Issue with reviews
URL to your eFiction: http://fiction.tokiohotelfiction.com
Version of eFiction: Always most current
Have you bridged eFiction, if so with what?: no
Version of PHP: PHP Version 5.2.14
Version of MySQL: MySQL client version: 4.0.21
Have you searched for your problem: yes
If so, what terms did you try: reviews, rating
State the nature of your problem: Hey there, A few members have come to me with a rather bizarre problem. I have a screencap of it that sort of speaks for itself. Please keep in mind that we have rating DISABLED on the site and always have. Here's the screencap:
Do you have a test account for us? Upon request
Thanks in advance!
Did you make sure that while you have ratings disabled that you also allowed reviews without ratings?
Yes! It's bizarre because this is only happening to a few members. : I really wonder what's making those few accounts stick like this.
I think I may have a user with the same problem. She tried to leave a review and got the same error message. Additionally, when contacting an author, the message body is actually empty.
I'm using 3.5.2
So far, only one user is reporting this. She has already left reviews on the site with no problem a while ago.
We are also experiencing similar problems with reveiws and contacts being left empty as well as news comments too. So far we seemed to have pinned it down to one common factor. IE. Everybody reporting the problem is using IE as their browser and after recommending that they install another browser, they are reporting that they no longer have any problems.
why is nothing ever easy?
php: 5.2.5 msql: 5.0.45-community
efic version: 3.4.3 latest patches: yes
bridges: none mods: challenges, displayword, beta-search
That might actually be it. I asked the user in question if she had changed anything and she told me she upgraded to IE9. Since she could leave reviews before, it makes sense to suspect IE. It seems, this affects anything on the site where you "write" anything - she can't leave reviews, can't contact authors and cannot write a comment when adding favourites. We haven't tested adding stories yet, though.
Hi guys -
I've got pretty much the same problem - some users can't leave reviews and can't contact other authors. When I login at the site I can review OK (whereas they can't) but I can only bring up the Contact screen for some of the authors (the ones I can't get the screen for are the folks who can't use the functions either).
I've just recently upgraded to the latest eFiction, I'm using Firefox 3.6.17 (I don't know yet what the authors in question are using), my ratings function is enabled and we're using TinyMCE.
Any help appreciated!
My user switched to Firefox and voilà, things worked again. So it looks like it really is an IE9 problem. So basically, a bug.
I would suggest you ask your users if they have any way to try your site with another browser. This might already eliminate the problem.