The Sewing Place

No Unread Topics

Jo

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 09:38:01 AM »
It's not your code. I've had this happen on another smf forum too.
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Swisslass

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 20:10:58 PM »
Fran - i keep the TSP tab open on the iPad all the time, I don't log in or out. I press 'recent unread topics' when I come back to the forum .... and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I don't log in on other devices.
Does this help?
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Francesca

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 20:17:59 PM »
Thanks, that does help. I'm just trying to pin down if there is any correlation between the incidents when it occurs, but it seems fairly random :(

Jo

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2017, 07:10:06 AM »
Happened again today, when I moved from phone to pc.
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Missie

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 08:05:25 AM »
Happened again yesterday, on the same computer I normally use (and it logs me out automatically) and there were at least 2 brand new topics since I'd shut it all down.

Francesca

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2017, 09:22:22 AM »
Thanks for reporting.

As an update, I have a thread running on the SMF forum to try and ask why this happens. It seems it's fairly common across the board but I really need to raise it with the software developers themselves because the community doesn't have answers. Of course trying to get a response from the SMF creators is a tough task  :( I promise I am trying, and I'm really sorry for holding you all up! At least the green "new" signs on each sub-forum should help in the meantime.

Francesca

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2017, 21:06:30 PM »
Hey all, I have a request for you.

If/when you see this issue occur, immediately after seeing the empty Unread list can you note the exact time for me and post it here (along with your current location if you are not in the UK). This may help me pair up error logs with this error. I haven't had this issue myself, so can't put the error logs against a specific occurrence.

Vegegrow

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2017, 21:47:38 PM »
I don't have a problem but thank you for all your hard work Fran :*
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Francesca

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 19:42:32 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've had a bit of feedback.

It seems that this is not actually a bug but more a poorly-worded title for the page. The page in fact determines specifically recent unread topics, that doesn't include all topics.

I'm trying to figure out from the software developers what exactly recent means, however there is a solution. If you scroll to the bottom of your Recent Unread Topics page you will find a button called All Unread Topics. This should lead you to an entire list. Alternatively, click here: http://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0

I may consider swapping the button in our site header to expressly always go to the above link, and call it Read Unread Topics or something, rather than this recent business which seems to be confusing everyone (including myself - seems poorly labelled to me!)

Maximum

Re: No Unread Topics
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2017, 20:28:04 PM »
Interesting feedback and thanks for the update. I have sometimes tried the All Unread button and it usually gives me a message that there aren't any even though I know there are some threads I just don't read or follow!