I've noticed (inconsistent) long load times on the forums for the past week or so, and odd bugs popping up where I read every thread in a sub-forum (or mark that sub-forum as read) and the icon for "new posts" still keeps coming up.
Is there anything out of the ordinary going on for anyone else? Is this known? Is this normal?
The new posts bug has been happening to me for about a year now. It didn't start happening to me until I started checking the forums at my new job. Seems to only happen to me when I check at work so I just thought it was my setup since many things freak out on my work machine.
Didn't realize others have been having this problem.
I know I won't be able to fix it, but for the ones who might and will come here later - any further details you could provide? Does it happen regularly or randomly, have you tried (to no avail) somehow to fix it and how, browser you're using, etc?
For me it's random, but tends to happen more with new areas of the forums like the vca and ic4 sections. Today it happened on general video and it wouldn't even fix itself after I clicked the "mark forums as read" link.
I access the forums over 3 different connections most days.
Also noticed something interesting on the main site regarding authentication system failures. If you try to go to someone's member main page and fail to log in, it seems to automatically log them out on every other system they try to use the site on.
Test: Logged in on my phone. Navigated around the site main page. Put phone down. Logged into main site on computer. Clicked a few links. Hit refresh on phone - it went to login screen. Didn't actually log in. Hit refresh on computer - also went into login screen.
That's not because of logging in to a main menu, but because of two clashing cookies/sessions, I suppose (which should kick out at least one of them, but preferably both - for security reasons). Nobody else can try to log into "your" member menu - unless they succeed with your name/pass, and then the problem lies elsewhere :>