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Bug Read threads still highlighted

  1. Jan 29, 2013 #1

    Ryan_m_b

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    I noticed over the last few days when I go to my PF or onto a forum and read a thread upon returning the thread is still highlighted (name in bold) to indicate it hasn't been read. It seems to happen most of the time now.
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2013 #2

    Fredrik

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  4. Jan 29, 2013 #3
    I've noticed this problem from time to time. The only solution that has worked for me is clearing cookies for this site.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 #4

    mfb

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    Opening the same thread again can help. I had this problem frequently some months ago, but it is nearly gone now.

    It is possible to use the forum database to store which threads are read - this has the advantage that it is really accurate (and unread threads are still marked as unread if you return to the forum with a new session), but that could influence the server performance.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 #5

    Ryan_m_b

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    Thanks all. I logged out and cleared cookies and it seems to have worked for now.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 #6

    Ryan_m_b

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    After a few minutes problem is back again.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 #7
    For me, the problem usually returns after a few weeks. I've never seen it return so quickly after clearing cookies.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2013 #8

    Fredrik

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    I tried it too. When I came back here, no threads were marked as unread (not even this one, which had posts I hadn't read), so I can't really test it now. I guess I'll see what happens later.

    Edit: I don't think the problem was ever gone for me, but if it was, it's definitely back now.
     
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