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I have just been entering a comment, pressed CTRL-Z a few times in order to improve the wording, and suddenly my comment disappeared (or used white text color, whatsoever).

When trying to re-enter the comment (or to comment on a different question), still the text dows not appear (or in an invisible color).

The problem just disappeared after closing and restarting Firefox.

Is this a known StackExchange bug?

(And if so, does anyone mind?)

asked 02 Dec '09, 12:49

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Volker Barth
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edited 11 Jan '14, 07:50

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Graeme Perrow

Couldn't withstand from re-tagging:)

(02 Dec '09, 16:51) Volker Barth

dead-chicken is an EXCELLENT tag, it will have many uses!

(04 Dec '09, 11:36) Breck Carter

Have you waved a dead chicken over the keyboard? (seriously, don't anyone vote this answer up)

FWIW I have experienced an increasing number of Firefox bugs lately, plus stuff that just does not work in FF but is OK in IE8. So it might be SQLA, it might be FF... I still use FF as my main browser but that's looking more and more like too lazy to switch on my part.

...and don't anyone go quoting their horrible IE6 experiences to me, IE8 is not your grandfather's browser :)

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answered 02 Dec '09, 15:37

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I'm running sqla in chrome at windows, and firefox at mac. With no issues on both.

(02 Dec '09, 16:03) Zote

Guess I treat my question as "primarily for the record"...and as to the chicken, that's seems invisible, too:)

(02 Dec '09, 16:49) Volker Barth

@Breck: Thanks for removing the single tags "dead" and "chicken" that I had generated by accident. Of course these are only relevant for SQLA when used together. - Anyone wants to google for "dead chicken Breck"? That might give even more results than "stealth Kleisath":)

(03 Dec '09, 16:10) Volker Barth

@Volker: I removed nothing, I don't think direct deletion is possible... I'm betting they got dropped when the last usage was dropped. I'm wayyyy behind on my administrative duties, for what that's worth.

(04 Dec '09, 11:34) Breck Carter

@Breck: I see - the equivalent to a ON DELETE CASCADE semantics. By the way - that seems to be a missing DRI action - to auto-delete a "parent object" when no longer referenced by any "child"...

(07 Dec '09, 21:11) Volker Barth

@Volker: ON DELETE CASCADE isn't creepy enough for you? You want ON DELETE ANNIHILATE FAMILY? :)

(08 Dec '09, 15:33) Breck Carter

@Breck: Well, let's say the existing alternative is a trigger-based approach, and that is creepier, as you will agree. However, your syntax proposal might not make in the next SQL standard, I suppose. @World: Obviously, this is merely a test how many comments SE can handle and display...

(09 Dec '09, 08:30) Volker Barth

@Volker: Trigger-based versus Cascade... Serial killer versus mass-murderer, splitting hairs if you're the victim, very important if you're Henry Lee Lucas

(09 Dec '09, 13:52) Breck Carter
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It sometimes takes long:

Just found out that typing a capital umlaut turns the edit window in its "invisible state", at least with Firefox 3.5 and above. That's my typical typo when trying to insert an apostrophe because the key is just next to an 'Ä'...

No problem for all ye English users out there, methinks:)

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answered 08 Feb '10, 13:27

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Volker Barth
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To be more precise, it only happens with the capital 'Ä', other umlauts are o.k.

(08 Feb '10, 13:29) Volker Barth

Trying to add a comment, pressing voluntarily the Ä and then Ctrl-Z did not do something unusual. Repeating the same and stepping back with Ctrl-Z until also the Ä was erased: neither. I'm using FF 3.6

(08 Feb '10, 14:42) Reimer Pods

@Reimer: Nor does it on other boxes I have tested. Seems to be a problem on my workplace machine - So no need to bother:)

(09 Feb '10, 20:33) Volker Barth

Instead of using the answer option, is it possible to use the "add comment" option? Or is that available only after posting an answer? I will see it now :)

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answered 27 Dec '09, 09:30

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Got it. One can comment only on their answers, otherwise they should own the thread.

(27 Dec '09, 09:31) Kumar

@Kumar: Once you get 50 "reputation points" you can add comments on everything. And yes, posting a comment is an excellent alternative to posting an actual "answer", it all depends on what YOU want to do, and how you want it to appear. If you want to read about the "philosophy" of this site, read some of the questions posted by me and tagged "faq"... you can also read some articles on - search on "sqla"

(27 Dec '09, 09:54) Breck Carter
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