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Sticky Topics -- New Behavior?

Peripatetic Nov 7, 2010 05:41 PM

It appears as if there's been a change in the way the boards work, and that now some topics automatically become sticky (and then unsticky). Is this behavior described somewhere?

Just a bit mystified . . .

  1. mariacarmen Nov 10, 2010 12:02 AM

    i'm using Firefox and just logged out and back in. still doing it.

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    1. re: mariacarmen
      just_M Nov 10, 2010 08:35 AM

      My husband the geek says try rebooting your computer. Could fix it and can't hurt anything, worth a shot :-)

      1. re: just_M
        Jacquilynne Nov 10, 2010 09:00 AM

        In this case, it probably won't help.

        Some people were always having this problem, even before the recent time change. Those people will continue to have the problem, even if they reset their time settings by logging out and back in. I understand there may be a general purpose fix coming for everyone sometime in the not too distant future.

        -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

    2. Caitlin McGrath Nov 8, 2010 01:22 PM

      I had the same thing happen, post-time change, using Firefox. I logged out and logged back in, and the sticky topics were back to their correct few selves, with the new topics below. You might even find that logging in and out pops things back to normal in Chrome.

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      1. re: Caitlin McGrath
        just_M Nov 8, 2010 04:12 PM

        Thanks Caitlin, that did the trick with my Chrome. :-)

        1. re: just_M
          Peripatetic Nov 8, 2010 06:28 PM

          Worked here, too . . . thanks!

          1. re: Peripatetic
            boyzoma Nov 9, 2010 08:05 AM

            That happened to me as well. It was logging out and back in that fixed it. But why is it happening?

            1. re: boyzoma
              Jacquilynne Nov 9, 2010 08:59 AM

              It has to do with differences between your time zone and server time.

      2. j
        just_M Nov 7, 2010 05:46 PM

        I was wondering this too. Did a search and found this http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6649...
        Looks like time changes and lack of patches create a situation for a bit. ;-) The other post is same time last year.

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        1. re: just_M
          Peripatetic Nov 7, 2010 06:27 PM

          Sure enough, I tried Firefox and the extra sticky topics went away. I've been using Chromium (non-commercial version of Google Chrome) for the last few months but this is the first time I've seen this. It does seem the change back to standard time is a contributing factor,

          Basically, it looks like anything updated within the last hour now shows up in the "sticky" section under Chromium. I can live with it now that I understand it. The possibility of confusion is slight as truly sticky topics are rare.

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