Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 at 3:11 pm #13646John DeRosaParticipant
Forum hint for the day.
We have all seen someone reply to an SSI forum email with a quick comment something like, “Yep, I agree!”. That is pretty darn hard to decipher without knowing what the reply is all about. Don’t shoot the messenger, it isn’t his fault. Its our forum system at work.
Let’s reconstruct the crime. You happily click on [reply] and make your insightful comments. Before sending it you look carefully at your email and you see both your comments plus underneath that what the previous person’s was saying in the first place. You click on [send] and all that info is received by everyone, right? Wrong!
Between your comments and the previous person’s original statement you may have noticed a small block of text that looks like this >>> “##-If you want to reply, type it above this line-##”. Unfortunately, this text is sometimes in faint grey text and easily overlooked.
What that funny line of text is doing is telling our forum system is to DELETE EVERYTHING UNDER IT! Boom, your reply looks like chaff leaving everyone else confused.
Here is what to do.
Preemptively DELETE the “##-If you want to reply, type it above this line-##”” stuff. Voila your message, and the previous message, will remain intact.
– John “Forum” DeRosa
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 at 3:22 pm #13647John PhelanParticipant
Let’s see if this really works. I deleted the ## text line and then wrote this. Sending from my Android cellphone.
Time will tell.John F. Phelan
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 at 3:26 pm #13648John DeRosaParticipantDidn’t work. Hmmm. This is my reply to your reply stuff which SHOULD still be visible as I deleted the entire line of the dreaded ## stuff.I am using Yahoo to reply. You?John H DeRosa(OHM Ω)“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstein
On Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 03:22:49 PM CDT, SSI <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Reply To: The Dreaded
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 at 3:37 pm #13649John PhelanParticipant
Does not seem to be working as expected. Let’s try using a reply sent from Gmail on a PC. Here we go.
John F. Phelan
Reply To: The Dreaded
Sunday, June 11th, 2023 at 7:31 am #13663Don GrilloKeymaster
Gents, I checked with the developer of the software that we are
using for our Sky Soaring “Reply By Email” forum messages. He
wrote, “The purpose of the cutoff line is to avoid long email
chains in the post body. Especially since bbPress already has a
nested reply option (which RBE respects).”
If you wish to quote a previous message, you will have to copy and
past that text into your reply message. See the example below.
Probably best to paste it at the bottom of your reply message.
From John Phelan, [General Discussion Forum]
not seem to be working as expected. Let’s try using a reply
sent from Gmail on a PC. Here we go.
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