Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 06 2007,23:01
The subject is slightly misleading. I use the "New Posts" link all the time to keep up with active discussion. Generally I find it helpful, and I keep track of the last timestamp I saw so I can filter the returns.
My question really is, "how come the New Posts link doesn't remember the last time I checked?".
Today, it's been very apparent that the logic behind the New Posts is not user specific. I'm guessing that it displays entries made during the last X hours or something like that. Today it was very apparent because it returned an empty list once, and then returned three or four results two minutes later. It's not very dependable.
I feel like I may have missed something important and have no way of knowing for sure.
Of course, I can come up with other strategies to mitigate this, but I wish the New Posts was better tuned.
Please pardon me for saying this, I don't want to offend anyone, and I don't understand why you are using ikonboard, but the functionality of this forum is far below what I've experienced on other boards. I use a couple of phpBB boards and they are much friendlier in their Search and their "New since last visit" capabilities.