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North of 64
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scrolling circle beside thread topic

Post by North of 64 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:04 pm

What does the scrolling circle mean? I know the threads I participate in show a red star but sometimes the lines scroll inside the circle. Does this mean someone is reading it at that moment? Thanks

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Re: scrolling circle beside thread topic

Post by ARCHINSTL » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:26 am

I could find nada in the Administration Control Panel (or more accurately - I gave up...).
I did a Google Search and discovered that the scrolling lines, whether in a red circle (meaning a thread containing new posts) or a blue circle, means that it is a "Hot Topic," which is one containing more than 20 (or 25) posts.

Hey - I even discovered what "phpBB" means!
The acronym stands for PHP Bulletin Board.
And what does "PHP" stand for? It represents PHP Scripting Language.
And what is PHP? :x I thought I posed that question already :x
It is Personal Home Page Tools. And here is the Wikipedia article describing it, complete with 87 references :shock: :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP
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Re: scrolling circle beside thread topic

Post by North of 64 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:42 pm

Thanks Tom!

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