smilies and i suppose some/all of the web side's text decorations (bold,
underline, etc) come across in nntp in their non-graphical form..
i wanted to post to the "NNTP test thread" using the web interface a message to
learn how the items would look, comparing the message in nntp vs on the web..
here is what i did, and why i am now crazy:
- used the search function seeking "nntp test"
- which found a thread in General Chit-Chat beginning with the subject of "How
could this be used?" 10-Jun-2008....that thread mysteriously gets a new subject
"Test" on 10 July, and another "NNTP test thread" 18-Jun-2008..
ok, so i have found the correct test thread to post to...and go down and click
on the bottom post "69_rs_ss Re: testing... 23-Jun-2008, 09:17 PM" and make a
quick (and very short) reply...i then click to see my post DenverD Re: "How
could this be used? Today, 08:36 AM" and instead of showing it to me it shows me
the root post from 10-Jun-2008 Why??
fact is, it seems the web interface has EATEN my post...it is listed in the
thread's tree view, but can't be seen WHY??
ok, so i figure maybe i should pick one of the newer posts to reply to, and pick
"vendion Re: NNTP test thread 06-Aug-2008, 03:59 PM" and it TOO takes me back
to the root "How could this be used?" 10-Jun-2008..
WHAT am i doing wrong...there appears to be a LONG thread but none of the
postings can be viewed...and, when i try to post to the root the interface
accepts it, and lists it...but won't let me see it..???
oh on!! now i just went to the nntp side and see that in fact, my posting
_shows_ there, and can be read....perhaps firefox is teasing me? i mean, i see
"DenverD Re: How could this be used? Today, 08:36 AM" in the web interface's
tree view...and, the subject appears to be a link, and in fact is a link to
which, if i shove THAT link into Konqueror i can see my post....BUT, if i click
on the subject line itself in FF it goes to that URL but STILL i only see the
root post...not my own??
is this a firefox fault or a web forum interface fault?
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