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Oldgator73

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2018, 09:18:20 PM »
Nope. When you reply, you're replying to a topic, not to an individual message, which is a fundamental of threads.

I'm so confused.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2018, 11:18:27 PM »
They made me take a typing class in 8th grade, I hated it. I remember thinking "this is dumb. What would I ever need this skill for?"  OK, well  I have eaten those words a thousand times over.  In my previous profession I did thousands of type written investigations, and now with the internet and RV forums?? 

Yep, I owe my old typing teacher a beer for making me stick to it.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #32 on: Today at 06:55:58 AM »
Nope. When you reply, you're replying to a topic, not to an individual message, which is a fundamental of threads.

Tom,
You're technically correct, of course, but to most folks the "topic" arrangement looks the same except for where the REPLY button is, and old habits die hard.


I'm so confused.

In the software and maintenance areas, "topics" vs "threads" are quite different, but to those of us using these boards, the big difference seems to be that the REPLY button in a "topic" board is for the entire chunk of posts, thus you have to "quote" to show which post you are replying to, while in a "thread" board there is an individual reply button on each post, and there is often (usually?) a reference to the post number that was replied to in each new posting.

Actually that's not the only difference to the user, but it's the most obvious means I can see to indicate the difference. So to Tom and the other administrators the difference is considerable, while to us it's a very minor thing that we don't usually think much about. It IS confusing.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #33 on: Today at 07:45:46 AM »
With non-threaded discussions, it's not always obvious who someone is responding to, unless of course they use the Quote button; This sometimes leads to a misunderstanding. With threaded discussions there's no ambiguity. We had something of an outcry when we left a threaded environment 13 years ago, but folks eventually got used to replying to a topic and learned to use the Quote button when it mattered.
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Oldgator73

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #34 on: Today at 07:59:41 AM »
It's amazing the things you can learn from a typing topic. ;D
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #35 on: Today at 09:45:49 AM »
But I still haven't learned to type  :-[
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #36 on: Today at 09:49:35 AM »
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #37 on: Today at 09:51:28 AM »
Thanks, but I wish I had $1 for every typing lesson I've read or watched over the years  :(
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #38 on: Today at 10:02:26 AM »
My mother was a secretary who typed 90 wpm and she insisted I take typing in my junior year. I loved the class. Almost all women. I am still a horrible typist but I am old and retired so I have good excuses for going slow. :))
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #39 on: Today at 12:59:21 PM »
Several years back my clever and handsome son took a 'Home Ec' class in high school.    He dated the majority of the girls in that class.

  But the best thing about it... he learned how to be an epic bachelor.   :)

 

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