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Offline Pheno

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Re: Hopefully a helpful suggestion
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 March 19 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Martin, there's nothing wrong with it as an idea and I wasn't being critical just not sure that it would benefit me - but I may be one on my own in not getting the alerts so may be applicable to all the others.

Keep the ideas coming.

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:09 GMT (UK) »
but I may be one on my own in not getting the alerts

Which alerts are you referring to?
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« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Martin,  you are not to shut up,  without fresh thoughts we are all stale.... and could end up as rejected fodder for weevils...

Keep offering solutions and your name will turn fully pink. 

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Re: Hopefully a helpful suggestion
« Reply #12 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:19 GMT (UK) »
but I may be one on my own in not getting the alerts

Which alerts are you referring to?

Those red ones that pop up whilst you are typing a reply to a post to say that someone else has posted whilst you are typing.

I did used to get them in the very beginning but not for at least a couple of years now.

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« Reply #13 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:25 GMT (UK) »
Those pop-ups do still occur.

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« Reply #14 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Apart from correcting a typo, I only modify posts if I come up with additional information almost immediately, and if no one else has posted after me. If another post has already  followed mine I then make a new one. That prevents chatters missing the amendment and wasting time looking for information already provided.

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« Reply #15 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:42 GMT (UK) »
Jebber, that seems perfect common sense to me.

Throughout my life if ever I've seen a possible improvement to a system I've always been prepared to suggest it, even though sometimes the idea gets shot down.

About 10 years ago I worked with a girl who used to type the same 16 email addresses every morning, to send the daily update to 16 colleagues. I noticed her her doing this, and tried to suggest that either she could revise the previous day's email, save the email addresses to her address book, or best of all, create a group address. She turned to me and said, "I like doing it this way.". I didn't make any more suggestions to her.

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« Reply #16 on: Monday 04 March 19 12:53 GMT (UK) »
I think perhaps Martin was referring to examples where someone makes a lot of small postings in rapid succession with no replies in between. In cases like this I often wonder why they don't marshall all the information first and then make one or two longer postings.

Otherwise I agree that posts shouldn't be modified after replies have been made, because the modification could well be missed.

This has happened to me. In a few cases its been clear that the person concerned, having realised they'd made some sort of error, has gone back and completely altered the text of their reply. I'd have more regard for them if they'd admitted that their reply was incorrect rather than doing a furtive edit.
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« Reply #17 on: Monday 04 March 19 13:04 GMT (UK) »
Agh Martin,  that lass reminds me of another lass,  1973ish ... worked for  several of us as PA in our office .... she was asked to check some figures .... all were $ amounts to be discounted by 25%  .... she came to me asking to borrow my calculator .... oh dear .... I was a slide rule nerd ... but I asked if I could help  ... in her view her machine was broken ... stuck .... she kept getting $25 as the answer .... as in finding 25% of $100  .... we managed to transfer her to the typing pool and she became an excellent  telex machine operator

Sorry for the diversion

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