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Editing continues to give headaches. RRS feed

  • Question

  • There have been at least two threads in this forum complaining about the Editing problems that the edited text does not take hold and one has to do it over and over again. Some MSTF people claimed that it was fixed and I did feel that imediately after that the problem disappeared. Now it is back again. It started a few days after the "all clear" announcement,first occasionally, perhaps once in two days, then becoming more and more frequent and now it is as bad as it used to be. You fixed nothing. Your impotence is appauling. It is totally annoying because time isbeing wasted. Today I had to delete a post and repost it anew after four futile attempts. Are you going to wake up and fix it? 
    AlexB
    Monday, December 15, 2008 1:31 AM

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  • That fix has not been pushed to production yet. It's part of an update that should go out this week, the build it's part of has been undergoing testing this weekend. Until then, if you want to confirm your edit, you should be able to go to the threads page (thread list) and use the inline preview/view.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Monday, December 15, 2008 3:35 AM

  • AlexBB said:

    There have been at least two threads in this forum complaining about the Editing problems that the edited text does not take hold and one has to do it over and over again.



    I have noticed a couple of times that the edits are not [always] applied immediately, but if I wait a few seconds when that happens and then refresh the thread my changes have been applied.

    Is there some queue mechanism, or maybe db replication issue involved...?


    AlexBB said:

    You fixed nothing. Your impotence is appauling. It is totally annoying because time isbeing wasted. Today I had to delete a post and repost it anew after four futile attempts. Are you going to wake up and fix it? 



    That part had me laughing. If there is a "angry rant" top-ten list somewhere, this one surely belongs somewhere on that list.

    Monday, December 15, 2008 4:08 AM
  •  If there is a "angry rant" top-ten list somewhere

    That's none of your business. The bug has been around for two or three months. Once they told us that they implemented it on purpose because they did not want users to make corrections before the first answer to the post appeared. Then they seemed to backed off. Then they said it was fixed. Now it is not fixed, it is under review or testing. You wait a few seconds and refresh and it appears. I have done the same and in many cases it does appear but in too many cases it does not appear at all. You have to do it again and again and refresh and nothing appears. They deniy it is cashing. That's you guesswork. There is a thread somewhere I started two weeks ago and they gave a different explanation. I could not find it. Ther are too many versions. They introduced this bug and cannot fix it.

    AlexB
    Monday, December 15, 2008 2:10 PM
  • If you'll go back and read my reply, you'll see that I said that you can't edit AFTER there's a reply, not before. Once someone has replied to something, you can't go back and change what they're replying to.

    We have fixed the code. It's just still in the testing phase and hasn't been put out to prodcution yet. Should be this week.

    It is indeed an issue with caching. An object in cache wasn't getting invalidated when a post was edited.

    I can't find anywhere where we've contridicted any of this.

    Matt


    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Monday, December 15, 2008 3:17 PM
  • mattfras said:

    If you'll go back and read my reply, you'll see that I said that you can't edit AFTER there's a reply, not before. Once someone has replied to something, you can't go back and change what they're replying to.


    Let me just clarify this. I responded too early in the morning, and gave the rules for deleting your own post...

    You can always edit a post. What I tried to explain before is that if you edit your post before anybody has replied (and don't give a reason) then there won't be a "Edited by" note put at the bottom of the post. If someone has replied, a note WILL appear so that people can tell when it was edited.

    Hope that helps

    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Monday, December 15, 2008 4:45 PM
  •  Hope that helps

    No it does not:) It seems to show that you guys are not quite clear on what you are saying. It is back and forth.

    Al things considering I want to tell you that I love MS and you guys no matter what. I hope though you will be more receptive to some minor concerns and I personally have quite a few.

    AlexB
    Monday, December 15, 2008 5:58 PM