Meredith, I just wanted to ask you about the little red flags indicating whether or not there are new posts in the forums. I have noticed that they only work sometimes. At first I thought it was only because I wasn't logged in or something, but now I know that's not the case because now I always log in. Sometimes they tell me about new posts and sometimes not, which basically means I can't trust them!! I hate missing new posts. Is this problem just me, or are the flags wonky?? My cookies usually work... my wish list is always there for example.
Meredith Site Admin
Joined: 23 Feb 2004 Posts: 128
I don't know for sure that the flags work right (and it's possible that they don't since it's not my code, ha ha!) I have certainly had the impression at times that they were not working right but usually I think the problem was that I had read some stuff when I was not logged in and so it showed up as new when I did log in. My feeling has been that the flags may be indicating more new posts than there really are, but it sounds like your impression is the opposite. I don't see how both things can be happening so maybe they do work! I will try to find out (and fix it if there really is a problem - it would be nice if the phpBB folks would fix it but there are things that they have just never fixed so I have to put in patches and then try to remember not to obliterate them when there's a new version). Right now, today, the flags seem like they're working to me, but this has been a limited test.