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Author Topic: Editing a post is creating a new post?  (Read 609 times)

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Editing a post is creating a new post?
« on: October 18, 2016, 03:34:44 PM »
In the thread http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=39119, I noticed that another poster had a strange post in which they quoted my post twice.  Then, I tried to edit my post (am sure I clicked modify) and when I saved, it created a new post.  I'll keep a look out for the exact behavior (it doesn't happen all the time), but wanted to at least put up the symptoms I've seen.

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Re: Editing a post is creating a new post?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 03:56:33 PM »
i've never seen that happen before!

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Re: Editing a post is creating a new post?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 04:04:04 PM »
i've never seen that happen before!

I'd never seen that either.  And when it happened, I was flummoxed, and of course thought it was me.  But the two choices are (a) I hit quote, or (b) modify is doing something strange.

So I clicked quote, and even in that case, it didn't give the same results, i.e. I got

Quote
First post

Cursor is here... so in post, it should be outside of quote.

However, the behavior in the post was...

Quote
First Post
Quote
Second Post

Very strange.  And interesting!

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Re: Editing a post is creating a new post?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 12:04:23 AM »
I accidentally hit "Modify" a lot recently when I mean to hit "Quote." And in my efforts to not do that, I've found myself hitting "Quote" a lot when I mean to hit "Modify."

I'm not sure what the deal is, but it's something I've been having a lot of trouble with lately. But I just assumed it was another example of PEBCAK.