Abby Normal

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    MZ-RH1, MZ-NH600D, MZ-B10, Tascam 301 MkII
  1. I haven't logged in for awhile, but just happened by today. Congratulations to SonyInsider for adding such a person to their Admin team.
  2. Goodbye Mary Travers:
  3. Why not just dispense with the premise that "it has to be Sony"? That appears to be the fuel that keeps this issue burning. There's a nice warm fire just a few feet away--why continue to pray that the barely sparking ash will rekindle itself while you shiver?
  4. Not so fast, not so fast--I just tried this with dates. It still doesn't "work fine". Update: Okay--it works sort of. But the circumstances are very narrow. You must have to know within a small range (30 days maybe?) when the topic you're looking for was updated (last post in the topic). For example, if you expand the To parameter to 'Now', it fails to go earlier than July 11 again. This is reminiscent of the search problems I had with IPB 2--which is why I pursued a Google custom search. I need to make a new one for SI, obviously.
  5. I was selecting all. It is still "broken" if you have to know to "specify dates". My dad used to avoid fixing stuff too--"that lock isn't broken, just wiggle it while standing on one foot and apply 3PSI torque one way and 5PSI torque the other."
  6. I know that I needed to update my topic numbers--I just couldn't find my posts before. Thanks for finding the workaround to the broken search. That'll help. It really is broken, by the way. If you click on the "Topics" tab in my profile, it only displays back to July 11, but as you can see, by using the Advanced Search and highlighting Hardware and Other as you instructed, I was able to find my new topic numbers and update my signature. In the meantime, until the search is fixed, people will be missing results because it is very natural just to highlight everything.
  7. Yes, try searching for any of the titles I have crossed out in my signature. Do it on Google first so you can see the cached version from MDCF. Then try searching by title for them here. After you compare the dates on Google-cached versions of messages I've posted, then search for all topics posted by me--go to the last page and you'll see that the earliest date is July 11 even though Google's cache shows posts for me going back to June.
  8. All the topics I posted before July 11 are missing still.
  9. I've been running Adblock Plus for so long I generally don't realize that sites I frequent ever had ads. It's a bit of a shock sometimes if I sit down at a computer that doesn't have it.
  10. Before this conversion started I think I mentioned that reconciling links would be the tricky part. This being a commercial product, hopefully the vendor has a solution that SI management is willing to use. These two link numbers correspond to what used to be the topic number and post number for the first post of "MZ-RH1: My MiniDisc Initiation" on MDCF. The topic link goes someplace and the post link goes some place entirely different now--if it were correct, they'd both land in the same place and it would look like this cached copy Google has: "MZ-RH1: My MiniDisc Initiation" Topic Link Test-22606 Post Link Test-143809
  11. I know what you mean. There's other content that's missing, too. I've been assured it will all be restored.
  12. I put my pics on Picasa and link them from here. Unless SonyInsider is on the all-you-can-eat bandwidth tier it's probably nicer to the people paying the bills here, too.
  13. Thanks, Richard. I was just replying to the comment that I simply am too lazy to edit my profile.
  14. Ahem--I said posts are MISSING. Let's see you fix THAT in 5 minutes. Topics are GONE--not just their topic numbers.
  15. Posts are missing, links are broken. Examples--see the links in my signature.