This forum and Cookies?

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  1. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    anyone else have to always manualy mark forums as read because they constantly show up as new but once you click on it, all items have been read already?

    Also it seems that the forums settings are set to store cookies on the users computer instead of on the webserver database.


    This means when switching back and forth between multiple computers and the ipad. Each computer thinks different items are new or have been read already.



    any chance that a moderator or someone in charge of the site could go to
    vboptions > general settings > Thread/Forum Read Marking Type
    and change it to DataBase

    this would help out a lot, and keep everything the same no matter what computer/device with are using. I could read something on my PC, then move to my iPad and the stuff i read on my PC would not show as new on my iPad.
     
  2. Bremen

    Bremen iPad Addict

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    Great idea, I have noticed the same thing....
     
  3. Dav

    Dav iPF Novice

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    Yeah I have same issue, we need a mod to just change the settings like you say then all should be good to go.
     
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    NumbLock iPad Ninja

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    X3. Good idea
     
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    winwaed iPF Novice

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    I found that setting the time zone for your log-in, largely fixed this problem.

    Looks like the forum was getting confused between your browser's reported time and the server's clock.
     
  6. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My time-zone is set correctly already.
     
  7. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I just spoke with idan they guy that runs the site and he said this is how they want it to be setup and that many users have said that they like it better the way it is.

    That just crazy talk, who on earth would want to have stuff they already read to show up as being new.


    I creaded a poll so people can vote.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/apple-ipad-polls/5314-website-cookies.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
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    FrostyFire iPad Fan

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    Thanks for bringing this up, seems to be the only forum I'm on that does it "the other way." (I'm on a shit load of forums)

    Hopefully people understand what the point of the pole is though!
     
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    mayo iPF Novice

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    Totally agree.... It would be nice if our sysadmin can make it a feature that we can choose in our profile to show read or not read.
     
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    Matth3w iPad Ninja

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    If it's stored in the database, (just playing devil's advocate) how does that affect performance when you have say...10,000 members on at any given time?
     
  11. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    #1 this website doesnt have that many users
    #2 MySQL database can handle it with no problems with a reasonable server setup.
     
  12. Matth3w

    Matth3w iPad Ninja

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    Well it doesn't now, but it could very well soon enough. It's the number one result in Google when you type "ipad forum".

    For example, my Corvette Forum that I belong to has 242k members and God knows how many on at any given time.

    I agree that it would be better because when I get home from work or even between my iPad and my desktop, they always show as unread....I was just playing devil's advocate.
     
  13. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good news, JohnnyApple has jumped into my private messages with iDan and said the following.


     

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