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lil ~ Auntie Giggles


... about long threads.


As Bel mentioned, long threads used to put a strain on the BBC servers. Sometimes the Thingites' 'No, No, No' thread used to take so long to load up that it would 'Time Out' before you had a chance to answer in there.

It was decided that a thread with multiple researchers participating should be closed after about 15k postings, and another thread opened.

Thankfully this doesn't happen these days.

smiley - smiley


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clare

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Okay, interesting history and thank you smiley - smiley

smiley - erm Are we not supposed to talk about things like that in that thread?


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lil ~ Auntie Giggles


Those in there already know the answer smiley - smiley


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Post 4

clare

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Ohhh you mean the answer you just gave!
smiley - laugh I meant the question I was asking which was looking for a technical answer to how it all Works. Sorry smiley - rofl I will go find a place where people answer technical questions. smiley - run


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Post 5

clare

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So you seem like a friendly sort, Lil smiley - smiley and I notice the Ace designation in your name.
Maybe you could explain some other things for me?

I seem smiley - erm to be having problems here posting.
I really don't understand where and what to post.
I am getting into hot water without meaning to and frankly am very confused.

For instance, in that thread, the talking heads thread, it seemed like a friendly place
and I noticed the mention of the overloaded thread in previous posts
so I thought asking my question there would be on topic and get answer and/or discussion

but evidently I shouldn't have been there?
Otherwise you would not have taken it over here but would have answered it there?

smiley - huh very confused, not just about that one but a lot of other posting incidents too!


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clare

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I mean, it seems you have to know what you are doing here to get around okay,
but it is really hard to find out how to do things. smiley - erm


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lil ~ Auntie Giggles


Your posts are currently hidden. I shall try to remember to call back later smiley - smiley


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Post 8

lil ~ Auntie Giggles


*dusts off her ACE hat* smiley - smiley


Let me see if I can help you a little bit smiley - geek


If you need to have a question answered, the Ask h2g2 is your forum. Unless they are technical ones, then they should be placed in Technical Feedback.

If you want to have a general chat, then try Misc Chat... Too many are using Ask these days when Misc Chat covers a huge spectrum.

I opened Talking Heads for some like-minded friends who enjoy a bit of banter and frivolity, semi-serious chat, but nothing too serious. As most threads go quiet for a time, eventually they pick up again, or move on.

You asked a question in the thread to which the others already know the answer. So rather than spoiling the on-going chat I brought the answer over to your PS.

Oh.. This was always a useful thread when I was a new researcher A3766070 Netiquette can sometimes be difficult to understand. This is something Pheloxi gave me. smiley - ok


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