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Re: XTree Forum Suggestions - Posting Tip

Posted By: John Gruener <>
Date: Wednesday, 2 September 1998, at 5:36 p.m.

In Response To: Re: XTree Forum Suggestions (Laurent Duchastel de Montrouge)

> Participation to the forum also imply to use the Web page post form
> - thus, again being online. These characteristics are serious limitations
> for people like me who do not have a fast modem (sorry, my university
> still tops at 28k...) and unlimited connection time available (I
> am limited to few hours a week)
> Example: As I write these lines, my online stopwatch already
> shows me 40 minutes, but I just checked very few of the hundreds
> of recent and interesting postings on this forum. Unfortunately,
> I won't have enough available online time to read all the other
> postings.

Just wanted to give you a tip regarding this part of your message.

To save online posting time, first start your favorite editor, (it needs good cut and paste capability - Notepad will do fine).

After finding messages to which you'd like to respond, copy them to the clipboard, (you can do this right from the main blue page if you want the previous message parts as well), then paste them into the editor and save them. (Select the text and use Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste it). After getting all those you want, log off. Edit these messages offline to add your responses, just as you want them to appear in the forum. When done with them all, log back on. Go to the message window where you'd like your response, first clear the window, so you don't repeat, again, what's there. (You can select and delete this without disturbing what you might have in the clipboard). Select and copy your reply from your edited file to the clipboard, paste it in the message window and post it.

This will at least save you online time while you type your responses, and give you more time for reading!


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