For anyone having problem using reply button, for the time being, please use FastReply
And, if you are having problem opening a new thread
, here is one way to do it, done by Nepharski
and posted on "Site Question and Comment"
thread (post #28).
QUOTE(Nepharski @ Nov 9 2006, 12:53 AM) [snapback]471582[/snapback]
Alright, pay attention. If this is hard to follow, I'll see if I can whip up some screenshots. Also, this may not work for everyone.
Essentially, you have to play ping-pong with the site. I can't speak for everyone, but when I click "NewTopic," it briefly shows me the regular compact screen for a second or two before stretching indefinitely. What I do is take advantage of the time difference to click in the Topic Title space and type out what I want to call my thread; odds are it will stretch away while you're typing, but don't worry, it should still be there.
Now this is where it gets tricky, and might just be my fortune on this computer: If I click back and then forward on my internet browser (Big arrow buttons, can't miss 'em), then it preserves my message (all of it: titles, quotes, the works). So then I rapidly hit back then forward, and with the time delay I can but my cursor on the text box and type something. I'll tell you what to type after the next step.
The second to final step is along the same lines. Rapidly go Back and Forward, scroll down, and click the "Submit Topic" button. This may take a couple of tries (It did for me), but only a minor inconvenience and you will nail down hitting it on time after a few misses.
As for the body of your topic, what I'd suggest is just typing some gibberish, just a few letters worth. Once your topic exists, go back and edit in "Editing message into post" or something along those lines. Save that edit, then go back in and type out whatever it was you wanted to make a thread about.
Viola. An inconveniently made thread for an inconvenient time.
(Or, if you can, switching your Internet browser from Internet Explorer to FireFox, or Opera would seem to solve the problem also.)
Hope that helps.