What determines the criteria for the “new post” icon being displayed next to threads? I ask because every time I come here the “new post” icon is displayed next to the top several threads, even though there really aren’t new posts since last I visited…
Also, is this based on the UBB? Is it proprietary or is the code for this available somewhere?
Must be a cookie problem… Its working for me about 90% of the time.
the forum is vBulletin, with some hacks.
It’s based on your cookies and the user you are logged in as. It keeps track of the time of your last visit via a cookie and shows anything that’s new since that time in your cookie. If you are logged in it, will look up that last visit time in teh database instead of using the cookie, so this will work acrosss many computers.