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Offline Laurie

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fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:22:35 am »
Hi,

  I do not know if I am seeing a problem with the site or whether it is from some other cause but I am seeing wide fluctuations in what unread post listings. This happens between log ins. I'll go off line with 3 or 4  pages of unread posts and the next time I log in there are 2 pages. It seems to be occurring more recently but has been happening for awhile now.
  For an example last night when I logged off there were 4 pages and when I logged in today there were only two. Now I am sure I wasn't logging in and reading those missing posts in my sleep. I can even get more specific with a couple of the missing threads.... My road trip thread and HappyMoni's surgery thread were both on the unread list before I logged out and were not there there morning.
    Whatever is happening it is annoying. Can anyone explaing what is going on?

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    Laurie
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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 05:36:18 pm »
The link at the top of the page only displays unread posts since your last visit..
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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 06:03:52 pm »
It's probably a rogue admin meddling with your account settings to make you think you're going crazy...  >:-)

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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 07:00:43 pm »
Constructing the screen requires a good deal of cross linking in the data base for each user. Because of storage requirements and overhead maintaining it, Susan clears the list at least once a day and sometimes twice a day. One clearing seems to happen around 8-9 AM server time and the other if it happens occurs in the afternoon server time.
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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 08:22:18 pm »
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in the afternoon server time.

What time zone is the server in?
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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 08:23:42 pm »
Constructing the screen requires a good deal of cross linking in the data base for each user. Because of storage requirements and overhead maintaining it, Susan clears the list at least once a day and sometimes twice a day. One clearing seems to happen around 8-9 AM server time and the other if it happens occurs in the afternoon server time.

Really? That doesn't seem to be in the SMF docs that I can find.. However, there are 2 different methods for viewing unread posts, one shows unread since last visit, the other shows all unread..

The first method for me generally shows between 1 and 6 pages, depending on how long it was since I last visited. The second method, as of the time of posting, gives me 4038 pages.
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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 08:42:07 pm »
What time zone is the server in?
The central time zone. If you haven't set the time offset in your profile, all times will be displayed in server time units. If you have set the offset, then you can determine the timezone from the amount of offset.
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Re: fluctuations in what unread posts are displayed.
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 09:05:45 pm »
Really? That doesn't seem to be in the SMF docs that I can find.. However, there are 2 different methods for viewing unread posts, one shows unread since last visit, the other shows all unread..

The first method for me generally shows between 1 and 6 pages, depending on how long it was since I last visited. The second method, as of the time of posting, gives me 4038 pages.
OK I give. If the setting exist for that, I am unable to find it. I do know that I have been working the forum and suddenly my list will be missing the tail end so I lose stuff that I intend on working with latter. Being able to retain a days worth of posts would be very useful to me.
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