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Author Topic: How tf do you fix this quote to make it shorter? I keep messing it up.  (Read 7038 times)

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^ I agree.  It was I-95/MA 128 for so long that it is ingrained into the minds of the citizens in that area (as well as for a few of us road enthusiasts  :nod: ).  I could see a similar situation with I-86/NY 17.  If both routes are posted, that's OK.  Call the highway by whichever number one is used to.
Is NY 17 still posted on I-86?
Depends on how the Regional Traffic Engineer feels when the sign is installed.  Some sign assemblies omit NY 17, others are replace in kind.
Is it in the long-term plan to decommission NY 17?
At the risk of further out-of-state thread drift, they should restore NY 17 to its pre-freeway alignment (including NY 394 and 417).
To steer the thread back into Massachusetts, we could do the same for Route 128.

I'd love old school 128, but I also understand that the fallout from doing so would cause massive issues with navigation.

Some parts of 128, like in Lexington and Woburn, are still state-maintained.
Maybe MA 128A. Moving 128 would screw up navigation, but it would be nice to have an all-surface Boston bypass.
People have had 40 years to get used to I-95.
Why do they have to? 128 has always been signed alongside it.
Only to appease the people who refuse to call it anything else.  IIRC, MA actually tried to remove MA 128 and people vehemently complained.
Roads are to serve the people.

So what's the endpoint?  Should there have been no interstate numbers, just US route numbers and state route numbers and maybe a smaller symbol meaning "this road meets interstate standards"?  Should there be interstate numbers but always signed with the previous US or state route number?
Are there other interstates that are mostly known by the other numbers?
Sacramento I-305 is mainly known as the western terminus of US-50 from the I-80 interchange to the CA-51/CA-99 interchange.
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Preview button. It sometimes takes several tries.
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Preview button. It sometimes takes several tries.
How do you normally fix long quotes? I tried multiple times before giving up and just posting the whole quote.
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As many of you have noticed, I have a hard time keeping track of the nested quotes.  Which doesn't make a lick of sense, since Computer Science is all about nested logic.

Anyhow, if you post the entire quote sequence simply take the top //quote author=Roadgeekteen link=topic=29783.msg2638605#msg2638605 date=1626745835// and move it all the way down to the bottom. 

Sacramento I-305 is mainly known as the western terminus of US-50 from the I-80 interchange to the CA-51/CA-99 interchange.

Then take the next one and pull it down to the next to the bottom.

Are there other interstates that are mostly known by the other numbers?
Sacramento I-305 is mainly known as the western terminus of US-50 from the I-80 interchange to the CA-51/CA-99 interchange.

Keep doing this until you get them the way you want them.  Delete the ones you don't like.  If you want them nested, just put them back the way you found them like such:
//quote author=Roadgeekteen link=topic=29783.msg2638605#msg2638605 date=1626745835//
//quote author=bing101 link=topic=7654.msg2638564#msg2638564 date=1626738915//
Are there other interstates that are mostly known by the other numbers?
//quote
Sacramento I-305 is mainly known as the western terminus of US-50 from the I-80 interchange to the CA-51/CA-99 interchange.
//quote

Are there other interstates that are mostly known by the other numbers?
Sacramento I-305 is mainly known as the western terminus of US-50 from the I-80 interchange to the CA-51/CA-99 interchange.

By the way, I'm quoting from the messed up quote sequence.  It might not have the authors and quotes listed correctly.
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With great care.  Pay attention to how nested the stuff you want to remove is.  Maybe only remove one post at a time.  I often expand the size of the text box so I can see more of the post at once, rather than scroll all over the place (which often doesn't work right when selecting text, anyways).  I usually quote the specific post I reply to, rather than edit the block, except to prune the older posts if needed to avoid too much of a quote string effect.
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Sometimes, I'll just copy the very specific comment I'm responding to, then put quote in brackets, paste the comment, then /quote in brackets.  It's usually not the most important thing in the world to mention who said it.
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To me it doesn't seem like a big deal.
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Sometimes, I'll just copy the very specific comment I'm responding to, then put quote in brackets, paste the comment, then /quote in brackets.  It's usually not the most important thing in the world to mention who said it.

You can still manually add who wrote something by adding an author tag. You just won't get the time and date, or a link to the post.
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Sometimes, I'll just copy the very specific comment I'm responding to, then put quote in brackets, paste the comment, then /quote in brackets.  It's usually not the most important thing in the world to mention who said it.

You can still manually add who wrote something by adding an author tag. You just won't get the time and date, or a link to the post.

I once modified a time and date to make it a specific second in the future (for fun) by doing a binary search. It measures in seconds since the beginning of 1970.
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Sometimes, I'll just copy the very specific comment I'm responding to, then put quote in brackets, paste the comment, then /quote in brackets.  It's usually not the most important thing in the world to mention who said it.

You can still manually add who wrote something by adding an author tag. You just won't get the time and date, or a link to the post.

I once modified a time and date to make it a specific second in the future (for fun) by doing a binary search. It measures in seconds since the beginning of 1970.

I was gonna mention that. I've tried to do that before when trying to quote posts from locked threads. Is there a website that converts time and date into a number?
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Is there a website that converts time and date into a number?

https://www.epochconverter.com/

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Is there a website that converts time and date into a number?

https://www.epochconverter.com/

Thanks, now I can make some nice-looking fake quotes.
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For long posts including multiple complicated quotes, I occasionally copy & paste into Word, using colored highlights to keep things straight in extreme cases, then copy & paste the finished product into the reply box.
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Is there a website that converts time and date into a number?

https://www.epochconverter.com/

That's the one I use.  Daylight Saving Time can make things get off by an hour, so you should always preview the timestamp before posting.
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I'm looking forward to this next year.

It's that time again. I think DST is a really great and terrible concept. It should be permanently kept and removed.

Thoughts?

Don't forget to try the link.
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This is turning into an instruction manual for how to quote from the Alanland thread.  Which I've avoided posting on here.  Kind of amusing that it's taken this long to come up.
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Is there a website that converts time and date into a number?

https://www.epochconverter.com/

That's the one I use.  Daylight Saving Time can make things get off by an hour, so you should always preview the timestamp before posting.

Trying to get this thread locked?

I'm looking forward to this next year.

It's that time again. I think DST is a really great and terrible concept. It should be permanently kept and removed.

Thoughts?

Don't forget to try the link.

So is DST both banned and not banned in that certain place?
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So is DST both banned and not banned in that certain place?
If you're referring to Arizona, yes.
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This is turning into an instruction manual for how to quote from the Alanland thread.  Which I've avoided posting on here.  Kind of amusing that it's taken this long to come up.


Daylight Saving Time can make things get off by an hour, so you should always preview the timestamp before posting.

Trying to get this thread locked?

Actually, I figured my first post there would be halfway to a thread lock.  For the last several years, I've generally quoted from locked threads without much fanfare announcing what I was doing, under the assumption the mods wouldn't really appreciate everyone knowing how to do that—or else locking a thread would only be so effective.

Seems the cat's out of the bag with this thread, though.


So is DST both banned and not banned in that certain place?

If you're referring to Arizona, yes.

Good answer!

...although I should point out that the user's location says "Virginia".  It's not entirely clear to me if DST falls under "government usage" (annexation not official) or "city planning" (official).
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Quoting from a locked thread isn't always something that needs to be avoided. There's the "favorite quotes" thread, and often you want to quote something from before the last few pages where it turns bad if it's a long-running thread.



Graphing calculators have their own epoch, but every one is different. I believe mine is 2001 (no, it's not that old), but I've seen some with 2003 or 2004. It may be the case that even the same model can have different epochs if they were created at different times.

Since the programs I used to write in it before I learned computer programming either used the difference between two numbers (time elapsed) or did it modulo a certain number (either for a random number or hour/minute/second), it wasn't an issue.
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Only the mods and admins can do that.
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Only the mods and admins can do that.

Do what?  Quote from locked threads?  Haven't you been reading?  Some of us know how to do it manually.
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Only the mods and admins can do that.

Do what?  Quote from locked threads?  Haven't you been reading?  Some of us know how to do it manually.
Yes, but in a more advanced tactic way.
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