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Gave me a chance to clear out some of my subscriptions again.

I like that it doesn't mark every thread read since the last visit whether I read them or not.

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Gave me a chance to clear out some of my subscriptions again.

I like that it doesn't mark every thread read since the last visit whether I read them or not.
Yep, it just segments them out.

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Plus, when you go to 'Profile' and then visit one of your subscribed threads - then hit the back button, it auto updates now and removes the one you just read instead of it still being there - that's pretty cool.

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Plus, when you go to 'Profile' and then visit one of your subscribed threads - then hit the back button, it auto updates now and removes the one you just read instead of it still being there - that's pretty cool.
Yes I noticed this as well. The removal of a thread you just read does have it's good & bad points.

- Good point...it removes it from the unread list (after you've read the thread).
- Bad point...sometimes harder to find a thread you may have replied to...and you wanted to edit your reply.

I am also experiencing a lot of old threads "hanging around" (instead of just newly replied to or created threads). For example...with the frequency that I visit the site. At about 10:30pm I usually only see about 10-15 new or updated threads to read. But tonight there are over 109 threads.

15 of them are the "normal" new ones...and then I get the message:

"The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts....

Followed by 94 old threads. I tried using the "Quick Links" > "Mark Forums Read" suggestion in "Schwebs" thread from yesterday announcing the changes...and that worked for a while.

But before the changes yesterday...I never had this problem. Like a lot of people...there are threads that I read...and some that I don't. And it seems to be the threads that I don't read...that seem to be "hanging around" between visits to Mac-Forums. Previously...all threads (read or unread) would disappear between visits to the site (say at least an hour between visits). Then only newly created threads or updated threads would be in the list.

I will try "bobtomay's" suggestion of using the "Quick Links" > "Today's Posts"...and see if that helps.

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That's because the old cookie-based solution basically just said "hey, we're just gonna mark everything as read after so long whether you actually read it or not".

The new server based solution says, "we're only going to mark read what you actually read or when you click 'mark all forums read'". Everything else that has new stuff, but that you haven't read will simply be placed below that line "The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts".

You can ignore everything below that line or mark the forums as read and they'll disappear. They'll also fall off that list if you still haven't read them after 5 days (this will be adjusted up or down as we see how the system plays out).

The new system is much more accurate and it works much better for people viewing the site from multiple devices.

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schweb...thanks for the explanation.

I only mentioned the above details just in case that wasn't the way things were supposed to work...but it sounds like things are working fine.

Thanks again...just need to adjust to the changes.

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No problem. It is a little different until you get used to it.

But given the large percentage of our members that visit the site on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and work computers, the change is definitely a net positive.

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The new system is much more accurate and it works much better for people viewing the site from multiple devices.
Exactly... I'm lovin' it so far. I'm one of those that visit from a minimum of 3 different systems on a daily basis. I'll visit at work on occasion and don't have much time there really. Then when I get home, everything that I haven't read is still marked unread. This is a big plus for me.

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What I don't like about this new system:
I routinely visit 5 of the forums. If I pay attention and notice that there's something new in this forum (as I've been advised to do!) I might not have the time to make an "extra stop" right then. If I then remember to mark the forums as read (50-50 proposition, you understand) then next time I come back, if there are no new posts to that announcement, the forum will be marked as read...
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You don't have to mark the forum read each time.

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My routine or strategy for each visit to Mac-forums (since the changes) is:

- Click on "Get New".
- Read the threads I'm interested in.
- Then when I'm done, under "Quick Links", I choose "Mark Forums as Read".

I know that I really don't have to do this. I just prefer to know that with each new visit to Mac-Forums...every thread after I click "Get New"...is an actual new thread or updated thread...and I avoid getting this message:

"The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts".

If there is an easier way of accomplishing the same thing...please let me know.

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You don't have to mark the forum read each time.
It's a pain in the you know where when I come back to not do so.
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