Trouble posting reply

Ron - I just wasted a half hour of reasearch. I researched and wrote an answer to Chris Punnett’s inquiry on SM marked gas and blank cartridges and posted it. I got the message “you cannot post an answer so soon after posting your previous one” or something to that effect. I had post NO other answer today at all. When I went back to the question, it appeared my answer had been posted anyway. When I opened the thread, I got nothing bot several paragraphs of encoded stuff starting with the word “Warning.” Now, I can’t seem to open any of the threads to even loook at them.

What is going on? I made no error in my initial attempt at posting. I simply hit the “Submit” symbol as always.