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Old November 16th 07, 12:04 AM posted to uk.transport.london, uk.railway
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This is a very off-topic public service announcement for any Google
Groups users, in particular those who post using GG but also those
wishing to delve into the usenet archives.

The UK 'version' of GG accessed via the URL http://
groups.google.co.uk is currently playing up - I think it's a
Javascript problem, which basically completely hobbles many functions
such as tree view (expanding and collapsing posts isn't possible) and
accessing the "More options" display for individual posts (which is
broken in both tree view or the inadequate 'Standard view').

However the solution is simple - use the 'main' version of GG accessed
via this URL http://groups.google.com which apart from the different
URL is functionally exactly the same, except it works!

Of course by the time you read this the problem will have been
rectified, but it was driving me mad until I worked out the work-
around so I though I'd let any fellow sufferers know.

And yes, before anyone says it, I know I'm a village idiot simpleton
for using Google Groups rather than a proper newsreader but quite
frankly the first thing to come to mind when I hear the word
"newsreader" is one of those cerebral folk who read those newspapers
with words in them rather than pictures of birds with their tits out,
so given that I'm confused already I'll stick with what I know coz it
works (sometimes).

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"Mizter T" wrote
And yes, before anyone says it, I know I'm a village idiot
simpleton
for using Google Groups rather than a proper newsreader but quite
frankly the first thing to come to mind when I hear the word
"newsreader" is one of those cerebral folk who read those
newspapers
with words in them rather than pictures of birds with their tits
out,
so given that I'm confused already I'll stick with what I know coz
it
works (sometimes).


I'd assumed, from reading your posts, that you were "one of those
cerebral folk who read those newspapers
with words in them" rather than one of the others.


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Old November 16th 07, 12:23 AM posted to uk.transport.london, uk.railway
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On Nov 16, 12:09 am, "John Salmon" wrote:
"Mizter T" wrote

And yes, before anyone says it, I know I'm a village idiot
simpleton
for using Google Groups rather than a proper newsreader but quite
frankly the first thing to come to mind when I hear the word
"newsreader" is one of those cerebral folk who read those
newspapers
with words in them rather than pictures of birds with their tits
out,
so given that I'm confused already I'll stick with what I know coz
it
works (sometimes).


I'd assumed, from reading your posts, that you were "one of those
cerebral folk who read those newspapers
with words in them" rather than one of the others.


Oh you'd be wrong, I'm no man of letters, I'm a complete cretin, I can
barely string a sentence together let alone decipher the baroque prose
of a loquacious broadsheet gazette.
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"Mizter T" wrote
"John Salmon" wrote:
I'd assumed, from reading your posts, that you were "one of those
cerebral folk who read those newspapers
with words in them" rather than one of the others.


Oh you'd be wrong, I'm no man of letters, I'm a complete cretin, I
can
barely string a sentence together let alone decipher the baroque
prose
of a loquacious broadsheet gazette.


I think you're doing yourself a disservice. I know I've commented on
your it's/its problem in the past, and you had a you're/your problem
the other day, but apart from your personal pronoun disfunctionality
I find your messages to be well-constructed and eminently readable.



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On Nov 16, 12:38 am, "John Salmon" wrote:
"Mizter T" wrote

"John Salmon" wrote:
I'd assumed, from reading your posts, that you were "one of those
cerebral folk who read those newspapers
with words in them" rather than one of the others.


Oh you'd be wrong, I'm no man of letters, I'm a complete cretin, I
can
barely string a sentence together let alone decipher the baroque
prose
of a loquacious broadsheet gazette.


I think you're doing yourself a disservice. I know I've commented on
your it's/its problem in the past, and you had a you're/your problem
the other day, but apart from your personal pronoun disfunctionality
I find your messages to be well-constructed and eminently readable.


Yes, the continuing apostrophe problem. Perhaps I'll just rip out the
relevant key - though that would prove a bit of a dilemma when it
comes to sending emails, given that is also the location of the @
symbol on a PC keyboard. Perhaps I should get a Mac, then I could
happily rip out the apostrophe key as the @ resides elsewhere - could
that be the most peculiar reason for switching over to Apple's
computer I wonder...


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Old November 16th 07, 06:44 AM posted to uk.transport.london, uk.railway
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On 16 Nov, 01:44, Mizter T wrote:

Yes, the continuing apostrophe problem.


Mizter T, are you by any chance experiencing the Firefox problem where
the apostrophe key does not type that character, but intitiates the
find text function instead? It's a bug. Clear your cache and it should
go away.



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On Nov 16, 12:04 am, Mizter T wrote:

And yes, before anyone says it, I know I'm a village idiot simpleton
for using Google Groups ....


GoogleGroups has one big advantage: it allows one to award a mark out
of 5 to each post one reads. AND I ASSURE ALL OF YOU that I shall take
full advantage of that feature and I shall use it to the UTMOST!!
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On 16 Nov, 06:44, contrex wrote:
On 16 Nov, 01:44, Mizter T wrote:

Yes, the continuing apostrophe problem.


Mizter T, are you by any chance experiencing the Firefox problem where
the apostrophe key does not type that character, but intitiates the
find text function instead? It's a bug. Clear your cache and it should
go away.


Er, no. It's the problem of apostrophe's appearing where they shouldnt
- or should that read apostrophes appearing where they shouldn't- in
particular when the word "its" keeps being displayed as"it's". I
believe it's not a Firefox problem as such, more of a "user initiated
event" (or some similarly clinical computing term).
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On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Mizter T wrote:

a loquacious broadsheet gazette.


Oh, are they making them in flavours now? Well, if they do it for
cigarette papers, why not. Never much liked Pontefract cakes, though.

tom

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On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 00:49:30 -0800 (PST), Mizter T
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On 16 Nov, 06:44, contrex wrote:
On 16 Nov, 01:44, Mizter T wrote:

Yes, the continuing apostrophe problem.


Mizter T, are you by any chance experiencing the Firefox problem where
the apostrophe key does not type that character, but intitiates the
find text function instead? It's a bug. Clear your cache and it should
go away.


Er, no. It's the problem of apostrophe's appearing where they shouldnt
- or should that read apostrophes appearing where they shouldn't- in
particular when the word "its" keeps being displayed as"it's". I
believe it's not a Firefox problem as such, more of a "user initiated
event" (or some similarly clinical computing term).


Ah, a PEBKAC.


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