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#601 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 16:32

It's still working the same way it always has for me, Rob. That is, it highlights most of the occurrences of my chosen keyword, but not all of them. I'd say it probably misses about 10% of them. I've never understood why this happens.

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#602 Allen Brown

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 16:38

It misses them because the algorithm used to do the search isn't the same as the one used to highlight them. So, for example, "M23/8" might or might not match a search for "M23", depending on whether the algorithm regards the '/' as denoting the start of a new word. So you might then get a page containing "M23/8" being returned as the result of a search for "M23" but the highlighting then ignoring it.

Or vice versa. I forget which way rounds it is and am too lazy to check :)

#603 kayemod

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 16:40

It's still working the same way it always has for me, Rob. That is, it highlights most of the occurrences of my chosen keyword, but not all of them. I'd say it probably misses about 10% of them. I've never understood why this happens.


Couldn't be some kind of anti-pop-up thing on my computer could it? I use Firefox which is very good at stopping these, but I've just checked a short TNF thread of a couple of pages where the searched-for name only appears a couple of times, and while Search correctly found the thread, it missed both of the instances of posts including the name.


#604 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 17:02

It misses them because the algorithm used to do the search isn't the same as the one used to highlight them.

Ah - right. Thanks, Allen.

#605 Michael Ferner

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 21:25

I know, this is the thread for suggestions, but I have a question and don't know where to ask: If I link to a thread, and that thread is moved (say, from the main forum to the Historical sub-forum), will the link still work? And also, what is the correct procedure if I want a thread to be moved?

#606 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 22:58

Ask Twinny !

#607 David McKinney

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:55

If you want a thread moved, yes, ask TW (easiest way being to use the 'report' function)

And yes, the thread retains its original ID code, so your old link will still work, simply taking you to a different place

#608 Michael Ferner

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:01

Thnx! Appreciated. :)

#609 D-Type

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 22:30

As people continue to have difficulty posting pictures, maybe we should close the long thread we have and replace it with something more straightforward like this one.

#610 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:58

Just a wish from a technophobe, one of a lot on this site, it would be so much easier to be able to upload pics direct from my computer as I do for an email or to list on ebay or other advertising sites.
That is within the limited capabilities of so many of us.
I have used Image Shack, found it tedious and slow. Then an update either from Microsoft and or Image shack has changed the process and again I cannot do it. I have read Ray Bells instructions but to so many of us it is gobledook. As is so many things to do with computers for the technologically dumb!
And for the people who think it easy get out of your comfort zone and realise how hard it would be for you to do a lot of other jobs. An office manager can possibly do it, but not build engines. Yet an office manager friend cannot do this either, nor can she build engines!! Currently we have extreme difficulty getting photos onto my website, that she actually built. Text is fine but not pics.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 20:16

Twinnie, I had problems setting up the post "Who raced what model Ferrari in Australia" & this caused it to be listed 3 times, would you please delete the 2 entries that have no answers within their structure or combine the 3 into one item. Would it be feasible to allow the owner of the thread to be able to delete threads that have accidently be setup in multiple displays. Many thanks, Daniel Tracey, DanTra2858

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 00:04

Twinnie, I had problems setting up the post "Who raced what model Ferrari in Australia" & this caused it to be listed 3 times, would you please delete the 2 entries that have no answers within their structure or combine the 3 into one item. Would it be feasible to allow the owner of the thread to be able to delete threads that have accidently be setup in multiple displays. Many thanks, Daniel Tracey, DanTra2858


Duplicate threads deleted.

I very much doubt that this was a problem your end, Daniel, as it happens with regularity. The forum software is now well overdue an overhaul which will hopefully happen soon and iron-out such anomalies.




#613 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 22:47

I feel it is at the poster's end...

This happens to me sometimes when my computer is running slowly. It appears to not register, you click it again after a while and then a little while later perhaps again.

When it does turn over you find you've posted two or three times. But you can't delete the first post in a thread so this is more difficult to correct.

#614 David Birchall

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 18:25

Can somebody please tell me how to correct the situation I have when I open a thread and all I get is the opening post and then a "Tree-root" of all the responses? I know this comes up periodically and I have forgotten how to resolve it? :|

#615 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 18:38

David, I suspect your Display Mode setting has changed. To check, go to the top of the page and click on the 'Options' box on the right of the thread title bar. The Display Modes will appear - yours is probably set to 'Outline'. Click to change it to 'Standard' and all should be well again.

#616 David Birchall

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 19:11

Thanks Tim! :wave:

#617 kayemod

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 18:37

I have an idea for a book. It is totally a pipe dream at the moment but I was thinking of writing a book on failed sports cars. It is under the working title 'Stuck in the Pits' any ideas for cars to include. I have the Piper from Le Mans 69 and Alfa Group C car plus the Tiga-LamborghinI so far.

Thanks for any help.


Lola T70 Aston Martin, and any number of failed CanAm cars, but what made you choose to post on this thread? It's supposed to be about suggestions for TNF, not suggestions for possible new books.


#618 kayemod

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 19:05

Whoops. Put together tiredness, and alcohol. My mistake. Any ideas where it could be posted. Thanks


Take more water with it...


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 17:25

I see the fairlt innocuous "Australian Coopers" thread has been closed. Can I suggest that before closing a thread the moderator makes a brief posting saying whyas he has done previously. Likewise if postings have to be deleted, rather than deleting them comopletely, it would be better to delete the text and say "Post deleted because ..." or even simply "Post deleted"

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#620 Allen Brown

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 18:52

I see the fairlt innocuous "Australian Coopers" thread has been closed. Can I suggest that before closing a thread the moderator makes a brief posting saying whyas he has done previously. Likewise if postings have to be deleted, rather than deleting them comopletely, it would be better to delete the text and say "Post deleted because ..." or even simply "Post deleted"


I cant see why that would have been closed either. The discussion of railways? That's pretty easy to ignore and it seems the polite request to get the subject back to Australian Coopers had worked.

#621 David McKinney

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 19:18

Nothing to do with me, guv

I've asked for it to be restored (and put into Historical Research)

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 19:44

Chaps, I'm completely baffled as to what happened with that thread!

I received David's request that it be moved and acted (successfully, I thought) upon it it. Very surprised to see that a) it was still in situ and b) it was closed. Most odd, as the two functions are quite separate.

Anyhow, all sorted now I believe. Apologies to all for the confusion.

#623 tsrwright

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:09

Please can you tell me if we going to get something sorted out regarding TNF photo-posting as much complained about?

Without photos the value of the forum is much diminished, and clearly many people have found it too hard. I have been inclined to persist but I am seriously thinking of giving up.

Tonight I followed Robs emailed advice from Tony on the Mt Druitt thread It was a better version of what I understood to be the procedure. I uploaded some photos at 800 wide which I know works and is a neat size for TNF. All I got was microscopic thumb nails. Two hours later I find that not only do you need to set the upload size (if it is too large TNF won't accept it but won't say why) but you have to set the download size in Imageshack when you ask for the code for Forums. Imageshack doesn't tell you this and defaults to thumbnail unless you change it.

Another evening wasted and no photos posted.

#624 Allen Brown

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 18:58

Chaps, I'm completely baffled as to what happened with that thread!

I received David's request that it be moved and acted (successfully, I thought) upon it it. Very surprised to see that a) it was still in situ and b) it was closed. Most odd, as the two functions are quite separate.

Anyhow, all sorted now I believe. Apologies to all for the confusion.


So that's where things go! Do you realise that if you move a thread, all subscriptions to it are lost. If I see a new thread of interest, I will often subscribe to it so I get notified of new posts. If it then gets moved, I won't hear anything from it again.

Has happened again and again to me.

Can't a way be found to preserve those subscriptions?

#625 austmcreg

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:50

Chaps, I'm completely baffled as to what happened with that thread!

I received David's request that it be moved and acted (successfully, I thought) upon it it. Very surprised to see that a) it was still in situ and b) it was closed. Most odd, as the two functions are quite separate.

Anyhow, all sorted now I believe. Apologies to all for the confusion.

Gents,
As the originator of the Australian Coopers thread, it would have been nice to be asked if I minded the thread title being changed. I agree it was needed, having become an general discussion rather than on one car as originally posted, but would have preferred Terry Wright's suggestion of 'Discovering Australian Coopers' ( a change of only three characters) to the one it attained.

I was away for a few days and noticed it had been moved to Historical Research - I debated whether to put it there when I first started it, but decided on the general forum because I have come to regard Historical Research as the kiss of death to many an interesting thread. Are there any stats on visitor numbers vs the main forum?

I had no idea until I just read this that it had actually been deleted for a while!

I strongly support the concept of 'no fluff', but the fact is there are any number of Historical Research threads that I would regard as kite-flying exercises that would probably do better in the general forum; many of them being started by one person. Whilst there are some contributors to TNF who post nothing but fluff (too many of them Australian I note, sadly), and it was annoying to have a discussion on railway gauges and trailer plugs, I can put up with a bit of that if more members are reading the thread and contributing something useful.

Rob Saward

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#626 David McKinney

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:32

Apologies Rob

I usually advise thread-starters when I change the placement or title of their thread but, with confusion in this instance, didn't

'Discovering' would have worked earlier in the thread, but it had seemed to stray into other area by the time the name-change was made

As regards the difference between the main Forum and the HR sub-forum, it has always been my belief that fewer people might visit Historical Rsearch, but they're the right people :)

And yes, some of the topics recently have been a little fluffy, but they tend to disappear pretty quickly

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 16:05

As regards the difference between the main Forum and the HR sub-forum, it has always been my belief that fewer people might visit Historical Rsearch, but they're the right people :)


So, "The right crowd and no crowding" eh?


#628 tsrwright

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 13:36

And yes, some of the topics recently have been a little fluffy, but they tend to disappear pretty quickly


Unfortunately, I think it is often the other way round. I am still not convinced that the sub-forum is a good idea.

PS That is because there is no hard and fast line between the 2 categories so you have to look in both. That being the case it would be better to have everything in the one place

Edited by tsrwright, 25 May 2013 - 07:19.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 21:38

Just a few things?

Does anyone get delayed email notifications? or multiple postings? when someone starts a new thread I get emailed twice about it. But also the other week I got 2 months worth of weekly email updates turn up in my inbox! anyone else had this?

I have sort of drifted away from this site (though I have missed it) but every time I come back to browse it does seem to be mostly threads on people that have sadly passed away so it seems to resemble a memorial board than anything else. It is sad and puts everything into perspective but you sort of feel your intruding on a closed community rather than a racing community (not racing comments note) I suppose that is the nature of having an interest in nostalgia. Would it be better to have a sub thread for the dearly departed - this may have been mooted before - I think Vroom updates one?

Anyway still the best informed and knowledgable forum on the net. I am not technical so it may even be something to do with my email which results in a dearth and glut of email notifications from this place in equal measure but it would be interesting to know if other members get that (I bet it is just ludite me)

#630 275 GTB-4

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:06

Forum search engine still don't work properly and is living in the past....

#631 elansprint72

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 23:12

As a huge number of valued members of this forum are no longer posting, due to the unfortunate un-needed changes, would it be possible for anyone from "the management" to say if there are any plans to redress any of the issues raised? Does anyone actually monitor the forum and act upon suggestions/complaints?



#632 chdphd

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:20

Maybe take it as a "people are on holiday"?



#633 Rupertlt1

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:09

In the season of goodwill can you pin this thread until 25th January 2014 please?

 

http://forums.autosp...-from-brighton/

 

Please keep this effort to save the Brighton Speed Trials top of mind until then,

 

There is a political campaign going on that ends with a decision on the 24th January.

 

Happy Xmas! RGDS RLT



#634 elansprint72

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 14:43

Maybe take it as a "people are on holiday"?

Fair enough, now it's the 12th of January and I'll still take it as a NO.



#635 elansprint72

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 00:08

It is now 17th February and I'll still take it as a NO.

 

Dead forum, methinks.


Edited by elansprint72, 17 February 2014 - 00:09.


#636 elansprint72

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 22:54

Cough... 21 st May 2014................  :confused:



#637 cooper997

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:00

Heaven forbid a major software update.

But just like there's a 'Like This' button that can be clicked, maybe there should be a 'Dislike This' button also. That way when a post is made of questionable taste then those who consider something as such, can subtly make it known without turning the topic into a farce. Especially one where a fellow enthusiast's passing is concerned.

Stephen

#638 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:35

Agreed absolutely, Stephen. I'm very distressed with the way that particular thread has developed, but have held back from making my views known as I feel this would just make things even worse. I do hope the mods will now close that thread.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:24

Tim, I felt exactly as you mention. So I decided upon taking the option above. There's no stopping varying opinions on TNF, but if the line is crossed then it would be handy to bring it to their attention without adding fuel to the fire.

Stephen

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#640 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:29

Tim, I felt exactly as you mention. So I decided upon taking the option above. There's no stopping varying opinions on TNF, but if the line is crossed then it would be handy to bring it to their attention without adding fuel to the fire.

Stephen

That's what the 'report' button on every post is there for. :) Although I will confess to not having checked them for a couple of days. :blush:

 

I think you will find your concerns have been addressed.



#641 cooper997

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:39

Job well done Vitesse2

#642 Allan Lupton

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:59

That's what the 'report' button on every post is there for.

Oh is that so? Like many post-downgrade changes, I find the choice of words for a "button" is often as non-obvious as symbols like the infamous gearwheel.



#643 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 14:42

Oh is that so? Like many post-downgrade changes, I find the choice of words for a "button" is often as non-obvious as symbols like the infamous gearwheel.

I have today requested that its function be made more clear, Allan. It doesn't have a tooltip (it's just there, with no explanation) and some non-native speakers also seem to mistake it for a reply button - which I think is understandable.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 16:08

I have today requested that its function be made more clear, Allan. It doesn't have a tooltip (it's just there, with no explanation) and some non-native speakers also seem to mistake it for a reply button - which I think is understandable.

Yes quite - at work I used to write reports for people and in later life people wrote reports for me.

My military friends would have understood the use it's put to here, I suppose.