February 1, 2011 at 7:15 pm #594696
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
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???
February 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm #938188
What does sticky mean?
February 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm #938189
I used to think it meant controversial as in that’s a sticky subject.It means permanent,the blue ones…
February 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm #938190
February 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm #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.
February 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm #938192
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???
February 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm #938193
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!
February 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm #938194
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??
February 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm #938195
February 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm #938196
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!
February 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm #938197
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.
February 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm #938198
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…
[closed] cholent (30 posts)
Feel free to comment on one of these older “cholent” thread.
April 11, 2011 at 4:37 am #938200
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!
April 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm #938201
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!
April 24, 2011 at 6:18 am #938202
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! 😀
April 26, 2011 at 10:12 am #938203
mazal tov shticky – that’s quite an accomplishment!
i use this thread a lot of times – thanks!
April 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm #938204
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!
April 28, 2011 at 3:25 am #938205
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?
April 29, 2011 at 2:07 am #938206
April 29, 2011 at 5:58 am #938207
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!
May 3, 2011 at 12:47 am #938208
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! 😀
June 13, 2011 at 6:44 am #938209
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!)
June 13, 2011 at 8:21 am #938210
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.
June 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm #938211
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.
June 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm #938212
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?
June 15, 2011 at 12:04 am #938213
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!)
June 15, 2011 at 1:30 am #938214
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:
June 15, 2011 at 2:28 am #938215
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”.
June 15, 2011 at 2:50 am #938216
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.
June 15, 2011 at 3:54 am #938217
ICOT – Your so smart!
June 15, 2011 at 3:57 am #938218
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!
June 15, 2011 at 5:08 am #938219
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)
June 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm #938220
ICOT – Did you guess till you figured it out?
June 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm #938221
June 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm #938222
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.
July 24, 2011 at 8:56 am #938223
Update July 23 2011:
The last page is now http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/page/149
July 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm #938224
??? ???? ???? ????? ??? ?????
July 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm #938225
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?
July 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm #938226
July 26, 2011 at 9:08 pm #938227
Thanks for trying to help, but that’s the limerick thread. I’m trying to find the haiku thread
July 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm #938228
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 ☺
July 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm #938229
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?
July 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm #938230
July 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm #938231
How did you find it?
July 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm #938232
From memory. I have a photographic memory.
July 27, 2011 at 4:17 am #938233
That explains why you are always si negative. Btw, I also have a photographic memory, I just never developed it.
July 27, 2011 at 5:11 am #938234
42, you’re on a ROLL today!
July 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm #938235
chofetzchaim: Your CR search function is broken. Compare its results to the results for the same search directly on Google.
July 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm #938236
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.
July 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm #938237
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.
August 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm #938238
August 25, 2011 at 9:23 am #938239
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:
So how many pages are we now up to?
August 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm #938240
please don’t make this thread not-sticky
August 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm #938241
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.
August 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm #938242
August 26, 2011 at 4:49 am #938243
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:
August 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm #938244
I’ve re-stickied it.
Not as far as I can see. Please try again
August 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm #938245
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)
August 28, 2011 at 4:22 am #938246
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
August 28, 2011 at 6:50 am #938247
Cool thanks. I thought that was all one link “stick topic (to front)”. I guess the parentheses are a separate link.
September 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm #938248
Dear YW Mods,
how do I get to create a quote under my screen name? Thank you in advance.
October 2, 2011 at 4:55 am #938249
Revive the subtitle thread and request one. The rest is pretty much up to the mods’ whims and fancies.
😀 Zuberman! 😀
October 2, 2011 at 8:12 am #938250
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?
October 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm #938251
I can find what I want easier now
November 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm #938252
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.
November 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm #938253
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.
November 16, 2011 at 5:15 am #938254
I love this thread, I use it all the time. Thanks Shticky for starting it!
December 25, 2011 at 5:54 am #938255
There are now 200 pages of threads in the coffee room.
To spell it out, that’s TWO HUNDRED pages worth of threads:
That’s about 1,000 threads, just counting those that were approved.
Wow (or whatever sentiment you feel is appropriate).
January 13, 2012 at 10:31 am #938256
thanks for the link.
February 1, 2012 at 1:10 am #938257
ED IT ORMember
what would be funny would be if the mods added to our profiles the number of blocked posts we have made!
would I win?
March 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm #938258
Oh My GoshMember
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?
March 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm #938259
(with – replacing spaces, so yours is http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/profile/oh-my-gosh).
April 1, 2012 at 1:30 am #938261
did this thread get stuck on any of you?
April 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm #938263
The only old threads worth digging up are blueprint threads
Ask the mods
April 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #938264
Maybe Joseph threads too
June 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm #938265
As of June 27, 2012, the CR has 244 pages!
June 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm #938266
SIDI: Where’d you find that out?
June 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm #938267
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?
September 20, 2012 at 10:44 am #938269
In other news…A search bar has finally been added!
March 5, 2013 at 3:00 am #938274
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!!
March 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm #938275
Your sense of humor amazes me
March 18, 2013 at 1:12 am #938276
March 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm #938277
We can add this to our hijacked list. How many do we have now?
March 19, 2013 at 1:43 am #938278
Keep on blasting em, it adds to your attitudie rep…
March 19, 2013 at 2:13 am #938279
So hows my attitude these days? Gotten better?
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