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New != New

"New" on the group list, but nothing "new" in the group.

     
8:16 pm on Sep 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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This has been going on for quite a while now.
I login, find a group that I'm interested in and which
has the "New" red balloon flag, enter the group. and
there is nothing "new" in there.
Usually the "Latest Message" is a week or so old.

Over time I've seen it in different groups, and I've seen
it in multiple browsers on multiple client machines.

Jonesy
11:26 pm on Sept 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You forgot one point. Have you previously seen the posts marked "NEW" (regardless of how old they happen to be)?
4:26 am on Sept 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed from time to time that when a behind the scenes update to the new webmasterworld code that message read pointers sometimes change (revert to earlier condition). This might be what you see.
12:43 pm on Sept 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I think also that if a forum receives a message that is spam and that message gets removed by admin/moderator, the forum still shows a *new* indicator.
1:22 pm on Sept 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Yes, Fotiman has indicated the most likely circumstances, plus, i'd add that we often move messages to other forums where they are likely to get better answers: The move doesn't re-set the new post indicator.
9:08 pm on Oct 3, 2015 (gmt 0)

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hmmmmm....
Whoever "fixed" it: Thank You! :-)

I only pass by about once per week. On this visit I read this group, and this thread first.
Interesting responses they are. Then, with that information in mind I went off to read
all 'my' groups and keep a record of exactly what I experienced.

I read 10 groups that claimed to have "New" postings for me and all but 1 did, indeed,
have new postings to read. The one group that claimed a "New" for me had nothing new.
But I believe one of the above postulations covered that situation.

However, my previous experiences - prompting me to open this thread - have been
dramatically different: Having 10-11-12 groups tagged as having "New" posts and
finding only 2 or 3 thus.

Dunno. I'll see how it plays out after this.
Thanks for the replies.
Jonesy