Don't start threads with 'Mail' or 'RM' or 'ID' as the first word in the title (for the moment).

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin


    TD pointed out that a thread of Guy's wasn't allowing anyone to post on it.
    Neither Owen nor I could edit it either.

    Conclusion is that beginning with 'Mail' created a weird URL issue where /Mail made the server think it was a dodgy link to the mail system.

    Fixed, via a convoluted process, but have informed Otto so he can have a deeper look.
    Morale & Mail - Postal service to Normandy 1944

    Apologies to Guy if he saw his thread do weird things while I was fixing.
    Nobody's fault.

    JUST PLEASE DO NOT START THREADS WITH 'MAIL' until we have this fixed.


    (And thanks to TD for reporting.)
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If anyone tries to be funny & start a thread with the word 'mail' I shall ban them :)
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    What if I use 'Male' - does that count?

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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Have you thought about refusing to work for any organisation with 'mail' in the title as well ?
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    I would be buggered if memorial,headstone or petrol was a problem
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    You have an old wonky one ? - whats the Dr said??

  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ''work for...'' what's that ? ;)
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Royal mail why cant they leave your package in a safe place like other couriers got to go to the sorting office tomorrow to pick up a package ( crucible of fate) that was to big to put through the letter box
  10. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Thanks for fixing it and I promise I'll never use m**l in any thread title ever again.
  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It's a good job that we're Second World War and don't need to mention chainmail too often.

    Whatever, I do feel that as this problem is to do with the word 'mail' and involves, by his own admission, 'not working', it should henceforth be known as the 'Owen Bug' :)
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  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  13. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Why cant they leave it up with a neighbour..The bone idle folk who work for the Post Office. The Daily Mail is a cracking newspaper..

    Each to your own of course. Hermes the parcel people.:D
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Ah, Hermes.
    The god of casting packages into the outer darkness.
    I live next to a post office. It's jolly convenient. ;)
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  15. Reid

    Reid Historian & Architectural Photographer

    Here in Australia, I'd prefer to collect - we have way too many "mail thieves" who feel it's their God-given right to pilfer mail left in mailboxes (unsecured) and/or "safe places". Even leaving under the front mat doesn't help and our couriers are worse: leave their packages on the doorstep for the world to see and help themselves.:mad:
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The 'Mail' I could understand. Sites have mail pages, servers get confused, but now one beginning with 'RM' did the same, which is a bit of a bugger for those with Green-hatted interests.
    So... avoid RM as the first title word too. :rolleyes:
    Sorry, will nudge the glorious leader again.
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  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    oh so this is all pointed to the UK mail system
    RM = Royal Mail
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Yeah, I wondered about that.
    Is it all a plot by UPS & the Yodel industrial complex?
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Title amended.
    The boss is hoping that XF2 may sort these niggles out.

    Yeah, I said XF2. That's the next iteration/update of this software.
    That's the dreaded CHANGE that is!*

    *No timescale is attached or implied by these vague references to software changes.
    Your credibility may be at risk in certain quarters if seen discussing Schurzen or a habit for strange tank books in public.
    Always nerd responsibly.
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  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Hold on he is amongst us

    Not Yodel they are neutral or am I getting confused with Switzerland

    XF2 ust what we need

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