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May 22, 2012 05:03 AM

Problems clicking on a thread

I have just realized that I am not the only one having this problem: I click on a thread, and nothing happens. It still says "new," but when I click on it again, it expands. I thought it was just my computer until I spoke with a friend who is having the same thing happen.

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  1. Yep. Same issue here. Not every thread, thankfully, but pretty much every other thread.

    Please to be fixed, yes?

    1. I'm working on the assumption that the flow goes like this:
      1. Visit a board. Some topic is marked "NEW"
      2. Click that topic. In that topic, new posts are correctly marked and read posts are correctly collapsed.
      3. Return to the board and refresh the page. The topic is still marked "NEW".
      4. Click that topic again. All posts are expanded (ie, the topic appears as though everything is read).

      If any of that is incorrect, particularly the refresh in part 3, please let me know.

      However, assuming my understanding is correct: does posting to a topic have any affect on this bug? If it's only topics you've posted in, or only topics you HAVEN'T posted in, that will help us narrow down the cause.

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      1. re: Engineering

        Nope. I click on the topic, it pretends to load, but doesn't. I click it again, and everything is expanded.

        The problem is that the topic won't load on the first click.

        1. re: linguafood

          ....ah. That's unexpected. After you click the first time, does it ever stop loading? Or is the loading icon just spinning forever?

          1. re: Engineering

            It stops loading without opening the page of the thread.

            That said, things have been working a-ok in the last hour or so.... fingers crossed (?).

            1. re: linguafood

              How long has this been going on? And when was the last time you experienced the error?

              1. re: Engineering

                I don't know how long. Today. As for the last time, see below. About the same time you posted your reply here.

                1. re: Engineering

                  I experienced it yesterday for the first time, and it has happened several times today. I just experience this again 3:32 EDT, on the GCT board on the what did you have for breakfast thread that is upwards of 400 posts.

            2. re: linguafood

              Spoken too soon, of course. It just happened again with a thread. Blurgh.

            3. re: Engineering

              Yes, it's the same for me as linguafood explains. Exactly the same, in fact.

              1. re: roxlet

                I haven't been able to reproduce the bug yet, but there's a possibility that this is caused by a particular combination of OS and Browser (Mac OSX and Safari in this case). In the interest of thoroughness, could you two try using a different browser for a few hours and let me know if it happens again in that time? If any other users experiencing the issue could chime in, that would also be helpful in this regard.

                1. re: Engineering

                  I'm using google chrome, not safari.

                  1. re: roxlet

                    Then unless it's all webkit browsers, we can rule that possibility out. If you do notice any other patterns in the type of topic that's being affected, please let us know.

                    1. re: Engineering

                      Same thing happened to me a few times today - same as Roxlet and Lingua report. Just now again with the "What did you have for breakfast today?" thread on the General Chowhounding board. I'm using Chrome.

            4. This just happened again on the the what's for dinner thread on Home cooking...

              1. I notice that the handful of examples that have been referenced are fairly large threads (like What's for Breakfast, What's for Dinner, etc). Is this true of all of the threads that are affected?

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                1. re: Engineering

                  I just began noticing exactly where it happens yesterday, so I don't know for sure if that is only where it happens, but certainly since yesterday, that would be the case.

                  Editing to say that it just happened again on the "What Did You Have For Breakfast" thread, another long one. Of course, this would be considerably less irritating if it were a SHORT thread...

                  1. re: roxlet

                    I just opened the breakfast thread and it was fine but the "why do you continue shopping at costco" thread (172 posts) on the Chains board was completely expanded.

                2. Just happened to me on the Kraft Parmersan thread. I am using Firefox and Windows 7. It has been happening on and off for a couple of days. At first I thought I was just tired and not hitting the link.

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                  1. re: Sooeygun

                    I also am using Firefox and Windows 7. I noticed it yesterday a little. I am finding it happening half the time this evening.

                    No spinning icon...

                    1. re: meatn3

                      So the browser doesn't react at all? There's no indication that it's trying (and failing) to load the page the first time you click?

                      1. re: Engineering

                        OK, it just happened to me now, so I tried to observe what happened. I did get the little whirl on the tab like the browser (Chrome) was trying to open something, but just for a second. Then nothing. The same page remained, unchanged.

                        1. re: L.Nightshade

                          Yes, it's as if it's going to open and then decided not to. I have the same thing.

                        2. re: Engineering

                          I get 'connecting' and then it stops. No message that it failed to load or anything. Just gives up the will to go on.

                          1. re: Engineering

                            It finally did it again on the "Justin Wilson and other lost cooking shows" thread which I had participated in. I clicked, the title highlighted, but nothing else changed. No icon spinning, no flashing of locations at the bottom left. Waited a few moments, clicked again and it opened with everything expanded.

                            So to summarize, the only indication is that the title of the thread is highlighted, which changes once I move the mouse to another thread.