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Oct 5, 2009 11:10 AM

FUBAR again

Of course there are the numerous error messages and failures to load.

And there's a twist on the old latency problem - the computer ate my edits. I edited a post to add a little substance, saved it, and saw the new text on the screen. But when I came back later, the edits were gone and the post had reverted to the original.

Finally, something completely new and different - every thread opens fully expanded. No more compression of previously-viewed posts. Now **that's** a real incentive to participate in one of those monster threads that's been going on for a few months.

Please, please, please fix the site.

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    1. Now this is weird - I came to this thread to add my observation that "threads opening fully even when there are only a few new posts" has been happening to me too today, albeit only intermittently, but before I posted I noticed another phenomenon - jfood's post was time-stamped 11:58AM today, about three hours BEFORE alanbarnes's post to which it was responding! Then I hit Reload Page, and the jfood post changed its time stamp to read 2:58PM.

      Spooky. Are the techs intentionally trying to freak us out in preparation for Halloween?

      1. I know those techies are crawling around in there right now knocking off cables and mushing hard drives!
        Lately, "My Posts" shows that there are new posts on threads, yet when I open the thread all posts are open, instead of just new replies.
        Also today, I have clicked on reply (to a post) and been returned to my previous page.
        Also today, I have gone back to a page where I had just made a post (and the new post was showing up), and it's now gone, until I reload the page.

        1. I just tried to reply 3x to another Error Messages page that I've been using today and clicking "reply" just brings me back to My Chow. Ugh. I am just coming to this one instead since I'm having such bad luck with the other one.

          1. When I try to reply to this post, it throws me back to my profile.

            I've been having a number of crazy redirects like that ... clicking on one link and going elsewere. This one is consistant. Maybe because I'm replying to someone who is replying to me?

            Like everyone else, expand is weird. I never opned this topic and it showed I had read the first two replies. I didn't

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            1. re: rworange

              Just had the same thing happen - tried to reply to a short thread (in which I had no previous post) and kept getting redirected back to my profile page instead.

              BUT - this one worked fine. What gives?

              1. re: Allstonian

                Interesting - the clue that you won't be able to reply, but will instead get routed back to your own profile page, is that the links down in the right-hand corner of the post you're replying to will be "Permalink" and "Reply", but the "Report" link is missing.

                Also, the "Edit" option is missing, which is why I'm adding this as a comment to my own post instead of editing...

                1. re: Allstonian

                  I can confirm that when Report is missing, clicking on Reply takes you to My Chow. But I had to wait a couple of hours to write this, since this thread itself was one of the ones that had no Report buttons earlier today.

              2. re: rworange

                Firefox is throwing up clickjacking danger messages. I posted it separately here.

                I included a link to the recent CNET article explaining this type of hijacking as dangerous web design.

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Melanie I do not get the clickjack warning, do you have flash enabled or disabled in noScript?