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Feb 26, 2007 02:52 PM

The "New" Icon Remains After Viewing

A new glitch: the "new" icon remains after viewing the new posts in a thread. This seems to be something that developed only in the past hour or so.

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  1. I came to this site to report the same issue. You need to hit the refresh icon on Explorer to eliminate the "new" button. Just happened this evening

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    1. re: jfood

      Do you have to hit refresh every time you read a post? What a pain.

      1. re: jfood

        I just came to report the same thing - and having to hit refresh is a HUGE PITA! Looks like taking away the white/cream background has caused a few more problems to surface, like this one!

      2. An additional problem. After posting a reply on a thread, when you click "Back" to return to the same board, not only does the "new" icon not disappear, the thread just posted on remains in exactly the same spot (with the "new" icon still in place) instead of going to the top of the page. You have to click "Boards" to get back to the main page, then click on the board you were just on, at which point, the thread on which you just posted is now at or near the top, and the "new" icon has disappeared.

        To say the least, this is a *very* cumbersome and time-consuming way to operate the site.

        Hopefully, the technical crew is at work and will straighten out these glitches asap.

        Edited to add: Indication of the new reply with your screen name does not appear until you go through all the motions to get the thread to the top of page.

        1. Those aren't glitches. When you click the back button, your browser will serve you the previous page as it was when you viewed it last so it loads almost instantaneously.

          In order to see the 'fresh' version of the boards page, you can click the board link at the top or bottom of any post, or you can hit refresh.

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          1. re: Engineering

            Come on guys. This is a change from the way it has been since The Release.

            Please do not treat us like idiots when you have done something to the code that has created a change and tell us this gobbledy-goop (that's a technical term).

            1. re: Engineering

              clicking the board link does NOT update the page!! This has been happening since you took thde one color theme off. The only way I can get the board link to update is to reclick on the color theme!!!!!

              1. re: Engineering

                In order to see the 'fresh' version of the boards page, you can click the board link at the top or bottom of any post, or you can hit refresh.
                Folks, from the inception of this new format, the "NEW" icon went away after I read the post and hit the back button to get back to the list of topics. Now, it just stays there.

                So as jfood says, something in a programming code change has caused this issue. He's right - please don't treat us like children who don't know what we're talking about. We're the users who have been using this and previous formats for a *long* time, so I'd think we know what was happening just a day or two ago has now changed.

                Please don't make this a "new improved addition" by forcing us to click the Board link or refresh button - because it's not an improvement.

                1. re: Engineering

                  I've also been experiencing this problem with IE7. I deleted the cookie and re-logged back on and the problem continues. This problem seems to be associated with IE users. I've also used Firefox 2.0 and the back button has always behaved as you say, without refreshing. But IE7 (not sure about IE6) seemed to have an auto-refresh feature that refreshed the screen everytime the back button is used. This was primarily the reason why I converted back to IE to view chowhound. Since this seems to be an issue with IE users, it could be a result of the latest updates from microsoft. Either way, I think it's best to run tests on the site's behavior to understand the end-user's issues.

                2. When I saw Engineering's post that this was the way it was meant to be, I was absolutely incredulous. It needs to be fixed and soon - it's driving me crazy and clearly I'm not alone.

                  1. I'm truly glad to see that others are having the same reaction as I've had. As I mentioned on another thread, this is the first time I've ever complained about a technical problem. Previously, I've remained a good Chowhound soldier. I've pretty much taken every change in stride, adjusting and re-adjusting as needed. This situation, however, is the straw that has broken the proverbial camel's back.

                    To have the Tech crew treat us like a bunch of dolts who don't know what we're talking about and, as far as I'm concerned, lie by insisting this isn't a major glitch (or change in some code, if you prefer) is thoroughly insulting!