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    KenOC said "Ah, but there is a "reply" button. The software knows full well who has replied to whom. I would expect there would be a way to see who has replied to your posts but alas, there seems to be none."

    But I used reply to thread. You have to force people to do things "right" to get the system to work properly.

    When I start a new post, the system assigns it a number. It doesn't ask my computer to remember what post it's replying to just it's own post number. Then when I make my post the system gets the text I send plus the post number and puts it in the right place. Since the post number I'm replying to is optional, the system ignores it for simplicity.

    Subscribe - it's far easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Ah, but there is a "reply" button. The software knows full well who has replied to whom. I would expect there would be a way to see who has replied to your posts but alas, there seems to be none.
    The software only knows "who" and what date and time the last post was made for any particular member. Users can check their activity through the profile page.

    I have oft said that the vBulletin search capabilities are sorely lacking. Since the site is regularly indexed by various search engines that is what I use.
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    :Krummhorn: or :Taggart: Something very odd has happened for me on the "Interesting and Useful....Thread" beginning with post #139 Somehow I never saw any of those posts through approximately "160. Can you tell if I actually didn't see them or if they were being edited while I was reading.... I can't believe all those posts were being edited. The "likes" that I have made were made in the past few hours. Thanks.

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    @ JosefinalHW:

    There appears to have been lots of member editing going on within a 40 minute time period on one day in that thread. Editing can be fixing typos etc.

    When a post is edited, various tables (where the info is stored) must be updated after is has been saved. Although we now have a state of the art server and employ SSDD technology, there could possibly be times when the system is doing an internal back-up or unscheduled maintenance tasks are being performed in the background that might affect some functionality of the site for its members.

    We do not publish the actual times/dates when back-ups or other internal maintenance is going to be performed ... actually, they are quite random and can, and do, occur at different times from one day to the next.
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    Thank you very much, Krummhorn.

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    Sometimes I've made mistakes and put same post on twice. I can't find a way to delete once posted. Can anyone help? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    Sometimes I've made mistakes and put same post on twice. I can't find a way to delete once posted. Can anyone help? Thank you.
    Just ask one of the mods, they help you .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    Sometimes I've made mistakes and put same post on twice. I can't find a way to delete once posted. Can anyone help? Thank you.
    It happens from time to time. If you spot it, edit one of the posts to say "Duplicate post" and if a mod sees it, he will remove it. Otherwise as Pugg says, a quick PM to a mod will get rid of it.
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    Is there a computer Geek help thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potiphera View Post
    Is there a computer Geek help thread?

    Look at this:


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    When I logged on today I notice that I can't see any of the images or the text of links in any posts. I didn't change any settings before I logged off last time and I double checked to make sure that I have "View Images" clicked in my settings.

    Please help. I will be out for several hours this evening 11 August EST so there is no hurry. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosefinaHW View Post
    When I logged on today I notice that I can't see any of the images or the text of links in any posts. I didn't change any settings before I logged off last time and I double checked to make sure that I have "View Images" clicked in my settings.

    Please help. I will be out for several hours this evening 11 August EST so there is no hurry. Thanks.

    Did your uploads images was working alright?
    I do have that problem with Potsimg from time to time .
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    Quote Originally Posted by JosefinaHW View Post
    When I logged on today I notice that I can't see any of the images or the text of links in any posts. I didn't change any settings before I logged off last time and I double checked to make sure that I have "View Images" clicked in my settings.

    Please help. I will be out for several hours this evening 11 August EST so there is no hurry. Thanks.
    No idea what browser or OS you're using. Basic thing is to go to browser settings and clear the browsing history, the cache of stored files, cookies - everything from your browser. except saved passwords. Close the browser and then try again.
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    To add: whenever a member is accessing the site, ALWAYS use the full URL: http://www.talkclassical.com. The reason for this is that in order for the site to function properly for the user it must be able to send "cookies" to your PC and it can ONLY do that properly when the full url is used to access the site.

    Any abbreviated form of the full url, (i.e., talkclassical.com without the http:// & www) will render unpredictable results and the pages may not load properly because the cookies were not allowed to be transferred from our site to your PC.

    Talk Classical is one of the very few sites that removes it's cookies when you sign off in an orderly fashion, meaning logging off properly and not just clicking on the red X at the top right. Clicking on the "x" will not remove the old cookies that TC sent, and those stale cookie crumbs will then be used for your next session, again rendering unpredictable results that we have no control over whatsoever.

    Regularly clearing out your "cache" and "history" and "cookies" is just good sense computer management; just like everything else we own and use, our PC's/Mac's need regular maintenance too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    To add: whenever a member is accessing the site, ALWAYS use the full URL: http://www.talkclassical.com. The reason for this is that in order for the site to function properly for the user it must be able to send "cookies" to your PC and it can ONLY do that properly when the full url is used to access the site.

    Any abbreviated form of the full url, (i.e., talkclassical.com without the http:// & www) will render unpredictable results and the pages may not load properly because the cookies were not allowed to be transferred from our site to your PC.

    Talk Classical is one of the very few sites that removes it's cookies when you sign off in an orderly fashion, meaning logging off properly and not just clicking on the red X at the top right. Clicking on the "x" will not remove the old cookies that TC sent, and those stale cookie crumbs will then be used for your next session, again rendering unpredictable results that we have no control over whatsoever.

    Regularly clearing out your "cache" and "history" and "cookies" is just good sense computer management; just like everything else we own and use, our PC's/Mac's need regular maintenance too.
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    :Taggart: Thank you all for your responses. All is back to normal now. I have the feeling that a combination of all the factors you mentioned was going on, but all is well and I understand how to proceed in the future.
    Last edited by JosefinaHW; Aug-13-2016 at 11:42.

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