Resetting "New Posts"

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Resetting "New Posts"

Post by fll-freak » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Short of logging off and then back in, is it possible to reset the posts the forum thinks are new? I leave myself logged in for days at a time. The list of new posts gets very long. Now I have to log out and back it. Is there a "reset" button someplace I have not found? Could one be added? I know I have seen this feature on other boards.

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Re: Resetting "New Posts"

Post by MichaelN » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:30 pm

I remember a while ago they changed the timer the website used to determine this, at the request of a bunch of people. Personally I preferred it the way it was. Sorry, not sure about the answer to your question though...

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Re: Resetting "New Posts"

Post by fll-freak » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:55 pm

I would not think a timer, but rather the last time I logged in (as it is now) or from the last time I did a "reset" or "mark all as read".

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Re: Resetting "New Posts"

Post by nickersonm » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:11 pm

I'm not sure if it's what you're asking for, but there are "Mark forums read" and "Mark topics read" links in the upper-right of the board index and forum index, respectively. These clear the "new post" flag from all posts or all posts in the current forum.

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Re: Resetting "New Posts"

Post by fll-freak » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:20 am

Brilliant!
That is exactly what I have been looking for but could not find!
Thanks so much.

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Re: Resetting "New Posts"

Post by fll-freak » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:02 am

Rats
Not quite what I was looking for. If you mark the forums as read from the index page, and then you ask for "View new posts", you still get a list of posts that have changed since the last time you logged in. I think marking posts as read should clear the new posts as well.

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