"# New" counter - does it ever reset?

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by va3uxb, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Every time I visit the Photo.net forums, when I view the page that shows all the forums, next to each forum it lists a figure which I think is supposed to be the number of new threads.
    For example, under the "Photography Equipment Forums" header, the first entry is "Alternative Cameras" and next to that it says "1 New". It has said that for the past two weeks, but the most recent thread appears to be from June 20th.
    My experience with other forums has been that new threads or threads with new posts are highlighted in some way, and there's also usually an option to 'mark all read' so that on a subsequent visit, you can easily tell what forums / which threads have had some activity.
    Sorry if this is all very obvious, I did try searching but my search-fu does not seem to be up to the task.
    So my question is, what does the "# New" actually refer to, and can I reset it from visit to visit so that I can see if there's really been any new activity or not? Or have I completely missed something obvious on how this all works?
    Thank you!
    p.s. incase it makes a difference, I have observed the same behavior while using both an iMac running 10.6.8 & Safari browser, and an iPad with Mobile Safari browser.
     
  2. Hi Stephanie, I believe it is the number of new posts this week. If I move my cursor over the forum a box opens and will explain that. I imagine the number would go up if there are more posts. I don't know if the number is dynamically added from 7 days ago from the time you view it or if it is added from a static day, let's say since the last Sunday? Perhaps one of the Admins could elaborate.
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  3. I'm not ignoring this post, I promise. I'm trying to get the answer figured out!
     
  4. Thanks for the answers! :) Of course only after I've posted the question and received some feedback, am I able to perceive this note at the bottom of the forums page:
    * NEW indicates the total number of posts submitted in the past week.
    Admittedly it's somewhat light grey but it's right there, and I assume it has been there all along...
    I guess it's possible that the '1 New' appearing static could be that there was simply one post per week for 2 or 3 weeks in a row.
    Cheers & thanks again!
    p.s. I don't get those hover window things but that might be due to some setting in my browser...
     

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