Bug: Browser goes into loop

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  1. Chris Mellor 1

    Browser gores into loop

    In "Welcome To The Latest Forum Features" I clicked withdraw on a topic - "Line Endings" - which I had created in that forum, was presented with a withdraw screen and, when I clicked "Back to the forum" the browser flashed and redrew the screen again and again. When I closed it down and restarted it and re-entered this form the topic was still there but couldn't be replied to.
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      1. Phil Mitchell (Written by Reg staff)

        Overly long URLs

        We really could do with something that captures those, if we miss them. I don't like overflowing text.

    2. Vic

      > the browser flashed and redrew the screen again and again

      I get something similar when I click the "in reply to" link.

      It makes using the "newest" ordering rather tricky - especially when people don't quote any of the post they're referring to...

      Vic.

      1. Drewc Gold badge

        What browser / version / OS are you using?

        1. Vic

          > What browser / version / OS are you using?

          Currently Firefox 3.6.24 on Fedora 14, also running Flashblock[1].

          The problem is something to do with the Javascript that replaces the banner at the top with a big Flash advert. That's the bit that oscillates.

          Vic.

          [1] I always used to allow Flash on sites like ElReg, because I understand you need to run ads like that to keep the revenue lowing in. But then it got *so* intrusive, it had to go...

          1. BristolBachelor Gold badge

            Since there was alreay a topic about this, I'm posting here.

            I've just got the same behaviour. I went to the fanboi topic and posted about my experience with ostrich (don't ask!)

            Before posting, I sorted by most recent article first, if that makes any difference, and once I'd posted, I got the dreaded loop.

            Running XP-Pro, and IE8. It doesn't have any plugins for blocking adverts or whatnot, and it doesn't have flash either.

            1. Vic

              > I sorted by most recent article first

              That's the boy.

              I just got a loop clicking the "in reply to" link whilst in "newest" sort order.

              Copying that link, switching to "threaded" mode, then pasting the link into the address bar got me what I wanted.

              It's a bug...

              Vic.

              1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

                Re:

                Thanks for the catch - have forwarded to bugmeister Murray

                1. BristolBachelor Gold badge
                  Coat

                  You're welcome; we are all doing this to help.

                  Now what extra super-power or level does this open up for us? We need rewards Maw haw haw haw

                  1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

                    Re:

                    What rewards do you suggest? Money is of course out of the question ...

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