Question about New posts.... Sometimes I see them with red NEW, sometimes not...

 

Sometimes I see new posts in a thread highlighted with a Red "NEW", and other times not....

Take for example, the "NA 2012.30 is available" thread... I see there are 12 new posts... but today I don't see the red "NEW" indicator on the last 12 posts on page 2.

Suggestion.... If there are 12 new posts, It would be real nice is you could select the thread in a way as to go directly to these 12 new posts... bypassing all the other posts you've already read... so you don't have to scroll through them (or, then find you're on page 1 of 3, which causes even more clicking and scrolling!)

Thanks for listening. Jan

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

I may have found it....

I may have found it.... Click on the new posts in the thread list.... I must have been doing that sometimes, and therefore sometimes seeing the red NEW and sometimes not.... because I clicked on the thread name, not the New Posts....

Am I correct?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Displaying new posts

I think it depends on how you display the list of threads. If you use the "unread posts" link, it will take you to your first unread post in each thread, regardless of which page it is on.

There seems to be a problem if you display the list from the "Recent posts" link. It does not seem to take you to the first new post unless it is on page 1. When you have to traverse pages, it seems to lose the red "New" tags.

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Maybe I need to re-state the

Maybe I need to re-state the question....

Why is it that when I click on the "New posts" in the subject thread, do I not get taken to the new posts?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

because

JanJ wrote:

Maybe I need to re-state the question....

Why is it that when I click on the New posts in the subject thread, do I not get taken to the new posts?

You need to click on unread posts.

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Thanks

Box Car wrote:
JanJ wrote:

Maybe I need to re-state the question....

Why is it that when I click on the New posts in the subject thread, do I not get taken to the new posts?

You need to click on unread posts.

I have used this before but forgot where it was. Very simple, except for a senior moment grin

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Sometimes when I click on

Sometimes when I click on the NEW under the name, it DOES take me directly to the new posts, but not always....

I'm trying to determine WHAT I do to be taken directly to the new files... and it is not always doing this....

I'd post a picture of what I'm clicking on to be clearer, but I guess I can't upload a picture..

It is NOT acting consistently

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

More than one page

If there are more than one page of post everything except unread post takes you to the 1st page.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

I just clicked on many

I just clicked on many threads New areas...
One thing that appears to be happeninng....
If there is less than one full page, I get taken directly to the new files, with red NEW in upper right corner.... but
If there is more than one page.... It appears to take me to top of first page only....

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Software bug?

mgarledge wrote:

If there are more than one page of post everything except unread post takes you to the 1st page.

Yes, that appears to be what's going on..

Software bug?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Or

A minor programming error. Drupal can be a bit quirky.

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An easier way

JanJ wrote:

Maybe I need to re-state the question....

Why is it that when I click on the "New posts" in the subject thread, do I not get taken to the new posts?

For me, the easiest way to see new posts is to first click the "Mark topics in ALL FORUMS as read." Then the next time I visit, I click the "unread posts" which brings up a list of all threads with new posts--and when clicking any of the posts, I go directly to New Posts. When finished, once again click "Mark topics in ALL FORUMS as read."

I can skip the "Mark all...." button if I know that I've actually read all of the new posts--in general, I just read those new posts of interest to me and skip the others and therefore I do the "Mark all..." at the end of my readings each time I visit the forums.

Just to be clear--using this method always highlights new posts with the red "New" and takes me to the first new one for each thread clicked.

Thanks

CraigW wrote:
JanJ wrote:

Maybe I need to re-state the question....

Why is it that when I click on the "New posts" in the subject thread, do I not get taken to the new posts?

For me, the easiest way to see new posts is to first click the "Mark topics in ALL FORUMS as read." Then the next time I visit, I click the "unread posts" which brings up a list of all threads with new posts--and when clicking any of the posts, I go directly to New Posts. When finished, once again click "Mark topics in ALL FORUMS as read."

I can skip the "Mark all...." button if I know that I've actually read all of the new posts--in general, I just read those new posts of interest to me and skip the others and therefore I do the "Mark all..." at the end of my readings each time I visit the forums.

Just to be clear--using this method always highlights new posts with the red "New" and takes me to the first new one for each thread clicked.

I will try this.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

If I can find it

I can't find where to Mark all as Read.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Try this

mgarledge wrote:

I can't find where to Mark all as Read.

When I'm viewing my "Unread Forum Posts" page with is the big panel on the left with the several "Topic/StartedBy Replies LastPost," look down at the bottom of the list. That's where mine is.

Once you click "Mark Topics in ALL FORUMS as read," you'll go to a confirmation page where you confirm your choice:

Are you sure you want to mark posts as read in ALL forum areas? This action cannot be undone. Click the "Mark as Read" button to confirm or click "Cancel" if you don't want to mark all as read.

In short, it may be that you need to be on the 'unread posts" page to have the option available to you.

Thanks found it.

CraigW wrote:
mgarledge wrote:

I can't find where to Mark all as Read.

When I'm viewing my "Unread Forum Posts" page with is the big panel on the left with the several "Topic/StartedBy Replies LastPost," look down at the bottom of the list. That's where mine is.

Once you click "Mark Topics in ALL FORUMS as read," you'll go to a confirmation page where you confirm your choice:

Are you sure you want to mark posts as read in ALL forum areas? This action cannot be undone. Click the "Mark as Read" button to confirm or click "Cancel" if you don't want to mark all as read.

In short, it may be that you need to be on the 'unread posts" page to have the option available to you.

That is a nice thing to have. Just marked as read so I can start over. Sometimes it does get confussing.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Good to hear

mgarledge wrote:

That is a nice thing to have. Just marked as read so I can start over. Sometimes it does get confussing.

I think you'll like it.

edit and re-submit old post

I suspect that is because someone used "edit" to modify existing post, and re-submitted. We should notice new posting timestamp there.