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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #200 on: December 17, 2018, 12:09:41 AM »
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« Reply #201 on: December 17, 2018, 01:50:03 AM »
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« Reply #202 on: March 15, 2019, 07:50:44 AM »
I have noticed that links posted now include a bit that goes "?fbclid=" followed by a long string. That string is a facebook tracker.

for example:

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/French-young-people-call-for-buying-boycott-in-climate-change-protest-Boycott-Citoyen?fbclid=IwAR1FmFU8BfGyqTbDMhks920qGTrxMU9VxaGjINKlPO-yX-6l43wXWSgT5dc

the link allows facebook (and probably the rest of NSAgoofacetwit) knows exactly where the poster saw that link. So now they know also that anyone who clicks that link saw that particular post. Und so weiter.

Please strip goofacetwit trackers off the end of your links. Just that link without everything after and including the "?fbclid=" works fine. For now.

So a perfectly good link is

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/French-young-people-call-for-buying-boycott-in-climate-change-protest-Boycott-Citoyen

without the facebook tracker.

But of course i notice that the link target also has a facebook tracker. So if you clicked on the link with the "?fbclid=" bit included,  then facebook knows which link you saw, and who posted it. Your browser probably sends the referrer tag, so they know you saw it on nevens arctic forum.

if you stripped out  the tracker and cut and pasted the rest into an anonymous browser window, then they get your IP and browser fingerprint. (They got those in both previous cases also)

(I notice that reuters and a couple other sites now make unstrippable tags like that, so one needs cleverer defense.)

I am probably boring people, so i will stop.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #203 on: March 17, 2019, 04:18:41 AM »
Just found this basic information about Arctic Sea Ice changes since 1980s on YouTube

Excellent video Stephan!

Makes me wonder if, apart from the "like" button, we could have a "keep" button, in which we can mark [bookmark] the posts that we really like and we want to have a way to keep them mark for future reference.

Could that be possible?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 05:22:41 AM by Juan C. García »
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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« Reply #204 on: March 17, 2019, 12:51:13 PM »
Juan, go to your profile -> profile info -> show posts -> likes given.

That'll give you an overview of everything you have 'liked', and should make it easy to find stuff, unless you 'like' a whole lot.  ;)
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #205 on: March 17, 2019, 01:21:53 PM »
For those of us that tend to give likes: Just bookmark the post, or add the YT video to a YT playlist.

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« Reply #206 on: March 17, 2019, 03:37:20 PM »
Juan, go to your profile -> profile info -> show posts -> likes given.

That'll give you an overview of everything you have 'liked', and should make it easy to find stuff, unless you 'like' a whole lot.  ;)


Thanks for the answers, Neven & Oren.
Both ways work. I am looking to a procedure like the one Neven comments. But, yes, I have give a lot of "likes". When I like a comment, I mark it, but that doesn't mean that I want to have a bookmark. Maybe I should reduce my "likes", but it is also a way to express thanks to others people work. I will think about it.
 
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #207 on: March 17, 2019, 04:09:27 PM »
This is a long-standing problem with social media IMHO.

You want to be able to show sympathy, bookmark posts, or monetize content creator even. But there is only 'like'. There should be 'like', 'bookmark', and 'flattr'.

For the bookmarking, there are workarounds with read later services like Instapaper or Pocket. I'm using Pocket and it suits me well.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 04:44:44 PM by b_lumenkraft »

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« Reply #208 on: March 17, 2019, 04:34:19 PM »
I just keep word files with text/links to the post/YT address and a short description.

The problem with a specialist forum is that even searches that would be specific in a general context can generate many hits on the forum.

 

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #209 on: April 11, 2019, 04:49:12 PM »
Here is one...extend the Recent Posts listing.
I just checked and it is less than seven hours long. People have jobs, sleep, and otherwise are away from the forum for more than seven hours at a stretch on numerous occasions. In my particular case, I abstain from the web on Fridays for Penance and Sundays for the Sabbath (I am a Roman Catholic). I would not expect the listings to go that long, but at least 24 hours for those who have a daily ritual of logging on here?
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #210 on: April 11, 2019, 05:40:20 PM »
Here is one...extend the Recent Posts listing.

Try >> https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=unread

Shows you all the posts that you have not read since the last visit. You won't miss a single posting. :)

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« Reply #211 on: April 11, 2019, 08:26:34 PM »
After following B_'s advice and having read all you want, click on the "MARK ALL MESSAGES AS READ" button, so that the 'rubbish' (should there be threads you're not interested in) doesn't sit there.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #212 on: April 12, 2019, 12:35:08 AM »
I would like an ignore button for certain topics so when I click on unread post those topics I am not interested in don't show up. Unfortunately I suspect we are limited to the forum ecosystem being used so that option is probably not available.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #213 on: April 12, 2019, 10:14:14 AM »
I'm afraid this isn't possible, but you may want to try and google a solution. I can install mods on this SMF forum, so if there is a mod that proposes what you want, we can give it a try.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #214 on: April 17, 2019, 01:57:26 PM »
Is there some way to tell what posts have been recently edited, so you can see the new version? I have taken to editing my posts to add more links when I find them later, if no one else has posted anything on that thread yet. Or should I just make a new posting?
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #215 on: April 17, 2019, 02:05:39 PM »
Have you reloaded the page Tom?

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #216 on: April 17, 2019, 03:53:51 PM »
Let me give you an example of what I mean:
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2441.msg195728.html#msg195728

I posted an article link on the 2020 election. It was about a proposal for a Democratic Primary debate exclusively on climate change. Almost nine hours later I found a link to a petition to sign for such a debate. I signed it (at least I think I did...I'm not used to signing online petitions and am not sure I pushed all the right buttons). But if someone clicked on /new/ in those nine hours they would not see that petition (because I hadn't added it yet...duh). If they were to check that thread's /new/ again now, when there have been a couple other postings, would they find out about the petition?
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #217 on: April 17, 2019, 05:03:30 PM »
And another thing (a different suggestion, so I will do a different post).
Is there some way you can make the search results reverse chronological? Just for giggles, I just tried search for /methane/.
First result was March 30, 2019
Second was November 11, 2018 (so far so good)
Third was August 09, 2018 (ditto)
Fourth was February 14, 2019 (huh?)

I am trying to find threads to put my postings on. When I tried to post an article that sensitivity to CO2 doubling may be higher than thought (searching for /double/) and tried to post, I got a message that the thread had not been updated in 120 days and to start a new thread. So I did, and neven closed it.
If there is a 120 day limit for old threads, the search results should not jump all over the forums history.

EDIT: I realize now I should have searched for /doubling/ but the suggestion still stands.
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« Reply #218 on: April 17, 2019, 05:39:49 PM »
Is there some way to tell what posts have been recently edited, so you can see the new version? I have taken to editing my posts to add more links when I find them later, if no one else has posted anything on that thread yet. Or should I just make a new posting?
When you update a post, if no one else has read it yet, it will be edited cleanly. If it has been read already, an edit time will appear at the bottom of the updated post.
An updated post causes a thread to reappear in the "recent unread threads" list even if no new post has been added to it.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #219 on: April 17, 2019, 06:14:30 PM »
If there is a 120 day limit for old threads, the search results should not jump all over the forums history.

There's no limit, it's just a warning that you don't have to abide.

Try to do what results in the least amount of work for Neven.  ;)
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« Reply #220 on: April 17, 2019, 07:10:38 PM »
As this is a science-based forum (on its better days), and the subject matter is very long-term, and the number of active contributors on esoteric threads is very low, it can happen quite a lot that updates on certain issues only occur several times a year. I think it would be better if this 120-day warning is changed to at least a 365-day warning, if possible. And even then it can be quite interesting to continue discussions of years past, meanwhile seeing what has changed in the intervening period.

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« Reply #221 on: April 17, 2019, 07:46:24 PM »
Okay, I'll try and find where this can be adjusted in the admin panel.

edit: Found it and disabled it.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #222 on: April 17, 2019, 08:39:40 PM »
If there is a 120 day limit for old threads, the search results should not jump all over the forums history.

There's no limit, it's just a warning that you don't have to abide.

Try to do what results in the least amount of work for Neven.  ;)

Thanks.
The Alternate History Forum is really nasty when you do that. They would probably "kick" temporarily or even permanently ban someone who did it more than once.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #223 on: April 18, 2019, 03:27:45 AM »
I have "liked" several postings (like a couple on cli-fi).
As I like more and more, is there some way to find a list of all the postings I liked?
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« Reply #224 on: April 18, 2019, 01:31:23 PM »
Thanks, Lurk.
I had to look for a moment...it was under my avatar on the left.
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« Reply #225 on: April 19, 2019, 10:58:32 PM »
There's a case to made for allowing high worth contributors to control/edit the threads they create and which they inform/maintain for the general good.