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#1 pRy

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 21:11

Can someone feed the quote system please because it keeps eating my posts.

 

It appears if you have two quote blocks in a post.. anything written after the second block often vanishes when you submit the post. So you're left with...

 

<QUOTE>

 

Blah blah blah some crazy F1 prediction that will never happen blah blah

 

<QUOTE>

 

And what is supposed to be here has forever been lost to the echoes of time. 

 

It's annoying. Is this a known bug? If so is there any hope of it being fixed? 



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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 21:23

Browser? Operating system? Have you tried another browser? Is this happening in the quick reply box? In the advanced reply box? Both? Have you tried using 'preview post'? If so, is the text visible there?

 

There was a similar problem some time ago with the PM system losing any text after a link had been posted, but that's been fixed.



#3 pRy

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 21:50

Browser? Operating system? Have you tried another browser? Is this happening in the quick reply box? In the advanced reply box? Both? Have you tried using 'preview post'? If so, is the text visible there?

 

There was a similar problem some time ago with the PM system losing any text after a link had been posted, but that's been fixed.

 

Chrome Version 54.0.2840.98 (64-bit). Mac OS 10.

 

I'll click quote and then introduce my own quote manually like this:

 

 


Hello this is a quote.

 

And what I write after will disappear. 

 

Edit: Worked that time. Very weird. If I discover the sequence that triggers it I'll let you know.


Edited by pRy, 06 December 2016 - 21:52.


#4 pRy

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 19:18

Ok I've managed to replicate it.

 

Something in blocks of text like the below causes the bug:

 

 


Turkey is investigating 10,000 people on suspicion of using social media to support terrorism, its interior ministry has said.
They are accused of insulting government officials online, or what the ministry called "terror-related activity" on the internet.
 
Everything past this point doesn't make the first post attempt. I had to click edit and add it again.
 
The above has been copy/pasted from BBC News into notepad to get rid of the HTML and then pasted into here. I'm wondering if it's some weird issue to do with carriage returns. Maybe my TextEdit on MacOS is introducing something to the block of text that the forum code doesn't like.
 
A single line from the same news article quotes fine. 
 
Weird. 

Edited by pRy, 24 December 2016 - 19:21.