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otropogo


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov 2009, 14:48    Post subject: Puppy Linux in Linux Format 2  

Where IS the original post, and will this response remove the phantom post from the last page of the "view unanswered posts" search?

Well, sort of...

The original post is still unfindable.(Maybe legendofthor, the original poster, can shed light on this mystery...)

And the topic now appears on page #1, instead of in last place on page #230, and it shows legendofthor as the author, "0 replies" and a "last post" by otropogo.

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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov 2009, 21:03    Post subject:  

otropogo

looks like a double post problem, [common] and a corrupt database, maybe?

original here

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=329271#329271

traced by going to this page...>

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6449

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov 2009, 21:31    Post subject:  

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looks like a double post problem, [common] and a corrupt database, maybe?


I never thought of that, Aitch

Lucky it was on the second page, and not in the middle of the pack of 14. Or do you have a technique for searching within a collection?

I find it extremely annoying that one can only jump backward or forward by two pages.

I've just tried looking for it by a forum search on author (or should I say "legendofauthor" Wink : legendofthor keywords: linux in linux format, and it was the second hit on the first of two pages (31 hits).

Then I tried with legendofthor/ Puppy Linux in Linux Format, and it was knocked back to 7th place out of 76 on three pages.

The problem of course is that the search engine doesn't allow exact phrase searches (quotes make no difference), and I believe it ignores capitalization too. So paradoxically, being more specific defeats the purpose, especially when a commonly used word like "Puppy" is included.

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov 2009, 05:32    Post subject:
Subject description: the question remains the same
 

Sorry people I have no idea why this has happened... it was not my doing as I haven't visited this post is a while.
Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov 2009, 09:01    Post subject:
Subject description: the question remains the same
 

legendofthor wrote:
Sorry people I have no idea why this has happened... it was not my doing as I haven't visited this post is a while.
Cheers
Martin


No need to apologize. This rogue post, however it came about, offers an opportunity to probe the soft underbelly of the forum software, and perhaps unravel some of its secrets (not to mention the chance to air a once-in-a-lifetime pun)

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov 2009, 21:04    Post subject:  

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(not to mention the chance to air a once-in-a-lifetime pun)


not one to miss a chance, if I remember correctly... Wink

Forum does have this habit of double posting, quite frequently, & often whilst editing...you think it hasn't posted and go back a page or reload
.... and LO - 2 posts, sometimes even without any 'user help'

talking of user help, otropogo, I find I get better results using the well-minded search, often

http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

or for tricky apps/drivers/.pets, etc, klu9's supersearch [+ videostuff]

http://klu9.50webs.com/puppystuff.html

there are more excellent contributed tips in my search thread already posted earlier


HTH

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov 2009, 22:57    Post subject:  

Aitch wrote:
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talking of user help, otropogo, I find I get better results using the well-minded search, often

http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html


It IS easier to find things there.

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or for tricky apps/drivers/.pets, etc, klu9's supersearch [+ videostuff]

http://klu9.50webs.com/puppystuff.html


Interesting.

Seeing the default desktop background for Puppy 4.0 again, I wonder if there's a way to add it to the selection of backgrounds for Puppy 4.3.1. I have no idea how one would search for the image, much less how to add it to the JWM destop background menu.

Ditto for icons. I managed to lose the one for Opera, as well as the one for "setup", and have no idea where to get replacements.

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there are more excellent contributed tips in my search thread already posted earlier


Studying it is on my to-do list. Unfortunately, the list is very long. Currently at the top is bagging a Mule deer buck in the five remaining days of the season. The weather is not co-operating, alas!

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov 2009, 23:04    Post subject:  

Do you mean this background?
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 00:25    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
Do you mean this background?


Yes, that's the one, thanks. Do you know how to add it to 4.3.1's desktop background menu?

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 01:12    Post subject:  

While playing around with the forum search engine, I've discovered that while entering "linux format" gets 132 hits, with this thread at the top of the list, the original, with exactly the same name, doesn't appear anywhere in the list. The only way to find it is by adding "legendofthor" in the author field

Strangely, this thread doesn't appear in the search by author, although "legendofthor" is in shown as the "author" here too.

It would be interesting to see whether:

a) legendofthor is still able to edit the title of this thread, and

b) whether adding a "2" to the end of it (or to the other) would allow both threads to appear in a search for "linux format"

I tried to do this myself, since the forum search engine believes that I'm the author of this thread.

But apparently, the forum editing program doesn't agree. Because when I changed the title in the first message, the thread title remained unchanged and an edit notice appeared in the post body (which doesn't happen when an author changes only the title of the thread - go figure!)

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 02:04    Post subject:  

otropogo wrote:
James C wrote:
Do you mean this background?


Yes, that's the one, thanks. Do you know how to add it to 4.3.1's desktop background menu?


Right click image->save image as-> probably saves to root, drag
from root to /usr/share/backgrounds.

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 02:11    Post subject:  

rjbrewer beat me to it and he's exactly right. When the image is added to /usr/share/backgrounds/ it will be as simple as choosing it in the wallpaper setter.
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 08:07    Post subject:  

otropogo wrote:
Studying it is on my to-do list. Unfortunately, the list is very long. Currently at the top is bagging a Mule deer buck in the five remaining days of the season. The weather is not co-operating, alas!


Shoot the weatherman? Laughing Laughing

Good Luck

RE re-numbering the thread etc, now that its sort of become hijacked from its original title, though self explanatory to anyone reading, I think it'll be ok to leave it, though Pizzasgood as MOD may be able top do something we can't - perhaps PM him if you feel it important?

Just remembered - here's another very useful link

http://pupweb.org/desktop/

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 13:23    Post subject: Is forum software about to run Amok?
Subject description: strange redirection in e-mailed new posting notice
 

Received the following notice of a new posting in a subscribed topic, and clicked on the link, only to find that:

a) it's not a topic I've ever subscribed to (or even knew about), and

b) it has nothing to do with the thread named in the announcement

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Topic Reply Notification - Banned user Otropogo has reappeared in German users section

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show details 12:50 AM (9 hours ago)

Hello,

You are receiving this email because you are watching the topic, "Banned user Otropogo has reappeared in German users section" at Puppy Linux Discussion Forum. This topic has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to view the replies made, no more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=360484#360484


This is a first for me. Has anyone else encountered this?

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2009, 13:56    Post subject:  

Thanks James, rj, Aitch. Have my desktop background changed now.

Are there set limits/parameters for such a background image to work in Puppy 4.3.1? If so, where can I find a description?

I noticed that when changing the backgrounds bundled with the release, the icons changed with the image.

That didn't happen when I switched to the Puppy 4.0 image, so presumably one can switch the icon group in an imported background simply by choosing to replace a different one of the original selection.

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