Not being able to submit if you reply first and then login (?) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm unsure about this because as we know clicking on Submit is never a 100% "it will work" situation, however I've seen this happen too many times for me to want to ignore it and maybe someone else can confirm this happens to them too ...

    If I go to the URL of a set of forums and then click on a forum and then click a message and then click Reply - and I do all of this while I am still not logged in - then I get a standard (non-forum) screen asking me to login, which I do. Then the reply panel opens  and I type in my reply.

    I now press Submit and nothing happens. I try it again in different parts of the box containing the word "submit" and still nothing happens. I then click Cancel (once) and the reply is cancelled.

    At this point I can re-click the link to the same message; copy in the same reply and click Submit and everything is OK.

    Everything is also OK if I login to the site after opening the forums / forum or message, BUT before doing Reply. Then after doing Reply in logged in state the Submit button works fine.

    Has anyone else had the feeling that this happens to them too ? 
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:36 AM


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  • I have a similar problem.

    Also, I have a problem that when I try to reply and I am not logged in this happens.

    Go to login
    enter data and click login

    The next page I get, sometimes, is page not found in 100 different languages.
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 12:38 PM
  • I can confirm this.
    Although this is better than the old forums, where you lost your text without warning, here you can still copy the text, navigate back from the thread to the forum and try the sign in from here. This usually works and you now can do the reply and paste the contents from clipboard.
    The ideal solution would be to automatically ask for sign in properly and continue submitting as if there was never a break.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Sunday, October 5, 2008 10:21 AM
  • Can you reply without login any more? I thought you can't any more, which means this scenario shouldn't happen now.

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

    Friday, April 13, 2012 5:11 PM