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Site & Board Matters => About This Site => Topic started by: leechunsonnn on September 27, 2018, 11:11:10 pm

Title: What is a "visit"?
Post by: leechunsonnn on September 27, 2018, 11:11:10 pm
I generally read the various forums on this site by clicking the "Show unread posts since last visit" link at the upper right. While I'm likely then to ignore posts in the Capture 1 forum, since I don't use it, I find interesting stuff in pretty much all the others, from time to time.

It's very useful. But it's not infallible. I may go directly into a particular forum and see lots of "new"-flagged threads which haven't show up in my "unread posts" list. Occasionally, I get a message saying that there are no new posts since my last visit, which is simply wrong.

So, what is a visit? More particularly, while I can see easily how a visit starts, how, and in particular when, does it end? I'm permanently logged in, if that makes any difference; I read the site on two Macs (Safari on both); and I always close the window (or navigate elsewhere in the same window) when I've finished reading.

Just curious, really.

Title: Re: What is a "visit"?
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on September 28, 2018, 02:32:49 pm
I use the forums in exactly the same way and I have exactly the same experience. I've never managed to work out exactly what is going on. As you observe, it works most of the time.

Title: Re: What is a "visit"?
Post by: Christopher Sanderson on September 28, 2018, 02:47:22 pm
My experience too - it is indeed rather frustrating knowing that you have not visited for a day or two and to be told that there are no new posts...when clearly there are many.

It may have something to do with windows or tabs left open on more than one machine (my case), I always try to 'close' a visit to prevent this behaviour.