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Jul 29, 2014 09:04 PM

If you're having trouble starting a new topic . . .

it's not them, it's you.

Several posters have appended to different topics here that they can't start new topics/discussions. Check these threads for how some have fixed the problem.

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  1. I read all of the links Melanie provided but still can't start a link thread (on Food and Media, in case that matters). I wrote a post title, content, and then copied in a url to an article which included video and graphics. Then clicked POST and nothing happened.


    6 Replies
    1. re: tcamp

      Hi tcamp.

      If you're running a browser extension such as Ghostery (anti-tracking/privacy tool) or Adblock, this could be interfering with your ability to post. Try adjusting your settings in any extensions, or turning off the browser extensions entirely, to see if that solves the problem.

      1. re: DeborahL

        Nope, no browser extensions at all in Chrome (can't add, at work). I tried again and got the following message:

        can't be blank

        We could not load your URL. Please check to make sure it's correct and try again.

        The URL I'm linking is an article from the NY Times.

        1. re: tcamp

          We've had periodic difficulties processing links from NYT in the past due to their unique policies, but we should have contingencies in place for those. Could you please provide the link in question so we can take a look?

          1. re: Engineering

            After I've typed content, I hit POST and get a big blank rectangle under the post type option bar.

            This is it:


            1. re: tcamp

              Curious. I tested out that article and was able to create a link post successfully. One possible issue based on your description- where are you pasting the URL? When you first open the form for a link post, it should go in the box at the top of the form (immediately below the post type selector).

              1. re: Engineering

                Geez, sorry. I was doing it wrong. Got it now, thanks.