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Miscellaneous => Testing => Topic started by: onDvine on July 22, 2014, 04:18:04 PM

Title: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: onDvine on July 22, 2014, 04:18:04 PM
So will try one more time here to see if it works and maybe can upload a graphic with the error message.
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: Corrine on July 22, 2014, 04:38:48 PM
Very strange.  I sent you a reply to our earlier PM conversation.  Hopefully you won't have a problem responding since you were able to post here as well as in the WinPatrol forum. 
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: onDvine on July 22, 2014, 08:19:03 PM
Thank you.  My response to your PM appears to have been sent successfully.
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: onDvine on July 22, 2014, 08:34:44 PM
After successfully replying to your PM, I'm back to being unable to send a PM to someone else.  Same error message as above.  Wonder what the [heck] the problem is.
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: onDvine on July 22, 2014, 08:48:43 PM
I just sent that other PM so apparently the issue is intermittent.
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: Corrine on July 22, 2014, 10:09:23 PM
Since I don't know at what point you reached 10 posts, I wonder if you were getting hit by the "60 second rule" where members with fewer than 5 posts had to wait 60 seconds between posts.  This was done to slow down any spammers that made it through our defenses.  After reaching 5 posts, it is only a 5 second wait between posts.
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: hayc59 on July 22, 2014, 10:17:45 PM
ok a little late I guess. Divine sent Corrine a pm about the pm issue
so sorry I am late
Gordon
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: Corrine on July 22, 2014, 10:53:17 PM
Better late than never, G! 

One thing I thought of when Gordon asked me about the issue is that I recall having a problem sending a PM to a member who had a different display name than their username.  The display name would come up in the PM field but would generate an error because it wasn't the username.  It was a few years ago though so I don't know if that is still the case.  Regardless, I've never seen an error message like the one in the image.   :uhm:
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: onDvine on July 23, 2014, 12:08:00 AM
Thanks for coming, G.   I wondered if the site would ever let me post or reply to a PM again, and if not, how would I tell anyone?
... I've never seen an error message like the one in the image. 

I just got the same message again trying to reply to you here.  So am saving this message to a .txt file and will see if repeated efforts get it posted or continue to show the error.  All prior problems were with initial post/reply efforts so couldn't have been too soon.

If someone else enters the URL showing in the address bar (in screen snapshot) when the error message is displayed, do they see the same thing?
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: Corrine on July 23, 2014, 12:27:14 AM
They shouldn't get that message -- well, neither should you. 

The URL http://www.landzdown.com/pm goes to the member PM inbox.  The first time I went to http://www.landzdown.com/pm/?sa-send2 I ended up at an empty PM message box with a full list of errors:

Quote
The following error or errors occurred while posting this message. 

    Your session timed out while posting. Please try to re-submit your message.
    No recipients specified.
    No subject was filled in.
    The message body was left empty.

Repeating it again, I just went to my PM inbox.  Opening a new tab and pasting the URL also took me to my PM inbox.

Edit Note:  I searched both Bing and Google for "You aren't allowed in here!! Your IP address could be logged" and got nothing!
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: onDvine on July 23, 2014, 01:23:26 AM
Thank you for checking, Corrine.

If I continue to get the odd error messages will post about them here as the board permits or tell G via another site.  To get my last post (above yours) in this thread, I tried several times in quick succession.

Of course, now that the question about tray icon colors is resolved, it's likely to be awhile before I need to post here again.  WinPatrol has been very stable over the years.
 
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: Corrine on July 24, 2014, 05:13:38 PM
The issue you ran into should be resolved now.  Please let us know if you run into further problems.  (I know this isn't your usual hangout but you're most welcome to stop in for a visit even when you don't have a question about WinPatrol.)
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: winchester73 on July 24, 2014, 05:28:38 PM
Fingers crossed that the same "fix" worked for onDvine ...  :)
Title: Re: Get error message when trying to post or reply to PM
Post by: LilBambi on July 26, 2014, 03:56:12 AM
Another tough steak, well done?  :mitch: