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Fred93

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new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:54:12 PM »
Starting yesterday or the day before ... Now the "new" indicators on forums are stale.  Sometimes I've already read the recent messages, yet the forum still shows the icon for new messages available.  Note that if I refresh the page, IT IS STILL WRONG.  About a minute later, a refresh will make it right.

Used to work perfectly.  Did you update the forum software recently?

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 07:18:31 PM »
Thanks Fred, I'll take a look. The only thing we have done recently is moved over to https. I'll see if I can get this squared away.

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 08:03:54 PM »
Thank you for going HTTPS.

I'm thinkn' that HTTPS changes some cookie interactions.  Maybe this is a cookie thing?  But... that doesn't fit the fact that it seems to eventually get correct, a minute later.

I use firefox by the way.

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 09:54:28 PM »
I use Safari, and I've experienced the same thing.  Clicking back and forth doesn't make the memory change its mind about whether I read the post or not.  Waiting is the only solution I've found.  Doesn't happen all the time.

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 05:50:39 PM »
Seems like its fixed now.

Edited to add: ;-) Spoke too soon.  This very message triggered it again. 

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 08:49:54 PM »
Indeed, the problem continues.  I don't think it is quite as bad as it was, but there are still times when a stale "new" indicator just won't go away for several MINUTES.

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 05:27:41 PM »
Indeed, the problem continues.  I don't think it is quite as bad as it was, but there are still times when a stale "new" indicator just won't go away for several MINUTES.

I did some digging on this and wasn't able to find any other forums running the same software reporting the same issue. It perhaps will affect users differently depending on how they use the forum. For instance, I always view all unread messages and mark all threads as read and the new indicator does indeed go away. I haven't given up on trying to investigate.

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Re: new forum bug - stale "new" indicators
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 05:58:41 PM »
I haven't had any problems.
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