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rogerdw
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Joined: 22/10/2019
Location: Australia
Posts: 823
Posted: 01:44pm 31 Mar 2022      

I did a lot of posts in a thread where I really wanted to use the degree symbol ... 100 ... lets see if it works.

How about square cm or cm

This is awesome, thanks Gizmo

Degrees  ...  hold Alt key and type 0176  = 100

Squared  ...  hold Alt and press 253  = 10

Cubed  ...  Alt 0179  = 10
Edited 2022-03-31 23:49 by rogerdw

phil99

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Joined: 11/02/2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 1892
Posted: 08:32am 06 Jun 2022      

Alt-255 Alt-199 ? Alt-142 Alt-0170 Alt-0128
Alt-254 ? Alt-198 ? Alt-141 Alt-0171 Alt-0129
Alt-253 Alt-197 ? Alt-140 Alt-0172 Alt-0130
Alt-252 ? Alt-196 ? Alt-139 Alt-0173 Alt-0131
Alt-251 ? Alt-195 ? Alt-138 Alt-0174 Alt-0132
Alt-250 Alt-194 ? Alt-137 Alt-0175 Alt-0133
Alt-249 ? Alt-193 ? Alt-136 Alt-0176 Alt-0134
Alt-248 Alt-192 ? Alt-135 Alt-0177 Alt-0135
Alt-247 ? Alt-191 ? Alt-134 Alt-0178 Alt-0136
Alt-246 Alt-190 ? Alt-133 Alt-0179 Alt-0137
Alt-245 ? Alt-189 ? Alt-132 Alt-0180 Alt-0138
Alt-244 ? Alt-188 ? Alt-131 Alt-0181 Alt-0139
Alt-243 ? Alt-187 ? Alt-130 Alt-0182 Alt-0140
Alt-242 ? Alt-186 ? Alt-129 Alt-0183 Alt-0141
Alt-241 Alt-185 ? Alt-128 Alt-0184 Alt-0142
Alt-240 ? Alt-184 ? Alt-127 ? Alt-0185 Alt-0143
Alt-239 ? Alt-183 ? Alt-126 ~ Alt-0186 Alt-0144
Alt-238 ? Alt-182 ? Alt-125 } Alt-0187 Alt-0145
Alt-237 ? Alt-181 c Alt-124 | Alt-0188 Alt-0146
Alt-236 ? Alt-180 ? Alt-123 { Alt-0189 Alt-0147
Alt-235 ? Alt-179 ? Alt-122 z Alt-0190 Alt-0148
Alt-234 ? Alt-178 ? Alt-121 y Alt-0191 Alt-0149
Alt-233 ? Alt-177 ? Alt-120 x Alt-0192
Alt-232 ? Alt-176 ? Alt-119 w Alt-0193
Alt-231 ? Alt-175 Alt-118 v Alt-0194
Alt-230 Alt-174 Alt-117 u Alt-0195
Alt-229 ? Alt-173 Alt-116 t Alt-0196
Alt-228 ? Alt-172 Alt-115 s Alt-0197
Alt-227 ? Alt-171 Alt-114 r Alt-0198
Alt-226 ? Alt-170 Alt-113 q Alt-0199
Alt-225 Alt-169 ? Alt-112 p Alt-0200
Alt-224 ? Alt-168 Alt-111 o Alt-0201
Alt-223 ? Alt-167 Alt-110 n Alt-0202
Alt-222 ? Alt-166                             Alt-0203
Alt-221 ? Alt-165                            Alt-0204
Alt-220 ? Alt-164                            Alt-0205
Alt-219 ? Alt-163 Alt-0169 Alt-0206
Alt-218 ? Alt-162 Alt-0168 Alt-0207
Alt-217 ? Alt-161 Alt-0167 Alt-0208
Alt-216 ? Alt-160 Alt-0166 Alt-0209
Alt-215 ? Alt-159 Alt-0165 Alt-0210
Alt-214 ? Alt-158 ? Alt-0164
Alt-213 ? Alt-157 Alt-0163
Alt-212 ? Alt-156 Alt-0162
Alt-211 ? Alt-155 Alt-0161
Alt-210 ? Alt-154 Alt-0160
Alt-209 ? Alt-153 Alt-0159
Alt-208 ? Alt-152 Alt-0158
Alt-207 ? Alt-151 Alt-0157
Alt-206 ? Alt-150 Alt-0156
Alt-205 ? Alt-149 Alt-0155
Alt-204 ? Alt-148 Alt-0154
Alt-203 ? Alt-147 Alt-0153
Alt-202 ? Alt-146 Alt-0152
Alt-201 ? Alt-145 Alt-0151
Alt-200 ? Alt-144 Alt-0150
Edited 2022-06-10 18:15 by phil99

Bryan1

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Joined: 22/02/2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 1224
Posted: 08:37am 01 Apr 2023      

Well I started a thread called Tame the Beast and when I did a preview it lost everything I had written  

So something is wrong I do feel

Regards Bryan

phil99

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Joined: 11/02/2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 1892
Posted: 08:56am 01 Apr 2023      

Yes that happens occasionally so if I am going to write more than a few lines I do it in a word processor then copy and paste here.

Revlac

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Joined: 31/12/2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 976
Posted: 01:02pm 01 Apr 2023      

I Keep seeing Question marks?????


Not sure if its the forum, as it started a while back or its my computer displaying it this way?
I have Ubuntu and Firefox web Browser.

phil99

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Joined: 11/02/2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 1892
Posted: 08:30am 02 Apr 2023      

"Not sure if its the forum, as it started a while back or its my compute"

Its the Forum, Gizmo changed the software a while ago. Somehow the old software sometimes used NUL or other non-ascii character as a SPACE, the new doesn't like that and queries it.

Grogster

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Joined: 31/12/2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 9171
Posted: 05:19am 03 Apr 2023      

I see the exact same thing as in Revlac's photo, so perhaps the forum software needs a tweak or something?

Windoze 10 Pro, Opera web browser.

homa

Senior Member

Joined: 05/11/2021
Location: Germany
Posts: 255
Posted: 10:51am 05 Aug 2023      

Hello forum operators (grogster?!)

The above link "https://www.thebackshed.com/windmill/About.asp" leads to a website with errors. The link there via https://www.thebackshed.com/privacypolicy.asp also leads to a "File not found.".

I was actually trying to reach you there to give you some ideas for forum features. Maybe they exist, but I haven't found them yet. Thanks for providing this forum as a way to mmbasic and the picos.

There is no link in the personal members area to see the threads I have contributed to (the way via the forum members search is very tedious).
Then, whether there is an option to have the last posts at the top of a thread, i.e. a listing from top to bottom?

Matthias

amigawizard

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Joined: 15/08/2023
Location: Australia
Posts: 43
Posted: 10:12am 05 Sep 2023      

 Connection  not  Secure  !!  




             





             Wayne  ??

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amigawizard

Regular Member

Joined: 15/08/2023
Location: Australia
Posts: 43
Posted: 10:18am 05 Sep 2023      

Fix  your   Pix !   link    Bryan1

               


      ????

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      @Bryan1      Fix !    

      https://bigtechquestion.com/2021/09/17/online/why-is-my-tiscali-email-not-working-anymore/


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Edited 2023-09-05 21:59 by amigawizard

phil99

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Location: Australia
Posts: 1892
Posted: 12:34pm 05 Sep 2023      

@Homa
  Quote   to see the threads I have contributed to

In your browser search bar enter:-

site:thebackshed.com "homa"

Scroll past the adds and all your posts will be there.
You can use this to search for any person or topic.

Revlac

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Joined: 31/12/2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 976
Posted: 10:56am 08 Sep 2023      

DELETED, posted in wrong place.
Edited 2023-09-09 20:50 by Revlac

MarkF
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Joined: 01/08/2023
Location: Australia
Posts: 35
Posted: 09:27am 24 Oct 2023      

Hi. I'd really like to see the Forum software updated please. Considering the high volume of posts and forum use, I think users would appreciate it.

It doesn't have to be a massive update, even some minor updates would make a difference.

Suggested improvements (even one of the below would be great):

- more mobile friendly

- The ability to edit your own posts

- post order  (original post pinned to the 1st page top, and then the most recent post being second underneath, then the 2nd most recent post in third spot, etc.).  Some pages are 20+ pages long and reading through all the posts is not easy. There is a button to skip to the last page, but still it's a chore.

Any other suggestions?

Gizmo

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Joined: 05/06/2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 5049
Posted: 12:24pm 24 Oct 2023      

Hi MarkF

The problem is the guy who wrote the forum code works as a software developer all day, and he has a backlog of work. He also has bad eyes now, and finds writing code a strain and looks forward to retirement. So things like the forum, and a few of his other projects, are not a priority. Basically, the paid works comes first, then the other projects get a look in.

But, if some members were willing to take on the job of updating the forum code, I'm ok with that. The intention was it was going to be open source one day anyway, so may as well share it with you guys. PHP and MySQL experience needed, and I would need to approve any changes.

More mobile friendly. That would be easier if no one used a bloody iphone.

Ability to edit posts. Only possible until someone else replies to the post. So, you cant edit your post if someone has replied to it. Reason -

You post: Bill is a liar.
Bills mate replied: No he isnt, I know him and thats not true.
You edit your post to say: Bill is a honest guy.

Post order. Clicking a button to go to the last page isn't a chore. Rotating the car tires is a chore, clicking a button is easy.


Glenn

Grogster

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Joined: 31/12/2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 9171
Posted: 01:26am 25 Oct 2023      

Totally agree with the policy on not being able to edit your posts once someone replies, for EXACTLY the reason Gizmo posted above - that kind of crap DOES happen on other forums where you can edit your post after someone replies - this is a good system, and I hope it never gets cut as a feature.

I also agree about clicking the button.
Calling that a chore seems a bit excessive.  

I just clicked that button now, to get to the latest replies to read them - I did not see it as a chore, more a kind of "Skip to the end of the thread, so I can read the most recent posts." sort of thing.

Oh, wait.......

MarkF
Newbie

Joined: 01/08/2023
Location: Australia
Posts: 35
Posted: 02:42am 25 Oct 2023      

Good replies guys. Maybe "chore" was a bit strong, haha.

MarkF
Newbie

Joined: 01/08/2023
Location: Australia
Posts: 35
Posted: 02:43am 25 Oct 2023      

Thanks for the info about the forum software Gizmo.  

Grogster

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Joined: 31/12/2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 9171
Posted: 11:03pm 26 Oct 2023      

As a newbie to the forums, I can see why you would see those as mildly frustrating, but if you elect to be a long-term member here, driving the forums will become second-nature to you, and you will hardly even think about clicking that extra button.

LeoNicolas

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Joined: 07/10/2020
Location: Canada
Posts: 460
Posted: 01:17am 03 Dec 2023      

Hello Gizmo

Is it possible to update the mobile forum view to update the image size from posts to the viewport width? Something like this:

img {
 max-width: 100vw;
}


PS: I couldn't find a parent class for applying the CSS only to the post images.


Gizmo

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Joined: 05/06/2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 5049
Posted: 01:14am 07 Jan 2024      

Some updates done.

Added a few special characters you can use. These are HTML safe and shouldn't break the page formatting.

Added "Add Footnote" button. Works like this. You can add a footnote to any of you posts, even if others have replied to them. But, the footnote is at the bottom of your post, you can not edit the original post. This should maintain the paper trail.

See how these changes go. More as time allows.

Footnote added 2024-01-07 11:15 by Gizmo
This is a footnote I've added to my post. Basically lets you add a comment to your post, correcting a error, etc.