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New Posts & Alerts query

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by Spiritwalkerness, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    There seems to be no rime nor reason as to how these work. The New Posts tab often hasn't got all the most recent posts that I KNOW have just gone up and if I go into the separate Forum lists I can see that there are new posts showing, yet if I then go and use the New Posts tab they aren't there.
    As for my Alerts, the posts I am alerted to are extremely random, threads I expect to be alerted to aren't and threads I really am not interested in show up?

    Is it just me? Have I not clicked/checked/watched threads correctly?
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    @Spiritwalkerness

    Is this where you're clicking?

    upload_2015-11-10_0-7-26.png

    If you select 'New Posts' it will only show you posts that you haven't read. This new posts tab will also show posts on all forums - not just those you are watching.


    Recent Posts should show you all posts, whether or not you have read them.

    upload_2015-11-10_0-10-4.png

    Alerts have been a bit haphazard sometimes for me too - especially on the midnight thread.

    I'm off to bed now, but I'll come back tomorrow to see if further investigation is needed.
     
  3. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Ahh, I hadn't thought about it that way (regarding New Posts)
     
  4. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I think you're right, Marl. Recent posts is the better option
     
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  6. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I knew I'd mentioned it somewhere. Now all I need to learn is how to link this thread into the thread Vince has started...

    Now I tried it out when testing but have never felt the need to use the facility and therefore have forgotten
     
  7. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    You can use a permalink to link from one thread to a particular post in another thread
    I need more Lerts
     

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