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« Reply #225 on: 16/04/2007 12:47:11 »
LOL *smacks forehead*
 

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« Reply #226 on: 18/04/2007 09:46:13 »
Not an error, but a slight problem and suggestion:
On long threads and particularly the very long threads, like  Question of the Week, it is a long way to go, to get to the current topic or post. Have you thought of arranging things the other way round?.
Perhaps the introductory question could be at the top but the current posts would be easier to find if they were near the beginning.
I bet you get this suggestion all the time and have considered it - if so, sorry.
 

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« Reply #227 on: 18/04/2007 11:07:10 »
You can go directly to the latest post.

If, rather than clicking on the thread title, you click on the icon on the right that looks like this: , then you will be taken directly to the most recent post in the thread.
 

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« Reply #228 on: 18/04/2007 12:52:27 »
Or you can click onto any page of a thread, next to the title there's a row of numbers which are all links.
 

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« Reply #229 on: 19/04/2007 23:23:45 »
"You can go directly to the latest post."
Cheers - RTFM as usual!
 

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« Reply #230 on: 24/06/2007 15:41:05 »
It doesn´t tell you when your post gos over the 20,000 chacters, and you can loss you info if your not careful; could it not be possible to either give a warning when the limit is reached, or increase the post size?
 

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« Reply #231 on: 24/06/2007 16:50:15 »
I have never had that happen.. You could write it in word also, but maybe Dave could help.. I am not sure about the mechanics of that as I have never experienced that! In the mean time you could put it in a word program and maybe split it into two posts..until we find out! THanks Jolly for letting someone know!
 

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« Reply #232 on: 24/06/2007 17:34:56 »
It doesn´t tell you when your post gos over the 20,000 chacters, and you can loss you info if your not careful; could it not be possible to either give a warning when the limit is reached, or increase the post size?

20,000 characters is over generous. If you or anyone is seriously submitting a post of this length then i would suggest the following:

1. always save your text before posting to either a word (microsoft) or text document before posting, should you encounter a problem, you will always have a copy of your text.

2. split the post in to two posts.

3. to post such a large post, i would assume that it is full of quotes. if this is the case then slim down the quote, any part of the quote you are not directly replying to can be omitted and substituted with; ...
 

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« Reply #233 on: 25/06/2007 02:53:09 »
I have gone over the limit, but I thought (it was some time ago) that I was given a warning when it was too large.

But, as people have suggested, any large submission like that I will always first create in a separate document (Open Office rather than Microsoft Word - but the same idea, just my own preferred WP).  Even if I were to type it straight in, and lose it, I would normally be able tp recover it key going through the 'back' key on the browser until I get to the page where I created the post.
 

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« Reply #234 on: 25/06/2007 03:04:21 »
Incidentally, one thing I have found is that the rules about size limits seem to be more relaxed when modifying a post than when creating a new post (so, if i want to create a large post, it is sometimes easier to create a smaller post, and then click on the in line modify button, on the bottom right of the post, and then insert the larger chunk of text into the post).
 

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« Reply #235 on: 25/06/2007 04:33:35 »
Well That is interesting! So I guess Paul and I and George do similar things in those circumstances.. I think most word programs, do word or character count don't they?
 

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« Reply #236 on: 25/06/2007 11:31:29 »
Well That is interesting! So I guess Paul and I and George do similar things in those circumstances.. I think most word programs, do word or character count don't they?

Have split the discussion on WP's to a separate thread (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=8538.0) to prevent cluttering the error log.
 

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« Reply #237 on: 31/07/2007 02:29:08 »
What is going on here ?





 

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« Reply #238 on: 31/07/2007 02:34:42 »
This is happening on most pages I look at.....The 'stuffonmycat' is from my profile







 

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« Reply #239 on: 31/07/2007 02:46:55 »
Yep, we have a problem - I see it too.

The web links seem mostly to be links that are elsewhere on the page, but are inappropriately slipped as well in between table rows.

Not sure there the suffonmycat is from, but seems associated with you, Neil.
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« Reply #240 on: 31/07/2007 03:31:49 »
George, are you saying that you too are also seeing the 'stuffonmycat' links also ?....on your PC ?....

the web link appears beneath the photograph in my biography !!
 

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« Reply #241 on: 31/07/2007 03:35:03 »
I am too.
 

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« Reply #242 on: 31/07/2007 04:07:49 »
Hi Carolyn,

You see the stuffonmycat things too ?
 

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« Reply #243 on: 31/07/2007 04:08:47 »
I am seeing the stuffonmycat only on threads that you have contributed to (as far as I can see), but I see other web links appearing on other threads.

They are displayed (as you indicate with your screen shots) just above the message list, but looking at the HTML source, it is inserted in the source on this page just above your message 110938, and similarly embedded between messages in other threads.
 

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« Reply #244 on: 31/07/2007 04:13:07 »
Thanks George,

I think prudence calls for me to delete it from my profile...I'll do it now.

 

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« Reply #245 on: 31/07/2007 04:14:27 »


Yes, what George said!
 

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« Reply #246 on: 31/07/2007 04:14:58 »
I don't think it is just down to your having that link - as I said, threads that you are not party to have other links giving problems.
 

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« Reply #247 on: 31/07/2007 04:17:01 »
Thanks Carolyn,

I've done it...I do hope the problems are not centered around me !!....I'm beginning to acquire a complex !!
 

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« Reply #248 on: 31/07/2007 04:17:54 »
I think we have even bigger problems than that - has anyone tried to use the 'quote' link on the messages lately (within the last few hours)?
 

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« Reply #249 on: 31/07/2007 04:19:24 »
Neil, as I said, it was not down to you - the choice of link was down to you, but the fact that a link of some sort was appearing erroneously was not down to you - not least because now that you have removed your link, a different link has appeared erroneously.
 

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