A couple of hours ago any attempt at accessing straightdope.com hauled up a page telling me the site could not be found. That lasted for 90 minutes or more, but there is no mention of it in About This Message Board, so now I’m wondering if that problem was mine alone.
If I understand you correctly, you hit the quote button but the edit window opened and the quoted post was not present. But when you hit other posts it worked. Correct?
I had a similar incident in another thread. I hit the multiquote button, then opened the reply window but the text wasn’t present. I tried refreshing the page, but it didn’t work. I went back and checked and the posts were ticked.
Later I opened a different thread to reply and my quotes magically showed up “you have two other posts selected, do you wish to display these quotes as well?”.
The last time I encountered the problem, if I refreshed the page it would typically pull up the quote, so it was a server lookup that refreshing helped. I don’t know why it didn’t help this time.
Supposedly they are swapping out the server, so it is likely related.