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  • Hi all, we resolved this issue on the ASP.NET forums on Friday.  If you log out and back in to the site, you should now see the "Start a New Thread" button on the forums.  If you still do not see it, please use the website's contact form at http://www.asp.net/feedback/ and I can help you further there.
    Monday, June 6, 2011 1:37 PM

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  • Which browser are you using? When I view the page in Internet Explorer 9, I see a big green button that says Start a New Thread.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Friday, June 3, 2011 5:55 PM
  • I'm using Internet Explorer 9. There is no big green button.

    I just found this post http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/d7de879d-3199-4e2d-8d8f-187674f40310, and tried browsing in private mode. It works great! There must be something screwy with my cookies... It's a pretty weird bug if you ask me.

    • Marked as answer by eisenpony Friday, June 3, 2011 7:33 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by eisenpony Friday, June 3, 2011 7:39 PM
    Friday, June 3, 2011 7:33 PM
  • Some more interesting details...

    I took a quick look at the source for the two pages: One in-private mode, and one regular. This bit of code appears in my in-private session, but not in my regular session. I guess something must be telling the server to leave it out.

    <a href="/post/set/18/0/0" class="common-btn float-right">Start a New Thread</a>
    

    Friday, June 3, 2011 7:37 PM
  • I'm using Internet Explorer 9. There is no big green button.

    I just found this post http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/d7de879d-3199-4e2d-8d8f-187674f40310, and tried browsing in private mode. It works great! There must be something screwy with my cookies... It's a pretty weird bug if you ask me.

    As soon as I signed in (required to make a post) the green button dissapeared! What gives? Am I on some kind of naughty list?
    Friday, June 3, 2011 7:40 PM
  • I have a dreadful work-around, but it seems to be working. In order to see the green "Start a New Thread" button, or the "Reply" link within a thread I have to be logged out of ASP.net.

    1. log out of ASP.net account
    2. right click the button/link and choose Copy shotrtcut
    3. log back in
    4. paste the shortcut into the browsers adress bar

    I hope they weren't trying to keep me out, and this was meant to be a security feature.


    Friday, June 3, 2011 7:51 PM
  • Are you able to post your problem in ASP.NET forums in the Feedback forum? I've seen a similar post here very recently and even sent a PM to Terri Morton, who is the person responsible for the forums.

    I can post a link to this thread there.


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    Friday, June 3, 2011 10:40 PM
    Moderator
  • > I see a big green button that says Start a New Thread.

    Surely this is  an image in yellow of a question mark and "Ask a Question" ?    (Near to the top left of a page when in a particular forum)

     

    - "Ask a question" starts a thread.

    - Opening a thread and then replying to a post in it, doesn't..


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:11 AM
  • Did you look at the website that the OP linked to?

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:06 PM
  • Good point. No, naturally I didn't.

    I did however assume that as this question was asked here in the Forums Question forum,  it was a question about how to ask a question when in a forum.

    That page is not the top-level page of a forum!   It seems to be one of those pages that Microsoft teams have in the past few years started doing which have - typically automatically generated - stuff from several different MS sources of information about the product. I.e. it is not a forum as far as I'm concerned.

     

    (Does that get me out of trouble or deeper in it :) ?)

     

    Mike Walsh

     

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Sunday, June 5, 2011 7:36 AM
  • When I read this I at first presumed it was a question about _this_ forum. But then when I followed the link in the op it seemed to me that he was reporting a problem with a completely different forum since for me the linked forum appears to exist at the domain forums.asp.net whereas this forum is at social.msdn.microsoft.com, so I don't understand that.

    What I wanted to ask is how do I post a new thread in _this_ forum? I see the 'Ask a question' link, but according to the stickies this forum is not for asking questions but instead for reporting bugs, so asking a question is not the appropriate UI mechanism for posting a new thread here.

    Is there another UI mechanism for posting a thread in this forum, or it is just a poor UI design and the only way to post a new thread here is to click the 'Ask a question' link even if you do not have a question to ask but instead have a bug to report?
    Sunday, June 5, 2011 1:41 PM
  • In this particular forum you ask questions / report bugs that are relevant to the working of this site. If you have a particular question related to technology, the first thing is to find the appropriate forum after browsing all possible forums and then ask your question in that forum.

    If you're unsure which forum fits your problem, there is another forum here called 'What is the forum for' where you ask 'where to ask your question...' Sounds a bit complicated, but that's life.

    If you do want to report a bug, so it's not really a question, the best you can do, right now, is to click 'Ask a question' button and then change the type of the question to a discussion. I think these are only 2 types of threads available, there is no special 'Report a bug' type of the question.


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    Sunday, June 5, 2011 2:55 PM
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  • Well, personally I think in terms of the Answers forum versus all of the other Microsoft forums, so I didn't pay attention to that.
     
    From that perspective, I guess we are both in trouble! :-)

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Sunday, June 5, 2011 5:30 PM
  • Hi all, we resolved this issue on the ASP.NET forums on Friday.  If you log out and back in to the site, you should now see the "Start a New Thread" button on the forums.  If you still do not see it, please use the website's contact form at http://www.asp.net/feedback/ and I can help you further there.
    Monday, June 6, 2011 1:37 PM
  • Sorry for the confusion. I posted to this forum because I cannot post to the asp.net forums. Also, since they are all linked from the msdn home page, it is difficult to tell you are on a _completely different_ forum unless you pay special attention to the domain name in the address bar.

    Unfortunately, the problem has not been fixed. I am still unable to see the green "Start a new thread" button on the main forum pages, nor the "reply" links on individual threads. I have tried clearing my browser cache, restarting my computer, and running in private mode. As soon as I log into my asp.net account, these buttons are lost.


    I forgot to mention, I have already used the feedback form on the asp.net page, and hope to have this resolved soon. Thanks for everyone's help.
    Monday, June 6, 2011 2:49 PM