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Expanding a Particular Post

  • MGZ Apr 1, 2011 08:12 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but not long ago when I went to a thread I had read before, the posts I had previously seen would be closed, If I wanted to expand (open up) a single post, I clicked on the particular posters name. "Poof"

Now, when I do that, I am magically transported to the poster's profile. To my recollection, that only used to happen when the post was already open. Have forty some years of eating North Atlantic seafood led to diminished recall abilities or did something change?

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  1. I'm having a problem expanding a single post as well but it's a different problem than you're having. When I click on a single post to expand one I haven't read yet...nothing happens. It does not open/expand.

    This started happening earlier this morning. (Friday) It's not an April Fool joke, is it?

    Now that I think about it it started happening after that horrible Share tab appeared on the left...

    1. I just went to such a thread, and clicked on the poster's name on a collapsed post. It expanded that single post.

      I'm not saying what you described isn't happening to you, but it's still working the same ol' way for me. (I'm using IE8 under Windows 7.)

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        It's working for me again now (using my "new" Chrome browser). Maybe it was fixed. Then again, maybe the lobsters have really done damage.

        1. re: MGZ

          Still not working for me.

          1. re: invinotheresverde

            Still not...and it's getting really annoying.

      2. Nope same thing is happening to me and it's driving me crazy!

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        1. re: chowdom

          If you click precisely on the poster's name, you will go to the person's profile, as the name is and has always been (as far as I know) a link to the profile.

          If you click on the date or anywhere else in the white space to the right of the date, you should expand the post.

          1. re: kpzoo

            Well when I "click on the date or anywhere else in the white space to the right of the date" as I have been doing since forever.... the post still does not expand for me.

            ETA: When I click on the poster's name I go directly to the profile page. The post does not expand.

            1. re: kpzoo

              If so, That's never been the case for the literal thousands of posts I've opened/responded to in the past. I've always just clicked on the poster's name to open his/her comment.

              1. re: invinotheresverde

                Whoops - you're right, I goofed! The name only links to the profile page if the post is already expanded, for me as well. Many apologies for the confusion I inadvertently threw into the mix. :-S

              2. re: kpzoo

                When I click on the poster's name, the post expands, it does not go to the profile page. It only goes to the profile page for me when the post is expanded. The white space or anywhere else to the right does the same. I am on a Mac, running Camino (Mozilla).

                1. re: kpzoo

                  Thanks but thats not working either. If someone is permalinked and I click on the name it will expand the post above otherwise I can't expand a post.

                  1. re: chowdom

                    same thing happening to me starting yesterday.what a nuisance. often you want to look just at the post that is being responded too, not the whole thread.

              3. Is this a bug or a feature? Well, it bugs me. Especially because when I realize I haven't remembered to click the date and then I click Go Back, all the posts on the page are now expanded, so I lost my place. Lately I just quit at that point.

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                1. re: GraydonCarter

                  especially on a long thread this is REALLY annoying!

                  1. re: jen kalb

                    Same problem and complaint here.

                2. There's always been some browser variation in precisely how that bar has worked, which may be where some of the confusion comes from in terms of what it did before.

                  It sounds like some people are definitely having new problems, though. Just to clarify for me, can people check:

                  1. What happens when you click directly on the name of a poster for an unexpanded post.
                  2. What happens when you click on the white space to the right of the poster's name on an unexpanded post.
                  3. What happens when you click on the "re: postername" on the right side of an expanded post to go to the post it was replying to.
                  4. How the above answers differ from what used to happen for you / what you expect.
                  5. Are you running any script blockers or ad blockers in your web browser?

                  If you've got more than one web browser that you use, and you get different results in each, can you please post the above answers for each browser. If you have more than one web browser and get the same results in each, it's fine to just post once, but please let me know what browsers and OSes you're using.

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                  1. re: Jacquilynne

                    >> Just to clarify for me, can people check:

                    1. It expands the post.
                    2. It expands the post.
                    3. It moves the view to the post to which it was replying to, and turns it yellow.
                    4. This is what I expect and is not different from what I have seen in the past.

                    I am using IE8 on Windows 7.

                    1. re: nsxtasy

                      >> 5. Are you running any script blockers or ad blockers in your web browser?

                      Yes, Windows pop-up blocker and Google pop-up blocker, and the hosts file in Windows to block ads.

                    2. re: Jacquilynne

                      1. What happens when you click directly on the name of a poster for an unexpanded post.

                      >I go to the poster's profile page

                      2. What happens when you click on the white space to the right of the poster's name on an unexpanded post.

                      >Nothing

                      3. What happens when you click on the "re: postername" on the right side of an expanded post to go to the post it was replying to.

                      >I get the reply box

                      4. How {do} the above answers differ from what used to happen for you / what you expect.

                      >In the past if I clicked on the white space to the right of the poster's name on an unexpanded post... the post expnded and this is what I could expect.

                      I'm using IE but not sure which version...

                      1. re: Gio

                        Wow, your answer to number 3 is really unexpected. So if you click where it says "re: Jacquilynne" on the upper right of your post, the reply box pops up?

                        1. re: Jacquilynne

                          Jacquilynne, I misunderstood the question. I should have said, "I get your original post, the one I'm replying to."

                        2. re: Gio

                          >> I'm using IE but not sure which version...

                          Click on "Help" in the menu toolbar, then on "About Internet Explorer". It should then display the version.

                          1. re: nsxtasy

                            Thanks nsxtasy. That was easy... I'm using Version 8.

                        3. re: Jacquilynne

                          1. When I hover over a poster's name on an unexpanded post, the div title "Click to expand" is displayed. When I click directly on the name of a poster for an unexpanded post, the poster's profile is displayed. This behavior is different from what I expected.

                          2. When I hover over the white space to the right of the poster's name on an unexpanded post, the div title "Click to expand" is displayed. When I click on the white space, the post is expanded.

                          3. When I click on the "re: postername" on the right side of an expanded post I go to the post it was replying to.

                          4. Except for #1, everything else works fine.

                          5. IE 8.0 on XP/Pro with IE Popup Blocker enabled but both Chow.com and Chowhound.chow.com added to the white list.

                          1. re: GraydonCarter

                            Ok, this is what's happening to me too. thanks for your list... So i have to allow popups on chow and chowhound to expand posts? (using IE 7.0)

                            ETA - I added chowhound to my allow popups list and still can not expand posts.

                            1. re: jujuthomas

                              I can expand posts on Chowhound and that is true regardless of whether or not I have the pop-up blocker enabled for the site.

                              I'm on IE8.

                              1. re: nsxtasy

                                Well hey... That's not fair. (ò_ô)

                          2. re: Jacquilynne

                            1. What happens when you click directly on the name of a poster for an unexpanded post.
                            takes me to the poster's profile

                            2. What happens when you click on the white space to the right of the poster's name on an unexpanded post.
                            nothing - I get an Error on page message at the bottom of the window.

                            3. What happens when you click on the "re: postername" on the right side of an expanded post to go to the post it was replying to.
                            Oh, hooray! that expands the post!

                            4. How the above answers differ from what used to happen for you / what you expect.
                            clicking the poster name used to expand the post, or if the post was already expanded, would take you to the posters profile.

                            5. Are you running any script blockers or ad blockers in your web browser?
                            oh good glory are we ever running blockers on our browsers. can't even tell you what-all. Running IE7 on Win XP Pro @ work.

                            1. re: jujuthomas

                              All the above is true for me as well. It's maddening.

                              It also only happens on my work desktop. At home, it's status quo. Which makes it more impossible for me to remember where and when I have to use the new process to expand old posts. As soon as I realize I'm being directed to the poster's profile, I give up and exit chowhound altogether, because (as mentioned) now I'll never find my place in the original thread since all posts are then expanded.

                              1. re: Frosty Melon

                                mine doesn't work at home either, I can't remember what version of IE I'm using there.

                                1. re: jujuthomas

                                  on IE8 - this started working correctly for a while after reported - but now its back to taking me to the poster's profile page when I click on their name trying to expand.

                            2. re: Jacquilynne

                              I'm having the same problem as well- it started about 2 weeks ago.
                              1. goes to persons profile
                              2. nothing, but I get an error message on bottom left of my screen
                              3 didn't try
                              4. I used to be able to click on name of person and that post would expand
                              5. No changes in any think I am using- no script or ad blockers, do have pop up blocker that I have had for 18 months since I purchased this computer

                              1. re: karenfinan

                                At work:
                                2. What happens when you click on the white space to the right of the poster's name on an unexpanded post.
                                nothing - I get an Error on page message at the bottom of the window.

                                At work they must have a certain security setup that causes the error.
                                Line: 850
                                Char: 887
                                Error: Object doesn't support this property or method

                                1. re: GraydonCarter

                                  As noted in the topic " An Improvement in Script Behavior" it looks liike you have fixed these script errors? I get no script errors and can now expand posts. IE7.

                                  1. re: GraydonCarter

                                    Yes indeed,
                                    Thanks.

                                    1. re: GraydonCarter

                                      Samesies.

                                      Thanks for fixing it.

                                      1. re: invinotheresverde

                                        Here too. Mucho satisfied.

                              2. I think this is related to the twitter thingy on the side. Before that was there, I could click on the post and it would expand. Now, I go to the poster's profile. However, if I click on my script blocker's "option" and then click on "temporarily allow all this page" I can once again click on the poster's name to expand that post. HOWEVER, the stupid twitter and facebook thing on the far left reappears, too.

                                BTW, I don't particularly mind the twitter thing, but I do mind having to take this extra step.

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                                1. re: Glencora

                                  That's interesting -- I'll add a question above about whether people are using script blockers, ad blockers, etc.

                                2. Usually when I surf to Chow it's with Firefox and NoScript extension. Recently (I assume when chow made their changes) I coudn't expand messages at all (individual or "expand all") and I couldn't reply to anything.

                                  Problems all went away when I "told" NoScript to allow scripts from googleapis.com.

                                  1. Add me to the list having this same problem (IE8).
                                    But does still work in Chrome (get an info box that says can expand by clicking white space).

                                    1. So 14 days later I still cannot expand just one post in a thread of anywhere from 2 responses to 578...
                                      (>x<!)

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                                      1. re: Gio

                                        I can't either. I have IE9.

                                        1. re: wally

                                          This is still broken. Click to expand a closed post and get the posters history, not the expanded post.

                                          1. re: Bossa_Nova

                                            ditto, can't this be fixed???

                                      2. Hallelujah... I can see. Expanded posts, that is. *\o/*
                                        Thank You!