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11 July 2014
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Von Bontee
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Don't necessarily want to be giving you mods and Joe more work, but as long as you're doing this Summer Cleanup thing, I'd like to suggest merging the Milestone Posts thread with this one: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....h-posting/

Happily, the timelines for the two don't overlap at all, so that should make the merge fairly easy, if I understand how the procedure works.

Thanks!

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11 July 2014
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Mr. Kite
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@meanmistermustard This one too: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ts/#p17064

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11 July 2014
9.04pm
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11 July 2014
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vonbontee
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Here are a couple of threads that can maybe be deleted entirely - particularly the last two, which have only a single post on them, mine!

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....me/#p65110
http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ur/#p55460
http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....influence/

I'm presuming Paulsbass started these threads, yet my account credits them to me because I was the first responder on all of them.

Incidentally, is this thread the best place to suggest/request these changes, or is the normal procedure to send a PM to a mod/Joe?

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11 July 2014
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vonbontee said

Here are a couple of threads that can maybe be deleted entirely - particularly the last two, which have only a single post on them, mine!

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....me/#p65110
http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ur/#p55460
http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....influence/

I'm presuming Paulsbass started these threads, yet my account credits them to me because I was the first responder on all of them.

Incidentally, is this thread the best place to suggest/request these changes, or is the normal procedure to send a PM to a mod/Joe?

I deleted the last two. @Joe, will you make a decision on that first one?

14 July 2014
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I'm using my laptop, a late 2008 MacBook.  I use Safari as my browser.  I never have issues with other sites.  Actually, I just got logged out by clicking on the "Fab Forum" arrow-shaped button on the top left.  I didn't have this issue at first.  I'll try restarting the computer later.  I was posting earlier in Films: A Hard Day's Night, trying to add bullets, when it pinwheeled on me and I had to quit the web and login and rewrite everything.  I've been running GarageBand at the same time but it's not affecting me now...?

As for the Subscribed button I mentioned earlier, no, on the computer it's between "Watching" and "Inbox" buttons so I am not missing the right button, I am sure.  I don't think it's a design flaw.

It's not a problem on my phone.  I don't have a modern enough phone; all I do on that is read new posts through links in my email; I can never post.

 

Is there yet another function I've missed where I can choose to Stay Logged In, or select how long I want to remain logged in?  I haven't found one...

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28 July 2014
5.06pm
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Ron Nasty
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I was thinking about Joe & the Mods' tidy-up of the forum, and those threads created since its announcement that have needed merging.

Wouldn't it be an idea to have a "Places to Post" thread with links, and maybe pin some of those threads that people are missing when they create a new thread?

"Places to Post" thread could be something like:

While we do not mind new threads, can you consider if these serve your purpose.

If you have a question about The Beatles (together or solo):
The Beatles;
John Lennon;
Paul McCartney;
George Harrison;
Ringo Starr.

If you have a video that reminds of The Beatles.

etc. All with links to things like "Miscellaneous Questions About The Beatles", "Miscellaneous Questions About John", etc., threads (or whatever they're called), and the "Songs That Sound Beatle-y" thread.

Just a kind of "These are the go-to threads before starting a new thread" list taking in each part of the forum, and pinning some of the more important of those threads, like the "Questions About" ones...

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28 July 2014
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The main issue for me isnt folk adding new threads that are repeating ones that already exist as its very quick and simple to move a post to another topic, takes about 30 seconds, its what it leads to. Yesterday i went searching and came back with three possible topic merges with about 12 threads - AG is still recovering from the dizzy spell. Go digging and you find it quite a lot of roots. 

So looking at it in a different way folk posting repeat threads actually helps with the clean-up as it propels us to find others of a similar nature and pull them all together.

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