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Last post Nov 15, 2012 03:11 PM by Dan Bracuk
Nov 12, 2012 03:35 PM|LINK
Does anyone know what causes this? There is an example in this thread.
My actions, with IE9, were:
Type some stuff into the textarea.
Use Ctrl-tab to switch to another tab. Do some stuff in that tab.
Use Ctrl-tab twice to get back to original tab.
Use tab key to shift focus to the tags text box.
Use enter key to submit form.
Nov 12, 2012 07:55 PM|LINK
occassionally, in my case, either i'm spastic, hitting Entry twice, or there's some latency that fails to prevent me from being spastic, or both.
when this occurs, i simply use "Alert Moderators" and ask them to remove my duplicate post.
Nov 12, 2012 09:37 PM|LINK
I'm too lazy to hit Enter twice. If it were my application doing this, I'd be embarrassed.
Nov 12, 2012 10:15 PM|LINK
I can't identify the root cause in this case, but i did clean up the duplicates.
Nov 12, 2012 10:42 PM|LINK
I wonder what would happen if I tried the same thing from Firefox 16.0.2
Only appeared once.
Nov 13, 2012 01:45 AM|LINK
Thanks for the report and taking the time to post your repro steps.
I couldn't repro this in IE9 following your steps. I do believe that there is some sort of issue, but we've not been able to repro. We have nearly 1000 posts every day on the site, and only see this dupe problem maybe a few times per month. It may have
something to do with specific browser plugins, but it's hard to say.
Nov 15, 2012 03:11 PM|LINK
I managed to do it again with similar keystrokes using IE 9. This is the thread:
This time the actions were:
1. Read the post.
2. Ctrl-tab to switch tabs.
3. Alt-A-g to bring up Google from Favourites. Run a google search.
4. Ctrl-tab to switch tabs.
5. Select Reply. Type stuff. Tab to tags key and submit form with Enter key.
I was interupted while typing this post. I did a Ctrl-T to open a new tab. Then I used the favourites menu from the keyboard to bring up an internal page, and closed the tab with Alt-F4. Let's see how often this post appears.