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The answer could lie in the process of moderation that tidies up threads when a particular post has had to be deleted - this case, one of Team Brodsky's. Subsequent posts which make reference to the deleted one make no sense without it. One of mine went in this process. As moderators never comment on deletions, we can only guess. But this seems a reasonable process, perhaps?
I trust no one would object to his latest (in the "Newbie" thread) being deleted?
Oh dear Vic. Have you been bombarding the moderators with pleas to have posts removed again or you will take your bat and ball home and only do bi monthly checks. Is Vic living his dream job of being the PC of your PC.
Some good calls this morning. Well done. Burn after reading.
Well done, this is excellent news, I've just heard. Congratulations to the Gramophone on winning the coverted Vic Seal of Approval.
Very quick and effective moderation this morning. Things are looking up.
As I have been away from the forum, I have
been trying to catch up on some of the very interesting threads that I missed.
However when I try to read old threads, the pages in question keep freezing or
collapsing, and I have to start again. This happens so frequently and
consistently, that it is practically impossible to comfortably read old
threads. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
No I havent noticed it at all? What operating system and browser are you using? That may help the technical bods. Are you using a pretty quick computer, or an older slower one?
Have you added security software that is blocking cookies etc which may create issues when viewing some websites?
It may be worth trying google chrome as a browser for websites you have an issue with - If I hit a problem with a website I tend to hop over to Chrome, but I havent needed to on Gramophone so far.
Thanks FluteFan for the tip off. I tried Google Chrome and the problem seens to have disappeared, great thanks again
Frankly, the forum infrastructure needs a complete overhaul. It just feels cheap and out-of-date. In addition to the really irritating formatting problems, other problems include:
1. Spam which accumulates over night. Doesn't happen on other sites and shouldn't happen on a forum related to such a prestigious publication. Just unacceptable.
2. Ridiculous hassle involved in putting up quote boxes. In other sites, you simply highlight what you want quoting and it goes straight up. Here, you have to manually enter a series of codes, as if you were writing a computer program.
3. Lack of rudimentary forum features, which are pretty standard elsewhere - such as emoticons, which really help when communicating in writing. Other possible facilities include "private messaging" etc
And posting images is a very hit-and-miss process. I've tried it every which way and only managed to make it work once. On other sites it's a simple copy-and-paste process or, at the very most, filing a jpeg on your computer and linking it to your post.
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