Posted 23 December 2004 - 11:24 AM
Let's try it this way....
I'm reading 'View New Posts', and after finishing, I click on 'Mark all posts as read'. I leave the board.
During my absence, posts A, B, C, D, E, F, & G are posted. I return and check for new posts and find A, B, C, D, E, F, & G but only have time to look at (read or decide not to read) A, B, & C. I leave the board without clicking on 'Mark all posts as read'.
I come back an hour later hoping to finish reading D, E, F, & G, but after clicking on "View New Posts', see only H, I, & J listed. D, E, F, & G are now 'lost in the crowd'.
I understand why this is the case - the board creates a list of posts made after the time/date of my last visit, and D, E, F, & G were made before my last visit so are not included. I'm wondering if there is a way around this so that I could bring up messages actually unread or that perhaps the option to bring up all messages posted in the last (arbitrary) time frame - similar to JEServices suggestion but forum wide.