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Hi Joe

Got a question in regards to the specifics of the spam policy. Was going to post a new thread in Forex about 'discount physical foreign exchange'. I figure it might be of interest to some people on the forum. The post would plug a company I am currently doing some work for. Is this against the rules if I declare I work for them? obviously the thread would be open for people to post their suggestions/opinions about other currency exchange companies too...
 

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Hi Joe

Got a question in regards to the specifics of the spam policy. Was going to post a new thread in Forex about 'discount physical foreign exchange'. I figure it might be of interest to some people on the forum. The post would plug a company I am currently doing some work for. Is this against the rules if I declare I work for them? obviously the thread would be open for people to post their suggestions/opinions about other currency exchange companies too...

Hi Havaiana, could you please send me a PM with an example of the kind of post you have in mind and we can continue the discussion there.

Thanks!
 

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Hi Joe

I'm trying to tidy up the tables I post in the A-REIT thread. At the moment I have created links in the share code column of the table that connects to the relevant thread for each share (scg & wfd) will be operational in the next update).

By way of example this link for dexus goes to a page 5 in the thread DXS where this one for Shopping Centres goes to page one of the thread SCP .

Question is: How do I set up the link to go to the last post for each thread?
 

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Hi Nulla,

This should work: https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=XXXX&goto=newpost

Replace XXXX with any valid thread number in the above URL.

Thanks Joe. I tested your url format yesterday. It appears to work in that the link takes you to the last page of the threads which is better than what I had. However it is inconsistent in that it can be the start of the last page, halfway through the posts in the last page or at the end of the last page.

Do you know if there have been any changes in Microsoft word in copying and pasting web links to documents?

cheers

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Thanks Joe. I tested your url format yesterday. It appears to work in that the link takes you to the last page of the threads which is better than what I had. However it is inconsistent in that it can be the start of the last page, halfway through the posts in the last page or at the end of the last page.

The "newest" post will sometimes vary from user to user but that is definitely the most reliable URL to use.

Do you know if there have been any changes in Microsoft word in copying and pasting web links to documents?

I'm not 100% sure I understand your question, but there should be no problem copying and pasting URLs to and from Microsoft Word.
 

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..I'm not 100% sure I understand your question, but there should be no problem copying and pasting URLs to and from Microsoft Word.

Recently, on my laptop where I have tried copying urls from the web using copy and paste to Microsoft Word 2003, they paste as text where previously they pasted as urls??
 

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Recently, on my laptop where I have tried copying urls from the web using copy and paste to Microsoft Word 2003, they paste as text where previously they pasted as urls??

I'm not sure why this would be the case. However, I just did a search on the web for this issue and found the following:

If you press the space bar after you have pasted the URL, Word should convert it to a hyperlink.

If that doesn't work, do the following: Click File tab -> Options -> Proofing -> AutoCorrect Options. On the AutoFormat As You Type tab, make sure that "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks" (under "Replace as you type") is selected.

Let me know if either of those solves the problem.
 

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I'm not sure why this would be the case. However, I just did a search on the web for this issue and found the following:

If you press the space bar after you have pasted the URL, Word should convert it to a hyperlink.

If that doesn't work, do the following: Click File tab -> Options -> Proofing -> AutoCorrect Options. On the AutoFormat As You Type tab, make sure that "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks" (under "Replace as you type") is selected.

Let me know if either of those solves the problem.

Thanks Joe, I will put it to the test tonight.
 
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Hi Joe,

This morning I've clicked onto the 'New Posts' to view the latest posts as I always do, then I clicked onto the little green arrow to go to the last post on that subject. No problems at this stage!

Once I have finished reading I then go up to the 'back arrow' at the top left corner of my screen which should take me back to the latest 'New Posts' page but it does not respond, any ideas why it is not responding?

I have gone to other sites and tried and it works, it goes back to the last page I was viewing but not here. Any thoughts?

Cheers ... Debtfree
 

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Hi Joe,

This morning I've clicked onto the 'New Posts' to view the latest posts as I always do, then I clicked onto the little green arrow to go to the last post on that subject. No problems at this stage!

Once I have finished reading I then go up to the 'back arrow' at the top left corner of my screen which should take me back to the latest 'New Posts' page but it does not respond, any ideas why it is not responding?

I have gone to other sites and tried and it works, it goes back to the last page I was viewing but not here. Any thoughts?

Cheers ... Debtfree

Hi Debtfree, I'm not sure why that's happening. I just checked and I'm not experiencing the same issue.

When I have problems like this I usually clear my browser cache and all temporary internet files and then restart the PC. Often that will solve the problem.

I would be interested in finding out if this is an isolated issue or if others are experiencing the same problem. Please let me know by posting in this thread if there are other ASF members experiencing an issue similar to the one Debtfree is describing.
 
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for your speedy reply, appreciated very much.

I have done what you suggested in your post and all fixed and back to normal. I will now keep that in mind for the future.

Kind regards and thanks for your help ... Debtfree
 
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Hi again Joe,

Sorry to pester you again but I did as you suggested which fixed it apparently because I'd tried it and all was ok.

I just jumped back into the site and the same problem is there again, it does not respond when pressing the Back Arrow to go to last page visited.

I have gone to other sites once again and looked at pages then pressed the back arrow to go to previous pages looked at and no problems, it always does it.

I repeated the process again as you suggested with no luck in fixing the problem.

I'm at a loss but if no one else is having a problem it must be at my end as it clear it did clear it up for 1 or 2 test that I did before returning and finding the same problem still exists.

A little baffled at the moment .... Debtfree
 

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A little baffled at the moment .... Debtfree

I'm a little baffled too. I have no idea what is causing this particular issue. Are you using Internet Explorer? The reason I ask is that I find most ASF browser related problems tend to occur with IE.

Whatever browser you are using I recommend testing the same issue in another browser to see if it is related to a specific browser or if it is something that occurs irrespective of what browser you are using. The three most widely used browsers are Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. I personally prefer Firefox and find that I am unable replicate this issue using it.
 
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Yes Internet Explorer Joe .... and I'd say yes, that has some merit but it works in all other sites at the moment except for here. So my thoughts are if it works in all other sites that I have gone to today surely the browser is working ok.

Anyway I'll keep chasing it and see what I find.

Thanks Joe.

Cheers ... Debtfree
 

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Yes Internet Explorer Joe .... and I'd say yes, that has some merit but it works in all other sites at the moment except for here. So my thoughts are if it works in all other sites that I have gone to today surely the browser is working ok.

Anyway I'll keep chasing it and see what I find.

Thanks Joe.

Sorry I haven't been able to be more help. Hopefully the issue will fix itself sooner rather than later. More often than not problems such as these, especially if they are isolated issues that appear out of nowhere, tend to eventually disappear on their own.

However, in the meantime just try clicking on "New Posts" again instead of using your browser's back button. That should at least create a short term solution to the issue.
 
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Yes that's what I have been doing today thanks Joe.

Thanks once again Joe for your help and time.

Debtfree
 
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Hi Joe

The problem still exists ... I have gone to lots of other sites and when I hover my cursor over the backward arrow it show up the address of the last page visited and when I click onto it, it takes me back there. All OK!!

When I come to ASF I usually go to 'New Post' then I'll click onto the green arrow to go to the last post of that thread.

Now when I want to return to the last page visited it does nothing, same as before. I have hovered my cursor over the 'Back Button' and it shows a web address of "http:/bcp.crwdcntrl.net/5/c=1315/rand=683107920/pv=y/rt=ifr(alt+left)"

I have gone to different posts/threads and the only thing that changes is the long number in that address (683107920) this number changes but not the rest of the address.

I was hoping this might throw a little more light on the subject or someone else might have noticed the same thing or might know a solution to this little mystery.

Thanks Joe .... Debtfree
 

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Hi Joe

The problem still exists ... I have gone to lots of other sites and when I hover my cursor over the backward arrow it show up the address of the last page visited and when I click onto it, it takes me back there. All OK!!

When I come to ASF I usually go to 'New Post' then I'll click onto the green arrow to go to the last post of that thread.

Now when I want to return to the last page visited it does nothing, same as before. I have hovered my cursor over the 'Back Button' and it shows a web address of "http:/bcp.crwdcntrl.net/5/c=1315/rand=683107920/pv=y/rt=ifr(alt+left)"

I have gone to different posts/threads and the only thing that changes is the long number in that address (683107920) this number changes but not the rest of the address.

I was hoping this might throw a little more light on the subject or someone else might have noticed the same thing or might know a solution to this little mystery.

Thanks Joe .... Debtfree

I have just checked on Internet Explorer and am experiencing the same problem, which I suspect is an issue with Internet Explorer 11. Is this the version of IE that you are running?

I will go and ask at the forum software support forums and see if anyone has an answer to this problem over there. In the meantime just keep clicking on "New Posts" again instead of the browser back button.
 
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