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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 3, 2011 7:59 PM CST

Plants Admin

I often visit a Forum which has the red Yes! in the New? column but no new posts in the forum. I use FF v6. Is this the result of a FF setting?
Evan
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Sep 5, 2011 3:28 PM CST

Plants Admin

If you have threads you are also watching in the forum and you click on the thread itself to read it, it will erase the red Yes from that thread but not from the Forum. I try to make it a habit of just clicking on the Forum itself and then visit the threads within it, that way it clears the red Yes from the Forum.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Sep 5, 2011 4:22 PM CST

Plants Admin

No not confused Sue. Seems like a glitch to me. I do pretty much as you do.

If a Forum doesn't have any new POSTS why have the red Yes! on the home page? This is only upon a new visit to ATP I think, so probably has to do with cache or some other techy thang.
Evan
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Sep 5, 2011 7:45 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

It is sort of a techy thing.

If you clicked on a thread that you watched, you are taken straight to that thread. So, the system knows that you've seen that thread.

However, that thread is technically different that the forum as a whole. So, where you have your list of watched forum, the system is still patiently waiting for you to click on that link (which would take you to the main page of the forum). It doesn't check to see if there are any other new threads, it only knows that you didn't click on that link.

As the site gets busier, this is less of a problem because there are always new threads and posts besides the one that you are watching.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Sep 5, 2011 8:15 PM CST

Plants Admin

See, I knew someone would come along and explain it better than I did!
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Sep 5, 2011 9:12 PM CST

Plants Admin

OK got it. AND the logic behind it makes sense. Thanks.
Evan
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Sep 5, 2011 11:08 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Whew- I'm glad you got it! I sometimes feel like I'm talking in circles when I try to explain that one! Rolling on the floor laughing

Sue- A noble effort, really!
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