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Old 28.05.2006, 11:58
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Whenever I log on after being gone a while, I see a long list of threads when I go into "New Posts."

If I don't get to all of them before needing to log out, it's tough luck! Because the next time I log in there might only be one new post since my last log-in and the ones I didn't get to on the previous visit are gone.

Is there any reasonable solution? I know it could really get backed up if they all stayed there waiting for me to get to them.

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Old 28.05.2006, 12:03
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Re: New Posts

Yes I have the same problem. However the post since last visit is a nice feature, but shouldn't be relied on as essential

Other options are going into each forum and reading the list from top to bottom, since they are sorted by date of last post.

You can also go into the advanced options of search and get it to display posts/threads from a certain time period, e.g. last four weeks.

Hope that helps.
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Old 28.05.2006, 23:49
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I just tried your second tip about using the advanced search. While it did make me feel all advanced and important, I didn't achieve the desired result.

It only seems to work if I type in thread titles or usernames. How would I know those if I'm trying to catch up on what I've missed?

So it's back to the first tip - AKA the non-shortcut way.
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Old 29.05.2006, 09:22
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Re: New Posts

Interesting. You are correct. It seems that this search function doesn't allow all records from within that date period. Curious. I'll have to investigate that one.
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Old 29.05.2006, 10:40
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Re: New Posts

Found a quick work-around:

http://www.englishforum.ch/search.ph...tdaily&days=30

This will give you everything in the last 30 days. You can alter the number of days yourself by copying and pasting that address into your address bar, then simply changing the number of days in days= to the number of days you want, then press enter to execute the search. I just tested it and it works.

Not the most user friendly way, but it works
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Re: New Posts

I think this thread is an appropriate place to pose this question, although the thread "New Posts - new to whom" is on a similar topic, too.

Frequently, when I visit EF and I am automatically logged-in, I click on "New Posts" in the top banner, and it then tells me that there are no new posts to view, and instead it gives me the option of viewing all new posts in the past 24 hours. This is despite the fact that the computer has been turned off since the previous evening. This even occasionally happens when I've been away for more than 24 hours. Can anyone shed some light on what might be going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here are some technical details.

I mainly use Firefox 2 on a PC running Windows XP, and never log out of EF on this machine. However, when that is turned off then I will occasionally use our Mac (Intel-based, OS 10.4.?), which also runs Firefox, but I'm not automatically logged-in to EF on that, and I normally don't bother to log-in unless I want to post. However, I don't think it has anything to do with the second computer because the problem can occur without me touching the Mac for a few days.
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