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    I cannot keep track

    I'm threading using descending order by subject.
    Within each subject, how do I know which postings have not been read by moi?

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    Re: I cannot keep track

    Orange colored Icon next to subject means you haven't read it. Yellow colored Icon means you have. There in the help files you'll find almost everything you need for the forum, if you also read the FAQ.

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    Re: I cannot keep track

    Colors don't help people who have trouble distinguishing colors.

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    Re: I cannot keep track

    They also don't seem to work consistently. I just viewed the first message in this thread and then followed it through. The first message, which I did view, kept its orange icon, although the others changed to yellow. The icon in the index changed to yellow, but the first icon in the thread stayed orange.

    I can live with it, but I'm not sure there's enough difference in color between yellow and orange to be as obvious as it might be.
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    Re: I cannot keep track

    This has been a continuing bone of contention over on the w3t forum. We keep trying various alternative methods but so far this is the best. I believe it's more stable in the latest version but I've been a bit busy [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img] and haven't had time to upgrade yet.

    Plus, if you come in with a different browser or on a different machine, your read markers will be screwed.
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    Re: I cannot keep track

    Seems to also depend on your having hit the back button on your browser, or if you use the navigation buttons at the top right of a forum.

    $.02

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    Re: I cannot keep track

    Hi Tom:
    It may also depend on a person's browser settings. I know Netscape has some options as to how often you compare the cache to the web page. I don't know if that also affects the cookies that are sent (which is how I assume colors change).

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    Re: I cannot keep track

    Hitting the back button just shows you the page how it was - it doesn't refresh.
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    Re: I cannot keep track

    It isn't done with cookies here. Make sure you have your browser set to always refresh.
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