we had this issue a long time ago and somehow i forgot about it but now it came to my attention again. when you are in a thread and go directly back to the board overview the forum, the thread was in, is not marked as read (even if i made the last post in that forum).
Is this a matter of your browser not refreshing pages when you go back in history but simply loading up from cache, which is genrally speaking a good idea?
personally, I open up "View New Posts" and go through all the interesting ones in new tabs so I can keep that page open to make sure I dont miss anything. Then when I am done, I click "View New Posts" again and check the times to see if someone posted something interesting while I was making my posts.
well... i don't use the "back" button, i reload the page.
edit : try it out... go into a thread and make a post than navigate back to the overiew by clicking DevMaster.net Forums in the top navigation bar. your will see your own post being marked as unread. you can reload the page again and it will still be there
Ah yes. I realize what you are talking about. The same is true for view new posts. When I click it that second time. every post that I commented in is on there with my name as the last poster. At that point I click mark all as read, so it isn't too much of a problem for me. I can see where this would be confusing though.
yeah, it sometimes mixes up quite a bit..