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Old 07-11-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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Angry Why?

This Thread is more than 906 days old, you can't reply to it.

I'm not asking why I received this message. I understand that perfectly.

But what I am asking is lots of other "why"s:

Why did the vBulletin software even have a "Post Reply" button displayed if can't post a reply?

Why did it let me click on it?

Why did it waste my time by permitting me to enter a reply, insert a picture, click on "Preview Post" and only then finally display the error message shown above in red?

And for it's final insult, I when I clicked on "back", everything I entered in the message window was gone.

Don't you think that, at minimum, the software should have displayed this message when I clicked on "Post Reply"?
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You must have overlooked this.

In the same box is this option you can check that will let you reply;

"I am aware that this Thread is rather old but I still want to make a reply".
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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You must have overlooked this.
You're right, Dirk. I did overlook it because I wasn't expecting or looking for it. So, I'm guilty as charged. However, in my opinion, this warning message is poorly placed and here's why.

On my monitor, when the "Reply to Thread" screen appears, it displays most, but not all of the "Message" window. I begin entering my text and when the cursor gets near or below the bottom of the viewable portion of the "Message" window, I scroll down just enough to expose the entire "Message" window. When I'm finished, I scroll down to the "Reply" and "Preview" buttons.

At this point, I'm not anticipating any error message because for the last ten years I've been posting on this site, there's never been a warning message displayed there. Besides, my eyes are now focusing on the "Reply" and "Preview" buttons.

Personally, I think the error message should appear above either the "Title" or "Message" so that it can be seen wiithout scrolling.
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