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    Forums Automatically Marked Read

    The bolding of new threads is a nice feature. It helps me work my way through the forum. I can clearly see which threads have been active since the last time I visited. But I'm slow and easily distracted. After being logged into the forum for what seems like a short period (15~20 minutes), long before I've gone through the subforums I'm interested in, all forums revert to "Read". Is there any way to adjust this time? I've been through the user cp but didn't see any option. Thanks

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    I've noticed that this forum seems much more aggressive in the threads being marked as read than another that I frequent that uses the same software. The other one never marks them as read unless I actually click on them. I think I like that setup better.

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    I third the motion.


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    It seems this is the place to ask questions. Where is the place to get answers?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    It's a scalability issue with vBulletin.

    See this post
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    Interesting. This -is- a large forum. Thanks for the answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skivvy9r View Post
    The bolding of new threads is a nice feature. It helps me work my way through the forum. I can clearly see which threads have been active since the last time I visited. But I'm slow and easily distracted. After being logged into the forum for what seems like a short period (15~20 minutes), long before I've gone through the subforums I'm interested in, all forums revert to "Read". Is there any way to adjust this time? I've been through the user cp but didn't see any option. Thanks
    I approach reading the forums this way. I have threads I regularly look for, my own being one of course. I scan the Banned Users out of morbid curiousity, however, if there are technical questions or requests or a post to my Tempest thread I can absolutely wait a bit. Each week, when the update email comes I go through it and answer what I want to. To be honest, I go through at least three subforum directories looking and occasionally random stops and posts by those I know well. I'm guilty of replying to regions I don't live in, I'm not over 50 either but I dig everyone more or less.

    A&S doesn't seem to bug me anymore.

    You don't have to read everything. Subscribing to the topics you like in daily or weekly digested form is actually a good way to keep track of them. "For Sale/Trade", "eBay/Craigslist" and "Pay It Forward" are things to digest daily.

    Especially if you're not me and all over it anyway.

    PS Are there actually TWO Pay It Forwards? That's sort of confusing...

    Thanks for posting.

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    I understand it's a scalability issue, but can we at least increase the time period? What is it now, 30 minutes, 40 minutes maybe? Can we up it to an hour or so? 90 minutes?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    tj, as much as we'd like to, we can't at this time without destabilizing the database.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Well, ok. Please put my vote in for upping it when it is possible.


    Can you tell me what the timeout is set to right now?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I believe it's a variable based on server load right now. That's the province of the techies, though.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    I use a lot. I normally come and go between various sites, but I've not been visiting here as much as I'd like because I have a hard time finding where I left off. Anyone have a recommendation on helping me keep tabs easier?

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