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#1

I just spent quite a while composing and writing a reply to someone in a thread about dutasteride. I have my calculator right here next to my keyboard, and I had indulged in several calculations in an attempt to estimate serum DHT suppressions from varying weekly doses of dutasteride. When I finally clicked the “OK-Submit” button, every goddamned WORD of my post went right down the toilet and disappeared, for whatever reason(s). I’m sure as hell not going to re-type from scratch every goddamned thing I had written before in a new post, just in some futile effort to satisfy the built-in time-limits and other arbitrary constraints imposed by the stupid forum software on this site.

If the owner is going to make posting on this site as DIFFICULT AS POSSIBLE, then he can sure as hell conduct his business without my contributions.

Bryan Shelton


#2

» I just spent quite a while composing and writing a reply to someone in a
» thread about dutasteride. I have my calculator right here next to my
» keyboard, and I had indulged in several calculations in an attempt to
» estimate serum DHT suppressions from varying weekly doses of dutasteride.
» When I finally clicked the “OK-Submit” button, every goddamned WORD of my
» post went right down the toilet and disappeared, for whatever reason(s).
» I’m sure as hell not going to re-type from scratch every goddamned thing I
» had written before in a new post, just in some futile effort to satisfy the
» built-in time-limits and other arbitrary constraints imposed by the stupid
» forum software on this site.
»
» If the owner is going to make posting on this site as DIFFICULT AS
» POSSIBLE, then he can sure as hell conduct his business without my
» contributions.
»
» Bryan Shelton

god forbid you should edit a post beyond the time limit

a completely useless restriction i might add


#3

“…then he can sure as hell conduct his business without my contributions.”

This is a given. As informative and insightful as your contributions are, I gather that Hairsite.com would still continue to function without you.

I am sure David had his reasons for implementing time restraints. Why not just ask him to extend them, rather than having a temper tantrum that, itself, will not restore your lost work, and unfortunately, makes you look like HanginInThere.


#4

» “…then he can sure as hell conduct his business without my
» contributions.”
»
» This is a given. As informative and insightful as your contributions are,
» I gather that Hairsite.com would still continue to function without you.
»
» I am sure David had his reasons for implementing time restraints. Why not
» just ask him to extend them, rather than having a temper tantrum that,
» itself, will not restore your lost work, and unfortunately, makes you
» look like HanginInThere.

btw resveratrol does not regrow hair

still smarting that nobody follows your regimen

here is a tissue

:waving: :rotfl:


#5

Resveratrol, by itself, does not grow hair according to the study. But, when combined with curcumin…it seems to be a different story.

I don’t see any studies in your signature, btw. Nothing. Just a newbie prostate formula that posters here have grown quite tired of reading.


#6

» Resveratrol, by itself, does not grow hair according to the study. But,
» when combined with curcumin…it seems to be a different story.
»
» I don’t see any studies in your signature, btw. Nothing. Just a
» newbie prostate formula that posters here have grown quite tired of
» reading.

i see a lot of posters who used my regimen and are reporting back happy

your regimen, however is totally void of guys who have tried it…surprise :smiley:


#7
  1. The first and foremost problem is that even when you aren’t logged in, you can still click the “Reply” button, which then still brings up the normal text window for posting; you can then spend a lot of time writing a long, intricate post (doing a “Preview” regularly, to reset the posting timer – see problem #2 below). Then when you’re finally finished and you click the “OK-Submit” button, all the text that you just finished writing DISAPPEARS into the “bit-bucket” forever, and you are taken to a screen that tells you that you have to be logged-in to post, and then prompts you to do just that. Everything you just wrote is GONE, and cannot be retrieved. That design is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE, and must be changed. The software needs to tell you IMMEDIATELY that you need to be logged-on to post, not an hour later after you’ve written (for example) 10 pages of detailed text.

  2. There is also a timer that starts the moment you begin writing a post. I don’t know exactly what the duration is, but I believe it’s around 5-15 minutes. If you exceed that limit without clicking the “Preview” button or the “OK-Submit” button, everything you wrote again gets dumped when you eventually do try to submit it, and you have to start all over again. THIS RESTRICTION MUST CEASE. I don’t know of any other forum that has such a time limit in place. It’s completely unnecessary.

  3. There needs to be a provision of some kind for when you go to post your text with the “OK-Submit” button, and there is a (momentary?) lag on the Internet of some kind which causes a time-out because of no response from the server, which then results in an error message and (again) a total loss of everything you’ve written. There may be technical problems with browsers which could prevent a good solution for THAT problem, though, but it needs to be addressed in some way. I don’t think it’s insoluble. It might require a change in the browser software itself.

  4. A relatively minor complaint I have is the fact that you cannot edit your posts once a short amount of time has passed (I believe it’s 5 minutes). That’s also an unnecessary restriction, although it’s not nearly as obnoxious as having your entire post disappear as in #1 and #2 above.

Problem #3 may not be very amenable to fixing, and problem #4 isn’t really all that important; but problems #1 and #2 MUST be fixed immediately. As far as I’m concerned, those are the deal-breakers. FIX THIS EFFING SOFTWARE!

.


#8

You & your regimen are irrelevant :stuck_out_tongue: .


#9

you COULD just write your post in microsoft word, then copy and paste it here.


#10

Bryan,
you are right, it is so unuser friendly that I have taken to cut and pasting my words out to a Word document before I press Submit because I am so fed up with losing my posts.


#11

I am sorry the forum is causing you so much agony. This is the first time I am aware of these issues.

» 1) The first and foremost problem is that even when you aren’t logged in,
» you can still click the “Reply” button, which then still brings up the
» normal text window for posting; you can then spend a lot of time writing
» a long, intricate post (doing a “Preview” regularly, to reset the posting
» timer – see problem #2 below). Then when you’re finally finished and you
» click the “OK-Submit” button, all the text that you just finished writing
» DISAPPEARS into the “bit-bucket” forever, and you are taken to a screen
» that tells you that you have to be logged-in to post, and then prompts you
» to do just that. Everything you just wrote is GONE, and cannot be
» retrieved. That design is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE, and must be changed.
» The software needs to tell you IMMEDIATELY that you need to be logged-on
» to post, not an hour later after you’ve written (for example) 10 pages of
» detailed text.

I just tested what you said. I tried to REPLY to a post without logging in. When I clicked REPLY, it brings me to the LOGIN screen. Not doubting you, but I need to test this again.

»
» 2) There is also a timer that starts the moment you begin writing a post.
» I don’t know exactly what the duration is, but I believe it’s around 5-15
» minutes. If you exceed that limit without clicking the “Preview” button
» or the “OK-Submit” button, everything you wrote again gets dumped when you
» eventually do try to submit it, and you have to start all over again.
» THIS RESTRICTION MUST CEASE. I don’t know of any other forum that has
» such a time limit in place. It’s completely unnecessary.

Let me check with the programmer on this. I couldn’t find the timer on this. For the time being, the best thing to do before you SUBMIT a post is to RIGHT CLICK your mouse, choose SELECT ALL, COPY, before you click SUBMIT. This way you can always RIGHT CLICK and PASTE the contents again if something happens.

»
» 3) There needs to be a provision of some kind for when you go to post
» your text with the “OK-Submit” button, and there is a (momentary?) lag on
» the Internet of some kind which causes a time-out because of no response
» from the server, which then results in an error message and (again) a
» total loss of everything you’ve written. There may be technical problems
» with browsers which could prevent a good solution for THAT problem,
» though, but it needs to be addressed in some way. I don’t think it’s
» insoluble. It might require a change in the browser software itself.
»
» 4) A relatively minor complaint I have is the fact that you cannot edit
» your posts once a short amount of time has passed (I believe it’s 5
» minutes). That’s also an unnecessary restriction, although it’s not
» nearly as obnoxious as having your entire post disappear as in #1 and #2
» above.

Now changed. You have 120 mins to edit your post.


#12

» 1) The first and foremost problem is that even when you aren’t logged in,
» you can still click the “Reply” button, which then still brings up the
» normal text window for posting; you can then spend a lot of time writing
» a long, intricate post (doing a “Preview” regularly, to reset the posting
» timer – see problem #2 below). Then when you’re finally finished and you
» click the “OK-Submit” button, all the text that you just finished writing
» DISAPPEARS into the “bit-bucket” forever, and you are taken to a screen
» that tells you that you have to be logged-in to post, and then prompts you
» to do just that. Everything you just wrote is GONE, and cannot be
» retrieved. That design is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE, and must be changed.
» The software needs to tell you IMMEDIATELY that you need to be logged-on
» to post, not an hour later after you’ve written (for example) 10 pages of
» detailed text.

I just tested this again. It would NOT let me post unless I am logged in.
It keeps saying “Only registered users can submit posts.”


#13

» You & your regimen are irrelevant :stuck_out_tongue: .

sobs The Unnatural, as he drinks his beer in despair

Every hates hangin, yes they do,he sobs…

Sir are you ok…says the waitress…It looks like you have not shaven or bathed for days…and it looks like you wet yourself, …and who is this Hangin …sir?

Unnatural…Hes , he is , hes this guy i hate on the forum…

Forum.? says the waitress?:smiley: :smiley:


#14

Very prompt response David, although I will still save my posts on the clipboard to be on the safe side :slight_smile:


#15

» I just tested what you said. I tried to REPLY to a post without logging
» in. When I clicked REPLY, it brings me to the LOGIN screen. Not doubting
» you, but I need to test this again.

I just tried it again myself (attempting to REPLY to a post without being logged-in first), and this time I got the same thing you did: it took me immediately to the log-in screen. I’m not sure exactly what’s going on, because I was pretty sure I’d seen that problem (as I described it earlier) two or three times in the past, including just last night.

However, I also tried doing it another way: I deliberately let the posting “timer” run out by waiting around for several minutes during a post, and then when I clicked the “OK-Submit” button, it took me to the log-in screen and told me that I have to log-in to make a post. In another words, it logged me OUT after I took too long to make my post, and made me lose what I had already typed. I suppose it’s possible that that’s what really happened the other times I thought it had let me try to post without being logged-in. I’ll be watching fot that more carefully, from now on.

But in any event, we still have that problem of the software “timing-out” when you make a long post. That definitely still needs to be fixed.

» » THIS RESTRICTION MUST CEASE. I don’t know of any other forum that has
» » such a time limit in place. It’s completely unnecessary.
»
» Let me check with the programmer on this. I couldn’t find the timer on
» this. For the time being, the best thing to do before you SUBMIT a post is
» to RIGHT CLICK your mouse, choose SELECT ALL, COPY, before you click
» SUBMIT. This way you can always RIGHT CLICK and PASTE the contents again
» if something happens.

Yes, that’s an okay “work-around” for the problem, but the problem still needs to be fixed. Sometimes I get all absorbed in writing a post and forget that I have to do that. It shouldn’t be necessary that I have to do that! I don’t have to worry about that problem on ANY other forum that I post on. Why should I have to worry about it HERE?? :angry:

» Now changed. You have 120 mins to edit your post.

Ok, thanks for fixing THAT problem, at least! :slight_smile:

.


#16

» I just spent quite a while composing and writing a reply to someone in a
» thread about dutasteride. I have my calculator right here next to my
» keyboard, and I had indulged in several calculations in an attempt to
» estimate serum DHT suppressions from varying weekly doses of dutasteride.
» When I finally clicked the “OK-Submit” button, every goddamned WORD of my
» post went right down the toilet and disappeared, for whatever reason(s).
» I’m sure as hell not going to re-type from scratch every goddamned thing I
» had written before in a new post, just in some futile effort to satisfy the
» built-in time-limits and other arbitrary constraints imposed by the stupid
» forum software on this site.
»
» If the owner is going to make posting on this site as DIFFICULT AS
» POSSIBLE, then he can sure as hell conduct his business without my
» contributions.
»
» Bryan Shelton

Hi Bryan,
I read your post, well its sad to hear that you went to all the trouble for nothing. So regarding the calculation for the DHT serum… what is your take on it?
Cheers