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An anomaly with NT...

by Mosonnow / August 16, 2004 12:35 AM PDT

I've just discovered that if I use the "old" version, the system overrides it. I.e. if I type (NT) and then put a dot in as text, the NT is eliminated from the header, presumably because the computer now recognises that it is not truly an NT message.

I infer therefore that one must let the computer determine that it is actually an NT message and leave it to do its thing (i.e. no dots in future).

BTW This is notwithstanding the Forum Feedback thread, but that thread is concerned with deliberately tricking the system methinks rather than trying to avoid inconvenience to others.

Regards
Mo

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Not an anomaly at all
by Josh K / August 16, 2004 12:42 AM PDT
In reply to: An anomaly with NT...

The forum software is working as it should. NT means "no text" and once you put a period or other character in the "message body" box, it's not a "no text" post anymore.

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Perhaps I didn't explain this very well ...
by Mosonnow / August 16, 2004 2:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Not an anomaly at all

If I type

(NT) der da der da

and put a dot in the text box, this is what happens:

My "typed in" "(NT)" disappears, so that my header is only comprised of "der da der da"

Hence my suggestion that one must now rely on the computer to automatically insert the (NT) and one must not manually type (NT) followed by a dot in the text box.

In other words, leave out NT in the header and don't put anything in the text box if you want it to come up with NT on the header.

I've just posted another message in the Test Forum, so I'm sure I'm not going dotty (or NuTty). LOL

Regards
Mo


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Re: but if you post (NT) der da du with a period
by jonah jones / August 16, 2004 5:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Not an anomaly at all

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as she stated, the system deletes your typed (NT)

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And furthermore...
by Mosonnow / August 16, 2004 5:59 AM PDT

If I type (NT) de da, and no text, I would expect to see

"(NT) (NT) de da"

but I don't - the system deletes my typed NT. That is not important but says to me that I need to be aware of what the system is doing.

I make a fuss about this only to save many wasted hours for all concerned from opening posts when people simply get it wrong. And also because (as earlier posted) this is a "public information broadcast" that it is still the case that with no text (in text box) the last 5 characters of one's header are still being deleted i.e. stolen by the system to be replaced by "(NT) space" (5 chars).

Regards
Mo

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Re: An anomaly with NT...
by Angeline Booher / August 16, 2004 12:45 AM PDT
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Mo, not using the old method (the character in the body and typing in NT) has worked fine for me. It started with the upgrade prior to the most recent one, I think.

Sure does save time! I was always forgetting to put the character in the body.

Angeline
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Re: An anomaly with NT...
by John Robie / August 16, 2004 4:57 AM PDT
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