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by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2018, 1:20pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 41
Views: 14634

Re: Quote Depth?

Edit to add: The experiment shows that (precisely as the code comments suggests) if the quote depth exceeds this setting, the (earliest) extra quotes are removed. This happens even when the depth is increased manually so reducing this setting would not allow the user to "quote additional posts...
by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ocado driver nearly hits car and bike
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Ocado driver nearly hits car and bike

Oh the irony of having a yellow sticker on the back of the van. Irony? Surely that is just what gave him the excuse?! As long as a cyclist collides with the nearside, it must be the cyclists fault: The sticker says so! Of course if the cyclist collided with the offside, the cyclist would obviously ...
by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 41
Views: 14634

Re: Quote Depth?

So, let me ask everyone: why don't you trim what you quote to just what you discuss? I often do, but refrain from doing so when I believe it would lessen the sense (e.g. lead to people having to page backwards too much, to see how the conversation developed). Sometimes (as I am sure you have notice...
by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 41
Views: 14634

Re: Quote Depth?

What mjr is suggesting does not just change the default, it changes the maximum limit and prevents any more than a single level of quote. I think that's incorrect. I'm fairly sure it changes the default. Line 1614 of https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/blob/master/phpBB/posting.php at the moment, if you...
by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 41
Views: 14634

Re: Quote Depth?

Is there an example of a thread where this has been a problem? If so, a link would enable anybody who's interested to know what prompted this. :? Any new rule is going to mean more work for somebody, either the mods enforcing it or admin making it technically impossible. ( Edit: as far as II can se...
by AlaninWales
17 Apr 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 41
Views: 14634

Re: Quote Depth?

Does anyone really need or even want quoting to be three deep? It's tedious cutting all the stuff inserted by quoting and so many replies quickly become so-called "canoes". As well as wasting everyone's time in most cases, it must be wasting database resources processing it all. Would it ...
by AlaninWales
9 Apr 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8234

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

Oh I think May has plenty of other things that make her come across as weak. The Boris thing doesn't really register compared to her other mistakes. Lying out of office and in office is different. Plus as mentioned the electorate voted him into London mayor post twice and back into parliament too. ...
by AlaninWales
9 Apr 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: An account worth reading
Replies: 122
Views: 22178

Re: An account worth reading

I don't know what happened. I think that s126 is absolutely the right maxim to drive by, but sometimes stuff simply does happen during the many billions of miles driven each year. I am not willing to dismiss this sort of avoidable death off as "sometimes stuff simply does happen" and I'm ...
by AlaninWales
3 Apr 2018, 10:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 38541

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Just on a different forum {Fiat 500} chatting about a mobile phone hands free system problem. https://www.fiatforum.com/500/458440-does-older-cars-blue-me-no-longer-work.html This comment seems to ring true. I doubt it'll be all that long before none of this matters; following a few high profile ac...
by AlaninWales
28 Mar 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bottle deposits
Replies: 101
Views: 4120

Re: Bottle deposits

You can't be bothered to take the empty bottle back to the shop you bought it from (or a nearer one which you'd be visiting anyway)? Mixed recycling plastic, whilst a Good Thing in that it gives a chance for some recycling, has a low percentage success because of the contamination of the recyclable ...
by AlaninWales
26 Mar 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3822

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

A related problem that came close to making the Pet Hates thread is drivers parking/hovering by the right hand side of the road with their dipped beams on. Too often they forget that the beam is dipped a lot less on the left, thus illuminating a lot of hedge while driving and a lot of oncoming eyes...
by AlaninWales
23 Mar 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence
Replies: 18
Views: 2563

Re: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence

One simple and massively effective action would be to stop putting cyclists on pavements, which is safe for neither cyclists nor pedestrians. Either properly designed, constructed and maintained segregated cycle paths or on the roads with properly constrained motor vehicular speeds.
by AlaninWales
23 Mar 2018, 10:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: road surfaces after the winter
Replies: 64
Views: 6957

Re: road surfaces after the winter

More BBC reporting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43407167 About 37,000 kilometres (22,990 miles) across England, Wales and Scotland fell below top standard in surveys carried out on behalf of the Department for Transport. The RAC said the road network had suffered from years of underinvestmen...
by AlaninWales
21 Mar 2018, 12:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self driving car kills pedestrian.
Replies: 140
Views: 11016

Re: Self driving car kills pedestrian.

This lady was not a pedestrian - at least as far as the autonomous vehicle was concerned. There was a picture of a cycle with badly bent wheel and bags near to the Uber car. AVs have cameras, radar, and lidar to recognise what is on the road: pedestrians, cars, cyclists, ducks, wheelchairs etc etc....
by AlaninWales
21 Mar 2018, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 106
Views: 6061

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

Repeating proverbs and sayings doesn't necessarily make them true, but "knowledge is power" has a pretty good pedigree. Of more recent origin is "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely" is another one worth thinking about. When talking about knowledge it'...