Forum software upgrade

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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby 7im » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:26 pm

Marking all as read does not work, unless you ALSO log off and back on.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby bruce » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:19 pm

There are two different functions.
Marking all as read turns off the orange flags but leaves them on the list of new posts until you logoff.
Viewing unread posts follows the orange flag count, not the since logoff count.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby uncle_fungus » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:31 am

I think the precise issue is that the last forum visit isn't being tracked properly with sessions.
I don't have my account set to "log me in automatically", so after a period of inactivity I have to log in again.
What should be happening is that the last forum visit time is updated a long with the last session time, but for some reason it isn't, unless you either manually log out, or click "mark forums read"

The issue is quite visible in the proBlue theme, as at the top of the index page there is a "last forum visit" time. If you haven't logged out recently, there will be a mismatch between the time/date shown here and the "last visit" time/date shown on your profile.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby bollix47 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:59 am

Google shows a few threads discussing this or similar problem:

http://www.google.ca/search?q=phpbb%20w ... l=en&meta=

This one suggests a fix:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... 60#p208460

I have no idea if their problems are exactly the same as the one we're seeing. :e?:
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby uncle_fungus » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:13 am

Unfortunately that's not a fix for the problem we're having it would just cover a part of it up.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby k1wi » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:11 pm

It looks like I'm being logged out more today than yesterday, not sure if it is because I'm accessing the site on my phone and from computer...
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby uncle_fungus » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:03 pm

That's possibly due to something I was testing earlier. I suspect everyone had to log in again at some point today as I wiped the session table in an attempt to fix the new posts problem.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby k1wi » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:02 pm

Thanks fungus,

As you likely know logging back in did not reset the new post count.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby derrickmcc » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:32 pm

Is there any prospect of getting the View New Posts to work as it did prior to the upgrade?
i.e. I do not have to mark forums as read, and I do not have to logout to get the new posts count reset.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby Nathan_P » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:13 pm

Agree, having 3159 newposts is annoying - and no, i'm not logging out just to "fix" something that is clearly broke and needs properly fixing
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby 7im » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:27 pm

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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby Nathan_P » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:18 pm

Nice violin, however it doesn't fix the problem :roll:
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby uncle_fungus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:14 am

Yes, I will try and fix it, when I have sufficient time to debug the issue.
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby Nathan_P » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:29 am

uncle_fungus wrote:Yes, I will try and fix it, when I have sufficient time to debug the issue.


Thanks, I do appreciate that time is always a problem :)
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Re: Forum software upgrade

Postby derrickmcc » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:19 am

derrickmcc wrote:Is there any prospect of getting the View New Posts to work as it did prior to the upgrade?
i.e. I do not have to mark forums as read, and I do not have to logout to get the new posts count reset.

I have noticed that it is now only neccesary to logout to get the new posts count reset.
i.e. I do not have to mark forums as read first.
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