When a post is displayed as part of a thread, there are several elements that are static (such as the content of the post), and several elements that are dynamic (such as the member’s status and post count). I’m still not sure exactly which elements are updated with each view and which remain as they were at the time the post was submitted.
I assume the user information, such as location, gets updated each view, so I can’t see what a person had as their old location by viewing an old post. How about their sig? I’ve seen a couple of instances where comments were made on a sig that didn’t appear to match the contents of the sig.
I also still don’t fully understand what other elements can change. I just discovered today that the little checkbox beside the profile button changes to yellow if the member is logged on, grey if not. (Can I change that so I can lurk invisibly?) Are there any other elements in a post that can change?
I would also appreciate a rundown of the elements of a board listing; I’m still unsure of some of the elements shown when viewing the list of threads.
Of course, if this is explained somewhere a link would be great.
Thanks in advance.