Always refreshes to the first view of the day January 27, 2005 3:13 PM   Subscribe

Everytime I view a MeFi/MeTa/AskMe page, it brings me to the first time I viewed the page that day. I can reload the page and see new posts and/or comments, but if I leave that page everytime I go back it displays the first load of the page, not even the most recently viewed version. [MI]
posted by raedyn to Bugs at 3:13 PM (7 comments total)

I get this both at home and at work, and I have both browsers set to always get a new version. This is starting to drive me bonkers. I think this is the same problem described in this MeTa, but the replies in that thread don't help me understand how to fix this. Is there a way around this? Do other browsers have this problem?

Win 2000 Pro / IE 6 @ work
Win 98 / IE (5 or 6 don't offhand remember) @ home
if it matters.
posted by raedyn at 3:13 PM on January 27, 2005

Weird. Sounds like a caching bug with your browsers.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:42 PM on January 27, 2005

Log out, delete cookies, log in.

(This should be the default answer for any "Why is my IE doing something fucked-up on mefi?" question, just as "Have you tried rebooting?" is the default answer for "Why is my Windows PC fucked-up?".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:04 PM on January 27, 2005

Switch to firefox.

posted by monju_bosatsu at 4:21 PM on January 27, 2005

Stand up tall, monju_bosatsu, that's the right answer.
posted by Plutor at 5:02 AM on January 28, 2005

crash - I have tried rebooting, deleting cookies, changing browser settings, etc etc. I only bothered to post this to MeTa because I had exhausted the obvious answers and I only have this problem on MeFi.

monju - Don't worry, that's part of why I was asking. I'm considering making the switch at home for a variety of reasons, and if this problem doesn't carry over to firefox, that's probably the kick in the pants that I need to finally make the switch. Unfortunately, I don't have that option at work. I work for municipal governemnt, and some low-level grunt like me isn't going to get the entire organization to switch.

Do other IE users have this problem?
posted by raedyn at 6:55 AM on January 28, 2005

I (randomly) have the same issue with Safari on my mac.
My powerbook is at home, so I can't give you a specific test case.
If I remember correctly it works like this: View main page,
view comments, go somewhere else for awhile, view and refresh main page,
view comments again, hit back button to go back to the main page
and the display is now the original loading of the main page the first
time I loaded that day.
(sorry for the line breaks, posting with lynx)
posted by jsonic at 10:09 AM on January 28, 2005

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