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hyperbowler Feb 1, 2012 03:22 PM

On a Mac, OSX 10.6.8 running Safari and Firefox, the reply buttons to threads don't work. The reply links instead say "Go to # on this page."

  1. Engineering Feb 1, 2012 04:06 PM

    The behavior you're describing indicates that the Javascript is not running for you. Do you have Javascript disabled in those browsers? The fact that it's failing in both seems odd.

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    1. re: Engineering
      hyperbowler Feb 1, 2012 04:50 PM

      Thanks for the java tip... I was able to solve it by reinstalling Safari and running Disk Utility's "repair permissions"

      1. re: Engineering
        hyperbowler Feb 6, 2012 09:11 AM

        It stopped working again an hour or so after my last reply. I reinstalled Java, upgraded to Lion, and still no difference in Safari and Firefox. Everything works fine in Chrome though.

        1. re: hyperbowler
          Engineering Feb 6, 2012 09:46 AM

          Javascript and Java are actually separate entities, apologies for the confusion. I'm not sure why running the disk utility worked last time; but perhaps re-installing Safari reset that browser's Javascript settings. Was anything altered between reinstallation and the return of the problem?

          1. re: Engineering
            hyperbowler Feb 6, 2012 12:54 PM

            Crazy. I finally found this solution:

            "Try changing your DNS:
            System Preferences> Network> Advanced> DNS
            Under DNS Servers click the + and add these two separately:


            1. re: hyperbowler
              Engineering Feb 6, 2012 01:01 PM

              I'm a bit baffled as to why the DNS was causing the issue, but if that fixed it then all the better. Sorry we weren't more help.

              1. re: Engineering
                hyperbowler Feb 6, 2012 09:38 PM

                It broke again, but I figured out the problem. I use a proxy server to connect to my work. For some reason, when the proxy server is on, javascript barfs. When I toggle it off, I can use Chowhound without a problem. I'll contact our sysadmin.

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