When I cam onto the boards last night, the pages looked a little different, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. I opened an existing thread, decided to add a comment and…
there was no reply button.
So I went back to the thread list and re-opened the thread. Same deal. The thread was still opened, I couldn’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be able to post. So I went back to the forum and saw
THERE WAS NO “NEW THREAD” BUTTON! :eek:
I wandered around several forums and threads trying to find a way to post. It seemed my communications privileges had been revoked. I saw that the top right of the page said “Welcome, Boyo Jim”, and I had a log-out but not a log-in option. So “it” (the server?, software?, whatever) knew who I was, and wouldn’t let me post. Then I did a vanity search trying to figure out WTF I might have done to get me banned without warning. :smack: Nothing came up.
And then I thought I probably couldn’t even BE logged in if I was banned. And finally I thought to click on the “forum tools” link and learned I could still start a new thread. But I still couldn’t reply within a thread, as there isn’t an option for it among the “thread tools” list.
So I relaxed, and figured something was just screwed up. And low and behold, my normal REPLY and NEW THREAD buttons are back today.
For a while there I felt opressed – in some kind of internet Gulag.