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Viewed Thread bug?

  1. Oct 5, 2007 #1
    Sometimes when I've viewed some threads, then go away and come back, the threads are marked as having not been viewed, even though they don't have any new posts in them. This seems to happen all or nothing in a visit, either it will remember that I've viewed all the threads I looked at, or it won't remember any of them.

    I don't know if this is a bug, or just something wrong with my settings, or what.
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  3. Oct 5, 2007 #2
    Likely a cache issue or going back and forth using your browser history buttons. It happens to me sometimes, a refresh always fixes it.
  4. Oct 5, 2007 #3
    A refresh doesn't fix it, it's as if I never viewed any of the threads, even happens with new threads I created sometimes.
  5. Oct 5, 2007 #4
    For example, I've read the top 6 threads in the careers forum, yet all of them show up as having new posts, no matter how many times I refresh.

    If I view them again, then they are marked as not having new posts, but maybe if I go away, and come back again, it will mark all the posts I read this time, as unread again.
  6. Oct 5, 2007 #5
    Just noticed, up top it says

    Welcome, NeoDevin.
    You last visited: Today at 07:50 AM

    even though I've been on here a couple times since then...
  7. Oct 5, 2007 #6
    "This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 23 seconds."

    Is this (above) notice something new?---or is it that I just don't type very fast to put in posts to even deal with it until now?


    (I can see that it would help double posting the same post though)
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2007
  8. Oct 5, 2007 #7


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    Yeah, it does that to me too. I'll log in one time, and it'll show accurately what I've viewed, then another time, it seems to think I've viewed everything, then the next time, everything appears as if I've never viewed it. It's strange, and refreshes, clearing caches, etc., don't fix it. I always figured it was a confused cookie since I log in from multiple locations and computers in a day depending on what I'm doing and where I have 2 min to sit down.
  9. Oct 5, 2007 #8
    I only ever log in from my laptop, as it's my only computer
  10. Oct 6, 2007 #9


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    I do the same. I log in from my computer one day, then from a computer at school the next, and I also seem to confuse the forum. I seem to have the opposite of NeoDevin's problem. When I log in, the forum sometimes shows no new threads even if there are new posts. Today I logged in and got no new posts, even though it had been hours since I logged in last.
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