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Duplicate posts and status flags traced to "Unexpected error" submitting to the forums site RRS feed

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  • This thread is an excellent example of an ongoing issue in the general forums functionality.

    Attempts to post messages, or changes to threads, are being met with a simple dialog response of "Unexpected Error", which is then followed by another attempt to post the message, or make the change. In this case, it happened to me twice, so here you see a post marked as an answer -- three times -- with exactly the same timestamp.

    Duplicate messages, I now realize, are also the manifestation of this issue -- and, in fact, the messages I've received this error while posting now appear as duplicates posts (for those I've not gone back and explicitly deleted).

    Can you please track down, and FIX, whatever is that's causing the server to not accept posts and status changes on the original submission.

    For specific reference, you can search logs for traffic originating from 64.219.90.197 at the time stamps on those triplicate answer marks.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
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    Friday, April 2, 2010 7:38 PM

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    Yes, please fix the problem. I'm getting tired of deleting all these duplicates.

    In my case using the NNTP bridge with WLMail I'm seeing two kinds of duplicates.   One is identical even the same Message-ID and timestamp; the other differs only in those two characteristics.  Also, whenever I post using NNTP I usually see a duplicate of my post. 
     
    Let's see what happens with this one, for example.   ; )
     
     
    Robert
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    Friday, April 2, 2010 10:11 PM
  • This also applies to Moves. Rather than assume that the first Move has gone ahead when this message comes (the Move sometimes hasn't worked), it is safer and surer to go back in the browser and re-do the Move.

    The only negative consequences of that are that there are two Move lines under the starter post with the same reason. (So it's not as big as the duplicate posts which I too am fed up of needing to delete).

    The same thing also can happen with Editing. I sometimes Edit peoples' Titles because they are too generic. Often it seems that the Edit hasn't taken and I edit it again (often with a slightly different reason) and then there arr two Edit lines at the bottom of the original post.


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    Saturday, April 3, 2010 7:28 AM
  • This also applies to Moves. Rather than assume that the first Move has gone ahead when this message comes (the Move sometimes hasn't worked), it is safer and surer to go back in the browser and re-do the Move.

    The only negative consequences of that are that there are two Move lines under the starter post with the same reason. (So it's not as big as the duplicate posts which I too am fed up of needing to delete).

    The same thing also can happen with Editing. I sometimes Edit peoples' Titles because they are too generic. Often it seems that the Edit hasn't taken and I edit it again (often with a slightly different reason) and then there arr two Edit lines at the bottom of the original post.


    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.

    Do you know that you've duped this one?   ;-)
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    Saturday, April 3, 2010 5:47 PM