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By Erika Epstein
#12056
I've been having a lot of trouble with this forum behaving strangly.

1. when I view a topic entry and then want to go back to the topic list I get a message that the cache has expired

2. I'm inconsistantly getting messages that there is a "topic reply notification" but when I click on the address I get an empty screen

3. Apparently I'm not receiving private posts

Anyone else having these troubles? I typically use netscape.
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By ~/archiben
#12071
Erika Epstein wrote:I typically use netscape.

the gecko in the machine?

but seriously: no problems here; mac, safari

clean your caches, history, etc, etc . . . ?

~/archiben
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By Erika Epstein
#12072
Thanks, but yes I did empty cache.

More specifically, the error message occurs only when I do a search. Typically I search for 1 day, by topic, ascending using "*" for the search criteria to cover all forums.

"The page you are trying to view constains POSTDATA that has expired from the cache. If you resend the data, any action the form carried out (such as a search or online purchase) will be repeated. T resend the data, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel."

I also am finding it difficult to tell what is read/not read. This is happening when I use the search engine, but not if I just go through the forum without it.
thanks
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By Rick Thompson
#12199
I'm having problems, and on both computers I use... both with Safari and Explorer (Mac). This happened once before when other problems were addressed by the admin. I normally do a search with "*" in both fields. Now, like once before, if I go to the second page it tells me "No topics or posts met your search criteria". This was fixed before, I hope this is noticed and addressed, as I am loosing interest in the forum, and have enjoyed keeping up. Now if it goes past one page I am gone.
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By Erika Epstein
#12209
Rick Thompson wrote: as I am loosing interest in the forum, and have enjoyed keeping up. Now if it goes past one page I am gone.



Hi Rick, it's nice to hear from you. Hope all is well.

This new format continues to be too time consuming even when working well. I really miss the old version and lurk at this one less and less. This is something I have heard from manyothers but they will have to speak up for themselves. The limitations of the newsgroup alternate brought me back here.

Over the years this forum has been key to so many of us in learning, sharing and bringing us together. ACs original base was solo practitioners and/or small firms. We relied on this forum as well as enjoyed it. I continue to find this new forum version alienting and destructive of the user culture.
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By Rick Thompson
#12210
Hi to you Erika...

well, I am getting more work done:) I actually like the new forum better, when it works properly. When it was coming throughout the day I was spending too much time in the drama... which can be fun, but this way does make searching for a needed answer much better... however when I can't open but the first page of a search it is not too helpful.
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By Erika Epstein
#12214
Rick Thompson wrote:Hi to you Erika...

I actually like the new forum better, when it works properly. When it was coming throughout the day I was spending too much time in the drama... which can be fun, but this way does make searching for a needed answer much better... however when I can't open but the first page of a search it is not too helpful.


I didn't get the individual posts for the reason you mention. The Daily digest was a nice afternoon break. I still miss the ability to scan through quickly all the day's posts without having to open a gazillion windows. :)
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By Djordje
#12223
Erika Epstein wrote:
Rick Thompson wrote:Hi to you Erika...

I actually like the new forum better, when it works properly. When it was coming throughout the day I was spending too much time in the drama... which can be fun, but this way does make searching for a needed answer much better... however when I can't open but the first page of a search it is not too helpful.


I didn't get the individual posts for the reason you mention. The Daily digest was a nice afternoon break. I still miss the ability to scan through quickly all the day's posts without having to open a gazillion windows. :)


Ahem ... you there are not blocked from newsgroups as we here are, so that is the nearest to the old Digest you can get here.

The Forum problems are most often solved by dumping the cookies; I just had a week of hair pulling, until I dumped all the cookies - bingo - works again.
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By Rick Thompson
#12227
Djordje wrote:
Ahem ... you there are not blocked from newsgroups as we here are, so that is the nearest to the old Digest you can get here.

The Forum problems are most often solved by dumping the cookies; I just had a week of hair pulling, until I dumped all the cookies - bingo - works again.


I don't know about my forum issues causes, but it is on both computers, and I have dumped the cookies.. at least those with GS's name in it. This started once before but resolved after the forum was "adjusted a few months ago. I am more than open to suggestions.... thanks

ps, it ocures in Explorer and Safari???? Only the first page of a search has results, after that is says "no results", but there are more, I am sure of that.
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By Erika Epstein
#12229
Djordje wrote:
Erika Epstein wrote:
Rick Thompson wrote:Hi to you Erika...


Ahem ... you there are not blocked from newsgroups as we here are, so that is the nearest to the old Digest you can get here.

The Forum problems are most often solved by dumping the cookies;

I prefer the the forum to the newsgroup as I have my own filing system for saving out all the usefull tips and tricks and how tos that I get from here. and I do appreciate the ability to search for those items I later wish I'd saved. So, I will suffer :roll: through opening and closing windows.

Why can't you get newsgroups over there?


I just had a week of hair pulling, until I dumped all the cookies - bingo - works again.


By the way, so how is the new hairdo? perhaps it is time for an updated avatar? :wink: