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I just started setting up my Careers profile, and got really confused when, after returning from adding books, it appeared to have forgotten all about my education, relocation, and other details. I added some of these again before it occurred to me to reload the page, and lo, there they were.

This was really confusing for me. I realize this sort of thing has been brought up under [ Why is page state not preserved when using browser Back and Forward buttons? ] but that's for the questions page, where going forward and back is kind of a weird behaviour and where vote counts aren't that important. For the Careers page, leaving the page is part of the design, and it's really upsetting/discouraging to have everything suddenly be gone.

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I'm not completely sure whether this behaviour can be changed. But if it can, it would make sense to activate when the profile's owner is logged in. – Pëkka Oct 23 '12 at 20:08
Well something as simple as a "this page is out of date. Please refresh" would be nice. The problem is the page is reloaded without any of the new data being considered. – MalcolmOcean Oct 23 '12 at 20:11
isn't the problem rather that the page is not reloaded at all? – Pëkka Oct 23 '12 at 20:12
Err yes. By "reloaded" I meant "presented on the screen again". Not the best choice of words. – MalcolmOcean Oct 24 '12 at 1:52
@MalcolmMcC are you still running into this problem? After adding a book to your profile, it should automatically take you bake to your profile page, preserving your previous updates. Using the back button shouldn't be necessary. Please let us know if this is still an issue. – Max Feb 1 '13 at 15:35
Nope, still an issue. I just tried editing the text in one of my projects under "Apps & Software", then went to books, added one, then hit back twice. the typo that I had fixed was still there. Refreshing after going back showed that it had been updated. – MalcolmOcean Feb 1 '13 at 20:22

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