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    Star Lounger
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    Recent Posts Display

    Up until today, I simply moved to the WOPR site - without logging in - to see which lounges had new posts since my last visit. These were shown in brackets in red in the column also showing the total number of posts.

    Now I find I have to log in to see that display - no great problem, just curious to know if I've tweaked the wrong button somewhere along the way.

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    Silver Lounger
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    Re: Recent Posts Display

    Dave, i'm finding that the 'new post indicators' are somewhat iffy... When in doubt, check your favorite groups for new postings.

    As far as logging in, your login information is retained in your 'cookies.' There are settings in most browsers to delete these cookies when the browser is terminated, you might try looking for this setting, or decrease your browsers security options.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Recent Posts Display

    Dave: Eileen may correct me on this, but I think this is the way things work. The information about what messages you have viewed previously (actually the the date/time you last visited the forum) is kept in the forum data base. Therefore, the forum software must know who you are before it can know what is new for you. You must be logged in for the forum software to know who yo are.

    If you allow cookies, then the forum software also keeps a cookie on your hard disk that says who you are. If you don't logout, the next time you connect from the same PC, the forum software can tell who you are from the cookie and log you in automatically. If you don't allow cookies, or if you are connecting from a PC that you haven't logged in from before, then you will have to log in before you can see what is new.

    If you do allow cookies, and don't logout when you leave, then Eileen will have to help you.
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    Re: Recent Posts Display

    Legare's explanation of what happens is spot on. If you're set to accept cookies and you aren't logging off but it's still making you login every time you come back - with the same browser on the same machine - then maybe you're doing something to kill your cookies?
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    Re: Recent Posts Display

    Thanks folks - it seems to be working okay now - both recognizing me on opening the URL, and showing the number of new posts since my last visit.

    I configured the browser as recommended by Guru Eileen when I registered for the first time.

    Because of a problem in another area with Outlook Express (and lots of good advice in that part of the Lounge too) I have to reboot more than normal. I suppose that shouldn't be a problem if the cookie thing is working as it should, but there are strange things happening up here near the land of the midnight sun.

    Thanks for all the advice.

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    Re: Recent Posts Display

    Geez Dave, don't promote stereotypes. Edmonton's not that far north. [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img] Mind you, I am from the banana belt down here in sunny southwestern Ontario [img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]

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