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Can I make a proposal in the Reading Room for an Off Topic discussion?

Curious
Half-elven

Mar 12 2007, 6:18pm

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Can I make a proposal in the Reading Room for an Off Topic discussion? Can't Post

I would like to propose a Reading Room type discussion in the Off Topic Board for books not written by or about Tolkien. I would like to propose it in the Reading Room, though, because otherwise I'm afraid the Reading Room denizens might not see it. Or could I propose it on the Off Topic Board and link to it in the Reading Room? Please advise.


Ataahua
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Mar 12 2007, 6:58pm

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As it's proposed for the Off Topic board, [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd post the proposal there, then link to it from the RR.

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a.s.
Valinor


Mar 12 2007, 7:03pm

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why can't this go in the weekly "book report" thread? [In reply to] Can't Post

We can change the title to "weekly book discussion" or something like that...

Or are you proposing one specific book?

Because if you want to discuss other (non-Tolkien) books, it seems a waste to have two weekly book-related threads going each week, when so many regular readers are already participating in the weekly "what have you been reading this week" thread.

Just a thought.

a.s.

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Everybody's worried 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
No one knows for certain, and so it's all the same to me:
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
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Curious
Half-elven

Mar 12 2007, 7:20pm

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I will bring it up in the weekly thread, but the idea is to choose one book [In reply to] Can't Post

to discuss in some detail, perhaps even a chapter at a time as we discuss books in the Reading Room. If enough people are interested and we can settle on a book, that is. If not, I may have to modify the idea, in which case it might fit within the weekly thread, as long as no one thinks we are hijacking the thread.


Curious
Half-elven

Mar 12 2007, 7:20pm

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Will do. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Morwen
Rohan


Mar 12 2007, 7:44pm

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Also, [In reply to] Can't Post

You could put your proposal on the OT Board, then put a link in your footer as well as in the RR.

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a.s.
Valinor


Mar 12 2007, 9:08pm

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OK: one book at a time, got it [In reply to] Can't Post

makes sense.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Everybody's wondering what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worried 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
No one knows for certain, and so it's all the same to me:
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
~~~~Iris DeMent


a.s.
Valinor


Mar 13 2007, 12:41am

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and psst, Curious (and Kimi) [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry about responding in the RR to the topic. It is hard for me to see links in this setting, if I'm not looking for them (they are just almost the exact color of the text, and hard to notice if you don't wave your cursor over them). When you said "respond here" I thought you meant the RR. I didn't notice the link.

Others may have made the same mistake.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Everybody's wondering what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worried 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
No one knows for certain, and so it's all the same to me:
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
~~~~Iris DeMent


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator

Mar 13 2007, 12:58am

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I have had [In reply to] Can't Post

the same problem myself. An improvement has been requested and is "on the list" :-)

In the meantime, a workaround if you're creating links yourself is to underline the text using the appropriate tag. I've edited Curious's original post to do that (which has the unfortunate side-effect of making everyone look less than observant :-))




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- A Room With a View


(This post was edited by Kimi on Mar 13 2007, 12:59am)


a.s.
Valinor


Mar 13 2007, 1:37am

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thanks, Kimi, but [In reply to] Can't Post

when I go back to look at Curious' post now, I still don't see the underline. Smile

Maybe it's only apparent in some browswers?

Because I'm looking for it, I can see the very subtle difference in text color, but if I'm not looking for it I miss it completely.

OK, PS: I just tried it. I can make the link underline (by choosing underline prior to putting the link in the popup box), but the underlining goes away when I preview and presumably when I post. I'll try a link here, which I underlined prior to putting the link URL in the popup, but I don't think the underline will come through for you all.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Everybody's wondering what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worried 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
No one knows for certain, and so it's all the same to me:
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
~~~~Iris DeMent


(This post was edited by a.s. on Mar 13 2007, 1:44am)


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator

Mar 13 2007, 1:41am

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Weirdness. [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, probably a browser thing. But at least an enhancement is "on the list" :-)




Promises to Keep: a novel set in 19th Century New Zealand.

The Passing of Mistress Rose

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


a.s.
Valinor


Mar 13 2007, 1:44am

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ooops, I edited my reply but you're too quick [In reply to] Can't Post

read my edited reply.

lol

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Everybody's wondering what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worried 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
No one knows for certain, and so it's all the same to me:
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
~~~~Iris DeMent


Altaira
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Mar 13 2007, 2:52am

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pssst, a.s.... [In reply to] Can't Post

You're right, the underline doesn't show up for me. May I ask what browser you're using and how you're trying to get the underline to show?

Thanks. Smile


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Kimi
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Mar 13 2007, 3:05am

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The underline in your post shows for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

Trust me to be different :-)

I'm using Firefox version 1.5.




Promises to Keep: a novel set in 19th Century New Zealand.

The Passing of Mistress Rose

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


FarFromHome
Valinor


Mar 13 2007, 8:11am

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In IE7 the underline doesn't show [In reply to] Can't Post

In fact, if you look in the drafts screen, the underline button is depressed (i.e. selected) for links, and the text looks underlined. But when you post or preview, the text in the view window is not underlined. I think a good workaround might be if we bold any links that might be missed, since the dark blue links are easy to miss against the black text. (I've experimented with changing the link text colour manually, but it doesn't seem to work - although you can change the body text, as I do, and then the dark-blue link shows up against the different body text.)

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Kimi
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Mar 13 2007, 8:50am

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A bold suggestion! [In reply to] Can't Post

And a very good one! Thanks, FFH.




Promises to Keep: a novel set in 19th Century New Zealand.

The Passing of Mistress Rose

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


a.s.
Valinor


Mar 13 2007, 9:55am

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still IE 6.0 [In reply to] Can't Post

Seems it might be an Internet Explorer problem, since FFH is using IE 7 and has the same problem.

She also has a good idea, if I can remember to change text color prior to posting a link!! Until there's a change, it's a good workaround hint!

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Everybody's wondering what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worried 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
No one knows for certain, and so it's all the same to me:
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
~~~~Iris DeMent


Wynnie
Rohan


Mar 13 2007, 12:11pm

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The underlining showed up for me [In reply to] Can't Post

at home (Firefox, just upgraded to 2.something), but not at work (I.E. 6.0).


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Aerin
Grey Havens


Mar 14 2007, 12:20am

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For what it's worth, [In reply to] Can't Post

the underlining also shows in Safari.


Ciars
Rohan


Mar 15 2007, 8:28pm

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Good idea!! I'd be interested! /nt [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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