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      • #2214026 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Another miscellaneous bug that’s inexplicably appeared. If you want to reply to a post — and have your reply appear “nested” (indented) under the ori
        [See the full post at: Want to Reply to a post? Hit Reply twice.]

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      • #2214089 Reply
        Just Lurking
        AskWoody Plus

        Hey Woody

        UPDATE: The devs tell me it’s been fixed. That was quick. Let me know if you hit any problems.

        Just an FYI, I had to use the *Ctrl + F5* key combination to force a *Refresh* of an existing page in order to have whatever fix the devs have put in place take effect.

        Otherwise the previous behavior of needing to repeat the *Reply* Button being pressed on the posting you wanted to nest from was still active. I repeated it several time prior to doing the force refresh, and it required the 2 times clicking of the Reply Button every time.

        After the forced refresh, the Reply Box is showing up under the post you wanted to nest under (of course–if others have Replied to the same post before you, then your Reply will be queued up below the last person’s Reply that was before yours).

        I have not seen the problem on any new Tabs that I have opened with AskWoody content, or associated links that I have clicked on.

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      • #2214112 Reply
        rd23
        AskWoody Plus

        Lately I’ve had a lot of web pages (on the Internet in general) that I’ve had to make two attempts to load.

        And many other things simply acting “funny” (on the Internet in general).

        • #2214126 Reply
          Charlie
          AskWoody Plus

          Keep in mind all of the people working at home, teleconferencing, etc. and you definitely have a big burden on the Web/Internet.

          Note:  This will also serve as a Nesting test.  Let’s see.

          My memory is still good...but access time is down.

          • #2214168 Reply
            Just Lurking
            AskWoody Plus

            @ Charlie

            @ rd23

            Almost every where I go and fill out a web form, it bombs somehow.

            Maybe the Internet is suffering from a high level of *stress* with all the workers and students home from work or school!?

            I see that @ rd23 has above, earlier expressed concern about how the Internet is acting recently, and that you had already suggested the same answer I gave him below when he expressed concerns again.

            Sounds like we’re both on the same page, and thought I should give credit where credits due.

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        • #2214188 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          Strange you should mention that. For weeks, on two different forums using different versions of the same phpbb engine I needed to log on twice. Did all the cache-clearing etc but nothing changed.  I just noticed they both work fine today.

      • #2214129 Reply
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Does one have to hit “Reply”, then write the comment, then hit “Reply” again? Is this the correct order? I tried hitting “Reply” twice before writing, and that did not work: the comment ended at the bottom of the thread. But that might not mean much without more outside information, as things, or at least so it seems to me, are becoming more of a probabilistic rather than of a deterministic nature here.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

        • #2214133 Reply
          Charlie
          AskWoody Plus

          In my reply to rd23 I only hit Reply once and it worked.  Before that (yesterday) I had to hit the Reply button once, which would take me to the bottom, and then go back up and hit Reply again to get a reply screen directly under the post I was replying to.  After doing that, then I would start writing my reply.

          Seems it’s fixed now.

          My memory is still good...but access time is down.

          • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Charlie.
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        • #2214134 Reply
          Just Lurking
          AskWoody Plus

          @ OscarCP

          A. Does one have to hit “Reply”, then write the comment, then hit “Reply” again? Is this the correct order? B. I tried hitting “Reply” twice before writing, and that did not work: the comment ended at the bottom of the thread.

          A. No, that’s the wrong order. Yesterday, and on into today, you needed to press the Reply Button of the Reply you wanted your Reply to be nested under. Then, you needed to repeat that same thing on the same Reply that had just done that on. Now the Reply Box should have been present under the Reply you wanted to be nested under. But, if others had already replied and nested under that post, then your Reply would be at the bottom of the list of previous post(s) that had nested before your post.

          Now, you would enter the message you wanted in your Reply.

          B. Which posting did you press the Reply Button on? Where did you expect (hope?) your Reply to be nested under?

          • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Just Lurking.
          • #2214139 Reply
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            NightOwl ( #2214134 ), right now I am going to try to reply to you in two ways: (1) with a single “Return” press, and see if, as some recent comments here have it, that now works OK. If not, (2) I’ll try the double press, although I am still not clear as to whether to press “Reply” twice and then write, or to press “Reply” once, then write, then press it again. So before doing (2) I’ll wait until have this point has been clarified.

            Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

            • #2214144 Reply
              Just Lurking
              AskWoody Plus

              @ OscarCP

              (1) with a single “Return” press, and see if, as some recent comments here have it, that now works OK.

              1. Hope you meant *Reply* and not *Return*.

              (2) I’ll try the double press, although I am still not clear as to whether to press “Reply” twice and then write, or to press “Reply” once, then write, then press it again.

              2. *I am still not clear as to whether to press “Reply” twice and then write,*–Correct, if that was still the necessary work around step.

              *or to press “Reply” once, then write, then press it again.*–Incorrect work around steps–never did work this way.

              At least for the moment–niether of the above two presses of Reply are necessary.

              • #2214146 Reply
                Just Lurking
                AskWoody Plus

                Oh, dear–I just had to try! I wonder how many nesting indents are being allowed. Let’s see if it will allow one more …

                Edit by NigtOwl:

                Well, yes it did!

              • #2214148 Reply
                Just Lurking
                AskWoody Plus

                Well, looks like it allowed for 3 nesting indents. How about 4?

                Edit by NightOwl:

                Nope, 3’s the limit. #4 is lined up with the #3 above.

              • #2214150 Reply
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Night Owl: Yes I meant “Reply”. And, at least in that case, as you can see, it worked out jut fine. Now, in this case…?

                Hope this ‘solved problem’ stays solved and does not turn into a pumpkin again without previous notice.

                Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

      • #2214132 Reply
        rd23
        AskWoody Plus

        I only had to hit Submit once, so it appears to be fixed, like stated above.

        Now if Woody’s devs could just fix the rest of the Internet.

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      • #2214141 Reply
        rd23
        AskWoody Plus

        E.g., I just filled out a support form on NetZero, and upon attempting to submit it, I got:

        “There was an error processing your request.  Please try again in a few moments.”

        Almost every where I go and fill out a web form, it bombs somehow.

         

        • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by rd23.
        • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by rd23.
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        • #2214156 Reply
          Just Lurking
          AskWoody Plus

          @ rd23

          Almost every where I go and fill out a web form, it bombs somehow.

          Maybe the Internet is suffering from a high level of *stress* with all the workers and students home from work or school!?

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          • #2214166 Reply
            rd23
            AskWoody Plus

            (This is via “Reply” while other posts were with via “Submit” to avoid being nested.)

            Adding to the confusion of where the problems may be, I just upgraded from Windows 7 (Home) to Windows 10 (Home) in late February, so in some ways my computer is the same, but different.

          • #2223767 Reply
            rc primak
            AskWoody_MVP

            There have been slowdowns and bandwidth issues for the past week or so. This affects video conferencing as well. I’ve had meetings using proprietary and open-source video conferencing apps. Open-source seems to be suffering worse than proprietary, though my sample of services is small. Peer to peer methods often failed altogether, where users reported previous successes. I know from my tech reading that many ISPs prioritize traffic, and P2P is usually on the low end of the pecking order.

            -- rc primak

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