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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 27 2006,07:23   

Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 26 2006,14:39)
 Sometimes comments are made which introduce a big meaty topic which isn't relevant to the thread, and those I might move to the Bathroom Wall at times, if there isn't a thread fit for it. People put effort into their comments and it's usually very rude to just delete their work.

On some boards (vBull) the Mods have a "split thread" option for exactly these circumstanves.

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And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
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I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 27 2006,09:21   

Yeah, we've got stuff like that here, too, but I'm not familiar with it. I don't want to hit the wrong button, and, say, delete all 5000 AFDave Thread comments.

   
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 27 2006,10:41   

Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 27 2006,14:21)
Yeah, we've got stuff like that here, too, but I'm not familiar with it. I don't want to hit the wrong button, and, say, delete all 5000 AFDave Thread comments.

But that would be a service to the whole community  :D

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Darth Robo



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 29 2006,04:43   

Hello.  Wee call for help actually.  :(

Attempting to activate my registration on ATBC, unfortunately my computer skills are about as good as my driving skills (sorry).  So I hope I'm posting this at the right place.   ???

I keep getting this error message:


"An error occured, not all of the required fields were sent from the validation link. Please ensure that they whole link was entered, it's possible that your email clients auto-wrapper cut the link in half. Please try again.

You are NOT logged in"


I've tried pressing the links provided in the email and also copying & pasting them into my browser.  Even when already logged in, going into these particular links, they dont seem to recognise me being logged in and I get the same error message.  I don't seem to have a problem logging in otherwise or with posting comments on a thread, but of course, I won't be able to after 30 days if I can't activate this darn thing.  Could anyone help?  Thanks.

Sincerely,

Darth Robo

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 29 2006,10:00   

I don't see a problem in "Darth Robo" member record. Not sure what the error message thing was about.

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Darth Robo



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 29 2006,12:20   

Well I only registered with this forum the other day and have since tried to confirm the membership as I was asked to in the initial email and kept getting that error message.  But if everything looks cool, then I guess that's cool.  Thank you for checking up on me.   :)

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 30 2006,22:45   

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"Commentary: How would you like to be the wholly-owned servant to an organic meatbag? It's demeaning! If, uh, you weren't one yourself, I mean..."


uh, is that from a certain special droid we all know and love from KOTOR?

ahh, yes, now that i take a closer look at your avatar, I see it is.

I suspect I saw you on one of the Kotor forums at one point or another?

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Darth Robo



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 31 2006,14:04   

Nope, 'fraid not.  I'm not much of a computer expert.  Actually, Pandas was my first foray into internet forums (lurked for nearly a year before posting).  

I do think this droid deserves to be in a movie, though.   :)

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 31 2006,17:43   

I do believe the actor that did the voice for HK47 has in fact been in several movies, though I'd have to look up which ones.

yes, that character would be a good one for a flick.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2006,04:18   

Just a note: everyone might want to doublecheck their spam filters. I just learned that Gmail considered basically anything from Iconboard to be spam.

   
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2006,20:51   

Steve,

Now you have your new role as moderator, with that additional responsibility, I wonder had you considered reviewing your listed interests in your profile?

  
Ved



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 08 2006,06:49   

What happened to the "Plan B" thread? I don't see it anymore...

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 08 2006,07:03   

I was kind of reluctant to begin with. It was intended to spur discussion about some thorny bioethics questions. It really didn't belong here anyway, despite the bio prefix. But then GoP showed up and started repeating the usual talking points, and when it was clear that if the thread continued, it would become the GoP Debates a Political Issue Thread #28, I deleted it.

   
snoeman



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2006,18:48   

A request:

One of the features I like about PT is that the browser automatically scrolls down to the newer comments.

I'm assuming AtBC uses different software, so the same feature might not be easily added here, but it would be a "nice to have," should the idea strike Dr. Elsberry favorably when he has literally nothing else to do.

Thanks.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2006,09:41   

I wonder something. -

Since a link like [...];act=ST;f=14;t=1958;st=6000
shows replies 6001 through 6030,

and a link like [...];act=SA;f=14;t=1958
shows all replies,

could we have [...];act=SA;f=14;t=1958;st=6000
to show all replies from 6001 to the end of the thread?

If the act=SA and st=6000 parameters could be used together, then the link on the highest page number on a multipage thread could use that, and show the rest of the thread even if the last page number given on the index page is out of date.

Henry

  
Ved



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2006,10:22   

Steve, thanks for splitting afdave's broken thread. Can I make one suggestion? What I've seen done elsewhere is to put a link to the original thread right at the very top of the new one. I know Davey's been concerned about the original "Best Thread Ever" slipping off the top page, and he's said he's going to be reposting links to it throughout the new one. Maybe we can save him the trouble so he can have more time to consider backing up his hyper-thesis.

Also, I know that the UD thread isn't broken, but could it's size be contributing to sever performance issues? When I hung out at reefcentral I remember seeing some huge threads getting split up before, and the reason given was that the large size was taxing the server.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2006,10:29   

The U.D. and the Bathroom Wall threads have occasionally shown that same symptom (a delayed update of the page numbers on the forum index page).

Henry

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2006,07:44   

Quote (Henry J @ Sep. 27 2006,16:29)
The U.D. and the Bathroom Wall threads have occasionally shown that same symptom (a delayed update of the page numbers on the forum index page).

Henry

The bathroom wall is very broken in this way, and the UD thread is slightly broken. I'll think about it.

   
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 01 2006,08:39   

I think I have a workaround for threads busted by the post count bug. If I manually update the thread_posts field in forum_topics, that should allow people to browse normally, until such time as whatever causes the counts to diverge from the actual strikes again. I'm thinking that an error that occurs after the post is inserted into forum_posts but before the thread_posts field can be updated is the likely culprit.

I've manually updated the BW and UD topics thus far.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 01 2006,09:22   

thanks

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 01 2006,12:51   

Steve, clear some space in your mailbox, it's not accepting new messages!

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 03 2006,08:41   

Is there any way to have a series of quick links to all of a users posts appear in the "Antievolution.org Discussion Board > iB::Viewing member profile" section?

I bet there is. Might be able to turn it on and off from control panel or something. There are times when it would be very useful. When having multiple conversations on one thread for example. (AFDave)

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Mike PSS



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2006,04:23   

That winking smilie is annoying.
It's triggered not only by 'semi-colon close parethesise' but also by 'single quote close parenthesise' like this:

;)
OR
';)

I've noticed it popping up in a lot of messages where the author never intended.

  
deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2006,08:10   

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Steve, clear some space in your mailbox, it's not accepting new messages!

I've been sending steve oodles of pron spam, but don't tell him it was me.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2006,19:08   

Quote (deadman_932 @ Oct. 05 2006,13:10)
   
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Steve, clear some space in your mailbox, it's not accepting new messages!

I've been sending steve oodles of pron spam, but don't tell him it was me.

Pron spam? Sounds like some kind of seafood thing they'd eat in Hawaii... :O

Either way, your secret is safe with me.

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ericmurphy



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2006,08:21   

Quote (Mike PSS @ Oct. 05 2006,09:23)
That winking smilie is annoying.
It's triggered not only by 'semi-colon close parethesise' but also by 'single quote close parenthesise' like this:

;)
OR
')

I've noticed it popping up in a lot of messages where the author never intended.

Before you post your message, uncheck the box below the text entry field that says "Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?

Annoyingly, you have to do it every single time you preview your message, and before you post it, because it keeps defaulting to "checked."

I just disabled it for this post, and as you'll note, your smilies are gone.

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Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 07 2006,12:26   

This question has probably been asked and answered before...

But what's with the extremely frequent "page currently not available" errors for this site? And for Panda's Thumb? It seems that whenever the one is unavailable, the other one is also unavailable. I'm pretty sure the frequency of those unavailabilities is a lot higher than any other site I ever visit.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2006,00:24   

Yes, downtime is a problem that we know about. We've been working on it, but there doesn't seem to be a simple fix for an intermittent problem.

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Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2006,03:14   

Do we know what the source of the problem is? Is it a software issue, or a hardware issue (an overburdened server, for instance)?

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 09 2006,08:47   

I notice that the Britney thread seems to have disappeared - maybe it didn't have enough CSI or something? :p

  
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