Site Talk forum: "Star" not working for me today (and it loses my place in a forum thread).

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Jul 9, 2012 11:57 AM CST
I think this may just be that my browser (IE7) is doing wierd things again. I seem unable to "Star" a forum post successfully.

I hit the Star in Post #283275, and was bounced back up to the top of the thread. I went back and checked, and found that the "Star" did not "take". It isn't showing up in my list of Starred Pages, and the Star in Post #283275 is still dimmed for me.

Probably it's just IE7's fault ... and yet I used to be able to Star forum posts, I have 28 starred pages. The ones I just spot-checked all still work (I can jump to those single posts by single-clicking ).

I also tried to "thumbs-up" that post, and again bounced back to the top of the thread again.

(If "Thumbs" are now the same as a Facebook "Like", I know I can't do those and never could. (Nor do I care.) But in the past, I used to be able to click some icon in ATP, and increment a counter to show I enjoyed something and reccomended it to other ATPeople.)

BTW, if bouncing to the top of the thread is the usual action after Starring or Thumbing a post, I wonder how easy it would be to make the default action stay-where-you-were in the thread? If someone just started reading a long thread, finding their place again after starring takes a while ... if, like me, they forget that you go to your profile and find that Star immediately.

BTW, here's another wish-list item. Curently, my List of Starred Pages shows the thread title. Often, what I was interested in the starred post has little to do with the thread title. Now, if the entires in our Lists of Starred Pages were user-editable, we could rename each link to something meaningful to us. Just a very minor frill.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 9, 2012 12:06 PM CST

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Javascript is necessary to support both thumbs and stars. Have you recently disabled it, or added some tool that might be blocking support for Javascript?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 9, 2012 8:42 PM CST
Not intentionally, but It recently pushed many Windows patches and updates to us. I also got updates to Word & Excel and Outlook ... in that process they may well have updated or changed the version of Java support .

I'll check every few weeks at work to see if it "just gets better", but atg work I'm as much at the mercy of IT as at the (figurative) mercy of Microsoft.

I'll bet you're right.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 9, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Hmm, my "Control Panel" has THREE sub-contr5ol panels for Java ... one main one and two for plugins. Both plugins show "registry key not found". The main one says "use Browser settings".

None mention javascript explicitly, but I think many bells and whistles do depened on Javascript, so SOME form of it is probably runing somewhere.

I think I'll report the missing registry keys to IT, just to bedevil them or give them a chance to show off their esoteric knowledge.

Thank Ghu I only have to do embedded control! hardwqare makes sense, and either works or it doesn't. Once I wander into the minefield of commercial software systems, I feel like the hunted humans in the future of Terminator-1-2-N. I already fear The Machine!

I bet, at home, with FireFox, both features work fine.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 10, 2012 6:54 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I bet so! When using IE you proceed at your own risk, largely. Sticking tongue out
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 10, 2012 11:03 AM CST
"Proceed at risk" ... we use that phrase at work ... when we go crazy and do things we expect to bite us later ...

"Darn the torpedos, full speed ahead!"

"Once more into the breach,dear friends!"

"Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Heck rode the six hundred."

I sent the "lost registry keys" fault report to IT, and they responded instantly ... by closing it without comment. I'm mentally inserting the reply:
"whaddaya expect, it should, like, WORK?"
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 10, 2012 11:07 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Clicking on that "IE" icon is very serious, very dangerous business!! Hilarious!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 10, 2012 11:37 AM CST
I agree Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Calif_Sue
Jul 10, 2012 8:45 PM CST

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