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    Unread flags misbehaving

    Since approx 14:00 GMT Wednesday my unread flags have been acting up. At the controls level they show correctly, but if I go into a forum they have not cleared after the last time I visited that forum. I've deleted my cookies and logged back in. The probelem remains. Is anyone else having this problem or should I try deleteing my cookies again?

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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> and I thought it was just picking on me <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15> But mine has been doing it for several days. Actually ever since I changed to the Blue Skin. I just ignore 'em--easier than tossing your cookies. (sorry I have been dying for a chance to use that line)

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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    I have had a few other reports of the problem. I have not been able to reproduce the problem (yet). Best I can do so far is keep an eye on the problem.

    The new flags are one of the trickiest areas of the Lounge software and depend on information in the mySql database PLUS status information in cookies.
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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    Fair enough. It is confusing when the flags go doolally but I'm aware that they are a complicated area, so the following is purely to assist you. I've redone the cookie delete thing and still no joy. Main Index and controls show correctly, but watched threads on the control panel and forum views are definately munged. as are the flags within threads. They seem to reset correctly between visits to the lounge about 2/3rds of the time at the thread level, and always at the watched threads level. If anything changes I'll let you know.

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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    Just as a matter of interest, do you log out each time you leave the Lounge?

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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    Absolutely never. And I've never had the problem in the past, but at your suggestion and before replying to you, I logged out and back in. It would appear that the problem has gone away. I obviously had to log back in once I'd deleted my cookies but that didn't actually involve me logging out. Well spotted/guessed/whatever - I'll see what happens over the next few hours and keep you posted.

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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    I've noticed myself that by logging in and out each visit, my flags are very, very close to being correct, however they do get messed every once in a while.
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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    Brooke:

    You should not need to delete your cookies unless things are really scrod.

    Logging out explicitly resets the critical sections of the Lounge cookie. In addition, a change I put in this week detects most gross cookie corruption and forces an automatic reset to the Logout state.
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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    Noted.

    As an FYI, since logging out I have had no problems at all.

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    Re: Unread flags misbehaving

    Must you use the term "gross cookie corruption"? It makes me think that someone has thrown up on my hard drive. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I'll start logging off, as I also have experienced this behavior, which I had attributed to my accessing from two machines (and I formerly never logged off either of them).
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