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    Originally posted by Bluey View Post

    I think that function will be there, just has not been activated yet.
    While they are working on big glitches they want less to work thru in their way.
    We are all participating on a bare bones web site now.
    They are trying slowly to get it up to full function, eventually.
    Good to know, thank you.

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      Originally posted by candyappy View Post
      Moderator 1

      Why is the original poster no longer identified in the thread they started?? Can you get that back? Makes finding updates and things so much easier.
      This feature is on the list to return if possible when they start adding back in customizations.

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        Originally posted by Natalie A View Post
        Apologies if this is a repeat - on Safari/mobile: If I view a thread and then go back, I see a summary of the thread on the main page - so if you view multiple threads you have a bunch of previews that obscure the topic.
        Are other's seeing this issue as well? Thanks for reporting it, Natalie.

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          Originally posted by Moderator 1 View Post

          Are other's seeing this issue as well? Thanks for reporting it, Natalie.
          Yes, I have seen this issue using Safari on my iPad (iOS 13.5.1).

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            Here is an example of the above issue with seeing the summary of the thread on the forum page after hitting the back button. I had viewed the top thread first, hit the back button and the summary appeared. Then viewed the thread below, hit the back button, and both summaries were shown.

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              Yes, I have occasionally seen that behavior as well on MacOS/Safari.
              Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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                Original Poster

                Thanks for reporting in, and for the screenshot on the thread preview issue -- I added it to THE LIST.

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                  Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
                  Yes, I have occasionally seen that behavior as well on MacOS/Safari.
                  Me too and I have a Mac.

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                    I dont seem to be able to get to the Chronicle articles from the forum. I can use Google and find it, but dont see where I can go back and forth?

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                      Originally posted by MsM View Post
                      I dont seem to be able to get to the Chronicle articles from the forum. I can use Google and find it, but dont see where I can go back and forth?
                      The developers are going to be adding back in a bunch of layout features after they fix the functionality issues. So, links back to the main site, etc., should return then.

                      Until then, you can go up to the URL at the top of the screen and input www.chronofhorse.com, and it will take you to the main magazine page. If you're on the forums main page, for example, the URL (the web address for the page) will be https://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/index.php -- you could delete the "/forum/index.php" part, and hit the return key and the remaining www.chronfhorse.com will take you to the main site.

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                        I'm getting a sporadic error message when "liking" a post. The error message exposes the SQL script used - I'd recommend stripping that error message down to remove your code! I can supply a screen shot, but I don't want to post it publicly.

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                          Originally posted by ake987 View Post
                          I'm getting a sporadic error message when "liking" a post. The error message exposes the SQL script used - I'd recommend stripping that error message down to remove your code! I can supply a screen shot, but I don't want to post it publicly.
                          Thanks! I just shared your post with the developers.

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                            When I try to quote or edit I get put into “unapproved “ status and it just sits there. But I can go and copy and paste then delete the unapproved post (although I still cannot use the quote function anymore in that thread!)
                            Breast cancer survivor!

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                              Just tried to 'Like' a post...

                              Got the following SQL error text

                              Error Saving Like
                              Tried refreshing the page (but didn't try a reload) with no joy.

                              Navigated back to the page (in Hunting) and tried the Like again - nope.

                              Tried liking a post above this one... successful.

                              Hunting was a forum I don't think I'd ever visited before.
                              Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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                                Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
                                Just tried to 'Like' a post...

                                Got the following SQL error text



                                Tried refreshing the page (but didn't try a reload) with no joy.

                                Navigated back to the page (in Hunting) and tried the Like again - nope.

                                Tried liking a post above this one... successful.

                                Hunting was a forum I don't think I'd ever visited before.
                                I'm having the same problem on the Hunting Forum but I'm unable to post a response at all. Numerous other problems continue to plague me, many days I just can't log on, despite repeated attempts, even if I do manage to log on I frequently can't access the Off Topic forum, often I can't quote and I can't use the option at the bottom of the first page of a thread to switch to later pages, I can only do that from the top of the page, which is a much slower process.

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                                  Originally posted by BAC View Post

                                  I'm having the same problem on the Hunting Forum but I'm unable to post a response at all. Numerous other problems continue to plague me, many days I just can't log on, despite repeated attempts, even if I do manage to log on I frequently can't access the Off Topic forum, often I can't quote and I can't use the option at the bottom of the first page of a thread to switch to later pages, I can only do that from the top of the page, which is a much slower process.
                                  Please be sure that you're using your username instead of your email address to log into the Forums. Not sure that's the issue, but figured I'd check! Have you tried clearing your cache/cookies for the site? The errors you're having we common when the site was first restored, but I believe they've been working for most users for a week or so now. If that doesn't work, please let me know what Internet browser and version you're using to access the site.

                                  Thanks!

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                                    Just a heads up that the developers increased the default font size and eliminated the reputation bars and FB and Twitter buttons under each user's name by their posts.
                                    Returning location information and OP designation is on the list to return (along with lots of other stuff to do!).

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                                      Moderator 1

                                      Originally posted by Moderator 1 View Post
                                      Just a heads up that the developers increased the default font size and eliminated the reputation bars and FB and Twitter buttons under each user's name by their posts.
                                      Returning location information and OP designation is on the list to return (along with lots of other stuff to do!).
                                      to you please *and* the developers
                                      Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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                                        Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
                                        Moderator 1



                                        to you please *and* the developers
                                        ^ ^ ^ DITTO!

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                                          Off Course forum is telling me that I am not authorized to view threads. This happens whether or not I am logged in.

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