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Bene Gesserit
Shipmate
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I'm seeing buttons for deleting, moving etc threads at the bottom of each page. I'm assuming I shouldn't be able to!! Or have we all been promoted? [Two face]

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Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus

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Alan Cresswell

Mad Scientist 先生
# 31

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I think they should have always been visible. You shouldn't actually be able to do anything with them (except perhaps get a message telling you you can't use that function)

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Don't Brexit if you haven't a scooby how to fix it.

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Eutychus
From the edge
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The real elite see no buttons at all, and host the boards by mind control.

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Let's remember that we are to build the Kingdom of God, not drive people away - pastor Frank Pomeroy

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Bishops Finger
Shipmate
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If the hoi-polloi click on one of those buttons, we get the message:

This is none of your business. Go away.

QED.

IJ

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The future is another country - they might do things differently there...

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Bene Gesserit
Shipmate
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So we do!! I'm glad about that. I'll go away again and drink my cup of tea now.

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Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus

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lilBuddha
Shipmate
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quote:
Originally posted by Eutychus:
The real elite see no buttons at all, and host the boards by mind control.

Must. Restrain. Sarcasm.

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Alan Cresswell

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The problem is that the majority of hosts and admins have long since lost their minds.

I put it down around here somewhere ...

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Golden Key
Shipmate
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At some point, even for an H/A day, it would be fun to replace the "none of your business--go away!" message with "These are not the buttons/functions you are looking for".
[Smile]

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Ariston
Insane Unicorn
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The Ship's interface sometimes reminds me of an early '90's arcade flightsim where there were lots of buttons that hadn't been wired to anything. You can see pretty much everything, but you'll just get a snarky message if you press it.

Except for the "DELITE SHIP FOREVER OMG!!!!" button. There may be some masterpiece of snark hiding behind that one, but even I don't want to take the risk with that one.

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“Therefore, let it be explained that nowhere are the proprieties quite so strictly enforced as in men’s colleges that invite young women guests, especially over-night visitors in the fraternity houses.” Emily Post, 1937.

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