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Meredith
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5:50 pm May 09, 2008

The forums have been updated to a later version of the forum software as of May 9 2008. Please email me with any brokenness you notice.

The "new post" flags are possibly working better - this may be a delusion - if so there is one more thing to try but I hesitate to try it right away because it will most likely wipe out ALL history of what you've read.

Meredith
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 633
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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7:42 pm May 10, 2008

Hi Meredith, well as kind of proof, the little red flags didn't alert me to the presence of this post- I just saw your name there and knew that it wasn't there last time I checked the forums! Ironic hey?

Having said that, maybe it's not worth having them work properly if we lose all our past conversations. I don't know about everybody else but I still refer back to some of them for little tips and so on that I can't remember.

What a dilemma ! Rolling Eyes
fenny
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007
Posts: 192
Location: Israel
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9:02 am May 11, 2008

Strange, the flags are working fine here, after logging in saw the flags for the new post. Very Happy
But it would be a shame to lose all the information of t
he various topics. Sad
Happy Stitching
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: North of Atlanta
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10:44 am May 13, 2008

I've never had any problems with the flags. Alanna, I'm wondering if maybe your browser doesn't refresh every time you open the page, but saves it the way it was the last time you looked at it? If you use IE, that's a simple setting...
Alanna
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7:31 pm May 13, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by rifestitch
I've never had any problems with the flags. Alanna, I'm wondering if maybe your browser doesn't refresh every time you open the page, but saves it the way it was the last time you looked at it? If you use IE, that's a simple setting...


Hmmmm, I'll look into that. Thanks, Rife.
Meredith
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11:59 am May 14, 2008

The flags DO seem to be working better for me. I didn't mean that old posts would disappear if I put in this other fix - just any knowledge of what you've read or not read. It wouldn't be a big loss anyway - it appears that the way all this works is NOT remembering what you have actually read, post by post, at least not for the most part. I think all it does is remember when you last logged in, and anything posted since then is assumed to be "not read". If you log out or end your browser session without reading everything new, the next time you log in it will appear as "read" whether you actually looked at it or not. Whatever data is kept (maybe just the date of the last login) is stored in a cookie. So Alanna, another possibility is that you aren't accepting cookies, or not from this site?
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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8:06 pm May 14, 2008

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Originally posted by Meredith
So Alanna, another possibility is that you aren't accepting cookies, or not from this site?


I'll have to get hubby onto this, as for me cookies are things that the cookie monster eats! Very Happy
Alanna
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9:38 pm Jun 11, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by rifestitch
I've never had any problems with the flags. Alanna, I'm wondering if maybe your browser doesn't refresh every time you open the page, but saves it the way it was the last time you looked at it? If you use IE, that's a simple setting...


Hello again, well I've now checked this out with hubby and he has no idea! I looked at IE settings, Rife but couldn't find anything about browser refreshing. Where is it?

And as for cookies, Meredith, I think I should definitely be accepting cookies from this site because it remembers my wish list and when I've read a message, the little flag goes down (that is if was up in the first place!!).

Meredith, have you recently changed the security requirements on the site? I never used to have to log in all the time. I just ticked the little 'keep me logged in' box and then I was always automatically logged in. But now I have to log in just about every time I want to reply to a message (despite my ticking that little box each and every time!), although bizarrely every now and again it will have logged me in automatically anyway (maybe feeling generous on that day?). It's kind of funny because I don't have that problem with some other sites where I've ticked the 'remember me' box.

So, the long and the short of it is, logged in or not, the flags are still very ad hoc for me, and I have to go more off my memory of who's name last appeared next to a forum topic- good thing I've still got a fairly decent memory! It wouldn't be so bad except for the knowledge that it's working for everybody else! Poo! Evil or Very Mad
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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2:41 pm Jun 12, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
quote:
Originally posted by rifestitch
I've never had any problems with the flags. Alanna, I'm wondering if maybe your browser doesn't refresh every time you open the page, but saves it the way it was the last time you looked at it? If you use IE, that's a simple setting...


Hello again, well I've now checked this out with hubby and he has no idea! I looked at IE settings, Rife but couldn't find anything about browser refreshing. Where is it?




Right-click on your IE icon, and go to Properties. Once in Properties, on the General tab, go down to the Temporary Internet Files section, and click on Settings. When that box pops up, it will say "Check for newer versions..." and a list of choices - check either "Every Visit to the page" or "Automatically" - as far as I know, these two do exactly the same thing.

Other than that, I'm out of ideas Shocked
Alanna
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7:22 pm Jun 12, 2008

Thanks, Rife! I did all that, just like you said. Very Happy It was already on "Automatically" so I changed it to "Every Visit to the page" and we'll just have to see if that does anything. I'll keep you posted (quite literally) Wink
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