Originally Posted by suzeeq
The old board had a `View new posts since last visit' link, or words to that effect. It's the only way I can keep up.
And I do have a query for Sheldon....
The links do change color on the threads I've already visited after I reload the page (or click new posts) but the next time I visit the site after shutting down, they're not highlighted anymore. At all. The old site would keep the color change, though sometimes it changed; I swear some of the threads it had marked that I read, I never went to. Is there something that can keep the visited links marked in a different color from session to session?
The links on the mainpage of the forum will appear red/orange if there are new posts/threads (re: activity) since the last time you visited. If you go into a forum and click "mark forum read", and go back to the main page, that link should now appear dark blue. It will change back to red once a new thread or post has been made.
The same thing with the threads. If you click and read a thread and go back to the thread index, it will appear as a lighter weight blue font, instead of the usual bold red.
I think for most people these session features work. However, a few people's computers can have problems with them. I recommend clearing out your cookies, as you might have an older cookie on your computer. Also, never use the back button when navigating the forum as it can cause some problems. And lastly, make sure when you are accessing the web site you reach it by www.knittinghelp.com
and not knittinghelp.com. If you use both, your computer will maintain 2 sets of cookies for your visits and they will both behave differently.
I hope this helps.