Author Topic: Error while posting - double clicking??  (Read 14672 times)

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on: May 25, 2010, 06:22:26 PM
I am having problems posting on the forum today. Each time I post, the system hangs for a while, then tells me there has been an error, my comment has already been posted, and I must have hit post twice. I don't think I'm double clicking, and certainly not every time.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

BTW, this is just a nuisance, since my posts are getting through. But, it is taking a lot longer than it should and the constant error message is annoying.



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Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 06:31:40 PM
Happened to me, too.

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Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 06:37:46 PM
Me too. And I can't send PMs because of it. Now Scattercat is missing out on my private witticisms. Won't someone think of the Scattercats?

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Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 09:22:07 PM
It's happened to me intermittently, we're looking into it.

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Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 01:02:31 AM
It doesn't seem to actually NOT post the things; just make sure you've done a ctrl-a/ctrl-c on your post before you send it on.  (And Listener; the messages went through fine.  It gave me the same bug when I replied, but I have it set to CC my Sent folder, so I was able to confirm the message went through okay.)



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Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 01:31:10 PM
This is happening to me now. As of last week, every post brings back an error message even though the message posts otherwise normally.

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Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 02:25:10 PM
Happens every time I post.  I just ignore it since I figured out my posts go through normally anyway.

EDIT: Okay, didn't happen that time.  I dunno.
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Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 03:30:46 PM
I restarted the server, hopefully that'll take care of the problem, but let me know if it doesn't.

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Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 03:57:29 PM
Seems to still be happening to me...  :(


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Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 04:12:49 PM
Ok, restarted one more time. It's no longer happening to me. If it's still happening to someone, could they please try logging out, deleting the forums cookie, and then logging in and trying to post?

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Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 04:37:24 PM
Ugh, just happened to me too.  This problem seems to surface and then go away on its own... I wish we could figure out exactly what is up with it.

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Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 05:20:28 PM
Ugh, just happened to me too.  This problem seems to surface and then go away on its own... I wish we could figure out exactly what is up with it.

I blame the Illuminati.



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Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 08:54:02 PM
It seems somehow to be related to the email problem.  I've observed that the problem surfaces at the same time the server stops sending email notifications (and, I saw from someone else mentioning it, emailed password reminders!).

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Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 10:56:32 PM
Just a reminder for anyone having problems, there is an email address for the forum moderators at eaforumadmins@gmail.com . Email us there and we should be able to solve problems.

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Reply #14 on: October 27, 2010, 02:13:19 PM
Just a reminder for anyone having problems, there is an email address for the forum moderators at eaforumadmins@gmail.com . Email us there and we should be able to solve problems.

Is it helpful to do so?  I'd sort of stopped complaining about it.  It's a tiny bit annoying to get the error messages, and to not get email notifications, but it's not really interfering with my ability to read and post to threads, so I've just been trying to ignore it.



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Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 06:49:44 PM
What Unblinking said.

"People commonly use the word 'procrastination' to describe what they do on the Internet. It seems to me too mild to describe what's happening as merely not-doing-work. We don't call it procrastination when someone gets drunk instead of working." - Paul Graham


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Reply #16 on: October 27, 2010, 07:00:39 PM
The email is there for things like lost passwords and such, if the normal routes are broken. We're trying to get some stuff done to the forums in a fairly short order that should hopefully fix these issues, or at least mitigate them further.

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Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010, 06:29:00 PM
Every single time I post I get the double posting thing.

Oddly enough it doesn't happen when sending private messages (I was going to use the acronym, but in the plural form it looks like something else) or when editing an existing post.

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Reply #18 on: November 02, 2010, 12:21:38 AM
private messages (I was going to use the acronym, but in the plural form it looks like something else)

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Reply #19 on: November 02, 2010, 03:36:25 PM
We've tried some things this morning, please let us know if you're still experiencing this issue.

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Reply #20 on: November 02, 2010, 04:00:48 PM
Seems to be working for me :)


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Reply #21 on: November 02, 2010, 06:57:41 PM
I think we've gotten it fixed for regular posting, but not for private messaging. We also finally managed to break through some of the cruft that had built up on the server and managed to update to the latest version of SMF, so that should probably help with other issues.

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Reply #22 on: November 02, 2010, 07:46:38 PM
I just posted on another thread, and it didn't double-post.

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Reply #23 on: November 02, 2010, 09:44:45 PM
I just posted on another thread, and it didn't double-post.

Same here.

Still not getting email notifications, though.  I felt sure the two problems were related somehow - up to now, they've always occurred together.    :(

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Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010, 02:14:38 AM
I still regularly receive the "posted twice" message.

(in fact, I got it just now, posting this)