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Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by buseng, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Steamage

    Steamage Part of the furniture

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    Just discovered that mixed case doesn't work! "NATPRES T0619C STart" was ignored - I edited my previous message ("NATPRES T0619C STOP") without checking the case before I pressed "send"!
     
  2. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    I have used 'Natpres' with all the rest in lower case on both the start/stop messages and updates as well, and that worked OK.
     
  3. It's really easy to fix with scripting at the server end by simply reducing all input to lowercase before acting on the input content. Fairly universal solution which relieves the sender of remembering what upper/lower combination because it doesn't matter. Not sure what programming language Admin is using but all have straightforward case conversion functions.

    Steve
     
  4. admin

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    I will make the key words case insensitive.
    Just not had the time, STOP and stop work. mixed case will not.
     
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    All sorted,
    Mixed case will now work.
    I have tested it too!
     
  6. Hertz Van Rentl

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    Apologies for bieng a bit of topic, but I can't find anywhere else more suitable.

    I've registered for Railtour Live & received the pin on my mobile. However, when I enter the required numbers at http://railtours.national-preservation.com/confirm.php
    I get "Sorry, either the number or code is wrong."
    I 've tried several times with the same result, despite my mobile no & the verification no's being correct.

    Any solution(s) anyone?

    Thanks
     
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    I have adjusted the text to suit.
     
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    All done. Thank you, much appreciated.

    Regards, HvR
     
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  11. Mike30A

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    so, who's the smart alec sending a text that just says " tart " on the 46115 tour ???
     
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    It's where someone did not leave a space between the tour code and start.
    So they sent in
    When it should be
    I am trying to find ways of making the system less sensitive to mistakes.
     
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    Ok that won't happen again, no more tarts on Rail Tours Live.
     
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    Depends whose travelling.. :peep:
     
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    I'm sure this new fangled text thingy is great if you're stood in a field, but it ain't half cluttering up the 'new posts' page. Any way of hiding these alerts so we can read the updates on all the other threads please? Iain
     
  16. wehaveaproblem

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    There are alot of text speak in the messages too. example: dep md rt
    I suppose it is better than nothing, I am sure it makes sence to people watching the tour.
     
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    Since so many people don't have the hang of the tour codes, and as they are not actually shown on the UKSteam tours page, perhaps we it would be better to use loco numbers instead as the enabling code:

    eg
    NATPRES 60163 start
    NATPRES 60163 on time past Egham
    NATPRES 60163 stop

    (Would need to ask people to use the number as it appears on the loco eg 6201 not 46201)
     
  18. RalphW

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    Well I'm afraid that makes little sense to me.. Ok so dep is depart, but md rt.
     
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    i think 'md' is a station starting with m and 'rt' must be right time
     
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    What's m22234 Theale Pass 18.20?
     

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