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XF 1.1 Time limit for recent threads?

Neil E.

Active member
I didn't find anything under ACP>Home>Options.
Can the time limit for what's considered "recent" be modified?
What about time limit settings for new threads / recent activity?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Time limit for unread (new) threads:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Threads, Discussions and Conversations -> Read Marking Data Lifetime (Days)

Overall limit for all "search" listings including what's new:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Search Options -> Maximum Number of Search Results

The recent activity page goes out to 7 days. That is hard-coded in this function:


Neil E.

Active member
That's good information.
Read Marking Data Lifetime (Days) = 30
Maximum Number of Search Results = 200
From Jake, recent activity (days) = 7

Is there anything that ties What's New to the last time a user logged on?
User logs on at 8am, then logs on at 8pm. Does 8pm What's New only show new posts since 8am?
I just want to verify how What's New functions since 7 days for Recent Activity seems like a long time.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
The read markers are persistent within the limit you set (30 days from your previous post). They are not dependent on login time. If a thread has a post from 12 days ago that I haven't read then it will show in what's new for me.