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I made a post today and noticed that it was missing the top right hand symbols....only the edit symbol shows.  Please explain/look into this.

https://permies.com/t/40/136028/Corona-virus-prepping#1070825
 
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what 'symbols' were you expecting to see?
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:what 'symbols' were you expecting to see?


Oh I see it's now gained the quote symbol.  It is still missing the +1 -1 and pie symbols
 
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You can't award your own posts pie or thumbs up.  
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:You can't award your own posts pie or thumbs up.  


Yes I know - sorry I wasn't clear.  I meant that just the quote symbol wasn't there....it mysteriously is now.  

However I see that this post I've just made doesn't have the quote sign either. Very strange since the edit button is there.
 
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It's a known bug.

It took a while to find because it's only invisible to the poster and usually self-repairs after a few hours.

Because of it self-repairs, it is a low priority fix.  But I'll give it a nudge to see if we can move it up the queue.  
 
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r ranson wrote:It's a known bug.

It took a while to find because it's only invisible to the poster and usually self-repairs after a few hours.

Because of it self-repairs, it is a low priority fix.  But I'll give it a nudge to see if we can move it up the queue.  



OK.  Just seen your reply here and it's now 5 hours on so hasn't self repaired.  Is this bug affecting other member's posts too?
 
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It's really hard to tell because it's a bug only visible to the poster.

To fix a bug, the developers have to be able to reproduce it, which has been a problem in this case.  (I suspect it only happens to people who were born with Mars in retrograde and a crescent moon - I joke)

Is it the post you linked to in the first post?  
Is it still showing up weird after clearing your browsers history?
Are you viewing on a mobile or desktop view?
which browser?  Which operating system?

 
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r ranson wrote:It's really hard to tell because it's a bug only visible to the poster.

To fix a bug, the developers have to be able to reproduce it, which has been a problem in this case.  (I suspect it only happens to people who were born with Mars in retrograde and a crescent moon - I joke)

Is it the post you linked to in the first post?  
Is it still showing up weird after clearing your browsers history?
Are you viewing on a mobile or desktop view?
which browser?  Which operating system?


I've just cleared my browser's history and yep...still the same situation.
I have a laptop and am in Mozilla Firefox, Windows 10

It would be interesting to learn if others are experiencing this too i.e. not serious enough to warrant taking up a lot of your time just for myself - minor issue after all.
 
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Just to double-check, this post isn't showing the quote button for you? https://permies.com/t/40/136028/Corona-virus-prepping#1070825

The self-repairing bug does seem to follow people - we think it might be a stuck cookie or possibly a browser/computer/IP provider setting.  There might be a relationship to using a VPN. Or it could be linked to something completely unrelated. There's a lot of theories what's causing it.  

Since it's been self-repairing (so far) and non-reproducible, it's got very low priority and most of the development time is going towards a top-secret project that is going to be epic!  
 
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I double-checked, I see the quote button

quote.JPG
looking for the quote button
looking for the quote button
 
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Some amazing people worked on this and they think the bug is mostly solved.

Can you clear your cookies and give it a test for us?  
 
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r ranson wrote:Some amazing people worked on this and they think the bug is mostly solved.

Can you clear your cookies and give it a test for us?  


It is now showing 3 symbols quote, the share boomerang one and 3 dots i.e. not the edit one.  However, when I click on the 3 dots it shows the edit one.  Better than nothing I guess.  Let's leave it like this i.e. I didn't mean you to look into this just for myself as I indicated it was no big deal - thought it could be easily sorted initially (without much detective work!)
 
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It's good to report this kind of things.  We've been trying to track this bug down for years!  Since before I joined permies.  

The edit button does vanish over time due to a mysterious algorithm, so that's also something to consider.

I think you mentioned the report button was missing sometimes.  Did that fix with this update?  
 
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r ranson wrote:It's good to report this kind of things.  We've been trying to track this bug down for years!  Since before I joined permies.  

The edit button does vanish over time due to a mysterious algorithm, so that's also something to consider.

I think you mentioned the report button was missing sometimes.  Did that fix with this update?  


Ah glad that you had other reasons for pursuing this glitch.

When I click on the 3 dots, both the edit and the report button appear.  The quote is there initially and also stays there after clicking on the 3 dots.
 
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I also notice the (...) see more button, today when I tried to edit. I thought it was a new feature that was added today.
Once I clicked on it the Report and Edit buttons showed up. I then thought that maybe they were overwhelmed by folks incorrectly pressing the report button, or maybe too many folks like me was editing there post 5times. Then I thought maybe they are going to roll out an amry of buttons and so they are prepping the system now.
 
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