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torsjn
08.06.2013 , 11:49 AM | #1
swtor.com forums, some text boxes don't work

For example, when making a thread, I can not enter anything into the "Title" box, and I can't do forum searches anymore, because it won't let me enter any text into the "search terms" text box.

EDIT: I see my thread got titled "ffff".. so it seems that maybe they accept text in the box, but it's just invisible until after posting

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Alec_Fortescue
08.06.2013 , 01:02 PM | #2
I can't see what I type into some text boxes at all. Like post/thread/message title or pm recipients. Maybe only certain individuals got it for a reason? ;]
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08.06.2013 , 01:05 PM | #3 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hi there,

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ninjonxb
08.06.2013 , 01:16 PM | #4
I am seeing something similar but not actually having any problems because of it.

I am running Safari 6.0.5 on Mac 10.8.4. It seems like a CSS problem. I cleared everything and the problem is still there. This started today if you updated the CSS on the website.
http://postimg.org/image/yy4gg59cl/
http://postimg.org/image/8a5dhlb15/

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Tatile
08.06.2013 , 03:56 PM | #5
The off-set thread subscription page is just really annoying. I thought it was a pretty stupid looking forum update.

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DarthDak
08.07.2013 , 12:43 AM | #6
In addition to the above, the fields on the advanced search page are also acting up. In my case (latest Chrome 28.0.1500.95 m, on 64-bit Windows 7) they are all too wide and the right column ends up offset further right quite a bit. They still work, but the appearance is all wrong.

(In case anyone doesn't already know: In order to get to the advanced search page, hit the search button without entering any text to search for, and you'll get sent to a page where you can specify much more for your search.)

Most posts in this thread so far hint at this being a CSS issue. Either the CSS itself has changed, or the markup to which the CSS is applied has changed in such a way that the CSS is no longer applied correctly. Either way, it doesn't look good and should be reviewed and fixed.

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ninjonxb
08.07.2013 , 08:50 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by ninjonxb View Post
I am seeing something similar but not actually having any problems because of it.

I am running Safari 6.0.5 on Mac 10.8.4. It seems like a CSS problem. I cleared everything and the problem is still there. This started today if you updated the CSS on the website.
http://postimg.org/image/yy4gg59cl/
http://postimg.org/image/8a5dhlb15/
I also see this exact same thing on windows 7 and Chrome ( both fully updated as of Aug 6)

Looking at the code there are no indicators of when things may have been changed. So it could be new forum software that now needs updated CSS. New CSS that does not work correctly. Or a mix of the 2. (or something completely different, but my experience working on Web software this screams CSS)

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Glower
08.07.2013 , 09:05 AM | #8
Firefox 23 here!
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torsjn
08.07.2013 , 11:05 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Hi there,

We're keeping an eye on this thread for now. Please continue to provide details or confirmation if this is happening for you. Additionally, please be sure you test this on more than one internet browser and after clearing your cache and cookies.

My original attempt (the o.p. of this thread) was with the Firefox browser.

I tried with IE today, and the forum text boxes seem to work ok in the IE browser. I re-tried with Firefox, and some text boxes still make the text invisible when you try to type.

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CobraGuru
08.07.2013 , 12:59 PM | #10
I had the same issue on firefox. was obliged to launch ie to make a new thread