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Why doesn't technet forum support Chrome AND defunct survey RRS feed

  • Question

  • Every time I forget and try to post a question from Chrome the server throws an error. Isn't it a good idea to support standards?  Here is the error:

    <big>    ICAP Error (icap_error)</big> 
        An error occurred while performing an ICAP operation: Internal error: 79 An    unexpected error occurred.

    There could be a network problem, the ICAP service may be misconfigured, or the ICAP server may have reported an error.

    I also just got asked to participate in a survey on the website and I said I would do so. I was already done with my visit so I next immediately exited the browser window and the survey window popped up saying that you already had enough surveys. That is a lousy way to treat users: do something stupid and then not give them opportunity to express how stupid it was.

    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, October 29, 2012 1:37 PM off topic (From:TechNet Website Feedback)
    • Moved by Mr. Wharty Monday, October 29, 2012 10:44 PM (From:Off-Topic Posts (Do Not Post Here))
    Friday, October 26, 2012 11:00 PM

Answers

  • As Ed indicated, this inquiry has been "answered" in the sense that it is a known failure and is in the support team's bug log. So as far as my original question in the title, I think the answer is: The forum doesn't support Chrome because there is a bug in the forum software.  And for my second question I think the answer is the same: a bug.

    Thanks Naomi, Edi and Mike for your participation. Since you have 2 to 4 orders of magnitude more points than I do, I think I'll give myself credit for the answer :-)

    • Marked as answer by KevinBuchs Monday, November 12, 2012 4:10 PM
    Monday, November 12, 2012 4:10 PM

All replies

  • THanks for your post Kevin.  I post regularly from Chrome (I'm using it right now), and I dont have the same issues you're seeing.  I'm going to move your post to the forums issues forum since those folks focus on it.

    Thanks,
    MIke


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    Monday, October 29, 2012 1:37 PM
  • crap, and then I accidentally moved this to off topic, rather than the forums issues forum.  Sorry :(   I was sort of on autopilot and forgot what I was doing.

    Unfortunately, I'm not a moderator here so I cant move threads from off topic anywhere else.    Can you repost your question here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/threads ?

    I'll drop a line over there too and ask them to come post here.

    Thanks,
    Mike


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    Monday, October 29, 2012 9:48 PM
  • Moving to Forum Issues.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, October 29, 2012 9:52 PM
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  • Except for unexpected error I got quite regularly in Chrome, I don't get the problem you're describing. I also luckily don't get prompted about surveys when I am logged in.

    But the 'unexpected error' is quite annoying and another bug discussed in the thread below. 

    BTW, isn't it ironic? I got this famous 'Unexpected error' now. Trying to submit my post again.

    ----------

    Got this error again, so this is my third attempt to post.

    So, I was able to post after two 'Unexpected Error' in a row.


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    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:28 AM
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  • Except for unexpected error I got quite regularly in Chrome, I don't get the problem you're describing. I also luckily don't get prompted about surveys when I am logged in.

    But the 'unexpected error' is quite annoying and another bug discussed in the thread below. 

    BTW, isn't it ironic? I got this famous 'Unexpected error' now. Trying to submit my post again.

    ----------

    Got this error again, so this is my third attempt to post.

    So, I was able to post after two 'Unexpected Error' in a row.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Naomi, were you going to link to a similar thread?

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:07 AM
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  • No, as I recall I didn't intend to link - these threads are still in the forum not far down.

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    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:54 AM
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  • Still an issue? I cannot repro.

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 11:38 AM
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  • Today I haven't gotten 'Unexpected error' yet.


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    Sunday, November 4, 2012 3:38 AM
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  • I'm attempting to post a reply -- if it works then it was not still an issue.
    Monday, November 5, 2012 3:17 PM
  • I got a few of unexpected errors on Sunday and today. BTW, the above post is proposed as an answer, but no history - this is another error.

    I got the error right now trying to post this message.


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    Monday, November 5, 2012 3:32 PM
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  • UPDATE: The Forums team is proactively working on this.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 3:37 AM
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  • Ed, Thanks. Your work is appreciated.

    Note: I just tried to post this reply in Chrome and it failed. I came to IE. But later I could post a reply in Chrome.

    I noticed another deficiency when using Chrome: I do not have the buttons to "Unpropose as answer" for those replies suggested as proposed answers. 

    I am planning to keep this question as unanswered until the reply that says "it is fixed!" comes.  

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 3:44 PM
  • Guaranteeing a fix is out of scope of this forum. All we guarantee is getting it into the product team's bug log and back log.

    Which is actually pretty good for a forum. You won't get something like that in an Office forum. The most you'd get is a workaround, not even a guarantee of getting on the team's back log.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)


    Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:33 AM
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  • You have these buttons only in the threads you started.

    I still keep getting this error. Got it today a few times already. I am using Google Chrome.


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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 4:11 PM
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  • Right, Naomi, and I did start this thread and was logged in, but didn't get the buttons in Chrome.
    Monday, November 12, 2012 4:02 PM
  • As Ed indicated, this inquiry has been "answered" in the sense that it is a known failure and is in the support team's bug log. So as far as my original question in the title, I think the answer is: The forum doesn't support Chrome because there is a bug in the forum software.  And for my second question I think the answer is the same: a bug.

    Thanks Naomi, Edi and Mike for your participation. Since you have 2 to 4 orders of magnitude more points than I do, I think I'll give myself credit for the answer :-)

    • Marked as answer by KevinBuchs Monday, November 12, 2012 4:10 PM
    Monday, November 12, 2012 4:10 PM