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Posting reply doesn't work. Yellow bar displayed RRS feed

  • Question

  • When attempting to replying to my thread in the print forum, when clicking reply only a yellow bar below the reply box area would display. No error message or posting.  Using Firefox 22 on Win7 x64.

    I tried to copy/paste my post and use IE10, but it wouldn't let me paste!

    Ended up being successful with Chrome 28.0.1500.95. Yes, copy/paste worked too.

    Screenshot of what I saw in Firefox:

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11:04 PM

Answers

  • If I have two tabs open and I logout in one, I would expect the other to raise an error when I save. That may be a good way to reproduce the yellow bar, but it does not explain the times I have experienced it. I always have several instances of IE open, so that could be a factor. So far, my second attempt to save after I cancel, refresh, and recreate my reply has always worked. In my case I am not switching to other tabs or instances of IE.

    Also, I have not seen this in the last few weeks.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:01 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • The yellow bar says "Unexpected Error" when it appears in Chrome.  What I do to allow posting is to either open the topic up on its own tab, or refresh the entire page and try again.

    Edit to add: Ironically, I got this error when posting this reply.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013 2:38 PM
  • I have seen the yellow bar a few times when posting. When it happens I copy my post, then cancel, refresh, and try again. So far, my second attempt has always worked. I see similar to below in IE9:


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Thursday, August 1, 2013 4:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Of course, that was back in April.  The forum software has changed since then.
    It might have a new UI, but would appear the same [buggy] code runs in the background...  shame it hasn't been fixed still.
    Tuesday, August 6, 2013 4:40 PM
  • Strange. I can't repro. You're getting it in all browsers?

    Thanks!


    Ed Price, SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    Saturday, August 17, 2013 4:56 AM
    Owner
  • Yes Ed.  It's been going on for months.  Robert and I had a long conversation about it.  You were a participant in that thread, in fact.  But earlier on.  You apparently never came back after marking that thread answered.

    Of course, now my posts there have been deleted.  If you'd like to see an archive of it, just ask.  If you'd like to learn various steps to reliably repro it, just ask.  I think this present account I'm posting under will remain active through the weekend before it's banned too.  So don't hesitate.

    Yes, what are the repro steps?

    Thanks Michael!


    Ed Price, SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:10 AM
    Owner
  • If I have two tabs open and I logout in one, I would expect the other to raise an error when I save. That may be a good way to reproduce the yellow bar, but it does not explain the times I have experienced it. I always have several instances of IE open, so that could be a factor. So far, my second attempt to save after I cancel, refresh, and recreate my reply has always worked. In my case I am not switching to other tabs or instances of IE.

    Also, I have not seen this in the last few weeks.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:01 PM
    Moderator
  • I never log out on one tab and try to post on the other.  That IMO would be an error condition and probably a good place to see the yellow bar, though with different text.

    Whenever I see it, I am just trying to post a message the same exact way I always do.  I expand the thread with the dropdown arrow and then click Reply.  I enter my text and press Submit.  95% of the time it goes through, but that other 5% I get the yellow bar.  No real way to reproduce it from my point of view.

    If I then open the thread on its own tab, or refresh the page, I can post a reply.  100% fix so far.

    Monday, August 19, 2013 2:59 PM