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Recent vs. New Posts

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by dornblaser, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    What, exactly, is the difference between New and Recent Posts?
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    New posts only includes threads which contain posts which you have not yet read (new to you). Recent posts shows all threads with recent posts, regardless of whether you have read them.
     
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  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks.
     
  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    @Amin Sabet@Amin Sabet, the site seems to be limiting the New Posts function to 4 pages/200 threads... can that be increased?

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I believe that can be increased at the expense of memory and performance and would affect all search results, not just new / recent posts. Do you often find yourself wanting to scroll back more than 200 posts?
     
  6. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, not very often, but I'm currently traveling (for the last 2 weeks) and have had very limited Internet connectivity and would like to catch up on the forum... it won't let me go back further than the 19th.

    In my experience, MYSQL and some search engines (e.g. Sphinx) do not have much of an issue with paginated results.

    The DB or search engine has to sort the entire result by date though, and sorting does use temporary memory briefly.

    Barry
     
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  7. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Another issue: Since the url change bookmarking "New Posts" does not refresh, i.e. when I click it I get cached pages I think. Have to click the button again to get the current page. Same with "Recent Posts".
     
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  8. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
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  9. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    doesn't work for me Barry :) I get the same result.
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, you'll need to copy the links manually and add bookmarks manually, instead of clicking them first.

    Barry
     
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  11. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Worked!
     
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