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This is my first attempt to add a note.

I entered the note in the box, but when I clicked on "Add Note" nothing happened.

The "Add Note" box under the text lights up when I mouse over it, but nothing happens when I click on it.

What am I doing wrong?

Update: I tried last night and today using Firefox 22 and IE 8 with windows XP SP3 with no result.

asked 29 Jul '13, 22:49

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edited 30 Jul '13, 14:23

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What browser are you using on what operating system?

(29 Jul '13, 23:06) SomeoneElse ♦

Could you please try not logged in (if you were so when doing the first try)?

(29 Jul '13, 23:18) aseerel4c26 ♦

I tried in Chrome and it worked. The note also appears in IE 8. I was not logged in when I used Chrome.

I tried IE 8 logged in and not logged in and the note wouldn't "take".

(29 Jul '13, 23:37) cwc

I have no Firefox 22 or IE8 available (and don't want to create a useless test note with another browser version). So someone else needs to try (logged-in with FF22 or IE8). At some state it should be reported at our trac ticket system. Maybe even now - not sure when the best point to switch-over is.

(29 Jul '13, 23:49) aseerel4c26 ♦

Is there a way to delete my own note? If so I could try it with Chrome when I'm logged in and then using a different computer with FF and IE8.

(30 Jul '13, 00:02) cwc

no, there is no way to delete your own note - to my knowledge

(30 Jul '13, 00:18) aseerel4c26 ♦

I get the same issue and have logged it in trac here. Although IE8's fairly old now, it still seems to be a significant (though falling) portion of general web browsing.

(30 Jul '13, 08:23) SomeoneElse ♦
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About 40 notes were created today also in the last minutes notes are created.

  • Could be that you (or you are) disallowe(/d) to make connections to the server from
  • Could be that the API was not available (due to whatever problems) at that time your tried. Could be that there was a problem (e.g. read-only mode due to maintenance) with the database behind the API when you tried it.
  • Could be that your browser is not supported (you did not write which you are using)

In all cases a proper error message of the notes feature would be nice (apparently there is not in your case), so please help us to track down the problem.

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answered 29 Jul '13, 23:10

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edited 29 Jul '13, 23:35

How would I know if I am allowed to make connections to the server from

(29 Jul '13, 23:18) cwc

A firewall (that is no usual setup) or browser addon (also not common, but e.g. requestpolicy could - not default - ) allow to make such a setup.

(29 Jul '13, 23:22) aseerel4c26 ♦

As noted above I got it to work in Chrome. What can I do to help if indeed there is a problem with my using EI 8 and Firefox.

(29 Jul '13, 23:35) cwc

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