The Survival Podcast Forum

Site Suggestions, Support and Resources => Tech Support and Forum Bugs => Topic started by: surfivor on December 15, 2019, 02:15:23 AM

Title: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: surfivor on December 15, 2019, 02:15:23 AM

 I have noticed new posts slip by me because if I click "show unread posts since last visit" it doesn't always show all the posts. I have seen new posts that I was never aware of because of this. Maybe it some SQL statement that doesn't always grab everything ? Has anyone else noticed that ?
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Stwood on December 15, 2019, 09:03:26 AM
Yes. Some have been there for months.
Unless I go into that section, I'll never see them
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 15, 2019, 01:40:17 PM
Huh.  Well, that's anoying.  I haven't noticed it myself, but I haven't been looking for it either.

Adding that to my excessively-long to-do list...
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Stwood on December 15, 2019, 01:55:29 PM

I've been on other forums that do the same Bill.
Not a big deal to me
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Redman on December 16, 2019, 04:41:51 AM
  I haven't noticed it myself, but I haven't been looking for it either.


I hadn't noticed either but wasn't looking for it. I usually just click the "unread" button and if I see something I want to read I'll go there. I'll click the "mark all read" or whatever it says.

This morning I took the time to do some counting. I saw 4 listed as unread but scrolling down I saw 5 threads with the unread symbol. This thread was the one that did show in the unread list. Hmm, no problem thought. Now that I know about this it's easy enough to scroll through and find any unlisted.
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 16, 2019, 12:42:50 PM
Ah now.  Maybe this is causing your problem:

"Show unread posts since last visit" does like it says: it only displays unread posts that have accumulated since the last time you logged out.  So if there are any posts that you didn't read on your previous logins, they're not shown.

Down at the bottom of this list is a button labeled "ALL UNREAD TOPICS".  This will display your unread posts since the beginning of time.  The "Unread" link up in the top menu also does the same thing.
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Stwood on December 16, 2019, 02:12:52 PM
Yes. CLicking on UNREAD in the column below your top of page avatar, bring up a boatload of posts.
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Redman on December 16, 2019, 05:22:23 PM
Ah now.  Maybe this is causing your problem:

"Show unread posts since last visit" does like it says: it only displays unread posts that have accumulated since the last time you logged out.  So if there are any posts that you didn't read on your previous logins, they're not shown.

Down at the bottom of this list is a button labeled "ALL UNREAD TOPICS".  This will display your unread posts since the beginning of time.  The "Unread" link up in the top menu also does the same thing.

Seems like we're each seeing different things. I don't see "Show unread posts since last visit" just "unread". I also don't see  "ALL UNREAD TOPICS". I just click the "unread" button I see, read those I want to and then click "mark all messages read". I never see those again unless there are new posts.
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: fritz_monroe on December 16, 2019, 06:33:19 PM
Up top of the page next to my picture, is   "Hello fritz_monroe"

Just below that I have this:

    Show unread posts since last visit.
    Show new replies to your posts.
    December 16, 2019, 06:31:48 PM
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 16, 2019, 06:39:23 PM
Seems like we're each seeing different things. I don't see "Show unread posts since last visit" just "unread".

Ah, if you have shrunk your header, that would be invisible.  You're probably one of those header shrinker people, aren't you? 8)

Top right: there's a little up-arrow or down arrow.  If you put your mouse on it, it says "Shrink or expand the header."  Little arrows like this appear in a few places on the forum, so you can hide stuff you don't need, and especially so you can accidentally click on them and never figure out why things vanished.
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Redman on December 17, 2019, 03:21:37 AM
Ah, if you have shrunk your header, that would be invisible.  You're probably one of those header shrinker people, aren't you? 8)

Top right: there's a little up-arrow or down arrow.  If you put your mouse on it, it says "Shrink or expand the header."  Little arrows like this appear in a few places on the forum, so you can hide stuff you don't need, and especially so you can accidentally click on them and never figure out why things vanished.
No at header is just like it was when I joined the forum.
Up top of the page next to my picture, is   "Hello fritz_monroe"

Just below that I have this:

    Show unread posts since last visit.
    Show new replies to your posts.
    December 16, 2019, 06:31:48 PM
:facepalm: Oh that area. Yes I've seen that but I haven't paid much attention to it.

Actually I would never been aware of this issue/non-issue if Surfivor hadn't brought it up. Forum works fine as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: surfivor on December 17, 2019, 09:58:03 AM


 What is the forum based on what PHP engine ? It is a useful feature if it worked better, tho it does work on some posts
Title: Re: new posts don't always show up ?
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 17, 2019, 08:20:53 PM
We're on PHP 5.6.39 at the moment.  :(  My really long to-do list includes getting that up to 7-point-something.  And updating the forum software (I've only been threatening to do that for several years now).