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Cara Cara9
  • The quote bug...

    That was fun. I fixed some of the html and it appears to be okay now. 

  • When will the buggy comment control be fixed ?

    A fix was pushed up yesterday for the control which should get rid of the focus bugs that were happening in IE. We have removed the dropdown that was grabbing focus away from the textbox because it seemed unnecessary anyway. Please let us know if any of you are still having issues with the control and if so, do you still see that Format dropdown list in the toolbar?

  • How can I change my username on CH9?

    @leeappdalecom: On the site, you can change your display name but not your username. To change your display name, you'd click the "Profile" link at the top near "Sign Out" and then click "edit profile". If you really want to change your username and not just your display name, you can submit a request to the Contact Us page and if it's possible, they will hook you up.

  • What happened to the Learn link?

    Most of the content has been moved over to MSDN Learn and I believe the idea is to move the rest soonish so it was replaced with Coding4Fun.


    Here's a link to MSDN Learn:

  • When will the buggy comment control be fixed ?

    , Mr Crash wrote

    ... snip ...

    There's also a bug where the submit button refuses to work
    Firefox also have the "missing toolbar", "broken spell checker", "broken reply link", etc... bugs as chrome.


    Forgot about this part. The submit button refuses to work? I haven't heard of this happening... we're not doing any funny business with the submit button besides validation.. you're not getting any error messages when this happens? Any consistencies you can mention when it happens? Always in Firefox and not IE?

    Broken spell checker - We don't have a spell checker on the control that I know of so it must be the Firefox spell checker you're referring to? In what way is it broken?

    Broken reply link - You click, it does nothing? That functionality is done with javascript so maybe it's another case of the javascript not loading properly especially if it's an intermittent problem. Sounds like it's often enough to make you notice though.

  • When will the buggy comment control be fixed ?

    @Mr Crash: I'm not positive but I think maybe the javascript isn't loading correctly when the control is "totally broken" (missing the controls at the top). If you do a hard refresh (hold down shift and click refresh) on the page, do the controls eventually show up sometimes or are they always gone?

    The control works like this - we put a normal <textbox /> in the source and apply a class to it. There is a javascript that runs on page load that goes and looks for textboxes with that particular class attached to them and then initializes the TinyMCE control. The TinyMCE code hides the original textbox and spawns a bunch of new html including a table containing the toolbar and an iframe which is where you actually end up typing into. The first image you posted makes me think there is somehow a negative css margin being applied to the content inside the iframe.  The second image makes me think the javascript never loaded that makes all the TinyMCE "magic" happen. In Firefox, if you right-click on the textbox when there is no toolbar (ie: "totally broken")  and click "Inspect Element", my guess is that it is just the normal <textbox />. Otherwise, you'd see an <html /> element inside an <iframe />.
    When I said we've been in contact with TinyMCE, that probably did sound vague but not because I'm trying to be political but because I'm not the particular developer who contacted them or have been working on it Smiley I remember Geoff mentioning he had either emailed someone at TinyMCE or filed a bug but I'm not sure what the outcome was. I just replied to you because he was on break for the week and I didn't want you to think the problem was being ignored.

    Anyway, the other day after we spoke about this, I downloaded a new, untouched version of TinyMCE and I did not see the strange focus issues in IE9 out of the box that we are seeing on our site so I tend to think the problem is on our side somewhere. Could be a stylesheet issue, could be some of our other javascript not playing nicely. We have a "theme" that is being applied which contains our C9 emoticons and who knows what else that may be causing the issue as well. Geoff, who just got back from a lovely break, is working on it as we speak and I think he may have less hair now than when he started Wink

    Can you do me a favor and look at the example on the TinyMCE site (link below) in Firefox and IE and tell me if you're having any of the same problems with those examples? I'm mostly curious about the negative margin and no toolbar issue that you posted the images about since I haven't heard of anyone else having those issues.


  • 'Mark as Troll' button

    Lol.. that's an awesome idea Smiley

  • Whacky account part2.

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  • Cannot play ch 9 video on ipad ?

    Which video in particular? It should work.. and I don't think anything has changed in the last few weeks anyway.

  • When will the buggy comment control be fixed ?

    @Mr Crash: Yeah, the box height thing isn't something we'll probably fix/change at least any time soon since it doesn't prevent people from using the site. The focus issue is for sure what we're trying to fix. You're the first I've heard with any issues in Firefox though - what happens in the latest official version for you? Is it the focus issue like IE9 RC?


    @spivonious: Yep, exactly what I saw earlier on IE9 RC.