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Offline Miss Kate

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"Sticky Topic"
« on: Tuesday 18 July 06 16:39 BST (UK) »
I'm sorry, but I don't know where to post this question really.
What is Sticky Topic? I've tried searching for the legend to the keys for a definition -
by someone's message or topic there is a folder with what looks like a red pen or pencil
on it? Poll I understand and the padlocked folder - meaning it is a closed subject; but if
someone could give me the answer about "Sticky", I'd be appreciative.

Thanks much!

Kate

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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 17:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Kate

Like you say, if you look at the messages at the top of this board, you will see those at the top are marked with a "red pen" type symbol to the left ..............

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,290.0.html

This means that they have been "stickied" by a moderator so that they remain at/jump to the top of the board where they are found more easily/noticed more often.

Hope this helps

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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 July 07 04:28 BST (UK) »
Doesn`t really makeit clear to me .I thought was reference topotentially disruptive and/or sensitive topics
SIMPSON ABD;PATRICK,LIM/TIP;THOMPSON,FER;BARRINGTON,LIM;WALTHO,LIM; ALTIMUS,FER; BEACOM,FER; BLACKHALL,DEV to LIM.

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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 July 07 07:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Mawaltho,

The topics are listed in chronological order, with those with the newest  reply first.  Older topics, or topics that don't get replies,  "slide" down the list until they disappear from sight (on to the next page).

As some topics have important, general information, they are "stickied", so that they always stay at the top of the board, and are always visible.

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I thought was reference to potentially disruptive and/or sensitive topics
maybe you are thinking of the Quarantine board here ?

Hope this helps,
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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 July 07 17:36 BST (UK) »
ah but I cannot locate this Quarantine Board
SIMPSON ABD;PATRICK,LIM/TIP;THOMPSON,FER;BARRINGTON,LIM;WALTHO,LIM; ALTIMUS,FER; BEACOM,FER; BLACKHALL,DEV to LIM.

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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 July 07 18:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Mawaltho,

check out

Topic: RootsChat Topics: How to use RootsChat / FAQs
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,207046.0.html

more specifically:
Topic: What does "In Quarantine" mean 
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,149103.0.html

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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 13:30 BST (UK) »
apologize for all the fuss BUT I am Canadian and have always thought that except when applies to toffee or puddung the word "sticky" carried negative connotations as in ..very bad taste, unpleasant, disorderly as in "he`ll come t a sticky end , that one" certainly I would never have used it to mean  "important, or necessary to be aware of" English is a great language but only its roots are universal   Thanks
SIMPSON ABD;PATRICK,LIM/TIP;THOMPSON,FER;BARRINGTON,LIM;WALTHO,LIM; ALTIMUS,FER; BEACOM,FER; BLACKHALL,DEV to LIM.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 18:07 BST (UK) »
Think of it as "sticky" in the sense of

"Because it's important, I'll stick it to the top of the pole/pile)"  ;D  ;D

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Re: "Sticky Topic"
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 18:26 BST (UK) »
All semantics anyway  For me it would have been "this is important  Flag it"     thanks for your patience
SIMPSON ABD;PATRICK,LIM/TIP;THOMPSON,FER;BARRINGTON,LIM;WALTHO,LIM; ALTIMUS,FER; BEACOM,FER; BLACKHALL,DEV to LIM.