I have an issue with Mingle Forums not acknowledging my presence. basically, it says my last visit was over a week ago, even though I have been working in and around the forums since I installed them. I have even made posts in the time since, but it still says "Your last visit was: March 13, 2012, 16:26"
This means it is marking all posts since that time, even the ones I created, as unread. Anyone have this issue?
I wondered if this has anything to do with the fact that I changed my username from "admin" to "Admin" <---I just capitalized the A. But I wonder if it now considers me not the same user somehow, even though it recognizes me as logged in?
If this is the case, I wonder if a tweak to the code could be proposed. Earlier today I ran across an unrelated thread which was addressing an issue with thread subscriptions.
Specifically, the writer noted that subscriptions are handled by Mingle Forums by grabbing the e-mail address and pulling from a stored list of addresses to send notices. This caused an issue whereby if someone changed their e-mail in their profile, the notices would be sent to the old mail saved in the database; or similarly if someone closed their account/profile/left a site, they would still be getting notices from the forum to their e-mail.
His solution was calling on stored user ID numbers instead, which are in turn associated with e-mail addresses in the database. That way if someone changes their e-mail, it gets sent to the correct address. And if they delete their account, it won't go anywhere.
I imagine this would be the same thing with regard to User Names vs. ID numbers. Could it create a user ID number, assigned chronologically I assume, and associate it with the user's profile name and address. That way if anything changes, it doesn't mess up the data association in the forum database.