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Jan 3, 2013 08:50 AM

Editing your original Comment

I'm finding that if I wish to edit my original comment for any reason I need to either hit the refresh button from the page I'm in or leave the site and then return to the thread, find my original comment and then hit the edit button before the edit feature will work for me.

Is that a redesign change, a browser issue or a new glitch?

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  1. I just wrote at test post
    and got the edit button right off.

    Some people have been having problems with the initial placement of a reply. It goes to the bottom, rather than in its right place in the threaded tree. On refresh it appears in the right place. It may be browser dependent. I wonder if you are seeing a related problem.

    My guess is they are using 'ajax' to partially update your page after posting, rather than refresh it completely with a new call to their database. And that there some browser dependent incompatibility that is producing these glitches.

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    1. re: paulj

      Hi paulj. Thanks for your troubleshooting!

    2. Hi HillJ.

      I just tested this in IE8--which I think is the browser you're using?--and the 'edit' button appeared right away for me, and worked.

      Can you offer a few more details--operating system, browser type & version, maybe even a screen grab--to help us try to track this down?


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      1. re: DeborahL

        hi DebL, thanks for offering to assist.
        I was using Firefox at the time. I was in the OP about social media on Site Talk and about 2 mins after I typed a comment, I caught something I wanted to change. I couldn't change my comment using the edit feature w/out first refreshing the entire page and returning to my original comment and then hitting the edit to fix it. I was able to edit using those steps but it seems to silly to have to refresh the page first.

        1. re: HillJ

          Hm. I'm unable to reproduce that on our end (tested Firefox in Windows XP, Windows 7, and OSX). Without the ability to reproduce it, we can't pinpoint the cause, but we'll keep an eye on it. Thanks!

          1. re: DeborahL

            Same thing happens when I bring the car to the mechanic! Thanks for trying and for keeping an eye out.


            1. re: HillJ

              I'm running Firefox on Windows XP with NoScript and CookieMonster, add-ons which prevent third-party sites from running scripts on my computer and planting tracking cookies without my knowledge and permission.

              Apparently for the posting and editing in the new version of ChowHound to work properly, I have to allow scripts to run on my PC not just from, but also from,,,,,,, and

              Could somebody please let me know which of these scripts are necessary for using the site, and which are just functions from extraneous ones?

              Thanks very much.