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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    I guess I should clarify, there is a "does this answer the question, y or n." I think this is what is promoting the posts.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    you are right on on that Bill, I for one favour "Kill it'  ,  confusing to say the least..

    Promoted sounds like  a sales gimmick

    My belief is that this out of order sorting just "kills" discussions (very confusing at to what you questions/answers you have a comment about).


     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • techntrektechntrek Solar Expert Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭

    Agree, whatever may be re-ordering posts should go away.

    Also ask about the broken pic links.

    4.5 kw APC UPS powered by a Prius, 12 kw Generac, Honda EU3000is
  • South AfricaSouth Africa Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    I see users join date and how many post they made.

    Is there an option to see the date / time stamp of each post as well as the post number in a thread?
    Unless I am just not looking in the right spot?
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    If you hover your mouse over the post "date", it will show you the exact date and time.

    Regarding post numbers, I have asked multiple times for "soft" post numbering (numbers are generated when the thread is displayed). The software guys want to avoid "hard coding" post numbering--If a post is deleted or moved into the spam queue temporarily, or posts are split to new threads, then the post numbering would be all messed up, My personal opinion is that "soft post numbering" (numbers based on current posts in thread) is good enough--We do not split threads/have much spam that would cause much confusion down the road (if posts are renumbered--we just would live with it).

    I have asked our support person again about full post date+time on all posts, and to add "soft numbering" of posts. As well as remind about the questions of pictures/attachment problems. As well as making post ordering on date/time only, and no "promotion" of "good answers" causing post resorting.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Bill I don't know if you get it but any attachment seems to hog the 'last post designation'
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    I saw that in one thread--I wanted to get the Q&A answer "post shuffling" turned off first--It seemed that post promotion may have been related. Although, if you have an example, I will be happy to send it on.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    I' saw it on one post today but don't remember which one right now...  I'll sleep on it

    another issue is an advanced search, so we can search for post/s we or others made.  right now we get too many hits, like fridge, > 10 pages
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    Fridge on google (limited to this site):

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site:forum.solar-electric.com+fridge&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=ubuntu&channel=fs

    Gives 2,550 hits

    Add WestBranch.... 916 hits on Google

    Do advanced forum search for "fridge" and user "westbranch", get 101 results:

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/search?adv=1&search=fridge&title=&author=westbranch&cat=all&tags=&discussion_d=1&discussion_question=1&discussion_poll=1&comment_c=1&comment_answer=1&within=1+day&date=

    If your question is "do we have an advanced search"--Yes we do, the way I get to it (results above), is to type a word in the Search Box, and then get to the search results screen. There is a down triangle on the right side of the search. Push that and you will get the "advanced search" options. Is this what you are looking for/asking about?

    -Bill

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Bill,  yup, that is the search capability I was looking for, ...   just have to get used to the new  tools I guess... duh.....

     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • South AfricaSouth Africa Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Thank BB.
    Suggestion: I have seen on other forums where post are numbered, when a post is deleted / moved, a one liner stays of the post, to keep the numbering sequential.
    On liner along : Post moved/deleted, User / Date/ Time / Post #.
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    That would be a good idea--However, at this time, I do not think I could swing that new function for our forum.

    It is not too often that we loose a post in the middle of a thread. So, hopefully, that will not be a big problem.

    Also, I am asking that all posts have full date:time (Jan 20, 2016 9:24PM) instead of the dates that slowly devolve from 9:24PM (today) to Jan 2016 over time.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • South AfricaSouth Africa Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Last idea. When the email arrives to inform one of a post, could it maybe include part or all of the text?
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    I can ask--But I wanted to have 1 email sent when a new post is made since last login.... Not a new email for each post--Keeps your inbox a bit less cluttered.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • South AfricaSouth Africa Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Or maybe email a day with a list of all the posts replied to on that day that one subscribes too?
  • VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 2,993 ✭✭✭✭



    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH [email protected], 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 2,993 ✭✭✭✭

    Speaking of Deleting things;

    How do we Delete our own posts?

    How do we Delete PMs?

    How do we Delete Notifications?

    AND, I  CONSTANTLY am damaging a Post that is being composed by Right-Clicking to Paste something into a post.    This misstep causes the Forum software to hiccup,  and blow up the post,  and it us usually not recoverable,  or at least not fully.

    Wonder just why that this is the ONLY application in my universe that not only does not implement Right-clicking,  but actually partially destroys what has been previously typed ??

    100.00000000 % of all other applications that I have ever used (for text input)  have ALL allowed this approach,  and NONE of these other applications have caused any of the previously-written text to become damaged.

    After many,  many decades of right-clicking  this is not a conscious act,  it is a REFLEX  --  think that it comes from the spinal cord,  not the brain.

    What is it about Vanilla,  that makes its Authors so compelled to make things incomprehensibly convoluted,  backward,  counterintuitive with mystery spots and smudges on the screen as sometime avenues for control ?

    Just askin'   Thanks,    Cranky Vic

    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH [email protected], 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • Mountain DonMountain Don Solar Expert Posts: 494 ✭✭✭
    .....let's test the right click paste into a started reply.  Right-Clicking to Paste.  There I did that and had no issues.   ???   Browser related? OS related?   Win10, Chrome Version 47.0.2526.111 m (and I right click pasted the version # as well.  
    Northern NM, 624 watts PV, The Kid CC, GC-2 batteries @ 24 VDC, Outback VFX3524M
  • Mountain DonMountain Don Solar Expert Posts: 494 ✭✭✭
    and another right click paste.... newer update,  Version 48.0.2564.82 m
    Northern NM, 624 watts PV, The Kid CC, GC-2 batteries @ 24 VDC, Outback VFX3524M
  • techntrektechntrek Solar Expert Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭
    and another right click paste
    4.5 kw APC UPS powered by a Prius, 12 kw Generac, Honda EU3000is
  • VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 2,993 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016 #292

    OK,  Fine,  thanks Mt Don and techntrek.


    The operating environment here,  is very,  very traditional ...   Win 7 HPE on a Toshiba Laptop,  and IE 11.   Nothing else ...   would expect that at least 70% of the "market" is nominally like this ...


    Thanks for the input ....    Vic

    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH [email protected], 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Well I am with Vic , partly, try to copy some text from another post in the thread that you want to use to start the comment... and then try right click to paste it and , you get.... w a i t  for it..... nothing...

    But, after you have  typed something in the box, you will get.....

    OK,  Fine,  thanks Mt Don and techntrek.

    ??? I dont understand why it does this... Oh ya and it is difficult to
    turn off the  Italics... because the 'markers' that indicate  it is italicized are hidden...grrr...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • Mountain DonMountain Don Solar Expert Posts: 494 ✭✭✭
     try to copy some text from another post in the thread that you want to use to start the comment...

    I did.  ???
    Northern NM, 624 watts PV, The Kid CC, GC-2 batteries @ 24 VDC, Outback VFX3524M
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    I am watching--But until we can figure out how to repeat the edit box issues--I will not bother the support folks. I have some other stuff already on their place, and made a general recommendation that end users really care about look and feel--And that the best server farm in the world is sort of transparent at this level (unless something breaks).

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 2,993 ✭✭✭✭

    AND,  still,  why is it that with my defective/sub-standard operating environment,  that this is the ONLY site or application that exhibits this behavior ...  am on six or seven other Forums,  and they ALL behave predictably,  consistently,  and in compliance with the traditional use of keyboard commands that have been used for decade after decade ?

    Just wondering ...   Thanks,   Vic

    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH [email protected], 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016 #297
    Ok I forgot to add I am STILL using XP, no  that this old  workhorse is still getting support updates! ?? haven't stopped yet... 

    My sources tell me that there are still a lot of commercial POS installs that are all on XP ... hardware changes etc that can not be upgraded ...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭

    well I just tried to copy your post Don and it pasted in my post about XP which I did NOT even highlight or anything...  This is getting  weirder...

    Now it gave me a couple of options for a mistype and it blew the whole word  away...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • techntrektechntrek Solar Expert Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭
    XP here, too.  Pasted again w/o a problem: well I just tried to copy your post Don 

     BUT typing fast still gets really laggy.  
    4.5 kw APC UPS powered by a Prius, 12 kw Generac, Honda EU3000is
  • Raj174Raj174 Solar Expert Posts: 751 ✭✭✭✭
    Hi Bill,
    I had 3 posts last night that were held for your approval. I duplicated one before I realized what had happened. Please delete the duplicate. thanks
    3600W PV, MNE175DR-TR, MN Classic 150, Outback Radian GS4048A, Mate3, 54.4V 195AH LiFePO4, Kohler Pro 5.2E.
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,520 admin
    No problem.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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