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RAZD
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Message 46 of 87 (499697)
02-19-2009 8:26 PM
Reply to: Message 33 by Admin
02-18-2009 1:11 PM


Requestion: would it be possible to show the message being replied to in a window, as one sees with a general reply, so that one can reply to a long post without having to page up to write, page down to read, page up to write etc? This usually drives me to use notepad to compose in.

Thanks for all the effort btw - having been on several blog sites etc and seeing how much they SUCK to use compared to this forum, really shows what a good job you have already done.


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Message 47 of 87 (499711)
02-19-2009 11:59 PM
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02-19-2009 8:26 PM


Re: New reply tab/window
I usually right click on the "reply to message" button and then select "open in a new tab". That way I can jump between the tabs without having to scroll.

After the right click, you can also chose "open in a new window". Then you could have both windows displayed at the same time.

I'm using Firefox, but I think the current IE also works the same way.

(A)Moose


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CosmicChimp
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Message 48 of 87 (499774)
02-20-2009 9:57 AM
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02-18-2009 1:11 PM


Hi Percy,

I'm getting strange symbols instead of the proper ones that should be present. It may have something to do with my language settings. My keyboard is DE (German), I'm using firefox (latest one as I just updated it recently). I'll copy and paste examples:

He was a geneticist in Zelensky’s lab
evolution, and pretty much the worlds’ authority on BioPhilately.
of how molecular biology “took over” biology departm

What other infos about my system do you need?

{ABE} Actually I just noticed this symbol problem on another website. I'm going to deinstall some of my FF add-ons and then check to see about having/getting the newest version of FF. I'll edit this again later with my results.

{ABE} I tried everything in FF; no fix.
Then I opened I.E. and found the same symbols :( WTF

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Message 49 of 87 (499808)
02-20-2009 3:23 PM


New Icon
What is the icon in the address bar and on my tabs?

The horizontal blue bar look like it could be a top of a page and then it kinda looks like a forum (do I see two check-marks there or something?), but what's with the red blood dripping down? Or is that a ribbon? WTF?


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Message 50 of 87 (499810)
02-20-2009 3:57 PM
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02-20-2009 3:23 PM


Re: New Icon
A favicon.ico somehow snuck into the HTML directory, I have no idea what it's supposed to be. I removed it, but most browsers cache it, so you'll likely see it until the next time you log off.

AbE: I just took a close look at it using GIMP and I still have no idea what it is.

AbE: If anyone knows of a nifty icon for EvC please let me know.

Edited by Admin, : AbE

Edited by Admin, : Another AbE


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CosmicChimp
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Message 51 of 87 (499965)
02-21-2009 4:49 PM
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02-18-2009 1:11 PM


Hi Admin,

I am still getting these weird symbols, here is another example:

And you cannot logically say that C = D or C  D because you don't know. Thanks.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

That little box should be a symbol for "does not equal" crossed through equals sign. It is happening in firefox and I.E. I did'nt look at it on my other newer PC but that will be the next step.


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Message 52 of 87 (499968)
02-21-2009 5:13 PM
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02-21-2009 4:49 PM


When I put an equals sign in a message, like this: ≠

And then in the previewed message copy the equals sign and paste it into the message box, it still looks like an equals sign.

But I've tried four browsers, and none can make sense of your weird symbol, which displays variously as an empty square box, a box with 0's and 1's inside, and nothing.

Can you point me to the webpage that had the not equals sign that didn't cut-n-paste properly?


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Message 53 of 87 (499970)
02-21-2009 5:27 PM
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02-21-2009 5:13 PM


Here is the evc post and then the exact part:

http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=33&t=48&m=34#34

That isn't true. My statement wasn't true; your statement
wasn't true; that doesn't mean you and I said the same thing.

quote:But the real comparison is that

C is an example of A
D is an example of A
Therefore C = D

And you cannot logically say that C = D or C D because you don't know. Thanks.

Don't confuse equality with

FF gives the zeroes and ones symbol; IE gives the empty box. I've got the newest version of FF. 3.0.6 or something like that.

{ABE} ≠


Hmm....

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Edited by Admin, : Add carriage return to long line.


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Message 54 of 87 (499973)
02-21-2009 5:43 PM
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02-20-2009 3:23 PM


Re: New Icon
I've changed the website icon, can people tell what it is?

These icons are cached by browsers, it might not show up immediately.


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Message 55 of 87 (500052)
02-22-2009 1:05 PM
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Re: New Icon
Near as I can tell, the icon kind of looks like one of those "close encounter with the third kind" aliens.

There's a trapezoidal base. Then its body, which is a small square or rectangle. The head is a triangle, with two black eyes. The triangle is oriented "\/". Then there's a line that sits atop the triangle. The figure itself is white, while the background is black.


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Message 56 of 87 (500056)
02-22-2009 1:19 PM
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02-22-2009 1:05 PM


Re: New Icon
To me it looks more like two black faces facing each other, probably in a debate. :)

Or, if that's not it, Laurel and Hardy silhouettes?


I hunt for the truth

What you can do in my country and get away with:

Softdrugs? Legal!
Legal drinking age? 16!
Birth control (the pill)? Free!
Gay marriage? Legal!
Abortion? Legal!
Euthanasia? Legal!
Age of consent? 16 (14 if you have the parents permission)!

Yep, only one way down for us!


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Message 57 of 87 (500060)
02-22-2009 2:01 PM
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02-21-2009 5:27 PM


If you use the proper HTML literal for "not equal" (&#8800) or just cut-n-paste the "not equal" symbol from somewhere (this one is cut-n-pasted from your post: ≠), then you should always get that symbol.

It is possible that the symbol in Rrhain's post was mistranslated when all the forum messages were transfered over. In fact, the "" in "Mnchen" was originally mistranslated, and I had to fix it.


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Message 58 of 87 (500061)
02-22-2009 2:02 PM
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02-22-2009 1:19 PM


Re: New Icon
It's the chalice/arguing men optical illusion. Appropriate, what?


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Message 59 of 87 (500396)
02-25-2009 2:15 PM


Site Going Down
The new server has been broken into already and has to have the OS reinstalled. This will happen this afternoon. The site will be down until at least late this evening. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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Message 60 of 87 (500397)
02-25-2009 2:30 PM
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Re: Site Going Down
Admin writes:

The new server has been broken into already and has to have the OS reinstalled.

Taz!!

heh... kidding :)

On the serious side... that sucks :(


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