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  • Message 171

    , in reply to message 170.

    Posted by Elnora Cornstalk (U5646495) on Wednesday, 16th June 2010



    Indeed. Somebody seems to have it in for jont. I've never been modded, so let's see: was it his 'PRAT-O-MATIC' and DUNC-O-MATIC' posts?

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  • Message 172

    , in reply to message 171.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Wednesday, 16th June 2010

    Dunno. One of them was mine. I can't remember what I said. Perhaps one is no longer allowed to criticise the Bull - it's become sacrosanct to some people. Either that or frivolity is dead.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 173

    , in reply to message 172.

    Posted by Gwenllian yr ail (U5426181) on Friday, 13th August 2010

    Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:19 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 172

    Just set up new computer, so first job is.......? Correct! Gwen

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  • Message 174

    , in reply to message 173.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Tuesday, 24th August 2010

    Dear Jont,

    I commend you on the excellent 'thread classification' feature of the Script, which I have been using for a couple of months now. I have just one complaint to make about its functionality: it really needs an extra classification, /below/ NFI. I find every single thread in the Bull, bar the Playlist and one or two others occasionally, goes straight into NFI, but that doesn't really do some of them justice. A new classification 5, called perhaps 'Utter guff', 'Offensive nonsense', 'Ill-informed ranting' or similar would help.

    With best wishes.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 175

    , in reply to message 174.

    Posted by petal jam (U1466691) on Tuesday, 24th August 2010

    Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:44 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 174

    May I tentatively suggest that the designation you want is a Cat Bin.

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  • Message 176

    , in reply to message 174.

    Posted by studioj (U1600165) on Tuesday, 24th August 2010

    Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:37 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 174

    At the risk of being modded (again), I agree.

    Except "Playlist xx" gets NFId as soon as it pops up.. along with the never bluddy ending "Repartee part the sodding millionth", "What's you favourite...", "Do you remember...", "Hits of the X0's" etc etc

    jont {;¬· >···{

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  • Message 177

    , in reply to message 176.

    Posted by Threeblack drapedwellsofmyown (U5254306) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Sun, 05 Sep 2010 12:42 GMT, in reply to studioj in message 176

    Ummm

    My discussions has started collecting threads I have not even looked at let alone subscribed to...


    What am I doing wrong please????

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  • Message 178

    , in reply to message 177.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    In reply to threewellsofmyown in message 177

    You've most likely subscribed to one of the topics (The Bull, DTA, TVH, etc) by clicking accidentally on the green [subscribe] link at the top or bottom right of the thread list. Whichever topic all the discussions you're being subscribed to come from, go to that topic and click the red [unsubscribe] link next to the [subscribe] link on the thread list.

    You'll then need to unsubscribe manually, or by using unsubscribe-O-matic, from each of the threads which you have subscribed to.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 179

    , in reply to message 178.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Oh, by the way, information about all this is in the manual jont has written for the Script. Click on 'Info' at the left of the black bar at the top of the page, then on 'YouAreHere' under Script features. You can disable this feature if you want.

    It's worth reading all the instructions for the Script.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 180

    , in reply to message 179.

    Posted by Threeblack drapedwellsofmyown (U5254306) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Sun, 05 Sep 2010 13:00 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 179

    Eh????

    What topics list?

    Could my cat sitting on my keyboard be part of the problem?

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  • Message 181

    , in reply to message 180.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    You know when you go to 'The Bull, 'Discuss The Archers', and so on (which are the topics on this message board)? What you see is a list of threads. This is the 'thread list'. You have subscribed to one of those topics, so that each new thread on that topic appears in your discussion list.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 182

    , in reply to message 181.

    Posted by Threeblack drapedwellsofmyown (U5254306) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Sun, 05 Sep 2010 13:18 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 181

    But it's not every new thread just some random ones

    I will ask Mr Wells to look when he gets home later.

    I am rather useless at computer-ey things.

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  • Message 183

    , in reply to message 181.

    Posted by JustJanie - Fairweather Strider (U10822512) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Sun, 05 Sep 2010 13:30 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 181



    By the way, I just wanted to say this is a brilliant feature for boards like Fantasy Archers and The Bull Upstairs because they don't have a huge number of new topics. I use it to keep up with the spoilers (love 'em!) and check in on the llamas or anything else new in FA.

    I realise it must be disconcerting for ThreeWells as she didn't do it on purpose! ThreeWells, it does sound as though this is what has happened even though you say it isn't all new threads (possibly you're mistaken about that?).

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  • Message 184

    , in reply to message 182.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    In reply to threewellsofmyown in message 182

    It won't be every thread in the Bull (assuming that's the topic we're talking about); it'll only be each /new/ thread which has been started /since/ you pressed the [subscribe] link. But yes, talk to Mr W and hopefully he'll be able to sort it out.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 185

    , in reply to message 184.

    Posted by Threeblack drapedwellsofmyown (U5254306) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Sun, 05 Sep 2010 14:06 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 184

    Thanks folk

    I am hopeless with techie stuff

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  • Message 186

    , in reply to message 183.

    Posted by studioj (U1600165) on Sunday, 5th September 2010

    Sun, 05 Sep 2010 18:28 GMT, in reply to JustJanie (fairweather jogger) in message 183

    Thanks for posting a really good use for this feature, JustJanie.

    It might be worth me mentioning here that enabling or disabling this feature within the script will only affect whether the [subscribe] and [unsubscribe] links appear on the relevant thread-lists, disabling the feature will not automatically unsubscribe you if you are currently subscribed to a topic (as that fact is maintained by the BBC's servers, not the script).

    You can use this to your advantage: with the feature enabled, you can subscribe-to/unsubscribe-from those topics/thread-lists as you wish and then you can disable the feature so that the links no longer appear and you won't then (with an inadvertant click, or a rogue cat) accidently change what topics you are subscribed to (or not).


    Thanks too to Badger, of course.

    jont {;¬· >···{

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  • Message 187

    , in reply to message 186.

    Posted by kk forever in the cyber atlantis of mustardland (U4670994) on Friday, 24th September 2010

    Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:38 GMT, in reply to studioj in message 186

    Hello, peeps, a daft question but I'll ask it anyway.

    After nearly six months on this notebook, I'm to swap back to my laptop next week. Given the imminent MB changes, and knowing already that the Script doesn't work on BBC MBs which have already had their appearance transformed ... should I be bothered about the Script, or wait until everybody / everything / everywhere else is in chaos as well?

    I think all my data will be transferred from one machine to the other, but I don't know what other upgrades and stuff will be installed ... you can bet your sweet life it won't be the-same-but-different: it'll be superficially familiar and substantially different, and I'm bound to have some odd ideas about how I reckon things worked, and how I used to use them.

    My instinct, with regret, is to do very little ... I'm not the only one in fear and trepidation, am I?



    Thanks to Achilles and Jont (alphabetical seems fair-ish) for all your fabulous work, and the time you've put in, I'm really sorry it seems to be about to unravel ... the only good thing is that your places in modern mythology are assigned perpetual immortality smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 188

    , in reply to message 187.

    Posted by studioj (U1600165) on Friday, 24th September 2010

    Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:38 GMT, in reply to kk in message 187

    Having been (and continue to be) somewhat busy with other stuff (and increasingly disillusioned) I have not committed myself to definitely converting the script for the new format.

    I do have a feeling that I might not be able to help myself.. but my current level of disillusionment has been such that I haven't actively been investigating the new format (via the Food boards) in the same way that I did with the Radio3 boards (for the weeks leading up to the R4 boards following suit).

    Whether that changes in the next few weeks - or when the four horses finally, bloodied, bedraggled and frankly themselves dismayed and disillusioned at the sheer bloody pointlessness of it all, canter up to this board - I cannot say.

    But on the offchance that it does - or on the offchance that Achilles or someone else makes the required changes to make the script work again - and you want to keep any posterId alias-texts - then the file you want to back-up/save/copy is called "prefs.js" and will be found in your Firefox profile folder. Instructions for finding that are elsewhere in this thread. Opera users will know where their data is stored 'cos they have to hand edit the file.

    Once saved (or whatever) you can decide at a later date whether you want - or need - to re-use the information in it. We'll cross that bridge (trolls or no trolls) once - or if - we get to it. I am sure this subject has been covered elsewhere in this thread. More than once probably.


    Thanks for the thanks. Much appreciated.

    jont {;¬· >···{

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  • Message 189

    , in reply to message 188.

    Posted by kk forever in the cyber atlantis of mustardland (U4670994) on Saturday, 25th September 2010

    Sat, 25 Sep 2010 00:07 GMT, in reply to studioj in message 188

    What you're saying, regarding spontaneous inertia on your part, doesn't surprise me, Jont, and thanks anyway ~~~

    Forgot to say that I hope you're well, or at least grumpily ok, and I hesitate to ask about the bathroom, on such an earnest thread ... but ... ?

    (Hate, detest, abhor and despise what I've seen of the new official layout ... it's just */HORRID/* imo, grr, and may succeed in finally driving me ... oops, no, I've been there quite a while smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 190

    , in reply to message 189.

    Posted by Kate McLaren etc (U2202067) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:38 GMT, in reply to kk in message 189

    Apologies, but I have (honestly!) read the info about the Script and looked through and checked the Config link and can't work out how to classify threads into categories, so that the ones I am not interested in, or which will annoy or upset me, sink to the bottom - could someone explain?

    Many thanks.

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  • Message 191

    , in reply to message 190.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    Click 'Config' from the black bar at the head of the page, and make sure that 'classifyThreads' (fourth item in the list) is ticked. If it doesn't appear on the Config screen, it means you have an older version of the Script and will need to install the latest version. (To do so, click on 'Info' from the black bar and follow the instructions on that page.)

    With thread classification running, when you view a topic list eg DTA, The Bull, you will see little numbered boxes below the latest post for each thread. Clicking one of these boxes will classify the threads into Favourite (1), New & unclassified (2), Mildly interesting (3) and the most useful, NFI (4). By default, threads are classified 2 until you assign a different classification for them.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 192

    , in reply to message 191.

    Posted by Kate McLaren etc (U2202067) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:59 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 191

    Cheers Badge...off to inspect. Yes, I know that the end of October approacheth, but, hey, I might go under a bus before then (not my intention btw) and I might as well get as much use out of the Script while we still have it.

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  • Message 193

    , in reply to message 192.

    Posted by Kate McLaren etc (U2202067) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:35 GMT, in reply to Drystane Dyke in message 192

    Oh eek. I have inadvertently installed a "thread watcher" thing instead of what I want to install, and I want to get rid of that...but it doesn't appear on my Configure page and neither does Thread Classification...

    ....aaargh, in over my head!

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  • Message 194

    , in reply to message 193.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    There are instructions on how to uninstall the script at the bottom of Jont's info page. Follow those instructions to uninstall the watcher script (assuming you don't want to use it), and then follow the instructions to install the new version of the main script.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 195

    , in reply to message 194.

    Posted by Kate McLaren etc (U2202067) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:25 GMT, in reply to Leaping Badger in message 194

    Thank you again - I have managed to uninstall Watcher without affecting the main Script phew.

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  • Message 196

    , in reply to message 190.

    Posted by kk forever in the cyber atlantis of mustardland (U4670994) on Sunday, 17th October 2010

    Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:47 GMT, in reply to Drystane Dyke in message 190

    in reply to kk in message 189

    Apologies, but I have (honestly!) read the info about the Script and looked through and checked the Config link and can't work out how to classify threads into categories 


    Mwahahahaha ... you and me both, DD smiley - smiley

    But I've followed Badger's instructions, and seen a part of Config that I'd never noticed before - is it new(ish)? - and it involves the painful process of /thinking/ for a bear of small brain.

    So this has come as too much and too late for me, as I tend to routinely unsubscribe anyway. If and when the new layout is (successfully) implemented, and if and when the Script runs on it, then I may or may not ... think about it smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 197

    , in reply to message 196.

    Posted by Ceres Daughter (U2231349) on Monday, 18th October 2010

    bookmarking - this looks useful and interesting.

    CD

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  • Message 198

    , in reply to message 197.

    Posted by TooManyPosts (U2440869) on Monday, 18th October 2010

    This is a feature suggestion/enquiry. Assuming that the Beeb won't bother upgrading now deleted messageboards to the new format, such as the old Today and 5-live boards:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    would it be possible for the script to be able to take the posts from a current, changed, board, but display them via the scripting of one of these old boards in a similar manner as to how you might change a 'skin' on programmes such as Winamp?

    So it would look like the Today board but would display current Bull or TBIY messages?

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  • Message 199

    , in reply to message 197.

    Posted by Burgate (U13829366) on Monday, 18th October 2010

    Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:24 GMT, in reply to Ceres Daughter in message 197

    bookmarking - this looks useful and interesting.  I you used it you'd be able to subscribe to the thread without opening a "bookmarking" post! smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 200

    , in reply to message 199.

    Posted by Halliana (U2407863) on Monday, 18th October 2010

    There is a way of adding the post to your lists without having to add a post.


    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...


    messages 6 and 7

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  • Message 201

    , in reply to message 198.

    Posted by studioj (U1600165) on Monday, 18th October 2010

    Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:21 GMT, in reply to Quantum of OJO in message 198

    Thanks for the suggestion but I don't consider it a goer.. even if I do correctly understand what you are suggesting.

    The probability that the for, say, "mbtoday" or "mbfivelive" and/or that which services the old "Fxxxxxxx" fora (rather than the new "NFxxxxxxx" fora) would exist for long after the new system is fully in place is rather low, imo.

    jont {;¬· >···{

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  • Message 202

    , in reply to message 201.

    Posted by TooManyPosts (U2440869) on Tuesday, 19th October 2010

    In reply to studioj in message 201

    Thanks. Do you think then that the old boards I linked to will be deleted once the new system is up BBC-wide? I can't see the Beeb spending any effort on 'converting' the old boards to the new system, in terms of giving them their own colour scheme and layout in the new format.

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  • Message 203

    , in reply to message 200.

    Posted by Burgate (U13829366) on Tuesday, 19th October 2010

    Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:14 GMT, in reply to Honeysuckle Woodbine in message 200

    There is a way of adding the post to your lists without having to add a post.  Granted, but much easier just to click on a button...

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  • Message 204

    , in reply to message 203.

    Posted by Solly-its-shutting-down Sid (U2337718) on Saturday, 23rd October 2010

    Sat, 23 Oct 2010 20:19 GMT, in reply to Willber G Force in message 203

    Since the beeb have been beggering about with (some of) the boards, several users have commented that The Script doesn't always work properly. I had trouble with my "catch up" button disappearing (it's now back if I look on TA boards, but not on R4 boards). However, some of my "Your Discussions" threads were found to have gone back to the entire thread waiting for me to see via the catch up. Weird.

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  • Message 205

    , in reply to message 204.

    Posted by E Yore (U1479700) on Saturday, 23rd October 2010

    Sat, 23 Oct 2010 20:57 GMT, in reply to Solly Sid in message 204

    However, some of my "Your Discussions" threads were found to have gone back to the entire thread waiting for me to see via the catch up. Weird. 

    I got that as well when I logged in yesterday - the catch-up on two out of three threads had gone back to the first post. It seemed very random why that happened on two threads and not on the third.

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  • Message 206

    , in reply to message 205.

    Posted by Solly-its-shutting-down Sid (U2337718) on Saturday, 23rd October 2010

    Sat, 23 Oct 2010 21:00 GMT, in reply to E Yore in message 205

    It's a bit of a relief to find one is not on one's own.

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  • Message 207

    , in reply to message 206.

    Posted by E Yore (U1479700) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:37 GMT, in reply to Solly Sid in message 206

    Jont and achilles:

    I've just seen this post #224 on the complaints blog about the changes, and someone has started work on fixes via a Firefox script. Perhaps you might want to join forces, if you choose to work on a new script, as I suspect that the New! Improved! (Not) boards are going to require a global download & fixing.

    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

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  • Message 208

    , in reply to message 207.

    Posted by studioj (U1600165) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:36 GMT, in reply to E Yore in message 207

    Thanks for that, E. Yore.

    Working as a team is difficult for me even with just two of us... so I think I'll pretend that I didn't see it.


    Hope you are well, btw.

    jont {;¬· >···{

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  • Message 209

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by studioj (U1600165) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:00 GMT, in reply to E Yore in message 1

    After tomorrow, the scripts: "BBC_DNA_MB_AllInOne" and "watcher" will not work on these boards.

    Unless there are some boards elsewhere that are still in the older format (and thus the script still useful) then you would do well to uninstall them both.

    Instructions for uninstalling are still on the main site page (in the Notes section). naturally, the remaining instructions and help pages (not like anybody reads it, of course) will become superfluous for the timebeing. I need to get round to tearing a lot of it down and putting up some kind of notice. If you need extra help uninstalling then shout here and I'm sure someone will help out. I might be busy. Or asleep. Or sobbing gently in a dark corner.

    If you have userId aliases that you want to keep (in case a future script can use them) then uninstalling the main "BBC_DNA_MB_AllInOne" script will have no effect on them... for firefox users they will remain dormant in Firefox's "prefs.js" file in the appropriate Firefox profile folder... any active Opera users are likely to know where they put this file if they need it. In either case it's up to you whether you want to copy the file to somewhere else (as a safety measure). This is *not* to be read as a promise that these aliases will definitely be recoverable for any new script.

    Instructions on how and where to find these files are probably scattered somewhere in this thread. If someone wants to collate/improve those instructions (maybe for the various different OSs) and repost them here then that might be a help... or just post what you know - if you do know.


    Achilles and I are /considering/ releasing a lesser featured, rough-cut first version of a script that works on the new boards as soon as we can (promising no timescale).. possibly to be followed up with a better, richer script after we've both had more experience with the new format, more time, and maybe while the new format is settling/changing.

    No promises though.


    And please, no wailing. It's quite unbecoming.

    jont {;¬· >···{

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  • Message 210

    , in reply to message 209.

    Posted by lambswool (U4508857) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Wail.

    And thanks for all the fish.

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  • Message 211

    , in reply to message 209.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    [manfully dries eyes on corner of lace-edged hanky]

    Jont, just want to say a big mwah, or than manly equivalent of a big mwah, to you and Achilles for the script, which has made these boards manageable, and actually pleasurable, to use over the past four years. Don't want to say anything about a new script, but obviously if you do decide to release anything, even with just a few of the features of the current AllInOne, I will be utterly delighted.

    Thanks both for your sterling work above and beyond the call of duty over the past few years.
    'Ö'

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  • Message 212

    , in reply to message 209.

    Posted by E Yore (U1479700) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:27 GMT, in reply to studioj in message 209



    Thank you so very very much, dearest jont & achilles. Even if the Script doesn't work, I don't think I could bear to uninstall it just yet, anymore than I can unsubscribe from this thread.

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  • Message 213

    , in reply to message 212.

    Posted by smollett (U2226513) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:14 GMT, in reply to E Yore in message 212

    *Mwah* to the both of you. I don't think I want to uninstall it yet either.

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  • Message 214

    , in reply to message 213.

    Posted by Gwenllian yr ail (U5426181) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:19 GMT, in reply to smee in message 213

    I'm entering panic mode - do we actually need to uninstall? or will it just disappear? (and be much lamented) Gwen

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  • Message 215

    , in reply to message 209.

    Posted by Elnora Cornstalk (U5646495) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010



    just some dignified sotte voce ululating, then, jont. Please. (I've just had a quiet weep over what could be my final post-o-matic.) I'll join Badger in a firm and chin-up type of handshake, if I may.
    Lovely to see you here.
    Elnora xx

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  • Message 216

    , in reply to message 214.

    Posted by Bette (U2222559) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    In reply to Gwenhwyfar in message 214

    I've got my box of Kleenex ready for tomorrow. I just don't like to think of Jont feeling so down smiley - sadface(

    However, I am ready for the onslaught of smiley-smileys. I'd like the option to toggle them, but I'd /never/ leave ML /because/ of them!

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  • Message 217

    , in reply to message 209.

    Posted by petal jam (U1466691) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:38 GMT, in reply to studioj



    No I'm a Graun... oh you mean /*that*/ sort of wail.

    Mind you I never thought I'd survive the last migration, and probably wouldn't have if I couldn't de-bogroll.

    No pressure - just oodles of respeck.

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  • Message 218

    , in reply to message 209.

    Posted by dean volecape (U1477030) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Jont and Achilles

    love you both

    thanks

    dvcx

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  • Message 219

    , in reply to message 217.

    Posted by Doctor Darling (U10735496) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    In reply to message 217

    Fed Up.



    And I don't say that lightly.

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  • Message 220

    , in reply to message 216.

    Posted by Leaping Badger (U3587940) on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

    Bette, Mustafa Grumble has posted an interim solution to the smiley menace here: F2693943?thread=7884889
    'Ö'

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