience, but usually when this happens to me, I have simply failed to register the fact that there's more on the next page. Could this explain your issue?
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Re: Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 12:38 »

Nope, but there is another explanation.

Sorry for horrible bug report, let me improve it.

1. In a forum list, I see an unread forum icon (screenshot).
2. I click THE FORUM ICON.
3. I see "No unread topics" page (screenshot).
4. Though, there is an old topic with a new reply in toe form (screenshot).

So, apparently it's a bug in the module that implements the "action=unread" argument, like in this link: https://forum.chaosforge.org/index.php?action=unread;board=5.0;children

Oh wait, it's not a bug but a confusing feature. Who cares about "unread topics found since your last visit" if there are new topics that I didn't open on that last visit.

If the "unread" forum icon link led to "unread;all;", that would solve my confusion.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2017, 12:43 by singalen »
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Re: Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 16:22 »

I've noticed this lately too, ever since there was some change to the layout of the forums a few weeks ago.  (Or months?  I can't remember)  It doesn't really bother me because I lurk daily and look at the "recent posts" section at the bottom of the home page, so I see everything there anyway.
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Re: Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 16:43 »

I do what Tormuse does, so I also was unaware there was an issue. I didn't even know topics could be marked that way =P

Everything active will display down at the bottom, so unless your visits are few and far between, you won't miss anything - and if they are, you'll have a hell of a lot to catch up on if you're looking at every single unread post ;)

Still, if it's not working as intended, I suppose it's worth a look by someone who knows things about forums.
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Re: Bug? Topics falsely marked as unread
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 11:44 »

Well, I won't miss anything too :D Somebody else could.
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