Stan,StanS said:Sometimes I get disconnected inadvertantly from the forum while
i'm in the "see all the posts since last visit" mode and then i lose
the unviewed posts info. Could u make a positive signout requirement
to erase that info, like clicking twice on a particular button?
How is it that you're getting disconnected from the forum? Are you accidently closing your browser or what is happening here?
If you're in "see all posts since last visit mode" or in regular manual reading mode, this should not be an issue. The phpBB forum utilizes "session ID" along with your IP address to identify that you're on the forum...however...
If you have not checked the "remember me" box when you sign in, and your browser is closed somehow (either manually by you or you lose your internet connection or have a problem on your PC which forces you to close your browser) ... the forum automatically assumes you are finished viewing the posts on the forum and marks all unread posts as READ.
The only thing I can suggest trying is to check the "remember me" box and allow the forum to set a cookie on your machine (you need to have cookies enabled in your browser to allow this to happen). Perhaps that will cure the issue you're experiencing
The method of using "session ID" cannot be altered because it's how the forum recognizes you as a user in "logged on" status. If you accidently log out, or accidently close your browser, there isn't anything I can do to prevent the result you're experiencing. I myself have accidently closed the browser window, and the consequences are "you lose the ability to know what you haven't read yet."
That's something we all have to deal with - I've looked into it with phpBB and there no "fix" for this. You've just got to be careful.