Sorry to break my promise to shut up... (General)

by ralphdn, Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 13:40 (4959 days ago)

... but I have an additional query, my forum users are very excited and energetic about using mlf.

[image]I know what the script topic icons represent, but what does it mean when some of them are displayed in red? I thought it might be because some of them can still be edited but one or two of the red ones haven't been posted recent enough IMO. There is unfortunately apparently no help available at this detailled level.

Now I shall truly stop posting and give you time to catch up.

Thanks for your patience,
Ralph
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If you want to talk --> 1.x forum!

by Alfie ⌂ @, Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 17:28 (4959 days ago) @ ralphdn

Hi Ralph,

this is the 2.x forum! As everybody knows by now, your forum is powered b Alex' 1.7x scripts. Your questions should go the respective forum, please!
The red icons/arrows are tagging posts as new (i.e., unread) for a particular user.
As far as I know, the state of the post (read/unread) is stored in a cookie in the browser's cache.
Therefore even for a registered user these red icons/arrows may be present or not if different browsers are used to view the forum.

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OK, I guess I'm thick...

by ralphdn, Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 18:44 (4959 days ago) @ Alfie

... but I come to http://mylittleforum.net/ and I see a single link to a "project discussion forum," and no forum links for version-oriented forums, only separate version-oriented download links. The forum link brings me here. So please tell me where I can find the appropriate forum and I'll be glad to go there and leave you guys alone...

Greetings,
Ralph

OK, I guess I'm thick...

by JED @, Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 19:50 (4959 days ago) @ ralphdn

... but I come to http://mylittleforum.net/ and I see a single link to a "project discussion forum," and no forum links for version-oriented forums, only separate version-oriented download links. The forum link brings me here. So please tell me where I can find the appropriate forum and I'll be glad to go there and leave you guys alone...

Greetings,
Ralph

Hi Ralph,

there are some MLF 1.7 leftovers at http://www.mylittlehomepage.net/forum/forum.php which seem almost dead and a german version at http://www.mylittlehomepage.net/forum_de/forum.php with somewhat more of activity...

The red icons show up when replies in the threads have been posted since the users last logoff, which is stored in the database. So the thread and the postings will be flagged unread this way - but answers not read before the last logoff will not remain marked.

If You are not logged in, it depends on a cookie and if there is no cookie, it seems to be a fixed interval "back from now", maybe one day - I didn't track that back. There may be inconsistencies in the logged out state if You've been logged on before.

It's kinda 'cheap' approach to avoid storing all-unread-postings-by-category semaphores or the like in the user tables.

Greets
JED

N.B.: You're not that thick, as the aforementioned links are withdrawn from Alex homepage - only some bookmarks out in the wild...

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