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Problem with "watch topic".....

Post by Shotokan101 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:56 am

Every now and then when I subscribe to watch a new topic from the Active Topics page it doesn't present the normal "return to active topics/go to topic" page - see link below for the page it does present :-

toggle_watch.php?t=651&watch=topic

Same behaviour with IE7 and Firefox 2.
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Post by Kieran » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:15 am

Your link showed a blank page (apart from the header and footer), BUT the link was to subscribe to a topic already subscribed to. As soon as I unsubscribed from the topic using the active topics screen and then subscribed with your link, I got the expected response. I've also not managed to recreate this on any other topic to which I'm not subscribed.

Are you sure it doesn't just happen when say you have two windows to RT open and have actually just replied to a thread you subsiquently try to subscribe to? This would of course mean that although the link said watch in active topics, because the page wasn't refreshed since replying you are actually trying to subscribe to a subscribed thread. Thats the only explanation I can think of anyway.

I'll keep this thread open and if you or others have any more reports of threads you can't subscribe to when you are definitely unsubscribed at present, post a link to them.
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Post by Shotokan101 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:23 am

I don't think that was what I was doing Keiran but you could be correct - I'll pay a bit more attention over the next day or so to try and help clarify whether it is a problem or not :wink:
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Post by Shotokan101 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:21 am

Definitely happened again with this link :-

toggle_watch.php?t=661&watch=topic
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Post by Kieran » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:32 am

Very odd; I wasn't yet seubscribed to that thread but clicking your link subscribed me with a confirmation message as expected, whereas I assume it didn't/doesn't for you :?

I'll have a look into this issue a little more; what exactly do you see when you have a "bad" link? Does it show a blank page apart from the header/footer or is there an error? If there is an error, please paste it up :)
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Post by biro » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:38 am

Could be a dodgy mouse.
Can simulate it when topic is 'unwatched' and double clicking 'watch'.
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Post by Shotokan101 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:24 am

Kieran wrote:Very odd; I wasn't yet seubscribed to that thread but clicking your link subscribed me with a confirmation message as expected, whereas I assume it didn't/doesn't for you :?

I'll have a look into this issue a little more; what exactly do you see when you have a "bad" link? Does it show a blank page apart from the header/footer or is there an error? If there is an error, please paste it up :)
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Post by Neo » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:35 am

I notice you had two tabs open for RouterTech - could it be a similar issue to the one Kieran described?
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Post by Neo » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:44 am

I just tried the following:

1. Open two tabs, both on 'Active Topics'.
2. In tab A, click on 'Watch' for one of the topics listed - the forum registers that I will now be watching said topic, as expected.
3. In tab A, the caption changes to 'UnWatch', again as expected.
4. In tab B, the caption still says 'Watch' for the topic since it's a static page.
5. Clicking on 'Watch' in tab B creates a page exactly as your screenshot shows.

It does seem to be a PEBKAC :P
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Post by Kieran » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:01 am

Indeed I agree with Neo; without deliberately subscribing to a topic and then resubscribing to it, I definitely can't get it to do that.
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Post by Shotokan101 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:00 am

....I must just be Lucky I guess :D

despite the odd behaviour it does still register me as watching the topic - it just doesn't present me with the two usual options - no biggie :wink:

....and what does PEBAK stand for ? (I know I'm going to regret asking :? )
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Post by Kieran » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:05 am

Shotokan101 wrote:....and what does PEBAK stand for ?
It's PEBKAC and it stands for Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
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Post by Shotokan101 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:32 am

...as I said - I knew I'd regret asking :lol:
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Post by Steve » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:03 pm

Actually laughing out loud at that. Love it. Needed cheering up this morning.
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Post by Shotokan101 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:51 pm

Hmmm....

Still doing it and I've removed the chair from the equation now as I'm kneeling on the floor :lol:

toggle_watch.php?t=663&watch=topic

I'll swap out my mousie just to check that :?
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