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# 41382 15-Sep-2009 13:33

OK, so it might just be me (waits for chorus of "yes, probably"...) but I've posted 2 replies in a thread (this one) since last night (Monday) and they haven't appeared in the thread.

Do I need to learn how to use forum s/w before I start trying to sort out people's networking and driver problems Frown or is something not functioning as it should ? 

Now I've embarrassed myself enough over what's probably a simple solution, I'll go look for the sticky that says this function isn't working...

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  # 255856 15-Sep-2009 13:38

hi boss!
well let's see if it works here...

(types quick reply in "Quick Reply" box and hits

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  # 255857 15-Sep-2009 13:41

Evidently it did work...and I'm sure I've used the quick reply before - possibly a problem with one particular thread (indexing?)

I'll try to remember what I wrote and re-post in the thread using the full composer window & see if that works

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  # 255858 15-Sep-2009 13:42
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Never had a problem with the quick reply box - using it right now.









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  # 255862 15-Sep-2009 13:51

yeah, works fine here (as above) but definitely 2 of my replies to the quoted thread are not there; I'll re-gather my thoughts & test with the full composer window in that thread

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  # 255870 15-Sep-2009 14:13

ok, so I've just successfully posted a reply to the original thread using the full "compose " option - haven't a clue why quick reply wouldn't play there...

consider this one closed then !

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  # 256808 18-Sep-2009 11:56
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Something I did by accident a couple of times when I was new here was to enter text into the Quick Reply box then click "Compose Reply" instead of "Post Reply". Maybe you did the same thing without realising it.

 
 
 
 




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  # 256901 18-Sep-2009 17:36

hi behodar

I guess it could have been something like that.

Whatever, I've put it down to a discrete component error - that component being the one sitting betwen the keyboard and the chair...Embarassed

But thanks for bumping a post i had hoped would just quietly disappear Smile

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  # 256924 18-Sep-2009 20:09
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Sorry, I should learn to read the date :P

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  # 256930 18-Sep-2009 22:03
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remember not to use html or tags in the quick reply box - that will come up with an error that is sometimes easy to miss...




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  # 256931 18-Sep-2009 22:05
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i forget which tags cause the FAIL - perhaps it was the quote tags

does this crash?




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  # 256932 18-Sep-2009 22:06
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ok, maybe that does work now.... :P

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  # 256935 18-Sep-2009 22:39

oh no, we're now going to go through every permutation of how a quick reply does actually work...unless it's me at the keyboard; I'll get my coat... :(

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  # 257375 21-Sep-2009 17:01
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The other thing that I ofetn do is hit the button, and because the page load times are so high close the tab before its finshed loading, and in fact the post didnt happen. If you let it load there is a tiny hard to read thing at the top about not accepting it because of some various reason ("bad word" normally, qoute error sometimes) which means you have to go back and fix it and try again.





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  # 257380 21-Sep-2009 17:18
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High page load times? It must be your connection: once the form is sent to the server the transaction is done, even if you close your browser. The only explanation is you closing your browser before the form is completely uploaded - in this case it's all on your network...




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