What Works, What doesn't?

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by pilot, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Figured out what it was. Somehow the "Use RichText Editor" option got turned off in my preferences.
  2. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    Another thing...for a while I was getting other people's alerts.

    Now I'm not getting all of my alerts. This is one example - your quote never alerted me. that's why my response is so late.

    Just today, at least 2 inmates quoted me - and although I have my account preferences set to alert me, it never did for those posts. It is inconsistent.
  3. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    I've never had my account set to alert for quoted replies, but a friend does, and she's had inconsistent results ever since the new format change 2.5 years ago...oh well.

    For some reason, the sorta hashtag thing @Roadrunner seems to work though :)
    (that was a test)
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  4. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    :lol3
  5. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I just found the DV Noobs rally thread and 'watched' it. I'm OK with clicking on it once and then my next click being on page 2, whether I read page one or not. However, I'm not ok with my second click being on page 44 (of sixty something). WTF is going on? :scratch This has happened repeatedly on numerous threads. I click once on page one, click 'watch thread' and subsequent clicks dump me in mid thread.
  6. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    I've found that to be true for as long as I've been on ADV. Hate it too.
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  7. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    ^^^ Really sucks when subscribing to a Ride Report.
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  8. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Yup...I think I whinged about this very thing a few pages back.

    We assume the system is actually keeping track of what's been read by each account, but it seems like it instead looks at the last time the thread's been opened and whisks the account to the first post after that time. Or something.

    But it doesn't actually keep track of what's been viewed. Makes reading old, long-winded ride reports a pain in the tuchus. (Had to look that up, I've only heard the word used...)
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  9. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    There is a time limit to what the system keeps track of. I am not sure what the time is or if it is user defined. I think the default is 30 days. So, if you click on an older thread to watch, it will show on your control panel as a watched thread with unread posts. If the thread is older than 30 days, it will take you to the newest post from 30 days ago (if that is the default, I think that it is though...)
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  10. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I thought there was a time limit on notifications as I've experienced this problem. I've made All Watched Threads a tab on my homepage so I can easily pick the thread up again.

    Mike
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