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BeerMan
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« on: January 29, 2010, 10:30:36 AM »

Hey Guys,
I find it very dificult to type long posts on this MB, because once I get to the bottom of the typing box the page won't scroll down.  Even if I hit the down arrow, it will only shift down momentarily.  So as I type I can't see what the heck I'm doing. [Insert joke here.]

Is this a way to discourage us from making long post, or is it a glitch?  OR maybe it's some kind of setting on my own computer.  Either way, somebody let me know.

Thanks,
BeerMan
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 11:09:13 AM »

It's the forum LBY module. (Limit Beerman's Yapping) I thought all forums had that feature   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010, 11:13:30 AM »

I'm 50% computer nerd, and 40% other type of nerd, and I get the same glitch... so it's not just you Beerman.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010, 03:39:16 PM »

Hey Guys,
I find it very dificult to type long posts on this MB, because once I get to the bottom of the typing box the page won't scroll down.  Even if I hit the down arrow, it will only shift down momentarily.  So as I type I can't see what the heck I'm doing. [Insert joke here.]

Is this a way to discourage us from making long post, or is it a glitch?  OR maybe it's some kind of setting on my own computer.  Either way, somebody let me know.

Thanks,
BeerMan
I checked it. There is a limit on the size of the post. It was 20 000 character, I raised it to 30 000. But as I understand you don't really have a problem with this limit but the scrolling...? Try it out if it works better now after this change (I doubt). If it is still a problem then I will test it and try to find a solution (might take a while).

One possible workaround is to write the novel in a notepad/wordpad/office and then copy paste here and just post it.
 
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BeerMan
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 04:22:51 PM »


One possible workaround is to write the novel in a notepad/wordpad/office and then copy paste here and just post it.
 
 

This is what I have been doing, but it is kind of a PITA.  BTW, it is no better now.

Thanks,
BeerMan
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 04:44:34 PM »

This is what I have been doing, but it is kind of a PITA.  BTW, it is no better now.

Thanks,
BeerMan

Do you know what is the browser version you are using (usually it can be found under help menu / about menu item)?

When I inserted that test-text the scroll was working fine on FireFox 3.5.7 If you want, you can try it out, it is quite easy to install and use (just an idea). It is easy to unsinstall if you don't like it.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html

If you are using older IE (6 or 7) then you might want to consider to upgrade those. But the IE8 layout is somewhat different the the 6 and 7, and maybe you will hate it. I am not sure if you can go back.

If you are using mac then I don't have any idea because I cannot test these pages with it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 05:13:31 PM »

I have had the same issue with the reply box on a variety of browsers.  I will start paying attention to when I have it and when I don't.
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