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Cannot see names on posts RRS feed

  • Question

  • Some posts...sometimes when I view them in a separate tab and sometimes when I just expand them with the down arrow on forum list, have no names at all on the title bar.  If the person has a title such as Answerer I can see that but nothing else.  This is intermittent and not consistent on the threads even.  So loads of fun tracking it down.  I am using Windows 7 Enterprise and IE 9.
    Friday, January 18, 2013 1:58 PM

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  • I often must refresh before that shows up.

    In long threads that may be counterproductive.   If you are using IE you could use the Developer Tools, Find tool  (F12, CTrl-b) and then either read what should be there as a tooltip or capture it using right-click, Copy OuterHTML to be viewed somewhere after a Paste. 

    In fact, I was expecting Ctrl-t (View, Source, DOM Element) to work then but in IE10 I am getting the message: Please select an element using the DOM Explorer.  WTH?  Isn't that what the Find tool just did?...  Good grief.   More quirks.   I actually have to click on the item which the Find has already selected?  Who knew?   Then I can press Ctrl-t (and Ctrl-End because the viewer unhelpfully does not try to show me the context that I am opening.)   Still, that is easier I think than the Copy Paste procedure.   Thanks for making me find this.

     
    Robert
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    Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:46 PM
  • Not sure if this applies to eveyone or not.  If expand a thread with the carat and cannot see the names, I close up the carat and then open the thread on its own tab.  Then I close the tab and if I reopen the carat, I can see the names.
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:01 PM
  • UPDATE: This is a known issue. No ETA.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Saturday, February 2, 2013 2:34 AM
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  • I've noticed the same thing. I believe the page has not finished loading. The names and avatars are the last to load. Most of the time I can fix this by clicking refresh. A few times I must back out and open the thread again. It may depend on how busy the ms servers are, or network traffic problems.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:37 PM
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  • I had the same problem earlier today on many threads. In this forum now it's OK.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:41 PM
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  • I had the same problem earlier today on many threads. In this forum now it's OK.

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    +1

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    Friday, January 18, 2013 10:13 PM
  • Actually, the last thing to show up in a thread when it is opened is the label under the names, such as "Moderator" or "Answerer". I often must refresh before that shows up. But I remember if the name and avatar are not yet loaded, the label, such as "Answerer" is often visible.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, January 18, 2013 10:48 PM
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  • I often must refresh before that shows up.

    In long threads that may be counterproductive.   If you are using IE you could use the Developer Tools, Find tool  (F12, CTrl-b) and then either read what should be there as a tooltip or capture it using right-click, Copy OuterHTML to be viewed somewhere after a Paste. 

    In fact, I was expecting Ctrl-t (View, Source, DOM Element) to work then but in IE10 I am getting the message: Please select an element using the DOM Explorer.  WTH?  Isn't that what the Find tool just did?...  Good grief.   More quirks.   I actually have to click on the item which the Find has already selected?  Who knew?   Then I can press Ctrl-t (and Ctrl-End because the viewer unhelpfully does not try to show me the context that I am opening.)   Still, that is easier I think than the Copy Paste procedure.   Thanks for making me find this.

     
    Robert
    ---

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:46 PM
  • Some posts...sometimes when I view them in a separate tab and sometimes when I just expand them with the down arrow on forum list, have no names at all on the title bar.  If the person has a title such as Answerer I can see that but nothing else.  This is intermittent and not consistent on the threads even.  So loads of fun tracking it down.  I am using Windows 7 Enterprise and IE 9.

    This usually caused by an internet connection problem.  It may be the Microsoft website server or it may be your ISP connection.

    I am surprised at you!!

    I would have thought that Jean-Luc Picard would have retained this from what he learned during his visit to Ressik!!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:08 PM
  • Some posts...sometimes when I view them in a separate tab and sometimes when I just expand them with the down arrow on forum list, have no names at all on the title bar.  If the person has a title such as Answerer I can see that but nothing else.  This is intermittent and not consistent on the threads even.  So loads of fun tracking it down.  I am using Windows 7 Enterprise and IE 9.

    This usually caused by an internet connection problem.  It may be the Microsoft website server or it may be your ISP connection.

    I do have the same issues since a few days - noticed since the patch to Janaury Update. Probably it was not visible before due to many other more obvious issues but a simple reload does not help.

    switching to another thread and then reloading the previous one may help sometimes.

    As many users do have this issues the ISP could be excluded a source of the problem and therefore it is definitely another MS forum software/server issues.


    Please use Mark as Answer if my post solved your problem and use Vote As Helpful if a post was useful.


    Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:54 PM
  • Hi Daniel,

    Yes, I experienced this problem last night. Often the threads will load without names and avatars.

    BTW, I also noticed few threads that do not belong to this forum last night, but since I am no longer a moderator, I could not move them to right forums. There was also a wrong thread in Profile and Recognition forum.


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    Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:37 PM
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  • Notice anything missing here?

    Those last two fellows you were just talking to, their posts suddenly went poof.

    Dimitri Nickolas and Michael de Rósnec


    Banned and burned.  I suppose dегоsnес is next.  That post is still visible above.

    I need to take a screenshot of this, for posterity.


    Monday, January 21, 2013 6:47 AM
  • Relating to OP.

    I can just not see the names in this thread.

    ._.

     


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    Monday, January 21, 2013 7:41 AM
  • Here is the thread

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/transactsql/thread/b2fc4d02-4b60-447a-ad42-7625ca35ae7a

    In this thread I can see all names ok except for David's name and avatar. I tried re-loading this thread and still got the same exact problem. 

    Also, I got an 'Unexpected error' when voting the top post although it did get my vote.

    I seem to now often get this problem trying to mark / propose an answer.


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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:20 AM
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  • I am pretty sure that David in that thread is this user but apparently it somehow showed as migration user of some sort in that thread.

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:51 AM
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  • I have always used IE until yesterday when IE failed with unexpected error when posting along with not seeing names of people posting. The failure to post is 100 percent of the time while names appearing or not is sporadic at best. Downloaded Chrome and none of these issues surfaced since.

    Now what is really strange is one of two computers gets the unexpected error while the other one goes not, go figure. Both experienced the name problem but not with Chrome.
     

    KSG

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:53 PM
  • I am not seeing names in Chromes, so this part of the problem is not browser specific. I do not get error posting using Chrome. I do often see that error proposing and marking answers and also merging threads (although this time I see 'Internal Server Error').

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:59 PM
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  • The forums are barely useable anymore. Pretty much every thread of a dozen I just looked at from TechNet to MSDN is affected.

    Some threads make little sense anymore as not everyone leaves their name as a signature.


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    • Edited by Xpert360 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:03 PM
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:02 PM
  • Several days ago I went to change my signature but don't see it under "edit profile", it has been at least three years since i did this so if the signature is changed someplace else can someone tell me.

    KSG

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:21 PM
  • On the right hand side go to 'My Settings'. At the bottom of that new screen you can enter your signature.

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:29 PM
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  • Well that was too easy :-)

    Thanks!


    kevininstructor

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:50 PM
  • Here is a case where all names and avatars show up except one. I've seen this for a few days in this thread and nothing seems to fix it; not refresh or restart IE:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/c654768b-8dd4-4c23-8a80-45ec71bce15f

    screen shot:

    I see no way to figure out who the person is in the first reply in the image above (which is the 8th reply in the thread).


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:25 PM
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  • You're right, in this case it's hard to figure out - in the case of my thread I know that it's a new person from MS who is very knowledgable as he signed up David.

    This is what I see when I view the source

      <div class="head">
                <span class="date">Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:50 PM</span>
                <div class="profile-usercard-mini" data-profile-userid="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" data-profile-usercard-customlink='{"href":"http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/user/threads?user=MigrationUser%200", "text":"MigrationUser 0&#39;s threads"}'>
                    <div class="profile-mini-content">
    </div>
                    &nbsp;</div>
                <div class="helpful">
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            <div class="votingouterbox">            <div class="voting">
                            <a class="voteuphreflink" name="voteup" title="Vote As Helpful" href="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/c654768b-8dd4-4c23-8a80-45ec71bce15f/2db68698-f0d0-4632-9dee-51a11694f9b3/voteHelpful">
                                <img class="icon voteup" alt="Vote As Helpful" title="Vote As Helpful" src="http://i1.social.s-msft.com/Forums/../globalresources/Images/trans.gif?cver=0%0d%0a" />
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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:35 PM
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  • I didn't think to look at the source; good idea. So it's "MigrationUser 0" with a dummy ID.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:39 AM
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  • It is a regular user but somehow it got associated with that strange "Migration User". In the case I posted above I even know who that David is (can deduce). How come a normal user got associated with that mysterious "Migration User" is not clear. Also, it may happen with anyone on random basis.

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    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:55 AM
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  • Well that was too easy :-)

    Thanks!


    kevininstructor


    You're far from being the only one confused by this - I had exactly the same problem a few weeks ago :)

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    Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:37 AM
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  • I confirm that I've been seeing the problem, off-and-on, for the past week or so. It's annoying!


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:08 AM
  • Likewise - I occasionally get it.

    I originally put it down to my bad 3G connection - but it also happens on a landline.

    Difficulties accessing the relevant CSS styles??


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    Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:11 AM
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  • I get this error all the time on every MS forum I use.  It seems to be waiting for this:

    "connecting to widgets.membership.microsoft.com..." which sits in the corner of the screen doing nothing.

    Win7/Firefox 12/IE 9

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:27 AM
  • Not sure if this applies to eveyone or not.  If expand a thread with the carat and cannot see the names, I close up the carat and then open the thread on its own tab.  Then I close the tab and if I reopen the carat, I can see the names.
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:01 PM
  • Some posts...sometimes when I view them in a separate tab and sometimes when I just expand them with the down arrow on forum list, have no names at all on the title bar.  If the person has a title such as Answerer I can see that but nothing else.  This is intermittent and not consistent on the threads even.  So loads of fun tracking it down.  I am using Windows 7 Enterprise and IE 9.

    This usually caused by an internet connection problem.  It may be the Microsoft website server or it may be your ISP connection.

    I am surprised at you!!

    I would have thought that Jean-Luc Picard would have retained this from what he learned during his visit to Ressik!!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Rick, are you pushing Kamin's buttons here? It sure looks like it. Other people reported that's what you're doing. Kamin, is this a jab? Rick, please don't try to get people to argue with you, if that's what you're doing. The forums do not exist to poke fun at people and to argue with them. Thanks!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Monday, January 28, 2013 11:56 PM
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  • Meh, it may be a jab but not one worth getting lathered up about.  Forget it.
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:00 PM
  • I can see some people just don't have any sense of humor.

    Perhaps the complainers should check out the Star Trek episode about Kamin of Ressik.  It's really an intriguing story!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:32 PM
  • UPDATE: This is a known issue. No ETA.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Saturday, February 2, 2013 2:34 AM
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  • I can see some people just don't have any sense of humor.

    Perhaps the complainers should check out the Star Trek episode about Kamin of Ressik.  It's really an intriguing story!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Okay. Good. Never mind then. Sorry for bringing it up. Playful is okay. I'll clear the abuse report.

    Thanks for clarifying!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:19 PM
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  • UPDATE: Bug #1142432 was logged to address this.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Monday, February 18, 2013 8:03 PM
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