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#1 360texas

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:36 AM

Good Morning, any one else having this issue ? If so what browser and version are you using? IF you are not experiencing this issue.. what browser and version are you using ?

In the Fort Worth Forum > Projects and new Construction > commercial on page 11, the top comment EMPTY space extends down 4 or 5 full pages before picking up on the next comment.
The IS the same behavior we experienced on the TRANSPORTATION just before transportation completely caused MS IE 8 to crash repeatedly. I am using version IE 8.0.6001.18943IC 256 .
So this time I was able to do a screen capture.


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:39 AM

I'm using IE8 Version 8.0.6001.18702. I didn't notice any problems in that OMNI thread or the previous transportation thread either. I saw no white space like your screenshot. I visited the thread a couple times.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:54 AM

Thanks, maybe it has something to do with my IE 8 security settings... I will revisit.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:15 AM

I've had the odd big space show up pretty regularly in topics when I'm using my work computer with IE7 and I also experienced the crash in the streetcar topic. It also seems like it is loading slower than before the upgrade, but it is more than tolerable. No problems whatsoever when I view the forum on Firefox on my laptop at home.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

I have looked at the site numerous times in IE8, the latest version of Firefox, and on an iPhone. I have not experienced any of the problems that have plagued some of you. I will admit that the mobile application works fantastic.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

This board is doing strange things today. When you go to post it puts takes the old post and spreads it over pages with a few letters on each line. It's been doing this all afternoon.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:03 PM

There's also a problem with the Uptown thread that causes IE under Windows XP to crash. Same problem exists with the Streetcar Circulator thread.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:09 PM

I will continue to look at these pages and forums with different browsers, but I have not been able to get the forum to behave strangely.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:20 PM

I ran into the streetcar circulator thread locking up my windows explorer last night at home. Quite frustrating as I thought it was my service provider but then I realized the rest of the net was ok. I will check it again when I get home see if it is still happening. I have different browser and platform than at work.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:19 PM

I have been looking at the forum with IE8 tonight and I am not having any problems looking at the threads and posts reported to be with problems. This is frustrating to me because I would like to fix the issue if I could see it.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:51 AM

I notice two things when I get home. First, I still can not access the streetcar circulator thread without locking up. Second, I see where one of my posts made from work add a lot of extra lines. I am running a slightly older version of IE at the house. Suppose I will start having to use it at the office too when on this website, but there are some applications that don't run in a 64 bit environment on IE yet so I really prefer firefox.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:36 AM

Yeah. Definitely something to do with Mozilla Firefox on the 64 bit computer.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 04:38 PM

Transportation Topic... now locks up and I have to close down IE 8 (reset for default security and other settings).

Also when I visited Website and Forum topic... and wanted to add a FAST REPLY - the browser window looses focus and all the text is in a 1 inch column far left. Right side screen is blank white. The browser regains focus when I make the browser box... slightly wider. FAST REPLY looses focus and the only way to leave a comment is to use the FULL EDITOR.

Loose focus means the browser window fails to position the text blocks, icons, buttons in their normal forum spaces. So the whole page contents is scrambled on top of each other on far left side. Only way to get the browser to REfocus is to manually resize the IE8 browser... to larger.. then it again repositions the 'Add Reply' Preview Post buttons to mid center... etc.

In html code the page is layed out in the /head and /body
The /HEAD is: The Upper banner with IP BOARD, next line banner [Architecture in Fort Worth] tab [ Forums] [Members] [Calendar] line remains normal or static.

The /body is where all The UNfocused objects reply comments/ editor etc

I get 1 message in the lower left corner of the page after clicking Transportation Topic saying that "Waiting for the page " but its at that time the IE 8 browser locks up and the only way to recover is to click the upper right red X button. The systems comes back to tell me ... the program needs to close, or do I want to wait. I click the option "Close". On restarting the IE 8 browser.. it first opens with the request to restart the program at the last URL (this forum) OR open at my home page.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:10 PM

Posted with IE8 stock settings.

Edited with Firefox 64bit....

Could not duplicate Transportation forum issues.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:10 PM

Posted with IE8 stock settings.

Edited with Firefox 64bit....

Could not duplicate Transportation forum issues.


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Ok.. I am using Vista Ultimate 32bit OS and current updated version of IE 8 (mid month MS update)

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:08 PM

Did 2 more things this afternoon.

Installed Firefox for PC - this forum works great
Installed Safari for PC - this forum works great (by the way I did not know that Apples Safari Browser would work on a PC until a friend mentioned it)

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:55 AM

Transportation Topic... now locks up and I have to close down IE 8 (reset for default security and other settings).

Also when I visited Website and Forum topic... and wanted to add a FAST REPLY - the browser window looses focus and all the text is in a 1 inch column far left. Right side screen is blank white. The browser regains focus when I make the browser box... slightly wider. FAST REPLY looses focus and the only way to leave a comment is to use the FULL EDITOR.

Hope this helps.

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I use IE7 and I have the exact same problem as described above. AndyN's postings have the loooooooong sections of blank space and even on posts he made a couple years ago I find this. It might have something to do with his default footer /signature if he had a tag line or link in there or maybe something fell on the enter key when he was editing his profile.

Also, when I login so that I can add a reply, the issue with FAST REPLY occurs and I don't even need to click on FAST REPLY, just mousing over it throws everything to the left of the page. Can't even sneak up on the FULL EDITOR button without it panicing. I would suggest AndyN go in using IE on a 32bit system and redo his default signature/footer and see if that clears it up. Either that or maybe I need to move to IE8.

I also tried running this thread on a Windows 2000 IE6 platform and it completely locked up the browser.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:54 PM

Try this link, it solved all those problems mentioned above!


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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:32 PM

Some observations about the above issues that I've noticed recently:

The threads with the distorted appearance almost always happen with or following a post by Andy.

Add the Villa Deleon thread to the list of threads that crash my browser (the only other one I remember is the old Streetcar thread.

And this continues to only happen on my work computer with IE7. No issues with Firefox or IE8 on my home laptop.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

I was able to reproduce the issue with the posts that had had extended whitespace.

Looking through the HTML for the affected page, I noticed that there was an unclosed <span> tag on posts from Andy. It was in the section of code that specified his group (Moderators). I searched for a post from Prairie Pup, another fine member of our moderator team, and saw the same behavior. I made a copy of the page on my laptop and added the missing tag; loading that into IE gave a properly-rendered page.

Basically the the PHP that generates the pages is not closing that span element. The resulting HTML is not "well-formed" and browsers do not all render poorly formed HTML in the same way. I remember when Netscape Navigator used to (intentionally) not render tables in your page if your table elements were not correct. IE would render the table by making assumptions about where the missing tags should be. Some preferred IE's approach as being more satisfying for users; however, others thought that approach was a mistake because it allowed programmers to write sloppy code. Navigator's approach was intended to make it easier for programmers to recognize they'd done something wrong.

We could theoretically make a change to Invision's PHP to correct the problem, but we don't have the resources to test the code to ensure we wouldn't be breaking something else and it would be overwritten at the next upgrade. This is something Invision should be able to correct.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:19 PM

this should be fixed now. let me know if you still experience the problem.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:04 PM

Hey, THANKS for your work on this issue.

IE 9 now works great.. no more white space.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:00 PM

Thanks. I have virtually stopped posting here because of this issue.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

This is pretty much a moot point now, but my computer at work was upgraded to IE 9 about a month ago and I hadn't had any more problems viewing anything on the forum.




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