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mgrusin
08-26-2004, 05:29 PM
Newtek guys:

The new forum software looks cool, but one feature it MUST MUST MUST! include is the ability to read new messages since your last visit in a specific forum group, not the whole shebang. Although I'd love to read through every new message in every area (Lightwave, VT, Aura, DFX), I usually only have time for the VT Headline News before I need to get to work...

The search page almost does this, but sadly doesn't since it demands a string to search for (and * is too short :mad: ). Someone around here (sorry I forgot who, you rule) discovered you could use a link similar to the following to get new messages in a forum or group: http://vbulletin.newtek.com/search.php?s=&action=getnew&forumid=22. But this seems broken at the moment; maybe new numbers will become clear when things settle down.

If this option is in here somewhere, thanks! If not, consider this a feature request. I can't start the day without caffeine and the latest VT posts...

Thanks! -MG :D

JML
08-26-2004, 06:03 PM
"new posts" is in the middle of the tool bar on top...
you may have to log in to access this function...

bradl
08-26-2004, 09:37 PM
That doesn't work, it gets all forums. See my post here for details on how to do this. It is the only way I have read the forum for the longest time as I have posted before. The new Forum software changed the code, but I hacked it toute sweet...

Here is the Post:
http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=27487

and more specifically, here is the URL for New Posts in VT:
http://vbulletin.newtek.com/search.php?do=getnew&f=33

Scott Bates
08-26-2004, 09:39 PM
Brad posted it Here (http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=27487) if you haven't found it yet Mike. Works just as slick as the last version. :D

Scott Bates
08-26-2004, 09:40 PM
... but then you know that now since Brad's just a little quicker on the Submit button than I am... :p

mgrusin
08-26-2004, 11:00 PM
Yee-ha! Thanks Brad and Scott! Beer's on me. :D

-Mike.

mgrusin
08-27-2004, 11:18 AM
BTW, the email notification including the text of the reply is very cool. The pages load faster for me too (dialup :p ), though that may just be the current lightweight banner.

Thanks for the upgrade! -MG.