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Old 03-21-04, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: How many people use "View New Posts" vs. reading a few specific forums

Originally posted by Jeff Hathaway
Also, I'm not certain how it determines "New". If anyone can explain, please do. For example, I just tried it and it came up with only 3 posts.
it's cookies

the same way that you can come back to the site without having to log in every time

it knows which threads have new posts, since your last log in

so...since you're on the site now, there have only been three new posts since you "logged in" (even though you didn't have to log in)

I just browse, I look in enclosures, ball pythons, colubrids, and leos, if I view new posts, I get all kinds of stuff that I don't read anyways
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