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HELP!!! having a hard time with the forums, need someone tech savvy to weigh in here...(resolved)

 
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Ok, we may have to do this by email, ajilaamafarm@gmail.com is my email IF you don't see me responding on here... I am running Linux Ubuntu and firefox as my web browser. every aspect of the site seems to be working fine, except I cannot reply to posts. Obviously, I can make posts, but my browser isn't recognizing the buttons as active links (it doesn't turn into the little hand/finger)... can anyone help me here? I'd love to be a part of this community, but not if it means I have to use windows to do so. I haven't tried downloading and using chrome yet...

anyhow, just curious as it seems odd that all other aspects of the site are working except what I "THINK" are the buttons to reply to a thread...
 
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ok... this is even weirder... I CAN reply here, but not anywhere else? Would I be locked out of my own threads I just started in other forums?
 
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well... now everything is working properly??? before when it wasn't working, the reply buttons were a different color, now they are dark and I can click them. Was I just locked out since I was a newbie? haha, I feel dumb :p
 
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I've no idea what's happened! It shouldn't have been because you're a newbie. We did update the software today so it's possibly a glitch because of that. I'll pass the info on to the techie team and see if they know anything.
 
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You need to log in to post, of course. What might not be so obvious is there's a time-out of (guessing) about 20 minutes when the server logs you off if there has been no activity. At least that has been my observation. Once you open a reply window it _appears_ that the server will keep you logged in longer but that's just a guess - I tend to spend time w/the reply window open and I used to have have to log back in when I "Submitted" the reply but that hasn't happened for a while.

It appears to me that you can "Edit" your posts for a limited time after you submit them - perhaps 1 hour? IAC, you can't "Edit" anything the following day.

Hope that helps.


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I have no idea, but I've been using the forums with zero issues now. Thanks for the help and thanks for the awesome forums! I have quite alot to share and to learn here, I'm sure you'll see me burning it up now haha
 
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