How do I get the red (1) to go away?

Posted by: ryck

How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/01/14 03:53 PM

How do I get the red (1) in the Forum list to go away?
Posted by: artie505

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/01/14 03:58 PM

When a post's been moved, we wind up with an original and a duplicate; you've got to look at both of them.

It's a PIA that's made me crazy more than once before I figured out which version I hadn't looked at.
Posted by: cyn

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/02/14 04:59 PM

I moved your question (and Artie's response) out of the 7 Pass Zero-out Drive on a Latest System? thread and into this new thread here in the FineTunedMac Feedback forum.

When we move an entire thread from one forum to another public forum we leave what's called a pointer that appears in the original forum's list of threads. That pointer has the same name as the moved thread but has a black arrow in the far left column, and is basically a post that contains a link to the moved thread and usually also notes who moved it from where to where.

It's not clear to me which forum you were/are seeing the red (1) on but if it's the "Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.5.x" forum where "7 Pass Zero-out Drive on a Latest System?" was started then it seems likely the pointer is the cause. Whichever forum it is, though, the red number should disappear once you visit that forum.
Posted by: ryck

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/02/14 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: cyn
It's not clear to me which forum you were/are seeing the red (1) on but if it's the "Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.5.x" forum where "7 Pass Zero-out Drive on a Latest System?" was started then it seems likely the pointer is the cause. Whichever forum it is, though, the red number should disappear once you visit that forum.

It is in the forum listing for the original thread for "7 Pass Zero-out Drive on a Latest System?" That's why I posted the question there.

And, nope, the red 1 is still there....after I've visited both threads, this one, et cetera....many times over.
Posted by: cyn

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/02/14 05:52 PM

So it's in the "Mac OS X System" list of threads, and it didn't go away even after you posted in the thread there.

That's weird. confused

Maybe it's a cookie or cache thing. If logging out/in doesn't fix it then I'd clear browser cache, and if that doesn't do it I'd try deleting FTM's cookies.
Posted by: artie505

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/02/14 06:32 PM

Did you try clicking on the link in the pointer thread?
Posted by: artie505

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/04/14 01:49 PM

The issue just came up again, ryck.

To get rid of the (1) I had to get to the post through the forum index (I clicked on the latest post, not the thread, itself.); clicking on the latest post in the main index didn't turn the trick.
Posted by: grelber

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/05/14 02:11 AM

Originally Posted By: artie505
To get rid of the (1) I had to get to the post through the forum index (I clicked on the latest post, not the thread, itself.); clicking on the latest post in the main index didn't turn the trick.

That's the way it's done. tongue
Posted by: dkmarsh

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/05/14 03:15 AM


I seem only to have to visit the specific forum index to make those vestigial red numbers disappear; no need to visit the thread itself.
Posted by: Ira L

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/05/14 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: dkmarsh

I seem only to have to visit the specific forum index to make those vestigial red numbers disappear; no need to visit the thread itself.


Yep. Works that way for me too. cool
Posted by: grelber

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/05/14 11:39 AM

It's virtual VisineĀ®. smirk
Posted by: ryck

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/06/14 02:44 PM

Originally Posted By: artie505
The issue just came up again, ryck.

To get rid of the (1) I had to get to the post through the forum index (I clicked on the latest post, not the thread, itself.); clicking on the latest post in the main index didn't turn the trick.

That seems to have worked. Thanks. Also worked on Ira's iMovie thread

PS...I haven't been ignoring you....was out of town in long meetings for a few days.
Posted by: artie505

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/06/14 03:53 PM

You apparently don't even have to visit the thread to get rid of the red; you've only got to visit the particular forum's index.

I assumed that you were out of town...no apologies necessary. smile
Posted by: artie505

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/10/14 10:40 PM

It's taken some doing ( tongue ), but I finally understand why I've had so much trouble with (1)s, and this will clarify the problem for others...

I enter FTM via "Forums" by clicking on a "Last Post", followed by clicking on "Index" to get to the particular forum's index.

Or, so I thought.

It turns out that when a post has been moved, clicking on A Forum's "Last Post" (which has become a pointer) takes me directly to B Forum (the real "Last Post's" new location), so I never get to either the post on which I think I clicked or A Forum's index, and their associated (1) doesn't get cleared.

So, to get rid of a (1) representing a pointer in A Forum you must click on A Forum, itself. (No need to then visit the thread.)

As far as I'm concerned, that-all's totally non-intuitive behavior, if not a bug. (Didn't things work differently once upon a time, with the Mods, not the software, inserting the links, and clicking on a "Last Post" actually getting you to where you thought you were going?)
Posted by: cyn

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/12/14 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: artie505
It turns out that when a post has been moved, clicking on A Forum's "Last Post" (which has become a pointer)

What's shown in the Last Post column is not the pointer. If you go to the Mac OS X Applications forum now and compare the URL for the "Time Outs With Safari" pointer there you'll see it's not the same as the URL of the Last Post on the main index.


Originally Posted By: artie505
(Didn't things work differently once upon a time, with the Mods, not the software, inserting the links, and clicking on a "Last Post" actually getting you to where you thought you were going?)

The software has always inserted the links. I don't use Last Post links to navigate so don't know if the behavior of taking you to the thread in the new forum is new.
Posted by: artie505

Re: How do I get the red (1) to go away? - 02/12/14 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: cyn
Originally Posted By: artie505
It turns out that when a post has been moved, clicking on A Forum's "Last Post" (which has become a pointer)

What's shown in the Last Post column is not the pointer. If you go to the Mac OS X Applications forum now and compare the URL for the "Time Outs With Safari" pointer there you'll see it's not the same as the URL of the Last Post on the main index.

It's a "pointer" in the sense that clicking on it takes you to the new location...not in the sense in which you originally used it. (I guess I could have used a better word.)

Edit: But, yeah, this is new behavior, although I can't date it.