Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  1. PeteAtoms

    PeteAtoms FormulaRandom

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    I still don't get why that happens though. Oh well.
     
  2. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    I ran an experiment, and it has to do with how the browser renders the font. The text still has the correct '#' character. I was able to make it go away with either ctrl-+ or ctrl-- in Firefox 7:


     

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  3. Padma

    Padma the Absent Admin Administrator Supporter

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    It definitely must be browser-specific. I still only see the 'odd' ones in screenshots. :D
     
  4. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    And this is regular. ##
     
  5. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    As some can probably tell, I've been posting a lot of questions in the Science questions thread. At what point does it become too much, where, for example, I'm posting too many questions with too few posters and time in between?
     
  6. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    Well i can tell you me and a lot of people quit reading the Computer questions thread because it turned from an informative thread to a single person's questions thread.

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  7. Radyserb

    Radyserb Chieftain

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    Why I can't write any PM? :(
     
  8. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    You probably can now. ;)

    It requires a postcount of five and a five day old account.
     
  9. Radyserb

    Radyserb Chieftain

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    Since when? In former times I sent already PM...

    Edit: I still can't send any PM
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    :hmm: theoretically you should, and you're also in the right user group now. There's no real reason why it doesn't work :hmm:. :think: might be that you need 5 posts after that rule change had been done a long time ago, that could be.
     
  11. Radyserb

    Radyserb Chieftain

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    Oh, now it works :blush:
     
  12. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    If someone deliberately registers a similar username to an active member and uses the same avatar and signature with the sole intention of confusing people, but otherwise does not break any other rules (they're not a DL or anything), what happens?
     
  13. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    Then the website weatherman would have this:


    :p Kidding.
     
  14. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    No joke, that is almost certain. The DL will be perma'd and you'd probably find yourself on a month ban at the shortest.
     
  15. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I said it wasn't a DL, just a random person.
     
  16. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I should think the person who is doing that would be banned, since they're deliberately messing with another person's legitimate forum identity.
     
  17. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    No one would "randomly" do it.. this would be already a regular forum goer. Thus their second "copycat" account is a double login.
     
  18. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    If we see it's a DL of someone, the account will be banned.
    Doesn't matter whose DL it is, and for what intention it was created.
    Depending on behaviour other consequences might follow.
     
  19. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Super Moderator

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    So the scenario is that someone who has nothing to do with this site, is not a member, and has never posted here, inexplicably decides to cause havoc by registering and imitating someone who is a member?

    I think we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

    Seriously, the purpose of this thread is not to ask tortuous casuistic questions about what we'd do in wildly unlikely situations. The title Frequently Asked Questions ought to give a clue to that. It's meant to be for asking useful questions in order to help people use the site.
     
  20. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    The scenario that aimee brought up has happen at least once while I have been here. What I do know is that person got permabanned as a result.
     

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