I have notice that occasionally, old
articles show up again on this NG. I
know it is the browser which keeps track
of what is read and not read. For
instance, this morning there were some
120 "unread" articles. I marked
everything late last night as "read." I
know many of these articles where from
several days ago. So, is this a problem
with my browser? My ISP? or what?
Does anyone else see this? BTW, I
don't usually see this on other
If you mean that you are getting *duplicate* messages marked as unread,
this was happening for me on all newsgroups several months back. An ISP
problem, I think.
If you mean that there are no duplicates marked as unread, but the
*same* messages are now marked as unread, I'd guess a browser/newsreader
problem at your end.
On 09/21/05 12:50 pm Art Todesco tossed the following ingredients into
the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
If you're using software that "covers your tracks", that could
cause such things.
wrote in message
: >I have notice that occasionally, old articles show up again on
: > So, is this a problem with my browser? My ISP? or what?
: > else see this? BTW, I don't usually see this on other
: I've seen it on others at different times. Seems like a
: regurgitate and propagate them again for some reason.
I recall some years ago when the newsgroups got completely screwed up.
I never found out why, but (for example) alt.home.repair had messages
from alt.politics and alt.computers and alt.children, and those
newsgroups had messages from home.repair and other groups.
In other words all the newsgroups were mixed up. Trying to read any
of it was total chaos. I finally just flushed all the messages and a
few days later all was fixed.
This newsgoup is busier than many others, so you may notice problems
more on here
I occasionally post messages and they never appear. That's pretty
annoying, but when it comes to computers, they have never been perfect
and I guess we all just need to cope with the problems. I did notice
though that if I post messages that contain certain words used as
spam, my posts do not appear, so I guess my ISP or newsserver filters.
My ISP denies it, but they got another company deal with NGs. But I
know for fact I can not post a message with the words "Credit Card" in
the subject line, but CAN post it as Creditcard. I learned this when
trying to ask about some credit card info.
Then too, my ISP has spam filters for email. I have a friend who
never uses a "subject" when he sends email. so they alwways get lost
in the email spam filter. I think I finally convinced my friend to
use a subject.
The internet will always have problems !
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