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Gremlins in the works...

ShoshinShoshin No one in particularNowhere Special Veteran
edited January 2016 in NewBuddhist.com

Over the last couple of days, the Gremlins have been hard at work... Unfinished Original posts get posted without me actually clicking "Post Discussion" I might click on "Save Draft" or "Preview" and the next minute I find it's been posted....Has this been happening with anyone else ? Or could it be just my laptop playing up ?

Comments

  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    Bummer! Maybe the gremlins think it's April 1st instead of January 1st.

    My complaint about posting stuff has always been (but I never voiced it) is that I may start a draft and when I change my mind, I do everything I can to delete it, but it stays where it is. I can back-space over it, but it never disappears - which is very weird!

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @silver said:
    Bummer! Maybe the gremlins think it's April 1st instead of January 1st.

    My complaint about posting stuff has always been (but I never voiced it) is that I may start a draft and when I change my mind, I do everything I can to delete it, but it stays where it is. I can back-space over it, but it never disappears - which is very weird!

    I'll ask the obvious....Have you clicked on the delete x that shows up on the right hand side of the draft box ?

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Oh do you mean in the "Leave a Comment" box at the bottom ? if so, then go into "My Drafts" and delete it from there ...That's what I do :)

  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    I mean the leave a comment box. I've never clicked on the save drafts or is there another box somewhere? I'll look for it. I see it now. Next time, I'll know...thx!

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @federica you deleted a comment I made on @Dakini thread about the problem I was having....For your information I am not messing about, it's a problem I've been having regarding posts getting posted, before they are finish ( please read first post in this thread) and from what I gather @Dakini had a similar problem earlier on....

  • OP, I had this experience recently, too.

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Great...I thought I was going loco for a minute :)

  • @Shoshin said:
    Great...I thought I was going loco for a minute :)

    Yeah, not only did a new OP I was working on somehow post while I was in the act of writing it, a response was posted to it before I'd finished writing. Kind of spooky, lol.

    Lincoln is pretty good at getting little bugs like this worked out, you just have to be patient.

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Dakini said:

    you just have to be patient.

    Ok....

    Walker
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    And it gets weirder.
    I DID post an alert to @Linc, because there's nothing I can do....
    And just to clarify, I didn't delete anything, by the way.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited January 2016

    Try contacting @Linc here if you are concerned:
    http://vanillaforums.org/discussions

    My guess is the javascript or php programming being used on the vanilla forum software (don't tell @SpinyNorman or he'll be licking the screen) we use, is auto saving to ensure what is typed is not lost ... it may be overzealous (i.e. buggy) at present due to ongoing development.

  • I'm glad I stumbled across this thread, it happened to me the other day. I'd been about to start a thread about my poorly dog and then I wondered if anybody would be interested so saved the draft and then came back the next day and people had been making nice comments.

    I'd had a few glasses of wine so I thought I must have drunk posted but that would've been unlike me and now this explains things for me.

    WalkerLinc
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    Yes, apologies for the draft malfunction. It's now fixed.

    federicaWalkerkarastiNirvana
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator
    edited January 2016

    @lobster Mentioning me here works just fine. ;) Just gotta wait for me to check my email.

    lobsterNirvana
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Thanks @Linc :)

    Linc
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited January 2016

    @Linc

    • At the bottom of the screen after the Vanilla Forums logo is some pale text put there by gremlins ...
    • 'Best of' produces a blank ipad page within the software
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    Something very strange broke. I actually couldn't figure out why so I had to turn off the broken part. I dunno! :glasses:

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Could I just assure the forum that tho' I am strange, I'm not that strange.

    lobsterNirvana
  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Had a problem with personal messaging earlier.
    Gawd, it's all fallin' to bits!

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I see from Google help forums that the powers-that-be keep adding and taking away certain options for god-knows-what reasons, best known to themselves. Every now and then, they'll post about how they're constantly working to improve the service, but they never tell you how, or why....

  • Having trouble posting. The Save Draft and Post Comment buttons fade and can't be clicked.

  • Weird, I was able to post here. But I still can't on another thread. :o

  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    I had to jump through a few hoops to post in another thread just now! Grr.
    I had to go to drafts 3X - the 2 buttons to the left below the leave comment box were 'out' - now I'm experiencing the same here. :(

  • Well, let's just leave a shout-out for @Linc Might be something with the draft function again.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Yes, earlier on the site wouldn't load, and the only button I could hit was 'preview'....

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Gremlins are busy, so it would seem....I'm also having problems save draft & post comment....

  • It is too much now ...
    Just tried to add a pic and facetime came up.

    @linc Server host compromised?

    This happened earlier today for no discernible reason ...

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator
    edited January 2016

    Sorry, I did do a code deploy yesterday that coulda gummed things up if your browser didn't update to the new Javascript on the page immediately. Clearing your browser cache should help if you still have any issues.

    @linc Server host compromised?

    Nothing so dramatic. Just me trying to build better forum software and stumbling along. :)

    Walkerlobster
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    ..."Code deploy".... is that a virtual troop shipment...?
    See..... I kno nuffing......

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    I do love it when they talk technical.... ;)

    Nirvana
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    I had trubble signing in yesterday and just now...it doesn't act like it's responding, but it does sign you in, just leaves you wondering if you're in or out...had to go to drafts to get the buttons to show up! Weird!
    :confused:

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Yes, I had trouble signing in today as well. Also replying to posts.

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Same here

  • Also was not sure if my comments were being posted, didn't look like it was responding. Since I cleared history, seems to be working fine...

    Shoshin
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    How do you clear history? Of NB or ?

  • WalkerWalker Veteran
    edited January 2016

    Your browser history @silver There should be a history option in your menu bar at the top of your screen. Click on history and a pop-down menu should appear. Clear history is usually at the bottom of the list.

    If you're on a tablet, I'm not sure. I don't use one. (edit: just looked on Mrs. Walker's iPad, the icon is at the top of the page - looks like an open book) On my iPhone there is a icon at the bottom that looks like a book (for bookmarks) you can clear your history in there. Not sure about Android devices...

    Shoshin
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    How do you clear history? Of NB or ?

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Have you found the History option?

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    It would seem that @Walker 's advice on clearing history works...Thanks @Walker .... we'll keep you on :)

    Walker
  • Just following @linc advice myself...

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Walker said:
    Just following @linc advice myself...

    Ah so you're passing the buck onto @Linc (just in case things turn to custard again) :lol:

    Walker
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    I'm goosing the server a little to hopefully automatically clear it for everyone else.

    @federica "code deploy" means I put the latest version of the code we've been working on up on this site.

    lobster
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Goosing the server has an, I'm sure , entirely different meaning to pinching the waiter as he retreats...

    Walker
  • Thanks @Linc have you changed the markdown language again? pointers are now '*' they used to be '-'

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    @federica said:
    Goosing the server has an, I'm sure , entirely different meaning to pinching the waiter as he retreats...

    Less than you'd think.

    federica
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    @lobster said:
    Thanks @Linc have you changed the markdown language again? pointers are now '*' they used to be '-'

    No. What are "pointers"? Bullet points?

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited January 2016

    Yes bullet points.

    • first dash
    • second dash

    • first star

    • second star

    and the code button from pull down menu does not work in preview

    - first dash
    - second dash
    
    * first star
    * second star
    
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