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PostSubject: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySat Jul 12, 2008 11:06 pm

This one drives me barmy. How many people have written out detailed arguments, spent ages researching the subject and perfecting their post, only to find that the website has logged them out in the meantime. When they log in, all that hard work is gone.

I'm always amazed at people who write out really long posts. Are they not affected by this? And is there any way to end this infuriating practice?


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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySat Jul 12, 2008 11:16 pm

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This one drives me barmy. How many people have written out detailed arguments, spent ages researching the subject and perfecting their post, only to find that the website has logged them out in the meantime. When they log in, all that hard work is gone.

I'm always amazed at people who write out really long posts. Are they not affected by this? And is there any way to end this infuriating practice?
There are quite a few annoying things this site does. The above is one of them and ignoring any formatting on my posts is another. 
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySat Jul 12, 2008 11:43 pm

At the moment if I open a second window, the internet shuts down. Not the site but the connection I think.

The tragedy of the lost post (always the most perfectly expressed and argued) has happened to us all I expect.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:01 am

Inserting links is too difficult.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:04 am

arnaudherve wrote:
Inserting links is too difficult.

If Auditor #9 was here he would give you a tutorial. I find it not too bad but took a bit of getting used to.
If you select POST REPLY rather than QUICK REPLY you get the full range of icons along the top of your posting window and can paste in links to images text or video if you click on the icons.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:08 am

I know. But compared to more recent CMS editors it can be considered buggy though.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:12 am

cactus flower wrote:
arnaudherve wrote:
Inserting links is too difficult.

If Auditor #9 was here he would give you a tutorial. I find it not too bad but took a bit of getting used to.
If you select POST REPLY rather than QUICK REPLY you get the full range of icons along the top of your posting window and can paste in links to images text or video if you click on the icons.
None of which work for me. 
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:18 am

cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
arnaudherve wrote:
Inserting links is too difficult.

If Auditor #9 was here he would give you a tutorial. I find it not too bad but took a bit of getting used to.
If you select POST REPLY rather than QUICK REPLY you get the full range of icons along the top of your posting window and can paste in links to images text or video if you click on the icons.
None of which work for me. 

Are you going into properties and copying the url and then pasting it into the little box that comes up when you click on the icon?
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:23 am

cactus flower wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
arnaudherve wrote:
Inserting links is too difficult.

If Auditor #9 was here he would give you a tutorial. I find it not too bad but took a bit of getting used to.
If you select POST REPLY rather than QUICK REPLY you get the full range of icons along the top of your posting window and can paste in links to images text or video if you click on the icons.
None of which work for me. 

Are you going into properties and copying the url and then pasting it into the little box that comes up when you click on the icon?
I'm not, for there are not little boxes in which to paste. 
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:27 am

cactus flower wrote:

The tragedy of the lost post (always the most perfectly expressed and argued) has happened to us all I expect.

That is one of the most enduringly irritating things about online discussion. I have written out, as you say, the most perfectly expressed and argued discourse on a subject replete with links and examples from text I have read only to see all my efforts dashed by the idiosyncratic whims of the online gods.

Then, as I recover from this indignity, I attempt to regain the vigour, verve and verbal vituperation of the original post but no! No! It doesn't sound right, the expression is shoddy and ambiguous, the examples so clear in the mind a murky miasma and the syntax scandalously savaged of sweet sonorous scintillation.

It gets my herd of goats.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:28 am

cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
arnaudherve wrote:
Inserting links is too difficult.

If Auditor #9 was here he would give you a tutorial. I find it not too bad but took a bit of getting used to.
If you select POST REPLY rather than QUICK REPLY you get the full range of icons along the top of your posting window and can paste in links to images text or video if you click on the icons.
None of which work for me. 

Are you going into properties and copying the url and then pasting it into the little box that comes up when you click on the icon?
I'm not, for there are not little boxes in which to paste. 

Are there little icons at the top of your posting window?

You seem to have perfectly neat links in the between your ears thread?
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:35 am

cactus flower wrote:

Are there little icons at the top of your posting window?
As I said earlier, the buttons are there but they don't work.

cactus flower wrote:
You seem to have perfectly neat links in the between your ears thread?
All done manually. 
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:37 am

When you click on them, does nothing happen at all?
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:39 am

cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:

Are there little icons at the top of your posting window?
As I said earlier, the buttons are there but they don't work.

cactus flower wrote:
You seem to have perfectly neat links in the between your ears thread?
All done manually. 

This is a link from P.ie using the posting buttons.

Hmm, it works for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:41 am

cactus flower wrote:
When you click on them, does nothing happen at all?
It might kill a puppy or cause a hurricane in Bali. 
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:42 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:

That is one of the most enduringly irritating things about online discussion. I have written out, as you say, the most perfectly expressed and argued discourse on a subject replete with links and examples from text I have read only to see all my efforts dashed by the idiosyncratic whims of the online gods.

Then, as I recover from this indignity, I attempt to regain the vigour, verve and verbal vituperation of the original post but no! No! It doesn't sound right, the expression is shoddy and ambiguous, the examples so clear in the mind a murky miasma and the syntax scandalously savaged of sweet sonorous scintillation.

It gets my herd of goats.

Stop writing that well. It annoys me to see other people with talent.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:42 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:

Are there little icons at the top of your posting window?
As I said earlier, the buttons are there but they don't work.

cactus flower wrote:
You seem to have perfectly neat links in the between your ears thread?
All done manually. 

This is a link from P.ie using the posting buttons.

Hmm, it works for me.

Me too Ard-Taoiseach. Very Happy Good night Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:45 am

arnaudherve wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:

That is one of the most enduringly irritating things about online discussion. I have written out, as you say, the most perfectly expressed and argued discourse on a subject replete with links and examples from text I have read only to see all my efforts dashed by the idiosyncratic whims of the online gods.

Then, as I recover from this indignity, I attempt to regain the vigour, verve and verbal vituperation of the original post but no! No! It doesn't sound right, the expression is shoddy and ambiguous, the examples so clear in the mind a murky miasma and the syntax scandalously savaged of sweet sonorous scintillation.

It gets my herd of goats.

Stop writing that well. It annoys me to see other people with talent.
What are you talking about, AT is tragically alliterate.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:45 am

cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
When you click on them, does nothing happen at all?
It might kill a puppy or cause a hurricane in Bali. 

Meh. We'll live with that tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:48 am

cookiemonster wrote:
arnaudherve wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:

That is one of the most enduringly irritating things about online discussion. I have written out, as you say, the most perfectly expressed and argued discourse on a subject replete with links and examples from text I have read only to see all my efforts dashed by the idiosyncratic whims of the online gods.

Then, as I recover from this indignity, I attempt to regain the vigour, verve and verbal vituperation of the original post but no! No! It doesn't sound right, the expression is shoddy and ambiguous, the examples so clear in the mind a murky miasma and the syntax scandalously savaged of sweet sonorous scintillation.

It gets my herd of goats.

Stop writing that well. It annoys me to see other people with talent.
What are you talking about, AT is tragically alliterate.

Tis terribly tryingly temporisingly true.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:48 am

cactus flower wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:

Are there little icons at the top of your posting window?
As I said earlier, the buttons are there but they don't work.

cactus flower wrote:
You seem to have perfectly neat links in the between your ears thread?
All done manually. 

This is a link from P.ie using the posting buttons.

Hmm, it works for me.

Me too Ard-Taoiseach. Very Happy Good night Sleep

Good stuff. Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh a chactus!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:55 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
When you click on them, does nothing happen at all?
It might kill a puppy or cause a hurricane in Bali. 

Meh. We'll live with that tomorrow.
Sure my free market ideals have surely killed a puppy or two already. 
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 1:56 am

cookiemonster wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
When you click on them, does nothing happen at all?
It might kill a puppy or cause a hurricane in Bali. 

Meh. We'll live with that tomorrow.
Sure my free market ideals have surely killed a puppy or two already. 

Ah but look on the bright side, they got a Happy Meal into the bargain!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 2:01 am

I just got two e-mails telling me that I had new PMs on the site, but when I logged on... Sad

Not sure if it's a one-off, the product of a test, or a general glitch.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying things the site does   Annoying things the site does EmptySun Jul 13, 2008 2:08 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
When you click on them, does nothing happen at all?
It might kill a puppy or cause a hurricane in Bali. 

Meh. We'll live with that tomorrow.
Sure my free market ideals have surely killed a puppy or two already. 

Ah but look on the bright side, they got a Happy Meal into the bargain!
And a job.
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