It would be great to be able to edit my POST

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I chat on a share market site www.sharescene.com

If I make a mistake in my POST , I can go in and edit it . You cannot alter another persons post , so it's all good .

This is a great asset . How many times have you hit the GO button on Exploroz and later seen you had made a glaring error or spelling mistake .

It's a bugger .

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 11:14

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 11:14
Agreed.

It would be even better to be able to post a photo the same way as the Caravan Forums. Very simple and straight forward.

Storage is cheap these days too.

On theses Forums you can use italics, underline, etc.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:33

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:33
It amazes me what people find so hard about posting a photo.
All the Forum requires for posting a photo is you to paste the url of where your photo is stored using the 'Insert Image" button at the bottom of the window in which you type your reply. For Members, with an online storage location for photos we provide a facility for your own gallery storage. For non-members, well that's up to you to organise an online storage location or if it really bugs you then become a member. Most good things in life are not free so if this is a function that you really want, and you are a frequent user of this site, then perhaps Membership is for you.

(Gone Bush I realise you are a member - my comments are not personally directed at you but to others reading this section of this post).
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:40

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:40
Michelle.

I just noticed this post so please disregard my post below.

Am I to assume you can upload from your members rig pics.

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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:58

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:58
Michelle, in reference to posting pictures, the two options are:
Have the pics hosted on a web site and post the URL. Simple I guess, but the only time I need to put pics onto a web site is to get the URL to post on Explore Oz. Most other forums allow direct posting from my computer.
You say 'It amazes me what people find so hard about posting a photo'. I don't find it that amazing. Many users of this site have limited computer knowledge and have never done something like this before. In my case, I know how, but generally couldn't be bothered following this lengthy process. But that's my choice.

The other alternative is via the Members Gallery. That is a pretty simple process, but once I have posted a pic from the gallery to the forum, it is 'locked' for a pretty long time (is it 3 months?, I don't remember). So if I use this method and post a number of pics over a week or two, a fair amount of my members gallery is now not able to be edited.

I am a member and don't begrudge paying for the member benefits and to support the site, but posting pics on this site is generally more difficult and more complex than other sites which are free to all users.

My only reason in posting this is to respond to your comments that
The process is easy and that few good things in life are free. True, but most other forums have much easier picture posting methods and it is free.
Even a patchwork forum my wife is a member of allows direct posting of pics from her computer and membership is free.

It is entirely up to you and David how you manage the site and where you apply your resources. But you should at least understand that this great web site is way behind (IMO) on this matter.



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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:09

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:09
Nothing taken personally Michelle, not at all. I am confused about having to have a photo stored somewhere other than my PC. Do you mean sites like Flicker? (I think that's what it's called).

Or do you mean from our gallery of 24 photos?

I agree with Norm's post above and also can't see why we can't use italics, underline etc as in the MSN caravan forums, as well as the ease with which they can post a photo.

Our suggestions are all meant to be supportive and constructive naturally because we get a lot of pleasure from this site.

In the past I've suggested some "Stickies" remain at the top of the Forum, eg, ExplorOz sticker sightings and trip reports from EO gatherings. I still think that's a good idea.

How does Doug T get pictures to stick in his posts? Even animated things. Is he just a smart bast**d?

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:45

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:45
Hi Norm,
I see your point completely and yes it probably does appear that we are "behind" BUT the difference between our site and all the others that you might use these facilities on is the sheer volume of site users we attract. When you manage a site of such magniture as EO everything becomes a lot more complicated. I'm sure David would do it if he wanted to. The reasons are always complex and even I just leave him to his reasons sometimes 'cause even after an explanation I often don't understand. Better off sometimes just accepting that he will do what is right for our business - all things weighed up.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:20

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:20
There's only two possible reasons: bandwidth or storage - storage is dirt cheap nowadays. Bandwidth...? well perhaps for members you should be providing rather more - a 30M website perhaps? Fastmail provides better than that for less cash.

I understand how to post pics here but it's too much hassle so I won't bother - I expect many others feel the same.

One of the consequences of writing all your own software for this sort of site is that you create a huge edifice which can be very hard to change and may only be, practically, changeable by one person.

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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:56

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:56
Michelle,
You say:
'BUT the difference between our site and all the others that you might use these facilities on is the sheer volume of site users we attract.'
Even if I accept that statement as true( there are some pretty active web sites around the world these days), I doubt that it can be true of forum users (rather than site viewers). Even if the number of forum users is too great for the moment, I doubt that it would be true of members. It would be a pity to limit direct posting of pics to members only, but that is at least an option. If volume is the problem, that should at least be possible.

Anyway as I said before it is up to David. In the meantime, I (and I suspect many others), occasionally post a pic from my profile, but couldn't be bothered doing it the other way. That limits David's bandwidth and storage problem I guess, but it does detract from the forum and on this issue at least, makes Explore Oz seem a bit backward.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:33

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:33
Maybe you could use this to encourage membership - make photo storage a member-only option.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 01:20

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 01:20
All very interesting. I guess if the general consensus is that it's important, I'm sure David will give it further consideration.

By the way, photo uploads direct from your computer are available elsewhere on ExplorOz - eg. Places. Hence there is probably a very good reason why he hasn't implemented it into the Forum.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:08

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:08
Photo-links - a thread hi-jack?

Hi Gone Bush - for a link to pick up a photo, image or document, it does need to be somewhere on the Internet to be accessible. Your home PC is not always accessible, nor would you want it being freely accessed all the time if it was.

The storage space on ExplorOz is limited, but our gallery has been increased from 12 to 24 images. The image remains locked until the post is archived; then you can remove it and it will no longer be in the thread - a bit like the real topic of this thread - editing or removing stuff from you post. The caravaners forum has a larger personal storage capacity, but i soon filled my allocation there too, so need to delete old stuff to post current documents and photos. I tried photo bucket there too which should work, but as usual, i got the wrong.

I'm sure with a bit of practice, we will work out and remember how to put the links. Perhaps David and team could have a few simple instruction in the box that comes up when we press Insert Image?

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http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x266/WhiteSuffolks/?action=view¤t=image011.gif

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:09

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:09
So that was an example of how it doesn't work. Second try:


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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:14

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:14
Why don't you just use the insert Image button at the bottom of the follow up box???
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:21

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:21
Hi John - my point exactly. The box needs more instructions. If i copy the link to the picture into the box - you get my first try; the words not the picture. I recall it is something to do with adding <> but that still didn't work - as in second try.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:56

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:56
Hmmmmm... I'm now wondering if I do know how to post pics?
Let's try using the insert image button:



OK, got a box asking for a URL, deleted the default "http://" and replaced it with:
"http://mike_harding.fastmail.fm/El-Mutto.jpg"

So let's see what happens?

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 17:04

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 17:04
Pic appears OK on both IE6 and Firefox 2. Pic centres properly on IE6 but overlaps to the right on Firefox.

I suspect it would be better not to provide the default "http://" in the dialogue box (I'm always deleting it in "Insert link") and it means I have to host the pic on a remote server so, I imagine, when I delete the pic on the remote server it will disappear from EO.

Therefore a good way to control and edit your posts is to produce them as a JPG, host them on a remote server and post them to EO as images :)

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 11:34

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 11:34
Oh yes Willie, how many times have i done that and longed for an edit function. Email David direct and ask.

I am also planning on emailing David about the double posting problem. Until a few months ago, if you hit the submit button again it would give a message that post had already been submitted. Now if it is having a slow day and you think it hasn't worked, click submit again, and your reply goes on two or three times.

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Follow Up By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:19

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:19
Motherhen,

The 'submit' button now disappears after hitting it. I can't explain why there is still so many double posts. Perhaps it is just a case of people being patient enough for their computer to perform the function?

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:31

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:31
Hi Brian - I've noticed that the button disappearing which helps, but we are still getting multiple entries from some people here which could not occur before.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 16:07

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 16:07
Maybe some people "double-click"
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:51

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:51
Mutha, I take your point about the ability to edit posts but on other sites where there is an ability to edit, I have noticed that others then start to bully if the don't like the thrust of a post. It isn't long before the thread integrity disappears.

On EO posters integrity is on what they post and to some extent you are judged by your developed history. Some posters, hardly anyone will respond to because of the perceived integrity of the poster. If posters then can edit the post and insert other comments, more work will be made for moderators and I think EO would lose considerable value.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:41

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Hi JohnR

Yes, I had considered the possibility that if able to edit typos, we would also be able to edit content. However i believe most people would do the right thing. I'm sure with the odd person who posts 'with foot firmly in mouth' it would be a good thing for the forum if he could remove the offending words.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:44

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:44
Mutha "Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit"

Abutebaris modo subjunctivo. LOL

Nemo sine vitio est

In order to oversome my typos and poor language, I read through more than once.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:56
If i spent the time proof reading reading and correcting, I'd never get any work done. The forum is not a university English exam; it is just like having a conversation.

lapsus linguae

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:18

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:18
You are right of course - Lapsus memoriae for me these days
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Reply By: Crackles - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:02

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:02
Would be a very handy idea Will as it is a very useful tool on the lcool site.
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Reply By: RovingOz (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:25

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:25
Members have been trying to get David to do this for years. He must get sick of being asked so must have a good reason why he doesn't want to do it.
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:31

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:31
This brings back memories of the Caloundra 4WD Clubs forum where they kept changing the sequence of events about one of their trips. The other side of the story was posted here on EO and the truth eventually came out due to them not being able to edit posts here on EO.

IMO leave it as it is and have no edit function. Everyone is human and mistakes happen, just do a follow up to clarify the mistake if required.

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:02

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:02
Yep agree with you Kev. Either think before you post or just do a follow up if it is a genuine mistake, not that hard.

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:04

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:04
Ooooopppsss, I mean,

Cheers, Trevor. (ROFLMAO!!!! they've been wanting this mistake for ages hehehehe)
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:35

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:35
No!!! no editing is good.
Remember that Gold Coast 4wd club issue last year??
They were able to edit their posts on their club forum and they tried to change the story repeatedly after they were caught red handed writing and boasting about their exploits.

Same here, if you write it you mean it, we all tolerate spelling mistakes etc so why else would you want to edit the post?
If you have made a mistake then just post a follow up explaining the issue and correcting the mistake.

If you post something and then feel embarrassed by what you posted, well get over it thats life and I think virtually everyone on here has posted or said something with their foot in their mouth at some stage.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:21

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:21
Yes, I agree with John and Kev.....no need for an edit function in my opinion....saves people re-canting what they've said.

However, it would be great if there was at least an underline function. At the moment, if I want to underline something I have to do _this_; which isn't really as good or as practical. Italics is another thing that would be useful as well as a simplifies way of posting a photo without needing to use photobucket etc.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:22

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:22
bugga!!!!!! I wish there was a edit function!!!! I wrote "simplifies" above, but I meant "simplified"..... hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:29

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:29
Which club was it??

Caloundra or Gold Coast??
I know it was one of them, I haven't searched yet ;)
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:32

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:32
Stop looking I found it :))

Thread on Caloundra 4WD Club

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Reply By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:36

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 12:36
Hi Willie,

The way I see it, once you've posted you spend the time reading it to realise you've made a mistake; why not spend the time reading it before you post? There is also a preview button.

Would it suit this forum? Taking into account alot of the banter that goes on here, if you opened a thread that already had many replies and follow-ups but the original post has changed, there is ample opportunity for some of the replies/follow-ups to not make sense?

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ps not completely poo-pooing the idea ;-)))
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:26

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:26
That's it - this insight and the others above clarify the reasons why "David" won't install an "edit" function. He did install the "preview" function as it was a good solution to resolve this issue without any thread degradation by changing the flow, story, truth, sequence, whatever the case may be.
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:32

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:32
Hey Michelle.

The idea of uploading photo's straight from your computer would be a good idea.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:37

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:37
Steve,
Our posts crossed - i've just discussed the reasons why this is not available in my follow to the first reply to this post to Bware. Of course, for Advertisers using the Forum, this hasn't been considered but I am looking at ways to extend the Advertiser Profile page to allow photo uploads so perhaps that will suffice, else there is nothing to stop those Advertisers that also like to heavily interact on the Forum to take up a Membership profile also - its just a matter of logging off and logging on with whichever profile you wish to use to suit your purposes. We have other advertisers doing that now already.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:03

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:03
Brian ,

There certainly is two sides to the argument . Perhaps an edit function is more relevant on the stock market site where there is less banter and more facts .

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:09

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:09
"Less banter and more facts"??? You reckon??
More like a lot of spruiking on various stocks.

They used to say that Rene Rivkin's newsletter was full of facts until it was found that he was spruiking a buy on stocks that he was in the process of selling.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:47

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:47
John ,

You must learn to separate the wheat from the chaff . You can pick up a lot of good leads from these sites and often there is some good background information and ideas on stocks .

I am often surprised at the amount of time that must have been taken to compile and write the posts on some of the stocks . When you go to look at IGR for instance , there is plenty of inane stuff , but also some great posts where guys have done a lot of homework .

Yes "I reckon",

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:58

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:58
Separating the wheat from the chaff is always the issue. :-)

Agreed some of the posts do have a huge amount of detail and some of it is good but you need to wonder where some of that info may have come from and who is behind the post.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 13:13

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 13:13
Use the "preview" function and proof-read your posts before hitting "submit"...

Easy As.............................

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Follow Up By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:11

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:11
Yeah, and with a 'spell check' as well, how can you possibly need an 'edit' button? LOL

I wonder if these folk would run a business this way; in such a hurry to get their product/service out there that they will fix any problems later, instead of taking the time to make sure it's all good in the first place ;-))))
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 13:52

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 13:52
Willie
It's as simple as reading it before sending and correct then,
I seen a post a couple days ago with the word "wood"
wood you read it first of course you wood....lol

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 13:57

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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:53

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:53
I had just mentioned in the office yesterday that we should create something along the lines of a Tip of the Day that appears as a post in the forum automatically daily. I thought of this because I keep finding posts aksing for ways to do things (not just in the forum but all over the site) for which we already have a method etc - there's been a few recently. Obviously the site is getter more and more complex and its perfectly fair & reasonable that not everyone spends the time getting familiar with all its querks and tools. Another one for David's to do list which likely won't hit top priority but I reckon he'd proably do it as I can see it would help a lot of people. People are welcome to email me or if easier, use the feedback button to send their own compositon of a Tip of the Day - I'll have to build all the tips into a database first before David can implement it so anyone interested in this is more than welcome to contribute as it should make it happen all the quicker then.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:57

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:57
Michelle,

Doug already has a "Dummies guide to ExplorOz" created. He has posted parts regularly to aid other members and visitors.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:59

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:59
That would be right up Doug T alley.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:18

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:18
Hey Michelle...

are you a Banana Bender or just didn't use the spell checker.

aksing.

I've always been able to recognise QLDers because they "arks" a question instead of asking it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:30

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:30
GB ,
You must be a banana bender , as there was one more than that .
Willie .
PS And if there was anymore , don't tell me ( not allowed to include missing apostrophes ).
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:41

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:41
Sorry Gone Bush - I type at over 100 wpm but I don't think I have a 100% accuracy! I don't really too much about checking my typos as its usually the right letters in teh wrong order which is my problem!
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:56

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:56
Yeah Willie,, You mean like the question mark you left out?.. :) Michael,
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:57

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:57
Exactly . That is going to keep me awake tonight , now that you've pointed it out .
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:56

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 14:56
Michelle - My tip for the day :

Eye sum times fined that miss steaks sneak buy - even with spell cheque .

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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:01

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:01
Willie

at first I liked the idea of the edit function.... however the other posts following yours have convinced me that perhaps it is not necessary

the other website you mentioned has indicated that should the camp fire chat eventuate we may have something else in common
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:05

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:05
Ok I am convinced - an edit function would not suit us .
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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 16:40

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 16:40
Willie (Willy),
big or small, I think you should be able to "edit" your post as you put it there.

Just think if you were building a fence and you put a post in the wrong place?
Cut it off at ground level with a chain saw(Edit) and move on to the next one.


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Follow Up By: Mogul - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 17:00

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 17:00
Measure twice, cut once. ;-)
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:17

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:17
Come on guys - Willie has surrendered :-)))))))))))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:33

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:33
I did , I promise . Honest injun .
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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:28

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:28
Here is a way for you to edit Willie.
use WordPad in Win XP and use the old lead pencil with the rubber on one end, write on your monitor what you want, then Edit it and press submit

Just have to keep cleaning your monitor.

Hope this helps.

Put a bit of colour in the hair and change nick to Gomad :))))))
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:31

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:31
hehheheh - you are a BAD man!! :-))))))))
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:14

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:14
Have to agree. An edit function is well overdue.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:02

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:02
Willie,

Have you lost it completely? There is already a Spell Check for the anally retentive and a Preview for the image conscious. Add those to the simple task of reviewing your post BEFORE hitting Submit.

Live with what you post. It's not a life altering examination for Christ's sake.


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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:05

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:05
Edit functions are an anti-thread integrity response. You make a mistake in one post, and delete part, rather than just correct a typo. The discussion below makes reference to what you have said and, voila, the integrity is lost.

There is no need to do any of that as long as you preview. Since the preview function has gone in, I have previewed a post up to about five times before it is actually posted. You can see the pictures you are posting, and the links and check the spelling and typos.

I have seen on other forums threats to get people to change what has been said, rather than argue a point. This site is spontaneous and sometimes you need to back-track. That isn't such a bad thing.

Willie, no doubt when you are on your share trading site and you take advice one day, and the advisor has changed it next day, you just know the level of his integrity. That would be especially after the price correction!
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al - Al & Lyn, Romsey - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 14:00

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 14:00
Agree totally John....EO doesn't need the angst that is created on some forums when opinions differ....

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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 15:43

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 15:43
Lyn , John and Al ,

I capitulated in "Reply 14 of 19" .

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 15:45

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 15:45
We did'nt sign the Geneva Convention :)))

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:05

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:05
You didn't delete it Willie. ROFLMAO

Willie, it is good to have the debate and I hadn't commented before you capitulated. I'm with Al, just sticking the boot in ;-))
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:09

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:44

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:44
Al ,
What's that saying " You can pick your friends , but you can't pick your relatives " .
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:50

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:50
Willie,

LOL someone has to be the black sheep of the family


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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:05

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:05
The anti change virus is alive and well in 2008. Lets go back to the horse and cart whilst we're at it.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:50

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 16:50
If that is your direction mr Brew? Just do it. Just to coin a phrase. The 3 litre Nissan is yours.... ;-)))))))
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