Inconsistent behavior between logged out and logged in is confusing. Not that I would personally care, I don't browse PF logged out.This should only be the case if you are logged out. I need to check that. I was trying to think what was more important to a visitor. The thread start date or last post date and I think last post date.
No, I was referring to the thread list view:ah I was thinking about thread list view. In thread view, the top time and date has always been creation alongside the creator name.
The desktop view isLast post date makes more sense to me. I check in on threads based on activity.
This could still be a browser issue: load not finished, memory capacity reached, or similar. It looks as if it is the same as on PF. As long as the interpreter hasn't properly gone through the page text, as long we see another layout of the page. Sometimes it even does not finish at all. I am not sure why it is the case, but it's a client phenomenon.Aren't the icons of Facebook and Twitter supposed to be there instead of boxes, like that of Google? (BTW, I have ad blocker disabled.)
When you have an alert, and you click on the dropdown, do you see something like this:This could still be a browser issue: load not finished, memory capacity reached, or similar. It looks as if it is the same as on PF. As long as the interpreter hasn't properly gone through the page text, as long we see another layout of the page. Sometimes it even does not finish at all. I am not sure why it is the case, but it's a client phenomenon.
Me, too. On the login page. Another possible explanation is the following:It used to be a star, but there seems to be some display problem. I get a "character I don't understand" box, too.
This usually happens if you have an open tab of this thread. It updates the page and it is assumed that you saw what was new.It seems some alerts ( the bell icon on the upper-right ) is not triggered, i.e., does not show a number in red, despite the presence of messages. I mean I check the icon when it is not read and I see that there are messages I have not yet read. Sorry, sounds confusing, don't know how else to put it.
I was just going to post about this, as this is a problem. It's a dangerous assumption. There are two issues:This usually happens if you have an open tab of this thread. It updates the page and it is assumed that you saw what was new.
Alerts are just simple notifications. Once you open the alert list drop down it records everything as read. For thread tracking you should be using https://www.physicsforums.com/watched/threads1) I miss these updates quite often. Especially if I'm helping more than one student at a time. It's embarrassing when someone replies and I completely miss it. I imagine you have to scroll down to see the new reply, but I'm not aware of anything really obvious that tells me there is a new reply.
That's not really the point. I got used to the alert system. The big advantage was that it pushed notifications so that I could see them even if wasn't actively online any more. Even if I'm not going to look at new HH threads I like to reply to those I've been helping.
No. If I leave a thread open, then I don't get an alert. I'm undecided now whether to get into the habit of closing windows so I get a red alert or some other modus operandi. Like having a "watched threads" window permanently open and refreshing that.Are you saying if you get an alert and don't check it during the day, it will disappear?