07-23-2016 until 08-24-2016
If You Have a Grey Box When Trying to Post We Have a Fix
If you are trying to post but you are unable to do so because you are seeing a grey box we have a fix for you.
Follow the directions below and you should be good to go:
Go to the top of your page. See a little bit to your left "Forum Actions". Click on Forum Actions.
After clicking on Forum Actions a drop down box appears. Click on General Settings. In General Settings scroll down. You will come to "Miscellaneous Options"
Right below you will see the Message Editor Interface. Inside the message interface box are three choices.
1-Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Edition (by the way that stands for "What you see is what you get")
2-Basic Editor - A simple text box
3-Standard Editor - extra formatting controls..
I've cut and pasted below exactly what it looks like below
Message Editor Interface:
- Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing
- Basic Editor - A simple text box
- Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls
Look at the box you have checked, then try another box. I had "Basic Editor" and I got the Grey box of Doom too. When I changed it to "Enhanced interface" The grey box went away.
Try changing your settings in this area and see if that helps. If not please PM me and let me know.
05-05-2016 until 08-06-2016
Visitors & Members/ Chrome Users/Fix for Shock Wave Crash
I use Chrome and tried this and the problem was immediately fixed.
Please understand I am not a technical person at all. That's why my directions for technical issues sound just like when I give directions to anyone who is lost. I don't use tech terms. I describe everything in easy to explain landmarks.
Type into your address bar: chrome://plugins
Then scroll until you see "Adobe Flash Player".
Make sure where it says "Adobe Flash Player" that the blue line underneath says, "Enable". This should grey out your box and disable your Adobe Flash Player. This is where the problem originates.
If the blue line below Adobe Flash says, "Disable" then click on the word Disable and "Enable" will appear.
The blue line below Adobe Flash must say "Enable".
Then close out the screen.
This took care of the whole issue for me.
This is an Adobe Flash issue and is happening everywhere.
If you are a visitor or member and have issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave continues to work hard to see we are doing everything possible on our end to make sure the site runs smoothly and without interruption.
10-16-2014 until 11-18-2016
We Need a Minute of your Time Please
Dear Websleuths Members,
We have over 1000 cold cases on Websleuths. Some of them decades old others fairly recent.
If you could please take a moment and look at our cold cases. CLICK ON THIS LINK to see the Cold Case Forum.
All we ask is you look over the cases and if so inclined post a comment on one or more of the cold cases.
By posting a simple note of encouragement to the loved ones dealing with a cold case you can make a difference.
I can tell you it means the world to people who find Websleuths while looking up information about their loved one's cold case and reading a thoughtful post from a stranger.
Most of these people feel forgotten by everyone. A simple post from you lets them know people do care and have not forgotten.
There are 45 pages of Cold Cases on Websleuths, 25 threads to a page.
Please take a moment and post on one of these cases. You could help a total stranger not feel so alone.