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PHP forums - how to cope with unread discussions / topics / posts
January 6, 2018
3:05 pm
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November 21, 2017

I know this question has been asked here a couple of times, but none of the answers had pleased me. This is because almost all of them involve a huge read / write process related with the database, which I'd like to avoid at all cost.

About unread discussions / topics / posts, there's a lot to think of. I don't know how do forum systems like MyBB, vBulletin, Invision Power Board, Vanilla, phpBB, etc., cope with that issue, so I'd like to read from you guys your experience with that. I know that using a database table just for that is the simplest way, but that would involve a huge read / write when the community has over 10,000 members and 1000 new topics every month. It's hard, but there should be a way to avoid the server's overloading.

So, what do you find as the best practices for this issue, as well as how other forum systems cope with it?

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