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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2006,10:15   

Jeannot: Here's a small improvement you can make, though not related to the problem you mentioned. The junk up at the top of the page, like the Why Intelligent Design Fails ad, is clutter, and meant I had to scroll down to see the topics each time I loaded the page. So I got the firefox extention Remove It Permanently, and now that stuff is gone gone gone.

Another thing you can do with Remove It Permanently is get rid of most of those right-side items at Panda's Thumb, so you don't have to scroll down 5 pages to get to the Recent Comments box.

check this out:


isn't that better?

   
jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2006,10:43   

Tanks for the tip, I know this extension, but I use safari most of the time.

  
Crabby Appleton



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2006,19:56   

I ran into a problem similar to Alan Fox's, the board recognizes .gif but not .GIF as a valid format.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2006,13:15   

I recognize .GIT as your valid format. -dt

   
Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2006,04:40   

I still cannot edit a post once it is posted. I get a "You are not permitted to use this board. You are logged in as Renier..."

Anyone?

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2006,10:00   

make sure cookies are enabled in your browser.

delete your cookies cache in your browser (or manually delete the cookie for this site)

close and restart your browser.

log yourself back in and see if that works.

if not,

write to Wes and tell him what browser version you are using, and I'm sure he will have some idea how to fix it.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2006,11:41   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 15 2006,15:00)
make sure cookies are enabled in your browser.

delete your cookies cache in your browser (or manually delete the cookie for this site)

close and restart your browser.

log yourself back in and see if that works.

if not,

write to Wes and tell him what browser version you are using, and I'm sure he will have some idea how to fix it.

Hey dude, I enabled your mom's cookies in her browser just last night.-ds

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2006,11:55   

the topic of traffic at this site and Uncommonly Droll have occured periodically, so I thought I would point out a nice site that measures traffic for comparitive purposes, Alexa.com.

http://www.alexa.com/data....umb.org

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

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Ved



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2006,11:49   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 05 2006,21:06)
nice catch, Steve.

Your workaround does the trick every time I've run across the issue so far.

Yes, nice detective work!

Also, in case anyone hasn't figured it out, a one click solution is to just hit "add reply" and the missing posts show up, though in reverse order.

Steve, is there any correlation between the length of a thread and this error? It seems like it doesn't happen on short, non-trolly threads. And, if so, maybe the number of posts that cause the error is a clue to what is causing the error in the first place...

  
Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,10:23   

At the moment the front page says my last post on the gay marriage thread was at
Quote
June 21 2006,20:08
when it was actually at
Quote
June 19 2006,14:01


When I made that post I also remember the next last post by stevestory was given on the frontpage as being much newer than it was

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,11:35   

I'm guessing here, but maybe the date on the topic index gets updated when somebody votes in the poll? So for a poll, the date/time last reply doesn't necessarily apply to the "last post by" id given right under that date.

Henry

  
Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,11:52   

Ah yes, hence the title 'Last Action' as opposed to 'Last Post'.

Oops.

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,07:47   

The Uncommonly Dense thread is now doing that same thing that the AFD thread has been doing, i.e., not showing all the messages if it's just clicked over to a new page. This is the first I've noticed any other thread doing that.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,16:27   

Must be the size of the datafile (or files?) containing the thread. Since UD has a way larger post count than AF so far I'm guessing it isn't just (or mainly?) the page count.

UD - 4107 posts in 137 pages over a period of 5+ months since 1-16. (Approx. 26 posts per day.)
AF - 2491 posts in 84 pages over a period of 2- months since 5-1. (Approx. 49 posts per day.)

Wonder if somebody wants to start a continuation thread for each of them, post a link to the continuation thread at the bottom of each old thread, and then close the old thread to new replies?

Henry

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2006,16:15   

I don't know if this has been noted before, but some code that is normally ignored when placed in the body of a post, isn't when placed inside of a quote.

example:

I don't know if this has been noted before, but some code that is normally ignored when placed in the body of a post, isn't when placed inside of a "[quote]", as this example of the system ignoring the above quote code in the body demonstrates.

take the same thing and put it in a quote:

[quote]I don't know if this has been noted before, but some code that is normally ignored when placed in the body of a post, isn't when placed inside of a "
Quote
", as this example of the system NOT ignoring the above quote code when placed in a quote demonsrates.


just noticed this as sometimes folks will quote parts of others' posts that have code or "pseudocode" in them already, and it ends up looking rather odd.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 30 2006,06:57   

On the forum topic index page line:
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Official Uncommonly Dense Discussion Thread (Pages 1 2 3 ..144 145 146 )

the 146 is linking to page 146,
the 145 is linking to page 145,
but the 144 is linking to page 145 instead of 144.

The other threads with 7 or more pages show similar symptoms.

Henry

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2006,06:19   

Sounds like I've got a fencepost error in my code. I'll probably get to it after the holiday.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,04:03   

Was it just me or were AE and PT down most of yesterday afternoon?

Henry

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,06:36   

Quote (Henry J @ July 05 2006,09:03)
Was it just me or were AE and PT down most of yesterday afternoon?

Henry

It wasn't just you.

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: July 06 2006,14:38   

Quote (Henry J @ July 05 2006,09:03)
Was it just me or were AE and PT down most of yesterday afternoon?

Henry

Same for me. Also this site is very slow atm for me. Anyone else having problems? Reminiscent of dial-up.

EDIT: Things seem to be improving now.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 18 2006,06:06   

Re "Sounds like I've got a fencepost error in my code. I'll probably get to it after the holiday. "

Which holiday? ;)

Henry

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: July 19 2006,08:15   

What probability?

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: July 20 2006,01:09   

whose code?

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Flint



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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2006,15:09   

I'm not sure if this is the proper place to bitch, but I am unable to comment to Ed Brayton's blog. I enter my name, my email address, and a comment. I poke the POST button, and it says the comment is rejected because my name and email address are missing (which they are not). The help button says to use the zap cookies link for some reason. I click on that link, and get a page-not-found error. Great.

But I see that some people are able to leave comments. How are they doing this? I'd complain to Ed, but I can't comment on his forum! I'd complain on the offending PT thread, but it doesn't allow comments! Perhaps Ed is worried about critical comments?

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2006,15:15   

try to manually locate the cookie for that site in your browser temp files folder.

delete it, and then re-enter the site.

that is the function of a "cookie zapper", so manually doing this might solve your problem if his auto-zapper isn't working.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2006,16:54   

Wes -

could you please at least double the size of the personal mailbox system?

it fills up so fast it's scary at this point.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2006,13:50   

The comment authentication situation at ScienceBlogs could be better. They have all those different blogs, and many of them are set to use different forms of authentication. However, the cookie names are the same across the lot, so if you enter a comment at one blog, odds are that you will encounter a problem if you proceed to try to comment at another. As Neal says, the answer is to nuke the site-specific cookies and try again. You will likely have to do that more or less regularly as you switch around between blogs there.

I've fixed the fencepost error on the topic links.

And I've doubled the number of PMs allowed. Have fun.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2006,14:28   

Whee!

I'm like a kid in a candy store.

thanks Wes.

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steve_h



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2006,16:45   

Is there any way to search for all my own comments? - or those of another person?  I seem to recall seeing the posting history of a particular naughty person one time, but maybe that was recreated manually, or maybe I subsequently constructed a false memory, as can happen.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2006,17:11   

Just wondering, why was the error called a "fencepost error"?

Henry

  
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