Why doesn't the new comment count coincide with what I have and have not read? December 31, 2005 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I've been following metafilter since 2000-2001 but just recently registered an account. One feature I notice is the "new comments" count. This count rarely seems to coincide with what I actually have and have not read. What criteria does the system use to determine the appropriate "new" comment amount?
posted by mulligan to MetaFilter-Related at 1:14 PM (6 comments total)

20 minutes.
posted by Gator at 1:21 PM on December 31, 2005

Wow, I feel like an idiot.
Thanks for the links.
posted by mulligan at 1:24 PM on December 31, 2005

Don't feel like an idiot. We all miss out on some threads.
posted by Gator at 1:25 PM on December 31, 2005

Yeah it's a good question. I think it's one of the most impressive features on the site, and the most useful. But you have to get the hang of that 20 minute refresh/lag.
posted by scarabic at 4:21 PM on December 31, 2005


I think we'll let you do-over this MeTa, though, if only because of your handle. Welcome to the ranks of the registered, mulligan. I have high hopes for you. If only so many people waited so long to register, we might end up with fewer mushroom threads.
posted by Plutor at 6:22 PM on December 31, 2005

Mulligan, I'm in the same boat, and had wondered about that, too. Glad you asked.
posted by moira at 2:25 PM on January 1, 2006

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