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Malfunction of edit mode

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Just had the second experience of this in the last couple of months: Was composing a post in Gear Discussion on roof boxes, and accidentally hit "clear" instead of "submit." Redid the message, submitted it, only to find that first message had in fact posted although I never hit submit. So I had two basically identical posts. OK, you don't allow deletes, so I hit edit for one, and tried to clear message. No go. System said I needed to have some number of characters after the clear. So I typed in one sentence and hit "submit." Now that should have changed the original message, because I was in "edit" mode. But instead it produced a new, third post with the one sentence. Now there are four posts in a row from me, two nearly the same, a third single sentence that refers to a nonexistent "below," and a fourth that asks someone to just delete the whole mess. 

 

This happened to me a while ago in the boot forum. It's really annoying. I think it's a software bug, because the software does not direct the edit back to the original message that's being edited, but makes it a new post. 

 

More to the point, but this is more a policy issue, members should be able to delete messages they've just posted. Both because of mistakes they've made like my hitting the wrong button that produces software idiocy, but also because they may realize the message is misdirected (wrong forum), based on incorrect reading of another post (say five years old), etc. Easy to do, just put a timer on it, so after a minute or two, moderator has to do it for you, so godlike powers preserved.

post #2 of 6

The edit button is glitchy in general. When I'm on my iPod Touch and hit edit it used to not recognize it. Now it fills the Reply box with a bunch of random characters.

post #3 of 6

Hey tylrwnzl, 

are they really random characters of do they have a lot of words inside of square brackets [], angle brackets<> and/or slashes? 

If so, I get that too quite a lots, especially when I go for "Preview" instead of "Submit".   In my case, the editor form shows up, gets filled with what looks like HTML or something similar... and then mostly doesn't work to let me fix anything.

.ma

post #4 of 6

I just tested it again, I was thinking of the wrong button. The " button gives me the bunch of random characters not the edit button. The edit button still doesn't really work. I got it to open up the editor after pressing it 4 times and even then it was the full page editor not the quick reply.

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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

I just tested it again, I was thinking of the wrong button. The " button gives me the bunch of random characters not the edit button. The edit button still doesn't really work. I got it to open up the editor after pressing it 4 times and even then it was the full page editor not the quick reply.


Hey, learned something new about my own bug...  If I press the " button (quote post button) then it enables the normal editing characters for me!  Tried it just before hitting that button and nada.

 

.ma

post #6 of 6

Of course, once I went to the Preview mode, I lost all editing features again...

Below is a screen shot of how my previous post loaded in the Preview editor when I switched to that mode.  It stayed that way until the last moment when the page finished loading (4-5 seconds later).  At that last moment, the editor disappears, then returns with normal text, but without editing keys working.


.maEditor_3.bmp

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