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From: "Valorie Zimmerman" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] replies to message boards...
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 20:01:13 -0800
The co-branded boards are, as far as I know, AOL and MSN.
I can't seem to find a way to the AOL boards, but I know I've seen
'em. Posts made to those boards come through with a number instead of
/rw/ or /an/ in the URL. You can get to them when you are not logged
in, but you get an error message if you click on the URL and are
already logged in. To send them on to your list, you must sub /rw/
for the number in the link in the post. The "twilight zone" boards
are anomalies -- the board interface lacks the boxes for post
classification and surname indexing, and the posts come out with no
"routing" at all -- sample URL:
If you made it into a normal post, it would be:
I had to search the LO Archives for "twilight zone board posts" to
get this URL -- I couldn't seem to click around and make one, myself!
Same deal with being able to access the post, however -- one can only
access them when not logged in. It appears that they are the old
Family History boards; however I understand that Boards staff doesn't
think that this is the case.
On 20 Mar 2003 at 18:54, Patricia Tidmarsh wrote:
> What are "co-branded" and "twilight zone" boards??
> And what is a URL that is not fully formed??
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> > Valentine, can you clarify -- are you the list admin? If so, and on
> > the Board side the gateway is turned on, you will get ALL posts,
> > whether they are new, replies, or spam. And if the gateway is open
> > on the list side (the gc-gateway address is on Accept), then all of
> > those posts will come directly to the list, with few exceptions. The
> > exception are those posts with mal-formed URLs, because they are
> > made on a co-branded board, or a "twilight zone" board.
> > If you are not the admin, perhaps the list admin is monitoring the
> > board posts, and only passing along to the list "full-formed" posts.
> > I do this on a lot of my lists. I can't stand the partial replies,
> > for example "no, as far as I know, he didn't have a daughter named
> > Lydia" -- with no other explanation. This sort of reply makes
> > perfect sense on the Boards, where the original message can easily
> > be seen, but no sense at all on the list, where the original can't
> > be seen.
> > Valorie
> > On 20 Mar 2003 at 14:01, ... valentine53179 wrote:
> > > I was of the opinion
> > > that if I was subscribed to a list that had a gateway from a
> > > message board that I would get my message as it was posted to the
> > > board. I do get these.. no problem
> > >
> > > what I don't get
> > > are replies that I have made to the posts that were made-
> > > yes I respond by clicking on the message board link.
> > > it seems replies don't get gatewayed.
> > >
> > > I will say I am clicking off the SEND ME A REPLY IF SOMEONE
> > > RESPONDS TO THIS MESSAGE I thought that the message would hit the
> > > list even if this was turned off.
> > >
> > > is there a hiccup here on REPLIES?
> > > Or
> > > is the plan that replies not gateway.
> > >
> > > I am talking about midickin-L in this one case, but I do believe
> > > it is also pertaining to others.. valentine I am NOT SUBSCRIBED to
> > > listowners list, so please click here to respond
> > >
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