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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Duckk   » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:31 pm

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I'm not sure either. I've set the threshold pretty high to filter out words in search, but it still seems to block weird things.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by kbus888   » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:33 pm

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Hi kzt

I tried a search on my ASUS tablet (using Google as a search engine) and found no problems.

However, I don't know which search engine you used - - -

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kzt wrote:Any idea why the search engine thinks that the word Beowulf is too common to be searched for?


The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: beowulf.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 4 characters and must not contain more than 15 characters excluding wildcards.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by kbus888   » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:37 pm

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Hi kzt

Ooops - - -

I tried Beowulf on this site's searcher and got the same message as you did - - -

Please ignore my previous post :(

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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Grabthar's Hammer   » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:57 am

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Greetings

I was looking through some of the ancient posts, when I saw an interesting topic (`What is your treecat name' approx.) from well before I joined. Is there any protocol on necro-ing posts that I should be aware of?

Thanks for your time.
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    Re: Forum Rules & Information
    Post by Spacekiwi   » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:05 am

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    Grabthar's Hammer wrote:Greetings

    I was looking through some of the ancient posts, when I saw an interesting topic (`What is your treecat name' approx.) from well before I joined. Is there any protocol on necro-ing posts that I should be aware of?

    Thanks for your time.


    If its more than a week or so old, best to start a new thread and link to the last page of the old thread in your post, but only really if its not a techy one that we argue over, like the ship class starting with f, twstmnbn, etc. if under a week, its not really necroing.
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    Re: Forum Rules & Information
    Post by Down Under   » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:27 pm

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    Hi Duckk
    is it appropriate to direct a new reader like Scuffles, who is having difficulties accessing hard copy to the Baen free library. This is where I got started on David Weber . Now my son and I both have The Harrington and Safehold Hard copies on our bookshelves.
    Waiting to hear before I put anything on that thread.
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    Re: Forum Rules & Information
    Post by Duckk   » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:36 am

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    If it's a legit source like Baen or Joe Buckley, I don't mind.
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    Re: Forum Rules & Information
    Post by Reader Bob   » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:35 pm

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    Hello, Mr. Duckk:

    I have been posting and replying and replying with quotes. But I haven't figured out how to only pick what part of a post that I want to quote. I'm sure that there must be instructions somewhere in the honorverse but that is a huge place. Can you help please?
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    Re: Forum Rules & Information
    Post by kzt   » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:47 pm

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    Reader Bob wrote: But I haven't figured out how to only pick what part of a post that I want to quote.

    When you select reply with quote you'll see a set of block quotes at the top and bottom.
    The quote above, replacing the block quotes with curly brackets, looks like this:
    {quote="Reader Bob"} But I haven't figured out how to only pick what part of a post that I want to quote. {/quote}

    You just trim out what is inside the block quotes to be what you are responding too. Then use the preview button to see if it looks right and fix it if it doesn't. It does drive people crazy if you accidentally attribute what someone says to someone else, so look out for that.
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    Re: Forum Rules & Information
    Post by tlb   » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:26 pm

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    Because I read hard copy, I have been away for awhile. I forgot my sign-in and created a new one. It was interesting to see that there is more editor control now over the first post. Is that because of the incident where someone spammed all the threads with an incoherent ad for leather handbags?
    PS. In reading old threads I found my old sing-in, so user "tlb4w" is redundant.
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