persistent "Invalid date" error when adding tasks
Just experienced a very weird thing while trying to enter a task.
I wanted to enter a task to reoccur every 14 days. Using the + button on the top right of the web app start page, I entered the task: selected the project in the drop-down, typed the task (priority 4, i.e. no priority entered), & typed the due date info in the date box. Unfortunately, I made a typo when entering the date, and actually entered "ve 14 days", which of course gave me an "Invalid date" error.
Then I deleted "ve 14 days" and entered "ev 14 days". Here's where things got weird. The task entry window stayed open, with all of the task info (project, task text, date info) in it, and the "Invalid date" error remained beside the date box. Behind the task entry window, I could see that the start page was replaced by a list of Priority 1 tasks.
Thinking I was remembering the syntax wrong for entering reoccurring tasks, I tried a couple other dates - "every first day", "ev 15", etc., then pulled up the additional info on reoccurring dates to double check what I was typing/look for other possibilities to get the task (or two identical tasks) to occur approximately every two weeks. With each attempt, the task entry window with the most recent attempt's text and the "Invalid date" error remained open, and the page showing behind the task entry window changed with each attempt - no due date, overdue, priority 2, etc., but never anything that actually applied (Priority 4, today, 9/15, etc.).
After several attempts, I got fed up, and decided to go to the project view for that project and work on something else for a while. But when the project view loaded, there were multiple nearly-identical tasks showing. Except for the first attempt with the typo, each of my subsequent attempts HAD actually created a task, even though it didn't appear to do so.
Perhaps I'm being a bit of an idiot or doing something wrong, but I've never experienced anything like that while entering tasks before. It's not a huge problem, now that I know about it, just a bit annoying, but I thought I'd share this (very long, sorry!) description in case others had experienced something similar.
(Firefox 15.0, able to reproduce it after clearing cache/offline data, logging out, & restarting browser; don't have Chrome on this computer/can't install it & only have IE... not sure which old, un-updated version we're stuck on here, but anyway can't really check another browser right now.)