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Jun 16, 2008 09:32 AM

Swell, now formatting is gone, one more thing

OK, now nothing formats in my post. I can't do a list

- item one
- item two

Everything just runs together. Also, the overwriting problem is back when trying to do a reply.

By now I know to clear my cache, restart the computer, etc, ect. NOTHING is working. And I'm sure it works for some people and not others. FWIW, IE as my browser. However, these days I see people using the same browser and version that I use and I don't share their problems and others using my browser don't have the problems I do.

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  1. I noticed this when I edited a post earlier, but it didn't seem to appear when I reloaded the thread afterwards. Can you link to an example of a post that's having this problem?

    When you initially make a reply, the software 'fakes' showing you your reply where it would appear in the thread, it doesn't really refresh the whole page. It might be just that 'faking' that's broken while the actual post is okay.

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Yeah, happened in edit.Then the next post I opened was mucked up. Was about to call it a day and left the site. Forgot I wanted a restaurant link, came back and all was well again.

      I'm just going to ignore any other problems at point and chalk it up to whatever else is going on today. If things get top bad, to quote Scarlett O'Hara "tommorrow's another day". Hopefully some of this weirdness will get fixed.

      1. re: rworange

        Hmm, what *would* Scarlett say? This, I imagine (shaking her fist at the sky):

        "I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again!"

    2. My formatting has completely gone awry.

      1. It looks like your post has a list - is this still a problem?

        * test
        * test
        * test

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        1. re: 5 and Dime Eater


          If you add a reply, the formatting is fine.

          If you immediately edit that reply, the formatting is all run together.

          Actually this is somewhat of an improvement. For a long while, after that first edit there was a red "Saving" message and the edited text wasn't displayed at all. You would have to exit the post and reselect it to do any editing.

          So it is business as usual in a sense.

          Open post, reply, edit, exit post, reopen post, edit ... though due to latency you have to wait a while to reopen the post.

          Let's say I don't edit much any more and there are more spelling errors and junk in my posts..

          1. re: rworange

            That behavior was misleading. The post was never saved incorrectly, only displayed incorrectly after the edit was saved. How does it look now?

            1. re: Engineering

              Right ... it was the display after the first edit.

              Currently it is back to displaying the red 'Saving ... ' and not the incorrectly displayed text. The post has to be closed and reopened to do further editing.

              That was reported as a problem about a year back. For me, something that is a lot easier to live with and not so important as the latency problem.

              Haven't had a problem with scrambled text when opening a new post since the OP.