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Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

When I access this forum using the iPad, the toolbar with fonts, font characteristics, paragraph format, insert image, link, emoticon etc. appears for maybe a half-second and then disappears.  Is that normal or is there something that I'm doing wrong?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad-1 IOS 4.3
  • 1. Re: Forum Display
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Also, there's no message "Edit" button and I just noticed that "Edit" is gone from my Mac.

     

    This is weird.  I'm using my Mac right now.  I'm unable to edit the original post but I can edit this response.  I'm using Safari but, as I recall, Edit worked with the original post when I used Firefox.

     

    I'm wondering if this is a Safari issue (both on the Mac and on the iPad) rather than an OS/IOS issue.

     

    Message was edited by: Philly_Phan

     

    Message was edited by: Philly_Phan

  • 2. Re: Forum Display
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Nope.  I tried Firefox and the Edit button is not there.  However, the original post CAN be edited with the "Edit Discussion" link above and to the right of the messages.  The "Edit Discussion" link is present with both Mac Firefox AND Safari but not on the iPad Safari.

     

    Message was edited by: Philly_Phan

     

    Message was edited by: Philly_Phan

  • 3. Re: Forum Display
    Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)

    AFAIK, we can't edit when posting from an iPad. It *****, really.

     

    I'm almost always posting from my iPad, so I can't recall exactly, but doesn't the edit post function (when posting from a computer) have a time limit? I view the forums on Safari on my laptop. (As I'm currently doing. I'll check to see if I have any issues editing this post.)

     

    I could maybe live without editing if I didn't have to sign into the forums almost every single time I access them, even if my browser or tab remains open. It's annoying and just so rinky-**** for a support forum.'

     

    ETA: Hee . . . I can understand s**ks being edited out but the other half of rinky-d*nk???

  • 4. Re: Forum Display
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Elizabeth Ingraham wrote:

     

    I'm almost always posting from my iPad, so I can't recall exactly, but doesn't the edit post function (when posting from a computer) have a time limit?

    There is a time limit.  I think that it's around two or three minutes.

     

    Even when using a computer, it's weird that you edit the original post with one mechanism and all subsequent posts with a different mechanism.

  • 5. Re: Forum Display
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,140 points)

    Safari on the iPad does the same for me - but if I use Atomic Web I get the 'edit' option, and the font settings/emoticons/quote etc. If you have a different browser you could try that, as it seems the Apple browser doesn't give us all the functionality for the Apple forums

  • 6. Re: Forum Display
    Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)

    Oh . . . . I had no idea there was a different edit function for the original post. Nice to know! Not that it will do me any good on my iPad.

     

    /sour-grapes'd

  • 7. Re: Forum Display
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    I suspected that it was the browser, not the IOS.  Thanks.

  • 8. Re: Forum Display
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Do you realize that I could have awarded points to myself for "Solved" and "Helpful?"  That's weird.

     

    Edit - I'm going to use the remaining "Helpful" just to see if it really works.

     

    Dang - it worked!

     

    Message was edited by: Philly_Phan

  • 9. Re: Forum Display
    Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)

    Also good to know (about Atomic Web) but I just don't want to give up my Safari bookmarks syncing via MobileMe. Curses!

     

    Do other iPad browsers also require constant signing in to the forums?

  • 10. Re: Forum Display
    Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)

    You have discovered the fountain of eternal youth rapid path to Level 10!

  • 11. Re: Forum Display
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,140 points)

    Atomic Web seems to want me sign back in as well (I've usually used Safari, so this is the first time I've tried Atomic) - though I've also noticed Firefox on my laptop doing that today every time I've woken it up.

  • 12. Re: Forum Display
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,365 points)

    There is a 15 minute time limit to edit your post - on a computer - I'm pretty sure. I use Safari and iCab on my iPad and if I walk away from the iPad or the computer for longer than 10 minutes or so, I have to sign back in - no matter what browser or device I use.

     

    That is a relatively new annoying feature that The site designers must have implemented because I used to be able to stay signed in all night. I could go to bed, leave the iPad or computer signed into this site, and be able to pick up where I left off. Now I feel like I'm signing in every 10 minutes.

  • 13. Re: Forum Display
    Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)

    I've sent feedback to Apple about it. It was particularly annoying before the last upgrade when it would send me to a "page not found" page on my iPad after signing in!

     

    We're not talking about internet banking, here, and I see no reason that we couldn't have a "reasonable" period of time to remain signed in--say, a few days to a couple of weeks, a la Television Without Pity's forums? (Not that I'm comparing these professional support forums to forums whose sole purpose is to rant, rave and snark about television shows, but those are popular forums with a lot of traffic. )

  • 14. Re: Forum Display
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Elizabeth Ingraham wrote:

     

    Also good to know (about Atomic Web) but I just don't want to give up my Safari bookmarks syncing via MobileMe. Curses!

     

    Do other iPad browsers also require constant signing in to the forums?

    I'm thinking about downloading Atomic and using it only for this forum.  I'll keep Safari for everything else.  Interesting that Safari works fine for everything except the Apple forum!

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