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Offline Brynn

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need some help using forum
« on: January 10, 2006, 11:19:26 AM »
Hey Everyone,
I can't seem to figure out how to delete a message I've posted.  I clicked on HELP, which says -- to delete a message, click "Delete".  But I don't see a delete button in the editor, or anywhere else!

Ever since I've been posting at LzD, I've not been redirected anywhere after posting a message.  I click Post, my screen goes blank...well, the browser goes blank, actually.  All I can do is click Refresh.  (If I click Back, I just go back to the editor.)  So I click Refresh, and I get the Retry/Cancel dialog box (something like - can't refresh this page without resending the info), I choose Retry, and then I get a LzD page that is mostly blank, except for an error message indicating I have posted a duplicate message.  Fortunately, it contains a HOME link, which takes me back to the forum Home.  Then I can navigate back to the thread I posted in, to confirm that the message posted.  And messages have always posted this way for me.

I've always thought it was a permanent glitch, of sorts, in the forum program/software.  But now that I realize there's no Delete button, when the HELP pages say there is one, I'm thinking there might be a setting of mine that's not allowing the forums to function properly.  I normally keep my browser "locked down", but even though I've put LzD into the Trusted Zone, it hasn't resolved these 2 problems.  Oh, and I've configured cookie-, ad-, pop up blockers, as well as firewall, to match Trusted Zone settings.  Also, on the Look and Layout Preferences page in my LzD profile, I have the box checked for "Return to topics after posting by default."

What else can I try, to resolve these things?  All comments, tips, or ideas welcome!
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Re: need some help using forum
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2006, 12:02:13 PM »
Brynn,
If i have this right and i have been trying it out using differant theames a member can delete a post that has been made as a reply but NOT if the post is a topic starter.
if the post you want to remove is a topic starter then I recommend that you edit the post usinf the modify button type in some thing like "Sorry Please remove this post" and I sure that one of the Admin will remove it for you.

And as far as your other problem are you allowing Cookies to be set on your pc from the forum just a thought.
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Re: need some help using forum
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006, 03:12:44 PM »
What GR@PH;<'S said is very true.

As to the redirection, is Javascript enabled? I would clean out cookies you have for this site, clear out the tmporary internet files/DNS cache. What browser is it you are using?
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Re: need some help using forum
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 04:24:54 PM »
Thanks GR@PH;<'S and SpyDie,
I don't have a delete button for any message, topic-starter or not.
I'm accepting cookies from LzD.
I'm using IE6.
I'm pretty sure I have javascript enabled.  (There are a few settings, where one configures a Custom security zone, which the 2 sites whose instructions I followed (Eric Howes' and mitch's) to set up my Custom zones, did not address.  One of those is "Binary and script behaviors".  So in the absence of instructions, I chose "Disable".  So if "Binary and script behaviors" includes javascript, then I do have it set to disable.  If not, then otherwise, I have javascript enabled.)
I clean out cookies and empty temp internet files once or twice per week, and doing so has not affected these problems.
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Re: need some help using forum
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 05:41:09 AM »
Hey Folks,
I know it's been a while since I last posted in this thread.  But I just solved the redirection problem (or - lack of redirection, to be more precise) which I described in the opening message.  So just in case it ever comes up for others, I'll post the "fix".  Not that I was still working on it ;)   But I was having trouble viewing an entirely different kind of webpage on another website, and finally solved it by enabling META REFRESH.  And low and behold, the next time I posted here at LzD, I was redirected!  So, for whatever it's worth -- if you're not being redirected after posting at LzD, yet you have the option enabled in your LzD profile, check on your META REFRESH setting in IE Tools > Internet Options > Security > select the affected Zone, scroll to the setting, and click Enable.  All best.
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Re: need some help using forum
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 06:39:22 PM »
Brynn<
Glad you got it sorted and thanks for shearing this as it will help others

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