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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 08:54 PM

Unable to Rec a Post

For some reason, I can't rec a post. I click on the button and ... nothing. Any thoughts?

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Reply Unable to Rec a Post (Original post)
billh58 Mar 2021 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2021 #1
billh58 Mar 2021 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2021 #6
billh58 Mar 2021 #7
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #3
billh58 Mar 2021 #5
LeftInTX Mar 2021 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #12
LeftInTX Mar 2021 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #18
LeftInTX Mar 2021 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #27
billh58 Mar 2021 #22
LeftInTX Mar 2021 #24
billh58 Mar 2021 #25
luvs2sing Mar 2021 #4
Fla Dem Mar 2021 #34
magicarpet Mar 2021 #8
LeftInTX Mar 2021 #10
magicarpet Mar 2021 #15
billh58 Mar 2021 #11
moondust Mar 2021 #13
billh58 Mar 2021 #16
EarlG Mar 2021 #17
billh58 Mar 2021 #19
LeftInTX Mar 2021 #21
billh58 Mar 2021 #23
EarlG Mar 2021 #26
billh58 Mar 2021 #28
ornotna Mar 2021 #29
IcyPeas Mar 2021 #30
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2021 #31
billh58 Mar 2021 #32
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2021 #33

Response to billh58 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 08:58 PM

1. Just to make sure -- are you clicking on the DU Rec tab?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 08:59 PM

2. Yes

It was working fine yesterday, but for some odd reason I can't rec today.

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Response to billh58 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:02 PM

6. That is strange! I have no idea. It may be a software glitch.

You can always contact the Administrators in Ask the Administrators.

Here's the link: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=ata

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:03 PM

7. Thanks for the link... n/t

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:00 PM

3. I'm going to suggest trying the "Reboot your computer" solution.

It's astonishing to me how often that solves the problem.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:01 PM

5. I was thinking

about that, and it's worth a try. Thanks...

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:06 PM

9. I just did...I also can't open any of the groups!

Can't get into the Texas Group or any of them.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:08 PM

12. You rebooted and now things are worse than ever?

Uh, oh.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:11 PM

14. Same as earlier this afternoon....

If I try to click on the left side bar under Topics or Places, nothing happens.

Main works, (GD, Lounge etc)

Try it yourself if you're on computer. Try clicking Activism.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:19 PM

18. I am having no problem at all getting into anything.

Not sure why I can and you can't.

I'm not much of a computer person. I long ago realized that the Computer Gods do not like me, and often computers don't work very well for me. More than once I've had to call a help desk, and initially that can't solve the problem, which I already knew was a trivial problem that should have given way to my efforts, and then the help desk person can't help me at first. Although usually, the Computer Gods realize quickly they should not fuck with the help desk people, and allow the problem to be solved. This has happened more times than I care to think about.

On the other hand, the Parking Gods adore me, and I ALWAYS get good parking spaces. Always. I don't have to be the driver, either. If I'm a passenger in your car, and even if you normally never get a decent parking space, trust me, that if I'm in the car you will get a good space.

So maybe the Computer Gods realized that I, their despised one, gave you the advice and now are punishing you. Not sure what you have to do to correct this. But I do hope they ease up soon.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:28 PM

20. I'm kinda geeky. Was a programmer 40 years ago.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:47 PM

27. A bit more than 50 years ago I went to work for the second airline

in the world that got a computerized reservations system. American was the first, Mohawk (a very small airline based in Utica NY) was the second. So I've been working on computers a lot longer than almost anyone, and very much longer than the kids at the help desks. So wouldn't you think the Computer Gods would like me? Really, there is no justice in the world.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:31 PM

22. None of those links

work for me. I'm beginning to think it may have something to do with recent MS Win10 updates.

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Response to billh58 (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:35 PM

24. My last update was installed on Feb 22nd. I've posted numerous times since then.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:37 PM

25. My last update

was on March 5, and it affected my bank's log in page for a while but they had it fixed within a day.

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:01 PM

4. Same here. Using an iPad. nt

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:34 PM

34. Me too on my iPad. OK on my laptop.

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:06 PM

8. Sometimes it is finicky. Be sure to press it only once,.. because if you press it numerous times,...

... it will cancel out the Rec. you just tried to make.

Note: If you push it once and numerous other Recs. by other posters have to register with your Rec. it can take longer to tabulate and add up all those Recs. and then register the total Recs. to your account so you see the combined total.

Sometimes it is kinda wonky.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:07 PM

10. DU is not working today...I can't open any of my groups.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:12 PM

15. Well for God's sake dont switch over to posting at Free Republic or Breitbart.



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Response to magicarpet (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:08 PM

11. Thanks for the info

and I'm fairly certain that I only pressed it once the first time. After that the button appears greyed out and non-functional.

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:11 PM

13. Same. (Update)

Last edited Thu Mar 11, 2021, 02:44 AM - Edit history (1)

Instead of a rec it simply jumps to top of page ( "Back to top" ).

ETA: I successfully rec'd some things this afternoon, the last one at 2:49 p.m. CST. Updated Windows 10 yesterday. Did something here change between ~3:00 and ~7:00 p.m. CST today?

Working again. Thanks!

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Response to moondust (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:13 PM

16. Yep, that happens

to me as well...

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:19 PM

17. Hi, thanks for the reports

This may be related to the server maintenance we did the other night.

I am unable to reproduce any of these issues myself on desktop -- does this seem to be mostly happening to those of you using iPads?

We are looking into this...

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Response to EarlG (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:24 PM

19. I'm using a Dell desktop

and thanks for looking into it

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Response to EarlG (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:30 PM

21. I'm on Windows 10 using Fire Fox

Can't open Topics and Places on Left Sidebar.

Can open Main Forums, but if I click on Activism, nothing happens.

I also can't do DU Rec

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:32 PM

23. I'm on Win10

using Edge, and I tried Chrome with the same results.

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Response to billh58 (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:44 PM

26. Thanks

Odd that this is only affecting some people, but the functions which are being affected are related in terms of coding, which definitely gives us a clue. Sorry for the inconvenience while these functions aren't working properly -- hopefully Elad will be able to get this figured out fairly soon.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:48 PM

28. For what it's worth

although the "Topics" links on the left-hand side of the window don't work (for me), the bolded links at the top of the window (DU Home, Latest Threads, ...) work just fine.

Thanks for the response...

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Response to EarlG (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 11, 2021, 12:01 AM

29. Dell desktop

Happens to me in Firefox and Chrome but not Internet Explorer.

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Thu Mar 11, 2021, 12:04 AM

30. Samsung tablet. Can't rec either.

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 09:44 PM

31. EarlG posted in Announcements that this was a technical issue they were working on:

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 10:42 PM

32. Thanks for

the head's up. the problem is solved and everything's back to normal.

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Response to billh58 (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 10:46 PM

33. I know, but it appeared like DUers weren't aware of it, so that's what was going on.

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