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boredough Sep 18, 2011 09:57 AM

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?

  1. onceadaylily Sep 18, 2011 10:03 AM

    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
      boredough Sep 18, 2011 10:21 AM

      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
        nsxtasy Sep 18, 2011 01:15 PM

        >> 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
          Servorg Sep 19, 2011 06:26 AM

          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>

        2. re: boredough
          Engineering Sep 19, 2011 10:01 AM

          Also see my response to this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8046...

          1. re: Engineering
            boredough Sep 19, 2011 01:07 PM

            thanks

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