No, it's after I read the new posts, I click the button to search for things posted while I was catching up, and now with the realtime DB, it automatically drops the read threads. With the cookie system it left the thread that had been read with no new posts on for an hour or so. I understand what you did. In accounting it's like comparing a batch processing system to a real time Job cost system. I just have to develop new habits. Run the main page like the boys do. I used to only run off of the new posts list.