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Database read marking limit

Nick

Well-known member
#1
In vBulletin, there is a setting that allows you to set how much time goes by before an unread/unvisited thread is automatically marked as "read".

I'm noticing the same thing here, but the time limit seems very short. I just opened a thread (for the first time) that was originally started on Sunday. I was automatically taken to the first unread post (posted today), which happened to be the 11th post in the thread. So it essentially thought I had read the first 10 posts from Sunday, when in fact, I hadn't.

So is there a time limit and if so, how long is it? Can it be increased to at least 7 days or something so that I'm not being taken to the middle of threads I haven't even started reading?
 
#2
I don't think they are automatically marked as read. It seems to only mark as read when you load the page, atleast that's what I've experienced...
 

Nick

Well-known member
#3
That wouldn't make sense, because if it wasn't automatically marked as read, the first unread post I should have been taken to should have been the first post in the thread.
 

cedivad

Active member
#8
So there is no thread-specific read logging? That would be great... i know it may takes a few hours to code...
Or am i wrong another time?
 

Kier

XenForo Developer
Staff member
#9
So there is no thread-specific read logging? That would be great... i know it may takes a few hours to code...
Or am i wrong another time?
There is thread specific code, but all threads with no replies posted more recently than ten days ago will be automatically shown as read.
 

cedivad

Active member
#10
Ok thank you =)
A little suggestion: wouldn't be great to be alerted trough the facebook-like popup when someone quotes you?
 

Erik

Well-known member
#14
When you have young children, 8am is almost lunch time.
The time zone differences make visiting the site so odd. I'll see Kier go to bed, and then wake up 5 hours later (during which the forums are pretty much dead), and then I'll go to bed. Then when I wake up it's like the site exploded and there's pages and pages of threads that I have to catch up on. :p
 

Onimua

Well-known member
#15
The time zone differences make visiting the site so odd. I'll see Kier go to bed, and then wake up 5 hours later (during which the forums are pretty much dead), and then I'll go to bed. Then when I wake up it's like the site exploded and there's pages and pages of threads that I have to catch up on. :p
I've tried to not sleep or be away too long as then it takes me a good two hours or so to read through them all.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#16
That wouldn't make sense, because if it wasn't automatically marked as read, the first unread post I should have been taken to should have been the first post in the thread.
Presumably you marked the forum/all forums read.