My post does not show up
If you use the browser's back button several times after posting a message, you are
looking at the page as it was before you posted the message. Clicking links
from the Navigation Bar avoids this problem.
If you still have a problem, then your browser is pulling the document out of its
cache instead of reloading the document, and it keeps displaying the old version of
the document. To avoid this, set your browser to verify documents every time upon
loading as follows:
- Internet Explorer: Click on Tools, then on Internet Options....
Under "Temporary Internet files" click the "Settings..." button. Under "Check for newer
versions of stored pages," select "Every visit to the page." Then click on OK to
exit the settings dialog box, and finally on OK to exit the options dialog
- Netscape Communicator: Click on Edit, then on Preferences...,
and then on the + icon next to "Advanced." Then click on Cache
from the expanded tree. Under "Document in cache is compared to document on
network," select "Every Time." Then click on OK to exit
Text entry boxes reset when I resize windows
This appears to be a feature (or a bug) with some browser programs. The solution is
not to resize windows when you are filling in a text box.
Text entry boxes reset when I use the
This appears to be a feature (or a bug) with Internet Explorer. Most screens in
the user interface preserve the user's input even if an error occurs. In general,
you do not need to use the back button when you are presented with a form to correct
Text entry boxes don't fit entirely
Unfortunately, text entry boxes cannot be resized within the document to fit on
your screen. One option is to drag to the left the border between the main menu
and the page containing the text box. Alternatively, you could increase your
desktop size to 800x600 or higher. Warning: If you resize the frame,
all text contained within the text box will be lost and must be re-entered.
Some links present "not found" messages
Moderators can set up links that appear as subtopics but really link to a page
that is outside of the discussion board. Likewise, anyone posting a message
can include links. If links are entered incorrectly or change, you will get
an error message. If you get an error message, contact the moderator (be sure
to specify where the bad link was). The moderator can then fix or remove
the bad link.
Strange characters appear
Depending on your browser and operating system, some special characters and formatting
will not be displayed correctly. This is especially noticable with browsers below
Netscape Navigator 3.0 and below Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0. Some fonts are
specific to the Windows operating system and will not be displayed correctly on
Text entry boxes don't show up correctly
Netscape Communicator 4 appears to have a bug that prevents text entry boxes from
showing up correctly in some cases. If you click the mouse under the "Add a
Message" line, where you think the text entry box would normally be, you get
a cursor. Otherwise, try using the NavBar to go back one page and then return to
the page on which the text entry box does not show up.