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'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« on: December 29, 2008, 11:03:15 AM »

Since about mid-December, the 'Show unread posts since last visit' option no longer seems to be working for me. It invariably returns a 'No new posts' result, even though there ARE new posts.

Has something been tweaked to make this option stop working? I hope it can be restored, as it was something that I used a lot. Has anyone else been experiencing difficulties?

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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 11:33:46 AM »

Yes, I have also lost this most useful facility.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 11:39:33 AM »

Still works for me.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 12:41:56 PM »

Where do you find this option Steve?  I've not changed it on purpose.   I did have to repair a damaged file a couple of weeks ago, and may have not restored all the relevant settings.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 01:31:57 PM »

Yes, I also am experiencing this problem.  Although it worked just now and this visit.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 01:33:02 PM »

This option has mostly stopped working for me since 2-3 days ago (worked a couple of times, but not this visit). Theo, it's right at the top of the page - the first thing opposite the avatar, below "Hello Joe Soap", and above "Show new replies to your posts".

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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 01:39:36 PM »

Thanks Bill,  I always have that panel turned off to save screen space.

It appears to be a bug introduced with a recent security update to the forum software. A fix that works for some people is to clear cookies from your browser.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 02:17:33 PM »

For the last couple of weeks, the forum home page has failed to recognise me as a member (it says "hello guest"). If I click on any heading or topic in the list, however, then when that page comes up it greets me by my username and offers me the "show unread posts since last visit" option, and works fine from then on. 

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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008, 03:38:35 PM »

Hi Pauline

That might also be due to something going wrong with cookies.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2008, 04:30:06 PM »

Most probably a cookie issue, I access the forum from 3 machines and the option seems to work fine on one and not on the two others, since the last few days.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 05:34:31 PM »

Most probably a cookie issue, I access the forum from 3 machines and the option seems to work fine on one and not on the two others, since the last few days.

The option doesn't work on either one of my two machines.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 07:33:35 PM »

You can still use the "Click here to try all unread topics" link.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 08:25:23 AM »

It appears to be a bug introduced with a recent security update to the forum software. A fix that works for some people is to clear cookies from your browser.
Thanks for the info, Theo.

Have deleted cookies, etc. The problem is still apparent, but intermittently (always the worst kind of fault! :( ). I use a Mac running Safari 3.2 to browse this forum. I wonder if it is a Mac thing.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008, 09:02:51 AM »

It appears to be a bug introduced with a recent security update to the forum software. A fix that works for some people is to clear cookies from your browser.
Thanks for the info, Theo.

Have deleted cookies, etc. The problem is still apparent, but intermittently (always the worst kind of fault! :( ). I use a Mac running Safari 3.2 to browse this forum. I wonder if it is a Mac thing.

Its not a Mac thing, I am using winxp and it is an intermittent fault for me too. Happy New Year to everyone.
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 11:18:50 AM »

Have deleted cookies, etc. The problem is still apparent, but intermittently (always the worst kind of fault! :( ). I use a Mac running Safari 3.2 to browse this forum. I wonder if it is a Mac thing.

I use a mac, and I've just tried Firefox, Safari, and Camino all worked correctly, but only tried once!
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2008, 02:24:41 PM »

Have deleted cookies, etc. The problem is still apparent, but intermittently (always the worst kind of fault! :( ). I use a Mac running Safari 3.2 to browse this forum. I wonder if it is a Mac thing.

I use a mac, and I've just tried Firefox, Safari, and Camino all worked correctly, but only tried once!
Thanks, Theo.
Now I find can't stay logged in, even though I've selected the option to always remain logged in! Grr!
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2008, 03:15:33 PM »

Now why is that when I log in.

Type my e-mail (This comes up after the first letter)

Then I type my password (correctly)

I get this message

< Not Acceptable
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /smf/index.php could not be found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.41 Server at www.melodeon.net Port 80 >

Then, when I go back and again type the password correctly I am accaepted. ???

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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008, 03:27:41 PM »

Now why is that when I log in.

Type my e-mail (This comes up after the first letter)

Then I type my password (correctly)

I get this message

< Not Acceptable
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /smf/index.php could not be found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.41 Server at www.melodeon.net Port 80 >

Then, when I go back and again type the password correctly I am accaepted. ???

Chas


Are you sure you typed your password correctly the first time?  Typos are easy to make - just look at the last line above your name in the quoted text!

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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008, 03:29:59 PM »

Now why is that when I log in.
Type my e-mail (This comes up after the first letter)
Then I type my password (correctly)
I get this message
< Not Acceptable
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /smf/index.php could not be found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.41 Server at www.melodeon.net Port 80 >
Then, when I go back and again type the password correctly I am accaepted. ???
Chas
Are you sure you typed your password correctly the first time?  Typos are easy to make - just look at the last line above your name in the quoted text!
Chas, Theo,
I have been experiencing exactly the same problem as Chas. It's happened each time I try to log in and it's not because I'm making typos either!
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Re: 'Show unread posts since last visit' option
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008, 03:48:43 PM »

The only difference I can see from what I'm doing is that I always log in with my username and password, rather than email address and password.  I wonder if that makes a difference?
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