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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 25 2009,23:06   

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Here is an odd bug.  In this post, everytime I submit the post, a [ /color ] close tag gets changed to < /span >. It happens in the same place, about half way down, right after the phrase "supplemental material." I've changed it several times and the same thing keeps happening.


I notice that the paragraph that starts "[ color=red ]>     I find the use of this quote odd" doesn't have a closing [ /color ] tag. Could that be it?

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 25 2009,23:36   

Quote (Henry J @ Feb. 25 2009,23:06)
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Here is an odd bug.  In this post, everytime I submit the post, a [ /color ] close tag gets changed to < /span >. It happens in the same place, about half way down, right after the phrase "supplemental material." I've changed it several times and the same thing keeps happening.


I notice that the paragraph that starts "[ color=red ]>     I find the use of this quote odd" doesn't have a closing [ /color ] tag. Could that be it?

That seemed to be it. Thanks.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2009,18:07   

Today I have had problems with editing posts. I get sent to a screen that says, "You can not access this board."

Wa ta hey?

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2009,18:38   

Have you changed anything in your profile lately?

You should also try clearing all cookies and cache for antievolution.org.

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2009,18:46   

The same problem occured to me once today. When the page came back to my pending post with the "post" button grayed out, I went to the "preview post" button, then proceeded and it worked.

ps: I haven't changed anything to my profile...

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2009,22:26   

I logged in again, and it works again.

That said, it earlier worked, didn't and did, then didn't- all without any changes.

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dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 05 2009,07:05   

Dr.GH: Might be due to some issue with the authentication cookies. The same thing happened to me, I logged out and logged in again and now it works.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2009,08:59   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Mar. 04 2009,19:07)
Today I have had problems with editing posts. I get sent to a screen that says, "You can not access this board."

Wa ta hey?

I've been getting a LOT of that too, beginning over the last two or three days. To wit:

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Sorry, you are not permitted to use this board

You are currently logged in as Reciprocating Bill

Typically while obsessively editing a post that is already up, suggesting frequency of posting over short periods is the trigger.

After a couple minutes, I can post.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2009,15:41   

While we are complaining, I have never been able to login and ost from a public computer.

That is, I can't post unless I check the remember me box when signing in.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2009,16:42   

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While we are complaining, I have never been able to login and ost from a public computer.

That is, I can't post unless I check the remember me box when signing in.


Just a guess, but I wonder if public computers limit the use of cookies for websites accessed on them?

Henry

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2009,16:45   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Mar. 07 2009,08:59)
Quote (Dr.GH @ Mar. 04 2009,19:07)
Today I have had problems with editing posts. I get sent to a screen that says, "You can not access this board."

Wa ta hey?

I've been getting a LOT of that too, beginning over the last two or three days. To wit:

 
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Sorry, you are not permitted to use this board

You are currently logged in as Reciprocating Bill

Typically while obsessively editing a post that is already up, suggesting frequency of posting over short periods is the trigger.

After a couple minutes, I can post.

i've found just copying the text and reloading the page has worked too.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2009,17:39   

Quote (Henry J @ Mar. 07 2009,16:42)
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While we are complaining, I have never been able to login and ost from a public computer.

That is, I can't post unless I check the remember me box when signing in.


Just a guess, but I wonder if public computers limit the use of cookies for websites accessed on them?

Henry

Nope. They're my puppies. I control the horizontal and the vertical. They're business computers and I don't want any passwords or login names kept.

They have no restriction on session cookies.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 11 2009,22:17   

On those sporadic problems with editing a reply: I tried to add a P.S. to my last note on Daniel's thread. First attempts failed. I then put the addition in a separate note; that posted, incidentally starting a new page. Then tried again to edit earlier reply; after adding a line break after the last line the edit took. However, I then played around with it some more, and having a line break after the last line doesn't seem to be the answer; behavior of system was inconsistent.

It also took several tries to edit the newer reply (at top of next page) to say simply "(deleted ...)".

Henry

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 15 2009,21:00   

I'm locked out of editing too.

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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 15 2009,21:07   

I tried to edit a PM before sending and the send button was greyed out.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 15 2009,21:11   

I'm managing to get the edit button to work after (many) repeated attempts.

Test edit, no preview.

Second edit, with preview.

Edited by Lou FCD on Mar. 15 2009,23:01

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 15 2009,21:32   

A comment to test editing on.

First edit, no preview.

Second edit, with preview.


OK, hopefully that takes care of the intermittent post/edit problems.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on Mar. 15 2009,21:42

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 16 2009,00:37   

About moderation at AtBC:

We have a set of rules that are lightly enforced. It pays to read those. The goal of moderation here is to enhance discussions here by trimming away from threads comments that are not topical, not legal, simply abusive, simply trolling, or otherwise not conducive to good conversation. Everything but spam and illegal messages that is moderated is transferred intact to the Bathroom Wall, where almost anything goes. Context does matter; the same sort of witty aside that might have passed a week ago on a thread may not be appropriate to it now.

Eventually, moderation can lead to trimming away users who can't seem to work within even this broadly permissive framework. These don't admit of "bright-line" rules. There is a wide degree of subjective judgment that is called for in making a moderation decision about a comment. That judgment lies with our moderators. Users are welcome to take up specific issues with moderated comments or other decisions of our moderators, but *always* via PM, email, or other offline channel of communication. (This applies, also, to possible commentary on this comment itself.)

The olden days of online discussion on FidoNet saw the development of a broad meta-rule: don't be annoying. Repeatedly being annoying, or being annoying in a spectacular way once, will be considered excessively annoying, and excessively annoying people are hindrances to good discussion that won't be tolerated here. Beyond all the ways of being annoying that have been mentioned to this point, messages sent in public topics about moderation issues are annoying; multiple instances will be deemed excessively annoying. Rude and abrasive messages to moderators sent privately are annoying. If being annoying is important to you, maybe this isn't the place to be spending your time.

Please be aware that moderation is a necessary activity. Unmoderated fora tend towards an abusive anarchy shortly. Our moderators are volunteers with the best interests of the continued health of our discussion community in mind. That doesn't mean that we will always be perfect in our decisions. It does mean that our aim is toward better topicality on the topical threads, and thus, hopefully, better discussions there.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 16 2009,10:32   

I responded to a message from RTH about his disappearing messages. That message, quoting his message, also disappeared. I tried to respond to the next RTH message, and got this error message.
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Ikonboard CGI Error    Ikonboard has exited with the following error:

Died

This error was reported at: Sources/Post.pm line 1637.

Please note that your 'real' paths have been removed to protect your information.


What's happening? Any insights?

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
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As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 16 2009,10:55   

Post.pm was what I edited last night. I probably introduced a new bug while killing the old one. I'll see what I can do about that.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 16 2009,10:57   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Mar. 16 2009,10:55)
Post.pm was what I edited last night. I probably introduced a new bug while killing the old one. I'll see what I can do about that.

Thanks Wes. Seems resolved, my posts are now persisting.

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Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 16 2009,15:08   

Now dvunkannon's post disappeared from the UD2 thread, and I was never able to see it (page prob again).

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2009,10:19   

Looks like a page problem on page three of "Texas and Antievolution"

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Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2009,12:41   

Ugh! I no can do anything.  :(

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Nerull



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(Permalink) Posted: April 12 2009,16:24   

Any chance of adding .png to the allowed filename list for avatars?

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Leftfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2009,13:24   

How does one make a nice, standard underlined link? On the commenting page, when I click on the button that says http://, I get a message saying I have to enter a URL and a title. Where do I enter them?

I'll hang up and listen for my answer.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2009,16:23   

When I tried it, a pop-up window appeared asking for the URL, and after putting something nonsensical in that, another pop-up appeared asking for the title.

If no pop-up appears, see if you're suppressing them.

Henry

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2009,16:36   

Pop up blocker does kill them. You have to maybe right click and 'allow pop ups' or some-such depending on which blocker you use.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Leftfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2009,16:42   

Thanks for your responses. It was the pop-up blocker. I know the http button has worked for me in the past, but I guess the settings changed or it was on a different machine, or something. Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Anyway all fixed. I just wish I had something interesting to link to.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2009,23:04   

deadman,

The site search does, as you put it, suck.

Unfortunately, I doubt that I will have time to do much about it until after my next job transition and relocation later this summer.

Even then, the question is whether I just need to archive the IkonBoard version of the forum and switch over to a different software system, rather than do further hacking on 2002-vintage Perl code.

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