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Posting help

  1. Mar 24, 2012 #1

    JM

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    I really need help with posting. When writing a long answer to a post the systems times me out and makes me log in again. sometimes it keeps what I had writen and enters it, but just now it erased all of what I had painstakingly created and I need to start all over again. Isnt there some way to transfer something I can write on my word processor, where there is no time limit, to the message box without having to completely re write it?
    JM
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2012 #2
    Whenever you log in, make sure you check the box "Remember Me". This way you won't get logged out.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2012 #3

    JM

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    Thanks, micromass, I'll try it.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 #4

    jtbell

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    Simply copy and paste. I sometimes do this with long posts, but I use a plain text editor: TextEdit on Mac OS. Notepad or something similar for Windows will do the job just fine.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 #5

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    Also getting back in your browser history can help - most modern browsers remember content of the edit field before submitting it to the site. So after you are logged out and asked to log again - do it, then after being shown an empty edit filed go back in the history till you see the same edit field - but containing your post. Submitting it at this moment should work, as "logged in" cookie is already present.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 #6

    JM

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    Thanks for all the ideas.
    Now two more things: 1. how do I show a squared symbol without the sup tags showing?22 2. How do I work the multi-qoute so my answer appears in a clear space instead of the shaded space wherre the quote is?
    JM
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 #7

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    [noparse]102[/noparse] -> 102

    [noparse]
    [/noparse] ->

    And text here is not a quote.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2012 #8

    JM

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    Just practicing to see if I got it.
    JM
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 #9

    JM

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    Borak- Nope I dont got it. Do I add the -> after the sup2sup so the sups dont appear in the posted reply?
    What I'm trying to do is to add my comments in a clear area between the sections of quoted material. I dont see how to do it.
    JM
     
  11. Apr 18, 2012 #10

    jtbell

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    His -> is simply a shorthand for "gives you". If you enter the code that he showed before the ->, you should see what he showed after the ->, when the posted message appears on the screen.

    When you hit the "quote" button, you get a message-composition window with the quoted message pasted in, with a [noparse]
    [/noparse] tag after it. To split it into two quotes and insert your own comments in between:

    1. Click at the point where you want to split.

    2. Type in a [noparse][/quote][/noparse] tag to end the first section, which starts at the original [noparse]
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2012 #11

    JM

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    [/noparse] tag to end the first section, which starts at the original [noparse]
    I had been using the icons, but now I think to type the breaks myself. Is it working?
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 #12


    No, you're forgetting the / in the last . You should type

    Code (Text):

    [noparse]10[SUP]2[/SUP][/noparse]
     
    Click on the x2 above your posting window to see what you should do.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 #13

    JM

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    OK the quote part works. But I used uc, lets try lc.
    104
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2012 #14

    JM

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    Does it have to be italic?
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  16. Apr 19, 2012 #15

    JM

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    Micromass. Thanks I think I got it now.
    JM
     
  17. Apr 19, 2012 #16

    jtbell

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    Aha, thank you! I wasn't aware of that, and was wondering how you managed to get the tags to show in your post. :biggrin:
     
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