I've been trying to clear out the harddware category and it keeps popping back up threads from last week as unread. I opened them in the browser so they'd be marked read and gone back to the category and it still shows unread messages. So I look at the section again (e.g., Hardware ->Motherboards General), and the same threads are marked unread - and they're halfway down the page with last post dates of Dec. 2 or even Nov. 30. So I click the 'mark all read' link and go back into the forum and it looks good. Then I reload the hardware category page from the box on the right, that section is marked with unread messages... I go into the section, and the same messages from last week are now marked unread. The ones I just marked read.
I even tried closing and reopening IE, but the same thing happens - threads are marked as unread even though I've read them AND clicked the 'mark as read' link.
I don't see the problem on my side, and I have not heard of the problem after the big fix.
So in order to diagnose, please reproduce the problem, and then note down the ulr's and STOP going to that forum at least temporarily.. I will go into your tracking data, and see exactly what is going on.
If I were seeing it here, then the hard work above would not be needed, but I do not :?
I just went to Hardware and couldn't find any inconsistencies. I cleared all threads and took a shower, came back and refreshed - some new forums were lit, but there were new, unread threads then ... so I can't get any of the errors reported in the original post/report.
There's a couple screenies I took to show you the problem, and hopefully it'll help.
In the hardware section I went to the Motherboards General section and saw a few new messages, then scrolled down a little and found some from last week. Look at the 2nd link (THGF Unread error.jpg). The first link shows the hardware category page. I was there this afternoon and cleared out all the messages - you can see I even have last post on a couple of the forums, but I still have unread flag on forums where the last post was Sun. That's the first link. (Unread error2)