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    Reading a post

    Sometimes when I go into Who's Online I see that some people are Reading a post, but I can't tell which one where as other Loungers it is telling me which one they are reading...next time I go in the WOL I can see what they are reading...is there a secret to this?
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    Re: Reading a post

    Yes.


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    Re: Reading a post

    Thanks
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    Re: Reading a post

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    Re: Reading a post

    Wouldn't ya just like to grab him by his <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/Leif.gif> skinny little neck and...

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    Re: Reading a post

    I think the answer to your question can be found <!post=here,532,452>here<!/post>
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    Re: Reading a post

    OK. There are occasions when the server seems to lose it's place of what you're doing when tracking - we're not exactly sure why. The most likely scenario is that you are in the middle of a reply but open a new window to run a search or something.

    Alternatively, if the Loungers in question are WMVP's, they could be reading a hidden forum we have, the one reserved for the best jokes and where only the best coffee served.
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    Re: Reading a post

    yeees, I have seen that. I see you and sometimes Big Al spend hours just replying to a post and then previewing it and then it does not appear on the main boards.....I though as much...also it is probably due to certain Firefox users who multipage browse as I have noted that Big Al and you are normally "Reading a post"....Big Al was the person in my example
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    Re: Reading a post

    You see - even you can do it!

    To be honest, there are quite a few times I start a reply, and then go back and review the original thread (in another tab) and find either someone else has got an answer in already, or I've made a total pig's ear of my interpretation of the question. Under those circumstances, quietly abandoning the reply is the only sensible option...
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    Re: Reading a post

    Well Jezza, it seems you now know the secret:

    IF you want to appear to be a conscientious Lounger THEN
    start a reply and leave it hang there
    ELSEIF you want people to think you're a ruwle s-l-o-w reader THEN
    leave the same thread open for reading.
    END IF

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    Re: Reading a post

    Aw jeez, he went ahead and told you the answer. And here I was really anticipating my being an instigator of unruly behaviour with a chain saw...

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    Re: Reading a post

    I don't think I can test the Firefox theory without creating a second identity, but I suspect that Who's Online shows me reading the post I opened last, and then replying to the first one I reply to, which might be completely different.

    As far as I know, the Lounge software cannot possibly keep track of every window or tab the user has opened for the past x minutes (without drastic changes). And I don't think it would add much value to try to do so.

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    Re: Reading a post

    No need to change it, or test etc, it was just one of those little mysteries that has been answered. Well in fact it is a big mystery solved and all has become very clear now.
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    Re: Reading a post

    <img src=/S/hushmouth.gif border=0 alt=hushmouth width=16 height=16><small>Shhhhh! Leif, you weren't supposed to tell anyone about the special coffee ... Now everyone will want some! <small> <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>
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    Re: Reading a post

    <img src=/S/queen.gif border=0 alt=queen width=19 height=20> They can't have the secret coffee! <!post=Let them eat venison!,532692>Let them eat venison!<!/post>
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