My new topics show up as unread

Discussion in 'FirearmsTalk Support and Suggestions' started by bkt, May 2, 2007.

  1. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Just curious...when I start a new topic, it shows up as unread when I return to the main screen. Why is that? I just want to be told about stuff other folks have written.

    No big deal, of course. Just asking.
     
  2. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    There is an announcement at the top of the general forums explaining this. We had to install a spam filter to prevent a bombardment of spam we were getting. Sometimes a legit post will get flagged. If your post doesn't show up right away check back in a little while. A mod or admin has to review and approve those post before they will appear. I remember having to approve on of your posts the other day.
     

  3. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    The note I got says the spam filter stays active for a certain number of posts for a newbie. I have posted more than that number of new posts. And sure enough, when I post now I see it immediately.

    What I was asking about is this: when I post a new topic in a forum and then go to the main firearms.com page when I'm done, I see the bullet change from silver to brass on the forum I was just on, but it is only due to my new posting. I go in, I check to see what's new, but it's only the stuff I posted which I already know about.

    I thought maybe "new" posts were things written by others; why would posts show up as new to the authors who wrote them?

    Like I said, no big deal -- just asking.
     
  4. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    It's just the way the software is setup for som reason, nothing I can do to change that. It thinks even though you posted it, you still haven't gone back and read it.