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A post updated twice generates two unreads?

Postby Gizmo » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:09 am

I'm not sure about that, but it looks like the new become-unread-when-modified feature increases the unread counter even if the modified post is already marked as unread.

The only thing I'm sure about is that I now have some kind of problem with the read/unread count, as can be seen in this image.

Almost forgot: i'm talking about build 359.


Edit - my suspects have just been confirmed: GN just acted this way when I edited this post before marking it read.

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Postby rodeoclown » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:18 pm

I was just about to post the same error, when I saw this one.
It's doing it for me too (makes it look like I have hundreds of posts to read, when I have far less).

Does updating a post now mark it as unread? And if so, is it possible to turn it off?

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Postby Jack » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:37 pm

The current logic is that if the updated post has a newer timestamp or new title, it will be marked as unread again. Is this what happened to you? I'm considering keep the post read even the timestamp was updated?

Edit: does this happen when the original post is unread and it's updated? I just found a bug there will double count the unread. Fix is in Build 360

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Postby rodeoclown » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:03 pm

The double unread count was the main issue.

For some sites I don't want to read updates if they occur, that's why I was asking about turning it off.

It's not a big deal though.

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Postby Jack » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:24 pm

I uploaded a partially done build 360. Do you want give it try?

http://www.curiostudio.com/nightly0.360

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Postby Gizmo » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:36 am

GreatNews wrote:Edit: does this happen when the original post is unread and it's updated?


Yep, that's it.

GreatNews wrote:I uploaded a partially done build 360. Do you want give it try?

http://www.curiostudio.com/nightly0.360


Well ok, I'm taking a try right now.

[Edit] No more counter increasing, but now GN does not seem to update posts that get modified. Still checking.

[Edit] This post has been edited at least three times, but in GN I still see it in its original form.

[Edit] No, wait, now it got updated but not marked as unread.

[Edit] Ok, finally I must confirm that the modified posts get updated in GN, there is no more wrong counter updating but read posts don't seem to get marked back as unread.

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Postby Tony » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:04 pm

As some who hand-creates his RSS feed, I would like the ability to force a re-read of a feed channel (or better yet--an article!) even if the title and time of the article have not changed. This makes it a little easier to verify that an article shows up OK after making a correction.

I didn't know about the change-the-time trick. That helps.

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Postby Jack » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:26 pm

Tony wrote:As some who hand-creates his RSS feed, I would like the ability to force a re-read of a feed channel (or better yet--an article!) even if the title and time of the article have not changed. This makes it a little easier to verify that an article shows up OK after making a correction.

I didn't know about the change-the-time trick. That helps.


A lot of feeds have FeedFlare embedded,which updates articles automatically basing trackbacks, comments etc. So I guess GreatNews has to see a title change or timestamp change to mark an article unread again.


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