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Phil Claridge04/01/2013 15:34:38
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my reply box disappears when i use firefox. i have tried reloading firefox and it comes back for a few days then go'es again. any ideas. its stumped swimbo and she knows a lot more than i do about confuters regards phil, writing this on IE

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator04/01/2013 15:36:34
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Hi Phil, tricky one for me - I don't use Firefox. I know some of the other mods do so I expect they will be along before too long!

BEB

Bob Cotsford04/01/2013 15:42:13
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Phil, I have no problems with Firefox 12.0 for Linux.  I assume you have Javascript enabled in preferences?

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 04/01/2013 15:43:49

Mark Agate04/01/2013 16:04:12
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A few months ago I had exactly the same problem with Chrome. I tried running IE9 on the same PC, and that had the same problem too. It didn't happen on my laptop running Chrome though, so I could post from that machine.
After a few weeks the problem went away, and I don't know why. It may have been after I had deleted all browser history, cookies etc, so you might like to try that.
kc04/01/2013 16:32:52
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I have had this for many months and reported that older versions of Firefox dont have a reply box now. Nothing was done by Modelflying! Firefox works on RCUniverse and everything else so it's clearly only a ModelFlying problem and it seemed to happen when something was 'improved' some months ago.

I cannot update to a later Firefox because its only a Windows 98 system. Hence I too am using IE to write this.

Chris Bott - Moderator04/01/2013 16:43:18
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Phil I've not used Firefox for a while but I am now and will for a while.

When your reply box disappears do you find you are not logged in any more?

PS. This is written in firefox 17.0

kc04/01/2013 17:03:40
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I dont know what Phil gets but I am logged in and can see 'My Account' & all its contents with Firefox 2 but I dont get a Reply Box underneath "Post a Reply" so cannot enter any typing. Everything worked propely until many months ago when it suddenly stopped. Opera didnt work properly either ( there is no tool bar etc )but IE still does.

Edited By kc on 04/01/2013 17:08:32

John Cole04/01/2013 17:36:48
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Chrome works fine for me, if you don't like IE.

Chris Bott - Moderator04/01/2013 17:41:50
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Thanks KC. What version of Firefox are you using? I've assumed you're using windows? Which version of that?

Simon Chaddock04/01/2013 18:07:28
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No problem at all with

Windows 7 Ultimate, Version 6.1 (Build 7601 Service Pack 1)

and

Firefox 17.0.1

Its all I ever use.

Edited By Simon Chaddock on 04/01/2013 18:07:58

kc04/01/2013 18:07:47
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I am using Firefox 2.0.020 with Windows 98 SE which works fine with everything else. ( Before anybody comments - I fly a vintage model too and drive a car of the same vintage as Win 98 - a good year 

Chris Bott - Moderator04/01/2013 18:22:22
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Not sure what to say KC, except I can pass on your spec to the tech guys and ask.

But I don't hold out much hope that anything can be done.

Ian Jones05/01/2013 11:39:06
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Whatever browser is in use, changes to that browsers settings will affect it's future use. These changes can be very obvious such entirely intentional changes made via the browsers menu system to more sublime changes resulting from activity at particular websites including the settings stored in cookies. Which is why in the event of difficulties we are aften asked to delete browsing data; that's not just easy to do, it's easy not to do thoroughly (leaving cookies in place for example).

It is also possible that a fix to another problem causes problems elsewhere. For example a problem at website "A" results in the user deleting browsing data and that fixes that problem but now website "B" has 'forgotten' to keep the user logged in. The browser and website "B" gets the blame.

Switching browser and finding that a website now works as expected is often seen as an indication that the previous browser was in some way performing incorrectly or that a website is in some way incompatible with a particular browser. Sometimes these impressions are correct but it must also remembered that switching browsers often means using the new browsers default settings or at least settings that have not been altered during past use.

The point then is that switching browsers and finding everything works okay does not necessarily indicate that the original browser and a particular website combination do not work well together and the actual problem is the browsers settings and a particular website combination do not work well together. This can result in seemingly odd & inconsistent reports of some users being able to use the same browser without any problems whilst another reports the same browser as unusable.

So I'm not saying it's never that a particular browser does not work or never a particular website but I am saying that often it isn't either of those and switching browsers does not necessarily prove anything more than that a problem of some sort exists on the users machine. In cases of the latter a browser witch hunt will be fruitless and inconclusive.

Phil, I know you are very experienced on this forum and I'm not suggesting you don't know what you are doing - I'm just throwing in another way of looking at the problem and I hope that it might help. By the way you haven't said so but am I right to presume that when the reply box disappears you are still logged into the forum?

By the way the Firefox2 was released in 2006 and is roughly equivelant to IE7. There is no comparable Chrome browser since that didn't exist until another two years further on.

Edited By Ian Jones on 05/01/2013 11:53:06

Phil Claridge19/01/2013 14:19:17
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hi everybody, thanks for all the help and advicethumbs up. i have found the answer (well swimbo did bless herkiss). this may work for other people. on the firefox start page, click on tools, down the bottom select options,on the top click on the cog shape-advanced then click 2nd tab along-network.

2nd line says your web content cache etc clear now.

my web cache was over 1 gig so cleared that and every thing is back. i did notice that automatic cache manangment was disabled so that didnt help matters at all

hope it works for any one else

regards phil

Ian Jones19/01/2013 14:39:07
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S'pose we'll be seeing a lot more of you now then wink 2.

Glad you've got it sorted.

Ian

Phil Claridge19/01/2013 14:58:09
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hi ian, i could only post if i went back to explorer which was a painangry as ffirefox is much faster andis better for the other side modelchat as well

Phil Claridge19/01/2013 14:59:57
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slim twin1.jpg

Phil Claridge19/01/2013 15:00:25
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just testinglaugh

kc20/01/2013 11:54:09
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Well I did exactly what Phil suggested but it didnt work for me. Consequently I have to use IE to post this.

It's a fault with ModelFlying, every other forum allows me to post with Firefox.

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