I used to use the “back” button too. But now if I don’t get an updated thread (i.e. timeout or some other error), I “navigate” back to the original thread to see if my post made it or not. So, what I have been doing is this, keep the list of threads open in one window, when you click on a particular thread use the right mouse button and choose “open in new window”. The only problem here is I have to remember to close the new window when I open a new thread, or I might post my response to the wrong thread. I always edit my responses with a text editor and cut and paste into the SDMB area, that way I can spell check and I have a copy should the hamsters get hungry and not post my original response.