This afternoon I tried 30 or 40 times to save new information in the 'Zur eigenen Person' field. It only worked 2 times, and then only with very short texts. One serious mistake is that the field apparently does not accept the return (Enter) character for linebreaks. However, even when I had no returns in my text, it did not save, and it gave no reason for or hint of the failure; I could only tell when I backtracked several pages, tried yet again to load the Sprachkenntnisse page (though F5 apparently does not work on it -- another bug), and saw the same uncorrected mistakes for the nth time. I have no idea whether there is a secret limit on the number of characters or what, but I have to say, it was, and is, VERY FRUSTRATING.
Later in the afternoon, I tried yet again to edit my profile but then only got a nasty red error message. And now tonight, even when I was only trying to log in, I only got that horrible red error message, time after time after time.
After several failures, I think this time may have worked, so I'm taking the opportunity to send this plaintive message quick while it might still go through.
However, if I see that red error message one more time, I can't promise to be polite! *grrrrrrrrrrrrrr* If you are working on the forum (which would be great), for heaven's sakes, just close it, and give us an error message that says something halfway friendly.
Like, 'We're sorry, but the forum is down for maintenance. If all goes well, we expect it to be back in operation by 11 p.m. MEZ today, Sunday. Thank you for your understanding and patience.'
Thank you for your understanding, which will (hopefully) contribute to my patience.