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    Old post becoming latest starpost

    Back in March 2001 I created <post#=23508>post 23508</post#> which became a starpost. For some reason it now shows it was posted on 15-Apr-03 and so has become the lastest starpost when it is in fact a very old one. The post has not been edited by me so should still show the original March 2001 posting date. I don't wish to deprive the true latest starpost holder of their place on the initial screen.

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    We are rotating some of the 'Golden Oldies' as featured <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/starpost.gif> Starposts <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/starpost.gif> . The featured post is that which has the latest date - yours was simply "re-dated" to make it the latest!

    (Possibly not the ideal method, but when a new Starpost is created, it makes it easy for us Mod's <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    You should be grateful that, unlike most artists, your genius is not being recognized posthumously. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    For some reason there is no link at the top of each page for finding the starposts. For the innocent, here is the excellent tutorial by Leif on that subject: <!post=Finding Starposts,237479>Finding Starposts<!/post> and a tip of the coconut papale to Leif.

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    Maybe Lief is just showing favouritism to those few loungers from a certain small corner of England <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    Bill,

    If you follow Leif's step, it returns the list of StarPosts and only the starposts. Or at least it did for me.

    When the search list is returned and you click on anyone of the posts, it opens at the star post with the posts in the thread in threaded mode.
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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    You think? Maybe so but I doubt it. Note that the search sequence in his post says to select StarPost from the Search Options and not in the "Search For" input box. I made an error doing that earlier.

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    Bryan,

    You are correct and I have fixed my erroneous first post on this to caution that you select StarPost in the Search Options drop list rather than fill in the Search For input box. That was the mistake I was making. Thank you for the correction and my apologies to Leif. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    Hi Bill,

    Did you do something to your last 2 posts in this thread, or is it just me?

    Both these posts show as "new" in my browser, although that of Bryan's (which is between them) doesn't. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> I'm just curious, as usual.
    Granville

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    Granville,

    Yes, I did something. I edited them so my errors were repaired and would not remain to cause confusion on the part of new browsers on the scene. Though I do try hard to look carefully at what I'm doing, in this case I confused Leif's instruction to use the drop down box, where you select StarPost, with the "search for" input. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> And when I was shown the error of my ways and allowed to come back in from the woodshed it seemed only right to make amends and apologies and all that polite stuff of which the world is way too short these days. When you are a doddering old man think back on this event and smile in gentle tolerance.

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    Re: Old post becoming latest starpost

    Ah!

    Great, I was getting concerned as I've just had a few odd things happen in the Lounge.

    You've just cleared another as I though my email notifications had stopped working, but yours came through. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> and blame the <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20> again. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Thanks,
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