A small matter, really, but I've noticed if you click on the "10 most recent posts" link to read new messages, the "Views" counter for the relevant thread doesn't increase. As I use the "recent posts" link a lot, various threads must have been read quite a bit more than the "Views" counter tells us!
As I said, it's a minor matter but I thought I'd mention it anyway
Thanks Keith, I will. Always glad to help with the pennies!
The trouble is, not all posts seem to show up in the "10 most recent posts" link. My latest one in "Albums - Pure" in the "New Chart Milestones for Pure" thread is dated March 15 at 12:55pm but it doesn't show up in the last 10 posts.
I'm pretty sure that an earlier one I did in "Singles - Wuthering Heights" (Review of the WH single thread) didn't show up, either in the last 10 (too late to check now, though). That was posted at 1:25pm on 14th March.
Just thought I'd mention it, I don't like to miss anything!
As many of us have noticed, there are a couple of problems with using the "10 most recent posts" link to keep up with recent messages posted in the forum. Keith has explained that this is a Proboards software glitch and it will be fixed - eventually!
First, the list does not include messages posted in sub-boards (e.g. the Odyssey board which is set up under "Albums").
Second, if the forum is busy, the 10 most recent messages often won't include all messages since you last checked - and in the last 24 hours so far, there have been more than 25 messages posted! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Well, I don't know about you all, but can't handle it any more so here is what I now do, at least once a day:
1) Click the "Search" button in the menu bar near the top of the page
2) Leave the "Search For" and "More Options" boxes blank; leave all the "Boards to Search" check boxes checked.
3) Scroll to the bottom of the search page and enter the number of hours or days you want to go back
4) Enter any large number under "maximum results" to make sure you get them all.
5) Under "View Results As", choose "posts" or "threads".
6) Hit the "Search" button at the bottom of the page and hey presto, you get a list of everything you ever wanted, and more!
Well that's how I do it now, as from today and I thought I'd share this in case anyone hasn't tried it yet. OK OK, I know it seems OBVIOUS but *I* didn't think of it until today i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Thanks for the tip! It's what I'm going to use to read the new posts now. Indeed many times there are more than ten posts when I get round to checking the forum. Plus any posts from the sub-boards are there too.