1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Can only make new thread, can't reply

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by jenniferpa, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    Hi, I've just joined this forum, and although I can start a new therad (like this one) I am unable to reply. I'm using mac osx with the browser safari. I did manage to reply once by using explorer, although when I attempted to log in I got a username password not recognised message, and had to get a new pasword sent to me, even though I'd just logged in using safari, so I hadn't had an opportunity to forget my password (it will happen, just not yet).

    Any ideas?

    Jennifer

    PS when I press the sumbit reply button or the preview button in safari nothing happens at all.
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Jennifer,
    Reckon this is one for Bruce and Craig. Mac osx sounds like they make sweets, and I thought a safari was something you went on to see lions etc - so sorry I can be no help whatsoever!
    Helen
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Jennifer,

    I'm not familiar with the browser you use, nor too much with Apple Macs. While I always liked Macs, I always steered clear of them in business because many of their strengths, user-wise, caused problems when trying to communicate with the rest of the world.

    Is there a PC compatibility mode with osx? or a different browser you could try?

    It sounds as if your browser can 'see' the widgets used for "New Thread" and "Submit", but may not be actioning them when they are pressed.

    I'll defer to Nada, who set up TP, and Craig, who is probably more up to speed than I am on connectivity challenges.

    Sorry I can't be helpful.
     
  4. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Bruce,
    From the postings you make I thought you were pretty good on 'connectivity challenges' - you seem to empathise quite well.
    Helen
     
  5. pescy

    pescy Registered User

    Jun 26, 2006
    15
    Hi Jennifer,
    I have a Mini Mac( i know,sounds like something you eat!) I also use safari as my browser and haven't had a problem yet.I'll e.mail my brother(computer whiz),but we could be waiting all week for a reply:( Perhaps you do need to change your browser to Firefox or something? Sorry,as you can tell,i'm useless with computers! Good luck
     
  6. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    checking to see if this works
     
  7. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    Well would you believe it - now it works! Must have been a temporary glitch. Thanks everyone.

    Jennifer
     
  8. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    All right, it must be a specific problem with a given forum. I've just tried to reply to a post I made in the vasxular dementia forum, and the problem is back again!

    In this forum, where I can post/reply with no difficulty, the reply screen is "centred" on the screen, as are the widgets "submit reply" "preview post" but in the other forum, the screen is left justified, and when I hit reply, nothing at all happens. I'm going off to see if it's that specific forum, or if I have the problem elsewhere.

    Jennifer
     
  9. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    Ok, the problem ONLY exists in the thread that I started in the vascular dementia forum. (Vascular dementia - is it or isn't).

    I have no idea what's going on - I don't think I'll be starting any new threads.
     
  10. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Why thank you Ma'am!

    Seems like, as I get better at understanding person-person connectivity, my computer skills get worse at the same rate...?
    I like your analysis technique!
     
  11. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    Yes, I know - it just seems to be that one thread on that one board! Also, I can reply to that thread now provided I use the "quote" button! So, I think we'll just put it down to some weird glitch.

    Jennifer
     

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