Double posting?


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Jul30-12, 08:41 AM
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Recently, many of my posts are being sent twice. Meaning, every time I click post, my post gets posted twice. Is anyone else having this problem?
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Jul30-12, 11:02 AM
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Recently, many of my posts are being sent twice. Meaning, every time I click post, my post gets posted twice. Is anyone else having this problem?
I've never seen it and don't even remember anyone ever having posted that problem (but I could be wrong).

Are you having double-click problems in any other applications? What browser are you using?
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Jul30-12, 11:07 AM
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I'm using Chromium on Debian 6. Perhaps I am double clicking sometimes - does that actually cause the post to appear twice?

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I'm using Chromium on Debian 6. Perhaps I am double clicking sometimes - does that actually cause the post to appear twice?
It shouldn't. I'm hoping one of the forum gurus will jump in here.
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Jul30-12, 12:21 PM
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The system does have a safeguard for double posting built in, but there could be an instance where the AJAX confirmation is slow and it ends up sending twice. Does it happen in a different browser?
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Hmm, in that case, could it be my relatively slow internet connection?
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Recently, many of my posts are being sent twice. Meaning, every time I click post, my post gets posted twice. Is anyone else having this problem?
Do you literally mean "every time" or just "enough times to be annoying"?

For example did you get 3 double posts in this thread and delete each of the duplicates?
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Jul30-12, 09:22 PM
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Well, not every time; but it happens frequently, and I actually don't know how to delete posts in PF.
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Jul31-12, 09:13 AM
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Well, not every time; but it happens frequently, and I actually don't know how to delete posts in PF.
Actually, you can't, unfortunately.

Anyway, this is confusing. I sometimes accidentally double post, but that's because the Kindle's browser is complete rubbish.
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Jul31-12, 02:20 PM
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Actually, you can't, unfortunately.
Go into "edit post", and somehere at the bottom of the page there is a "delete post" button, plus a field where you can say why you deleted it.

AFAIK The post doesn't actually get deleted, it's just hidden from everybody except the admins.
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Jul31-12, 04:22 PM
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Well, not every time; but it happens frequently, and I actually don't know how to delete posts in PF.
Click the "Report" button on the post, and ask the Mentors to delete it.

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Go into "edit post", and somehere at the bottom of the page there is a "delete post" button, plus a field where you can say why you deleted it.

AFAIK The post doesn't actually get deleted, it's just hidden from everybody except the admins.
I don't think regular users see that button. Probably just Science Advisors and Mentors?
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Jul31-12, 04:37 PM
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I'm a regular user and I can see the delete button on the edit post screen.
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I'm a regular user and I can see the delete button on the edit post screen.
Interesting. So maybe that button is there as long as the Edit timeout hasn't expired yet. Thanks.
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Jul31-12, 07:38 PM
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I think it has to do with the difference between a thread and a post. If you posted a new thread, then you can't delete it. If you merely replied to a thread, then you can delete it if you want.
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Aug1-12, 10:41 AM
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I think it has to do with the difference between a thread and a post. If you posted a new thread, then you can't delete it. If you merely replied to a thread, then you can delete it if you want.
That is my experience here.


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