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Post threads that get fairly long, are getting cut in half again. Answered

This is a for instance....that I can not read with either MSIE nor FireFox: 

https://www.instructables.com/community/Dr-Who-question/?comments=all#CT1GY4AG4PBSL9E

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Lateral Thinker
Lateral Thinker

11 years ago

  Hey people, the problem is repeatable, that is, I both been able to read the full postings albeit narrow column and scrambled narrow column.

I have been all day getting readable and scrambled, but once you get something to repeat consistently you can fix it.

For us, its only a workaround until Instructables changes some coding

The link Goodhart posted above turns out scrambled, but going to my profile page to the list of recent comments, I clicked on "reply" to a Dr Who comment and got readable comments right through.

I suspect when Replying from there, there is code that sets up a reply box but which also ensures narrow columns remain readable.

www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/

which is

https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/?action=reply&commentId=CAYOM9HG4PBWUO3

If on the comments listing you click on the left column labeled "Comment" you get scrambled.

www.instructables.com/community/Dr-Who-question/

which is

https://www.instructables.com/community/Dr-Who-question/?comments=all#CAYOM9HG4PBWUO3

I just clicked and opened in new tab both links above, the first had readable narrow columns, the second one scrambled narrow columns, in fact 1 or 2 had no visible text

I have not yet checked the links sent to me in emails, I just recalled I might not have deleted one a few days ago

www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/

Which did not scramble and is

https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/?action=reply&commentId=CCK632TG4JV6V50

Starting from the forums page, I got scrambled columns with this link

www.instructables.com/community/Dr-Who-question/

which is

https://www.instructables.com/community/Dr-Who-question/

Ergo, a talk back link does not scramble but a Dr Who question does scramble. (Blame Goodhart for asking about Dr Who. :-))


Goodhart, would you mind checking? And if you get the same results as me, is there a way too flag it for Big Boss Eric to review?

I also changed a setting in Opera before coming across the Repeatable

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Lateral Thinker
Lateral Thinker

Reply 11 years ago

I will sent my usual consultancy invoice later.

Good night

Peter

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Lateral Thinker
Lateral Thinker

11 years ago

Going into FF settings I told it to use user-defined fonts (or else) and then set smaller font size, no good.

But interestingly, I have not been changing Opera settings, and find the text to smaller on this page after refreshing.

I am getting out of before I have a nervous break down from having 4 browsers open, with 2-3 tabs on each. 

You guys take it from here, but the fix will be, Instructables setting a minimum comment column width and ignoring that threading mucks up, or start using color buttons for each thread, or maybe a button to display a side bar showing the threads and your location

I am going for a reboot to get all the browser junk out of my RAM 

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Tis NEVER a good Idea to have more then one browser open at any one time....worse yet, is having two instances of the same browser open at the same time.....security holes galore...

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Lateral Thinker
Lateral Thinker

Reply 11 years ago

 Hey, I just replied to something on Dr Who, and was able to read everything when earlier I could not.

notifications of new comments sometimes arrive very late, could it be due to how I get there?

Yes re multiple browsers and that is why I was near a nervous break down, and I had to copy and paste links between.

K-Melon does not completely leave RAM, FF leaves bits running Chrome is monitoring what I am doing in the other browsers and Opera was getting brassed off worried I would dump her and go for the next best looker.

PS, I hardly know IE anymore, and it appears years backward

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Still there are some sites that DO require MSIE...so I keep it around for those rare occassions...

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Lateral Thinker
Lateral Thinker

11 years ago

check the timing of my comments for correct order to read

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

I wonder why they do that? Does anyone know?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

every once in awhile, the formatting gets discombobulated when a change is made....
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fwjs28
fwjs28

Reply 11 years ago

"discombobulated" 

well said

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

haha thats pretty cool

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

not to mention difficult to read....
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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

I see a similar thing with slideshows :(

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Oy ! That would be annoying...