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Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 04:30 PM

I post a response and then want to edit it...

It comes out above what I originally post.
I can't get it off or at the bottom where it's supposed to be.

Major frustration.

  1. g
    grangie angie Feb 1, 2010 04:55 PM

    Well,I can't even find out how to post a question,much less edit.
    Is there a clue for those of us 'newbies' to the site?'

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    1. re: grangie angie
      Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:03 PM

      ;-)

      I think it's the New Topic button, Add New Post button or the reply button - depending on what you're wanting to do/ask.

      And - rather than risk the edit button - here's a link for new Chowhounds:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/367605

      Welcome grangie angie! I'm happy to meet you!

      1. re: Cookiefiend
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        grangie angie Feb 2, 2010 04:43 PM

        Thank you Cookiefiend,I'll give it a try!

    2. Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:20 PM

      And again...

      What am I doing wrong?
      Why can't I edit a typing error and now get a "t." off a post?

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      1. re: Cookiefiend
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        mrsdebdav Feb 1, 2010 05:23 PM

        I have now edited this post. You have to hit save.

        1. re: mrsdebdav
          Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:29 PM

          What?

          I just went back and re-did the entire thing.
          How is that editing?

      2. Jacquilynne Feb 1, 2010 05:33 PM

        Can you post a link to an example of where this has happened?

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        1. re: Jacquilynne
          Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:39 PM

          Hi Jacquilynne -

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/681377 - this post had a bunch more with it but now only has the "Three Floyd's is the best". I posted a second time with the rest.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684825 - this post had the "t.", that I finally got off.

          I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

          1. re: Jacquilynne
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            mrsdebdav Feb 1, 2010 05:41 PM

            Sorry, I don't know of a link.
            I just hit "edit", revised my entry, and hit "save." The revised post then appears.
            Try it just like that and see if it works.

            1. re: mrsdebdav
              Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:46 PM

              And that's the way I've always done it too...

              lalalala

              Now, I click/hit edit. Above what I originally posted comes the entire thing highlighted. So I 'edit' the highlighted part, hit save, and then what I added or edited shows up above the original post as part of the original post.
              I cannot change the un-highlighted areas.

              I'm going to try it here...

              1. re: Cookiefiend
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                mrsdebdav Feb 1, 2010 05:49 PM

                I'm going to try it too. I'm not sure what you mean. Are you pc or mac? maybe that's the diff?

                The entire thing I posted was highlighted, so I just clicked down to add this.

                1. re: mrsdebdav
                  Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:50 PM

                  I'm mac

                  And I'm wondering if that is the difference too.
                  But it shouldn't be...?

                  1. re: Cookiefiend
                    kpzoo Feb 1, 2010 05:53 PM

                    What browser/version are you using? There are many Mac users here, including me. I've never had a problem editing posts with Firefox. (Am using latest version, 3.6)

                    1. re: kpzoo
                      Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:56 PM

                      kpzoo -
                      I'm a very, very new Mac user - I really couldn't tell you what browser/version I'm using.
                      My apologies!

                      1. re: Cookiefiend
                        kpzoo Feb 1, 2010 06:06 PM

                        When you are surfing the web (like when you're here on Chowhound), look up at the top left of the screen, just next to the apple. What name do you see there. Safari, Firefox, Chrome, something else?

                        To find the version, click that menu item (the word Safari, Firefox, etc.) and select the first item from the top, that will say About Firefox or About Safari, etc. The version number will be there.

                        1. re: kpzoo
                          Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 06:12 PM

                          ...

                          Ahh - it's Safari, version 4.0.4
                          Thank you!

                          Does that change the way sites work?

                          1. re: Cookiefiend
                            kpzoo Feb 1, 2010 07:02 PM

                            I just wanted to make sure you were using a recent browser (which you are) and not something very old that might not be supported anymore by modern sites like this one. :-)

                            testing edit in Safari 4.0.4 to see what happens... seems to be working fine

                  2. re: mrsdebdav
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                    mrsdebdav Feb 1, 2010 05:58 PM

                    Well, I think we should all share the Noble prize for blogging.
                    And I'm not editing this!

                    1. re: mrsdebdav
                      Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 06:00 PM

                      LOL!

                      I'll be your biggest fan!

              2. re: Jacquilynne
                Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:48 PM

                jacquilynne - I just edited a post here
                Do you see what's going on?

                1. re: Cookiefiend
                  Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:52 PM

                  humm...

                  The post I edited is different than it was 2 minutes ago

                  That "lalala" was the edit
                  <giggle>

                  1. re: Cookiefiend
                    Jacquilynne Feb 1, 2010 06:53 PM

                    What's different about the 'lalalala' post than what you expected?

                    1. re: Jacquilynne
                      Cookiefiend Feb 2, 2010 05:13 AM

                      When I first posted at 9:46, the 'lalalala' wasn't there. I went back and added it - edited it. After I hit save, both the edited post and the original un-edited post were showing.

                      My post at 9:52 was because the original un-edited post was gone.
                      I think - perhaps - both are showing at first and then the un-editied post goes away.

                      That is what's happening.
                      It's just different than in the past - thanks for being patient with me Jacquilynne.

                      1. re: Cookiefiend
                        Jacquilynne Feb 2, 2010 08:39 AM

                        Does the duplication go away immediately if you reload the page?

                        1. re: Jacquilynne
                          Cookiefiend Feb 2, 2010 08:41 AM

                          I'll check with this post...

                          1. re: Cookiefiend
                            Cookiefiend Feb 2, 2010 08:43 AM

                            Yes - it does!

                            Thanks again Jacquilynne.

              3. Cookiefiend Feb 1, 2010 05:47 PM

                There it is!
                That's what's going on!

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