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Can you add a dark theme, thanks.

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Frank Triggs wrote: 22 May 2021, 12:18 YouTube link in profile is wrong. My YouTube does NOT have a user/ prefix, it has only a channel/ prefix, before my YouTube channel.

This works: www.youtube.com/channel/UCXRY6s3EyLJd5n6kYztFvjg
This doesn't: www.youtube.com/user/UCXRY6s3EyLJd5n6kYztFvjg

Thanks.

You stumbled on an old part of the forum software and this is the first time I gave it any thought. Actually not only me - until now, nobody used it. Which was good because I could update the field to the new YouTube channel URL syntax without affecting anyone else. From now on the profile YouTube field will need the channel ID, instead of the legacy channel username which newer channels do not have anymore. So no full or partial URL, only the ID.

Further info on this Google help page.

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CheapPedalCollector wrote: 22 May 2021, 21:49 Can you add a dark theme, thanks.
The current theme (or "style" in phpBB lingo) carries a heavy technical debt because of its age. So - IMO - rather than add a dark theme to it, it would be way more feasible to make a new style from the scratch. Which I did start a while ago, but it will take a while to reach a usable form. It is a lot of work to make it behave in a fresh phpBB install and more so to make it friends with the various extensions in use. To complicate things, phpBB 4.0 is in the works since 2016 - and that includes a new official style which is supposed to be modern. They managed to get to an alpha version this year, so all the work may be for an already obsolete base.

So, sorry, not anytime soon, but do not give up hope yet.

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When viewing unread posts and checking marked read, they stay unread and I don't get the actual posts that are unread, this seems to have been happening for awhile now.

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Sorry for the delay, I went looking at the code for that particular feature and forgot what was I doing (oooh, shiny!). It works for me on Linux/Firefox and Android/Firefox, before and after installing privacy addons like uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger. Seems to be caused by something in your environment. Try clearing the browser memory.

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I just have to go manually check those posts, then refresh, and the new stuff shows up. I already tried clearing history.

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I'll presume that manually checking posts means clicking on the "Mark all read" link.
Screenshot_20210908_135114.png

Well, that's a link, meaning that it asks the server for a new page, which it obliges after it performs the marking:
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So no refresh needed, as is the case with any link that goes to another page.

Then it reloads the homepage:
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That should be the way it goes. I understood that in your case nothing happens when you click on the "Mark all read" link. If you copy the link address and open it in a new tab, does it do anything?

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Pressing the mark all read sometimes doesn't work at all, they remain "unread", sometimes even going and reading the posts doesn't mark them read. Very odd.

The problem seems to occur when I use the "mark all read" button, or "mark subforum read" button.

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Its permanently broken now for days, cannot make it work. New posts are never cleared when I look at them, pressing mark all read doesn't work. :/

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It's like any debugging - maybe if you'd tell more about your environment (operating system, browser, device, versions, and so on) we could do more about it. An unreproducible problem is hardly solvable.

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I've now marked all read myself, let's check again tomorrow, but for now it seems to work for me.
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Windows 7 Enterprise, Pale Moon.

I'm on many forums which use the same software and there's no issue, I think my forum uses it (I'm not the maintainer tho).

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