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Crikey, you've go to be quick, how old does an 'old post' have to be? In the evening about 2 hours?
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Yes, a hive of activity here :-D
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If you are talking about the "new posts" search, it finds posts that have been made since you were last active on the forum, which (due to the way phpBB sessions work) can be an hour or two if you are a habitual user.

I generally recommend not using the "New Posts" search, I use the "active Topics" search, new posts are obvious in this search because the topic icons are red rather than grey.
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Cheers for that, I thought, 'new' meant recent to all, not just to me. Active topics it is then. Thanks for the clarification.
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xantia_v6 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 21:47
I generally recommend not using the "New Posts" search, I use the "active Topics" search...
Thanks for that tip. I'll be using Active Topics from now on as it helps to keep track of previously read posts.
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Just more confused than ever :cry:
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moizeau wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 21:28
Crikey, you've go to be quick, how old does an 'old post' have to be? In the evening about 2 hours?
It is 'old' the moment you have read it, antique when you have read it twice, ancient when you have read it five times, prehistoric when you have read it ten times, and kick starting the Big Bang when you read it twenty times!

Does that help? :D
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 19:54
moizeau wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 21:28
Crikey, you've go to be quick, how old does an 'old post' have to be? In the evening about 2 hours?
It is 'old' the moment you have read it, antique when you have read it twice, ancient when you have read it five times, prehistoric when you have read it ten times, and kick starting the Big Bang when you read it twenty times!

Does that help? :D
I'd have to say James, that explanation was about as useful as an ashtray on my Suzuki RF900 !! :-D :-D
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The simple way to not miss anything, while avoiding reading the same posts again and again...
  • Click on the the Active Topics button at the top of the screen
  • The results page will have some topic icons that are pink and some that are grey
  • Ignore the grey ones, because you have already read the latest post in that topic. (If you click the grey icons, it will take you to the last post in the topic)
  • Click on a pink topic icon, and it will take you to the first post that you have not yet read in the topic
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Can't help thinking this is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist - or am I missing something?
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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 20:04
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 19:54
moizeau wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 21:28
Crikey, you've go to be quick, how old does an 'old post' have to be? In the evening about 2 hours?
It is 'old' the moment you have read it, antique when you have read it twice, ancient when you have read it five times, prehistoric when you have read it ten times, and kick starting the Big Bang when you read it twenty times!

Does that help? :D
I'd have to say James, that explanation was about as useful as an ashtray on my Suzuki RF900 !! :-D :-D
You mean to say you HAVEN'T got one?!?
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 19:51
mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 20:04
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 19:54

It is 'old' the moment you have read it, antique when you have read it twice, ancient when you have read it five times, prehistoric when you have read it ten times, and kick starting the Big Bang when you read it twenty times!

Does that help? :D
I'd have to say James, that explanation was about as useful as an ashtray on my Suzuki RF900 !! :-D :-D
You mean to say you HAVEN'T got one?!?
Indeed I havn't, I gave up smoking in 1990 so saw no need for it anymore!! :-D