This is affecting me heavily on WTDWTF; when I click on a topic that has updates on the topic list, I frequently am taken to a post that is dozens, hundreds, or in one case a thousand posts higher than the actual new post I was trying to reach. This seems to be triggered by visiting the full-page search results; I think it’s setting the unread marker to where the search result was.
One of our users managed to trigger the behavior as follows:
- Open the search bar
- Type a phrase that appears somewhere far up the topic than your latest read position.
- Click “show more”
- Look at the URL for the topic in question
- Click the site logo to return to the “latest” list.
6, Look at the URL for the topic in question
Expected: Should point to the last read position, or the last post in the thread if all are read
Actual: Points to the same URL noted in step 4.