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Subject: Problems with editing
Date Posted: 8/5/2011 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2008
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When I post a book on PBS, I often find that there are categories that the book fits into that it isn't listed in. I like to go in and add those categories. The problem is, I select a category (ex. History), but when the subcategory box comes up, it doesn't have anything in it. I click on it, but there are no subcategories listed. Has anyone else had this problem?

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I just tried adding "history".  The first sub-category is "--", but when I click on the down arrow, there are lots of choices.

What browser are you using?  I'm on the latest version of Firefox.

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 6:39 PM ET
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I'm using the Internet Explorer that comes with Windows 7.

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 6:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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I'm on that version of IE here at work.  I got the same empty box.  Probably a browser thing. 

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 7:20 PM ET
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You may want to update your Internet Explorer, or, better yet, get Firefox.  It's free and works best with this site.

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 9:21 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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I've pretty much given up on editing for that very reason, Erica. It worked fine for ages, but has been "broken" (or evidently only FF friendly) for a couple of months now. My first box is fine, the others are shrunken and/or empty.  I have IE 8, and since I only have problems here I'm not switching browsers. Plus, I try to help my neighbors and some other older friends with their computers (by phone if possible, lol) - and it's easier if we are using the same thing.

Date Posted: 8/6/2011 2:32 AM ET
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I use FF at home, since IE 8 is really, really, really slow on my home computer.  But at work I don't have a choice, since the filter blocks downloads/installs of any kind.  So I couldn't get FF there even if I wanted to. 

Guess I'll have save my editing for home!

Date Posted: 8/6/2011 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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This is a known issue with editing and subgenres -- the solution the Team promotes is using the latest version of Firefox.

That said, I use Chrome myself, and don't generally have problems, if you want an alternative to try.