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What do those # mean?

Postby Bert » Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:14 pm

Beside the column of subjects is a column indicating the author of the message, then one with a number which I think is the number of replies to this message. What does the next number represent? This is not a very important question but it must be worth knowing if someone bothered to put them there.
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:16 pm

Hey Bert de Haan -<br /><br />that's the number of views<br /><br />jeff
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby mariek » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:06 am

[quote author=Bert de Haan link=board=6;threadid=357;start=0#2620 date=1059952444]<br />What does the next number represent? [/quote]<br /><br />The second column of digits reprents the number of times that discussion thread has been viewed.<br /><br />You know, I used to have the same question about what these numbers represented when I first came to this forum. Back then, I was using the Mozilla browser, and things didn't look quite the same as they did in Internet Explorer. So I didn't see the column headers and wondered the same thing as you did.<br /><br />Then one day I was experiencing some quirks on this site using Mozilla so I switched over to Internet Explorer and it all became evident to me. <br />
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby klewlis » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:30 am

i use moz... the text of those titles is actually white on white, which is why we can't see them... something wonky with the stylesheets so it isn't coming across in all browsers.
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby bingley » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:37 am

I use Internet Explorer, but there's no heading for the figures. I knew what they were because another board I frequent has similar nos.
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby mariek » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:45 am

[quote author=klewlis link=board=6;threadid=357;start=0#2636 date=1059964238]<br />i use moz... the text of those titles is actually white on white, which is why we can't see them... something wonky with the stylesheets so it isn't coming across in all browsers.[/quote]<br /><br />White on white! Well that explains why I didn't see any text.<br /><br />I actually prefer Moz, I set it to suppress pop-ups. ;D I stopped using Moz for this forum after I experienced probs where it would log me off. It was annoying. Oddly enough, I don't experience that in IE.<br />
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby mariek » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:51 am

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=357;start=0#2637 date=1059964635]<br />I use Internet Explorer, but there's no heading for the figures. I knew what they were because another board I frequent has similar nos.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Hmmm...I wonder why you don't see them in IE. They're visible in my IE. But then, I'm using IE 5.0. Eeks! I should upgrade to IE 5.5 SP2 or IE 6 (bcuz IE 5.5 is no longer available in the MS site) so I can apply the latest IE patch from Microsoft. I know that W32.Mimail@mm is running wild right now... <br /><br />I'm living dangerously here... oh wait, if I wanted safety, I'd run Linux! <br /><br />
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:53 am

I"m sorry I over-looked that. Bad code in the template file to produce white on white. I have looked at this forum so much that I don't even see the obvious.<br /><br />thanks,<br />jeff
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby bingley » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:25 am

Talking of white on white. Could we have white as one of the colours for the fonts? On another board I frequent, we use white for whispers, asides, answers to puzzles, etc. You can usually see it's there but the only way you can read it is if you highlight it with the cursor.
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby klewlis » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:46 am

testing<br /><br />yeah, you can do white just by selecting another colour and then putting color=White where it says color=Whatever<br /><br />but the post bg isn't *quite* white so a light grey might work best. :)
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Bert » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:16 pm

I use IE but couln't see the headers. When I checked to see if I could highlight them in case they were White on White on my screen, there they are, Black on White.<br />I guess our administrator is right on the ball.
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:18 pm

thanks. I'm far from perfect but I do try to fix by errors.<br /><br />jeff
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Milito » Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:41 pm

You do a fabulous job, Jeff. Careful, or we'll set up a poll to see if we can't *declare* you perfect!<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:58 pm

thanks - but I'm far from that.<br /><br />Just shuffle through some of our grammars and start counting the missing pages or better yet.. start looking for my typos and poor grammar (i'm a terrible editor) ;) <br /><br />I have a to-do list a mile long. :P
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Keesa » Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:19 pm

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=357;start=0#2637 date=1059964635]<br />I use Internet Explorer, but there's no heading for the figures. <br />[/quote]<br /><br />It was strange-I use IE, and sometimes I can see the headings, and sometiems I can't. I guess it just depends on how my computer feels that morning. :)<br /><br />Keesa
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Re:What do those # mean?

Postby Puella Parva » Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:46 am

I've always been able to see them, but I've only been here one day...soo.<br />By the way Jeff, I think you do a great job! The site is wonderful!
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