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Viewing Posts on Forum Problems--Help?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by foodie, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Fellow Forum Gurus (just kidding--:happygrin:)--

    Lately, when we view the forum, we have problems getting the threads or posts to clear-out from the forum. For example, when I clear the "Today's Posts", it still shows prior "views" on the forum pages.

    I can "Mark Forums Read" to clear the page--but it does not completely work. Any help? Also, I view the forum with Internet Explorer for my browser instead of AOL. Also, how often should I clear my cache on my computer? Is this the problem?

    Thanks.

    Foodie
     
  2. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Just wanted to bump this post for some help--please?:conf2:

    When I go to "Quick Links" feature on the Forum page to "Who's Online"--I have trouble. In a nutshell--here it is--I hope that I explain it correctly.:huh:

    Anyway, when I click on "Who's Online" feature to view and after clicking "Mark Forums Read", it still shows previous times that I viewed "Who's Online" with Not Current times or people who may be online at the time. I have tried after Logging Out--to using the different Forum styles under Quick Forum Styles feature or the Reload feature--but it does not work. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. The Internet Explorer browser is what we use--same thing happens when we use AOL for browser.

    I like using the "Who's Online" feature to gauge who actually reads my posts sometimes. Not a big deal though. Every time that I Log Out to "clear" the pages already viewed--it still shows "past views". On all computers that I have tried it is the same problem.

    Hubby doesn't have any suggestions; and I was wondering if it is a software issue or not? Also, when I am not logged on and use the "Who's Online" feature as a "Guest" to view--the same issue occurs.

    Any help would be appreciated. Tried clearing out and marking forums read--but to no avail.

    I am better at "foodie issues" than "computer geek issues":conf2::huh:. Thanks again.

    Foodie
     
  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    1 - always stay logged in. There is no reason NOT to be logged in, and not logging in prevents the forum from properly tracking what threads/posts you have read or not.

    My guess is you may have something installed that is messing with the sessions used by the forums. If it can not maintain the sessions and cookies properly, odd mix and match display stuff will happen.

    Stay logged in, stay away from the AOL browser - my best suggestions. Make sure you don't have some agressive anti-virus/'internet security' program that may be interfering with your web browsing either.

    I do not know what you mean here. Also, make sure you are using links to move around, not just using the 'back' button in your browser, etc.
     
  4. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    flynn--

    Thanks for your help.

    Even when I don't use the Back button--it shows not the current time when I am looking at "Who's online".
    For example, if it is 11 am and I am using "Who's online" feature, when you look at "you last visited" time it does not match with current times online. It may show "you last visited" at 8 am not 11 am? Does that make any sense?

    The only I have been able to clear out the "old times you visited" was to log out and start over. That works sometimes.

    I will check again anti-virus and cookies ideas. Thanks again.

    Foodie
     
  5. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Foodie, as of right now, it is approx 11:45 and my "last visit" shows 10:17.

    This feature is working as it should. It is your LAST visit to the site, not your CURRENT visit.
     
  6. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I just clicked on 'whos online' and all times are in the 11:4x time range.

    Sounds like maybe a cached page is being displayed maybe? Try forcing a refresh by holding the control button and hitting the refresh button in your browser and see if it changes.

    Just sitting on that page and hitting the refresh link in your browser should show that page changing. If not, some sort of local browser thing. I'd delete the browser cache and delete your cookies for the site.
     
  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I show you as

    T8erman 11:51 replying to the tax thread.

    I think she is getting too hung up on what the forum actually time stamps.

    The forum makes timestamps when you do certain things on the website.. it's those timestamps that are displayed. It is not like its physically watching you, it's simply saving a reference when you do certain things... and that page just shows what the lastest reference saved was.

    If you are sitting here wondering who is reading your threads - I think you need to step back and take a breather. Posting is to share ideas and informations - if people want it - they'll get it, if not, they'll skip it. That's why people are so put off by the threads about other threads or posts telling you to go read another thread because you just created the other post.

    Don't worry about it!!! You post it, people reading the topic, or searching, or reading the new posts will find it. We don't need posts to say you've posted somewhere else.
     
  8. foodie

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    Thanks Steve and T8erman for the help. Yeah, sorry about the "extras"--I will try to keep it simple. Been studying too much lately--and juggling too much--I guess.

    Oh, well--I will try your suggestions.

    Foodie

    P. S. Refresh button worked for me on the "Who's online" question. Thanks again--

    Foodie
     

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