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Phat
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Message 31 of 91 (512984)
06-23-2009 9:30 AM
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06-22-2009 5:45 PM


Re: I'll help
Thanks, Percy. :) I used a few of the common features and tested the equipment, and the only thing I noticed was that my signature was cut off...lets see if the same happens here......

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"All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."--C.S.Lewis
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Phat
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Message 32 of 91 (512985)
06-23-2009 9:31 AM
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06-23-2009 9:30 AM


DBoard 3.0 Beta Observations
Nope...signature is full here. On new DBoard it gets garbled.

BTW what does this mean?-----> β€œ

β€œThe world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.”--

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Edited by Phat, : explanation of behaviour


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Message 33 of 91 (512986)
06-23-2009 10:00 AM
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06-23-2009 9:31 AM


Re: DBoard 3.0 Beta Observations
BTW what does this mean?-----> β€œ

It means you've cut and pasted from somewhere that does smart quotes.


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Message 34 of 91 (512987)
06-23-2009 10:07 AM
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06-23-2009 9:31 AM


Re: DBoard 3.0 Beta Observations
All signatures longer than 500 characters got truncated when I copied the database from the main board. I've removed the character limit for signatures, but I didn't recopy the database, which means your signature will stay truncated over at the test board, though you can cut-n-paste your signature from your profile here to your profile there if you want. The signatures will be correct when the main board is upgraded.

I can only guess about the funny characters that they are what happens when you try to copy the open/close kind of quotes (“ and ”), rather than the flat quotes ("). I think some types of open/close quotes don't copy/paste well.


--Percy
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Message 35 of 91 (513104)
06-25-2009 1:41 AM
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06-23-2009 10:07 AM


"funny characters"
I can only guess about the funny characters that they are what happens when you try to copy the open/close kind of quotes (“ and ”), rather than the flat quotes ("). I think some types of open/close quotes don't copy/paste well.

My recollection is that these type problems started showing up, at least more severely, after the most recent server change. Both for pre-existing messages and for new messages.

Moose


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Phat
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Message 36 of 91 (513195)
06-26-2009 7:53 AM
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06-14-2009 6:21 PM


Admin writes:

please help get dBoard 3.0 ready for prime time by testing dBoard 3.0 Beta. In fact, use it instead of the main board for a while. When the main board is finally updated to 3.0 I'll keep the test board in place while discussions in progress complete.

I never noticed that you said this. I plan on hanging out at the test board for awhile and pretending like you promoted me. I should cause enough havoc to bring a few bugs out of the woodwork at least! :)
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Stile
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Message 37 of 91 (513216)
06-26-2009 11:54 AM
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06-23-2009 10:07 AM


Not totally separate worlds?
Um... I'm seeing Phat's "Chaos Reigns" announcement on both the test board and the new board here.

Is something wrong? I am assuming that he posted this announcement just for the test board and from the test board. That may or may not be true.

A nice, funny test (my favourite kind), but it seems a bit out-of-place on the "official" board.


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Message 38 of 91 (513431)
06-28-2009 6:35 PM
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06-26-2009 11:54 AM


Re: Not totally separate worlds?
OOPS! :o Did that happen?

Attention: Percy: http://test.///cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&m=174601

Stile, I made such a mess that I even demoted myself over there! I am not cut out to be a Forum Director, since I do not understand computer code nor what any of the buttons actually do! Thank goodness it was testEvc and not NORAD! :rolleyes:

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Message 39 of 91 (514263)
07-05-2009 2:22 PM


bump
For new posters with suggestions?

Perl often comes installed by default on Linux systems. If you already have Linux installed then just check if it's on your search path by giving the "which perl" command.

If Perl isn't found it may be your search path that is at fault, so look in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin.

If your Linux system doesn't have Perl already installed then simply download the appropriate binary from the perl.org site.

There are several options for installing linux - one works inside a windoze environment.

Enjoy.


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Message 40 of 91 (516843)
07-27-2009 4:35 PM
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07-05-2009 2:22 PM


the little boat - Noah's Ark or HMS Beagle?
I have noticed in my new firefox browser that the EvC pages all have a little picture of a big blue boat with black smoke stacks and red cabins up in the URL box, at the left edge.

Is this not a Happy Accident that I cannot tell whether it is supposed to be Noah's Ark or the HMS Beagle?

I'm not sure where this little observation should go, so I stuck it here at the end.


- xongsmith
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Message 41 of 91 (516872)
07-27-2009 7:27 PM
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Re: the little boat - Noah's Ark or HMS Beagle?
xongsmith writes:

Is this not a Happy Accident that I cannot tell whether it is supposed to be Noah's Ark or the HMS Beagle?

Still looking for volunteers to create icons for the site.


--Percy
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Message 42 of 91 (516873)
07-27-2009 7:37 PM
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Icons
Give me a list of what you need. I haven't made an icon for 10 + years but I can refigure it out. I'm away in Rio for half of August so you'll have to wait a bit. Prioritize the list please.
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Wounded King
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Message 43 of 91 (516897)
07-28-2009 4:03 AM


I don't know if this is a dBoard 3 issue but I have at least one thread which comes up as having replies but which doesn't actually have any new posts at all.

TTFN,

WK


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Message 44 of 91 (516905)
07-28-2009 7:55 AM
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07-28-2009 4:03 AM


When you visit EvC Forum, do you use more than one browser window or tab? If not, tell me which thread or threads are involved.

But if so, is this about the little blue arrow in the left hand column next to the folder icon? If not, please provide more details.

But if so, refresh the webpage. Is the icon still there for threads you've visited since the last message was posted? If so, tell me which thread or threads are involved.

I should mention a little detail about the behavior of the little blue arrow. Say there's a thread with 10 pages that you've never visited before. If you click on the little blue arrow it will take you to the first page. Now all messages up through page one are marked as having been read by you. If you go back to the thread list and click on the same little blue arrow again it will now take you to the second page. If you skip to page six, thereby marking all messages as read up through page six, and then click on the little blue arrow again, it will take you to page seven.

Thanks for your help finding problems!


--Percy
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Message 45 of 91 (516914)
07-28-2009 8:31 AM
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I do use multible tabs sometime but its not the wee blue arrow that is confusing me. In my 'Topics Index' page where the 'Replies' column is it says I have a reply in the Abel and Trevors thread, but mine seems to be the last post on that thread.

TTFN,

WK


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