Wrong post title

By Poppa Bear ยท 10 replies
Apr 30, 2011
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  1. I just created a new post and made an error in the title. It should have read BSOD but typo error made it BSOS.

    Can one of the administrators please change the title for me?

    This is a link to the post here.

    Thank you sorry for the boo boo.
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Done for you. :)
  3. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 237   +7

    Thank you very much, really appreciate and sorry to put you to the trouble.

    Cheers PB :)
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    Running any version of Firefox, you can install an add-on called "NoScript". With this extension running, you can allow or deny any or all scripts on a page.

    The script called, "googleapis" is the one that allows, (or denies), editing the title of the post. Running, you can't edit the title, with the script stopped, you can.

    "googleapis" affects other functioning of the site also, so in general, you might as well permit it. But like I said, stop it, and you can edit your title.

    (Is it all right to give out this info)?

    (I think that "googleapis" is a "cloud" "applette". Anybody want to ring in on that)?

    Please note that "NoScript" is also a solid security add-on for Firefox. It blocks all sorts of cross site scripting shenanigans, keeping you safe from many attacks
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I think the distinction is between editing the title of a post vs. a thread.

    On occasion i've had similar issue. I think the distinction is: when a thread is created the thread title = the first post's title. You can later edit post titles but that doesn't change the thread title unless you ask a mod to change it.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    You do agree with the rest of my post?
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Only speaking based on observation (so i defer to any TechSpot or other web developer might explain or state otherwise :) )

    You're right that some TechSpot functions need "googleapis" scripts enabled in order to work. (Cases in point: I noticed some of TechSpot's click-able buttons don't work when googleapis is disabled - such as buttons to insert quote, code, hyperlinks and smilies when writing a post)

    But i don't think editing a post title relies on googleapis (the edit itself is modifying text in a text box, and the Reply Post, Save Changes and Preview Changes buttons don't seem to depend on googleapis - assuming i remember correctly - which is sometimes a large assumption about my memory ;) )

    /* edit */
    Ooops. Edited to modify a typo in my orginal text above
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    OK, let's try a little experiment, using Firefox and "NoScript"

    Try to edit one of your posts with "googleapis" running.

    You'll notice that there is no title box, and the, "reason for editing" box is underneath the body of the post.

    Then, kill "googleapis" and try to edit the same post. You'll notice that the title box now does appear above the body of the post, and the "reason for editing" box appears above that.

    You should reload the page after changing script permissions.
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Ohhhhhh.. Yes. Now i know what you're referring to :)

    The TechSpot edit post window is different when googleapis is enabled vs. when it's disabled.
    > When enabled, one must first click Edit button then must also click Go Advanced before you can see the post's Title text box in order to change it
    > When disabled, one only need click Edit button to see it all

    I didn't notice that distinction before. Thanks for pointing it out :)
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    Unfortunately for me, "go advanced" buttons have an automatic association with, "oh crap, something else I have to learn". :eek: (It comes from dealing with importing image tags in PSE)

    But, IDK that you could edit the title panel in "advanced" mode, so I learned something too.. :)
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    LOL I also know that same feeling only too well!:D

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