Hi Lori - For some reason I don't seem to be able to quote all of a sudden (it happened about 3 days ago).  There are no " marks when I look at the submit reply box.  However, I have just noticed that I can quote in a private message  Also, I changed to IE 9 about a week ago and there is a message at the top of my screen telling me to change to a more modern browser, i.e. IE 8

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I saw scatterby's post and although I use Firefox I thought I would check this out in IE 8 (I use Windows XP so IE 9 isn't an option).

 

Firstly I get the same message about changing to another browser - and besides Firefox etc it does say Internet Explorer 8 which is what I was using and I know that this forum no longer supports IE 8 - I assume it should be saying IE 9.

 

Secondly I took a snapshot - attached - and it shows that the quoting icons which should be visible on scatterby's second post are not there - just the reporting and permalink icons. You will also see that our avatars are positioned above the post rather than to the left, and I suspect that this repositioning may be connected with why the quoting icons are missing. There is also an error message appearing right at the bottom left which presumably means that the page hasn't properly been displayed.

 

I hope this helps, though it doesn't explain why scatterby is having the same problem and is using IE 9.

 

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OK, I am posting from a machine that has Vista and IE9, and I 1)didn't get a message to update browsers and  2)can see the quoting icons. Scatts, can you please check to make SURE that you are using IE9? Check the About Internet Explorer, under the little gear icon, upper righthand corner of the browser.

 

Next up....IE8!    

Weird. Now I'm posting from IE 8 (XP), and I'm not getting the error message, and I can still see the quote icons.

 

I think you are right about the issue being that the page isn't loading completely, El Loro. I just don't  understand why the "update your browser" message is happening for either of you. My version of 8 is 8.0.6001.18702. What's yours?

Originally Posted by Lori:

Weird. Now I'm posting from IE 8 (XP), and I'm not getting the error message, and I can still see the quote icons.

 

I think you are right about the issue being that the page isn't loading completely, El Loro. I just don't  understand why the "update your browser" message is happening for either of you. My version of 8 is 8.0.6001.18702. What's yours?

The same (and my XP is with service pack 3).

Well, you can see it on the other posts, too. Very odd. BTW, I also had the service pack 3, so we have the same OS, it looks like.

 

I'll bring it up, and we'll see what we can see. I'd still love to hear from Scatts, though, about her IE9....

Lori, Jonmark has come up with the answer to the quoting icons problem I must have set the compatability mode on for this forum when it was first created and had forgotten about it. Once I turned it off, the quote icons came back and also the avatar pictures returned to being to the left of the posting text rather than on top. And the updating message to IE8/9 no longer appears.

 

(But I'll still stick with Firefox )

Originally Posted by scatterby:

Right everything has been fine for a few weeks - now all of a sudden tonight - whilst I was already signed in - it's started again!  I can't quote and the forum has become sort of elongated aswell!  Any ideas?  Thanks.


I've just gone into IE 8 to see if I have the same problems and I don't. As you can see I am able to quote as normal.

 

You know what?

It's not stupidness, it happens!

 

If we leave these posts, the same thing may happen to someone else, and this will give them a troubleshooting tip.

 

Think of yourself as a light in the darkness....

Originally Posted by Lori:

You know what?

It's not stupidness, it happens!

 

If we leave these posts, the same thing may happen to someone else, and this will give them a troubleshooting tip.

 

Think of yourself as a light in the darkness....

You really ought to be a politician...the spin is brilliant!    I suppose I will do my bit!

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