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  • #594696

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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???

  • #938188

    yossi z.
    Member

    What does sticky mean?

  • #938189

    eclipse
    Member

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

  • #938190

    yossi z.
    Member

    Thank you

  • #938191

    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.

  • #938192

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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???

  • #938193

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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!

  • #938194

    shlishi
    Member

    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??

  • #938195

    eclipse
    Member

    kol hakavod

  • #938196

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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!

  • #938197

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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.

  • #938198

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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.

    Leftover chulent?

    Cholent

    Share Cholent Recipes?

    Cholent Pot

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

    Leftover chulent?

  • #938200

    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!

  • #938201

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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!

  • #938202

    yossi z.
    Member

    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)

    😀 Zuberman! 😀

  • #938203

    hanib
    Participant

    mazal tov shticky – that’s quite an accomplishment!

    i use this thread a lot of times – thanks!

  • #938204

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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!

  • #938205

    BasYisroel94
    Participant

    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?

  • #938206

    coffee addict
    Participant

    we wish

  • #938207

    BasYisroel94
    Participant

    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

  • #938208

    yossi z.
    Member

    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)

    😀 Zuberman! 😀

  • #938209

    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!)

  • #938210

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    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.

  • #938211

    Pac-Man
    Member

    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.

  • #938212

    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?

  • #938213

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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

  • #938214

    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…

  • #938215

    Pac-Man
    Member

    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”.

  • #938216

    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.

  • #938217

    real-brisker
    Member

    ICOT – Your so smart!

  • #938218

    real-brisker
    Member

    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!

  • #938219

    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)

  • #938220

    real-brisker
    Member

    ICOT – Did you guess till you figured it out?

  • #938221

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    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

    ?? ?????? ???? ????

    & a mod gave a similar idea…

  • #938222

    real-brisker-

    Yes.

    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.

  • #938223

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Update July 23 2011:

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

  • #938224

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    Er mod…

    ??? ???? ???? ????? ??? ?????

  • #938225

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    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

  • #938226

    Shticky Guy
    Member
  • #938227

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

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

  • #938228

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    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 ☺

  • #938229

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    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?

  • #938230

    Pac-Man
    Member
  • #938231

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    P-M

    Impressive. Very.

    How did you find it?

  • #938232

    Pac-Man
    Member

    From memory. I have a photographic memory.

  • #938233

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

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

  • #938234

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    42, you’re on a ROLL today!

  • #938235

    Pac-Man
    Member

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

  • #938236

    Dr. Pepper
    Member

    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.

  • #938237

    Pac-Man
    Member

    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.

  • #938238

    chofetzchaim
    Member

    The search site has been updated. Hopefully it will work better now. Let me know if there are any bugs.

    http://j82.us/searchyw.php

  • #938239

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I’ll repost this for the benefit of those who don’t know yet or have forgotten.

    To see threads that have “fallen off” the main CR page type into the address bar:

    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…

    So how many pages are we now up to?

  • #938240

    hello99
    Member

    please don’t make this thread not-sticky

  • #938241

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I actually un-stickied it as an experiment to see if there are people who don’t notice the sticky threads. By un-stickying it after a new post it goes into the regular thread of threads. I’ll put it back up when it’s close to falling off the page.

  • #938242

    coffee addict
    Participant

    ok

  • #938243

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Seems like we have a lot of active threads today. This fell to the 2nd page pretty fast. I’ve re-stickied it.

    Remember you can always see old threaads by going to:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/2

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/3

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/100

  • #938244

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    I’ve re-stickied it.

    Not as far as I can see. Please try again

  • #938245

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Looks like either it didn’t work or someone else un-stickied.

    (By the way, I’m enjoying this use of the word “sticky” as a verb. I hope Haifagirl approves)

  • #938246

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Weird. I stickied this topic but it doesn’t seem to have worked. Its still in regular list but the only opption I have is to “unstick”

    You need to click on “to front” -95

  • #938247

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Cool thanks. I thought that was all one link “stick topic (to front)”. I guess the parentheses are a separate link.

  • #938248

    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    Dear YW Mods,

    how do I get to create a quote under my screen name? Thank you in advance.

  • #938249

    yossi z.
    Member

    Revive the subtitle thread and request one. The rest is pretty much up to the mods’ whims and fancies.

    😀 Zuberman! 😀

  • #938250

    Shticky Guy
    Member

    Chofetzchaim since you updated this thread last month, when I attempt a search it just brings me to the regular google search page. It was far better before. Anybody else find the same?

  • #938251

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Shticky Guy

    I can find what I want easier now

  • #938252

    Yserbius123
    Member

    This site is a schtickle gneivas da’as. (but I’m not paskening). All you need to do is go to google, and type “site:theyeshivaworld.com” or “site:theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom” to search for something. All j82.us does is add that in front of your google search and get money from advertisers. YWN mods, you should delete this sticky.

  • #938253

    Yserbius123-

    I don’t think it’s genaivas das at all.

    His page clearly says that he’s using Google’s search, and Google itself gives instructions about how to embed their search within a page. There’s no attempt to deceive anybody.

    What he’s doing is making searching for specific info on this site convenient for those of us who are a bit less tech-savvy.

  • #938254

    I love this thread, I use it all the time. Thanks Shticky for starting it!

  • #938255

    There are now 200 pages of threads in the coffee room.

    To spell it out, that’s TWO HUNDRED pages worth of threads:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/200

    That’s about 1,000 threads, just counting those that were approved.

    Wow (or whatever sentiment you feel is appropriate).

  • #938256

    aaron613
    Participant

    thanks for the link.

  • #938257

    ED IT OR
    Member

    what would be funny would be if the mods added to our profiles the number of blocked posts we have made!

    would I win?

  • #938258

    Oh My Gosh
    Member

    I’m new to the CR. I would like to know how to search for posts made by someone else. Can anyone help me there?

  • #938259

    Shticky Guy
    Member
  • #938261

    did this thread get stuck on any of you?

  • #938263

    blueprints
    Participant

    The only old threads worth digging up are blueprint threads

    Ask the mods

  • #938264

    blueprints
    Participant

    Maybe Joseph threads too

  • #938265

    SayIDidIt™
    Member

    As of June 27, 2012, the CR has 244 pages!

  • #938266

    SIDI: Where’d you find that out?

  • #938267

    Shopping613
    Participant

    Just type in the normal url and add /page….x number something like that and now its on 245 anyway is thereca topic not on the CR?

  • #938269

    uneeq
    Member

    In other news…A search bar has finally been added!

  • #938274

    shnitzy
    Member

    bump

    Who’s having fun searching stuff????

    😛 (just felt like sticking my tongue out somewhere and you happened to be in the way)

    😛

    Cool. I just did it again.

    😛

    😛

    😛

    THIS IS FUN!!

  • #938275

    fkelly
    Member

    Your sense of humor amazes me

  • #938276

    shnitzy
    Member

    Whatever

  • #938277

    fkelly
    Member

    We can add this to our hijacked list. How many do we have now?

    MWAHAHAHAHWHAHWMWHAHEHEHEHE

    Better?

  • #938278

    shnitzy
    Member

    Getting there…

    Keep on blasting em, it adds to your attitudie rep…

  • #938279

    fkelly
    Member

    So hows my attitude these days? Gotten better?

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