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    Unread Flags

    Because of all the problems, I avoid using the "Mark forum as read" button. When I start up my browser and go into a forum, all of the messages that I have not read are flagged for me. This is great. However, if I return to a forum a second time without shutting the browser down, I know that there are maybe four messages that I haven't read from the Main Index page. However, when I get into the forum, there may be ten or fifteen threads marked as unread, and I don't know which of the first four threads contain new messages (a thread that is marked as read may contain new messages at this point). In order to get the flags reset, I have to exit from my browser and start again. Not only that, if I have four or five browser windows open, I have to close ALL of them before the flags will get reset. This can be a royal pain, particularly if I am deep in a chain of pages in one of those other windows. The alternative is that I have to log out and then log back in which requires that I either have to remember or look up my ID and password.

    Would it be possible to add a button on the Main Index that would do the same thing as as logging out and back in or shutting down the browser.
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: Unread Flags

    Just stop opening multiple windows.
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    Re: Unread Flags

    Or stop using the Lounge.
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    Re: Unread Flags

    That would be "cutting your nose off to spite your face". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Unread Flags

    You have obviously never seen my face. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Unread Flags

    C'mon Legare, you're one of the best resources the Lounge has to offer, so don't talk about leaving (please?).

    Although I have to say the unread/read flags thing is shall we say, inconvenient, and btw is one of those (few) things that was more functional in the Olde Lounge - at least far as I can recall, messages there didn't change to Read until I actually read them, no matter how many visits had intervened.

    And, you do know that you can change your login ID and password to something that suits you, no?

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