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Old March 2, 2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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cant edit

cant edit my about me section?
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Old March 2, 2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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Do you get an error message?
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Old March 2, 2015, 09:06 PM   #3
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I drag the curser over the words I want to change it marks them like normal
I try to use the space bar to delete the area I marked and nothing happens
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Old March 2, 2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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That could be a browser issue. Try using the delete key if you selected the words (the spacebar may act differently than the preferred "delete" key), or put the cursor at the end of the word(s) and use the backspace key.
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Old March 3, 2015, 08:43 AM   #5
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Did you click the edit icon (yellow pencil) to the right of the text first? It's merely text on the page until you click that to turn it into an editable field.
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Old March 3, 2015, 11:05 AM   #6
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What yellow pencil? (Maybe it's added by a browser?) The fields in the "Edit Your Details" page are always editable.

BTW, it's not his browser necessarily. I checked the select text/replace text action and it does indeed fail. Normally, with most editable fields, you can highlight a portion of text and begin typing your new text which will immediately replace the highlighted text. That works in most instances, but not on that particular page. There's no need to look into fixing it since there is a very simple workaround for the "problem".
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Old March 3, 2015, 02:52 PM   #7
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If he's using that page, then I have no idea what the problem is.

I was thinking he was referring to pages like http://thefiringline.com/forums/member.php?u=64389

It doesn't provide that option if it's someone else's page, but if it's yours (replace 64389 with your userid), you get the option to edit.

Buzzard, if you're still having problems, please provide the url of the page you're talking about.
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Old March 3, 2015, 03:44 PM   #8
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Ah ha! I never noticed that that page was editable. In the for-what-it's-worth department, that version isn't select/replace editable either.
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Old March 3, 2015, 08:58 PM   #9
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