Read status not working as expected


(Anthony) #1

The read status for a thread is not working as I would expect or it could be a bug.

Here is what I see while reading a thread the first time, not the last 25 out of 75.

Here is what I see when return to a thread form the read tab:

It jumps to 28. I don’t even see the post that is only partly shown in the first screenshot. I think discourse should err on the side of returning to a slight older post, that you might have read, because in the worse case you get a little context into the next few posts. Perhaps, Discourse should take you back to the middle post or the partial shown post minus 1.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

I agree, I have seen it be slightly off with the read position before when returning in some conditions. Not massively off, but +1 or +2.

You can view my screenshots and testing of that here. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

This should be fixed now with recent changes around impoved tracking of read states.


(Jeff Atwood) #4