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#211 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

Having search issues. Wanted to see if there is a "where are they now?" type thread for trying to find old cars you've owned in the past (is there already a thread for this?). No results. Typed in Austin Princess - no results. Weird, I've been following Vulgalour's thread.

Tried 3 or 4 different things to search and no results. Have cleared the caches etc but no difference.

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#212 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

Sorry to seem a pest here, but is there anyway to allow members to delete some posts that they have created?

For example, I posted a for sale advert on here the other week there for a ford focus. I sold the car at the weekend just gone, but when I went to "my content" & went to delete the entire post, It came up a message about administration/authorisation to do it.

So.....I just deleted the pictures & content from the post...so it is basically a blank thread/post now.

Does that make sense?


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:22 AM

My computers doing that thing again where it will just reply a blank message (see above)



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:22 AM

 

My computers doing that thing again where it will just reply a blank message (see above)

 

 

 See my earlier reply directly above 

Mine has been doing that I think since the new hosting started - initiate a reply by pressing the quote button, type your reply under the quote then post it and your message appears with the quote but without the typed response. I will try and illustrate this......

 

Editing the reply to my original response to include the original response that got lost when I posted the original reply above



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:29 AM

A few days ago, somebody posted a picture of a Maestro by the sea that had rusted down to the seats and dashboard.

Does anyone remember which thread that was in/where I can find the picture?

 

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

Is there any way of posting to this forum using a plain text editor and NOT using the "advanced" post method that seems to be default?  I quite like being able to see and edit all the bb forum tags, but the default posting method hides them all.


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#218 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:22 AM

Click on the reply box below the last post, and toggle the switch at the top left?

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#219 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:25 AM

A few days ago, somebody posted a picture of a Maestro by the sea that had rusted down to the seats and dashboard.

Does anyone remember which thread that was in/where I can find the picture?

 

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I found it!

 

Rusty Maestro.JPEG

 

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

This [a link to the modern forum across the top] will be sorted out as part of the IPB 4.x overhaul project which is ongoing.

Any news?


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

It is progressing, but we're not quite there yet. Updates to follow...


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

Right this has been bugging me for ages. What's the significance of D701SWL? I imagine it was a thing while I was having a lengthy hiatus from the forum. I think i can guess, but if somebody could summarise succinctly please... :)

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#223 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

Right this has been bugging me for ages. What's the significance of D701SWL? I imagine it was a thing while I was having a lengthy hiatus from the forum. I think i can guess, but if somebody could summarise succinctly please... :)



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#224 OFFLINE   Nicola H

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:13 AM

did the tesco and equal pay thread get nuked ?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:37 AM

Probably was. Despite not having read it I can guess the direction it went in and why it got hosed.
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#226 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:36 AM

did the tesco and equal pay thread get nuked ?

 

Yep - Descended in to personal insults. Never seems to happen when we stick to cars. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

Pic issues when using Tapatalk. In this post I can see the 1978 phone exchange and the beige Corrina but not the rest, ideas?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

Been trying to post the same post for hours now and nomatter how many images i remove it tells me it doesnt allow that type of file extension :(

Thought I would try and do a template post elsewhere and knock off the images one at a time but accidentally posted it and within a split second a mod had feckin moved it!

How is anybody supposed to know what file extention is the culprit if it doesnt tell you?

I would of deleted the mistake post if I had the power to do so

I mean really?????

Can we not be trusted to delete our own posts?

The mods moving stuff is really starting to get up my nose now,its not the moving nobody tells you the hell where its gone!

its like being followed around like a little child :(

We all make mistakes but its getting to the point where nobody knows where to post,whether it will stay there and as others have said you make a decent post and it gets buried in the middle of one of these "One size fits all threads" that you have created :(

Just wasted hours trying to post because the system wouldnt let me post the images but gave no real explanation why?

Grrrrr!!!!!!


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#229 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

Can we not be trusted to delete our own posts?

The mods moving stuff is really starting to get up my nose now,its not the moving nobody tells you the hell where its gone!


We all make mistakes but its getting to the point where nobody knows where to post,whether it will stay there and as others have said you make a decent post and it gets buried in the middle of one of these "One size fits all threads" that you have created :(

 

The simple answer is no, as has been explained before.  People have had toy pram interface moments and gone through and deleted all their posts. This screws up the database for everyone, so therefore the delete ability was removed. 

 

The one size fits all threads work, eBay thread is the most popular on the site.

 

If we move posts then we will leave a link to where it has gone. 

 

We actually rarely move threads, if it is happening a lot then it might be worth having a look here first - http://autoshite.com...-one-of-these/ 


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#230 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

Pic issues when using Tapatalk. In this post I can see the 1978 phone exchange and the beige Corrina but not the rest, ideas?

http://autoshite.com...e-40-years-ago?

Supernaut post.

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I am on taptalk and I can see them.



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#231 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:32 PM

The simple answer is no, as has been explained before.  People have had toy pram interface moments and gone through and deleted all their posts. This screws up the database for everyone, so therefore the delete ability was removed. 

 

The one size fits all threads work, eBay thread is the most popular on the site.

 

If we move posts then we will leave a link to where it has gone. 

 

We actually rarely move threads, if it is happening a lot then it might be worth having a look here first - http://autoshite.com...-one-of-these/ 

Still no explanation why all my link were not allowed though really annoying took hours got no where,if the system showed which was not allowed would be easier.

I get not being able to delete a thread when its underway but when it been done by mistake and you cant delete it the second you have just posted it?

Dont agree with the rarely move threads ive had numerous moved,what worse is we have to figure out where they have gone :(

We are "rarely" told its been moved............

The problem with the one size fits all threads is somebody posts a question a mod decides it can fit into a OSFA thread the question the OP asked never gets answered and within no time its buried 10 pages back and never gets answered.

Please Sir Can We have Some More............................


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:00 PM

What is the link you are trying to use? 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:40 PM

Ok IT crowd. At work on the pc the space bar doesn’t work. Only on this website. Everything else is fine and no problems on any other site. Two days now. Obv not a problem here at home. Why?
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:14 AM

I am on taptalk and I can see them.



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#235 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:38 AM

'Tis magic I tell thee!

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Are you on latest Tapatalk? I find it a bit of an odd beast at time...
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:39 PM

The one size fits all threads work, eBay thread is the most popular on the site.

Does it really work though and with every case?

eBay thread and News 24 works because it's a fast, fresh and transient thread. Latest information gets pasted onto the end and once it's more than a couple of pages later that information is out of date and no longer revelant. The fact that the thread gets long very quickly is no problem as most tune into the last couple of pages anyway. Going back more than that doesn't make sense with dead links or now irrelevant stuff. Hence why those threads work as big, huge threads. No one is really expecting someone to wade through the whole thread.

Stupid question amnesty mostly works because, as the title suggests, it's all about small and quick questions. It certainly used to be the case where if a question did require a wider scope of answers it would be split out into a separate thread and go from there.

However where queries on stuff or information given that has no real shelf life end date, it can get a lot of vast ranges of knowledge applied and often updated months or years in advance. As a separate thread this can easily happen and the topic of the thread is easy to understand. Where as updating information in a massive monolithic thread will loose any other past information that others have given because it's hundreds of pages back. It's also incredibly harder to find that information using a search engine when it's a massive thread vs a separate thread. Wading through hundreds, and literally in some threads, thousands of pages to find nuggets of info is really hard.

Using a forum like this breaks the very way forums are designed and written to be used. It's also completely unscalable. As the forum user base grows (which it is), then these threads get even fuller, quicker leading to stuff being missed.

Also it's very sad to see a wealth of information getting lost from search engines by merging. It is often the case where obscure questions or obscure car information searched for on Googling brings you to AS. In fact it's how many people (including me) find this corner of the internet.

Separate threads have a title with a reasonably detailed and concise topic as a title. This is what comes up on the top of a search and going into that will bring the first post up with detailed info on that. It's possible to quickly read that and determine if it's revelant or not. If it is, you scroll down and see exactly info on that specific topic. The mixed big threads however will come up with the thread title (i.e. tools to buy). Going into these you have to dig through the page to find the original search query. Once found you have to then scroll through any other useless chat (to you) on stuff completely unrelated to find the actual nuggets of info you were looking for originally.

It's this misuse and mangaling of how forums are supposed to work that is causing the friction. Not only do the search engine find it hard to find stuff and but the users manually finding it here even more so. As the forum continues to grow it's only going to get worse as monolithic threads bulge at an ever increasing speed.

I've often moaned about this new, intensive thread merging that's started to happen in the last 3 to 6 months or so. However it's not only me that gets frustrated by it. This forum isn't only great for general chatting but also as a massive information resource. If the latter is lost because of an emphasis of the former, it will be a great loss to anyone visiting here wanting help or knowledge on their old, quirky and worn out cars.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

Ok IT crowd. At work on the pc the space bar doesn’t work. Only on this website. Everything else is fine and no problems on any other site. Two days now. Obv not a problem here at home. Why?

That's an odd one. Try using the plain text editor by toggling the little switch icon in the top right hand corner of the post a reply box.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:39 AM

As has been said umpteen times, we get complaints about the front page being scores of threads that could be on one ‘main’ one and the decent content being shifted off.
Move, merge or delete them, someone moans. Don’t do it, someone moans.
If people used the right threads, none of this would happen.

Perhaps it’s just time to delete new threads that should have been elsewhere and not leave an explanation? Everyone will be happy with that, won’t they?
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

That's an odd one. Try using the plain text editor by toggling the little switch icon in the top right hand corner of the post a reply box.

 

ok, this is very odd. replying like this is fine. 


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

butstartinganewpostjustdoesthis.using,the,space,bar,rolls,the,page,right,to,the,bottom.

 

Edit. The commas are just to make it easier to read  - see the space bar works on reply, but not the original post.


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