I've never noticed this before, only the last day or so. When typing a quick reply in Chrome I can't make paragraphs (hit enter and the blinking text cursor disappears), and editing to try to create paragraphs occasionally crashes the site in any browser tabs it's open in.
If it's some obscure thing I've done to my computer then my bad, but I only notice the issue on MMO-Champion and again, only for a few days now.
The pages all appear to be fully loaded and I'm not having any other issues.
I haven't had any crashing yet, but I've also had troubles making paragraphs. Sometimes it lets me, other times it doesn't, but editing always lets me make paragraphs. Even for this reply I'm gonna have to edit for my next line.
It started to happen after they did the software update for this forum.
Not sure. I believe it was switched back. Have you tried other browsers? Are you using any addons?
Haven't tried any other browsers, I'll give Firefox a go for a bit but my guess is it'll turn out to be just Chrome (apparently it has a bit of a reputation for text-entry issues, I've had them on one or two sites but never at anywhere near the same time/in the same way).
I did get AdBlock semi-recently (although I've had it for a fair bit longer than I've been having this issue). I don't really mind white-listing MMO-Champion so I might try that for a bit as well. Other than that I have a few timer and hex-color selector type addons, nothing that should be affecting display at all.
There's a chrome editor bug that has something to do with auto save, but it's out of our hands -- we need a patch from vbulletin/ckeditor. Our devs are seeing if there's any temporary fix or workaround.
For now, the general ways to avoid it:
1. If you see the cursor disappear after you hit enter once, don't hit it again.
2. At that point, you can either copy your entire message and reload the page, or hit ctrl+s and cancel out of the message box, which seems to reset it.
It sucks, and we're doing everything we can... but it might not be enough to fix it until vBulletin updates.
I had this same issue a bit ago editing a post. Now that I think about it, it happend on 3 tabs at the same time although only 1 of them had an edit window open. It hasn't happened since ( maybe 40 mins ago it happened.) Not sure how to duplicate but i'll do my best.
Also around that time when I was typing, when I tried to press <enter> to drop to the next line, it didn't do anything but remove my cursor. It was odd.