Single-letter forum posts issue

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#16 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:29 am

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SupRip Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:00 am by Rudy5

Homepage: https://exar.ch/suprip/
Download: https://exar.ch/suprip/suprip-1.16.rar

Status: Not portable - writes to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SupRip

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#17 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:38 am

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Hasleo Data Recovery Free
Post by Rudy5 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:42 am

Homepage: https://www.hasleo.com/win-data-recover ... ery.html
Download: https://www.hasleo.com/downloads/hdr_free.exe
Download and uniextract

Status:
Portable - settings to application folder
Not stealth - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Hasleo. I'm not sure what info holds there, maybe it's not portable

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#18 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:47 am

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ZHPCleaner Anti-Malware
Post by Rudy5 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:59 am

Homepage:
https://nicolascoolman.eu/en/download/ ... -gratuit/
Download:
https://nicolascoolman.eu/en/download/t ... 583403631

Download and run

Status: Not portable settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZHP\ZHPcleaner
Also %AppData%\ZHP and %LocalAppData%\ZHP

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#19 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:53 am

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ScreenWings
Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 am by Rudy5

Homepage: https://schiffer.tech/screenwings.html
Download: https://schiffer.tech/software/screenwings/dl.php

Status: Portable - writes settings to ScreenWings.ini inside application folder

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#20 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:02 pm

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MemOptimizer
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:24 am by Rudy5

Homepage: https://www.pointstone.com/products/memoptimizer/
Download: https://www.pointstone.com/products/mem ... /download/

Download and uniextract

Status: Not portable - settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Pointstone\MemOptimizer

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#21 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:19 pm

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USB Write Protect
Post by Rudy5 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:55 pm

Homepage: http://nareshmdr.com.np/usb-write-protect/
Download: http://nareshmdr.com.np/download/94/

Status: Portable - no settings

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#22 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:05 pm

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BiblioteQ
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:03 am by Rudy5

Homepage: https://biblioteq.sourceforge.io/
Download: https://github.com/textbrowser/bibliote ... ioteQ.zip

Status: Portable - settings in .biblioteq in applcation folder. Not stealth - QtProject registry key

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#23 Post by juverax » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:14 pm

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That's All Folks!

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#24 Post by Midas » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:03 am

juverax wrote: === End of "reposts of deleted posts ===

Apparently, most of the topic references you posted have been deleted -- I could only find 4 still up. :|

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#25 Post by thepiney » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:14 am

Was this intentionally done and if so, WTH happened. Did I miss something? Started seeing these posts after being away for a couple days and at first thought maybe a virus or some kind of site attack.

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#26 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 am

thepiney wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:14 am
Was this intentionally done and if so, WTH happened. Did I miss something?
Yes, it was intentional. Rudy5 had a brief argument with a moderator and retaliated by shortening all his forum posts to one letter.
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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#27 Post by webfork » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:23 pm

webfork wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:38 am
I have a longer response to this in the works
So here's the long version:

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We do of course keep backups of the site and (with some work) could re-upload the full posts as they were originally listed. However, I don't want to give the impression that when you post here, it's ours now and we do what we want with it. While I'm upset about losing Rudy5 as a contributor, anyone here should feel free to participate and then, if they change their minds later, they can pull the plug. That is a frustrating but important freedom. You could probably summarize this with some statement of content ownership and copyright, but I'm not a lawyer and I'm not sure what that would achieve.

While we avoid editing the content of other people's posts (usually to create a "home" thread for entries), we're making an exception this time because there are a lot of entries that are single character names that now take up space in the forums. The edition work necessary to delete old entries make new ones function is a ridiculous amount of work for volunteers like myself. First you delete the original post, then you modify he second post to say "this post is replying to a post that was deleted" and then you check and see if any replies need to be deleted. All of that is then literally multiplied by 100.

As a result, I'll modify those posts to add some basic things to the existing posts. Data that could be found through web searches, backups, and juverax's posts above. Anyone is welcome to post something to one of those thread and I'll bump it up to the first post.

Either way, all the single-character junk threads should gradually get ironed out in the coming weeks/months.

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Finally, I'd like to say that I really appreciated Rudy5's work on the site and his effort to test programs. It was a great shot in the arm for both me and the site. I love testing freeware programs, both new and old (I always really enjoyed Baas' posts for this reason), so last week was pretty rough. Not to say that it wasn't somewhat overshadowed by world events, but still.
juverax wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:46 am
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This is excellent, thank you.
Last edited by webfork on Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: (cut sarcasm, which usually isn't clear)

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#28 Post by thepiney » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm

I had always felt it best that if any forum post (from any site/forum) had a second or subsequent post the previous posts were locked to keep continuity. I understand the different opinions but just what I had always thought best. I recall some disagreements/arguments on various sites but the locked posts left anything in plain sight so everyone could make up their own mind as to the facts.

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#29 Post by webfork » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 pm

thepiney wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm
I had always felt it best that if any forum post (from any site/forum) had a second or subsequent post the previous posts were locked to keep continuity. I understand the different opinions but just what I had always thought best. I recall some disagreements/arguments on various sites but the locked posts left anything in plain sight so everyone could make up their own mind as to the facts.
That's an interesting suggestion and does make some sense. If we're clear that the first post is locked to avoid this sort of thing, people can make up their own minds.

I guess my only hesitation is that I tend to dive head-first into projects and knowing that my post would get locked after I assembled it might make me overthink my post. My posting numbers here on the site are high but the number of times I've edited my posts has to be 2x that.

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Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

#30 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:32 pm

thepiney wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm
I had always felt it best that if any forum post (from any site/forum) had a second or subsequent post the previous posts were locked to keep continuity. I understand the different opinions but just what I had always thought best. I recall some disagreements/arguments on various sites but the locked posts left anything in plain sight so everyone could make up their own mind as to the facts.
I did some research, and I am not sure this functionality is available. When a topic is locked, no new replies can be added. There are extensions that will auto lock a topic after a certain period of inactivity and/or a certain number of posts, but nothing that locks a topic and still allow new replies to be added.

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