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Split noise from here https://www.avrfreaks.net/commen...

 

Deleted your other post. wink

 

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

Last Edited: Thu. May 14, 2020 - 03:14 AM
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Deleted your other post. wink

Thanks I was trying to delete, but couldn't figure how the #@!! to do so.  

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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I don't know, with moderator super powers I may have different or more options. cheeky Maybe if you edit a post you may be able to delete it??

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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If you clear everything it gives an error (need to have some text).  There is no delete button/selection anywhere (unless hidden away).

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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This is the typical moderator view

 

 

I will try and log in with my alter ego account for a mere mortal view. devil

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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So no delete button in mere mortal screen, just Quote, Reply and Report.

 

ok now I have Edit, Quote and Reply

Last Edited: Thu. May 14, 2020 - 03:09 AM
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I do more deleting than moving. If a post just has "." or "never mind" or "forget it" or some such, I just delete it.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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the mere mortals are not allowed to delete posts.

IIRC the problem was that either we then could delete all posts, not only posts from ourselves, or that with the deleting posts  you could just remove any usefull information.

there have been discussions about it when this forum was set-up, as we wanted to be able to delete replies made( so not the initial post, but that was not possible back then.

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OK, Say I referenced a post like this: #6 then #6 gets deleted (by a ruthless moderator perhaps) are my references invalidated?

 

<edit> Lets perform the test - This #9 post is #9.  I'll post another after this post, for which I'll request deletion. It became #10 or as a URL #10.

The following post is clawson's #11

I suspect deleting a "mid-thread" post will mess up the # references but should preserve any URLs

</edit>

 

Last Edited: Thu. May 14, 2020 - 11:03 AM
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meslomp wrote:
the mere mortals are not allowed to delete posts.
Curious. That's a change from "old freaks" then. Back in the old freaks site everyone could delete posts but only for as long as their post was the LAST post in a thread As soon as someone posted anything after it then the previous posted were "locked" and could only be deleted with moderator powers.

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So I need to create post #12 and then if post@ > 11, delete post #10.

 

OK.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Checking for #10 sends me to the start of the thread. Checking for old #11 sends me to the new #10 (Clawson's post).

 

 

David (aka frog_jr)

Last Edited: Thu. May 14, 2020 - 01:57 PM
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OK - To summarize the test results:

 

  • Deleting a post other than the final post in the thread causes a small amount of havoc if #n type references exist because the posts after the deletion get renumbered.
  • URL references to a deleted post bring you to the first post in the associated thread. Obviously they're not completely purged; just hidden.

 

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N.Winterbottom wrote:
Obviously they're not completely purged; just hidden.

well, a URL reference is of the form www.avrfreaks.net/comment/2916986#comment-2916986 - where, I guess, the #comment-x  is the reference to the specific post.

 

If that post no longer exists, I guess it just goes to the top of the thread ... ?

 

EDIT

 

As a test, I tried hacking the #comment-x to an invalid value:

 

https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment/2916986#comment-99

 

and that does, indeed, go to the top of the thread

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Last Edited: Thu. May 14, 2020 - 02:24 PM
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That #comment-99 suffix is what's called an anchor. It enables the browser to scroll-into-view a particular place on the page.

 

The earlier part of the URL is what controls the post lookup. The server finds the URL matches a certain pattern then parses the URL for the comment number. This comment is looked up in a database, from there it can find details of the thread to which it belongs and thereby can lookup all other comments associated with that thread and build the page.

 

For instance in this URL: The 2917001 is your #14 and 2916732 is valusoft's #11

https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment/2917001#comment-2916861

 

So the post lookup is done on your 2917001 to find this thread and the browser scrolls valusoft's #11 into view.

 

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We are indeed Ruthless, in fact I don't know of a lady moderator here of any name.

 

I think the change to the deletion by user came about when some freak with his nose out of joint started to delete threads.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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clawson wrote:

meslomp wrote:
the mere mortals are not allowed to delete posts.
Curious. That's a change from "old freaks" then. Back in the old freaks site everyone could delete posts but only for as long as their post was the LAST post in a thread As soon as someone posted anything after it then the previous posted were "locked" and could only be deleted with moderator powers.

I will check.... answer should be in the next post

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It does not seem to work that way:

 

I do not have the option to delete the post, even though it was the latest  in the thread.

 

I do recall a discussion about this, but that was in the beginning of the new freaks and there was something with the rights that were not as fine graded here as on the old forum.

 

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meslomp wrote:
I do recall a discussion about this,
I may well have been the one asking for it at the time. The fact is that before I was a moderator on the old site there were a few occasions where I posted something, thought "nope that's not right" when I realised I had misinterpreted the question or whatever and so I just deleted what I had just posted. Bit of a shame if that can't be done on this new site by "normal" users.

 

(BTW it was only the other day after I posted something on Twitter and realised an error that I discovered there is no way to edit tweets - on Twitter all you can do is copy the entire tweet, delte the whole thing then paste/edit/post an update. So I guess we should count ourselves lucky that this restriction does not exists here?)

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A "normal" user can edit their post - so could just remove the content, and leave a comment.

 

Example: https://www.avrfreaks.net/commen...

 

EDIT

 

and see #7

 

EDIT 2

 

in case that reference does get deleted:

 

 

 

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  3. Wrong baud rate is usually due to not running at the speed you thought; check by blinking a LED to see if you get the speed you expected
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Last Edited: Fri. May 15, 2020 - 09:38 AM
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Yes Andy... and whenever I see those I usually just delete them if doing so does not destroy the flow/context. No point in post hoarding...

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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hence reference to #7 !

 

wink

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  2. "Garbage" characters on a serial terminal are (almost?) invariably due to wrong baud rate - see: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-communication
  3. Wrong baud rate is usually due to not running at the speed you thought; check by blinking a LED to see if you get the speed you expected
  4. Difference between a crystal, and a crystal oscillatorhttps://www.avrfreaks.net/comment...
  5. When your question is resolved, mark the solution: https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment...
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