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jab1
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Number of replies to posts

Just this morning on the forums I have noticed that  the number of replies to a post column appears to be broken - it is blank.

I suspect this is another Lithium 'enhancement' that they haven't told anyone about, as the same issue is on the TalkTalk forum.

@jaread83 - is it just me, or can you see it too?

John
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Re: Number of replies to posts

 

It's part of the Lithium Advent calendar - spot today's change?

Given recent 'challenges' with FF57 I've also checked with Chrome and Edge with the same result

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Re: Number of replies to posts

So if everything works ok then why not just leave it alone instead of making constant adjustments ?

Or have I misunderstood something ?

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Re: Number of replies to posts


gleneagles wrote:

So if everything works ok then why not just leave it alone


 

You are joking right ?  Shocked

 

This community forum still has more problems for me than ALL the other websites I visit combined !

 

It's now 20 months since this forum was ruined, and barely anything that I've reported has been fixed.

I want to see Lithium doing updates hourly, to get as many fixes rolled out as possible.

 

Knuppel

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Re: Number of replies to posts

The reported issue seems to be fixed now.

I was looking at the New Topics page and not the individual boards.

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Re: Number of replies to posts

"if it ain`t broke..... don`t fix it!".... that`s why I`m still on Win 7 Pro... it works... ! ( for me ).

 

unfortunately, once a company has built something that works.... they still have to pay the guys to sit around all day doing nowt, until the next thing comes along that needs building..... to counteract this, ( cos they don`t want to lose them, and more importantly, they don`t want to pay them for doing nowt)... they set that workforce a task to "improve" the original....

 

it matters not, in what way,.... just so long as they ain`t sitting there, drinking coffee and reading the daily mail ....

jab1
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Re: Number of replies to posts

@shutter I understand what you say there - and agree, but 'improvements' that bork the currently working environment shouldn't happen.

In the days, many years ago when I was involved in computer program design, all changes were tested to destruction on the development server before release to the production system. Mind you, I am talking system critical here, it was in specialist steel production facility.

John
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Re: Number of replies to posts

I've noticed that instead of the number of replies, it now displays 'reply' for a single reply, and 'replies' for more than one (haven't found out yet what 'unreplied to' threads merit, mainly because I can't be bottomed. Roll eyes)

Hope this is a temporary glitch and not someone at Lithium thinking it was a jolly good idea! Crazy3

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Re: Number of replies to posts

Quite a bad day for @jaread83 to be away from the office!

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Re: Number of replies to posts

The replies entry is broken on staging too and has been reported there. I expect it will return when Jack returns.

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Re: Number of replies to posts

Yesterday the text "Replies" was there but no count?  Today just blank space - is Lithium 'twiddling' with the live system?

EDIT:  Same on staging

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Re: Number of replies to posts

Is that with Firefox (which updated to 57.0.2 yesterday)? I only have Edge and Internet Explorer on this computer and those still show the reply or replies text without a value. Strangely the browsers know whether singular or plural text should be shown despite not being able to display the values.

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Re: Number of replies to posts

@spraxyt I get the same issue on Palemoon 27.6.1, which has been on my machine since 20/11/17 - which predates the start of this problem.

Ignore this - I misread your reply above.

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Re: Number of replies to posts

I'm getting the same display with Firefox (57.0.2) and Edge. On both I see "Replies" but no count.

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Re: Number of replies to posts


spraxyt wrote:

Is that with Firefox (which updated to 57.0.2 yesterday)?


57.0.2 - updated in the hope that it fixed a number issues, but only 1 'fix' marked.