With the little shake-up we had with the "float to the top" feature yesterday, I kept reading that a lot of you would like to have the red "new" feature work right. Mine seems to work just fine. The only time I have to start over is every once in a while when I clear out all my temporary internet files. I don't know what I'm doing right, or different than everyone else, but I don't seem to have any trouble with it. I always hit the "go to top" or "go to topic" after reading a thread, rather than the "back" button. I don't know what other advice to give all of you, but maybe the powers that be can help explain things a little. How about it, honchos?
Sometimes when I get on the boards every single thread has "new" next to it even though the last updated date might be 2 weeks old. And sometimes when I've read every message in a thread the "new" still remains.
And sometimes while reading a message the entire message, along with some code, appears in the reply box below. When this happens the subject line is blank. In order to reply to the message you have to manually type in the subject and then highlight and delete the message text which appears in the reply box.
Ah ha! I think that may be the crux of the matter! I have Norton and some other anti-virus programs as well as auto systems that keep the temp and deleted files removed which may be the reason my "new" function often is screwed up. Makes sense now that Jennifer pointed out what hers does.