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Re: How to Unpost Here

Postby David W » 09 Aug 2014, 18:36

This is just a test response to see if it nullifies my ability to delete the test post of mine which is
at the bottom of the previous page.

Checking that post on Page 1, I can no longer delete it because it has been replied to.

So our situation is just like like Pieter said on the previous page:
Pieter Huizinga wrote:... you cannot delete your post after there is a reply....
I guess this means that if you want a post deleted after it has been replied to, you'll have to ask a moderator.
I would add that in the meantime, you can Edit your post to let others know that your post will be deleted soon.
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How to Make a Link to a Specific Post

Postby David W » 09 Aug 2014, 19:21

One other thing I just verified is how to make a link to a specific post on a page (a link that takes one right to that post even though it is not at the top of its page).

Summary: One makes such a link the same way as one did on Steinar Fremme's original my-mc.com .

To make a specific link like that, use the Search until you "find" the post of interest. (Sometimes, one needs Advanced Search.)
Click there on that post, and then copy the URL from the "browser window" at the top of its page, and use that URL for your link.

Example:
A link to a specific post located by an advanced search for the word "detour":
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13799&p=180583&hilit=detour#p180583
A general link that only takes one to the top of the page where that post is:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13799&start=10
(That second link requires one to scroll down nine posts before one finds the specific post at the bottom of the page.)
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby alans1100 » 10 Aug 2014, 02:06

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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby alans1100 » 10 Aug 2014, 02:27

alans1100 wrote:test reply


I get the "x" at the top of the post after what I've written has been submitted and the delete option if I edit that.

But if someone makes a reply to the original post after me then those options don't come up even if they haven't quoted from what I myself posted. You can only edit the post but can't remove it.

I recently left a bike forum where after a set time (maybe a day or two) you couldn't even edit your post and you had to give a reason for the edit which seemed a bit silly to me.
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 10 Aug 2014, 12:26

alans1100 wrote:I recently left a bike forum where after a set time (maybe a day or two) you couldn't even edit your post and you had to give a reason for the edit which seemed a bit silly to me.

phpBB has that option, but I left it disabled as well. It's your post and I see no reason to limit your ability to come back to it and edit it. AFAIK nobody has ever abused this possibility.
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby alans1100 » 11 Aug 2014, 02:03

Pieter Huizinga wrote: AFAIK .


It took me quite awhile to work out what that meant
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby David W » 12 Aug 2014, 02:50

alans1100 wrote:It took me quite awhile to work out what that meant
Alan and all,

Was one thing you tried to do: a search on the word, with something like Google.com ?
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby alans1100 » 12 Aug 2014, 09:03

David W wrote:
alans1100 wrote:It took me quite awhile to work out what that meant
Alan and all,

Was one thing you tried to do: a search on the word, with something like Google.com ?


Not this time but I guessed it was a mobile phone short cut so as not type the whole phrase. I only used English words that seemed to fitnthe letters; for all I know Pieter could have been swearing in Dutch......lol.
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby mbrST1100 » 12 Aug 2014, 12:50

alans1100 wrote:Not this time but I guessed it was a mobile phone short cut so as not type the whole phrase.

You guessed partly right, as its Netlingo which came up way before phone texting...
Knock yourself out:
http://www.netlingo.com/category/acronyms.php
And in plain text, also way before all that bandwidth wasting, animated stuff came up:
http://www.netlingo.com/smileys.php
(those who still know email-lists can relate; exited long before all that forum stuff...)
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Re: How to Post (and Unpost) Here

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 12 Aug 2014, 14:08

Alan, further on Martin's post, this acronym practice was already initiated by telegraph operators to save on the number of Morse signs they had to key. Well known examples are TNX for "thanks", or QR for "close of transmission". Here's a (rather incomplete) list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code_abbreviations. Prior to that, there were already shorthand flag signals for often-used phrases.

The practice continues today on HAM radio. CB operators tend to use them too, but only a very small subset.

From there, it found its way to early bulletin board systems (BBSs), en hence to internet lists and (later) discussion boards.
Obviously a number of acronyms have been added over time that have nothing to do with the original practice, like NIMBY etc.
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