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As a participant in AngryRedHead's Photo challenge, I've noticed that, as the thread gets longer, navigating it to find my past comments and replies is getting... odd.

Using the next and previous buttons seems mixed up.  Sometimes you don't get a new set of comments, sometimes you get a few extra comments in between the ones you already saw, sometimes nothing happens.

Similar things happen on other topics with large numbers of responses.

(Running XP and up-to-date FireFox)


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StumpChunkman (author)2011-01-11

Kiteman, would creating a private instructable and letting people wail away at comments there, in order to attempt to recreate problems be useful?

I figure if we have a dedicated set of people who are actually paying attention to what they're doing in the comments section, we might be able to create, and recreate some errors. If we can manage that, I can put the dev team to some solid errors that can be fixed, and hopefully those errors take care of any other weird ghosts we're seeing.

What do you think?

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Kiteman (author)StumpChunkman2011-01-11

I'm up for it, but it's being seen in forum topics - I don't know if it happens in private ibles.

Is it possible to post a "private" forum topic?

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StumpChunkman (author)Kiteman2011-01-11

We can post a "pro" forum topic, that details what we're doing. Kind of like private...just more of a "privileged people" kind of post instead. Let me talk to Cloude when he's free, and if I can't do private...let me know if you want pro, or just regular forum topic.

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Kiteman (author)StumpChunkman2011-01-11

I'm easy.

We just need to get plenty of replies and sub-threads.

As long as Jake, Mike and Lira notice it, we'll be fine... ;-)

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StumpChunkman (author)Kiteman2011-01-11

We could just use this forum topic if you like. It's already here, it has some bugs...Would you edit it and let people know to track the steps their doing to make the bugs, and post those steps that produce bugs so other people can try to recreate it. Then when we find solid bugs, you can update the topic to reflect.

Or I can make a forum topic in the bugs category that'd do the same thing? Let me know what's easier for you.

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Kiteman (author)StumpChunkman2011-01-11

Easiest (for me) would be for you to do it.

I'm still not sure how to actually describe what's going on. When you've made it, I'll add a link here to direct people there.

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StumpChunkman (author)Kiteman2011-01-11

Time for some fun...I have to take care of a few things before I start going all out (and I have another means of checking things here which I'm going to try out)...But I'll be back later today!

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StumpChunkman (author)2011-01-11

I'm not sure what I'll be able to find...but I will delve into this, and pass it on to who I can.

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killerjackalope (author)2011-01-09

I've found it can freeze the browser sometimes, but not when loading or replying, it's autoscrolling that seems to do it.

The previous and next buttons become a total mess pretty fast sometimes, or at least seem to, like they don't actually make sense anymore...

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craftyv (author)2011-01-09
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Kiteman (author)craftyv2011-01-09

Dunno - I just googled for "confused" - I don't like starting topics without an image.

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Lithium Rain (author)2011-01-08

Yeah, it's seemed...off for a long while. :(

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2011-01-08

It's really hard to describe it accurately...

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2011-01-08

Yeah!! That's exactly why I haven't reported it - I'd start, and then get discouraged by being unable to pin down precisely what the problem was: "Well, when you click on the button, see, it doesn't, um, give you new comments and it acts all weird."

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2011-01-08

Yeah!! That's exactly why I haven't reported it - I'd start, and then get discouraged by being unable to pin down precisely what the problem was: "Well, when you click on the reply button to Lithium Rain, see, it doesn't, um, give you new comments and she acts all weird."

Well, in replying to multiple comments in large response topics, I have to do a refresh on the page so that my comment in the buffer does not get posted again after typing in a new second reply. I think the staff was able to clear that bug up once before but that sporadically happens again and from habit, I now refresh the view before posting more smart-aleck replies..

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Lithium Rain (author)caitlinsdad2011-01-08

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, why I oughta...

Come to think of it, I have that problem, too!

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