Hanging Posts


Kitchen Witch
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I have no idea if this is a problem on my end or ot, but in the past two days when I've tried to post a reply, after I put in the text and click the button to post it, it gets hung. It has sat there on the "Posting reply please wait" for upwards of five minutes.

This is an intermittant problem - it doesn't happen every time, but frequently enough that I just give up on posting. And, invariably, it's my longer, thoughtful posts that get hung up. the one-liners go through just fine.

I've had problems making longer posts too, often getting booted out before I'm ready to submit. I've learned to copy my post before I submit so I can quickly recover it if it's lost.

Hmmm, I'm wondering if this happens when someone else is replying to the same thread to which I want to post.
To be perfectly honest, we've had repeated problems with the server we're hosted on, but I planned to move the forums only when we had a new domain.

I'm not yet sure when or why the problems arise, but they have been consistent enough that I don't plan to keep hosting on this server much longer.

As lunamoth suggests, better to save copies of longer posts if possible - CTRL+A to highlight all, CTRL+C to copy all. That way if there's a problem, you still have a copy.

It's also worth trying to refresh a couple of times if the site seems to be running slow.

I hope that helps, and I'm genuinely sorry you're having the problems you're having.
I, Brian:

My problem is that sometimes, in the middle of reading/replying to a post, I get kicked off the site and have to log in again (especially the "other forums".) :eek:

Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
Are you using automatic login whenever you visit the site? Or are you simply logging in each time?
Logging in each time (it's easier when one sometimes has to use a public computer and has to deal with "wastes of a good evening's adult entertainment". ;) :D)

Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
Ah, that sounds about right. :)

The forums run on an internal counter, and I believe every hour or so it basically resets the cookies. If you login just at the start of this period, you're on for almost the full hour - but login near the end, and it can be minutes. I think. :)