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    Not marking threads as 'read'

    Within the last two days, I've noticed that when I enter a forum or check a watched thread, that when I return to the Control Panel, that thread or forum is not updated as being read. For example, the Hardware forum might show 1 new thread and 3 new posts. I go to that forum read a few and then click on "control" to go back to the Control Panel. At that point, the forum should be cleared of new threads & posts. ( the numbers in parentheses )

    Now when I do this the status remains the same as before, with unread status. has something changed or what?

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    Re: Not marking threads as 'read'

    Another anomoly I just noticed. If I click on the delete checked box in Watched threads, it does update things, but only until I try to look at another forum or post???

    I posted a new thread in the test area and it did NOT show up in my "watched thread" area even though I have this checked in my profile !

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    Re: Not marking threads as 'read'

    Well, Never mind , Gang.

    I found the problem but it may be something that would be worthwhile, to realize what can happen.

    In IE options>general>Temporary Internet Files> settings, the check for newer versions of stored pages box was checked at "never". Clearing the box and checking " on every visit to a page" That did the trick.

    HOW this was changed is another mystery? The night time gremlins at work again? <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15>

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    Re: Not marking threads as 'read'

    How it was changed...we may never know. But Internet Explorer for all its convenience falls short of the mark more often than not. I particularly like the "Automagically" setting in the same location you are referring to; exactly what criteria does Microsoft use to determine when reading from the cache is appropriate? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Not marking threads as 'read'

    Mark,

    One of life's little mysteries, I suppose.
    It never ceases to amaze me at how and why some of these settings change, seemingly on their own volition and on their own time schedule?
    Keeps some of the forum going, that;s for sure ! <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Not marking threads as 'read'

    I have found that if I have more than on session open at "the Lounge", the different flags can not get updated.

    Also if one uses the "Back" button the flags will NOT get updated.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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