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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2010, 09:23:54 PM »
That's really strange. I just managed to make a post that exceeded the 20,000 character limit and was able to see what I was typing just fine. I tested with the Google Chrome browser. It sounds like something on the browser end if I was able to see it working correctly.

Edit: and I had missed the last 2 pages of this topic and see you guys figured out it WAS a browser issue :P

But is there anything you can do in the way the Forum is set up to make it stop?
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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2011, 07:07:27 AM »
I'm sorry in advance for ressurecting a dead thread, but I have a small work-around.
If you have IE8 (like me), you can type out most/part/almost none of your posts, and then use the modify button to type the rest. But, the catch is that you must use the modify button above the "Report To Moderator" Link. It seems that it will not work in the regular posting window.



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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2011, 03:00:04 AM »
I can say now that I don't have this problem anymore. For several months typing posts does work now and theoretically I can type in a whole manuscript if I like (and if you all would like it) without having troubles scrolling down.
Has anybody else no troubles with this problem anymore? You may type in here what you did to solve it, if you have find the answer.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2011, 03:22:07 AM »
No - I definitely still have problems. I was typing up the image codes for my Legacy, and by the last image code, the window was bouncing all over the place.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2011, 05:47:17 AM »
No - I definitely still have problems. I was typing up the image codes for my Legacy, and by the last image code, the window was bouncing all over the place.

Well, that's odd. I thought Carl or someone else had fixed the problem. But that's what I thought before it came clear to be a browser issue. So, next logical question: what browser do you use Seabody?

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2011, 07:10:26 AM »
I still have the problem, but I think I mentioned quite a while back, for my stories, I use word pad.  If you use photobucket for your photos, I just bring up word pad, type my story and copy my picture code into word pad, save it and copy and paste it into my reply.  You can also copy and paste the code from the forum's gallery.  I can write a book doing it that way.   :)
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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011, 12:06:26 AM »
So, next logical question: what browser do you use Seabody?

Internet Explorer 8 - the browser you guys identified as the problem before I joined this forum.
I don't get why it's IE8. Pam mentioned upgrading to IE8 and getting this problem.
Pam, did you have a previous version of Internet Explorer, or did you upgrade from, say, Firefox?
I wonder if it's a problem with Internet Explorer itself, no matter what version?



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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011, 07:26:04 AM »
I use Internet Explorer 7.

Well, I'm not Pam, but here was her answer from earlier. And she did not have said problem.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2011, 08:26:57 PM »
I am now upgraded to IE 9, and I no longer have this issue.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2011, 09:39:40 PM »
I've never run into this problem, but thank you all for the warning -- I guess I know not to make super-long posts.

As for the Dynasty Posts, I'm wondering if I haven't run into this because I type everything out in Word first? 

I'm also using Firefox for my browser, so that could be it too.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2011, 09:42:48 PM »
It's IE8 - we confirmed that last year.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2011, 09:24:47 AM »
So if you use IE 8, upgrade to IE 9 and you should be all set.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2011, 12:12:01 PM »
I was going to upgrade to IE9 and they only recommend it for computers with OS windows 7 or Vista, which I still have have XP.  Hopefully when I get another computer, that will solve that. :)
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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2011, 07:49:30 AM »
Salty, get Chrome or Mozzilla instead. It`ll sort your problem sooner. IE is nothing but a pain in the, erm, plumbob?

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2011, 10:23:30 AM »
Salty, get Chrome or Mozzilla instead. It`ll sort your problem sooner. IE is nothing but a pain in the, erm, plumbob?

Yes, members have confirmed it was the plumbob. :P

When will you have your new computer salty? If things are okay, you should have IE9 preinstalled on your new machine.

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2011, 10:35:52 AM »
Salty, get Chrome or Mozzilla instead. It`ll sort your problem sooner. IE is nothing but a pain in the, erm, plumbob?

I tried installing both of those and something was just not right.  I will just wait.  Before I get another computer, I am going to upgrade this one.  New memory and a graphics card. I have a work around anyway to posting long posts or stories. :)
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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2011, 05:07:33 PM »
I tried installing both of those and something was just not right.  I will just wait.  Before I get another computer, I am going to upgrade this one.  New memory and a graphics card. I have a work around anyway to posting long posts or stories. :)

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2011, 01:59:37 PM »
I just noticed recently that the forum upgrade seems to have fixed this for me, at least.

EDIT: I'm still on IE8.

EDIT 2: I just tested it by typing up an extremely long post. Yeah, it's fixed for me. Phew!

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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2011, 02:02:34 PM »
I just noticed recently that the forum upgrade seems to have fixed this for me, at least.

EDIT: I'm still on IE8.

Excellent.  That's good to know.
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Re: How do you make long posts "stay still"
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2011, 03:29:21 PM »
I hate to throw a spanner in the works, but I use firefox, and I've had that issue, but mostly just dealt with it.  I'm not sure if it went away with the upgrade though.