Anyone else having trouble with pms?

(87 Posts)

It's as though my "message potser" button has morphed into the "Home" button.

It makes me sad.



RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Sep-12 19:01:22

Hi Chaos

Sorry about this - is there still a problem?

DanFmDorking Wed 26-Sep-12 21:55:11

I have just re-booted my PC and cleared the Cache.
The problem is still there.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Sep-12 22:01:45

Blimey, normally tis Knotty and me having problems with PMs for the blankets. And it's not us this time shock

Now I've said that, we are doomed.

<shuffles off>

Chaos - I recommend cutting down on caffeine and refined carbohydrates, plus taking more exercise.

I never get pm's so wouldn't know sad


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Sep-12 22:43:11

Righto - apologies. We will get Tech to have a look.

Tech (MNHQ) Thu 27-Sep-12 00:11:07

Hi, this can happen if the page is slow to load completely. The "Message poster" links become active only after the page has finished loading. if you click them before that they just jump you to the top of the page. Or there might have been a script error on the page. Was it happening on a particular thread or lots? Is it still happening now? Thanks.

madwomanintheattic Thu 27-Sep-12 00:12:21

I'm with talc. <nods sagely and misses the point>

OlaRapaceFru Thu 27-Sep-12 08:28:46

Yes, it's still happening. The page is loaded, but it's still jumping me to the top of the page. I've tested it on a few threads I was on yesterday and every thread I've been on this morning. No joy sad

OlaRapaceFru Thu 27-Sep-12 09:26:17

I've just noticed something. Where it says :

Add message | Report | Message poster

When you hover your cursor over each of those options, there's a underline under the first two but not under Message poster. Could this be something techy to do with it?

dottyspotty2 Thu 27-Sep-12 09:32:57

still like that I tried to pm someone yesterday just took me back to start of page its still the same

OlaRapaceFru Fri 28-Sep-12 05:29:00

Still not working on threads; I've just had to go into my Inbox to send a PM - 'tis most inconvenient as I had to copy the MNer's NN first, as it's a rather long one which I'd probably spell incorrectly, and then paste it into the 'To' thingamijig!

bigTillyMint Fri 28-Sep-12 05:48:28

Another problem here - just had my PC cleaned up and rebooted, etc and (co-incidentally?) the message poster option is no longer workingsad

I had to do what Ola did - verrrrrrrrrrrry annoying!

DutchOma Fri 28-Sep-12 11:43:46

That's what I just did. Like Ola Also using Internet Explorer. Also MN is incredibly slow at the moment. 's Not my computer, cause Facebook and gmail work ok.

ShabbyChit Fri 28-Sep-12 12:06:37

I thought this thread meant are you having trouble with PMS! grin

Logged in to say, yes every sodding month! blush

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 28-Sep-12 12:50:59

It's still not working angry

TheBonkeyMollocks Fri 28-Sep-12 12:55:12

Mine is.fine!


HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 28-Sep-12 13:04:00

Shame the same cannot be said for your use of punctuation hmm

TheBonkeyMollocks Fri 28-Sep-12 13:46:55

Hokey my laptop is still unusable sad

Son random.full.stops in posts is the price I will have to pay for typing on a phone!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 28-Sep-12 14:03:48

Mine is fine!



HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Sep-12 15:52:18


I thought this thread meant are you having trouble with PMS! grin

Logged in to say, yes every sodding month! blush


HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Sep-12 15:56:30


Are people still having trouble with this?

Or have the gods of technology smiled on us? We're having some issues with the site on IE9, and this issue may be part of it. Are you all on IE9?

Mine is still the same - and my Preview Message is still not working either.


dottyspotty2 Fri 28-Sep-12 16:01:11

still missing same with bookmarks

NewKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Sep-12 16:05:47

Thanks for the updates, tech are definitely on the case.

I am on IE9.

Took me a while to find that out, as I am a computer chimp. blush

Actually that's quite an insult to chimps and their level of technical expertise. For that I apologise.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 28-Sep-12 16:14:55

Mine is working using chrome but if i use IE it doesn't work.

IamtheZombie Fri 28-Sep-12 16:14:56

Talc, try Firefox or Chrome. Both of those are working fine for Zombie. Unlike Internet Explorer...

bigTillyMint Fri 28-Sep-12 16:16:04

I have no idea if I am on IE9, but still have the problem!

I can't send PMs either. THought I'd been blocked or summit <it's not paranoia when they're out to get you>

ShirtyKnot Fri 28-Sep-12 16:51:52

Can't send PM's which means that SOME people will be going without their lovebombs.

I hope you're happy Tech. I hope you're ALL happy.

Shirl - can you not even send them if you click on Inbox and then New Message?

My Message Poster button is buggered, but it looks as if I can get around it that way.

I would also like to put in an order for an emergency relief parcel drop of Shirl love. I'll make a big X on the roof in tea-towels, so you can see where to 'let go' when you're flying overhead in the ShirtyCopter.


I was trying to PM Vagas some filth yesterday. She was in need of some dirty inbox. But, alas, her inbox remained clean sad

dottyspotty2 Fri 28-Sep-12 17:11:06

you can do it from google also from inbox

dotty - but it's not the same thrill one gets, as one clicks Message Poster and the little box pops up all fresh and clean, ready to be topped up with filth and depravity for one's lovely chums. sad

<< frotters corduroys >>

Has anyone ever tried PMing themselves? What would happen?

Would there be some sort of minor explosion in the MNHQ bunker, as a valve blows on their improbability drive? confused

dottyspotty2 Fri 28-Sep-12 17:20:16

why don't you try it and see grin

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 28-Sep-12 17:22:14

Have you checked they are not all appearing on your profile Facebook style?

I'm too scared.

I have seen The Matrix, you know. I have no desire to have Hugo Weaving chasing me down the corridor with his shades on and an enormous piece in his hand.

Tee2072 Fri 28-Sep-12 17:33:41

Works for me.

Stop using IE everyone. Stop drinking the MS cool aid.

SandWitch Fri 28-Sep-12 17:35:47

I think that MNHQ are clearly having problems with their PM's.

I still have not received mine to tell me that I have won various competitions this month grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Sep-12 17:59:00


And <boggle> that PM thing is confounding you so much, you missed the arrival of newbie MNHQer NewKateMumsnet....

dottyspotty2 Fri 28-Sep-12 18:01:37

Saw that is there 2 Kates now some of us are sober

Tee2072 Fri 28-Sep-12 18:03:27

Oh hey wow fresh mea... I mean welcome NewKate!!!

I spotted NewKate on another thread and wondered if she was an updated version of an old Kate - with a greener engine and improved styling on the side panels - or a Whole New Kate brought in especially, with fighting skills, for patrolling AIBU on Friday nights with her truncheon.

But I didn't like to ask.

Hello NewKate. brew

dottyspotty2 Fri 28-Sep-12 18:04:06

Talc you can't pm yourself just tried to see what would happen

dotty - did you singe your eyebrows off in the process?

You're a better MNer that I am, Gunga dottyspotty (2).

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Sep-12 18:09:23


Oh hey wow fresh mea... I mean welcome NewKate!!!

Aw, be nice now.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Sep-12 18:10:22


I spotted NewKate on another thread and wondered if she was an updated version of an old Kate - with a greener engine and improved styling on the side panels - or a Whole New Kate brought in especially, with fighting skills, for patrolling AIBU on Friday nights with her truncheon.

But I didn't like to ask.

Hello NewKate. brew

Def WholeNewKate. With added karate kicks.

Hadn't though about truncheon. Good idea...

NicholasTeakozy Fri 28-Sep-12 18:13:43

Firefox for those on Internet Explorer <spits>. Download and install this and you can message people and use bookmarks. EAW.

Tee2072 Fri 28-Sep-12 19:08:33

You aren't making NewKate work tonight are you?!?!


Talk about trial by fire...

OlaRapaceFru Fri 28-Sep-12 19:12:37

On the many other threads I've been whinging about Site Stuff problems recently, I've said frequently that I'm on Firefox. I don't think this issue is specific to IE.

I doubt poor Tech would be able to cope with everyone's PMS though - actually, I'll rephrase that because he probably does. I doubt that poor Tech would be able to do anything about anyone's PMS apart from run away to his Brooklyn bar for a stiff drink grin

Tee2072 Fri 28-Sep-12 19:25:11

Well, it seems to be working for everyone else on Chrome and Firefox.

What OS are you using? Maybe we can narrow it down for Tech?

::suck up::

Trills Fri 28-Sep-12 19:30:41

Chaos if you have bad PMS you should try General Health rather than Site Stuff wink

OlaRapaceFru Fri 28-Sep-12 19:32:32

Ah, finally, a voice of sanity - thank you Tee!

Mac OS X 10.4.11
Admittedly probably a bit 'old' by now. And it doesn't appear to like the new Firefox, so I'm still using an older version.

Trills Fri 28-Sep-12 19:32:41

I just sent a PM to Shirty, I then clicked to send one to Chaos and it was prepopulated with the same text (not the same subject, just the same text in the main box).


Trills Fri 28-Sep-12 19:33:33

But once I'd posted that message and so the page had reloaded it came up nice and clean and empty as it should do.

Tee2072 Fri 28-Sep-12 20:09:02

Just sent a PM to Trills and had the same thing, no subject but same message when I then tried to PM Ola.


::dons deerstalker and meerschaum::

Recently there have been requests to add a 'don't allow PM's' option. Could these errors be because one is being implemented?

::taps nose::

OlaRapaceFru Fri 28-Sep-12 20:51:40

I can send a PM, but I have to do it by going into my Inbox and doing it that way. It's just the 'quick click' that doesn't work!

ahah!Thiso ios it

tvym craaaazxtnnane

stilldufffsutff thouhg

hullo Mekwate MN

whatcoluosr yoyr firot door?>

Tee2072 Sat 29-Sep-12 08:32:44

I was wondering where such a post would appear...grin

OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 08:33:11

I think Chaos's post ^ was directed at you, NewKateMumsnet - if you manage to translate all of that, you'll have passed her initiation test! I think the last bit is "what colour is your front door?" - she needs that info for her spreadsheet - the rest of it makes no sense to me, but I think she'd been on the gin last night grin

Tee2072 Sat 29-Sep-12 08:46:34

She might be saying she's up the duff...



OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 08:59:01

I think the first line might be "ah,ha - here it is (the thread) I thought I'd lost it"

No idea about the second line - maybe she was trying to find crazynanna somewhere?

Crikey, I hope she isn't up the duff, given the amount it appeared she'd been drinking last night shock grin

OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 10:06:33

I've just had my Miss Marple hat on, Tee. On Chaos's drunk thread last night she asked if anyone could check Site Stuff for her PM thread. Crazynanna was kind enough to post a linky to this thread onto the other thread, so she presumably found her way here via that!

So I think that "stilldufffsutff thouhg" refers to PMs still being duff.


Tee2072 Sat 29-Sep-12 10:14:58

Very good Ola! :: impressed::

Trills Sat 29-Sep-12 11:11:13

But why is the colour of NewKate's front door relevant? Is Chaos going to camp outside until her demands are met?

OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 11:15:40

I don't think it is, Trills! Given that Chaos posted that when she was well and truly trollied, there's no knowing what was going through her mind. After all, it's hard to decipher what she's going on when she's sober sometimes. But she does seem to be bizarrely interested in the colour of people's front doors.

I still haven't told her the colour of mine <snort> grin

OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 11:17:37

"it's hard to decipher what she's going on when she's sober"

Aaagghh - it's hard to decipher what she's going on about when she's sober.

(Please fix the Preview Message button while you're at it, MNHQ)

Trills Sat 29-Sep-12 11:33:25

I don't know what colour my front door is. It might be blue. Or red. Or just wood.

Tee2072 Sat 29-Sep-12 12:34:11

I am sitting here trying to remember what colour my front door is.

White? Maybe?

Trills Sat 29-Sep-12 13:04:14

I don't actually have a key for my front door, so I don't use it for going in and out.

Tee2072 Sat 29-Sep-12 13:11:38

Do you use it for other things?


OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 19:59:13

Tee, do you mind if I PM you via my Inbox, just to see if it's working that way? No rush to reply, of course, it's just a wee test!! Just wondering if PMs are working at all!

OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 20:05:46

OK, just sent. As I said, no rush to reply (in fact we're about to have supper soon, so I probably won't get a chance to check until Sunday now!!). But, thanks thanks

OlaRapaceFru Sat 29-Sep-12 20:13:34

Thanks, Tee. Well at least we know they work if we do PMs directly via the In/Outbox. grin

Trills Sun 30-Sep-12 10:40:54

I use it for letting people being me post and takeaway.

OlaRapaceFru Sun 30-Sep-12 16:34:18

"I use it for letting people being me post and takeaway."

Not sure I understand what you mean Trills?

Trills Sun 30-Sep-12 16:35:58

BRING, sorry.

I said that I don't use my front door for going in and out, and Tee asked what I do use it for if not for going in and out. I just open it and receive things that people have brought to me.

OlaRapaceFru Sun 30-Sep-12 16:39:22

Ah. Sorry. You were referring to your front door!
I thought you were referring to sending PM's. I couldn't quite work out how you'd get a takeaway via a PM <snort> grin

Trills Sun 30-Sep-12 16:43:53

That does sound like something that MN could branch out into...

EugenesAxe Sun 30-Sep-12 16:43:54

ShabbyChit - you are not alone. I logged on to say how my cocktail of starflower/evening primrose oil, B6 & iron has made a radical difference to my monthly mood swings and was all disappointed...

DanFmDorking Tue 02-Oct-12 19:32:46

1. 'Preview Message' button still not working.
2. 'Message Poster' still not working.

Is there any chance of getting these fixed?

NicholasTeakozy Tue 02-Oct-12 20:36:15

It's strange, I have sent messages today to two different people direct from threads and they've all gone through. confused

DanFmDorking Wed 03-Oct-12 09:52:19

Both 'Preview Message' button and 'Message Poster' working OK this morning.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Oct-12 15:28:24

Marvellous. It was all down to me, obvs. wink

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