I posted this in the other forum, but since it's not on the list:
When I try to quote a reply, it doesn't always work. Sometimes, all I can get is the graybox that says "X wrote:" and nothing else.
Does this happen randomly, or every time for specific posts? It would be great if you could give me an example post that doesn't quote correctly (you can PM on this if you like).
When you post, do you click the "back" button on your browser to return, or click on the one of the links (e.g. "see my post" or "see my changes")? If you click one of the links, it should tell your browser to fetch a new version of the page. I'm guessing you're using Internet Explorer? If so...make sure your Tools -> Internet Options -> (Temporary Files) Settings -> "Check for newer version of Pages" is set to "automatically" or "every visit to a page".
For PM's --- only the PM's in your inbox will be set to "read" when you read them. The PM's in your sent box will only be set to "read" if the recipient reads them. Let me know if your inbox PM's aren't set to read....(that would need to be fixed).
UPDATE: this appears to be a bug in Internet Explorer 6 without the Service Pack 2 upgrade. In the older versions of Internet Explorer they do not refresh pages correctly (i.e. they are overzealous in their caching of pages).
Quoting nick:" Hey Maggie, Does this happen randomly, or every time for specific posts? It would be great if you could give me an example post that doesn't quote correctly (you can PM on this if you like)."
I looked but couldn't find one (I can't remember which posts they were for--but there are a few of my posts that exist like this). When it's happened, it's not random but for a specific post--I've tried it a few times with the same result. When/if it happnes again I'll post an example.
Found a new problem--keen. Went to post a new topic with a poll. When I went to post, I got a red outline box with red letters that said
Please use at least 64 characters
I tried several times to post it, but it wouldn't let me. I finally gave up, removed the poll, and was able to post.
Quoting nick:" Yes, I think that error message was meant to read: "Please enter less than 64 characters" instead of ... [snip!] ... a poll, your options must be described within 64 characters...if you feel that's too short, we could lengthen it somewhat...."64 characters per line? Or 64 characters total? Because if it's total--well--with a 4 option poll like the one I was posting, it is a problem. Even per line though, sometimes I like long options.
Quoting Stark Raving Academic:" 64 characters per line? Or 64 characters total? "
Quoting Kirstin:Once i click the bold button in a reply the whole rest of my message is in bold and i can't change any portion of it back. It shows as not bold on the reply but then is bold when it posts.