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Unread not working for some older threads I've visited

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by CyclingTribe, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, but there are watched threads I know I have read (up to a certain point) from a few months ago - but when I click on the thread title I am taken to the very first post and not the first unread.

    Is this the default behaviour or can it be configured?

    If it's default, what is the time limit for a an unread reply to be considered new?

    Cheers,
    Shaun :D
     
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    That's the default behaviour, it'll take you to the first post and then you can click go to first unread. Note that where you go when you click go to first unread depends on the Read Marking Data Lifetime which by default is set to 30 days.
     
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    admincp -> options -> options -> Threads, Discussions and Conversations: Read Marking Data Lifetime (Days)

    Content older than that setting is considered 'read', even if it has not been read.
     
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  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Excellent - thanks Dean :)

    I've upped it to 60 on GeeksChat - but I suppose if someone hasn't been to your board in 60 days they'll have so much reading to do they won't notice ... :ROFLMAO:
     
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Is your xf forum for testing (not live)?

    The reason I ask is that it is entirely possible changing that in the future could mark all content unread - even if the members have read it. For example if you used 60 days for a while, then to save on server resources you changed it later to 30, then all threads could be 'unread' for everyone.
     
  6. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    This is a problem importing I believe, it will only happen on threads that you imported and not threads created after. I'm having the same issue.
     
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    The imported content will be marked as unread, even if you have read them before import, as I recall.
     
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  8. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    So what I'm saying is right then because anything after import is marked appropriately. Thank you.
     
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  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what the impact is of setting the unread figure higher than the default - say 120 days or maybe even 365 days?

    Also, does the size of the forum make a difference with this setting?

    Cheers,
    Shaun :D
     
  10. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    I've set mine to a year, haven't noticed a negative impact.
     
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  11. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    ive set mine to 180 and seen no ill effect.
     
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