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wqking
Member #16,641
February 2017

Q1, how can I quote other's message when replying?
Q2, how can I see the history threads? Each forum only shows recent threads, and even if I click "Showing recent threads ..." on the left top, it still doesn't work...

Thanks

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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A1: there is no GUI for quoting and formatting. You must code your reply using either XML or markdown syntax. There is a link in my signature to a thread where the site owner announced the new formatting syntax (and a second link for code). Check those out. The quoting is basically done by copy/paste manually and then either surrounding with <quote></quote> or prefixing with "> " (e.g., email style).

A2: Use the search feature to find older threads relevant to what you want. A.cc has its own feature, or allows you to use Google. In my experience, Google works best, but try both. If neither works you can try a real Google search with the term "site:allegro.cc".

Gideon Weems
Member #3,925
October 2003

Welcome!

wqking said:

Q1, how can I quote other's message when replying?

Quoting on these forums is easier than any forum I've ever been to:

> Q1, how can I quote other's message when replying?

wqking
Member #16,641
February 2017

I see, thanks

A1: there is no GUI for quoting and formatting.

Quoting on these forums is easier than any forum I've ever been to:

Chris Katko
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January 2002
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I've never known about the e-mail style... after being here since 2002. :o

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jmasterx
Member #11,410
October 2009

bamccaig said:

GUI

Did someone say GUI :o

Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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bamccaig
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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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Gooey... Mmmm...

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MiquelFire
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January 2003
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Gooey

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Febreze (and other air fresheners actually) is just below perfumes/colognes, and that's just below dead skunks in terms of smells that offend my nose.
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Gideon Weems
Member #3,925
October 2003

G.U.I.

Also, S.N.E.S.

Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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Also, S.N.E.S.

Surprisingly, I pronounce "G.U.I" phonetically as "gooey", but "S.N.E.S" as it is written in acronym form. I just noticed that. Weird...

MiquelFire
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January 2003
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Surprisingly, I pronounce "G.U.I" phonetically as "gooey", but "S.N.E.S" as it is written in acronym form. I just noticed that. Weird...

Same...

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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Snes isn't a word. It's not easy or natural to pronounce for an English speaker.

GIF? Sounded out.

JPEG? Notice you say J, PEG.

PEG is a word, JPEG is meaningless and difficult to sound out.

People pronounce stuff the easiest way. If you can slur it in speech and still understand, that's a pretty good guideline for how it'll be pronounced.

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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It's absolutely easy to pronounce "sness". A lot easier than "es en ee es". That's why people do it.

GIF is one of those "words" that people argue about. I had one colleague that insisted on saying "jit" just to oppose the "ghiph" people (myself included). "GIF" is also not a natural word. It's an acronym.

Notice that again we say "j-peg" instead of "jay pee ee gee". The easiest way is the fewest syllables. :P "JPEG" is also not a natural word.

"Sness" it is.

Bruce Perry
Member #270
April 2000

I used to say G.U.I. and feel strongly about it, but unfortunately common usage around me is to say gooey, and I seem to have been affected.

I say Snez. Also, Gif is a no-brainer; if you say it as Jiff, people will wonder if it's spelt with a J, but if you say it as Gif, there's no ambiguity. English has plenty of words with ge- and gi- not pronounced je- and ji-, such as get and git.

I've never known about the e-mail style... after being here since 2002. :o

Same - or possibly I knew about it but never felt like using it and therefore forgot again.

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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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Okay, new informal poll: S.Q.L or "sequel"?

In my experience, older developers stick with "sequel", while younger ones go with the acronym. I switch back and forth, depending on whom I'm around, but I typically go with the acronym.

torhu
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September 2002
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Quote:

Since the language was originally named SEQUEL, many people continued to pronounce the name that way after it was shortened to SQL. Both pronunciations are widely used and recognized. As to which is more “official”, I guess the authority would be the ISO Standard, which is spelled (and presumably pronounced) S-Q-L.[2]

Bruce Perry
Member #270
April 2000

I normally try to make a bug splat sound effect for that one :)

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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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@torhu: Yeah, I knew that. I was just wondering what most people here prefer these days in terms of pronunciation. ;)

torhu
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September 2002
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It's pronounced like "queef" :-/

type568
Member #8,381
March 2007
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>Gooey sness. >:(

That's just pure epic. ness.
Also, first time ever I hear bout the easy way to quote stuff.. I have always been using the full <quote> story.. I was also sometimes adding name = "", if it was a third party thing, like wiki says..

Append: well, it didn't quote.. Let's try the old way:

Quote:

Gooey sness. >:(

And now I'm sure it did, without even trying it first..

Append1:
Aha, for some reason it didn't realize it's bambams.

Johan Halmén
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September 2001

It needs a space after >

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