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Some posts take a long time to appear.

Reported by: Legolas

Type: Bug

Status: New

Created: 30/08/2009 11:10:59 AM

As in, I've written them, and right after that I see them in the thread, but if I return to that same thread a minute later, my post has vanished and only appears a few minutes later. View counts seem to change as well during that time, though I'm not sure of that.
Oh, btw, that's on the TV and Movies board, maybe not on the others. *NM*
It's on all boards, but hitting the refresh button on my browser does solve the problem. *NM*
Erm. What?
As in, I've written them, and right after that I see them in the thread, but if I return to that same thread a minute later, my post has vanished and only appears a few minutes later. View counts seem to change as well during that time, though I'm not sure of that.


Could you describe that in more detail? Are you saying the page takes ages to load, or the page is loaded but a reply to a thread that you previously saw no longer shows?

Either way, it's really strange O_o
It's a general refreshing problem it seems.
In Opera (haven't tried with other browsers), leaving a board or a post and then returning to it often brings me to a non-refreshed version of that board/post. As in, the time tag will still display the time of a few minutes earlier, and any views/posts that have happened in the meantime are not shown. Which often includes the posts I just made myself: I post something, it returns me to the main board but as it hasn't refreshed, I'm not yet seeing my own reply.

Usually hitting the refresh button manually solves the problem, but I had a moment just now on the Comm Board where I kept hitting refresh and nothing happened (i.e. it remained stuck at the exact same time with no new views/posts). A couple minutes later I did get to see an updated version and could refresh normally again.
Seems like Opera uses caching
That'd explain the "going back and it's not updated", at lest. But clicking refresh should update the content.

After what you describe above I don't think it's the site, though. But perhaps Ben could set some caching option to make it drop the cached page quicker.
My two centses
If you minimise the browser window, then bring it back up again, THEN press reset, does this force a true reset...If it is indeed Opera browser's caching that is the issue, doing this will tell.

Because of their aggressive cache policy, Opera do not delete pages from the cache even when the page is closed, but for some reason do so when the page is minimised. Opera browsers have RAM caching - it is very agressive about holding on to most things, and more often than not will not even verify pages with the server before "reloading" them. Frustrating as all heck.

One fix to try is for the user to disable "Automatic RAM Cache". But this sucks - pages take too long to load, clicking backwards and forwards through pages is even longer, and it is like you no longer have an internet history of visited pages.

Maybe newer versions of Opera have fixed this, but I am not sure. I *think* users can change a setting to "Always update page", but my old annoyance with the Opera browser means I have never used it myself, other than for testing purposes. I have no freaking idea :D

For Ben - Opera prefers HTTP headers over Meta HTTP tags, but even so differenet browser versions give different results. I wish you luck on that ;)

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