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September 1, 2010 4:27:51 PM

Hello, I have searched around and have yet to find a solution, I know there is a tread out there already but it was closed by a mod and there was no solution to be found there as well.

I dont know if this is the correct place to post this but its the best I could find.

Im using an up-to-date Ie8 and I'd like to stick with it so please dont suggest another browser.

On any Tom's sites when I go to comment on an artical, when I hit submit 10%-20% of the time nothing will happen at all. With a javascript:void(0) error on the status bar.

I hit refresh as some have suggested, no go.
Turned off pop-up blocker, nothing yet.
Checked Script settings, nothing.

Any insite or sugestions will be appreciated. Thanks
September 1, 2010 6:44:27 PM

If you're behind a proxy, try disabling that (if you can).

Make sure java applets are enabled, as seen here.
http://www.tech-faq.com/how-to-enable-javascript.html

Unfortunately, this site doesn't render as well with other browsers, as it does with Firefox. Changing browsers may be the best solution.
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September 1, 2010 10:17:43 PM

aford10 said:
If you're behind a proxy, try disabling that (if you can).

Make sure java applets are enabled, as seen here.
http://www.tech-faq.com/how-to-enable-javascript.html

Unfortunately, this site doesn't render as well with other browsers, as it does with Firefox. Changing browsers may be the best solution.



Hello aford10,

1. I have checked the proxy settings, all were disabled.

2. The setting in Ie8 for script was enabled.

Thanks for the suggestions, been scratching my head about this one for a while. I was really hoping not to change browsers, but well see were this goes and maybe one day i'll take the leap.
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September 2, 2010 12:12:33 AM

For what it's worth, I used to use IE7 at work, and had the same type of issues. I would occasionally get that javascript error, and I also had occasional freezing.

I've since switched to a browser called Pale Moon. It's a browser based on Firefox. Since then, I've had no issues at work, and I use Firefox at home, with no issues.
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September 10, 2010 12:37:59 AM

Best answer selected by thechief73.
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September 19, 2010 11:14:54 PM

I am still incountering this problem in IE8, just thought I'de let others know that it seems to happen a majority of the time when a Youtube video is included in the artical.

Couldn't post on Sony Move artical, had Youtube Video
Cannot post on Stephen Hawking artical, it has a Youtube video also.
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September 21, 2010 3:14:58 AM

Cannot post on Half Life fan trailer artical either, this seems to support the idea that it has somthing to do with the Youtube videos are embedded into the articals.

If a mod sees this please give your insite into this theory. I know I listed this as solved but as I had lost hope of a solution and was getting alot of "chose best answer" e-mails.
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September 21, 2010 3:32:54 AM

I know the Dev. team is doing some work on the site. We have had other members with some issues recently.

Have you at least tried a different browser? The site really does render better with Firefox. It would be a good test to see if the issue also occurs with other browsers.

P.S....if you get a better answer than what was selected above, just let me know, and I can change the best answer selection.
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September 21, 2010 3:58:15 PM

Thanks aford10 for the update.

Well is was going to wait for IE9, but as many have found out last week its for Vista and Win7 only :-( Im still on XP. But I guess I will give Firefox a try as you have suggested, I am just concerned about security and Im not a fan of the tab browsing. Basically I really dont know much about these other browsers.
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September 21, 2010 4:21:53 PM

Really?? I think the tabbed browsing is one of my favorite features. Another nice feature, is you can highlight something, right click on it, and there is a google search option.

As far as security goes, I don't recall any real issues with FF in particular. Nothing close to the breach IE7 had late last year.
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September 22, 2010 1:46:56 AM

There's really no difference between tabbed browsing and not, except on Win 7 (taskbar groups windows by default). You either switch between tabs at the top of your browser or switch between windows at the bottom. Either way you're switching between something.
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September 22, 2010 1:52:10 AM

When you have several things open, IE can group all the IE windows together. Then you have to click on the group, and figure out which window you wanted. With the tabs, they are all laid out next to each other. It sounds lazy, but it's one less click.

I find it most useful when I'm at work, and I've got ~15 different apps running at once, and need multiple browser windows/tabs.
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November 25, 2010 10:38:40 AM

As to not start a new thread since this once's somewhat similar.. I'm using an up to date (non-beta) FF and I can't EVER submit a comment on an article. Help?

(works fine on the other computers in my house)
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November 26, 2010 5:32:20 PM

Hey Mark,

I have only had the problem in IE and switched to FF as suggested by aford10 and after 5-10min I found I did not like it at ALL, and quickly un-installed it, I hope it didn't leave to much junk behind.

What was happening to me was any article with a youtube video embedded in it I got that error and could not post anything.

Since first posting this thread, and a few months before when I started reading Tom's a lot, up until yesterday I have just been dealing with it and not commenting on articles with videos.

But yesterday I switched to Google Chrome and I have to say it fixed the comment posting error and I like it quite a lot, I think its going to be my main browser from now on. :) 

Are you positive you are logged in at the time? And if the article is on Tom's Guide not Tom's HW, you have to log in there separately as well.

To sum it up try Google Chrome, its a nice browser and clean looking, just the way I like it. It will solve ALL your posting problems, or at least it has for me. :D 
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November 26, 2010 10:22:33 PM

Chrome used to have a lot of problems with the functionality here. It seems to be working fine these days though. I use it at work as my main browser (Firefox is a bit heavy for my work PC) but prefer Firefox overall mostly because it has far superior bookmark handling.
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November 27, 2010 4:08:43 AM

Yes I'm logged in and I can type everything in, but clicking submit does absolutely nothing.
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November 27, 2010 4:10:05 AM

Are you seeing any error displayed at the bottom of your browser window?
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November 27, 2010 4:12:43 AM

nup. No errors of any sort displayed anywhere.
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November 27, 2010 4:34:15 AM

When this happens, highlight and copy your response-->click the refresh button-->paste it-->and try to submit it again.
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November 27, 2010 10:40:42 AM

Hmm.. I'll try that next time then.. any ideas as to why it happens?

btw, it's my stapler now
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November 27, 2010 1:28:40 PM

I think it has something to do with the site being slow as it is, and then maybe a drop in the connection speed.

You try to take my stapler?? [:aford10:4]
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November 27, 2010 7:01:14 PM

randomizer said:
But I prefer Firefox overall mostly because it has far superior bookmark handling.
That is VERY true and the only gripe i have so far. I have ~200 favorites, probably alot more, in ~40-50 folders. When I imported them from IE, Chrome just lists them all alphabetically and not the organized manner I have had them in well over a year, and now I have to go through and put them manually back to how I like them to be organized :(  , another thing that gets me is that all the bookmarks are stored into a single file and not files and folder that are easily managed.
Mark Heath said:
nup. No errors of any sort displayed anywhere.

I believe that like in IE you have to have your cursor over the submit button to see the error, if there is one, on the bottom toolbar.
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November 28, 2010 2:38:33 AM

I just don't like having no simple access to my bookmarks. Firefox has a bookmarks menu or button (depending on whether you run 3.6.x or 4.x) and Chrome doesn't. Even when it did you had to use a command-line switch to get it, but since Chrome 6 they removed even that.
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November 28, 2010 7:50:17 AM

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You try to take my stapler?? [:aford10:4]

you betcha
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November 28, 2010 3:57:45 PM

randomizer said:
I just don't like having no simple access to my bookmarks. Firefox has a bookmarks menu or button (depending on whether you run 3.6.x or 4.x) and Chrome doesn't. Even when it did you had to use a command-line switch to get it, but since Chrome 6 they removed even that.
They do have a Bookmarks toolbar you can drag-n-drop to and the bookmarks manager, you can create a fav menu just like the format in IE.
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November 29, 2010 12:11:37 AM

Yea but a bookmarks menu kind of defeats the purpose of removing toolbars to save space. I button next the the wrench would be ideal. You used to be able to do it with the --bookmark-menu command-line switch.
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November 29, 2010 5:49:17 PM

^ Yeah, you are right about saving space, and how a small button would be an excellent idea. That stinks that they have removed that function. As the days go by the bookmark system is getting to me, but not enough yet to make me go back to IE, I guess I can live with it for now :) 
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December 11, 2010 10:18:52 AM

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When this happens, highlight and copy your response-->click the refresh button-->paste it-->and try to submit it again.

Yay it works. Also works for all the other places where this happens. Thanks :)  But any ideas as to how to stop it from occurring?
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