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Why to you have the count=n parm in the URL? Just the topic=n without the count parm returns the whole thread....

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If we didn't have the count parameter, the URL would always be the same, even if there were new posts, so it would stay "visited".

By adding a parameter that varies, we force the link to become unvisited when there are new posts.

Kids, try this at home!

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PS, I think the technical term for this type of parameter is "snot".

Milkman Dan  

As in, "We'd better put some snot on the URL so it changes color."

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