I have recently began running into an issue whenever I attempt to either reply to a comment or start a new thread: I click “submit”, the little progress bar begins to fill up, and then I am taken back to the post-message screen, except that the screen is blank. This seems to happen nearly ever time I try to post anything. There is a fairly easy work-around: if I use the “back arrow” on the browser I am taken back to the screen with the body of the post intact. I can then select all of the text, click copy, click submit again, be taken back to the blank screen, “paste” the body of the post, re-type the subject heading (if it’s a new post), and click submit. (Wait, did I say the workaround was easy? Well, it’s easier than recreating the post in all of its muddle-headed and uninformed glory).
For some reason, it always successfully posts the message to the forum when I go through that process, but never seems to work without going through that process. I have taken to always “copying” the text before posting a message as doing so saves me a few steps when using the workaround.
I’m not sure if this is relevant or not, but my posts are almost always made via iPhone (4S). But I have been using the iPhone ever since I began posting on this forum and only began running into this issue recently. Does anybody have any ideas as to what’s going on or how I can avoid this (aside from using the workaround previously mentioned)?
It occurred to me that this issue may be the result of a subtle attempt, either by Dave Wilton (as administrator) or the universe at large, to gently dissuade me from posting any further silliness on the forum, in the hopes that I will eventually take the hint and revert back to “read only” mode. (But I don’t really think that’s what’s going on, as, for one thing, that seems like a lot of work to go through for such a relatively ineffective solution.)