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Calling Doug Sloan(8 posts)

Calling Doug SloanLive Steam
Jun 6, 2003 2:59 PM
Is there something that can be done about this? After viewing a message the subject text changes color to let me know I already viewed that message, but only on the main board. It does not effect the color of the message heading text in the sub message tree in an individual thread. Am I being clear about the problem?
That bugs me too. A fix would be much appreciated. (nm)czardonic
Jun 6, 2003 3:07 PM
Don't know much about CSS, but I can spot a potential problem.czardonic
Jun 6, 2003 3:14 PM
Perhaps you could ask the powers at be to look at the color setting for A.messageboardvisitedlink:link. Seems like it should be set to #0C2577 instead of #CC3333.
I think I remember the old board workd well and ...Live Steam
Jun 6, 2003 3:16 PM
didn't have this problem.
Definitely worked fine a few weeks ago. (nm)czardonic
Jun 6, 2003 3:31 PM
that's your computer, sortaDougSloan
Jun 6, 2003 4:00 PM
Your computer changes colors of viewed hyperlinks. When the format changes, they are technically different hyperlinks, then, so your computer does not know that you viewed them. The changing color isn't generated by the website.

I'm fairly sure that this isn't the case.czardonic
Jun 6, 2003 4:23 PM
While the browser/client can be set to remember what links it has visited, how that information is presented to the user can be (and in this case appears to be) set by the website/server.

As for the hyperlinks being technically different:

Link to your message on the messageboard, where visited links are red: . . .crforum?14@@.efcf6a1/4

Link to your message from within a thread, where visited messages are blue: . . .crforum?14@@.efcf6a1/4

Same link, different behavior.
Yes, there was a change -- and it was a change on the serverKristin
Jun 7, 2003 8:23 PM
The links to the other responses that appear at the bottom of a post after you open it used to have a history (i.e. the system cached which documents I'd opened and which ones I hadn't and would mark them in either red or blue.) I noticed the change but assumed it was something done by Gregg to cut overhead. Some of those caching features can eat up alot of resources, and as your servers get older and your disks fuller, you must look for places to conserve. But I could be wrong. I might have just been an upgrade oversight--which are common enough.