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Message 6 of 426 (514549)
07-08-2009 7:37 PM
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Re: Board Now Going Down at 8 PM
will the test board still be open?

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Message 34 of 426 (514633)
07-09-2009 5:56 PM
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07-09-2009 1:51 PM


message list error
when I go to the grey list pick to see the list of messages I got blank page

http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/Threads.cgi?action=tmi&t=1448


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Message 62 of 426 (514910)
07-13-2009 10:21 PM
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07-13-2009 8:01 AM


Re: HTML Characters
some are dashes, here are some others

Ken Miller’s website,

It’s “irreducible” and it evolved.

Reimer, Paula J. et al, "INTCAL04 Terrestrial Radiocarbon Age Calibration, 0–26 CAL KYR BP" Radiocarbon, Volume 46, Issue 3,

Siegenthaler, Urs et al. "Stable Carbon Cycle–Climate Relationship During the Late Pleistocene" Science 3

Stable Carbon Cycle–Climate Relationship During


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Message 63 of 426 (514911)
07-13-2009 10:23 PM
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07-13-2009 8:01 AM


links to old threads
The links to old threads seems to be messed up. I keep getting

http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=10&t=221&m=1

instead of several old links and in response to google site search


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Message 67 of 426 (515497)
07-18-2009 11:37 AM
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07-18-2009 7:32 AM


feedback and back again to set forth on new requests ...
Hi Percy,

The issue of old "yes" posts is one I'll take the heat for, it being one of my requests.

In the meantime, you can still click on the "Taz posts only" link and then quickly go through your messages changing all the "no" indicators to "noted".

I just went through the last 6 months of my posts and did this. As you can appreciate, my volume of posting makes this a rather cumbersome task, and unfortunately there are still many old threads that carry a "yes" for one or two messages.

Perhaps it just needs a few tweaks - say a link from the "yes" to an index of just the unreplied posts on that thread, with an option to mark all as "noted" and perhaps a link to mark all posts older than 3, 6, 9, 12 (bullets) months automatically as "noted"?

It would also be helpful if all unreplied messages on archived threads were automatically converted - but this would necessitate a distinction between thread closed permanently (archived) from those closed for off-topic behavior.

One of my problems is that I have a couple of people (Straggler, AlphaOmegaKid, JohnFulton, etc) who make multiple replies to my posts, so now I need to go back and mark all the multiples as "noted", and this has given me a couple of ideas for further tweaks (and you thought you had some free time ...):

(1) Multiple post reply: have a bullet for each reply one of your posts that you can pick to include in the "this is a reply to" (and with each one listed in the "Text of message you're replying to:" box).

(2) Have the system note when a second reply is made, by advising the person that they have already replied and can edit the previous reply, particularly if it's status is still "no" answer.

(3) Also have a note whether a message has been edited since your reply has been made.

(4) Similar to replies to yourself, with the reply automatically marked as "noted" ...

I also find searching for closed threads to be difficult, as the search engine only seems to look at open threads, and google is still not converted. I wonder if other search engines don't use indexing and could be used - I have some I can test.

Or do people want the complete list of page links?

I liked the complete list to track the history of a sub-thread, particularly back to the initial subtopic. What if you had something like the "Taz posts only" for subtitles? This could show up on the subtitle line as "posts for this subtitle only" or something similar.

I'm getting used to the new system, so once we are fully implemented I can see the dust settling. What's that old saying about adversity making you stronger?

Enjoy.

Edited by RAZD, : )


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Message 69 of 426 (515516)
07-18-2009 1:29 PM
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Re: links to old threads
Yep, so far it's working. Woot!

Another thing I noticed when perusing my old threads to annotate the unreplied replies, was that many of the pictures don't seem to show up from my site - any correlation?


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Message 71 of 426 (515524)
07-18-2009 3:02 PM
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07-18-2009 2:44 PM


Re: Signature problem - Merged member - Also, link to message problem
I found an interesting problem on one post:

Message 33 the links at the end of the post are

quote:
References
1. The bacterial flagella motor. PubMed on-line article from Adv Microb Physiol. 1999;41:291-337.
2. Timetable: Development of the Propeller. On line article.
3. History & Design of Propeller. On line article.

And when I look at the coding for the first one it is:

quote:
<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&...amp;l ist_uids =1050084 8&...amp;dopt=Citation">The bacterial flagella motor</a>. PubMed on-line article from Adv Microb Physiol. 1999;41:291-337.

I have no idea what happened to the url.


Is there something I need to do to resolve the image issue?

with <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://razd.evcforum.net/Pictures/flagellum.jpg" height="300"></p> I get

The picture link seems to be changed by the removal of "evcforum.net" from "razd.evcforum.net" and it works when I insert this:

Can you fix, or do I need to manually edit every post ...

Thanks.

Edited by Admin, : Shorten very long line.


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Message 73 of 426 (515528)
07-18-2009 3:21 PM
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Re: Signature problem - Merged member - Also, link to message problem
try "age correlations"

http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=25&t=2601&m=1

Message 4 - I can't edit the closed threads.


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Message 102 of 426 (519039)
08-10-2009 8:25 PM
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08-10-2009 7:01 PM


found another glitch
Hey Hardworking Percy, hope this is an easy fix

when listing threads I've posted on, ie
http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/Threads.cgi?action=tml&mbrid=1880

I get the normal listing for the first 19 or 20 threads and then a jumble with every line centered:

quote:
Is My Hypothesis Valid???
Straggler
04*30*2009 6:09 PM
409 Is It Science? Clarification - a(nother) summary of where Straggler went wrong. (Message 407)
07*27*2009 6:22 PM

Report discussion problems here: No.2
Huntard
11*12*2008 12:09 PM
127 Suggestions and Questions Will someone tell Straggler to shove it? (Message 116)
07*26*2009 6:04 PM

I am unable to find the quote ubb`s.
crawler30
07*26*2009 12:20 PM
7 Suggestions and Questions posting tips (Message 2)
07*26*2009 5:33 PM


Looks like the table setup broke down.


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Message 112 of 426 (519272)
08-12-2009 8:58 PM


another translation problem
Percy

Message 3

de·lu·sion –noun (American Heritage Dictionary 2009)

original was (trying with pre to see if it doesn't have the insertions)

de·lu·sion –noun (American Heritage Dictionary 2009)

– is a dash,  seems to be inserted before the dot.

Have fun


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Message 115 of 426 (519281)
08-12-2009 10:12 PM
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08-12-2009 9:24 PM


Re: another translation problem
Firefox. I fixed msg 3 after I copied what it showed here.

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Message 117 of 426 (519463)
08-13-2009 10:00 PM
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08-13-2009 8:02 AM


Re: another translation problem
Hi Percy,

What puzzles me is that I have a "punch list" of things I can copy and paste, and it is a txt file - it should only be in ascii text when pasted (unless this machine using (shudder) vista (shudder) is causing the problem). Here is the paste again to see if it does it here:

de·lu·sion -noun (American Heritage Dictionary 2009)

  1. ... a. The act or process of deluding.
    ... b. The state of being deluded.
  2. A false belief or opinion: labored under the delusion that success was at hand.
  3. Psychiatry A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: delusions of persecution.

and a couple more to see if it happens there too:

faith –noun (American Heritage Dictionary 2009)
1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief, trust.
3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
4. often Faith Christianity The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
5. The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith.
6. A set of principles or beliefs.

be·lief –noun (American Heritage Dictionary 2009)
1. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another: My belief in you is as strong as ever.
2. Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something.: His explanation of what happened defies belief.
3. Something believed or accepted as true., especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.

Confirmation Bias (Wikipedia, 2009)
In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias is a tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs. It is a type of cognitive bias and represents an error of inductive inference, or as a form of selection bias toward confirmation of the hypothesis under study or disconfirmation of an alternative hypothesis.

Confirmation bias is of interest in the teaching of critical thinking, as the skill is misused if rigorous critical scrutiny is applied only to evidence challenging a preconceived idea but not to evidence supporting it.[1]

Cognitive dissonance(Wikipedia, 2009)
Cognitive dissonance is an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously. The "ideas" or "cognitions" in question may include attitudes and beliefs, and also the awareness of one's behavior. The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by changing their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, or by justifying or rationalizing their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.[1] Cognitive dissonance theory is one of the most influential and extensively studied theories in social psychology.

A powerful cause of dissonance is when an idea conflicts with a fundamental element of the self-concept, such as "I am a good person" or "I made the right decision." This can lead to rationalization when a person is presented with evidence of a bad choice. It can also lead to confirmation bias, the denial of disconfirming evidence, and other ego defense mechanisms.

world·view –n (American Heritage Dictionary, 2009)
In both senses also called Weltanschauung.
1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.

The glitch did not appear when I first posted it, but it was there when I came back to see a response.

Enjoy.


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Message 120 of 426 (519558)
08-14-2009 8:03 PM
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08-13-2009 11:00 PM


Re: another translation problem
well it doesn't seem to have recurred with those posts. I might try again with iceweazle on linux to see what that shows.

meantime Message 57

• Gun crime ...

• In both Ontario and Toronto, ...

Both of these were bullets on the websites


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Message 123 of 426 (520900)
08-24-2009 8:48 PM
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08-15-2009 9:58 AM


another translation issue - DBlevins?
Hi Percy,

Message 121 has some interesting symbols injected. Don't know what text editor DBlevins is using ...

quote:
Your ¡¥common-sensical¡¦ principle

It could be single or double quotes


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Message 174 of 426 (530252)
10-12-2009 6:56 PM


Summary Time Feature - to improve the quality of summary posts.
Hey Percy,

Just another thought for additional feature. One of the problems is getting people to make constructive summary posts, rather than just blathering on and on.

It occurred to me that an admin could activate a "summary time feature" that (a) only allows posts from previous participants on the thread and (b) only allows one summary post per person.

When activated, and a person hits a reply button, they would be notified that (a) this is their last post on the thread and (b) that it should be a summary of their position.

This might impose a little more thought on what one wants to say, and it keeps some abusers of this time from making several posts while the thread is open for other summaries.

Examples are easy:
Message 548 an attack on the thread author while ignoring the topic (although it has been edited 4 times ...)
Message 555 a second post by the same person that still fails to summarize a position related to the topic, but extends the ad hominem attacks.

Enjoy.

Edited by RAZD, : No reason given.


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