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Al Stevens
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PostSubject: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptyTue Dec 21, 2010 11:21 am

The forum has a feature at one's Home page in which one can select the messages posted by anyone since the member's last visit. If I get interrupted and have to momentarily exit from the forum for any reason, the list of messages is cleared out upon my return, and I don't necessarily recall which threads were posted to or even where they are in this labyrinth we call a forum.

And I have no way that I can find to just get a list of threads posted to within, say, the last day or two. No search by date, I think. Maybe I just don't know how to use it.

I use other discussion boards that employ the same software, and they don't work that way. If you don't actually read the messages, they don't go away. Or something like that.

This is just a mention of an inconvenient annoyance. Carry on.
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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptyFri Dec 24, 2010 8:01 am

If I open the Home, the dates are on the right with all the latest postings.
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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptyFri Dec 24, 2010 8:48 am

Yes, DK, that's how I find all the latest postings. If we had fewer boards, only the newest postings on those boards would show on the home page. The forum is laid out in horizontal filing format (although the list is actually vertical!). Most of the latest posts (apart from the Chatter Box) are visible on the Home Page (by date and time posted).

If you look to the right, Al, you will see all the newest postings scrolling under the heading "Latest topics."

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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptyWed Dec 29, 2010 11:51 am

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If we had fewer boards, only the newest postings on those boards would show on the home page.

So?
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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptyWed Dec 29, 2010 2:14 pm

So you can see at a glance on the front page most of the latest postings.

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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptySun Jan 02, 2011 3:32 am

To see posts made since your last visit, there is a link at the top right on the main page:

View posts since last visit

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Al Stevens
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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptySun Jan 02, 2011 8:33 am

Shelagh wrote:
To see posts made since your last visit, there is a link at the top right on the main page:

View posts since last visit

And, if there are a bunch of posts in that list that you haven't read, but you have to exit the browser for one reason or another, when you return to the board, the list is cleared and there's no search that I've found that can get them back.

The vbulletin software is able to do this function properly--other boards do not display this behavior--but it has to be set up to do so.
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PostSubject: Re: Navigating away   Navigating away EmptySun Jan 02, 2011 9:52 am

This problem was discussed in August this year but still has not been resolved:

http://help.forumotion.com/t76310-unread-topics-problem?highlight=unread+posts+disappear

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