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Jul 3, 2007 01:48 PM

Overlapping problem with posting replies/comments

How do I describe this? When I hit the "reply" function the usual space to write pops down but the post below does not move down to give space, it just overlaps. I waited a minute to see if time might resolve this issue but it doesn't. I can't comment or reply because I can't see what the heck I am writing through another post. Can this be fixed??

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  1. I'm experiencing the same thing. It works only if I reply to the last posting in the thread, but trying to reply to something in the middle isn't working.

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    1. re: slacker

      Yes! I can't reply to any other post than the last one. At least I know now it is not my computer.

      1. re: cocktailqueen77

        When did the problem start? Did you change anything on your system at the time it started?

        I'll get Engineering to try and track it down.

        1. re: Jacquilynne

          It started about 45 minutes ago. I haven't changed anything, downloaded anything, rebooted/restarted, etc. Thanks!!

          1. re: cocktailqueen77

            Probably related to our recent launch of places, then, thanks.

            1. re: Jacquilynne

              I am getting the over lapping when I reply and scrolling down on a thread some post are overlapping this started around 12 noon Pacific time.

                1. re: Tatum

                  It is present in IE 7 and began occuring after Places was added.

                  1. re: ChinoWayne

                    Now on 7.05 IE at home and not seeing it still. This one is odd....

    2. It's still a problem on the LA board, the Home Cooking and Gen Topics... particularly in the middle of the posts... As said, can only reply to original or last without a problem. Also if you expand a prior post, simply to see what the latest post is referring to, you get overlap as well and obviously aren't able to read either post. It would be nice to be able to collapse a post as well once it's been read rather than having to wait til someone new posts not to see viewed posts again, as refresh expands all posts.

      1. I just got a new computer, and seem to be having this problem, or something like it. I can type my reply, but haven't been able to post it.... Oh, wait -- I was able to post this time. I think I managed it by hitting on the far right of the post button, so I don't hit anything else instead. But still, the overlap is difficult to read through. Any solutions?

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        1. re: clee0601105

          I've been having this problem too.

          The only way I've been able to get around it is to write until I can't see what I'm writing, post it and then go back to it and edit it.

          Today - it's not a problem. Go figure.

          1. re: Cookiefiend

            still going on for more than a week....can't you guys fix this thing???????

            1. re: steakman55

              I have been having the same problem for more than a week now.....geesh.

            2. re: Cookiefiend

              Something that may help in the meantime: I have been able to see what I'm writing, as long as I throw in a couple of extra returns (blank lines) at the end, to shift my text above the overlap, if that makes sense.

              And also, not a problem for me today either.

              1. re: clee0601105

                I'm still having the problem too, though it gets fixed when I go to another tab in my browser, refresh it, and then go back to the other tab. Definitely cumbersome though.

                1. re: chowsupport

                  I am now having the added problem that some responses in threads are overlapping - not only a reply to post in the middle of a thread (doesn't happen if I reply to the last post)

                  1. re: MMRuth

                    Thanks for reporting this.

                    We're working to resolve the problem right now. I'll post another message when it is fixed.

            3. FYI I must lead a charmed computing life - I have Not had these kinds of problems.

              I'm using Windows 2000 (fully patched) and Firefox v2 on a 768k DSL connection.
              When I had dial-up service I had more web page glitches; Google Maps was Awful.

              If you haven't already, I recommend downloading, installing and trying out the Firefox web browser. It will Not interfere with your use of IE (blue E icon) which is being upgraded on newer versions of Windows and may have bugs, er, technical problems.

              1. please sort this problem out, it is impossible to post something longer than a few lines in reply as I cannot see what I am typing due to the overlap, and I cannot go back and edit either once I type into the overlap.