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  • Started 3 years ago by Shticky Guy
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  1. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Very often, posters are searching for old CR threads or topics.

    These can easily be found (as can this one and similar ones saying the same thing) at the following URL

    http://j82.us/searchyw.php

    Try it. Its really great. But save it to your favorites otherwise you wont be able to search for it when you need it!!

    New posts on previously discussed topics keep resurfacing again and again. If you want to discuss something, first check if there's already a thread on it!

    MODS HOW ABOUT PUTTING THE URL AS A STICKY AT THE TOP OF THE CR???

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. yossi z.
    :D yossi :D

    What does sticky mean?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. eclipse
    The Human

    I used to think it meant controversial as in that's a sticky subject.It means permanent,the blue ones...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. yossi z.
    :D yossi :D

    Thank you

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. Derech HaMelech
    King's Highway

    I like poppa_bar_abba's way much better. Allow me to quote:

    The easiest way is to go the dvar torah thread which is stickied, and find a post by "chofetz chaim". If you click on his name, it brings you to a search page.

    I know that is odd. But you do some odd things also.

    This was the funniest thing I have ever seen in the CR. I do it all the time now.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Yes a sticky means that the topic will stay permanently at the top of the cr board like the tehillim, divrei torah and Rules threads.

    This has been requested before several times , but the mods have been so far unable or unwilling to listen to the democratic will of the posters.

    I'm trying to organise a million man march and rally on this, and hope someone starts a new thread called the YWN crisis and shiduchim (which is solely to discuss this YWN dictatorship crisis, and only lists shidduchim to get ppl to open the thread...) Deja vous??

    Seriously, there are too many threads on the same topic in the cr for example on ice cream, yiddish, purim costumes, mens threads, new/old/returning members, rhyming or poetry, identities, names, dates/shidduchim/shidduch jokes/walking girl to door/holding car door for date/funny shidduch stories etc etc.

    So either the same things are being repeated over again which is just pointless and boring, or if they're new ideas/thoughts, isnt it much better to post them on the old thread???

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Derech Hamelech: I like poppa_bar_abba's way much better...

    please try both before you decide which you prefer. They are the same! I've simply given you a link to chofetz chaim's search page!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. shlishi
    Joseph

    umm shticky guy, you shouldve practiced what you preach! THIS is the second or third thread with the almost exact title!

    btw, maybe it should be called a shticky thread??

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. eclipse
    The Human

    kol hakavod

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    I cant believe it! My idea has been listened to and my thread is now on the top of the cr! I'm famous!

    SO SHTICKY IS NOW A STICKY!

    I did it purely for the good of the coffeeroom and hope that many of you will now have a better coffeeroom experience because of it.

    I know how frustrating it is not to be able to find a topic and I sometimes posted in on a topic only so that I should be able to find the thread in the future by clicking on my posting history!

    Well I wont be turning up at the million man march, so the remaining nine hundred and ninety nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine of you will have to march alone!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Shlishi: I know that this has been posted before. Did you read my OP where I wrote that there are similar threads saying the same thing? Its not my link.

    My whole point was that too many posters either didnt know about this search or knew but couldnt find it! The old search at the top of the page is for the entire YWN and not limited to the CR.

    So i opened a thread where I posted the URL in the OP and asked for it to be made a sticky letovas hatzibur.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Shlishi; I'll give you another good example of overthreading of the same topic.

    On the thread 'cholent' you'll notice it was closed by the Key Master Y. W. Editor after 30 posts. Why? Well, see below...

    (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/cholent-2)

    [closed] cholent (30 posts)

    Y.W. Editor
    Key Master

    Feel free to comment on one of these older "cholent" thread.

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/leftover-chulent

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/cholent

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/share-cholent-recipes

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/cholent-pot

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/cholent-1

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/leftover-chulent

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. smartcookie
    Member

    Thanks Shticky for this thread. I don't use it often, but I just did and it was great and convenient!

    I still can't figure out why the CR doesn't come with a search box, but at least this is close!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Smartcookie you are very welcome. I actually use the link often and find it amazing. Besides for sefer mishna berura and shemiras halashon, its the thing I use most in the name of the chofetz chaim :-)

    Mazel Tov to Shticky Guy on his 500th approved post!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. yossi z.
    :D yossi :D

    I have trouble with the search as I don't understand how to read the results so I can know which one it is that I want.

    I think we need to draw attention to this thread again as there is now an influx of subtitle threads (I saw at least three at once on the main list), welcome to the cr threads (though kudos to whoever it was that brought the original back up)

    :D Zuberman! :D

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. binahyeseira
    Too cool to ask for a new subtitle

    mazal tov shticky - that's quite an accomplishment!
    i use this thread a lot of times - thanks!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Yossi z I cant see what you find difficult. Searching a word or phrase will bring up several threads. Look thru them until you find the one you want.

    Bina Thank you! It was a suprise to me too! Hopefully the mods can add the number of posts as a feature to everyone's history page.

    MODS You must have on your system how many approved posts we all have. Is is possible to put this information on our profile page? It would be great and very interesting to be able to see how many posts we have by clicking on our username. THANK YOU!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. BasYisroel94
    I am a daughter and a princess!

    Is there such a thing as CR notifications to let you know when a thread that you posted on, has a new post?
    Or, must you click on your username and scroll down the list seeing which ones have recent posts?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. coffee addict
    having withdrawal symptoms

    we wish

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. BasYisroel94
    I am a daughter and a princess!

    I see. YW Editor, MODs, is there a way to fulfil this wish? Will make the CR's functioning so much easier!
    Thanks, and Gut Shabbos!
    BasYisroel94

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. yossi z.
    :D yossi :D

    Shticky: the times when I searched for a thread I would put in a phrase or two (depending on what I was looking for) and I couldn't tell from the results which thread it was. Then again it may just be from my ignorance how to read computer talk (yet I can read and fully understand UPS labels. Go figure)

    :D Zuberman! :D

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. quark2
    Member

    Can i make a simple suggestion? Maybe just allow us to read through the older pages via a numbers on the bottom of the coffee room page, like in google. (does it have to do with brandwith costs? Don't be cheap on us here! At least allow 3 or 4 pages!)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    All these are great suggestions but are not things that can just be "added" by the mods. These require changes to the web site by Duvys which you need to speak to The Editor about. This last post about having a link to "page 2" would actually be very useful. It exists on the main page where you can click to see older posts but the CR does not have this feature yet.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. Pac-Man
    Joseph

    Actually quark2's suggestion is a standard (and even default) feature of bbPress, the forum software the CR uses. I'm not sure why the CR never had that; it is a basic, and needed, function.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. quark2
    Member

    Yes my comment wasn't directed at the mods, it was directed at the owner/manager of the website.

    How do you contact the editor?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  26. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    The email addresses you seek can be found in the opening post of the following thread, (which incidentally I found thru this thread's search!)

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/your-feedback-new-ywn-website

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. I can only try
    "We all try. You succeed." George HaChasid - Slayer of Trolls.

    quark2-
    YW Moderator-42-
    Pac-Man-

    The feature you are looking for may exist, it just needs to be entered on the address bar instead of having a convenient clickable link.
    Please try the following:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/2
    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/3
    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/4
    ...
    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/10
    etc...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  28. Pac-Man
    Joseph

    ICOT: Thanks. Did you find that by giving it a shot to see if it would work?

    Like I said, a clickable link to the older pages should be easily added to the CR with, probably, a very simple config file change of a simple bbPress setting from a "0" to a "1".

    Posted 3 years ago #
  29. I can only try
    "We all try. You succeed." George HaChasid - Slayer of Trolls.

    Pac-Man-

    It's my pleasure.

    "Did you find that by giving it a shot to see if it would work?"
    Yes. That's how the URL changes when you go to any page besides the first on a thread, so I gave it a shot here, not expecting it to work.
    Surprise! It worked.

    "Like I said, a clickable link to the older pages should be easily added to the CR with, probably, a very simple config file change of a simple bbPress setting from a '0' to a '1'."
    I'll take your word for it since I don't know bbPress at all.
    I did notice books on bbPress in my version of candy stores (Barnes and Noble, Borders), if anyone is interested in learning how to work with it.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  30. real-brisker
    Now that's Brisk, Baby!

    ICOT - Your so smart!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  31. real-brisker
    Now that's Brisk, Baby!

    This a great idea if you weren't able to visit the CR for a few days, and you want to check to see what you missed!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  32. I can only try
    "We all try. You succeed." George HaChasid - Slayer of Trolls.

    real-brisker-

    Thank you, but I'm afraid you've got me confused with some other icot.
    My claim to fame is my rugged good looks ☺

    ==========================

    Here's a guessing game:
    How many pages of threads do you think the CR contains?
    Click →HERE← to find out what the last page is.

    (Disclaimer - although the link above pointed to the last page on June 15, 2011 at 1:00 AM, it's sure to change pretty soon as new threads are added)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  33. real-brisker
    Now that's Brisk, Baby!

    ICOT - Did you guess till you figured it out?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  34. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    I've been using this method for those times when the last page would be just an input box without seeing the preceding message from the previous page

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%90%D7%99%D7%93%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%A2-%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%99%D7%98-%D7%A9%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%9C/page/28

    & a mod gave a similar idea...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  35. I can only try
    "We all try. You succeed." George HaChasid - Slayer of Trolls.

    real-brisker-

    Did you guess till you figured it out?
    Yes.

    For anyone interested, here’s the approximate sequence of guesses and their results:
    100 ==> Page found
    300 ==> Page not found
    150 ==> Page not found
    125 ==> Page found
    137 ==> Page found
    140 ==> Page not found
    138 ==> Page not found
    Therefore, 137 is the last page.

    (This could have been determined a couple of guesses earlier if I’d scrolled to the bottom of the page when a page was found, since page 137 doesn’t have the full 50 threads.)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  36. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    Update July 23 2011:

    The last page is now http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/149

    Posted 3 years ago #
  37. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    Er mod...
    אין הקבה מונה הדפים אלא השעות

    Posted 3 years ago #
  38. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    I tried the search link above for the haiku thread...got 2 results showing other threads with the word haiku in them...
    WHERE IS IT & HOW DID YOU FIND IT?

    TIA

    Posted 3 years ago #
  39. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

  40. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    Thanks for trying to help, but that's the limerick thread. I'm trying to find the haiku thread

    Posted 3 years ago #
  41. Shticky Guy
    THE SHTICKIEST POSTER IN THE ©®

    I dont think there is one. What makes you so sure that there is? Have you ever posted on it? Then look thru your posting history to check the spelling. It was probably spelled wrong. Anyway look on the bright side... There's only 149 pages of threads to look thru if you cant find it ☺

    Posted 3 years ago #
  42. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    I already tried a quick sequential search; either I missed it or it's been deleted. And thanks for your smiley face cuz I wasn't smiling :)

    If you click on the above limerick link that you've mentioned, you'll see that the haiku thread is also referenced.

    SO WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE HAIKU THREAD?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  43. Pac-Man
    Joseph

  44. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    P-M

    Impressive. Very.

    How did you find it?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  45. Pac-Man
    Joseph

    From memory. I have a photographic memory.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  46. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    That explains why you are always si negative. Btw, I also have a photographic memory, I just never developed it.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  47. am yisrael chai
    We await your rejoining us!

    42, you're on a ROLL today!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  48. Pac-Man
    Joseph

    chofetzchaim: Your CR search function is broken. Compare its results to the results for the same search directly on Google.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  49. Dr. Pepper
    Ph.D.

    Pac-Man
    Joseph
    From memory. I have a photographic memory.

    Take a look at ==>this<==.

    Mod-80: about a year and a half ago a convo between me and Dr. P (about 2 posts each) was deleted from the Riddle Thread. It was a joke that you thought was serious (and personal).

    It wasn't "The Riddle Thread..." nor has it been deleted.

    So much for your eidetic memory.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  50. Pac-Man
    Joseph

    That was 18 months later. This was 9 months later. The photographic memory maintains its vividness for a year. Afterwards the minute details start to fade.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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