Major problem with the site

Chris, we have a major problem with the site.  I read HistoryMike's recent post with great sympathy because it had happened to me before.  Just now (twice) it happened again.  It has to deal primarily with the "post" function of a previously saved piece that one is trying to save from one source and import into your site.  In my case, I was trying to import the source http of my editorial.  If it isn't done as your site wants it done, it loses everything one has written... and you can't go back with the "back" key to retrieve it.  It's all gone.  This is NOT an improvement on the previous version of whatever-it-is you were using.

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describe the steps of what happened? From what you said about 10 things could have happened, but some more details would be great.

I am writing a post.  Then I go to my source and go to copy a quote into the post.  I get stopped by a little pop-up that says I have to copy it into the little box first.  I do so, but what I had copied isn't what goes into the little box.  So I go back and recopy what I wanted and try to re-put it into the little SB box.  It has the same result... some extraneous stuff is put in that I didn't copy in the first place.  Somewhere about this time I lose everything I had written.  I try to use the back button in my browser, but it has nothing.  That's about all I can say.

Maybe HistoryMike can shed more light on this problem that he also seems to have had.  All I know is, I wasted some amount of time typing and thinking and ended up with nothing.  Grrr.

 

is one I did not test (nor think about would happen), I will check it out. Could you send me your source? Just e-mail it to me or post it here. I contacted HM about his experience.

Honestly, Chris, I don't know what I was writing about or what the source was.  I erased that bad experience from my mind ASAP.  I can say it was from the AP wire.

I decided to just wait till later but it was the same scenario, that box pops up when you want to do a simple cut and paste, it says my browser settings won't let me directly access so I have to use the box.  Then when you do...everything just disappears.  

I don't know what setting is that makes that box come up but that appears to be where the problem is. 

I'm using FireFox the latest version.

 

 

We don't remember days only moments...

right clicking copy and paste? I am not a right clicker :)

is just a test, let's see how it goes.

AirTran Airways apologized Friday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security. One of the passengers said the confusion started at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C., when he talked about the safest place to sit on an airplane.

AirTran Airways apologized Friday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security. One of the passengers said the confusion started at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C., when he talked about the safest place to sit on an airplane.

 

AirTran Airways apologized Friday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security. One of the passengers said the confusion started at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C., when he talked about the safest place to sit on an airplane.

Oregon is among a growing number of states exploring ways to tax drivers based on the number of miles they drive instead of how much gas they use, even going so far as to install GPS monitoring devices in 300 vehicles. The idea first emerged nearly 10 years ago as Oregon lawmakers worried that fuel-efficient cars such as gas-electric hybrids could pose a threat to road upkeep, which is paid for largely with gasoline taxes.

President George W. Bush on Friday branded the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an "act of terror" and outlined his own condition for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying no peace deal would be acceptable without monitoring to halt the flow of smuggled weapons to terrorist groups.

Oregon is among a growing number of states exploring ways to tax drivers based on the number of miles they drive instead of how much gas they use, even going so far as to install GPS monitoring devices in 300 vehicles. The idea first emerged nearly 10 years ago as Oregon lawmakers worried that fuel-efficient cars such as gas-electric hybrids could pose a threat to road upkeep, which is paid for largely with gasoline taxes.

AirTran Airways apologized Friday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security. One of the passengers said the confusion started at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C., when he talked about the safest place to sit on an airplane.

 

 

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I am a right clicker - I use my mouse rather than the control C or control V options.

What I don't understand is what brower settings are creating this as an issue since that's what it says when the box pops up. 

First you get a pop up window that states:

Your browser security settings don't permit the editor to automatically execute copying operations. Please use the keyboard for that (Ctrl+C).

Then the window pops up then you have to hit paste again and now it appears to be going into the post - before it didn't and if you hit back?  Everything was gone.

 

 

We don't remember days only moments...

that is a very specific error. I can probably look it up now. Thanks.

is what it says

 

Security warning when using toolbar or context menu cut/copy/paste commands. How to enable them to work properly?

Firefox has very rigid security features that blocks script based application, like FCKeditor, to have access to the computer clipboard. So, when using this browser, it is quite common to see a warning like the following when clicking in the “Cut” button on the toolbar:

"Your browser security settings don’t permit the editor to automatically execute cutting operations. Please use the keyboard for that (Ctrl+X)"

There are ways to configure Firefox, granting the necessary permissions to FCKeditor to make pasting operations. Check out "Granting JavaScript access to the clipboard" at MozillaZine for more information.

To make the configurations easy and very intuitive (integrated with the FCKeditor interface), we recommend the AllowClipboard Helper extension.

 


http://kb.mozillazine.org/Granting_JavaScript_access_to_the_clipboard

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/852

Not exactly a solution, I may need to disable the contextual menu so that the box won't come up. I will play around with it some more.

What's strange is I've never had that error come up anyplace else, I got an email from a friend who told me almost the same thing.

I'm glad I could help provide something specific, I'll look into the extension.  I know from what I went through in changing things around that it can be quite an adventure to make sure that everyone, using the variety of versions and browsers that are out there can all have the same access.  

 

 

We don't remember days only moments...

think I will recommend people do this. I think if I can disable the contextual menu past and just allow the normal Web browser paste everything will be fine.

I removed the contextual copy and paste menu (right click menu). I tried removing the whole menu and returning to the default Web browser one, but that caused problems. It can be done. For now if you have to paste or copy, do it the old fashioned way while I work to disable the menu. You may need to clean your cache to get the update or it will naturally update after a period of time. In the meantime, don't right click to paste :)

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