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Out of the Blue

Frans rolled out another enhancement here yesterday, fixing up a long standing feature intended to make it easier for readers to keep tabs on what forum posts users have already viewed. Unviewed threads and posts have a red asterisk to denote their status, which has always been the case, except in the past this feature would not be able to keep tabs on this unless you closed and restarted your browser between visits, which made it pretty pointless for most users. This behavior has been refined, and these asterisks should now properly track read and unread posts for logged-in users. This forum post explains the feature in detail. Thanks Frans!

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2010, 10:10  Xymph 
Xymph wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 17:18:
Ray Marden wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 12:47:
FYI - I am losing my "Thread View" when reading multiple threads under the General Discussion.

I'm not sure what part is causing it, but I can reproduce it by reading any post, clikign on the General Discussion link above the post, and then selecting a new thread with multiple posts. Of course, those boards are dead so it really isn't a huge issue.
Looks like the View setting isn't consistently propagated throughout. You prolly have the same effect in the News forum (with the link in the masthead). I'll see if I can straighten that out.
I tweaked a bunch of links throughout the forums so the View setting is now mostly controlled by the bearkey-view cookie and not overruled by navigation links. That should do it, but let me know if you spot another propagation issue.
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