anybody tell me how the icons representing no. of post work ?
i.e the icons below the every page of forum represnting like new post on this topic no new post sinse last time you visited ?
sply the above two .. as my computer to be honest always turned on and always have javanranch forum windows open as i have 24 hours internet connection... and for last 6 months..( its true ...javaranch windows are almost opened) for most of the time..
so it works for me ? and how it works for somebody come to javaranch after 2 days (let say)...
Thanks and Regards,<br />Amit Taneja
author and jackaroo
Please use real words in your messages. Normally when I see something like 'sply' I just give up, and go to the next message. After all, what is that meant to be? On the assumption you have just taken out vowels, the only possible word in my dictionary that matches is splay. Alternatively If I look for all words in my dictionary that contain the letters 'sply' in that order, I find that there are 465 possible matches, the shortest of which is splay and the longest is microspectrophotometrically. Of course, we could go into specialities like the gene Sply (Sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase). Sigh, I give up.
The way I understand icons working in this BBS, is that represents a post that has been modified or added since the last time I was at JavaRanch. represents a post that has more than 12 replies, and has been modified or added since the last time I was at JavaRanch. represents a topic that has not changed since the last time I was at JavaRanch, and represents a topic with more than 12 replies that has not been modified since the last time I was at JavaRanch. Finally, anything of these icons that also has a padlock symbol () has been locked by a moderator or sherrif, but has not been deleted - you can still read it, but you cannot modify it.
Funnily enough, this is all listed at the bottom of each forum list:
New posts on this topic! ( More than 12 replies) No new posts since the last time you visited. ( More than 12 replies) A closed topic: no replies accepted
Now, as for your case, you may not be seeing the changes to the icons because you are never closing your browser. I believe UBB determines which threads should be flagged as new based on a cookie stored on your computer. If you never close your browser, this cookie does not get updated by default. You can click on the My Profile link at the top of the page, and when you get to your profile, click on the Update New Post Indicators which should give you the same results as if you had closed your browser.