Why does the SDMB disable my Back button?

On this site, and only this site, my Back button almost always refuses to work.

If I, say, go into IMHO and click on a thread, I’m not able to click the back button and get out. I have to scroll up to the top and click on Main or In My Humble Opinion to get out of the thread.

It doesn’t do this on any other site. Just here.

What’s up with that?

What browser are you using? The back button’s always worked for me.

What browser and operating system?

I have the same problem, and it’s something fairly recent. It used to happen once in a while, but the last couple weeks it’s been constant, no matter if I am on my home computer or work. Very aggravating.

Both home & work use Internet Explorer, but different versions.

Try clicking the back button two or three times quickly in succession. This always seems to work for me. I have no idea why this happens.

Same here. And I have tried hitting the back button repeatedly. Doesn’t work.

See this thread from a few weeks ago.

To sum up, for those who don’t want to click a link, ads add pages to your history and clicking the back button refreshes the ad but not the whole page so it looks like nothing’s changed.