Minor bug: vote as helpful while reply window is open prevents replying RRS feed

  • Question

  • Not sure if this was reported before (searched a bit). I came across a minor issue. Repro steps:

    1. In a thread, click "reply" on someone's post  = reply window opens up
    2. Click "vote as helpful" on someone's post = upvote occurs, reply window disappears
    3. Click "reply" again (since the window disappeared in step 2) = get a warning that reads, "You already have a reply open, please close before continuing."

    The work-around is to simply refresh the page and reply. This applies to both Firefox 3.5.3 and IE 8.
    Document my code? Why do you think it's called "code"?
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 5:14 AM


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  • I believe we already have a bug on this. Nevertheless, I've submitted a new bug so we don't miss it.

    Thanks for reporting.
    Forums Test Lead
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:46 AM
  • I was just going to report this but found this post.  It's exactly as Ahmad has documented.
    It makes sense that the Vote as Helpful click would cause a postback and the reply text would be lost unless there were some validation or logic to save the reply text.  I suggest that the reply either be saved or the user is prompted to save or discard.  Thanks
    Paul Turley, MVP [Hitachi Consulting]
    Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:54 AM