Still can't tell difference between new posts & no new p

Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:06 pm

I posted a message the other day about how to figure out when you already read posts and when they are new. I got a suggestion from Chris Todd to make sure my computer accepts cookies. I tried that and I still have all white pages. George Willer said once I read a message the page over to the right should turn yellow. I see some other folks are having these same issues.
Has anyone done anything different than the above that fixed this issue?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Susan--posting for Paul K. in N.h. :?: :?:

Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:15 pm

Paul, when you enter the board, look on the left side of the list of posts. Any post that has messages that you have not read, should appear as a yellow sheet of paper. Messages that have no new posts will appear white.

Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:30 pm


The one that changes color is on the left, to the left of the word "posted". The unread ones on the left are yellow when I sign on. (I'm just going by how my machine displays) I click the lowest one to read it. Then, I click on "next unread topic" on the upper right and they come up in order...earliest to latest. I don't think the color changes within the session, unless you press "refresh".

As each topic comes up, you scroll to the bottom to see the latest one(s).

We'll get this all worked out soon and get back to Cubs. :D

Fri Feb 14, 2003 1:19 pm

check in your profile your date format should look something like this

D M d, Y g:i a

If it dosent it possibly could be your problem

Good luck

Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:31 pm

Here's another Icon in the title bar should look like this:

Log out [ PAUL K. in N.H.] It will mean you are logged in, and ready to view messages.

If it doesn't, and only shows "log in" there is a problem in logging in, and the rest may be all right.

Your name should also show up in the list of "users browsing this forum" just above the messages.

new posts vs. old posts

Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:54 am

I noticed that if I hit backspace key instead of the "farmall cub" icon, the post will continue to read "new posts"

Sat Feb 15, 2003 8:03 am

Hello Gentlemen
Thank You for your input, we have done all the above, even tried them on
another computer at another location and it works the same as mine. The only other thing I can think of is once I clicked on the all messages read on the top right hand side of the screen and don't know how to switch back from that, or if thats the problem. Once again THANK YOU and I will no longer post any messages on this subject. Paul K. :D

Sat Feb 15, 2003 9:39 am

The "Mark all messages read" is only for that session. When you leave the board and return anything that has come in since you click should be marked.

Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:49 pm


It might be a rhetorical question buuuut - which browser are you using. Netscape especially 6 and below has a very hard time, and in 4.7x impossible time handling Jave applets and Scripts.

If you are using Netscape.... try using MSIE-6 -- arghhhhhh! I know, but it works beautifully in IE.

You can change colours back to the blue and silver and that might help too.

Just a thought

Sat Feb 15, 2003 8:00 pm

Works great with Netscape 7.01

Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:03 am

Hi Folks
THANKS again for more input. All a know is that I have windows xp and I am using AMERICA online. THANKS PAUL K. in N.H. :D

Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:35 am

the only way i can tell that i read a post is it goes to a lighter shade of blue then darker blue if anew one is added, I'm also on xp

Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:19 am

I'm using XP also and have IE and I thought they were little bells too the left of the subject line and on my screen they are yellow until I read the subject and I also use silver and blue screen.

Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:31 pm

Ditto, Windows XP, Internet Explorer, Silver & Blue screen, Icon changes from yellow to white when messages are read. When there's new messages it turns to gold again. When my blue moon turns to gold again!!!!! :)