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Suggestion for marking new posts in forum

I'd like to suggest instead of basing "new posts" on anything posted since the last login, possibly you could check against the last time the user viewed the messageboard...

I don't always have a lot of time to go through all my regular boards, so it would be nice to have the visual reminder (bold text) for the boards I didn't look at the next time I log in.
Ben Martin :-D
programmer

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  • WEBMASTERWEBMASTER Posts: 549Member
    Its a good idea to introduce a "last messageboard" access variable in the database. I will see what I can do about that!




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  • garwaingarwain Posts: 297Member
    [b][red]This message was edited by the garwain at 2002-4-12 5:33:17[/red][/b][hr]
    : Its a good idea to introduce a "last messageboard" access variable in the database. I will see what I can do about that!


    cool. Thanks in advance. (I could have posted this sooner but I skipped this board when I was in yesterday morning then didn't remember that there were new posts when I came back in the afternoon ;-))

    Ben Martin :-D
    programmer




  • WEBMASTERWEBMASTER Posts: 549Member
    I have done what you asked for and created a separate
    date field in the database based on when you last visited
    the messageboard.

    The following pages triggers a update of this field:

    * Browse areas (sublist.asp)
    * the messageboard page (wwwboard.asp)
    * Read messag (read.asp)
    * Post new message (post_new_form.asp)

    This date is now used to compare what boards got
    new posts and the filter "show news posts since your last login."

    Please give it a try and tell me what you think.


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