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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:48 AM

some weird formatting is happening

For the last few days, I'm getting broken formatting on threads. A post might cover all or part of another post. A section might be seen between posts, with nothing but vertical lines in it.

Is it my computer? I haven't changed anything. No other web site is giving me trouble.

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Reply some weird formatting is happening (Original post)
grasswire Sep 2012 OP
lamp_shade Sep 2012 #1
Behind the Aegis Sep 2012 #2
grasswire Sep 2012 #3
Behind the Aegis Sep 2012 #4
grasswire Sep 2012 #5
Behind the Aegis Sep 2012 #6
ahimsa Sep 2012 #7
Behind the Aegis Sep 2012 #8
boston bean Sep 2012 #10
beac Sep 2012 #11
boston bean Sep 2012 #9

Response to grasswire (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:37 AM

1. Same here.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:48 AM

2. That was, and still is happening to me too.

I reported it to Skinner. But, then withdrew it because it wasn't happening on my laptop. I called it the "grey ghost lines." Posts are super-imposing on top of one another as well. This can interfere with alerting or reading hidden posts. It seems to happen with newly posted threads and a really big threads.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:00 PM

3. it's extremely annoying!

Does any tech person from DU watch this forum?

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Response to grasswire (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:08 PM

4. I am not sure.

It may be time to try some screen grabs so they can understand what the hell we are talking about. For me, it is odd, that this is not happening on my laptop, or at least not yet. I couldn't even send an alert because the drop-down box got hidden. It is very annoying.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:01 PM

5. yeah I wanted to reply to an OP just now and couldn't! nt

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:08 AM

6. Screenshots.

Screenshot one:



Screenshot two:



Screenshot three (alert):



Please note, the "alert" screenshot was altered only because I didn't want any additional drama, but more inportantly, was because on my screen it was where one posts was overlapping, then alerting caused the alert screen to fall behind the overlapping post.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:27 AM

7. IE compatibility mode

This is what happened to me using internet explorer. In ie, there may be an icon near the address bar you can click on to turn on compatibility mode - you may have clicked it accidentally (I did). I clicked it again to turn it off and everything went back to normal.

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Response to ahimsa (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:58 AM

8. OMG...I think you are right!!!

I checked and it was marked. I took it off and went back into several long threads and I don't seem to be having the problem so far. I bet it was the automatic Microsoft update and it reset the compatability mode!

THANK YOU!!!!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. I think that did it for me too!

Thank goodness. It was really interfering with my DU experience!

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Response to ahimsa (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:08 PM

11. AH HA!!

Cat on the keyboard strikes again!

She's really stepped up her game from the super obvious rotating of the display screen and/or typing "hghghghghghhghgjggjghgjgjjgkgshghghghghhghgghghghghhg" into open documents. Clever feline.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:28 PM

9. tell me about it!

I wrote about it in help last Friday! No response.....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563761

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