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Old 02-15-2003, 01:38 AM   #16
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Originally posted by fancypiper
I have the habit of using the quick reply and can get several tag thingies backwords and if it's over one, delete.

Mabe if someone got me a fast connection I could stand the page loading times which makes me impatient with the editing. <shrug>
Maybe you should learn to have patience and go over your post before submitting it. If you give technical help, might as well be right the first time instead of giving bad information just because you mistype something due to inpatience. I also thought I saw a spell checker when replying or creating a new thread?
 
Old 02-15-2003, 06:20 AM   #17
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right so this is all because you have a crap modem? fair enough... but you're *never* going to get images.

as for google, that option was looked into but the maximum search limit is capped at 1000 a day without subscription, which is not sufficient for the needs of this site.
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It's quicker to delete a post and repost than edit one with tons of typos IMHO
well that's rubbish, just delete the text inside it and retype it......
 
Old 02-18-2003, 03:56 PM   #18
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How about letting a user delete his post if it has not recieved any replies? That way, a question that is not making sense or has been solved by other means can be removed without showing up on searches. Just a thought...
 
Old 02-18-2003, 04:22 PM   #19
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I disagree Pcghost, in your case you're turning the argument around, because you posted 3 (kinda) similar threads in a short timespan. *You* shouldn't do that cuz it's close near spamming the place IMNSHO.

As for the "not making sense" argument, there are *very few* posts here that are that warped they don't make sense to anyone. OTOH if a question has been resolved by other means, it would be a matter of [i]plain simple netiquette[i] for the poster to give a little back to the community showing what was the solution (not only saying it was resolved). it may help fellow LQ members. And besides that your fellow LQ members are trying hard to keep the percentage unanswered posts below 10% (or less).
 
Old 02-18-2003, 04:36 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by rodeoclown
Maybe you should learn to have patience and go over your post before submitting it. If you give technical help, might as well be right the first time instead of giving bad information just because you mistype something due to inpatience. I also thought I saw a spell checker when replying or creating a new thread?
A spell checker would help, I think.
 
Old 02-18-2003, 05:13 PM   #21
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A spell checker would help, I think.
There is, big button on replies and new threads next to post/preview button that says.. Spell Check
 
Old 02-18-2003, 09:30 PM   #22
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There is, big button on replies and new threads next to post/preview button that says.. Spell Check
Hey, thanks.
But how is that supposed to help with my spreling?

Oh, Oh. In search of a new sig.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 11:36 AM   #23
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delete post

i started read this threa coz i posted the same post twice an wanted to delete one post. but i understood why v can't del any post.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #24
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Hi Roshantux - if you do accidentally double post, just report your own post or thread and request that the dupe be removed.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:31 AM   #25
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Thumbs up Vis--vis editing over slow modem connections

Use your favorite text editor:
  1. Use ^A*, ^C (in LQ), then ^V (in e.g. KWrite) to copy & paste the entire post into your editor.
  2. Reverse the process to insert the revised text into LQ.
  • It's not that hard to learn to produce [CODE]...[/CODE] etc. tags manually.
  • If your broadband ISP has the bad habit of cutting you off in mid-sentence (mine does occasionally ), you can write your entire post in your editor.
  • If your editor has the feature, you can Spell Check, too.


* ^A does work inside the LQ edit box.

Last edited by archtoad6; 12-16-2008 at 10:36 AM. Reason: forgot to mention Spell Check
 
  


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