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#1 Grissomz

 
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 12:41 PM

I posted my message, and it went to "View new Post"..
After others posted, my message(s) disapeared..
Where do they go from there? I checked the board and couldn't find them anywhere. Anybody know the answer?
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 02:06 PM

Hi Grissomz,

The view new post feature simply shows all the posts that are new and have not been read (or were just recently read) by you. When I click on "view new posts" I see a differents selection of posts than another member because the view new posts feature is customized to each member. When you log on and click on view new posts, you just get all the posts that were created while you were gone. Thus, if one member waited numerous days, then signed in, they might have 3 pages of new posts, whereas if I was on the board in the morning, then signed on a few hours later, I might have only two or three new posts. So, when your post no longer shows up in new posts for you, it is still going to be in another member's new posts. I hope I made sense there :lol: .

Now, when your post vanishes from view new posts, you can see it in two ways. On the main page of the forum if you scroll down there's an option: "today's active topics". Any post made in the past 24 hours will show up there if you click it. Additionally, once you've clicked that, you can change the settings to see every post in the past two days, past week, past month, etc.

Finally, you can click on the section of the board you posted in. Your post will not always be in the same spot, though, because moderators have the option to move posts to a more suitable section. I, for example, will move this post from the coping section to the technical help section. If you click on the right section, though, you cans see all the posts in it and yours should be towards the front within a couple hours. Initially, your post will be on one of the last few pages, until a moderator "pins" it, thus affirming that it's a relevant topic (and not some person spamming the boards, for example) and that it's in the right section. This moves your post to the first page of that section.

Hope this helps and welcome!

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