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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Did you try interpunction,phro?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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I was going to, but there are so many other options to try as well that I didn't bother. I think it's pretty clear that the main problem with deletions is that the plug-in goes awol when confronted by a space in the filename.

That probably stems from DOS days.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi phrontister;

The problems with deleting a post have happened to me even without spaces in filenames. Even without pictures. I thought it was firefox.

That is not exactly what you are doing but I always thought the two problems were related and were unique to me.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

Although I have Firefox I've never used it for forum posts, so I have no experience with it on that score. I used to use IE, but always GC now.

I saw what you said in post #46:

You must edit before you can delete.

I didn't know that...I'll have to try it some time.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi phrontister;

It is hard to test because you are not supposed to delete posts for no reason, unlike the images it affects totals and things.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Ah, yes. Ok..."when necessary", then.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Didn't Dev post and delete just to boost his post count? I think this is more helpfull thus more allowable. The action still needs the approval of a mod or an admin.

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi all,

It seems that multiple images in a post are automatically sorted into ascending filename order, despite the selected Upload Slot order.

A specific left-to-right order can be achieved using ascending alphabetic or numeric prefixes for the filenames.

My first attempt with this post - where I hadn't used that tactic - positioned the images in the following order, even though I'd selected the last one in Upload Slot #1, the first one in Upload Slot #2 and the second one in Upload Slot #3:-

First image - "WHWGAWIGW-partial solution"

Second image - "WHWGAWIGW-solution.png"

Last image - "Who has which garden and what is grown where.png"

After I resubmitted my post with prefixes 2, 3 and 1 respectively, the images displayed in the correct order.

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-07-23 13:50:50)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi phrontister;

That is working for for me.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi MathsIsFun,

The option that existed previously of being able to insert an image into a post from the Edit page seems to have disappeared, and I can now only insert images into a new post.

I found the old way to be useful for replacing an existing image (eg, to update or correct it), which I could do by using the same file name as the original.

Is it possible to bring that feature back?

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I will look at doing that.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Thanks, MIF.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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yeah i can edit them.

*Last edited by mathgogocart (2013-05-05 03:53:52)*

Hey.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Not those images. Uploaded ones.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Currently, not only can't the player do it but neither can a mod.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The player?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Meant the OP. I am doing a problem and was thinking about it while posting.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which problem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Same one. The one all mankind should be working on but is not...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Your health, I hope?

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-05-05 07:12:34)*

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, that is out of my hands now.

I was talking about the Commissioner's problem.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which one is that?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Commissioner Rumy.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Never heard of it.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That may be true but you did work on it.

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