New posts not working and general strangeness

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New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by Spiritlevel » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:36 am

The skin on the website is still not behaving properly ... it shows the skin I've selected when logged in, but when arriving at it fresh, it's all plain text.

However, I've now noticed that the 'show new posts' function doesn't seem to be behaving as it ought to.

It pulls out all the new stuff I've not seen before, and ranks them in date order ... however, it continues to show stuff that I read days ago (marked as read, but still being retrieved by the search command).

Not sure why.

Hope I've explained this properly.
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by nerodine » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:15 am

Is this different from Tanae's thread you posted in? Or still the same skin not working as already discussed?
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by Spiritlevel » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:30 am

Ay up.

My main point was about the way the 'show new posts' is behaving.

The point about the website skin was just an aside, and I can repost this in Tanae's thread for housekeeping purposes if you'd prefer.

I changed my board appearance options from arrow to prosilver, and the website now appears fine when I'm logged in.

However, when I'm using a pc where I don't have 'automatically log me in' selected ... ie work computers, it seems the default skin is still the borked one, and it stays borked until I log in, and my personal appearance preferences take over.
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by nerodine » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:57 am

If you're visiting the site as an anonymous user then that sounds about right mate as it doesn't know what you've read or haven't read purely based on the incoming IP address so therefore the new post functionality is moot :)

The default skin was indeed the broken one so just changed the default skin back to prosilver until we know what the problem is.
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by Spiritlevel » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:04 am

kuriyama wrote:If you're visiting the site as an anonymous user ... the new post functionality is moot :)
The new post issue is happening when I'm logged in (sorry for the inadvertent confusion)

... it's still showing posts from Monday, which I read back then as 'new'.

Normally topics which I've read only continue to register in a new topics search for a few hours.
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by nerodine » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:14 am

I see exactly the same as you. To me though, it loooks like it's showing all the new posts made over the last few days (as it states), just simply not a customised list made purely from new unread posts for each particular user. Consider it working as intended tbh mate.
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by Spiritlevel » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:28 am

erm ... OK :D

(it *is* new though to have so many posts which I read days ago come up when I use the function, but I shall be a good bunny and proactively and enthusiastically embrace change :lol: )
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Re: New posts not working and general strangeness

Post by nerodine » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:41 pm

*throws scarf over shoulder*

And that's the end of that chapter.

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