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Old 07-01-19, 09:26 AM
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"show first unread" button isn't working right

Is anyone else seeing this problem? I'm on the latest version of Firefox, but I've seen the same issue with Chrome.

That little button next to a thread title, that is supposed to take you to the first unread message in a thread isn't working right. It's taking me 3 to 10 posts BEFORE the first unread post. Not the end of the world, I know, but it gets annoying to always have to scroll down past read posts.
Old 07-01-19, 10:07 AM
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

It usually works for me, but have noticed that a few specific threads always put me a few posts back. Pretty sure that’s a fairly new ‘feature’.
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

Using Chrome and, sometimes, it acts wonky.
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

I wonder if it has something to do with deleted posts?
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

It's acted a little weird from time to time since the board upgrade for me.
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

Originally Posted by joeblow69 View Post
I wonder if it has something to do with deleted posts?
This is very possible. Also, do you have Infinite Scroll on and can you give me an example of a thread where this happened?
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

I don't have infinite scroll enabled. The Political Memes thread, when I clicked on show first unread, it took me to post 16508, when the first unread post for me was 16512

The Official Media Bias one sets me back 6 posts from where it should be.

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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

Originally Posted by joeblow69 View Post
I don't have infinite scroll enabled. The Political Memes thread, when I clicked on show first unread, it took me to post 16508, when the first unread post for me was 16512

The Official Media Bias one sets me back 6 posts from where it should be.
Both of those threads appear to have deleted posts between your last-read post and first-unread. So that's probably what's causing that little hiccup. Please let me know when this happens again and I'll take a look and get our tech team on it.
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

This is happening to me in about every third thread. Thread opens to 10-20 posts back instead of the current post. iOS Safari
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This is happening to me in about every third thread. Thread opens to 10-20 posts back instead of the current post. iOS Safari
"Current post" meaning the latest/chronologically last post in a thread?
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
"Current post" meaning the latest/chronologically last post in a thread?
Well, to be thorough:

The “first unread button” used to work perfectly, except in the rare deleted post example as discussed earlier.


But after the upgrade, it got glitchier as noted early in the thread.

The last week or so, it’s even odder, and probably can’t all be explained by the deleted post scenario. Most of the time it works perfectly as before. But sometimes it brings me back to much earlier in the thread, but always the same (40 posts) page, sometimes several days and 20 or more posts earlier.

And sometimes it brings me to the bottom of a thread, even below where I can’t see the last post without scrolling.
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Well, to be thorough:

The “first unread button” used to work perfectly, except in the rare deleted post example as discussed earlier.


But after the upgrade, it got glitchier as noted early in the thread.

The last week or so, it’s even odder, and probably can’t all be explained by the deleted post scenario. Most of the time it works perfectly as before. But sometimes it brings me back to much earlier in the thread, but always the same (40 posts) page, sometimes several days and 20 or more posts earlier.

And sometimes it brings me to the bottom of a thread, even below where I can’t see the last post without scrolling.
Have you cleared your cache for the site and everything? Do you have your settings on 40 posts/page?
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Re: "show first unread" button isn't working right

I’ve never cleared my cache. If that would fix it, cool, but I’m just pointing out that for 20 years it always worked, but doesn’t as much now. For example, clicking it for this thread just now took me to post 3.

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