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Originally posted by Historical-Mozart
Some of the responses in this thread have been amusing.
As a new member of ATS, I find that reading through entire threads about ATS-related issues is useful for me, as it gives me insights into the prevailing mind-set of the ATS members, as well as the technical issues that may be bugging ATS members, not to mention what the Mod Squad moderators have to say, as I like their kind of savvy internet wisdom.
I was initially going "what frigg'n sidebar"? I use Firefox, so there's no sidebar in any post in Firefox; however, I checked out the IE and there was, indeed, a sidebar in the reply box in the IE, so it appears that it's an IE-related issue, not an ATS-related issue.
So go yell at Bill Gates, not ATS, I suggest.
And, like some of you, I ALWAYS copy my post that I will have worked up before sending through the preview link, then, after proof-reading it and making any necessary corrections, I then send it off via the "reply" liink. I follow this rule on ALL forums that I participate in. I've lost big posts, too, and that is so annoying, big-time, so copying your post (several times during your composition, if necessary) will save you many moments of aggravation.
Originally posted by king9072
top new threads... check.
many notable members... check.
not one person in 4 pages defending the feature... check.
not one valid reason for the feature... check.
understanding that 5 links to anything is excessive... check.
Any admin or moderator showing up to discuss.... .... ..... .. ... .