the problem is with the forum software that we use Vbulletin. This has been an outstanding request to them for many months to fix and they've done nothing to date other than to say they're researching the problem. Some items they're very fast to correct and some seem to languish for months. They did have a change in ownership last year and a large turnover in the development staff so I think they're struggling right now with their priorities.
Thank you for the reply. I went to do an experiment at another forum that uses the same software.
If I clicked on Quick Links, then on Mark Forums Read, it also updated my last visited time to the present.
However, I also opened a thread and left it opened with no activity for a half hour. In this scenario, SailNet will also automatically mark everything read and the other forum does not. This scenario is the most frustrating, as one feels they need to rush or lose the ability to identify where they left off. Once a forum is marked as read, the View Last Post button will no longer work.
I clipped the bottom of the page from the forum that seems to work properly.
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It seems to be an older version. Could some of these updates and new features be causing more trouble than they are worth?
I also wonder if SailNet has an automatic time out of some kind selected. If so, I would highly recommend extending the time.