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Corrections to the post often fail. RRS feed

  • Question

  •  This is a recent phenomenon. I noticed it about 2 weeks ago, perhaps less. Apparently this bug has been introduced while doing an upgrade to the forums. Frequently, but not consistently, when you open a post to edit and make a correction and then submit it no changes are made. It is so weird that it is so random. At times it works, other times fail. Actully the rate of failures is high, close to half I guess. More than that, often times if you failed to submit first time, you fail with your second attempt and sometimes third and fourth. It is totally screwy. Just now while posting this series of four posts in this forum with the litany of my complaints I wanted to make a correction in one of them and it never materialized. I had instances when I had to delete the post and repost it to make a change.

    I had a suspicion that this happens when some users have already leached into your post (thread). Obviously such situations require synchronicity. But I kind of abandoned this explanation since it appears to be also the case off hours in equal measure.

    It is great that you removed the correction count though. That was my idea and I appreciate the change greatly. It was also supportd by other posters. It was very annoying. You perhaps should also remove that textbox that is left as a legacy window which is now unused. I am talking about the textbox which we were requited to use to explain the motivation: what is the reason? That was weird? Of course you want to make the post better, to correct a mistake. No explanation is needed.

    Thanks.


    AlexB
    Monday, December 1, 2008 11:19 PM

Answers

  • As noted in another thread, we believe we've identified the issue and have a fix coming. The actual edits always went through to the DB, the bug was a problem with not expiring composite item from cache which would make the thread page appear to have not been edited. If you happen to experience this, you should be able to confirm the edit by going to the Forum page and previewing the thread.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Monday, December 8, 2008 12:16 AM

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  • I second that obsevation.  It seems to have affected the ability to post links as well.

     http://forums.microsoft.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=4196311&SiteID=1

    If this helps, I think Java put out a major update over the past week or so.

    Rudedog  =8^D
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    Friday, December 5, 2008 7:40 PM
  • Rudedog2 said:

    I second that obsevation.  It seems to have affected the ability to post links as well.

     http://forums.microsoft.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=4196311&SiteID=1

    If this helps, I think Java put out a major update over the past week or so.

    Rudedog  =8^D


    Mark the best replies as answers. "Fooling computers since 1971."



    Hey Alex, it seems one might not be able to edit until a reply comes along.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/09d06f88-7657-4fb9-ac4d-cabb85c9867c

    I've been having trouble posting links on the new forums that refer to threads, but the other stuff works okay I think.
    Paste that text into your browser it comes as a search window.

    Rudedog
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    Friday, December 5, 2008 8:37 PM
  •  Hey Alex, it seems one might not be able to edit until a reply comes along.

    They are full of bizarre ideas. Where do they get them? I posted a protest in that thread you provided the link to.

    Speaking of links, it seems in my experience I could post links OK every time even on edit. It is all entirely inconsistent. It is like they have a random number generator making important decisions as to what to accept.
    AlexB
    Friday, December 5, 2008 10:20 PM
  • As noted in another thread, we believe we've identified the issue and have a fix coming. The actual edits always went through to the DB, the bug was a problem with not expiring composite item from cache which would make the thread page appear to have not been edited. If you happen to experience this, you should be able to confirm the edit by going to the Forum page and previewing the thread.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Monday, December 8, 2008 12:16 AM
  • robjoh said:

    As noted in another thread, we believe we've identified the issue and have a fix coming. The actual edits always went through to the DB, the bug was a problem with not expiring composite item from cache which would make the thread page appear to have not been edited. If you happen to experience this, you should be able to confirm the edit by going to the Forum page and previewing the thread.


    Rob J, Forums Dev



    Preview the thread?  Preview Button?  WYSIWYG!  The new forums do not have that feature.
    Mark the best replies as answers. "Fooling computers since 1971."
    Monday, December 8, 2008 12:41 AM
  • Sorry for the confusion, not talking about a "preview reply before submission"-like feature. What I am referring to is on pages containing a list of threads (Forum, My Threads...) you can click on the Down Arrow next to the thread which will expand/collapse and show the posts inline. (The hover text for that down arrow says "Preview Thread") 


    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Monday, December 8, 2008 4:40 AM