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August 5, 2011 at 03:44:23
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon II X4 620, 6.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2
I'm brand new here, and like what I see so far a lot. But of course, questions have arisen.

When I go to "My Home" and click on "See All" under "Your Tracked Posts", I see this:

Your Message List
Click here to return to My Computing.Net.
Below is your message list. If the entry is not bold, there have been no replies to the message since you last viewed it. If the entry is bold, at least one new reply exists.
Click here for a database-ready dump of your My Computing.Net list.
Show All Messages | Show Messages With Replies

2 questions:

What is "a database-ready dump"?

If I click on "Show All Messages" I see one thread listed. I began it and have received one reply. Now, if I click on "Show Messages With Replies", there's nothing listed. Is this a bug? Or should that say, ""Show Messages With New Replies"?

Also, I've contributed to another thread, <http://www.computing.net/answers/programming/lost-my-emails-how-do-i-get-them-back/25980.html>, but that doesn't make the list. Why not?

Finally, it would be handy if there is a "sandbox" where users could practice posting. I'd have used it to experiment with the correct way to include a URL in a post.

Thanks


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#1
August 5, 2011 at 05:03:17
On your last point, you should make use of the preview function before confiriming the post. And if you do make a mistake you can always edit the post after you have entered it. When I'm using my iPad I find this is often necessary!

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#2
August 5, 2011 at 07:06:30
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When you post links, do NOT put anything immediately before or after URL. The link to your thread isn't clickable because you used the < >. All you need to do is paste it. Using google as an example:

<http://www.google.com/> is not clickable

http://www.google.com/ is clickable because there's nothing immediately before/after the URL

Or you can click on the "ball & chain" above the message box, insert the URL, then give it a name: Click here for Google!


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#3
August 5, 2011 at 07:27:49
Links are supposed to use the "a href" tag........

In the following example I will use the straight brackets [] instead of the <> brackets because if I use the <> then it becomes a link.

ex:
[a href="www.google.com"]www.google.com[/a]

If you copy and paste and then replace the [] with <> and preview, you'll see you've made a link.

I'm just saying..............

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
August 5, 2011 at 07:27:53
@mickliq

Ah, let's see... Like this link for this thread?

Yes! Thanks!


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#5
August 5, 2011 at 07:35:21
What is "a database-ready dump"?
Basically it's a table dump of your watched threads. I'm not sure how this is useful, but I assume it is to someone.

Or should that say, ""Show Messages With New Replies"?
Yep, verbiage should probably be changed.

I've contributed to another thread, but that doesn't make the list. Why not?
In your Settings, there's an option called "Automatically add my replies to My Computing.Net." Enable that. (It should probably be reworded as, "Automatically watch threads I've participated in," but whatever.)

Like this link for this thread?
Other HTML tags are also in play. Namely [b], [i], [s], [pre], and [font]. [Img] is also around, but the forum doesn't display images by default.

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#6
August 5, 2011 at 07:58:55
Hey all,

Great answers... Razor especially.

As for the "Show messages with new replies." Here is what it does. It only shows messages with replies you have not looked at yet. Therefore, if your message has a reply you haven't seen, but you click on it in that list, it will disappear off that listing until it gets another reply (not posted by you).

The reason you see your message only when you click "Show all messages" is because you have already seen that reply that exists (through the system).

The system is trying to alert you to replies you have not read yet. Do you see what I mean?

Justin


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#7
August 5, 2011 at 08:07:37
@Razor2.3

Thanks for answering my 157

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several questions.

But one more: It seems I can edit a post of mine, but not delete it. Is that correct?


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#8
August 5, 2011 at 08:13:38
@Justin

But the current wording is, "Show Messages With Replies". So you agree it should read, "Show Messages With New Replies", right?


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#9
August 5, 2011 at 08:17:18
It seems I can edit a post of mine, but not delete it. Is that correct?
Yep, only mods can delete messages. The list of moderators for any given forum changes, but the list is on the bottom of the topics page. (They also have a star by their name in their posts.)

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#10
August 5, 2011 at 23:21:15
As already mentioned, the easiest way to add a hyperlink is to just copy and paste the url to your posting. But to add other features to your links, Bob Bale has the best tutorial:

http://bobbale.741.com/hyperlinks/h...

(Close the popups and the page will load.) Probably best to print it out as he keeps moving his site.


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#11
August 6, 2011 at 06:33:22
@DAVEINCAPS

Hm. Bob has a popup on that page that, with Chrome at least, can't be deleted (without installing an extension, which I'm not eager to do).

I agree that simply pasting a URL (without enclosing it in angled brackets) is the easiest way to get it into a post, but that doesn't seem to be the standard practice here. Anyway, as you can see I've already learned how to use the link icon provided.

Thanks


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#12
August 6, 2011 at 12:25:46
ijack:

re"On your last point, you should make use of the preview function before confirming the post. "

The Preview feature only works for Responses and (just recently) Edits (Thanks Justin!)

There is no Preview feature for new posts, although I have asked Justin about a couple of times.

In addition, the Preview feature for Edits looks a little different that the Preview feature for Responses.

Justin: Are you still listening?

Why not make the Preview function not only available in all three modes but also consistent across them all?

Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.


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