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Steve Green Jul 28, 2013 07:51 AM

This is in current FF (22.0) on W7. I think it mainly happens when trying to get back to "Current Discussions" from a particular thread. I click the back button, and a destination URL comes up in the little window at the bottom, but the tab on top says "connecting", with the little green spinning circle, but nothing ever happens. I have to click on "Chowhound" on the toolbar to return to where I was.

Again, never on other sites; just the CH site.

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  1. Steve Green Jul 30, 2013 09:10 AM

    So I'm the only one with this problem? Paging Engineering?

    As an update, it's not just in "Current Discussions". Seems to randomly happen when trying to return to a board category from a thread.

    1. OCEllen Jul 30, 2013 12:27 PM

      Yes, happening to me, too, for about 4 days. Annoying.

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      1. re: OCEllen
        Steve Green Jul 30, 2013 02:05 PM

        Yes, for around 4 days. Thanks for confirming. Doesn't Engineering monitor this board? Last time I posted a site problem, Engineering came in something like 12 days later, with a question that indicated they hadn't properly read my original post.

      2. ItalGreyHound Jul 30, 2013 01:12 PM

        It's been happening to me for a long time now, but I figured it was just b/c I am on my work computer and using an older version of IE. Doesn't ever happen on my macbook or ipad at home...

        1. DeborahL Jul 30, 2013 06:08 PM

          Hi Steve.

          It appears this only happens if you have read all the way through a discussion and are at the bottom of the page--at least that's what I've been able to reproduce here. We'll see if we can pinpoint the issue. In the meantime, at the bottom of every discussion, there's a "Back to [BOARD NAME]" button, which should get you where you wanted to go without issue.

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          1. re: DeborahL
            Steve Green Jul 31, 2013 04:21 AM

            "In the meantime, at the bottom of every discussion, there's a "Back to [BOARD NAME]" button, which should get you where you wanted to go without issue."

            Except the board that the thread is categorized in, is not always (or usually) where I came from, or where I want to go. More often, I'm clicking from the "Chowhound" board which shows the most recent threads.

            FWIW, just went from the bottom of a thread, to a "Discussions you might like" linked thread, but when I tried to click back out of that "thread" (which contained exactly one entry), the browser hung.

            1. re: Steve Green
              DeborahL Jul 31, 2013 10:13 AM

              Ah, good point about not necessarily wanting to go back to the specific board, but rather the Chowhound home page.

              Thanks for the additional details--the more info we have, the better chance we have of finding the culprit.

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            jujuthomas Jul 31, 2013 12:13 PM

            i have this issue as well, both at work on Google Chrome and at home on Firefox. It's intermittent though for me. and is not necessarily happening when I get to the bottom of a thread. sometimes I get distracted (or bored) in the middle and try to go back...

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            1. re: jujuthomas
              Sarah Jul 31, 2013 12:24 PM

              same here.

            2. Veggo Jul 31, 2013 12:21 PM

              Same problem. I have to refresh to get to the top of a thread, then hit back to return to the first page.

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              1. re: Veggo
                Dave MP Jul 31, 2013 05:20 PM

                Hi Veggo - When is this happening? Why do you need to refresh to get to the top of the thread? Hopefully we can figure out what's going on..

                Dave MP

                1. re: Dave MP
                  Veggo Jul 31, 2013 05:51 PM

                  The back button just worked correctly 3 times to your post. Over the last few days, about 1 in 3 times I had to refresh or nothing would happen.
                  EDIT 3 minutes later: it just happened again when I opened topic 859007. Back button did nothing.

                  1. re: Veggo
                    tlubow Aug 2, 2013 01:21 PM

                    I have this problem but it's because of a long occurring issue with the Chowhound advertisers inserting some type of ad into the address line. If you right click on your back button you see about 100 addresses for an ad. That's why you can't use the back button. I thought they sorted this out several months ago, but it started happening again about 10 days ago.

                    1. re: tlubow
                      Veggo Aug 2, 2013 01:24 PM

                      Same issue today. A nuisance but tolerable.

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