Forum changes: Editing of posts has been turned off until further notice.
Started by Paganini, January 15, 2002, 10:59:48 AM
Quote from: Clinton R NixonYou can mark posts read manually - although it's a matter of marking all posts in a forum or in the entire forums. You should see the option to mark all posts read on the right hand side of your screen, right above the list of topics when looking at a forum.
Quote from: PaganiniActually, I don't have anything like that. I just went and checked. I have:View posts since last visitView your postsView unanswered postsAnd that's all.
QuoteBut the real problem isn't posts not getting marked read, it's with the *automatic* marking of posts when I leave. If I leave some posts unread, they're marked as read the next time I visit. In fact, the forum doesn't seem to track "read" or "unread" status of posts; it tracks by timestamp. Messages posted since my last recorded login are a different color. (Hence, "view posts since last visit.) If there was a post made before my last login that I didn't read, then I'm out of luck.
Quote from: Clinton R NixonCough. Hm. I said, "in a forum." That is, in Indie Game Design, or in Site Discussion, or in wherever. When you're looking at the main screen for the forums - in the plural - it's at the bottom of the list of forums on the left.
QuoteI'm sorry if you think I'm being belligerant. You're asking me to make the forums read your mind. Trust me, you and everyone else would complain if I made you manually mark each post you've read. (I've never seen a forum that works that way, and with good reason.) Of course, someone's going to have a problem no matter how the forums work.
QuoteI read each and every post on here every day. I don't have a single problem doing so. I'm of average intelligence, with a completely normal computer. Given all that, I have a hard time understanding the problem.
Quote from: Clinton R NixonTo everyone: if you have a suggestion for the forums, I'd prefer it if you private messaged me. If you have what appears to be a problem, feel free to put it here or private message me, but I won't be able to help you if you don't provide, at a minimum, the browser you're using, and the operating system it runs on.
Quote from: LoganClinton is being polite. I think you're picking at the fine points. No software is perfect. So, when the forum software loses your posts or deletes what you've typed (and the earliest incarnation of this forum did that all the time), then it's time to say something. Otherwise, why not just enjoy the many good things about these forums?
QuoteAnyway, he didn't tell anyone to get stuffed, so I reckon he was polite. Don't you?
QuoteOh, one other thing... This place *is* a private playground. Specifically, it's Clinton's private playground. He shares it with all of us, which is nice of him. Until we all start paying for subscriptions, we are here as his guests. I think many of us forget that from time to time.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsI think everyone has said his piece on this thread, and I'd like to call it before anyone feels the need to repeat said piece.