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Offline Miquel 'Fire' Burns

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« on: September 22, 2005, 01:52:43 AM »
May I ask why the button for the link to goto the first unread post is hidden (with CSS display:none). For someone like me, not having this link annoys me when trying to keep up with some topics because I have no clue where I last read the topic at time (and having poor memory doesn't help).
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Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005, 03:22:55 AM »
Quixin, can you answer this one since you worked on the forums?

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005, 03:36:00 AM »
miquelfire, I believe the button you are refering to was replaced with a script that puts all new unread threads in bold text.  You will also see the word New: next to the topics title.  If you click directly on the word New:, you will be taken to the first unread message in that topic.

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Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005, 04:27:25 AM »
But then don't you have to go into each forum to see if there are new messages? There is a "View New Posts" link in the upper-right (next to Inbox), but it never quite works for me.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2005, 04:27:49 AM by Eric H. Jung »

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005, 11:48:00 AM »
I think it only gives you the error when there are no new posts to view. I thought it was malfunctioning randomly too at first. I could be wrong though...

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005, 11:52:50 AM »
Yeah, just confirmed - and this is so hilarious... I actually finally *read* the error message that it gives - is this the error you see?

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Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.

The error returned was:

Sorry, but we did not find any matches to display. Try again and broaden your search criteria. If you were searching for new posts since your last visit, it's possible that there are none to show.
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I never even noticed the last three sentences...   :hehe:

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 12:29:50 PM »
This was posted on the InvisionFree support board by a support member.

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We're aware of View New Posts issues and are attempting to rectify them. We apologise for any inconvenience.



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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 05:55:22 PM »
Um, yeah, right. View New Posts hasn't worked since this forum was started. I see they're about as quick to fix that bug as I am to add FTP support into PasswordMaker :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 10:52:49 PM »
The 'View New Posts' button seems to finally be working for me.  Please try it out yourself and post your results here.

If this works, your going to have to go ahead and add that FTP support Eric. :D

Also, everyone may find this link very useful.  I bookmarked this page:

Todays Active Topics
« Last Edit: September 22, 2005, 11:27:26 PM by quixin »



Offline Miquel 'Fire' Burns

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2005, 01:08:39 AM »
The new 'link' doesn't work with middle clicking for a new tab. Considering how many tabs I can have with a forum... I have 10 now, and only four is not this forum actually. I'll check to see if the others will work for me.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2005, 01:52:18 AM »
Preliminary results on "'View New Posts" -- seems it might work! miquelfire, what other forums do you frequent?

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2005, 01:20:21 AM »
The "View New Posts" only seem to show the newest topic. Too bad it's only place I can go tab crazy here.

Right now, I frequent three othre forums, one IPB like here (at least here the skin doesn't lead itself as being IPB), one vBulletin forum for my webhost, and a custom made one.

[edit] This topic doesn't even appear... What logic is that using?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2005, 01:26:22 AM by miquelfire »
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2005, 01:57:14 AM »
OK, I just tried View New Posts and it says I don't have any--even thought the above post by miquelfire was new. So much for that :(

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2005, 12:55:50 AM »
What I'm doing for now is that I made a bookmarklet in which shows the unread button. As of now, it kills the bold for the link as well, so I need to make it smarter in that case (just kill the style attribute if 'display: none' is in it's value basically)
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2005, 01:19:27 AM »
Can you share the bookmarklet with us?

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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2005, 01:19:27 AM »