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It works with posts and emoticons, but not with attachments or links to user profiles.

-Phil
“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We had many discussions at the galley table and there had been many honest attempts to understand each other's thinking. There are several kinds of reception possible. There is the mind which lies in wait with traps for flaws, so set that it may miss, though not grasping it, a soundness. There is a second which is not reception at all, but blind flight because of laziness, or because some pattern is disturbed by the processes of the discussion. The best reception of all is that which is easy and relaxed, which says in effect, "Let me absorb this thing. Let me try to understand it without private barriers. When I have understood what you are saying, only then will I subject it to my own scrutiny and my own criticism."  This is the finest of all critical approaches and the rarest.

The smallest and meanest of all is that which, being frightened or outraged by thinking outside or beyond its pattern, revenges itself senselessly; leaps on a misspelled word or a mispronunciation, drags tricky definition in by the scruff of the neck, and, ranging like a small unpleasant dog, rags and tears the structure to shreds.


-John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

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  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Here's an online tool you can use to convert post addresses from the old forum to those in the new forum:

    http://www.phipi.com/forum/convert.html

    It works with posts and emoticons, but not with attachments or links to user profiles.

    -Phil
    Please make this a sticky.
  • hover1hover1 Posts: 1,927
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Phil,

    Got a couple that will not convert.

    http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=5&p=32&x=100&ord=ld

    and

    http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=5&p=13&ord=v

    Edit: This was from a Google search and the address looks to be truncated, so it may not be a Parallax problem.

    Jim


    Here's an online tool you can use to convert post addresses from the old forum to those in the new forum:

    http://www.phipi.com/forum/convert.html

    It works with posts and emoticons, but not with attachments or links to user profiles.

    -Phil
    I have three propellers
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 20,594
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Those don't work because there's no message ID (e.g. m=12345). So there's no post to cross-reference.

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

    -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    We had many discussions at the galley table and there had been many honest attempts to understand each other's thinking. There are several kinds of reception possible. There is the mind which lies in wait with traps for flaws, so set that it may miss, though not grasping it, a soundness. There is a second which is not reception at all, but blind flight because of laziness, or because some pattern is disturbed by the processes of the discussion. The best reception of all is that which is easy and relaxed, which says in effect, "Let me absorb this thing. Let me try to understand it without private barriers. When I have understood what you are saying, only then will I subject it to my own scrutiny and my own criticism."  This is the finest of all critical approaches and the rarest.

    The smallest and meanest of all is that which, being frightened or outraged by thinking outside or beyond its pattern, revenges itself senselessly; leaps on a misspelled word or a mispronunciation, drags tricky definition in by the scruff of the neck, and, ranging like a small unpleasant dog, rags and tears the structure to shreds.


    -John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
  • hover1hover1 Posts: 1,927
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thanks Phil,

    I was sure they were a little short, (with no ID). Not sure why Google did that, or was it the migration? I'm just worried people doing a Google search will not be able to reach the threads.

    Now that the new search function is working quite well, it may not be too much of a problem.

    Jim
    Those don't work because there's no message ID (e.g. m=12345). So there's no post to cross-reference.

    -Phil
    I have three propellers
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 20,594
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    When Google spiders and enumerates pages in a forum, some of the addresses it finds are just forum and page number -- you know, those pages that just list thread titles in the forum with links to click on, like one that you referenced (converted to parallaxinc.com):

    Unfortunately for searches, the contents of such a page change by the hour. In such cases, it's always better to view Google's cached copy rather than going to a hopelessly outdated URL.

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

    -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    We had many discussions at the galley table and there had been many honest attempts to understand each other's thinking. There are several kinds of reception possible. There is the mind which lies in wait with traps for flaws, so set that it may miss, though not grasping it, a soundness. There is a second which is not reception at all, but blind flight because of laziness, or because some pattern is disturbed by the processes of the discussion. The best reception of all is that which is easy and relaxed, which says in effect, "Let me absorb this thing. Let me try to understand it without private barriers. When I have understood what you are saying, only then will I subject it to my own scrutiny and my own criticism."  This is the finest of all critical approaches and the rarest.

    The smallest and meanest of all is that which, being frightened or outraged by thinking outside or beyond its pattern, revenges itself senselessly; leaps on a misspelled word or a mispronunciation, drags tricky definition in by the scruff of the neck, and, ranging like a small unpleasant dog, rags and tears the structure to shreds.


    -John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I had some urls that did not convert. Then I realized the number at the end was duplicated in some way. I removed the duplication and it converted. This converter really works great! But you didn't reply to the key point. Can you make it a sticky?
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 20,594
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This thread has been a sticky for a few days now.

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

    -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    We had many discussions at the galley table and there had been many honest attempts to understand each other's thinking. There are several kinds of reception possible. There is the mind which lies in wait with traps for flaws, so set that it may miss, though not grasping it, a soundness. There is a second which is not reception at all, but blind flight because of laziness, or because some pattern is disturbed by the processes of the discussion. The best reception of all is that which is easy and relaxed, which says in effect, "Let me absorb this thing. Let me try to understand it without private barriers. When I have understood what you are saying, only then will I subject it to my own scrutiny and my own criticism."  This is the finest of all critical approaches and the rarest.

    The smallest and meanest of all is that which, being frightened or outraged by thinking outside or beyond its pattern, revenges itself senselessly; leaps on a misspelled word or a mispronunciation, drags tricky definition in by the scruff of the neck, and, ranging like a small unpleasant dog, rags and tears the structure to shreds.


    -John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 655
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I made this thread sticky hours after the request was made.
    508 x 308 - 24K
  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thank you for making this a sticky!
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