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    Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

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    by hippiekarl

    My answer to the posted-yesterday question about ‘computer slowdown’ got cut in two, and only the second half posted (3 times). I just left a mess over there trying to get the first half to show up. When I clicked ‘edit’ each time to attempt to reinsert the missing text, IT WAS THERE, but as soon as I hit ‘submit’, it posted without it again. You have the missing text, but it just won’t commit to the page. I even tried choosing a generic synonym for ‘YouTube’ (which I’d mentioned as a cache-hog) in case that was causing a ‘spam-alarm’ or something, but no go.
    Has this happened to anyone else answering a question in the last day? HAL 9000? wizard57? (I know you two get to most of them first)….

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    • #2446176
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      Not to me recently

      by hal 9000

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      But I do keep getting logged in with different User Accounts. Granted they are mine but I can be logged in as HAL post a few answers to things in the Disgusting Forums and then the next post that I make comes up as Smeggy.

      OK I would be really confused if any of the other Accounts that I have suddenly came up as I keep them for Emergency Use but what I’m seeing a lot of more recently like over the last day or two is the need to sign in while I’m already signed in. Make a Post then read something and respond to it and I get prompted to log in again. 馃槈

      Col

    • #2446175

      No, I just have entire posts disappear.

      by seanferd

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      Your experience is new and interesting. 馃槈

    • #2446049
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      You have a url?

      by Tammy.Cavadias

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      So I can check the post out?

      • #2445979

        Here it is; the 2nd half of my answer is posted there about 3 times;

        by hippiekarl

        In reply to You have a url?

        Everything before the words ‘hard disk drive’ never made it (it was a paragraph or so explaining about ‘clear browsing history/temp files’ in ‘internet options’, and how much of that cache such things as embedded videos in open tabs can use):
        URL =
        http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-350742

        Thanks for the look.

        • #2445947
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          Found the issue…

          by Tammy.Cavadias

          In reply to Here it is; the 2nd half of my answer is posted there about 3 times;

          This seems to be related to another bug I had already filed. You are using carets in your message. Anything before a right caret seems to not display.

          For now I left your message as it sits, as I added it to my bug, and I wish to keep it intact for our engineers.

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2445926

          I always heard carets were good for me…..

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to Found the issue…

          and that millions of starving kids on the Korean peninsula would love to have them.

          I’ll try to refrain until it’s fixed.
          P.S. I’m still rooting for you overworked savants to get my ‘My Stuff’ to display anything…..(don’t they realize they should pay you more?!).

        • #2445925

          That’s odd…

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to I always heard carets were good for me…..

          My stuff is displaying perfectly….
          Have you tried a “hard refresh”? You do it by holding down shift as you hit refresh… makes the browser reload everything, and it helps resolve issues where there’s old junk in the cache messing with the style script.

        • #2446635
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          What is wrong with your MyStuff??

          by Tammy.Cavadias

          In reply to I always heard carets were good for me…..

          Ansu is correct – have you tried a hard refresh first to see if you are still having issues.

          If you are, what issues? We just fixed several things a couple weeks ago (i.e. favorites, null error)

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2446612

          For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to What is wrong with your MyStuff??

          suddenly visible. Last night I saw AnsuGisalas’ suggestion and tried ‘shift+refresh’…..nothing. (My ‘stuff’ page has been showing the total # of posts I’ve made, but failing to list them by title as links; below the numerical total are the columns ‘discussions, contribution, date, et al’ but nothing beyond that). Tried it again today after seeing you second the idea (I’ve never heard of ‘shift+refresh’ before; that’s exactly the sort of thing I hang out with you folks to glean here and there), and still nothing. Then I shut all my browser tabs, purged my system with TweakNow PowerPack, and re-started it (I almost never restart; close-the-lid = sleep). Behold! There’s my posts! I hope it lasts, too, as my ability to hold up my end of ‘spirited discussions’ in a timely fashion relies in large part on being able to find and/or refer to earlier posts (or dormant discussions) quickly.

          Now, since it’s Thanksgiving, I’ll give thanks, pass the carets, and dig in! Hope you do the same, Tammy…..

          xoxo,
          Karl

        • #2446610

          Credit where due…

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          it was golampo who first gave the instructions for the “hard refresh”… and it was news to most of us, I think.
          For some reason TR is quite dependent on what’s in local caches… but apparently there are things even the hard refresh can’t get rid of.
          Adding to solutions list : Gut the browser and Reboot if all else fails. 馃榾

        • #2446606
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          Thanks Karl!

          by Tammy.Cavadias

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          Several of our scripts are cached (hence why the hard refresh – or just clear your cache)

          Glad to hear all is back to normal.. or as normal as it can get 馃檪

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2446588

          While you’re here Tammy (or golampo)

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          How about fixing the script for the “Top 3 users”, pretty please?… It hasn’t refreshed in over a month… which normally would be fine, but it froze up with a spammer at #2, which is annoying.

        • #2446573

          Well actually

          by oh smeg

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          It’s not so much the spammer at #2 but AnsuGisalas @ #1 which is the problem.

          Apparently he’s tired of getting lots of Peer Mail asking him how to fix things from complete strangers and it’s driving him crazy. 馃槈

          OH and BTW AnsuGisalas I hope you’ve read your TR Community Central Newsletter this week. If you haven’t you best hurry up. :0

          Col

        • #2446558

          The problem is server-side

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          You see, the code to prevent people from PMing me takes up a lot of resources whenever someone tries… so all the people who want me to set up a bank account for their millions are really slowing down the system… think of all the money I could’ve had, eh?
          But thanks for the headsup! Yoink!

        • #2446557

          A month?!

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          I think the spammer’s been there since June or July, at least. That’s about the time I started participating here regularly, and that name in #2 seems like part of the landscape of TR to me (though I never noticed his by-line on a post in that time)…….

        • #2446556

          People with no sense of the present

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          have really really long months 馃榾
          You’re probably right… that spammer was prolific, bot-style, for a week or so. Since then, nothing.
          So the counter seems to be broken.

        • #2446535

          As for the spammer at #2, that is not the only violation

          by michael jay

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          Seems there is a bunch of them stuck in place that I would think should be gone by now, just made a list, with their positions in case anyone is interested;

          02 yarinsiz
          14 birumut
          27 lesterking214
          30 pama10
          34 sherel28
          36 deckeberr
          43 ecolleapierr
          46 julietNguyen
          47 ntnl2011
          49 hstorferyenru
          50 shantelle1109
          55 onrory
          59 fgyuhydfg
          66 hama10
          68 a11517329
          70 reillyroberto
          74 fgjgfjgdfhf
          76 victoria24031987
          81 zhangttt
          82 alice999
          85 nikhilsky
          87 ealledwa
          88 runeklan
          90 popodo

          Spammers should not be listed as “Rock Stars”

        • #2446534

          By all means…

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to For the first time in a few weeks my ‘Stuff’ is

          let’s keep the rock stars and the suck sters apart!

    • #2445948

      Happened to me as well here

      by oh smeg

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-350886?tag=content;discussion-table

      The entire post disappeared when I clicked on the link to submit. I can however post here without a problem.

      Col

      • #2445946
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        Poof and it appears…

        by Tammy.Cavadias

        In reply to Happened to me as well here

        Col,

        yours was not displaying as you used a tinyurl.com in your comment. bit.ly and tinyurl.com are banned (too many spammers use them, so I have told our filter to not allow them through – sorry)

        -Tammy [_]3

        • #2445934
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          Taminkins

          by hal 9000

          In reply to Poof and it appears…

          Way too many Spammers use URL’s to begin with so does that mean no more URL in Answers to Questions? 馃榾

          OH OH OH I have a great link to Cheap Mink Coats and Harley Motor Cycles would you like me to post it here? :^0

          But I’ll post the Long thing from now on and just hope that TR doesn’t start breaking them again. 馃槈

          Col

        • #2445933

          Mayhaps, longer url’s are the way to go

          by michael jay

          In reply to Taminkins

          check this;

          http://hugeurl.geeks.org

          No it does not support such a Huge one, tried hugeing the link to this post and it did not work so good. Rats.

        • #2445924

          Good…

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to Mayhaps, longer url’s are the way to go

          somehow it seems overcompensatish 馃槈

        • #2446605
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          yes please…

          by Tammy.Cavadias

          In reply to Taminkins

          you can use this url: tammywantsnewharley.com 馃榾

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2446601
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          The Newest Hardly a Devision

          by hal 9000

          In reply to yes please…

          Come with Mink Covered Seats so the people at PETA [b]People Eating Tasty Animals[/b] think that it’s great.

          They saw a new British Series on TV called Kill It Cut It and Use It. 馃槈

          OH and here’s the newest Hardly a Davision just for you Taminkins. 馃槈

          http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj121/HAL9000_photo/DSC00585.jpg

          It’s currently incomplete as the Streamers in the end of the Handle Bars are not fitted or any of the other [b]Gaudy[/b] bits that the Yanks like so much. So it’s in AU guise. But on the up side it accelerates well to it’s top speed and is very [b]”Green”[/b] it currently gives over 312 Miles per US Gallon so it’s not only very green it’s very cheap to run. 馃榾

          OH and in case you are wondering the Critter was died Purple before it was killed and skinned hence the seat color. Or maybe it just died as it was being altered to the Purple Color as it may have drowned in the process. :^0

          Back in the older days HD bought out Aerchmachi to get a small Italian Bike and then did away with it now that have bought into the Chinese Operation and here is their new 2 Stroke offering. The HD Stickers are currently still in design to fit the leaking fuel tank. They have to be specially made so they don’t peel off.

          Other than that I’ve finished all Development on this New HD unit. I’m supplying HD with these at $1,200.00 per unit and the current projected price to US Citizens in the USA is $45,324.98 so a good profit is to be made by all. 馃槈

          Col

        • #2446547
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          Sorry Taminkins Me Bad

          by hal 9000

          In reply to The Newest Hardly a Devision

          How many do you want me to setup for you and forward to you via HD?

          I’m taking orders now but there may be a slight delay after all 50 year old Dragster Frames are a bit hard to come by and as they are not being made any more it’s a slow process. 馃榾

          But at least the chrome stands up much better than the current crop of HD offerings. :p

          Col

    • #2446428

      The latest on ‘Stuff’:

      by hippiekarl

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      Now that the restart/hard refresh ‘fix’ is known, I just atttempted to look back further than the first page of my comments (page 1 goes back to about Oct. 25), and none of them are showing. It claims 6 pages of comment titles, but will only display the most recent pagefull.

      • #2446423

        What happens if you look

        by michael jay

        In reply to The latest on ‘Stuff’:

        • #2446420

          It goes to my My Stuff,

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to What happens if you look

          defaulted to the tab ‘discussions’, claims 299 messages…and shows none of them. That’s been my problem; ‘hard refresh’ doesn’t help, but rebooting and re-signing in brings up the first page (of 6) only….Now I’m going to try just closing and re-opening browser (IE9).

        • #2446419

          Get Firefox

          by michael jay

          In reply to It goes to my My Stuff,

          loaded, see if that will clear the issues.

        • #2446417

          Just like that

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to Get Firefox

          …it’s ALL there. I’ve been off FF for a couple of years, but I deduce now that the issue may be MS’s (ie IE…I couldn’t resist typing that), not TR’s. Now I’m going to find Ghostery and a few others I used to use with this browser…..

          Thank you for the interest and advice, Michael.

        • #2446415

          IE has a number of issues

          by michael jay

          In reply to Just like that

          with TR, glad to be of assistance.

        • #2446369

          I find myself on an IE 8 unit and

          by michael jay

          In reply to IE has a number of issues

          I do not see these issues, IE 8.0.6001.18702. Not often that I use IE and was hoping to see just what you have seen, but it does appear to work properly with regard to My Stuff.

          Most times I am on a Ubutnu box using Firefox, something wierd is going on from your place, but glad you can get to see what you need now.

        • #2446345

          I still have to refresh a just-loaded Discussion page

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to IE has a number of issues

          …to see comments’ votes. That’s with FF.

        • #2446344

          I am getting the sinking feeling

          by michael jay

          In reply to IE has a number of issues

          that the internet browsers just don’t like you 馃檪

        • #2445141

          That’s me, all right:

          by hippiekarl

          In reply to IE has a number of issues

          The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea….

          KES

    • #2445314
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      This has been fixed…

      by Tammy.Cavadias

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      .. Let me know if this issue should decide to return without a golden ticket sporting gifts and cookies for all 馃檪

      -Tammy [_]3

      • #2445304
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        Thanks Taminkins

        by hal 9000

        In reply to This has been fixed…

        Now lets see how long it lasts before we break it again. 馃榾

        Though I must admit that the no Tiny URL is a real pain. Looks like I’m going to have to go and redo several Questions like this so I can post them again. I used to just Bookmark them and Copy & Paste then as an answer, see my response to this question. . :_|

        http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-342724?tag=content;discussion-table

        Col 0:-)

        • #2445268

          Those are still working… so old ones aren’t affected (don’t mess with the chtonians)

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to Thanks Taminkins

          You should add that question to your own favourites, then you can grab the urls from behind the tinyurls whenever you need them… sort of like a bookmark, only more cumbersome 馃槈 :p

        • #2445248
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          RE:- [i]sort of like a bookmark, only more cumbersome[/i]

          by hal 9000

          In reply to Those are still working… so old ones aren’t affected (don’t mess with the chtonians)

          You’ve got that one right. I gave up half way through converting everything to the full URL’s.

          Way too complicated for little old Dumb me. 馃榾

          Col 馃槈

        • #2445236
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          I sorry Col :-(

          by Tammy.Cavadias

          In reply to Thanks Taminkins

          I know its a hassle.. and Ansu is right, it shouldn’t effect past urls.

        • #2445217
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          The problem here Tammy

          by hal 9000

          In reply to I sorry Col :-(

          Is I used to Copy & Paste the Links to any New Answers about Data Recovery where the Questioner wanted to know what Software was available.

          It’s much more personal if you provide the answer that they want instead of posting a link that they have to go to for the different software that is available.

          Yep I know I’m LAZY but I’ve been that way a long time now, and it’s more than a [b]Habit[/b] by now. 馃槈

          Col

        • #2445212

          When posting links works at all.

          by seanferd

          In reply to The problem here Tammy

          I’ve had trouble on and off with that. Put a link in a post, post doesn’t post at all, but reloads the page with empty fields and no error message.

          Last time, I did this three times in a row, cleared caches and tried once more, then I stripped the link and it posted normally. Edited it, stuck the link back in, and it did post.

    • #2445178

      im also not seeing my posts

      by markp24

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      i have tyried multiple tiomes to answer some questions, and they do not appear when i click submit

    • #2444335

      4 days later and still not working

      by markp24

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      hi,

      still not working, i have tried this from windows 7, ie8
      windows xp ie7
      Unbuti with firefox

      and none are working. i want to answer some questions and i cannot. Any ideas on how to resove this?

      • #2444333

        Are you posting links in your answers?

        by ansugisalas

        In reply to 4 days later and still not working

        Because that can cause the message to get dropped.
        Specifically if you use tinyurl or another link-shortener, that’ll drop the post every time.
        Otherwise, try to press shift-F5 in your browser window, then check again.

        • #2444320

          That appears to be it, I took the links out of my post and it works

          by markp24

          In reply to Are you posting links in your answers?

          That appears to be it, I took the links out of my post and it works. Thank you!

          But the articles that hed great pictures and steb by steps intructions were great, its ashame i cannot post the link.

          I did not want to copy and paste the article and have some copyright issues.

        • #2444317

          You can do like the spammers do…

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to That appears to be it, I took the links out of my post and it works

          and unlink the link; for instance like this www . website . net/restofurl/blabla/bla . htm
          That’s not too hard on the recipient to reform, and it will let you pass on the info.

      • #2444328

        Clear your browser cache

        by nicknielsen

        In reply to 4 days later and still not working

        The scripts that run these pages are client-side and may need to be refreshed.

        A hard refresh doesn’t always work, but clearing the cache does (at least for me). In Firefox, I use the ClearCache add-on to do this.

        • #2444319

          tried that, but no differemece ..

          by markp24

          In reply to Clear your browser cache

          it seems that i was posting linnks to some MS articles to give a step by step on using GPO to lock down USB drives, TR seems to drop the message if i put in any links. 馃檨

        • #2444276

          I haven’t had that problem

          by nicknielsen

          In reply to tried that, but no differemece ..

          I do know TR blocks links to tiny url and bit. ly, though.

          Edit: For example, I had to repost this because I didn’t obfuscate the two site names.

    • #2444259
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      Anyone notice that the Top Three Power Users List

      by hal 9000

      In reply to Uh-oh! Q&A bug………

      Has been sort of Fixed?

      The High Usage Poster and everyones favorite TR member yarinsiz… has finally moved from the Number 2 Spot.

      Of course they have been moved all the way to #3 so as I said above [b]Sort Of Fixed.[/b] 馃榾

      Col

      • #2444250

        Wow…

        by ansugisalas

        In reply to Anyone notice that the Top Three Power Users List

        you’re right. That’s sort of cool! 馃榾

        • #2444077

          And then a few days later yarinsiz

          by michael jay

          In reply to Wow…

          hops right back to second, crazy.

        • #2444057

          Maybe they should finally take the top 3 down?

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to And then a few days later yarinsiz

          At least until they can slice the spammers out of there.

        • #2444049

          I think they are holding

          by michael jay

          In reply to Maybe they should finally take the top 3 down?

          the spammers on the list for testing, the testing of what I am not sure.

          Regular folks, like santeewelding, who stop posting fall down the list, he is already at 37.

        • #2444030

          Yeah…

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to I think they are holding

          They should make a Hall of Fame for Absent Friends…
          There are too many of them, by definition, but not too many to list.

        • #2444028

          I thought about doing that

          by michael jay

          In reply to Yeah…

          but it would be just too painful.

        • #2444025

          Yeah, I know.

          by ansugisalas

          In reply to Yeah…

          I thought maybe a just simple memorial hub post, and link it to the ‘wake’ threads, and the profiles of our Absent Friends.

          It does hurt. Makes me wonder: Sometimes pain is a message we’re not hearing. Not sure where to go with that, though.

      • #2444248

        Yes I noticed the movement a couple of days ago

        by michael jay

        In reply to Anyone notice that the Top Three Power Users List

        so I am crazy enough to update the list I made a while ago, it seems former spammers are being held on the list, well most of them.

        03 yarinsiz………………………….-1
        16 birumut………………………….-2
        26 lesterking214…………………+1
        32 pama10…………………………-2
        34 sherel28………………………even
        35 deckeberr……………………..+1
        39 ecolleapierr…………………..+4
        41 julietNguyen………………….+5
        xx ntnl2011……………..off the board
        44 hstorferyenru………………..+5
        46 shantelle1109……………….+4
        53 onrory………………………….+2
        61 fashionqi……………..new to board
        62 fgyuhydfg……………………..-3
        65 hama10……………………….+1
        68 a11517329…………………even
        xx reillyroberto………….off the board
        70 fgjgfjgdfhf……………………..+4
        73 victoria24031987…………..+3
        75 zhangttt……………………….+6
        xx alice999………………off the board
        xx nikhilsky………………off the board
        77 ealledwa……………………..+10
        79 runeklan……………………..+9
        80 popodo……………………….+10

        It seems most moved up, some moved down or out and one new one.

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