We are aware of the problem. Andy is looking into it. It occurs in all browsers and on both Mac and WinTel platforms.
For me, the issue is most prevalent after posting a reply. The proper URL for the thread shows in the address bar of the browser but the page is blank. As you say, refreshing the browser “solves” the problem.
many thanks for confirming ! So I do know now that itÂ´s not an issue I am having myself only.
I just had the issue when I was trying to load the main page at URL http://www.buddypress.org
It loads fine for me with Mac OS X 10.5.8 and Safari 4.0.3, also in my own WPMU (2.8.4) install with the latest BP trunk (1696).
…also in my own WPMU (2.8.4) install with the latest BP trunk (1696).
The blank-page issue is specific only to these forums (BuddyPress.org/forum/…). Several of us are running the latest Leopard and Safari versions and often run into this issue after posting a reply to a thread. It seems to occur less frequently when accessing the main forums page.
As far as we can determine, it does not show any tendency to be more prevalent in one browser versus another. It also occurs for at least one of the BP moderators who is on a WinTel machine (for him both in IE and FF).
If anyone else is currently experiencing this issue, please post a quick reply here. Include your OS, browser, and noticed behavior.
UPDATE: I just logged out of BP and was redirected to a blank https://buddypress.org/ page. So, it is not a bug that only logged in people see and it is not restricted to the forums. I did suggest to Andy that the server(s) be rebooted as an easy first step. Sometimes that is all it takes. But, I think BP.org is split between several (how many) servers. I’m not sure what else may share that space. So, it may not be as easy (or at least as convinent) as I would think.
Aye; it’s happening for everyone all the time randomly. My guess is the appropriate people wearing the right hats are already working on it.
P.S. – All browsers; Vista 64, random white screens fixed by refresh. Happens with all actions (posting, editing, and just viewing pages and posts.)
Yep, see my “UPDATE” section in my post above. I brought this to Andy’s attention yesterday. He said he would pass it on.
But, I kind of like the white pages. It makes you feel like you are being kept from seeing something secret! Perhaps it should randomly change the screen color just to add some flavor–black, blue, orange, red or even clear!
I think the white pages identify BuddyPress as giving users a clean slate; something that can easily be built upon.
“BuddyPress: Bear friendly, and no regrets.”
LOL I actually got a white screen when I went to post this.
My guess is it’s a server/user issue; probably getting overloaded as BP becomes more popular. I know that Google is probably indexing the heck out of it, because Googling my name comes up with a TON of BP links.
I can live without the convenience of quicktags. I’m very glad that I no longer have to deal with the “strong” tag issue.
Crap! Okay, I spoke too soon. When I posted the above reply, I received a blank page. But, at least the “strong” tag inserting issue has been “solved”.
I’ve seen this sort of issue with sites using wp-supercache with certain plugins before.