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Why does the "Got a Tip?" Box refresh when clicked?

by coldReactive-234616612897 / October 14, 2011 4:24 AM PDT

it does this in Firefox 5, 6, 7, 10alpha1 as well as Midori Web Browser (Meaning Safari will do it too, as they're both webkit based.) << It's on this page on the right-hand side.

I did email CNET News directly (but I can't find the "Contact Us" page anymore to re-contact them.) But that was more than two weeks ago, and it still hasn't been fixed.

What happens:

I click any portion of it (Yes, even the submit button) and it will refresh the page immediately, disallowing me to send a tip. If I somehow quickly stop the page from loading and write out what I want to send, pressing submit will simply refresh the page. There is no way to send them a tip, as such.

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I just tried this in FF7 and it works--not great but....
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 14, 2011 8:19 AM PDT

it didn't refresh the browser.

When I submitted it, a message at the bottom read "Thank you! Your message was successfully sent."

Can you please try it again?

And let me know the results.


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No, still refreshes

Sorry, it still refreshes the page when I click the text boxes, text area or the submit button.

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Failed with me as well.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 15, 2011 6:58 AM PDT
In reply to: No, still refreshes

I managed to type "Test" in the Subject Line before the page refresh halted any more typing. I was trying to type Testing.

Strange, the left hand side of the page refreshed as soon as I pressed any key on the keyboard to type, but the right hand side did not refresh, as in, it did not reload. However the cursor disappeared and everytime I clicked inside, the page refresh happened again.

In the end I cheated and did my message in Notepad and copy/pasted the subject line, then copy/pasted the main message.

But then I failed miserably. I hit Submit and nothing. A page refresh but the message remained and no indication that the message had been sent.

I didn't see Lee's "Thank you! Your message was successfully sent." anywhere.

It's broke Lee.


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It works for me...
by John.Wilkinson / October 16, 2011 11:26 PM PDT

Tried a few browsers and it worked every time here. One thing to note, though - I've seen similar issues occur and logging out/clearing my CNET cookies resolved the issue.


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