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Sep 18, 2011 09:57 AM

Anyone having this problem?

For at least 2 days, when I read a thread marked "new", the "new" does not disappear....the thread continues to show as "new", as if my action never took place. Is this happening to anyone else?

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  1. Are you hitting the back button to exit the thread? I use FF4, and I've noticed that I have to actually click on 'general topics' or 'home cooking' in order for this website to be able to track my use, and show me that I've read the thread. If I just use the back button, the 'new' stays in place.

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    1. re: onceadaylily

      I just tried your suggestion (after testing with the back button), and you are right. What I don't understand is why this is happening now, since my habits have not changed. Sometimes I would "go forward" by clicking on something else, and sometimes I would "go back" - but "new" always disappeared. In fact, I could go back & the previous page would even be updated with other new items (such as, for instance, my own comments that were just made). Anyway, thanks for your input - now I know what to do!

      1. re: boredough

        >> What I don't understand is why this is happening now, since my habits have not changed.

        For whatever reason, browsers are not always consistent with whether or not they refresh topics when you hit the back button. I'm sure there's some technical reason that someone familiar with a browser's technical architecture would know, but I'm not one of those folks.

        1. re: nsxtasy

          I've had my bacon saved more than once when thankfully the page doesn't refresh when I hit the back button, as most frequently when I am doing so it's because I need to catch something I've done, that I suddenly recognize in some part of my prehensile brain, that will ruin thirty minutes of work if it goes through as first constituted... ;-D>