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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #50 on: 27/12/2011 04:59:51 »
Oh, another thing the new format is missing.

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 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o [8D] ??? ::) :P :-X :-\ [:X] [:-'(] [:I] [8] [:o)] [xx(] [^] [:(!] [V] [|)] [B)] 8) [?] [O8)] [:0]

One needs to surround the smilies with square brackets [ ] for the system to recognize them.  The buttons, are creating the smilies without the brackets, and thus they don't come out right.

AHH !!!....that's efficacy at it's best !!
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #51 on: 27/12/2011 06:46:03 »
Oh, right you are RD
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #52 on: 27/12/2011 09:56:18 »
is " fourthing " allowed ?

Not if you're jewish or muslem.   :)
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #53 on: 27/12/2011 11:37:16 »
Not wishing to complain you understand but personally I preferred the old format (familiarity bred contempt I guess) and can I fifth it, cos I really miss 'My Posts".
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #54 on: 01/01/2012 12:38:12 »
I've been busy for a while and when I come back it's all different.

Oh no, I thought,  "change!"

I still have not got used to Windows 7 at work yet and by the time I work it out there will be new version. D'oh! Don't y'all realise that most people who use this site are a bunch of old b*ggers like me who struggle new fangled sytems with new menus, icons (instead of words) that mean nothing unless you learn them and self referential "help" files that only help people who don't need it.

And here we have to trust people who can't spell "the" right. :-)

See, I can't even put a smiley in properly.

Actually, notwithstanding the above, good job in putting in all the work to do this and continuing the support. And I hope, that unlike Microsoft upgrades, the whole thing will run faster, with fewer bugs and without my needing to upgrade the computer to a 16 core Opteron with 32 Gbytes of memory.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #55 on: 01/01/2012 14:20:53 »
is " fourthing " allowed ?

Not if you're jewish or muslem.   :)

I am Jewish and I fourthed !!...I'm a heretic !!
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #56 on: 01/01/2012 14:22:59 »
Is it now impossible to upload and post the image where ewe want it ?...or can this only be done by hot-linking like in the old days ?

 
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #57 on: 01/01/2012 15:58:53 »
I found a workaround.
 
Post it as an attachment then edit the post and use the Mona Lisa icon to insert the URL for the attachment into the post.

 http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=42626.msg376428#msg376428
« Last Edit: 01/01/2012 16:07:02 by Geezer »
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #58 on: 01/01/2012 16:58:38 »
I found a workaround.
 
Post it as an attachment then edit the post and use the Mona Lisa icon to insert the URL for the attachment into the post.

 http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=42626.msg376428#msg376428


will try that...ta ! Dr Geeza
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #59 on: 01/01/2012 17:47:23 »
Recent posts does not work for some reason. Selected any range and got a very (non)helpful error that there was a database error.......
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #60 on: 02/01/2012 20:02:10 »


Guys and gals ..if you go to your PROFILE,,,then just move your pointer over PROFILE INFO it displays a menu which ewe can use to display MY POSTS !! (SHOW POSTS)

...also..Dave...not too sure if this has been mentioned yet but if you can place NEW TOPIC at the top of the pages too then that would be nice !





« Last Edit: 02/01/2012 20:06:43 by neilep »
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #61 on: 05/01/2012 02:18:45 »
Security breach !

a spammer "uktrvel" has managed to start a thread in QOTW, (see attachment below).

[ Their text is a verbatim copy of a previous QOTW ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=41120.0  ]
« Last Edit: 05/01/2012 02:38:29 by RD »
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #62 on: 05/01/2012 13:56:18 »
Hey Neily....didn't you mean hair brained??? Loll...loll... J/K....HEE HEE HEE...
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #63 on: 05/01/2012 13:59:51 »
BY THE WAY DAVE...THE NEW SITE IS LOOKING GOOD..SORRY I WAS AWAY..I FORGOT MY PASSWORD...TWO TIMES NOW....LOL.. ME BRAIN IS HAIRED ALSO!!!
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #64 on: 07/01/2012 03:12:00 »
I noticed duplicated posts in a thread from 2004 ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=775.msg5833#msg5833

#8   = #11
#9   = #12
#10 = #13
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #65 on: 16/01/2012 03:58:56 »
Censored Words?

I was posting in another topic:
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=33918.msg377822#msg377822

And...  inadvertently I wrote the sentence....

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A little pin was in the lid to ***** the fat end of the eggs.
And... to my surprise, the word "p r i c k" was censored.   [xx(]

I suppose I understand the necessity to censor some words, I am just surprised about which words get censored.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #66 on: 16/01/2012 19:56:53 »
Rather like the council where the word e rect ion was censored, which did cause a lot of problems for the planning department as they got no mail at all.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #67 on: 17/01/2012 10:42:44 »
Sigh. That's not technically a problem with the new forum software... I'm reasonably sure it'll be an over-zealousness of the wikipedia blacklist. What /is/ an issue with the new software is that I don't know how to get to the whitelist to put in an over-ride... I'll have to figure that out.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #68 on: 18/01/2012 01:51:38 »
It should be allowed as long as it is not preceded by "ewe little".
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #69 on: 18/01/2012 21:43:25 »
... I am just surprised about which words get censored.

That's a recognised phenomenon: the Scunthorpe problem.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #70 on: 18/01/2012 22:23:34 »
... I am just surprised about which words get censored.
That's a recognised phenomenon: the Scunthorpe problem.
Ahhh...  Sending me off to a whole web page that has been censored!!!!

But, I know the issue with filters...  often something was ok in one context, and not good in another context.  For example when doing Tech-Support, I would routinely filter out any message that contained the word "Viagra".  But, I knew that this would mean that I would miss any messages that would be sent to me complaining about the issue.   

I chose to archive all the SPAM, and then would scan the spam archives every few weeks for missed messages.

I tried to only blacklist suspicious external mail, and whitelist all internal mail (as well as mail from know acquaintances), but was only moderately effective in doing so.
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Sorry if I've led this off topic.  I see that some issues are being resolved such as missing topics, and people seem to be fairly good at the work-arounds.

Should I mention that I can't use the smilie..   :-[       
[:-[]

A couple of other "enhancements".  It would be nice to flag "new" topics on the main Forum page, as well as the recent topics page.

I would prefer a reverse chronological order by default on the recent topics pages.

As mentioned earlier, I liked the GREEK & scientific letter shortcuts that were available earlier.

I've gotten used to typing in URL links by hand, but some websites effectively use pull-down menus to encourage a person to put in the link + description.

Anyway, thanks for all the hard effort in getting the website back up.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #71 on: 27/01/2012 01:35:53 »
For some reason, "Recent Topics" aren't so recent today.
It was working fine this morning.
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #72 on: 27/01/2012 20:40:13 »
Hurrah "My Posts" is back !
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #73 on: 28/01/2012 13:23:44 »
shpeil chquer pleeze
 

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Re: sorry for teh problems
« Reply #74 on: 28/01/2012 15:57:07 »
shpeil chquer pleeze

spellcheck in the browser is quicker than the old TNS spellchecker ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=42525.msg375919#msg375919
 

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