9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 8:50 AM by seventy one
drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

Today I seem to be receiving emails of replies to discussions to which I am subscribed some time before the replies appear in the discussions.

 

I just received a reply in email, clicked "View the full discussion" in the email, but the reply had not been added.

 

Anyone else experiencing this?


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), MacBook Pro, iPhone 4S
  • 1. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,290 points)

    There've been several of us with the same problems - try resetting Safari or quit/restart Firefox - that finally did it for me.

  • 2. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Temporary aberration.     Seems to have sorted itself over night.

  • 3. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Longer than I thought.   Not sorted out over night, in fact getting worse !!!!!!!   Nor is it exclusive to Safari; Firefox is just as bad.   Must be Apple.

  • 4. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,495 points)

    I've been getting some very odd results: posts not showing for some hours in the sidebar widgets (though some appeared on one Mac and not on another at the same time and same connection); actual forums missing one or two posts I made though they show up from my profile page. I've done all the usual things including clearing caches, rebooting Safari (the problem is the same in FireFox) and even loading the main page through dial-up (this took three minutes!) to no avail. I can only conclude that something very odd is going on at the server end.

  • 5. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Only guessing, Roger, but this was largely an over night problem in the USA.  I'm not sure they are that bothered about their European customers so long as it's up and running for breakfast time in New York.   And so it was.   6AM in N.Y.

  • 6. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    First time re-launching Safari seemed to do the trick, but then it happened on a different computer, attempting to load replies in the same discussion.

    Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

    Seems to be a server problem.

  • 7. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    I have your notifications ... but nothing posted for a while.  Thank you for the stars: those have been sent .   But not so happy about communications.  

     

    We are surely right that it is a server problem and of course we have to live with that.   But I'm going to have a mini rant.

     

    Apple should have the technological know how to post a timed apology and review it every two hours or so when situations like this arise.   It's not a matter of pride, but one of taking care of their clients, some of whom could be relying on the forum to provide urgently required answers.

     

    With regards,

     

    71

  • 8. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    Well, it's still happening. Just received an email of post by seventy one.

     

    seventy one wrote:

     

    Apple should have the technological know how to post a timed apology and review it every two hours or so when situations like this arise.   It's not a matter of pride, but one of taking care of their clients, some of whom could be relying on the forum to provide urgently required answers.

     

    On the bright side, at least posts continue to be emailed.

    Don't forget to give Feedback.

  • 9. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,495 points)

    drdocument has posted an answer in this thread which shows up in a couple of lists but not actually here. Perhaps it will after I've posted this.

     

    UPDATE: yes, having posted this uneccesary entry I can now see his post. We've seen this phenomenon before.

  • 10. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,290 points)

    I'd agree it's a server problem and it still is at this hour Pacific time. Firefox didn't even display the latest posts after having booted up - Safari is (for now). There've been other server problems (Messages, etc), so it must be a pretty widespread problem.

  • 11. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,495 points)

    seventy one wrote:

     

    Only guessing, Roger, but this was largely an over night problem in the USA.  I'm not sure they are that bothered about their European customers so long as it's up and running for breakfast time in New York.   And so it was.   6AM in N.Y.

    It's a mess in London at 1628 - see my post above.

  • 12. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,290 points)

    testing to get to read last post.....

  • 13. Re: Replies delayed in forum pages?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Babowa, Roger, drdocument,

     

    Also testing.   Part of the thread has now been taken out but I am hoping this that remains will see a message get through to you.  The removal suggests the thread could have been removed for inappropriate comment (Wonder if it was my very mini rant).

     

    Following drdocument's suggestion I have written a positive but not unpleasant set of comments to feedback.   I think everyone should.  Unfortunately it was before I found out part of the post had been withdrawn.

     

    Hooray.   It appears that all is now getting through with no withdrawals.