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  • I've been trying to post a question at the http://answers.microsoft.com/  forums but the links for posting do not work! Hoping someone here can help as this is for Forum Issues. When I first went to answers.microsoft.com even the link for signing in would not work. Bur after I signed in here I was somehow automatically sigend in there as well. However I still cannot post a question or even reply to another post.
    ~jopa66
    Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:22 PM

Answers

  • Choosing the "ask a question" radio button, does not give me an "Ask" button. The graphic remains as "Search".


    Try it in No Add-ons mode?   Alternatively try asking your question without the quotes.   FWIW with the quotes I instantly get a composition frame and a Submit button, so it is not just the Search/Ask button that you are missing in your example image.

     

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    • Marked as answer by jopa66 Monday, January 2, 2012 11:08 PM
    Monday, January 2, 2012 8:52 PM

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  • Hi

    Thanks for your post.

    I can't repro your question, when I go to http://answers.microsoft.com/, choose the "ask a question" radio button, type the question tittle in the textbox, then click "ask" , the page will be allowed  to ask a question.

    Hope this would be helpful to you.

    Thanks
    Monday, January 2, 2012 5:55 AM
  • Thanks for your reply but, I'm still having issues.

    OK. Firstly, when I go to http://answers.microsoft.com/, I cannot sign in. The sign in link does nothing when I click on it. When I come back here and sign in, again I am automagically signed in there as well. I do realize that one signin gets me to various places at Microsoft but, that link should work. Choosing the "ask a question" radio button, does not give me an "Ask" button. The graphic remains as "Search". I type the question title in the textbox, but I can only "Search". When I open one of the search results, I cannot post a reply, nor can I start a new thread by clicking the "Post a Question" button. Those links do absolutely nothing, just like the signin link at the top. My perferred browser is Internet Explorer but have also tried with Fierfox with the same results.


    ~john aka_jopa
    Monday, January 2, 2012 3:25 PM
  • Choosing the "ask a question" radio button, does not give me an "Ask" button. The graphic remains as "Search".


    Try it in No Add-ons mode?   Alternatively try asking your question without the quotes.   FWIW with the quotes I instantly get a composition frame and a Submit button, so it is not just the Search/Ask button that you are missing in your example image.

     

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    • Marked as answer by jopa66 Monday, January 2, 2012 11:08 PM
    Monday, January 2, 2012 8:52 PM
  •  No Add-ons mode! Why didn't I think of that? Tried it your way and it made absolutely no difference! Then I realized that there was one add-on which was not disabled. I had installed Adguard a couple of weeks ago as there seems to be more and more sites that are circumventing the builtin popup guard in IE. Choosing "View Source" at http://answers.microsoft.com/ revealed that Adguard actually injects a whole mess of gobbledegook into the HTML code of the webpage. Disabling Adguard solved the problem. And BTW the browser is a lot faster now too. Adguard was definately slowing it down.

    Thanks for your help Robert, here's hoping Microsft can beef up the Popup Blocker in IE.


    ~jopa66
    Monday, January 2, 2012 11:04 PM