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Old 14-02-10, 03:46 AM
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Kevin Howard wrote:

Hey guys, how about we discuss the merits of the various computer
operating systems over here
(Microsoft, Apple and Linux
Absolutely - the problem is that the email interface to the
forum is so slow that I posted my responses long before the
message about the new topic got into my inbox.

Julf
"slow interface" - what do you mean?

When anyone makes a post in one of the forums on this site the email notifications to subscribers of that forum* go out within 30 seconds (max).

You posted your responses 2 hours BEFORE I created the new thread about computer talk and suggested people use that thread.

* this applies only to people who have "instant email notification" set for that forum
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Old 14-02-10, 10:06 AM
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- You posted your responses 2 hours BEFORE I created
- the new thread about computer talk and suggested people
- use that thread.

Thanks! That would explain that delay then...


- When anyone makes a post in one of the forums on this
- site the email notifications to subscribers of that
- forum* go out within 30 seconds (max).

Well, great, but... Your reply arrived here quite a bit before I
received my own message that you replied to. Most of the time
bristolcars.info messages arrive badly out of order, with some
messages quite delayed.

Looks like my message actually took something like 24 hours
to get back to me.

So somewhere between nsau.net and my mail server there is
a serious (and spurious) delay loop.

Julf
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Old 14-02-10, 11:32 AM
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Julf - I can not help with the messaging part, but I think you need a different word than "spurrious," which means "false, bogus, faked, etc., etc."
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crap is a good word for not very good if that helps
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Old 14-02-10, 12:05 PM
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Perhaps Linux is playing up?
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Old 14-02-10, 12:12 PM
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Well, great, but... Your reply arrived here quite a bit before I
received my own message that you replied to. Most of the time
bristolcars.info messages arrive badly out of order, with some
messages quite delayed.
I haven't noticed it myself. But I can assure you that a few seconds after a post is made on site I can see the email notifications going out from the mail server.

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Looks like my message actually took something like 24 hours
to get back to me.

So somewhere between nsau.net and my mail server there is
a serious (and spurious) delay loop.

Julf
I'm sorry Julf but I cannot be responsible what happens to mail once it leaves my server.

You of all people should be able to interpret the SMTP headers and see where the delay is if you are really that bothered by it

We're probably boring most of the people on this forum to tears now, so I suggest we continue this discussion off line or in the About This Site forum.

Regards,
Kevin
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Old 14-02-10, 12:16 PM
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PS. If you don't get any responses from me in the next 8 hours, it is not because the mail has been delayed, it's because I have gone to bed
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Old 14-02-10, 05:31 PM
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On the subject of language.
"Crap" is surely much worse than "not very good"?
And "there is lots of them", closes the discussion I think.
Cutting the roof off a decent car is worse than false, bogus, faked.
Back to cooking my Irish stew now. You have to stir things after all.
With best regards,
Andy.
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Old 14-02-10, 06:26 PM
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Thanks for the help Rubbond. I should be more careful with the language Police at large ! I will be spelling "grammar" wrong next at this rate.

I wouldn't consider chopping the roof of a decent car. I was making a suggestion of what to do with a not so decent car.

Maybe it is easier for some to be helpful than be a critic.

Greg
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Old 14-02-10, 06:46 PM
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Dear Greg,
It was all tounge in cheek, but yes, I am very much a critic.
If you can identify what is wrong, you can then fix it!
And yes, even I have spelled "grammar" incorrectly in the past.
Good luck with the car!
Andy.
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Good point.

It is my Father in law that gave himself the title of Language Police. He is a wonderful man but the rules and evolution of the English language is something we never agree on , probably as he is a genuine polyglot and makes Stephen Fry look illiterate and I seem to struggle. Mind you, he can't change a plug or the oil in his car and I have rebuilt loads of motorbikes.

I will keep my tounge in cheek too
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