(Weirdness) Odd behavior of Shoutbox box

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Online pauldelbrot

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« on: January 08, 2018, 01:11:43 PM »
Occasionally the Shoutbox box makes a loud "DONK-DONK" sound and flips over -- by which I mean, switches from displaying its contents in reverse chronological order (newest at the top) to chronological order (newest at the bottom). It usually happens shortly after page load, if it's going to, but not always. It happens more frequently on post composition pages (like I'm typing this into) than other pages. It can happen twice without an intervening page load, and when it does it remains in chronological order rather than returning to reverse chronological order.

I have not, at least thus far, experimented with typing anything into, or clicking anything on, that part of any page here; these events have occurred without any user interaction on my part.

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 07:00:17 PM »
yeah I've noticed the shoutbox displaying in reverse, particularly after posting something.

you can turn the sound off with the first icon on the top right of the shoutbox.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »
Indeed, we are aware of this problem and hope for a fix in the next shoutbox version.
The sound you hear is the one that usually plays when there's a new message. If it annoys, just mute it as claude described.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
The sound you hear is the one that usually plays when there's a new message. If it annoys, just mute it as claude described.

I thought it might be, but part of the "flips over" bug is that sound playing erroneously when there isn't a new message. In particular, there hasn't been a new message since January 4 but it's generated that sound several times since then.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 09:54:42 AM »
yes, it plays too when that flip-error occurs.
if you refresh the page the shoutbox displays correctly again, btw.


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