Help please, iPad 2 won't post on some forums

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    Hello newbie here, help required. When I use one of my forums and I try to post a reply, the keyboard either fails to appear or it appears and immediately shuts down safari. Meaning I can't post on this particular forum. Is it a forum problem or an iPad problem? Thanks in advance
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

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    I have the same problem! Thanks fot helping!
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    Hi, thanks tried that and the problem still persists :-(
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    Do you only have this 'shutting down' problem when trying to post on Forums or other websites, or does Safari shut down on other occasions? I'm suprised that resetting the iPad didn't fix the problem - it's a not-uncommon problem and powering down the iPad usually always works.

    So let us know if Safari shuts down on other occasions - i.e. it's a problem solely related to filling in forms etc....

    Tim
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    It only happens on one particular forum as soon as I tap in the reply box, Safari either shuts down immediately or the keypad pops up then safari shuts down
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    Check the setting (options) on the problem forum(s). Most will offer you a choice of text editors. The iPad has trouble with some of the WISIWYG editors. If you can change to another, do, and see if that works for you.
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    There are no options to change. It works fine on my iphone4
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    Do you have "accept cookies from visited" turned on in Safari Settings?
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    Well, you could check out the Tapatalk or Forum Runner apps and see if your forum(s) support one or the other. That would put an end to needing to go to the website for most tasks.

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