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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,212 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    Testing from my Computer -- Chrome browser.

    Thank you @ambassadorkael#6946 force verify worked out. :)
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,212 Arc User
    I am not sure what happened there.... I don't think it was an edit monster bug.
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  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 7,885 Arc User
    What force verify? Trying on my tablet now if it still eats everything I'm giving up.
  • darkbladejkdarkbladejk Member Posts: 1,372 Community Moderator
    warpangel wrote: »
    What force verify? Trying on my tablet now if it still eats everything I'm giving up.
    There's a force verify that can be done by Ambassador Kael which should help with many instances of the edit monster or posts vanishing. Not always guaranteed but it's worked for a few.

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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,212 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    warpangel wrote: »
    What force verify? Trying on my tablet now if it still eats everything I'm giving up.

    That is what was happening to me.

    Every post I was try to send to a thread, I was seeing a notification from Vanilla: "Your Comment Will Appear After It Is Approved". Nothing showed up on the thread. Interestingly, the text I typed stayed in the edit window, too, daring me to try hitting "Post Comment", again.

    I tried it on my Chromebook, Kindle (which Vanilla considers mobile) and my computer with Chrome and Firefox browsers. It finally dawns on me it wasn't the edit bug. Or maybe it is. I have no idea.

    And I have no idea why it happened on Friday, when it worked fine on Thursday. Anyhoo...I sent a PM to Kael, and he did a force verify on my account...and it cleared it up. Whatever it was.
    "Spend your life doing strange things with weird people." -- UNK

    "The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." -- Captian Jean-Luc Picard

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  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 7,885 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    warpangel wrote: »
    What force verify? Trying on my tablet now if it still eats everything I'm giving up.

    That is what was happening to me.

    Every post I was try to send to a thread, I was seeing a notification from Vanilla: "Your Comment Will Appear After It Is Approved". Nothing showed up on the thread. Interestingly, the text I typed stayed in the edit window, too, daring me to try hitting "Post Comment", again.

    I tried it on my Chromebook, Kindle (which Vanilla considers mobile) and my computer with Chrome and Firefox browsers. It finally dawns on me it wasn't the edit bug. Or maybe it is. I have no idea.

    And I have no idea why it happened on Friday, when it worked fine on Thursday. Anyhoo...I sent a PM to Kael, and he did a force verify on my account...and it cleared it up. Whatever it was.
    Happened exact same to me on Friday, too. Cant post anything on my computer, only tablet.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,212 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    warpangel wrote: »
    where2r1 wrote: »
    I tried it on my Chromebook, Kindle (which Vanilla considers mobile) and my computer with Chrome and Firefox browsers.
    Happened exact same to me on Friday, too. Cant post anything on my computer, only tablet.

    OH, I just remembered....I set my Kindle browser to use the regular site because I did not like the way PWE was setting up the mobile site for STO Forums. SO...maybe this is related to that....the mobile site would work fine, the browser one is hung up?????

    Anyhoo...if you can not post to the forums, try via the mobile site.

    (And on Monday, when Kael comes back to work, he will be inundated with PMs with requests for force verify. Sorry, Dude.)
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  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 7,885 Arc User
    It does so appear at this time I'm not able to post any post in any thread at all they all get eaten immediately. Except this post, if it happens to get through.
  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 7,885 Arc User
    Things seem FUBAR this morning, I tried to make 3 posts (Foundry forum and general discussion) and they were all eaten on their first go (not just on the edit.) I swapped PC's and tried to make a post here with that info. That went through, but when I tried to edit the edit monster took that and an attempted repost (with significant text changes.)

    So...we'll see about this one.
    Same thing happened to me earlier today, all posts straight into the shredder. Just trying if it's working now.
  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 7,885 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    OK, so all the eaten posts I've made over the weekend came through at the same time (with embarrassing dupes). Does that mean it stopped eating them?

    EDIT: Apparently it does...hopefully to stay that way.
  • darkbladejkdarkbladejk Member Posts: 1,372 Community Moderator
    We're working on it folks. May be a bit of weirdness for the next little bit until we get all the kinks worked out.
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  • starfarerthetastarfarertheta Member Posts: 666 Arc User
    - 6th edit monster bait -

    That's my last one. Will go to the store to get more. :/
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  • starfarerthetastarfarertheta Member Posts: 666 Arc User
    How many of these can it eat?
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  • starfarerthetastarfarertheta Member Posts: 666 Arc User
    The edit monster has to be full right now.
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  • starfarerthetastarfarertheta Member Posts: 666 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    The edit monster has to be full right now.

    Man!!! It didn't even have time to digest my posts! Now they're all over the place! :s
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  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 9,449 Arc User
    A post of mine was just eaten a minute ago. It was no edit but an entirely new comment made in the "Starfleet not a military?" topic.​​
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,348 Arc User
    Sounds like whatever you guys are doing, its making the Edit Monster even MORE aggressive.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,480 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Sounds like whatever you guys are doing, its making the Edit Monster even MORE aggressive.

    Yeah, but that's not what happened here. We've worked out how to individually immunize accounts in the last 24 hours, but there's a side effect that it causes the Edit Monster to regurgitate every post it ate from that user in the past month or so.
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,348 Arc User
    Noticed. Had 49 posts to wade through in the Ba'al thread that were from rose.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 8,362 Arc User
    > @starswordc said:
    > rattler2 wrote: »
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    > Sounds like whatever you guys are doing, its making the Edit Monster even MORE aggressive.
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    > Yeah, but that's not what happened here. We've worked out how to individually immunize accounts in the last 24 hours, but there's a side effect that it causes the Edit Monster to regurgitate every post it ate from that user in the past month or so.

    If you see this, I haven't been able to post in 2 days.
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  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,480 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Noticed. Had 49 posts to wade through in the Ba'al thread that were from rose.
    Can you mark the posts you don't want for me somehow? I'll go through the thread and delete the extras.
    azrael605 wrote: »
    If you see this, I haven't been able to post in 2 days.

    This one appeared, but I cast my spell. You should be able to post now.
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  • skullblits#4627 skullblits Member Posts: 1,264 Arc User
    Some guy in the support section has loads of posts.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,348 Arc User
    @starswordc
    Probably better to talk to @icerose20 about it.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • icerose20icerose20 Member Posts: 16,996 Arc User
    It seems the edit moster didnt like me trying to use a image
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    That one is so stupid, he lost a Rock/Paper/Scissors game to a Pony.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,212 Arc User
    You know who else has been kinda missing since Thursday...when I got hung up???
    Coldnapalm and my Armada Leader Ruinthefun.
    "Spend your life doing strange things with weird people." -- UNK

    "The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." -- Captian Jean-Luc Picard

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -- Benjamin Franklin
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 8,362 Arc User
    Thank you starsword.
    #TASinSTO
    #IStandWithCBS
    Bring on Discovery season 2 and Age of Discovery.
  • majorhalcyonmajorhalcyon Member Posts: 196 Arc User
    Only experienced this once, thankfully, and it was a post from July 15th, in a reply to the thread I created in the PC Tech Support forum titled 'Not being offered 64-bit client option?'. I tried to edit the post from that date, around 10:30 pm EDT, and it ate it.

    I have edited more than a few posts since then without issue (though I'd taken to copying the contents of any post I needed to edit!).

    Side note: I've still not found an answer to that question...
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,348 Arc User
    Easiest ways to avoid the edit monster seem to be
    • Making a major change, ie "BEGONE EDIT MONSTER" at the end in order for it to not be counted as spam or something
    • Waiting 5 or so minutes before making any minor edits

    At least that has been my experience.
    66998372863950ee98cf7da9786e2ea9-db80k0m.png
    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 32,814 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Easiest ways to avoid the edit monster seem to be
    • Making a major change, ie "BEGONE EDIT MONSTER" at the end in order for it to not be counted as spam or something
    • Waiting 5 or so minutes before making any minor edits

    At least that has been my experience.
    I prefer to use "Edits for the Edit god!"
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,348 Arc User
    That works too.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
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