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Thread: double post issues

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    double post issues

    are they ever going to do anything to fix the issues, as in this thread http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.p...-Since-Upgrade from last july
    i do my best to test code works before i post it, but sometimes am unable to do so for some reason, and usually say so if this is the case.
    Note code snippets posted are just that and do not include error handling that is required in real world applications, but avoid On Error Resume Next

    dim all variables as required as often i have done so elsewhere in my code but only posted the relevant part

    come back and mark your original post as resolved if your problem is fixed
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    Re: double post issues

    I sent the usual email just now... Last I heard is that they could fix it from happening but that it would mess up a LOT of existing threads.

    The issue is tied to the "Highlighting" tag.

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    Re: double post issues

    When you post and you are told that you need to wait 30 seconds, then your post went through already. You can scroll down below your edit to see the list of posts, with the most recent one(yours) on the top. If you wait 30 seconds and click Post, then that's a second post. So treat "wait 30 seconds" as a successful post, and just ignore it.

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    Re: double post issues

    Easy for you to say. Moderators don't have the delay, as you can see from Steve's posts. I get the duplicate about 2/3 of the time, in which case I have to go back and delete the duplicate. It's gotten so routine that I'm used to going back and deleting my last post. One time it didn't double post and I deleted the one copy, by accident.

    Frankly, I think there are two issues. The Highlighting tag is certainly an issue, as it always duplicates and adds some PHP lines, but duplicates happen even when there is no use of the highlighting tag, as is the case in this very thread. I find it hard to believe that the presence of the highlight tag somewhere on the forum is causing duplication in this very thread.
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    Re: double post issues

    In my case, ignoring "wait 30 seconds" has been working 100% of the time since I started ignoring it in the last 50 to 100 posts or so.

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    Re: double post issues

    As stated, the Moderators don't have that option.

    If you can get in the habit of hitting the "Go Advanced" button at the start of replying to a thread, then you will never double post either since the advanced reply page doesn't have the issue the "Quick Reply" 'inline' box has.

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    Re: double post issues

    Quick reply test within 10 seconds.

    Edit: Nope, no duplicates. I thought it might happen if I reply within 30 seconds of opening the thread. I will keep trying.

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    Re: double post issues

    Was the auto-post recently added because of VBForums auto-logout. I wish someone would do away with both!

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    Re: double post issues

    Does VBForums have an auto-logout now?
    I know it logs you out if you don't select the "remember me" option when you log in. It has done that since I joined.
    I haven't noticed any auto-logouts, but I don't usually leave the sight up more than few hours unattended.

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    Re: double post issues

    What does "Auto Post" mean?

    The "wait 30 seconds" is adjustable and has always been around. It slows some spammer down a bit.

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    Re: double post issues

    I just been used to hit the browser back button and then the navigate to this thread URL if it doesn't auto go back.
    It's not such a big of a deal really if you get used to it.

    (I miss the old forum )
    Slow as hell.

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