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At times, when Previewing a post, the edit screen goes completely blank with only the SOURCE button accessible (all other formatting icons are greyed-out). If the post is then saved, the post is also blank. We are making sure to supply a Title so that's not the issue, apparently. The Preview screen contains all the formatting as would be expected, but the edit screen is blank.
This is contingent on the BBcode used, though. If the post contains pure, non-formatted text, this NEVER occurs.
It seems that using the color text can cause this. Also, using tables can make the edit screen blank. It doesn't seem to matter how much colored text is used. I've had this occur with just a phrase or two, each with a different color. At times, the text is both italicized and colored. Same deal, blank edit screen. I've recommended our community to not use tables because that seems a reliable cause of the anomaly.
Somehow, it seems like the buffer that stores the temporary information gets easily confused or conflicted so cannot transfer the content to the edit screen. Dunno. Just guessing. But this has been going on for years and I figured it was time to try to understand the dynamics so that contributors do not think something is wrong with their account.
Right now, the only work-around I've discovered is to just copy the entire Preview screen, paste it into the blank edit screen and Save without checking an additional Preview.
Any ideas? Is this happening on other Forumer boards?
I'd appreciate any recommendations about how to avoid this (other than suggesting no one tries to format their posts.) Hopefully, it's just a browser setting or some such benign adjustment.
Thanks for your attention.