New messages are not showing as new

mcvaughan

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Original poster
Aug 9, 2007
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I've noticed that if I read one section for a while that messages from another section are marked as Read. IOW, why won't these messages I have not clicked on yet stay "new?" I use the read the newest messages link for each section but it won't show me the messages that I have not seen yet.

Does this make any sense to anyone? :)
 

Eraserhead

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Nov 3, 2005
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Isn't it because someone has started but not sent a reply in the relevant thread/forum? At least that's what I've always thought it was.
 

mcvaughan

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Original poster
Aug 9, 2007
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Houston, TX
I don't think so.

Another explanation of what I'm talking about. I read something in one section, and then I jump to another section where I see posts with today's date that I have not read that are not bolded like other new posts. Because of this, it's hard to keep up with all the newest messages.
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Could you have taken so long with the first message that you may have been automatically logged out? I'm still not sure I know what you're talking about... :eek:
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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If you have no activity in the forums for 15 minutes, the system considers you to have left and all threads are marked read. Is that what's happening?