Not just you

by stabbim @, Des Moines, IA, USA, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:29 (3420 days ago) @ JDQuackers

I've been noticing this as well. I'm fairly sure it's based on time, because I noticed it shortly after I did my initial read-through of all the posts from oldest to newest. A little while later, links at the bottom of the index page started going blue, and it moved upward.

As far as I ever knew, the link color is determined by the browser knowing whether I've visited that URL previously, but with most sites it doesn't seem to change this fast (HBO forum for example). I think it might be determined by how long certain cookies are kept, which I think the webserver can set? I guess it would make sense that this one wouldn't set those cookies to stay around for very long, since it has another mechanism to denote read/unread.

And on that note, I'm glad you pointed out the red arrows. Somehow, I hadn't noticed those, although they seem obvious now. That will make things easier.

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