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Topic: Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?

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betarhoalphadelta

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Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?
« on: December 17, 2020, 12:57:43 PM »
Not sure if this one's just me or if anyone else is seeing it. I'm using Chrome.

Here's what I do. I'll be looking at the topic list in any forum [I'll use Big Ten but I've also seen it in A51] and let's say the first 6 show "new" posts. 

Assume I want to read the second post in the list. I click on the little "NEW" icon so it takes me to the first unread post in the thread. 

I read down to the bottom, and then click on the "Big Ten" link. It returns me to that forum.

When I then look at the thread listing, the thread I read (2nd in the list) no longer has a "NEW" icon because it has been marked as read. However, the 3rd thread ALSO no longer has a "NEW" icon and has been marked as read. 

I've taken to reading all threads in reverse chronological order because of this little issue, but if @Drew4UTk can take a look at it, I'd appreciate it. 

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Re: Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 02:27:13 PM »
that is a good find... and something i'll be looking at as soon as i get some white space... the little new icon is of my own design and not part of the engine at the time i installed the engine... new versions of this engine use it... which gives me a good place to look to seed how they did it as opposed to how i did it. i have a feeling it it tied into sessions a little clumsy... or maybe something i did where it only checks it once- i was very conscious of resources when i launched this place, but have figured out how to use dynamic caches since to lessen the weight on processor use and by leveraging RAM... 

when i learned how to do that- something new and shiny- i did what everyone (so i tell myself) does when they learn a new trick... i used it everywhere i could... but... truth is it doesn't need to be used everywhere- it only needs to be used where it really does the majority of it's work- which is holding scripts in suspension and re-using them instead of running them fresh every time they're called... my guess is the sessions is jumping ahead of itself and running the same script that was already ran instead of running it fresh- and for YOU- as it should in that condition/case. 

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Re: Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 03:43:13 PM »
No rush... Just wasn't sure if it was just me. Sounds like it's not. Not a high-priority fix though... I normally read forums from the oldest to the newest updates anyway. 

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Re: Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 05:55:14 PM »
@Drew4UTk Hey, just wondering if you were tinkering with this and got it fixed? I haven't noticed it lately... 

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Re: Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2021, 08:42:36 PM »
@Drew4UTk Hey, just wondering if you were tinkering with this and got it fixed? I haven't noticed it lately...
as it turns out, i let 'them' fix it for me... but, i DID find out what it was.... it was an unusual thing that Chrome started doing and some other browsers followed suit- and it had to do with post processing of requests... because there were several duplicate requests for 'new' the browsers ignored them thinking they were old... they didn't read the second line of the script which indicates which thread, by thread number.  

believe it or not, it wasn't my fault!!!! and more importantly, it wasn't me who had to fix it!!! (and, truth is i had given up and turned to a forum group just to discover they were all over it- and pegged the browsers... i usually exhaust investigating my own code before looking toward the server, but in this case? it was better to simply watch the traffic being returned and comparing it to what previously returned... i added a trick to my tool kit with that concept!)


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Re: Reading a topic marks the topic immediately BELOW it as read?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2021, 01:55:26 PM »
Ahh... That makes sense. 

Thanks for looking into it!

 

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