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I saw the different problems in this post, but what I see is worse:


  1. log into area51 with Chrome 5.0.375.99 beta on Windows 7
  2. type "television shows" in the proposal search box
  3. hit enter


  • Some results show up while I type ... and/or
  • Results show up after hitting enter


  • Nothing happens while typing or after hitting enter
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Totally broken in XP + FF 3.6.6. – Jon Seigel Jul 17 '10 at 1:34
Does not work on Opera 10 either. – kennytm Jul 17 '10 at 6:32
FF3.6.6 (hardy heron) too – Tobias Kienzler Jul 17 '10 at 8:09
FireFox on Win7 repro, check. – Grace Note Jul 18 '10 at 3:01
Nothing on FF or chrome (Ubuntu) either – Peter Smit Jul 18 '10 at 4:09
Doesn't work with Chrome (Win7) either – Joseph Jul 19 '10 at 15:17
Repro'd on FF, Chrome, IE on Win7. Is there a workaround? Eg. A query string I can enter in the address bar? – Blorgbeard Jul 19 '10 at 15:24
Repro on IE7, Vista. There's an "Error on page" dialog also that says Line: 2 Char: 9372 Error: Object expected. – mmyers Jul 19 '10 at 16:40
Checking back with IE8 on XP, I see the same error that mmyers reports. A manual workaround, by the way, is enter into your URL, and then add your search term to the end. It only works once, though, because the redirect you end up on won't have the same URL. But try it with, say, – Grace Note Jul 19 '10 at 17:04
up vote 6 down vote accepted

This was caused by a typo in our JavaScript. It's fixed now.

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Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – rlb.usa Jul 19 '10 at 21:18
thanks from your downstairs neighbor ;) – adamfogcreek Jul 20 '10 at 14:40
@adam you're welcome :) – Emmett Sep 16 '10 at 19:06

Possible Workaround:

Click Create a New Proposal , and in the Choose a Topic, enter your query. Start typing in the Who is this site for box while your search results are loaded. (Do not click next, do not actually create the proposal).

It doesn't seem to respond well to more complicated queries with + and [ ] etc, but it is a simple search workaround.

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