That is my problem. I don't want to go there, because I'm there already. I need help with the links that are embedded in the Discussion and Comments section. There are several links in the discussion that refer to one of the many other messages on Code Project. (This is an old article and popular, so the Discussion Section is very long.) When I click on a link, it takes me back to the beginning of the article and never to the actual message to which it refers. It is not clear from the link to which thread it refers. All I see is something like 'here [^]'. The only thing I can go on is some kind of message ID in the link, but since the link is old style, the message reference is dropped.
What I would like to know is how the message link part (df=100&forumid=26207&mpp=50&noise=1&fr=51&select=1016751#xx1016751xx) gets me to the right message.
What I would like to know is how the message link part (df=100&forumid=26207&mpp=50&noise=1&fr=51&select=1016751#xx1016751xx) gets me to the right message
It can't. It's not a permalink. At the bottom of each message is a permalink which is of the form "www.codeproject.com/messages/123456/Title" where "123456" is replaced by whatever the message ID is.
www.codeproject.com/[some URL]?df=100&forumid=26207&mpp=50&noise=1&fr=51&select=1016751#xx1016751xx is a link to a page that has a forum, with a querystring that says to the forum "start showing messages from row 51 onwards, and if message #1016751 is on that page, open it". Since messages are continually added, message 1016751 may no longer be on the page starting at row 51.
I'm not sure if I got the reason correctly or not. But at least in the example above it doesn't look to be a history problem. It's showing votes for another article maybe. The article never received 1-star or 3-star votes, but it shows a few such votes, and the sum do not match the number of votes.
What's the difference between accounts that say "Unable to load the requested member's information." and "This account is no longer active"? Is the former only temporarily disabled, or is it because the site is overloaded at the time?
What about the links? If a message with URLs to the spammer's site is reported and removed, isn't it possible to block all messages with the same URL, and automatically suspend the user account after a certain number of attempts?
Another question - are there published lists of spammer URLs that you can use to block messages? Something like this, perhaps? http://www.stopforumspam.com/[^]
First I tried it, and the page wouldn't load when I told it to sign in. Then I tried again and it gave me this error:
Something bad happened
We're not sure what, but we have a few guesses.
Problem: Invalid viewstate. Client IP: 192.168.xx.x Port: 43569
Path: /script/Membership/LogOn.aspx User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0)
If a member posts spam or abusive content, then members can report his account. If 5 members report his account, then his account will be closed.
My friend account
I don't know about which member you speak, so I don't know whether he posted spam or abusive content. If you can give his member name, then perhaps I can tell you whether he posted spam or abusive content.
In some cases, my signature will be longer then my message...
I just got -16 points on a message in the soapbox. How did that happen with voting turned off?
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Currently, when you report an item, the behavior is not consistent. For comments in QA and posts in the forums (as I recall), there is a confirmation feedback.
Reporting Questions, Answers and Member Profiles does not ask for confirmation. Neither does deleting an answer in QA (I have not tried deleting a Question or Comment).
This should be streamlined so it behaves consistently all over.
I am in favor of not having to confirm the intent to report, but having to confirm delete. To report an item, you first get the popup menu, which gives you a chance to back out, but the delete goes through right away, leaving you wondering what just happened.
I have done that on my phone a couple of times on Answers I was trying to report. So far I have not done any real harm, but it seems to me to be too easy to accidentally delete an Answer with everybody having touch devices these days.
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