Post by Brian H. Damage
Sometimes I go into an as yet unvisited group, but all posts are
marked as read already, with a 'D'. It doesn't do it all the time,
but enough to be annoying.
Any ideas why this happens?
Here are a couple of common reasons that get to what you describe:
1. Perhaps you have a score entry in your scorefile which matches the
group and sets the score of every article to some value below
max_low_score (which is 0 by default). For example:
will be used in every rec.arts.* newsgroup and probably match every
article (virtually all articles have a From: header) setting that
article's score to -1000 points.
To diagnose this try commenting out any "set scorefile" lines in your
slrnrc by making those lines read "%set scorefile" (the leading
percent sign will make that line a comment). If you do this and
re-launch slrn then enter an unvisited newsgroup and see some unread
articles, you're likely looking at a score issue.
2. You have installed a macro which is setting marking articles to
read or catching up the group as soon as you enter it.
To diagnose this try commenting out any "interpret" lines in your
slrnrc by making them "%interpret" (thus commenting them out). If you
do this and re-launch slrn then enter an unvisited newsgroup and see
some unread articles, you're likely looking at a macro issue.
You could be looking at a combination score/macro issue too. It's
tough to say without looking at your slrnrc, scorefile, and seeing
what macros you're running (perhaps you can post those somewhere so we
can help with more detail to your particular setup). But you can
easily check for this behavior with a skeleton slrnrc that only
specifies credentials needed to connect to your news server.