Every once in awhile I say “I’ve updated” or “I’ve changed my MP of the week” and then some person or people write me to say they can’t see the change. It happened again today. More troubling is when some relative writes me with an update or correction, I make the change, and then they can’t see it and think I didn’t really change the casefile and lied to them about doing so. Understandably, they get upset.
For the convenience of everyone involved, here is what you should do: if I claim to have updated, but it doesn’t appear like I really have, simply reload/refresh the page. I think that’s ctrl-R with most browsers. The problem is that to save time, your browser sometimes just shows the URL as it saw it last time. Reloading the page forces the browser to take another look, and then the changes become apparent.
(Human beings also have this problem, oddly enough. It’s called “change blindness.” I learned about it on the TV show Lie To Me, which I watched on Netflix. I really liked that show. Shame it was canceled.)