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#1 2001-12-21 14:39:07

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

Hey all. smile

I was / am pretty new to NewMars and all, but before the latest site transition, I had made a few dozen posts. This post, though, is going to be my third. ???

Another thing is that when I login, it doesn't stay logged in forever like it used to.

I'm not really annoyed my posts were lost (I guess the archive was from before I started coming here), because I saved my most important ones (primarily posts in Red Views). wink

The not staying logged in thing is a little bothersome, though. (And I'm pretty sure it's not just me.)

Maybe a complete reinstall wouldn't hurt. I wouldn't mind as long as I didn't have to readd my account.

Sorry if this post is annoying in any way.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#2 2001-12-21 18:19:14

Adrian
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From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: 2001-09-04
Posts: 642
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Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

I appreciate that there are some problems with the forums. However, all the posts are still there - if you go to the Terraformation forum, you'll find that Red Views is still present. I made absolutely sure that none of the posts were lost.

I don't know you're not staying logged in. Initially I had that problem, but that's simply because I was using Internet Explorer 6, which incidentally comes as standard on Windows XP. If you are using IE6, then you won't stay logged into the board. This is because IE6 has a policy of refusing all cookies from websites which means that these forums cannot 'recognise' you when you revisit. It's possible to turn this off by altering your cookie or privacy settings. When I did this, the forums started recognising me again. This is a problem with *all* websites visited by IE6.

Basically, I suspect that the 'not staying logged in' issue is down either to cookies, or whether you have checked the box that says 'Recognise me if I revisit' (or something like that) when you log in to the forums.

I'll have to check up on your post count though. It's very unusual, every other user appears to have retained their post count.

Your post isn't annoying, I think it's important that users of these forums should voice their opinions on how they are run.


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#3 2001-12-21 18:38:01

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

Ah, this is very odd Adrian. smile

When I load the main index of the forum it initally recognizes me as ‘Guest,’ after I go into a sub category, the forum recognizes me as ‘Josh Cryer.’ I have to login again for the main index to recognize me as ‘Josh Cryer.’

Not as annoying as before (since I can apparently make posts without logging in), but still a nuisance.

(Doing a little experiment it seems like every time I load the forum it creates a once per session cookie, which apparently overrides the permanent cookie. I'm not a totally sure about how cookies work, though, but that's my best guess.)

When you say that no posts were lost, do you mean that posts by me weren't lost? 'Cause when I load the threads my posts are completely missing. It's like the post count (not thread count) was reduced to a time before I started posting.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#4 2001-12-29 11:59:40

Josh Cryer
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Posts: 3,830

Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

I just made a post to the Terraforming secton of the forum, and it claimed the section was moderated. I got this same thing from the Meta New Mars forum also (a few days ago). What's up with that?  :angry:


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#5 2002-01-02 18:46:20

Josh Cryer
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Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

Am I moderated or something? I keep getting a “your post be previewed by a moderator before being posted” thing.

What a dirty joke... big_smile


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#6 2002-02-27 02:43:51

Shaun Barrett
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From: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2001-12-28
Posts: 2,843

Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

I've been annoyed lately to find that my server sometimes serves up the same post twice.
   If it does, and if I press the "DELETE" button on the last post, will both copies of the post be deleted. They usually have the same time of posting on them so I haven't been brave enough to try deleting the repeat for fear of losing the original.
   Help!!
                                      ???


The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping Up and Down.   - Rita Rudner

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#7 2002-02-27 03:42:48

Adrian
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From: London, United Kingdom
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Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

Using the 'delete' button should only delete the post you selected; each post has its separate identifier. If you're worried about losing both, make sure you have a post of its text in notepad or something, just in case it goes wrong (which it really shouldn't do).


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#8 2002-02-27 07:23:46

Shaun Barrett
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From: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2001-12-28
Posts: 2,843

Re: About the forums. - Just some gripes and ideas.

It worked!!! ........ Thanks Adrian!

                                        tongue


The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping Up and Down.   - Rita Rudner

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