Small Message Box when creating/replying to a thread

GroundLoop

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Since the issue I identified in the last thread I created was closed quickly and successfully, I decided to post another issue that I have been having consistently for the last several months.

Whenever I create a new thread or reply to an existing thread (not using the "quote" button but the "reply" button), I get a very small "Message:" test area. I have attached images showing the anomaly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hickman
 

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GGJstudios

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I'd bet that if you log out, clear the cache on your browser, and log in again, it will be back to normal.
 
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Doctor Q

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Does it happen if you use another web browser, e.g. Firefox?

If so, does it happen if you use your MacRumors account from another computer?
 
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GroundLoop

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Does it happen if you use another web browser, e.g. Firefox?

If so, does it happen if you use your MacRumors account from another computer?
No, it only occurs on IE 7. (no issues with Firefox 3.5.5).

Hickman
 
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GroundLoop

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I don't think it has anything to do with the version. My work is still on IE6.

Anyway, on the part of IE options > advanced, what are you selections for SSL and TLS? You might try listing a number of the options in advanced to see if you have something different than normal.
Use SSL 2.0 - Unchecked
Use SSL 3.0 - Checked
Use TLS 1.0 - Checked
 
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GroundLoop

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You could select "display a notification about every script error" and then see what the error is when you post.
Not getting any script errors (except for the occasional ad)

Hickman
 
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Not getting any script errors (except for the occasional ad)

Hickman
Well, unless Arn has some ideas, you might want to list all your options in Internet options > advanced. I was thinking it might be a java update, but vBulletin doesn't seem to use java, at least for the part you're having problems with, so I'm stumped as to what it could be.
 
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GroundLoop

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By any chance are you a member of any other vBulletin forum site? It would be interesting to know if you have the problem only with MacRumors.

If you aren't a member of any vBulletin sites, I suggest buying a Mercedes and joining mercedesforums.net. :)
I am a member of [H]ard|Forum and do not have any issues. Not sure which version of vBulletin they are running though.

Hickman
 
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Doctor Q

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I am a member of [H]ard|Forum and do not have any issues. Not sure which version of vBulletin they are running though.

Hickman
They use version vBulletin 3.8.2, which is not our version, but that's a good enough test to show that it's not vBulletin in general, but apparently something specific to your IE7 setup and/or your MacRumors account. There's nothing unusual about your account, and others aren't reporting the problem, so that points back at your computer with IE7.

If you have any add-on products that affect IE7, you should try disabling them.

It would be a helpful test if you could log into your MacRumors account using IE7 on another computer, to see if the problem happens there too. If you use somebody else's PC, be sure to click "Log Out" when you are done to erase your account's cookies from their computer.
 
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admwright

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They use version vBulletin 3.8.2, which is not our version, but that's a good enough test to show that it's not vBulletin in general, but apparently something specific to your IE7 setup and/or your MacRumors account. There's nothing unusual about your account, and others aren't reporting the problem, so that points back at your computer with IE7.
Let me jump in and say that I also have this problem if I reply to a thread (quote is fine). Also using IE7 from work. My workaround is to start typing a few words and then click the preview post button. This then enlarges the text box and it is much easier to continue with my reply. See the attachments for examples.

All the best
Andrew W.
 

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Let me jump in and say that I also have this problem if I reply to a thread (quote is fine). Also using IE7 from work. My workaround is to start typing a few words and then click the preview post button. This then enlarges the text box and it is much easier to continue with my reply. See the attachments for examples.

All the best
Andrew W.
You need to compare your IE7 settings in options>advanced with the OP. Also see what add ons you have versus the OP. That's what I'd suggest to get to the bottom of this.
 
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GroundLoop

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You need to compare your IE7 settings in options>advanced with the OP. Also see what add ons you have versus the OP. That's what I'd suggest to get to the bottom of this.
Nice to see that I am not the only one. Things have been pretty hectic, and I will post my settings tomorrow morning.

Hickman
 
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