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syzygy

29th January 2013, 06:24
Hi, all.

Yes, the new format needs a few tweaks, but it looks slick.
An HTML test, while I'm at it:
bold
italic
underline
link for 7D:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_%28TV_series%29

The puzzle was easy in the south, but took a while up top.
Agree about 17D. Also, not clear on wordplay for last half of 28A.
7D, obvious from clue but never heard of it, or saw it. US TV. Ptui.
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syzygy

29th January 2013, 06:28
The "Reply" function is nice, but Bold & Italic obviously don't work.



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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 06:28
I completely agree, Syzygy --- and am amazed I can actually still post my opinion on this somewhat crazy forum!
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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 06:31
So that's how it works! "Reply to this post"! Now I u'stand what people have been saying for hours on other postings! Talk about learning by doing.........(although a pupil of mine once made a habit of pronouncing that la
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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 06:34
-st word DOING like the sound represented in comics!) And for some reason, just like before, words have a habit of splitting themselves up over 2 postings: suppose I'm just hitting the wrong key occasionally, and that's not the fault of the system. But then I'm sure it never used to happen until recently!
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aristophanes

29th January 2013, 12:59
Yoohoo, Syzzie. Re 28a: I assume you got "make movie with reversal in the middle"; I took the latter part to be "before big hits, fail", with the comma insertion making the difference- thus F before LAMS.
I hadn't heard of the TV show either, and I'm one of those awful Americans you Canadians look south on.
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syzygy

30th January 2013, 04:53
Thanks, Aristo. I should have checked the dictionary. Was trying to work with SLAMS.

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syzygy

30th January 2013, 05:03
GK. Does your message break after you submit, or while you're typing it?

The "Update Information" button has weird phrasing".
Had me wondering what that meant, the first time.
"Submit" might be better. Too bad it doesn't stack the reply with the original post.
Also, referencing a post by number is pointless because it shifts.

Will have to browse some of the threads & add my two cents.
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greedy kite

30th January 2013, 06:54
@ Syzygy: my message (sometimes, not always, thank God) breaks while I'm typing --- so am I probably touching s'thing I shouldn't? I know you'll have the answer: best technical advisor around.....................
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syzygy

31st January 2013, 03:56
Thanks, GK, but sorry, no idea why your msgs would break.
I've tested several keys: both of Enter, Alt, Ctrl, & all the other move keys: Tab, End, Home, etc. No problems.
Possibly the browser, but that's unlikely. I use Firefox & Chrome. I think you mentioned you use IE (Internet Explorer), one I definitely avoid - major dog.

Perhaps your keyboard ? If it's several years old, could be a key switch or the control chip having an occasional fault.
If it's getting grubby, get a new one. They're so cheap now it's not worth cleaning. $10 - $15 here.
However, if you have a laptop, get a can of compressed air & give a blast around the keys.
Turn it off first.
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