Pending Quick reply pre-populated with "Update your status..."

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  1. Mackieman
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    I've been seeing this for the last few days. The quick reply textarea at the bottom of a thread will have this text:

    Update your status...

    When I mouse on to the textarea, the text is not removed. If I quote a post earlier in the thread, the quote is placed under this text and, unless I manually remove it, is posted as part of my reply to that thread.

    I'm using Firefox 3.6.13 and have not seen the issue yet in IE, but I don't use IE very often. Any thoughts?
     
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    That is some really odd behavior. That is the text that shows (and should) in the status update box under your account name in the top navigation. Are you running any FireFox Add-Ons? If so you might want to try turning them off and seeing if the problem persists.
     
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    Update your status...
    Hey Tim, I only have HTTPFox installed (but not running) and Tab Mix PLus which I disabled to test but still see the issue.
     
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    Hah, there is a fine example right there.
     
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    Hmm, it appears to only happen when I'm viewing a thread and then press F5 to refresh.
     
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    Yep, it only appears after refresh, never on initial page load. How interesting.
     
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    Hmm, I'm not seeing anything like that on 3.6.14, you might want to try clearing your cache. Or if you have any kind of helper tool that autofills fields for you, you might want to make sure that it didn't accidentally pick up that phrase somehow.
     
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    Updated to 3.6.14 and envoked private browsing and still see the issue. Let me check a few other computers.
     
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    Yep, happens on this machine. Moving on...
     
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    Happens on this machine, different OS but same version of Firefox, and this browser has never used milepoint before. The thick plottens!
     
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    Not seeing the issue in IE 8 64-bit, so a CSS issue perhaps?
     
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    I would be surprised if it had to do with CSS. A JS issue/conflict with a cached file was my first though other than an add-on problem. I can't reproduce the problem here though I'm using FF on Mac, I'll give it a try on Windows as soon as I get a chance.
     
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    Edit: The information in this post was dumb and not helpful, so I've removed it. :D
     
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    It is interesting to note that when I turn on the rich text editor for the reply field, the issue does not occur.
     
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    Thanks for that bit of info Mackieman, with that I was able to reproduce the problem. For now I would suggest keeping the rich text editor enabled to avoid this, but we will be keeping an eye on this. Thanks,
     
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    Aww, rich text is for noobs. ;) :D Thanks for the reply, Tim.
     
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    I turned off the rich text editor recently in an effort to help page load performance and I am experiencing the above described problem as well. IME the text shows up when I use the back/forward buttons to go through pages versus clicking a link and having the page reload from scratch.

    FF3.6.14 on W7x64.
     
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    Unfortunately, this issue still occurs with the updated text editor.
     
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    Yes, we haven't yet pinned down what is causing that in FF 3.6.x. From what I have seen it appears that this is not a problem with FF 4.0. That may be a worthwhile workaround to give a try for now if you are interested. The thing is if you try out FF 4, I would be pretty surprised if you ever went back to 3.6. :p
     
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    I've been waiting for most of the feedback to come back from FF4 before I made the leap, as most of my work is affected by JavaScript engine functionality. I'll probably upgrade one of my machines today and l'll let you know if I can recreate the issue there.
     
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    Thanks I'll be watching out for the feedback. So far I haven't been able to recreate in FF4, but I wouldn't rule out that I'm just not managing to reproduce it yet.
     
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    Firefox 4 does not reproduce the issue, as expected. I long for the day that some of the tools I use on a daily basis are updated to be 4.* compatible.
     

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