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Actually, I noticed there are red envelopes and blue envelopes and the red designates a topic a 'hot' topic.

 

How many posts does it take to make a topic a 'hot' topic?

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HAR DEE HAR HAR HAR!!!!! Flood control? Mostly it's a series of dikes and ditches to keep water from coming into places you don't want it, but here it's a timer system designed to keep hackers from launching scroll attacks (what we used to call them in chat, but don't know what they're called in forums), or posting too many replies too quickly and overloading the server.

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HAR DEE HAR HAR HAR!!!!! Flood control? Mostly it's a series of dikes and ditches to keep water from coming into places you don't want it, but here it's a timer system designed to keep hackers from launching scroll attacks (what we used to call them in chat, but don't know what they're called in forums), or posting too many replies too quickly and overloading the server.

It would make a lot more sense to install a pipeline from the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to the Colorado and Rio Grande. Whenever there's a flood in the midwest, the excess water could be pumped out west to help stave off the drought.

 

What, that's not what Pan meant by flood control? :(

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And while we're at it, what does the little dot in the middle of the envelope icon mean?

 

Not nine.

It means it was dotted in the middle, and not on the edge.

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I can't believe my "seal" was broken by GPSaxaphone. TWICE!

 

I feel so used.

 

Not twelve.

 

(FYI: As long as you put "Not X" at the end of your post, where X is equal to the number of responses above yours, you can pretty much write whatever you want in this topic AND be "on topic." That is, of course, until some wiseguy forum moderator steps in and answers our questions.)

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Well it doesn't appear to be 15. I think it may be if a topic gets to have more than one page. I noticed all the 'hot' envelopes are on at least their second page of posts.

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(FYI: As long as you put "Not X" at the end of your post, where X is equal to the number of responses above yours, you can pretty much write whatever you want in this topic AND be "on topic." That is, of course, until some wiseguy forum moderator steps in and answers our questions.)

That only works if someone doesn't respond while you're typing. Otherwise, I'd say not 16... :(

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And while we're at it, what does the little dot in the middle of the envelope icon mean?

 

Not nine.

The dot indicates a thread that you have posted to.

 

 

(I really wanted to say "Those are posts from India", but that's so not PC. )

Edited by Prime Suspect

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And while we're at it, what does the little dot in the middle of the envelope icon mean?

 

Not nine.

The dot indicates a thread that you have posted to.

If that was the case, I would see lots more dots on envelopes. It really means that you were the last one to post on a particular thread.

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Well it doesn't appear to be 15. I think it may be if a topic gets to have more than one page. I noticed all the 'hot' envelopes are on at least their second page of posts.

Is hot determined by numbers alone?? or is how quickly replies come in factored as well?? :(

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And while we're at it, what does the little dot in the middle of the envelope icon mean?

 

Not nine.

The dot indicates a thread that you have posted to.

If that was the case, I would see lots more dots on envelopes. It really means that you were the last one to post on a particular thread.

Doesn't that mean when someone replies the dot would disappear? (I didn't think that was happening....)

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And while we're at it, what does the little dot in the middle of the envelope icon mean?

 

Not nine.

The dot indicates a thread that you have posted to.

If that was the case, I would see lots more dots on envelopes. It really means that you were the last one to post on a particular thread.

No, I'm pretty sure that's not correct. The dot indicates a thread you've posted to. I can go to the thread list and see dotted threads, and I can also see that I'm not the last poster on them.

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Well, it's not 22, and the dot does not disappear when someone replies to your post. It remains on ANY thread you have posted too (at least mine do).

Edited by gnbrotz

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I know this is fun, but I'm going to spoil it and tell you that the number is 50. :(

 

:D Elias

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I know this is fun, but I'm going to spoil it and tell you that the number is 50. :(

 

:D Elias

That makes sense, as I only see it threads that have gone to multiple pages (and there are 50 to a page).

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I know this is fun, but I'm going to spoil it and tell you that the number is 50. :(

 

:D Elias

You're generally accurate in your repiles, but I think we should confirm this for ourselves. :D

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I know this is fun, but I'm going to spoil it and tell you that the number is 50. :(

 

:D Elias

I disagree with your assertion that answering our question is "spoiling" the fun. Furthermore, as it saved me from another 25 posts, I thank you for the answer.

 

Now, can you clear up the "dot" controversy?

 

It's fifty. Twenty-four to go.

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Uh... Elias? I'm looking at the "I'm Moving On" thread posted by CoyoteRed in the Geocaching Topics forum..... It has 49 posts and its a red envelope.

 

Explain yourself!!!

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I just realized that the "dot" on the envelope must represent a seal on the envelope, like in olden days when you used to stamp your envelopes shut using wax and a personalized stamper.

 

Pretty sneaky, sis.

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The dot means you have replyed to that thread.

 

The red is for fifty total. The original and 49 replys. But dont tell I told you

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I had a dot on an thread that I hadn't read for months. There have been plenty of replys since then. What gives?

Hurgh?

 

What does this have to do with the fact that the dot is there because you posted to the thread?

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Can anyone else see my dot? ;)

Nope. It's your dot. I can only see my dot...

 

Not hot after 42 posts...

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I had a dot on an thread that I hadn't read for months. There have been plenty of replys since then. What gives?

What gives is that your theory is wrong.

 

The dot indicates that you replied to a thread, not that you were the last poster.

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