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    To try to keep up with the number of posts to this board, I click on Quick Links then Mark Forums Read every time I go through the results of "New Posts." Am I doing it the best way?
    Is there a way to add a "Mark Read" option to the toolbar so it's just one click?
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    I just click "view first unread" at the top x
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    Thanks. We must have different options. I'll keep poking around looking for what you're talking about, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pqfnb2
    Thanks. We must have different options. I'll keep poking around looking for what you're talking about, though.
    Go LSU! I'm an alum, too.
    If you look just above your first thread (just above the time (2:42) of your thread, there is a choice of "view first unread). This is not in the Quick Links drop down menu.

    LOL
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    Thanks! Got it.
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    I've pretty much settled on the method described above.

    Moderators - is there any way we could, in user cp, exclude specific forums? Some forums I am not interested in reading and it would make the list of threads considerably shorter if they were simply omitted.
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    I keep coming back to this.... hoping there is a better way.... maybe someone could give me some help.

    Here's my scenerio. I come to TC discussion, use the Quick Link for New Posts. Since I haven't been to the site since last night there are 12 pages of new posts. Okay, I can handle this, I tell myself. I get to the second page and something urgent from the world outside of my Treo650 happens. (seems unlikely, but it does happen)

    One thing leads to another and I have to close my IE window to Treo Central or log off my computer completely. When I return to TC discussion -> Quick Links -> New Posts a couple of hours later there are only four pages of unread posts. I didn't take the Mark Forums Read option, I just left the website.

    My question is - Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to leave the site and come back without all of the forums somehow being marked as read?

    Your help is gratefully appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimRohde
    Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to leave the site and come back without all of the forums somehow being marked as read?
    You're not doing anything wrong. The forum software uses a session timer to track when you last visited, etc. If you log in, do some stuff, and leave, that session will eventually time out and the next time you log in, you'll see only new threads since that time. There's no way to fix this in the forum software (it's a feature, not a bug) and there's nothing you can do on your end except to maybe read faster!
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    Not the answer I was looking for but thanks for your quick response.
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    Here's a workaround that I use when I have to leave a forum in the middle of my visit. I surf this and other forums the same way you do: via the New Posts page. One caveat to this method: it uses Firefox, and not IE.

    Using a Firefox extention called ReloadEvery, you can keep your session at a forum open. I'm a mod at another forum, and I know that the timeout is set to 2 hours. When I leave that forum and still want to preserve the "New Posts" page, I can right click in that webpage and tell my browser to reload the site once every 1.5 hours. This way I never "leave" the site. I occasionally do this here at TC too (sorry TC mods!). TC's timeout seems to be quicker, but if I visit it once every 10 minutes while I'm away, when I come back my session is still preserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splufdaddy
    TC's timeout seems to be quicker
    I just checked and our setting is 900 seconds (15 minutes).
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    MarkEagle
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    I'll set my browser to reload TC every 14 minutes then, to help you guys out. I don't do this very often, it's just a trick I keep in my back pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    I just checked and our setting is 900 seconds (15 minutes).
    Am I correct in assuming that the 900 second starts when I leave my session as opposed to when I arrive? Or does the time start as soon as I'm "inactive"?

    What's the reason for timeouts? Is it just a way to manage your servers - more "active" connections mean more overhead??

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimRohde
    Or does the time start as soon as I'm "inactive"?
    I'm not positive, but I believe this to be the case.

    What's the reason for timeouts?
    I have no idea!

    That's a question for the techies... I'm just an old moderator...
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    Are email notification to subscribed threads broken? I'been getting them all at once, hours late, or not at all.

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