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UER Forum > Archived Forum Announcements > Forum Readstates are back for everyone (Viewed 411 times)
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Forum Readstates are back for everyone
< on 12/12/2010 6:15 PM >
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Hi Everyone,

After much soul-searching, I've decided to bring back the 'advanced' forum readstates for all users. This means UER will track which topics you've read.

I got a lot of complaints about this change, and a few people pointed out that the biggest drain on the resources is the Location Database. So, that will be kept premium-only for the advanced readstates.

So, here's what you need to know:


  • All of the new readstates options will be staying.
    If you don't like the readstates or you want to use a more manual style, you can do that now, using the new settings.
  • Mode 5: Advanced will now work for all users, premium or not, in the forums.
    Just like it did before. It does operate slower than the other options, so if speed is a concern for you, just go ahead and switch to one of the other modes.
  • The Location Database will still require Premium Membership if you want Advanced Readstates
    Since this is the biggest database drain, and since the DB only gets bigger, I'm making the advanced readstates a premium-only feature for the DB. Premium membership is quite cheap now, just $25 a year, so if you really want them, they're cheap now.


Thanks for all the suggestions and comments!
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[last edit 12/12/2010 6:16 PM by Avatar-X - edited 1 times]

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Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
<Reply # 1 on 12/12/2010 6:31 PM >
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Posted by Avatar-X

  • Mode 5: Advanced will now work for all users, premium or not, in the forums.

    Thanks for all the suggestions and comments!
    -av


  • I see this now:



    I think Advanced Readstates work, but it's an odd nagbox to have.

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 2 on 12/12/2010 6:33 PM >
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    This is a good decision I think, but I want to commend you on your flexibility throughout the discussion of the changes. The read states are one of the most impressive bits of the system, and I'm glad that everyone who wants to will be able to make use of them.

    I can't really do it right now, but remind me in the New Year (I guess I can rely on the system to do that regardless : P ) and I'll make a donation.

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 3 on 12/12/2010 7:01 PM >
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    Yesssss. Thank you!

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 4 on 12/12/2010 11:31 PM >
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    Posted by Avatar-X
    Hi Everyone,

    After much soul-searching, I've decided to bring back the 'advanced' forum readstates for all users. This means UER will track which topics you've read.



    Av, thank you!
    the initial changes that you made terribly impacted my(and I'm sure many others)
    forum viewing experience.
    I rely on read states as I view the forum almost exclusively by "new posts".

    *I did not read this thread so I apologize if this has been suggested*
    I would suggest increasing the monthly fund drive from its current $100 to $125 to cover the space that the read states eats up.

    again, thank you!


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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 5 on 12/23/2010 4:15 AM >
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    Av, how long do we have before our DB readstates are wiped?

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 6 on 12/30/2010 1:38 AM >
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    Posted by Shawn W.
    Av, how long do we have before our DB readstates are wiped?


    Agreed I went back to option 5 and now the entire DB is gray. Now idea what I have and have not seen now.


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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 7 on 12/30/2010 10:12 AM >
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    Posted by Uzi-


    Agreed I went back to option 5 and now the entire DB is gray. Now idea what I have and have not seen now.

    I talked with Av via PM, and he said that the DB readstates are going to be wiped soon, but he didn't give a specific date.
    [last edit 12/30/2010 10:13 AM by Shawn W. - edited 1 times]

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 8 on 12/30/2010 12:52 PM >
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    Posted by Uzi-


    Agreed I went back to option 5 and now the entire DB is gray. Now idea what I have and have not seen now.



    That is because the DB readstates require premium membership.

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 9 on 1/4/2011 4:47 PM >
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    Is it possible to make a one-time $25.00 US donation in order to get LDB read states for a year, rather than subscribing indefinitely and paying via echeck?

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 10 on 1/5/2011 6:00 AM >
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    Posted by phrenzee
    Is it possible to make a one-time $25.00 US donation in order to get LDB read states for a year, rather than subscribing indefinitely and paying via echeck?


    Yep, it's exactly what I did. Bottom option on the donate page.

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 11 on 1/5/2011 2:56 PM >
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    Posted by Archer

    Yep, it's exactly what I did. Bottom option on the donate page.


    Perhaps I am doing this incorrectly, but when I go to the Donation page, the bottom button is a Subscribe button, which leads to an indefinite annual subscription payable only by echeck.

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 12 on 1/5/2011 3:49 PM >
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    If you make a $25 donation it should give it to you for a year.

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    Re: Forum Readstates are back for everyone
    <Reply # 13 on 1/5/2011 6:45 PM >
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    Done. Thanks Av.

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