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Strange occurrence I wish we had!

by Cursorcowboy / July 10, 2005 10:56 PM PDT

Traipsing through the forums this am, I was in the Win95/8 forum and going through the thread groups to see about further replies and at the URL:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6618-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=111699&messageID=1269217

Opening my message within that group, in a new window, rendered the following page which I sure wish we had all the time -- nice and white with no ad at the top or on some occasions an ad was there. I though perhaps it was a fluke -- most likely is -- and I tried several times with other messages without any luck, even to closing IEv6, accessing the forums again to try and recreate the same situation any where with another message. No luck, but each time I access the Win95/8 forum, open my thread in the foregoing URL group, I get the following displayed but with a perfect resolution (some blue and red with only black and white in an entirely new layout):

http://home.mindspring.com/~bgaston2/_images/forum1.jpg

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I just tried that I and get the
by roddy32 / July 11, 2005 12:32 AM PDT

same white page as you Bill in IE but I tried it in Firefox and it doesn't do that. Strange for sure.

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Not for me...
by John.Wilkinson / July 11, 2005 1:43 AM PDT

I'm running Windows XP Pro. w/SP2 (not sure if that makes a difference, but I noticed your screenshot was taken in an older OS), but received the standard yellow background, enhanced user interface, and ads I normally do, in both IE6.0 and Firefox 1.0.4. While it's interesting to see a text-only layout, I don't think I could do without the graphical layout I'm accustomed to.

Strange.
John

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(NT) (NT) same here Bill, IE yes, FF no
by jonah jones / July 11, 2005 4:04 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Do 'u think we could bottle it & make a fortune.
by Cursorcowboy / July 11, 2005 6:34 AM PDT
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knowing my luck Bill
by jonah jones / July 11, 2005 9:01 PM PDT

they'd change the recipe after the first shipment...

Wink

.

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"Dead"depends of 'ur understanding and use of procedures
by Cursorcowboy / July 11, 2005 11:46 PM PDT

Test message only; to see if the original thread subject had anything to do with the subsequent display situation -- probably not, but anything is worth the effort ,-)

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(NT) (NT) Well I'll be fried in hog grease -- it does . . . .
by Cursorcowboy / July 11, 2005 11:48 PM PDT
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Even stranger
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 3:58 AM PDT

You posted the same topic line above as your post in W98 Forums and I immediately got the same text only white page within this thread as I clicked that post to read it. It wasn't a bounce back to the original post because it had this Feedback thread tree included with it. I'm going to try an experiment and post another reply after this with the same topic line and see if it happens with my post, too.

I have XP Pro SP/2 and IE6 running so I don't think it really has anything to do with what version the OS is.

TONI

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"Dead"depends of 'ur understanding and use of procedures
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Even stranger

test post

TONI

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WOW....IT DOES, BILL
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:01 AM PDT

I'm going to try one more test using just the word 'dead' in the post as you have it written and see if the filter is doing it.

TONI

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"Dead"
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:02 AM PDT
In reply to: WOW....IT DOES, BILL

TONI test

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"Dead"depends
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:03 AM PDT
In reply to: "Dead"

TONI test

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"Dead"depends of 'ur
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:04 AM PDT
In reply to: "Dead"depends

TONI test

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There's the cutoff point to where it 'breaks'
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:05 AM PDT
In reply to: "Dead"depends of 'ur

so I will test once more with just the "'ur" to see if that is the only 'break'.

TONI

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'ur
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:06 AM PDT

TONI test

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"Dead"depends of 'ur
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:11 AM PDT

test letters

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recipe "found" 'you bottle
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:23 AM PDT

maybe...

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The cutoff for the break appears to be
by TONI H / July 12, 2005 4:08 AM PDT

just the first few words of that particular topic line post, but eliminating any part of it doesn't break it....it must be 'strung' together in that order for some reason. Maybe Lee can get somebody to figure out what happens.

TONI

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(NT) (NT) "and" if you end '
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:08 AM PDT
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That is so weird...
by waxplayer / July 12, 2005 4:26 AM PDT

and funny! I?m intrigued by the answer as to ?why?? this is happening.

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(NT) (NT) "me" too'
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: That is so weird...
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(NT) (NT) "me" 'too
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:10 AM PDT
In reply to: That is so weird...
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"1234"1234567 12 '12
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:13 AM PDT

test numbers

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"1234" '12
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:15 AM PDT
In reply to: "1234"1234567 12 '12

test short numbers

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"1" '1
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:15 AM PDT
In reply to: "1234" '12

even shorter numbers

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"Bonjour" 'ello
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: "1" '1

testing "..." '.

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"quotes" 'apostrophe
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:18 AM PDT
In reply to: "Bonjour" 'ello

the answer?

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quotes ''second" 'word
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: "quotes" 'apostrophe

jonah

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quotes can be "anywhere" 'here
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: quotes ''second" 'word

weird..... but nice

Happy

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'apostrophy and then "quotes"
by jonah jones / July 12, 2005 5:21 AM PDT

i bet i break it Happy

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