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by phil66 / September 27, 2008 12:01 AM PDT

Forum legends not working.
New threads daily but legends only showing having already been read


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Are you still having a problem with this Phil?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 28, 2008 3:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Broadband forums

Only they seem OK to me.

Broadband forum, all new posts have the correct New post legend, and everything else seems fine.

One thing I noticed with this new CNET Forum setup. I sometimes had to revisit forums two or three times before they 'caught up' with me, and until then they looked as if I had not signed in. But after a while that cleared itself up.


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As of 9/28/08
by phil66 / September 28, 2008 4:22 AM PDT

The latest post "one problem after another by catkenobi on 9/28/08 Shows to have been read as do all the other post in the broadband forum.

It has been a number of days that the legends have not updated or refreshed. The days of last posting has change whenever a new post or thread is added.

Thanks for the reply


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Can you try
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 28, 2008 4:56 AM PDT
In reply to: As of 9/28/08

logging out whilst you're in that forum, then re-signing in?

See if that solves it.

If not, then I suspect you will need to use some utility like CCleaner to remove all the CNET related cookies on your system, and try logging in again.


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Tried the following
by phil66 / September 28, 2008 10:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Can you try


Logged out and logged in and no changes

I had already run ccleaner prior to your suggest so a rerun showed no cnet cookies.

Firefox set to delete cookies when closing browser

I had cnet and forums cnet set to allow in firefox option I removed all cnet cookies from the firefox cookies options

When I reset login all broadband forum legends turned to -> so I had to open post to refresh legends.

Now I will have to wait until a new post is entered to see if this helped

Thanks for the reply

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Did not solve problem
by phil66 / September 28, 2008 9:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Tried the following

Last post on broadband forum shows up as read

post "wireless/dsl by pearlyvictoria 9/28/08 someone replies to this post but the legends never changed

If its broken don't fix it


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Still OK here.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 29, 2008 2:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Did not solve problem

Hi Phill. I've reported this to Lee, the Forums Admin.

But I can still use the Broadband forum without problems. In fact, I posted a reply here;;posts#2869207
and that was after you first mentioned it.

So I can't say with any certainty that this is a CNET problem.

One other option to try. Can you try this with IE? If you haven't used IE for a while in these forums you will probably have to log in again.

Do you have any problems with other forums, either with Firefox or IE?


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Still not working here
by phil66 / September 29, 2008 11:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Still OK here.

I did go to IE6 and the legends are the same as in Firefox. In other words not changing.

I surf 9 cnet forum sites(using Firefox 3.03) on a daily basis and Broadband is the only one which does not change legends.
One other bit of info this started happening after i used Mark all read.

I wouldn't go as far as saying it is not a cnet problem.
If you will only remember the tracking problem Rick and Curcat are having. I never had that problem yet they have and probably still do.

Please don't ask me to go to IE again I despise using that browser. LOL


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OK, I won't ask you to use IE again.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 29, 2008 7:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Still not working here

You may be right Phil. I once had a problem with the forums that only Lee could fix. I can't remember what the problem was, only that it was frustrating. An engineer had reset some sort of switch in my profile and Lee had to change it.

I am expecting Lee to contact you soon, either privately or in here.

Hang in there.

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Read and unread message are not related to cookies...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / September 30, 2008 2:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Tried the following

It is set based on each individuals account.

Ray I wonder if you are just reading way too many forum posts Wink

I'm not going to guarantee any rapid response, but I'll forward this issue to an engineer to have a look at it.

Is this only for the broadband forum or for other forums too?

Let me know, Ray.


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Broadband forum
by phil66 / September 30, 2008 5:15 AM PDT


Of the nine (9) forum I usually visit only the broadband forum does not change legends. As I said in another post this happened after I had read and marked as read the Broadband forum.

Good point about reading too many post. I will limit my self to reading post by Curcat,Sherlock,Grasshopper,and Cat.Those are the most interesting one on the forums. You owe me one desk chair as I fell out of mine laughing so Hardily.


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Now, that's confusing.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 30, 2008 5:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Broadband forum

I've been calling you Phil.

But I see you're Ray.

Got it now. I will call you Fred from now on, Devil


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Now, that's confusing.
by phil66 / September 30, 2008 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Now, that's confusing.


Just don't call me late for dinner.

Crawfish are not any good when served cold. LOL

Nice to know you're reading my whole thread. LOL


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