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Old 04-25-19, 12:42 AM
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Randomly unable to post

So I'll type out a fairly long reply to something (3 sentences to 3 paragraphs), hit the button, then get this "error" message...

The following errors occurred with your submission:
  1. The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 3 characters.
WTF? My message was definitely longer than 3 characters!

Doesn't happen too often - about once every other day - it's just weird.
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Old 04-25-19, 12:56 AM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

I had this happen in the Never Ending Sequitur thread, recently. Normally, we can just post an image, but in this case I had to add some text.
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Old 04-25-19, 02:38 PM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Is this error occurring in a specific forum?
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Old 04-25-19, 03:54 PM
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For me, it was in 'Other Talk'
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Old 04-25-19, 05:41 PM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Originally Posted by IB_Villalobos View Post
Is this error occurring in a specific forum?
It's happened in different ones - TV, Other, Videogames...
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Old 04-26-19, 08:31 AM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Iirc, this happens to me sometimes when I have a tab open for a long time before posting.
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Old 04-26-19, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Iirc, this happens to me sometimes when I have a tab open for a long time before posting.
Good point - that could be it.
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Old 04-27-19, 09:39 PM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

I've had a problem posting - but only in Firefox. The comment box is grayed out and I can't enter anything. I've tried various forums, and it's consistent in all. No problem at with Chrome of Vivaldi.
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Old 04-29-19, 12:48 PM
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For me, it was in 'Other Talk'
What browser are you using?
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Old 04-29-19, 01:01 PM
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Chrome on Windows 7 64-bit Pro.

I will add that I haven't had it happen, since the time I initially mentioned.
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Old 04-29-19, 02:23 PM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
I had this happen in the Never Ending Sequitur thread, recently. Normally, we can just post an image, but in this case I had to add some text.
Yeah, this happens if you're just posting an image or a video embed, it doesn't recognize the characters within the tags as counting toward the post limit of 3 characters. It didn't use to be this way, but it is now. Usually I will add 3 periods after the image/video and it will allow me to post. I've noticed others doing the same.
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Old 05-09-19, 11:18 PM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Originally Posted by Bronkster View Post
I've had a problem posting - but only in Firefox. The comment box is grayed out and I can't enter anything. I've tried various forums, and it's consistent in all. No problem at with Chrome of Vivaldi.
Anyone got any ideas on this? Still happening - after numerous reboots and Firefox updates.
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Old 05-10-19, 09:04 AM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Don't use Firefox on here
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Old 05-10-19, 07:46 PM
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Thanks, Tom!!!
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What can I say. I find solutions.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:44 AM
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Re: Randomly unable to post

Originally Posted by Bronkster View Post
I've had a problem posting - but only in Firefox. The comment box is grayed out and I can't enter anything. I've tried various forums, and it's consistent in all. No problem at with Chrome of Vivaldi.
I can't post on Firefox either. I hit the reply or quote button and it takes me to the next screen to type my post, but when I hit "submit reply" nothing happens.
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Old 05-24-19, 05:34 PM
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The FireFox browser update seems to be glitching or isn't compatible with the Forum. Please try using a different browser.
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