880 posts • joined Thursday 26th November 2009 08:24 GMT
Re: Like this series- Good stuff Trevor! Smart journalism & tutorials-- more please Mr Reg!
This is a test for us. Video is expensive - and our readers on the whole prefer to read than watch. But we think there is some mileage in down and dirty hands on / how tos. If the viewing figures bear us out, we will look to doing some more.
Re: Wait...didn't we read this before?!
Different guys, different reactions.
How do we know the reasons people change their handles?
Many forums do not allow members to change handles at all - we don't allow people to re-use handles (to make it a little harder for sock puppeting). We also do not second-guess why people change handles and we do not publish anything that could make it easier or possible for people to infer identity.
Re: Six months later (was: On the "my (open) topics" page, I've been seeing a lot of ...)
jake, this is a weird one. We are not ignoring you - but have been unable to reproduce this bug. This means assigning more time to hunt down - which we will do, but not yet!
Re: Watch out guys
Stephen Fry is inter alia a prominent advocate of free speech.
Adrianne - good luck with your survey, but...
3D printing is not a threat to anyone, certainly not IT pros who hang out here.
You might find this article interesting.
Re: Submitting posts failing - Reg reply
Sorry for delay in replying
There has been a higher rate of errors -- it's still occurring, but at a much reduced rate
The main problem is that, to date, we can't reproduce it.
It's related to icons -- somehow, somewhere, the icon form param is being submitted multiple times. We're just not sure where or how -- it's clearly an "edge" case bug tho. It's not browser specific -- at least, it's hitting a
We have added some additional debugging details to the error logs, and will take another stab at trying to track down the cause. If that fails, we will paper over and silence the error. This should resolve it for good, - but at the cost of sweeping it under the carpet, rather than actually fixing it.
I think we can put this on to do list
Re: fixed-width pages?
Most big websites are fixed width, although there does seem a recent trend to return to fluid width.
The original impetus for fixed width was to get more control over design and layout. Of course since then, screen formats have proliferated - and the design control that fixed width is largely illusory.
Re: No way to create a new thread?!
So, StanBumps, you currently have 4 comments accepted for publication.
Create a new topic
You can start a new topic if you have at least five posts accepted and published. (Withdrawing your fifth post will remove the permission.) After your fifth post is accepted it takes up to one hour for the new permission to take effect. Click on Forums home page log-in. The Create a new topic link lives in the Forums Box on the right hand side of the page.
The five comments threshold is there to catch out spammers.
Re: Q to the Reg
Hmm. Not at the moment - and not on our radar.
Don't get so many foam flecked flames these days. Not sure why!
Re: Insufficient Storage Available - El Reg should investigate!
have forwarded to our mobile correspondent for his perusal.
Re: Vodafone micro SIM application - unwanted, access to everything and uninstallable!
Forwarded to mobile correspondent for his perusal.
Re: Don't let any FACTS get in the way of your malicious rant
Have you read the article? Nowhere does it say Nvidia is a defendant.
jacket on chair
25 years ago, I worked at an oil company in central London. One accountant with his own office, would come in, put his jacket on his chair and then, most days, toddled off to manage a shop he owned. It took one year for management to find out.
Badly behaved adverts
This ad (and a Google ad currently on the site) is badly coded. We have alerted the agencies responsible and are trying to get them fixed.
We assume that they are behaving badly everywhere they are running.
Straight line distance is 1.7km
I quoted road distance before... have updated the article.
Re: Reg hack uses site to raise beef with BT?
I am not complaining.
BTW, arse end of nowhere = 70km from London, 4Km from a town of 60,000 and 10Km from a town of 80,000.
Re: daily digest e-mails not being recieved
Newsletters resume tomorrow.
We have always stopped sending newsletters over Christmas / New Year - as there is not enough material to justify their sending.
However, in recent years we have published enough articles to maybe merit the sending of a daily newsletter (with exception of bank holidays).
We'll revisit next Christmas.
Nexus 4 back on sale - December 5
Our story here. BUT... deliveries are in the New Year.
Re: jesus tittie fucking christ
Read the house rules. We operate post-publication moderation for most people on the vast majority of stories.
We are happy to moderate all your comments before publication.
Please don't do this again.
Re: Crap rises to the top
Darv - thanks for the post. Unfortunately, due to UK defamation laws, we cannot publish your comments about Steele & Taranowski.
Not sure what is going on here. We'll check it out.
recently we changed account privileges, awarding by commentard handle, rather than by account. There is a discussion of this contained within this thread.
It looks like you changed your public handle recently.
The good news is that you can start topics after having five comments accepted under your current handle.
The bad news is that you need to have 100 comments accepted before we allow live html.
I will check what changes if any have been any recent changes about html - I thought that sprung into live after five public comments accepted too.
Also our house rules / FAQ may give you some more pointers.