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Submit button out of reach, can't respond RRS feed

  • Question

  • Bizarre problem when trying to answer this thread.  The Post Options box, shown on the right of the post editor contains this:

    Post Options
    This option will split a single thread into a new thread at the specified post. Please include a subject for the new thread, a reason for the split and choose the forum where the new thread should be created. Note: any posts split will lose Proposed Answer or Answered state.
    This option will merge the currently selected thread into a target thread. Note: Answers and Proposed Answers will be removed after moving and this action cannot be undone. Please enter the thread ID to merge to. The thread ID is the portion of the URL after /thread/ which looks something like this: 8138b571-18b6-475a-85d0-63423e506875.
    This option allows the user to change the thread type. Note: changing the thread type will remove any Answers or Proposed Answers from question threads.
    Use the icon to add code.
    Has Code
    There's more but that's all I could copy. The Submit button is off the bottom of my screen and I can't click it.  Firefox 3.0.2, repro in IE7.

    Hans Passant.
    Friday, September 26, 2008 4:52 AM

Answers

  • We've cleaned up the original post. We'll need to work on the underlying problem that allows it however.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Friday, September 26, 2008 6:37 PM
  •  Sorry, haven't had a chance to respond sooner. To clean up the post's I used FireBug->Dom Inspector. Went to the div for the "MessageData" of the post and deleted the dom elements that shouldn't have been in the message body. Then Edit the post via ui, switch to html view and cleaned up the actual message body(In your case, I just took off the ID's for the elements vs stripping the bad content entirely), submit and voila...


    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 3:34 AM

All replies

  • Reproduced in a browser produced by a popular search engine.   Firefox's DOM inspector can be used to delete the post option box.


    MSMVP VC++
    Friday, September 26, 2008 5:24 PM
  • Hans, which browser were you using? If it's Chrome, I don't think we've done any testig with it yet, and I'd be dissapointed that it broke stuff so badly...
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Friday, September 26, 2008 6:19 PM
  • We've cleaned up the original post. We'll need to work on the underlying problem that allows it however.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Friday, September 26, 2008 6:37 PM
  • Hi Rob,

    Please provide a hint for the cleanup needed.  You needed to clean-up this thread too by the looks of it (I can submit again), I didn't use anything special.

    Hans Passant.
    Friday, September 26, 2008 6:51 PM
  • mattfras said:

    Hans, which browser were you using? If it's Chrome, I don't think we've done any testig with it yet, and I'd be dissapointed that it broke stuff so badly...


    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer



    The browsers he was using are listed at the end of op's post.

    MSMVP VC++
    Friday, September 26, 2008 10:16 PM
  •  Sorry, haven't had a chance to respond sooner. To clean up the post's I used FireBug->Dom Inspector. Went to the div for the "MessageData" of the post and deleted the dom elements that shouldn't have been in the message body. Then Edit the post via ui, switch to html view and cleaned up the actual message body(In your case, I just took off the ID's for the elements vs stripping the bad content entirely), submit and voila...


    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 3:34 AM