unable to put punctuation in replies

Submitted: Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:52
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I dont know wetehr it is just my pc (have tried rebooting, no change) but when I try to insert a apostrophe (as in the don t ) I cant and the back keys dont work either when replying or posting to this website today. i get a toolbar across thebottom of the screen instead
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:55

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:55
It's just your PC - I think :)

Check your country settings etc are correct otherwise, given you're running Microsoft Windows, reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows - that should be an annual maintenance task for Windows users anyway.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:56

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:56
Yep - it sure is - isn't it? :)
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:58

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:58
No !!! Not unless you do silly things or visit silly sites or whatever. Never, ever had to do it unless a hard drive bleep itself or something similar.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:47

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:47
If you install and uninstall a lot of programs it doesn't hurt to wipe and reload the works, in fact it's damn good.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 20:31

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 20:31
Gramps: (although I don't think you're very much older than me?)

With my follow up; I was referring to the statement that I think the fault is with his PC - although Windows is, also, a poor computer operating system and I do know a little of that which I speak here....

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 00:34

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 00:34
Mike,

I have no doubt you know far more than you are letting on. I agree, Windows is not much to rave about but it will be around for quite some time yet. I just think of the rubbish techos would use to explain problems (e.g everything was caused by a corrupted file????) and the solution to most problems (reformat hard disk and reload operating system - i.e. give up).

Ray,

I can agree with you on that one but I tend not to load software unless I can definitely see a need for it.

It's just that reformatting and reloading from scratch is pretty drastic in my book YMMV

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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:08

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:08
Peter,

Don't know about the toolbar problem but maybe your keyboard needs a shake. You have'nt been eating your morning toast, hamburger or whatever over it, have you? Tip it upside down shake it and give it a few taps. Don't look up from below while you do it though :))))))
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:06

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:06
coffee and that nectar of the gods does the same thing...stops keys from working...or worse still,,,,,, they keep workingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

bloody kids and their cokeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 13:40

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 13:40
Then of course there's paper clips, pins, bugs, knickers, g-strings ..... oooops sorry, wrong forum :))))))))))

Let us know the outcome Peter. Inquiring minds and all that.

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Reply By: Wok - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:10

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:10
After the apsotrophe click the space bar
eg don't

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Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:43

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:43
The long way:
Start > Progams > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map.
Click the apostrophe, click the copy button, paste it into what you are typing.

Is it the discussions toolbar popping up?
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:48

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:48
Oh dear!

This seems to be the very same thing that is afflicting our youth. First of all it starts, with incorrect grammar, then moves on to slang, before resting on SMS abbreviations.

I had heard that this virus was out, but didn't expect it to get here so quickly.

Lucky I've got a Mac!
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 20:16

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 20:16
>Lucky I've got a Mac!

Oh, I wouldn't say that... you're just lucky you don't have Windows :)

Mike Harding

PS. There are other operating systems out there (says Harding - running W2000 on this machine - oh well.... :)
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 21:27

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 21:27
I'll tell you something for free Wolfie, I'm seeing an increasing number of job applications containing "SMS English" I find this an Oxymoron along with "American English" the ultimate pair of Oxymoron's.

The sad part for the applicant is very few who read the applications can understand what they are saying leading to the application being "filed"

The usual explanation is "I'm a victim of my upbringing" funny thing, employers are looking for leaders or at a minimum contributors not victims.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 01:27

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 01:27
Geoff:

I raised a, not dissimilar, point on this forum a year or two ago and was attacked for my failure to countenance the desire of some people to express themselves "differently"…? Expressing themselves coherently would be an excellent start.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 21:56

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 21:56
Mike, you're a disgrace for failing to countenance the desire of some people to express themselves "differently"… hahahaha sorry mate, you mysve been decryed by them fast adopters to tknthpss at posts they disagree with.

What a load of tripe, Geoff is right, we the older generation are looking for people who can live up to a standard and rise above the pack not someone who is claiming to be a victim of their upbringing or a product of their parents misgivings.

There is a plc 4 SMS tlk, whr w cn c wht w r up 2, whn we wnt 2 ctch up, but modern corporate society isnt such a plc.

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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 19:20

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 19:20
Hello Bonz,
I think you agree with me?
Beyond that your post lost this old fart totally!

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Reply By: Brian Bentley - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:59

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:59
I tried to use my number keypad the other day and it didnt work when i tried to press number lock, so i hit the number lock button down hard and heard a crunch.
I pulled the button off and found a squashed cockroach under it, cleaned it out and good as new!
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 21:11

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 21:11
We'll have to notify RSPCA about the fate of the roach.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:08

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:08
and the Council for roaches proliferation association inc.
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