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why does my back button sometimes not work?

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TheLogLady Tue 11-Jan-11 09:50:09

sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. v irritating.

TheLogLady Tue 11-Jan-11 15:54:46

happens with 'Chat' threads.

hang on i'll have a go at some others.

TheLogLady Tue 11-Jan-11 15:56:53

but only some of them confused

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 15:56:55

I've started a thread already.

It's only some threads. It's something to do with an advert. If you click in the drop down box next to the back button, it'll say something like

HTTP Not Found

It's like a black hole.

They're aware of it. Not sure if they're fixing it.

TheLogLady Tue 11-Jan-11 15:58:18

what drop down box?

and not that it matters but it is a tad annoying and i'm glad it's not just me.

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 15:59:41

There's a back button that looks like this:


And a forward one next to it like this:


And then a little arrow pointing down next to the forward button. That drop down box.

Started a thread a week ago.

TheLogLady Tue 11-Jan-11 16:01:31

oh yes. i never knnew that was there grin what's it for?

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 16:04:17

For clicking back/forward several pages without having to click on the back/forward button multiple times.

So say you follow a link to something and then you click through a few pages on a website, nosey about a bit and then want to go back to the original page you were on, you'd have to click back several times. But with the drop down box you can go straight to where you want.

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 16:04:40

It also means you can get out of the MN black hole.

TheLogLady Tue 11-Jan-11 16:06:20

how useful grin

Heroine Wed 12-Jan-11 11:48:37

It was google/mumsnet putting a cookie onto your machine when you went to a particular topic saying you were interested in the topic so that google can target ads at you in the future. Pressing back goes to the 'page' that put the cookie on.

You can opt out if you like, but you'd miss out on those pampers ads you mysteriously get after you have been browsing those 'baby's names' threads!

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 12-Jan-11 12:36:22

<arrives late> everything ok now?

ShowOfHands Wed 12-Jan-11 12:39:33

There's no way of knowing if it's ok now really as it happens so randomly.

How do you opt out of this Heroine?

AdamTech (MNHQ) Wed 12-Jan-11 15:35:08

Can anyone experiencing this problem tell us which web browser and version you're using?

ShowOfHands Wed 12-Jan-11 18:23:34

As I said on the thread I started over a week ago <sigh>, I'm on IE7. grin

It's still doing it btw. The last two times it happened I made a note of the advert on the thread (as somebody said it could be advert related) and both times it was Fisher Price. Might be a coincidence though.

ShowOfHands Wed 12-Jan-11 20:42:56

Just done it again. Fisher Price ad again.

Littlefish Wed 12-Jan-11 21:31:43

I'm on IE7 as well.

I then sometimes get a "mumsnet is offline, please try again in 30 seconds" message.

It's driving me nuts.

It means that it takes an age to navigate around the site.

scarletbegonia Wed 12-Jan-11 21:38:39

Happens to me all the time, I have to press it about 3 times before it works.

ShowOfHands Wed 12-Jan-11 22:00:10

Fisher Price ad every time.

Heroine Thu 13-Jan-11 15:29:47

you can go to google (search for 'doubleclick' and then press opt out)

Littlefish Thu 13-Jan-11 20:09:21

Fisher Price, Luxury Family Holidays and Boden are on the screen when mine does it.

Littlefish Fri 14-Jan-11 06:41:09

Fisher Price, small Mark Warner, Boden

ChocolateMoose Fri 14-Jan-11 07:05:27

Just happened with just a Fisher Price ad on the page and hovering over the ad it give the link as doubleclick something or other. Think that is the culprit.

Littlefish Fri 14-Jan-11 20:09:48

Fisher Price, Mumsnet guides.

Littlefish Fri 14-Jan-11 21:20:05

Fisher Price, Vira Soothe.

Seems pretty conclusiver to me that it is the Fisher Price advert that's causing it for me.

So, Tech, what can I do about it? It's unbelievably annoying and really starting to put me off using mumsnet at the moment.

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