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Old 04-29-2016, 05:16 AM
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Default New post 24hr rollover

Id like to see any new post stay up for 24 or 48hrs.at present sometimes a post or reply is only up for a few hrs at most before it gets rolled over.as this is an international site with broadly different timezones it makes sense to use a timeframe which gives each post enough time to be viewed by all frequent members.thanks,otherwise great site
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:32 PM
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Good point.

If we are at it, make it "account based" instead of "session based". I'm logging in from different computers during the day, and the same posts i have read on a browser/pc are being highlighted on another one witch creates confusion.
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:30 PM
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I will check and see if it is configurable in any way.

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We have the following options :

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This option controls how threads and forums are marked as read.

1. Inactivity/Cookie Based - once a user has been inactive for a certain amount of time (the value of the session timeout option) all threads and forums are considered read. Individual threads are marked as read within a session via cookies.

This option is how all versions of vBulletin before 3.5 functioned.

2. Database (no automatic forum marking) - this option uses the database to store thread and forum read times. This allows accurate read markers to be kept indefinitely. However, in order for a forum to be marked read when all threads are read, the user must view the list of threads for that forum.

This option is more space and processor intensive than inactivity-based marking.

3. Database (automatic forum marking) - this option is the same as a previous option, but forums are automatically marked as read when the last new thread is read.

This is the most usable option for end users, but most processor intensive.


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It was previously set to option #1 - and I have changed it to option #3.

Since it was previously dependent on cookie settings for your browser - you may have seen different durations, etc. depending on device, etc.

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Old 04-30-2016, 05:20 AM
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Thanks for the clarification,much appreciated
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:02 AM
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I'm not a fan of how its running now Jeff. Preferred cookies in that I could click new posts and anything new would present at the top. Once read it would go from bold to normal. With the current setup once I read something it's no longer listed when using "new posts".
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