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A Glitch In One Thread Only?

Gio Aug 1, 2013 11:07 AM

I'm having trouble opening posts in the thread about cookbook purchases in August. New posts are open when I click into the thread. However, I cannot open a single closed post. I've tried expanding all posts which did work. But I cannot get them to close again. When I leave the thread and return the original problem is there. This does not happen with any other threads.

I just added a testing post and cannot not open that when I return to the thread.


  1. jrvedivici Aug 1, 2013 11:15 AM

    Good News and Bad News

    Good News;
    Well good new's is it's not just you. I followed your link, my first time so all posts were open, I left to go back to the main board, then re-entered the thread everything was collapsed and I couldn't open any of the posts.

    Bad News;
    You broke the internet!! Ohhhhhhhhhh I'm telling!!! Chow Team!! Chow Team!! Gio broke the site!!!!!

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    1. re: jrvedivici
      Gio Aug 1, 2013 11:44 AM

      Not so fast Junior... I did not break it. <stamping foot and pouting>

    2. grayelf Aug 1, 2013 11:15 AM

      I recreated the same problem on IE, Gio. I can open single posts on other threads per usual but that one seems to have a glitch as you note.

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      1. re: grayelf
        Gio Aug 1, 2013 11:48 AM

        Thank you Grayelf.. at least I wasn't dreaming.

        1. re: Gio
          LulusMom Aug 2, 2013 05:56 AM

          I'm having the same problem with that thread.

      2. Engineering Aug 1, 2013 11:27 AM

        Well that's bizarre. We'll look into it, as that's clearly not right. As a workaround you can use the big black plus-sign button to expand the whole discussion; you'll find it just below the original post.

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        1. re: Engineering
          Gio Aug 1, 2013 11:49 AM

          Yes, I had expanded the posts... BTW: I 'm using FireFox.

        2. Gio Aug 1, 2013 11:53 AM

          Just to add to the perplexing situation... the Back button doesn't work on that thread. It's greyed out.

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          1. re: Gio
            Gio Aug 1, 2013 12:03 PM

            Clarification: A return to the thread via the link I posted upthread shows the greyed Back button. However, a return to the thread from my profile page and the Back button works.

            1. re: Gio
              jrvedivici Aug 1, 2013 12:11 PM

              I don't appreciate you sharing my self portrait that I sent you.

              1. re: jrvedivici
                Gio Aug 1, 2013 12:34 PM

                Quite simply, it had to be done. For emphasis you know. Literary license.

              2. re: Gio
                Jacquilynne Aug 1, 2013 02:19 PM

                When you click on a link within a post it will usually open a new tab/window, and since the new tab doesn't have any history associated with it, the back button is greyed out. Is that what's happening to you here?

                1. re: Jacquilynne
                  Gio Aug 1, 2013 08:31 PM

                  Jacquilynne, OK I understand that about the new tab. But I can't open any collapsed post in that thread.

                  1. re: Gio
                    Jacquilynne Aug 1, 2013 09:02 PM

                    The inability to open the collapsed posts seems to be a general glitch with that thread. I don't have anything I can tell you on that beyond what Engineering said above -- we can verify that, and it is weird. They'll have to look into it more closely to figure it out -- everything looks normal as far as I can see, but they have much more access to error logs and such.

                    1. re: Jacquilynne
                      Gio Aug 2, 2013 03:22 AM

                      Thank you, Jacquilynne. Nothing to do for now but carry on...

            2. Gio Aug 2, 2013 05:51 AM

              I just realized the Recommend button doesn't work in the thread although the Edit and Reply buttons do...

              1. Engineering Aug 2, 2013 11:16 AM

                Found the problem: there was something strange in the thread title, and it put the entire page out of whack. I've removed the offending character and it's all right as rain. Thank you for your patience.

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                1. re: Engineering
                  Gio Aug 2, 2013 06:45 PM

                  Many thanks E. Indeed everything is right as rain again.

                  1. re: Gio
                    jrvedivici Aug 3, 2013 06:58 AM

                    Well Gio let's try to not break the Internet again please!

                    1. re: jrvedivici
                      Gio Aug 3, 2013 07:31 AM

                      Who, me?

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