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Discussion in 'Site Issues, News and Developments' started by sidthesloth, May 8, 2017.

  1. sidthesloth

    sidthesloth New Member

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    What happened to my thread "MILES A WEEK AFTER SHIN SPLINTS ?" @Ninja_Stoker
     
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  2. arny01

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    Not sure what's happened there? It's been removed from public view??
     
  3. mrnufc1105

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    Admin has stated " please post in correct section" this maybe the reason, not too sure.
     
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  5. sidthesloth

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    @Polo yeah I just posted on it but I don't get what it means by "please post in correct section" as it's in common training *text deleted*
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

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    It was originally posted in the welcome bit, so I gather, then moved here. Not a biggie but what some may not be aware of is when you, search a subforum for the answer to a query, only keywords in that subforum come up in results found.

    So what? If someone searches "shin splints" they are more likely to find a relevant result in training injuries than the welcome/introduction subforum and our Google ranking improves.

    In actual fact, if you do a search on the homepage for "shin splints" ALL results are shown, but the Google Spider (generic search bots, of which there are dozens & dozens indexing the site as we speak) aren't sophisticated enough to "know" this and it consequently messes with our search engine optimisation thingymabobs doofer, to use technical parlance.

    There. Bet you never thought you'd get a good enough reason in response to your query, eh? :)
     
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  8. GreyWing

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    Probably me that shifted it, I did about 6 this morning. The trouble is that posting in the introduction section with general questions is so contagious it's unreal. Once one person does it, the rest follow and the site looks a mess.

    It's important that we shift thread's out of there as soon as possible. I tend to either move or soft delete them depending on how many responses they have had. If they've had a lot of responses then I will tend to move them to the right section rather than delete the responses that people have made. If they haven't had one then I tend to delete them on first site.

    I think people often post questions in there because either a) they think they will get answered quicker because they will be seen first - or b) Some people are just too lazy to find the right section.

    I think I deleted about 15-20 posts from one guy's before he noticed and decided to ask where his posts were going. In fact nope, I had to stop him from creating threads in there by changing his user privileges - extreme case :D.
     
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  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    Oh, forgot to mention, GW has got OCD too :D

    You may be forgiven for thinking that but since my role changed to include "digital" in the job title, alluding to my social media stuff, I get bombarded with all manner of technical queries from within the recruiting field force.

    Usually, I can blag it by telling someone to conduct a 'hard reset' by holding the "on/off discriminator" button for ten seconds. Very often you get heaped in praise from the joyous incumbent who didn't bother to read the software update pop-up.

    The bit that gives me the most satisfaction is when I get an irate return phonecall along the lines of "You complete *text deleted*, call yourself an IT guru? You've just wiped a spreadsheet I've been working on for hours". At which point, the reply is "I'm only social media mate" *snigger, click, buzz....*"
     
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  10. sidthesloth

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    My bad I couldn't find where to create a new thread (using my phone) and then I saw a new thread button and I wasn't taking any second chances on losing the page
     
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  11. GreyWing

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    It's my only real OCD, everyone is allowed just one. :) My other "alleged" OCD is about not filling in tax forms but that's a whole other issue - Your Honour!

    Don't worry about it mate, we all post in the wrong forum every now and again. Well except me, because I'm the guru of tech apparently until things go wrong and then I'm on holiday ;)
     
  12. Chelonian

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    I've got a suitcase-full, apparently. :confused:

    But accusations of OCD are most often made by those of a sloppy and careless disposition. The sort of person who can't quote the Pantone code of their favourite colour. Or someone who lazily uses a full-stop to represent a decimal point instead of Alt + 0183.
    Just two examples. :)
     
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  13. Fibonarchie

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    And said people always think OCD is an adjective- 'You are OCD!' 'No, I HAVE OCD. You ARE illiterate.'
    :)
     
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  14. Chelonian

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    Agreed. But being objective, that's one more for your own list. :)
     
  15. Fibonarchie

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    Would write it on the bottom but would take me a long while to find the bottom of that list.
     
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  16. arny01

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    You should apply for Officer! Your way too intelligent for OR. :D
     
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    Nope, just boring. ;)
     
  18. sidthesloth

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    I'll make sure to post in the right section from now on, I don't want to see the hulk side of the OCD
     
  19. GreyWing

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    I had no idea if you were joking there, I'd tried it half expecting my computer to fall over and for you to later to post about claiming a new victim :D

    I'd no idea that the decimal place was different from a full stop, genuinely none.:(
     
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    It's you're! Agh! That's my OCD or actually CDO (alphabetical!)!

    Sorry @arny01 but while we were on the subject!

    I only wish I could 'catch' OCD (CDO) about cleaning! Hate it with a passion!

    No offence intended!
     
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