Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • ZZartin

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    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    ZZartin wrote:

    The problem with that is that it still doesn't consistently remember your last selected option for a particular topic.  That to me is the bug.

    We have never allowed this for a topic and likely wouldn't. That's a confusing behavior that would catch many people be surprise.

    I'm pretty sure the old forums did, personally I didn't find it confusing as it makes perfect sense that once I select don't notify about a topic it won't notify me again even if i reply again.

    Really it's a pretty rare occurrence that's only irritating for topics like this one that are long and meandering.

  • Sean Lange

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    ZZartin wrote:

    Really it's a pretty rare occurrence that's only irritating for topics like this one that are long and meandering.

    Wait what? Are you saying this thread has not stayed on topic? ROFL

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  • jasona.work

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    And yet another week of dealing with the "anti-virus" virus...

    Sheesh.  Not only did we have to deal with systems being sluggish this week still, we had to deal with it while ALSO having some security auditors giving us the stink-eye...

    So today was the first of my QA patch days and it...

    Went less than well.  I was applying SP3 and was going to follow it up with the security patch for SQL from last month and then a dash of CU4.  Well, because of how aggressive our AV is normally, I have to have our SA completely disable our AV so I can load the SPs and such (normal Win patches go no problems,) which requires a visit to Safe Mode.  Yeah.  This was done at about 0800 and I was able to start about 9'ish.  The SP didn't finish until almost 3:30 this afternoon...

    Ugh.

    Came close to cracking open my bottle of Davey Jones Rum today...

    And tomorrow?  I get to finish up in the afternoon hitting the OS patches on that server while hoping like heck the other QA that I'm starting tomorrow morning doesn't take all day (and if I disconnect from the RDP session?  My session gets hard-terminated so the update would get force-closed...)

    So how was your day?

  • Grant Fritchey

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    jasona.work wrote:

    And yet another week of dealing with the "anti-virus" virus...

    Sheesh.  Not only did we have to deal with systems being sluggish this week still, we had to deal with it while ALSO having some security auditors giving us the stink-eye...

    So today was the first of my QA patch days and it...

    Went less than well.  I was applying SP3 and was going to follow it up with the security patch for SQL from last month and then a dash of CU4.  Well, because of how aggressive our AV is normally, I have to have our SA completely disable our AV so I can load the SPs and such (normal Win patches go no problems,) which requires a visit to Safe Mode.  Yeah.  This was done at about 0800 and I was able to start about 9'ish.  The SP didn't finish until almost 3:30 this afternoon...

    Ugh.

    Came close to cracking open my bottle of Davey Jones Rum today...

    And tomorrow?  I get to finish up in the afternoon hitting the OS patches on that server while hoping like heck the other QA that I'm starting tomorrow morning doesn't take all day (and if I disconnect from the RDP session?  My session gets hard-terminated so the update would get force-closed...)

    So how was your day?

    Other than literally running through the Philadelphia airport like The Juice, fine.

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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    The old forums definitely did not. It was a simple toggle that was set each time you posted. No preference saved other than the last way you posted.

     

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    jasona.work wrote:

    And yet another week of dealing with the "anti-virus" virus...

    ...

    So how was your day?

    Good and bad. worked a bit and then spent the last day and evening with my daughter. Today she moves into university.

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  • Luis Cazares

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    jasona.work wrote:

    And yet another week of dealing with the "anti-virus" virus...

    ...

    So how was your day?

    It's been good. We're still waiting for our baby girl to decide to be born. She's taking her time. (Yesterday was the "due date")

    Luis C.
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  • ZZartin

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    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    The old forums definitely did not. It was a simple toggle that was set each time you posted. No preference saved other than the last way you posted.

     

    /shrug I could have sworn that the old forums remembered your previous preference as I don't remember having to unsubscribe every time I posted but meh.

  • Sean Lange

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    Ugh....you have got to be kidding me. I was trying to reply to Luis' post and hit "report" instead of "quote". Any chance there can be a confirmation of something to report a post? Or maybe move the button?

    Anyway. Congrats in expectation of your almost acquired title of "dad". Let us know when she finally decides to make an appearance.

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  • drew.allen

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    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    jasona.work wrote:

    And yet another week of dealing with the "anti-virus" virus...

    ...

    So how was your day?

    Good and bad. worked a bit and then spent the last day and evening with my daughter. Today she moves into university.

    IMG_20190815_135736_01

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  • Jeff Moden

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    BWWWAAAAA-HAAAAAA-HAAAAA-HAAAA!!!! HOOOOIIIEEEE!  Man, I laughed 'til my sides hurt.

    Like many of you, I get a lot of notifications from various groups I've signed up for.  Here's a snippet of one that I got today and considering some of the trepidation I've had about the cloud in general, you'll have a great appreciation why I laughed so hard.  Both nostrils are clean as a whistle 'cuz I blew about a quarter cup of coffee out of my nose when I saw this one.  The emphasis is mine.

    In this increasingly cloud-based era, it is a good idea to learn about different cloud platforms -- in case you switch jobs, or your organization chooses to have your SQL Server databases hosed on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), etc.

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  • Beatrix Kiddo

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    Brilliant. "There are no mistakes."

  • TomThomson

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    Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    Inquiring minds want to know, how many Threadzians are affected by this one?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49263781%5B/quote%5D

    Misleading headline - maybe the BBC was frightened of what Govt reaction there might be if it had an accurate headline.  RDG pulled out, was not pushed out, and they pulled out because they weren't going to get more than their fare share of the benefits of EuroRail.

    It was insane stupidity and bloody-mindedness on their part - and so obviously damaging to Britain that even the current anti-European racists in government called for the decision to be reversed.

    I wouldn't have afected me much (except through the damage to the local economy through the reduction in tourism), as I either drive or fly when I go anywhere on the European mainland - and there are no trains to Lanzarote, indeed no trains on Lanzarote (apart from kidies toys).

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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    Luis Cazares wrote:

    It's been good. We're still waiting for our baby girl to decide to be born. She's taking her time. (Yesterday was the "due date")

    I'm assuming by now congratulations are in order. Enjoy the new little one.

  • jonathan.crawford

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    It's only been four days, never can tell with bees. Congratulations in any case Luis,  wishing you all the best!

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