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May 6, 2012 11:21:50 AM

I am getting this almost every time I try to reply to a thread! Is it my setup or a bug...

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May 6, 2012 12:04:40 PM

Probably a bug. I get this very frequently, but the post does go through. If you use your browser back button you'll see the post there. Don't refresh the page that says the forum is not available, or you'll double post.
May 7, 2012 12:34:24 AM

been getting it for the last 2 days... its driving me nutz... i make a post and click post only to find its not available... its happening at various times of the day... and has pretty much kept me out of toms for the whole weekend...
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May 7, 2012 6:43:59 AM

No longer getting 'Sorry' etc., but having to use back button to resume thread...posts appearing ok tho.
Except this thread working fine...
May 7, 2012 7:12:43 AM

It seems to depend on the section a bit too. Some sections work fine for me, others fail 100% of the time.
May 7, 2012 2:03:28 PM

Have reported this up the chain to the devs. Hopefully it doesn't take long to address.
May 7, 2012 2:43:29 PM

jpishgar said:
Have reported this up the chain to the devs. Hopefully it doesn't take long to address.





One more attempt to post here as well as in the XP Forum. 10 to 1 it fails.

EDIT - OK so it didn't fail but earlier when I tried to post here it failed three times. I'm now having to clipboard everything I write to make it stick and I still can't post into a thread in XP although the others all work.

Could it be that the bug only hits threads where one has already contributed?

May 7, 2012 5:12:12 PM




Install lazarus-form-recovery from HERE


I saw a post about this plugin a few weeks ago and would thank OP but I can't find the post where I read about it.

Works like a charm. It doesn't fix the problem but at least what you typed won't be lost in a failed post.

May 7, 2012 6:52:49 PM

When you just press the back button in your browser you find what you wrote, it doesn't need a plug-in.

But now the problem is a little different, you have to refresh many times to view your post.
May 7, 2012 7:06:07 PM

tigsounds said:
Install lazarus-form-recovery from HERE


I saw a post about this plugin a few weeks ago and would thank OP but I can't find the post where I read about it.

Works like a charm. It doesn't fix the problem but at least what you typed won't be lost in a failed post.







This is really silly - I have an e-mail saying there's a new post here. I come in and read it, write a reply and it won't post. Now evetn the post I'm responding to has fallen off the page. Lazarus is here somewhere but I can't kickstart it to retrieve my text and I just overwrote it in the clipboard by trying this link in another browser.

As I've tried to write three times today, Tom's is becoming farcical with one major bug following another.


May 7, 2012 8:39:54 PM

ilysaml said:
When you just press the back button in your browser you find what you wrote, it doesn't need a plug-in.

But now the problem is a little different, you have to refresh many times to view your post.




Yea, the Back button...at least that's the way it's supposed to work. Lazarus proves it's worth in multi entry point forms and as long as Firefox gives the warning that it has to resend data when the back button is used, things are Ok here.

May 8, 2012 8:35:38 AM

This "sorry..." is a recent bug. It is pretty regular and annoying. I get the bug report more often than "successfully posted".
May 8, 2012 9:14:47 AM

SSri said:
This "sorry..." is a recent bug. It is pretty regular and annoying. I get the bug report more often than "successfully posted".




And there's more - yesterday when I finally thought I'd posted, the Forum main page showed me as the latest poster but there were two missing from the the=read - mine and one other to which I was replying and which had been there earlier.

May 9, 2012 2:03:52 AM

I'm getting this problem too, had it for last three days! I've been trying to get back with a solution after someone has been helping me, now I'll be looking like an ignorant, self obsessed pig.
May 9, 2012 4:33:59 AM



Send that person a Private Message linking to this thread - then they'll understand.


May 9, 2012 4:47:32 AM

I managed to get the reply posted after I changed the setting in my profile.
May 9, 2012 7:54:03 AM

ianpb said:
I managed to get the reply posted after I changed the setting in my profile.

Setting? Which one? So's we can all do it ...
May 9, 2012 12:58:44 PM



This is ridiculous now - I can't post anywhere this morning so I'll stay away for a few days and then I'll try again. I always find time to post whenever I can but I can't waste time being thrown back to an empty reply box every time.

It's as well this won't appear either but in case it does, I had better not say what I really think about this problem - that would get me banned for life!

Whatever happened to last year's (and the year before) complete upgrade of the whole Forum?


May 9, 2012 2:08:50 PM

dodger46 said:
Setting? Which one? So's we can all do it ...


No, it's okay, forget it. I must have caught a moment when it was working, because it's gone faulty again.
May 9, 2012 5:45:16 PM

ianpb said:
No, it's okay, forget it. I must have caught a moment when it was working, because it's gone faulty again.




If this posts OK it will be the third one I've managed to put up using simple IE. Firefox fails every time, Opera manages to store what I wrote and puts it up on the Back button but IE seems to get through.

Maybe there are some clues there for Joe and whoever's trying to sort this out.



May 9, 2012 7:20:09 PM

Hmmm. Firefox worked for me when both 32 and 64bit Ie failed... no rhyme nor reason...
May 9, 2012 7:55:50 PM

using opera myself and its 90% fail rate for trying to post...
the forum as is, is unusable most of the time and has gotten worse over the last week or so... starting with error 500 and now with this. i think toms needs to be taken off line for a day or 3 and needs to be streamlined...
things i have noticed and im pretty sure are responsible for some of the errors is the fact that all the forums are running the same database but not the same ui...
resulting in a post ending up in different sections depending on what region your in. on the usa forums there is what looks like a similar layout but its slightly different the. the content is 99% the same but not exactly even the home pages dont share the same standard layout. the german forum is again slightly different and its theres differences that are causing the issues by the looks of it.
standardize the whole thing. and im pretty sure the problems will dissolve...
May 10, 2012 3:45:16 AM

I'm using Chrome and I haven't been able to post anything all day. It looks like it's a cross-browser.problem
May 10, 2012 5:05:20 AM

HEXiT said:
things i have noticed and im pretty sure are responsible for some of the errors is the fact that all the forums are running the same database but not the same ui...


I think they use different databases, at least for the badge stuff. The posts may be the same DB or they may just be synchronised.


HEXiT said:
the german forum is again slightly different and its theres differences that are causing the issues by the looks of it.
standardize the whole thing. and im pretty sure the problems will dissolve...


The German forum is completely different. It was built in-house. The US/UK one is a mixture of prebuilt and in-house work smashed together into a hideous monster :) 
May 11, 2012 1:26:52 AM

I'm getting this too (just now), though my posts don't show by pressing the "back" button. Tried several times and nothing (hope this goes through).
May 11, 2012 6:19:30 AM

You're through! Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I've just got in the habit of copying all my replies to the clipboard in case...
May 11, 2012 10:40:58 AM

I can't post either. Using Chrome.
May 11, 2012 10:43:23 AM

Works with IE though.
May 11, 2012 12:32:20 PM

randomizer said:
I think they use different databases, at least for the badge stuff. The posts may be the same DB or they may just be synchronised.




The German forum is completely different. It was built in-house. The US/UK one is a mixture of prebuilt and in-house work smashed together into a hideous monster :) 

oops my bad i must have been thinking of 1 of the other eu based forums... not to worry you got my point. i have also sent off a couple of emails to B.O.M. but no reply yet... 1 last week and 1 this morning...
just pointing out that the forum is unusable in its current state and asking them to please do something about it soon as its affecting the quality of help given if some of us cant post.
August 30, 2012 9:04:49 AM

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