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    Thumbs up How to make more threads show up...

    The forum administrators don't necessarily need to do anything to make more threads show up on the listening page (or any place on the forum) due to the wonders of a little php trick.

    Here ya go:

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...s=&f=42&pp=100

    Change that last number, 100, to however many threads you'd like to show up. The maximum that will work is 200. I don't think there's a way to get it to load like that automatically, so you may want to bookmark it.

    Pretty cool, eh?
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    The forum administrators don't necessarily need to do anything to make more threads show up on the listening page (or any place on the forum) due to the wonders of a little php trick.

    Here ya go:

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...s=&f=42&pp=100

    Change that last number, 100, to however many threads you'd like to show up. The maximum that will work is 200. I don't think there's a way to get it to load like that automatically, so you may want to bookmark it.

    Pretty cool, eh?
    That's way cool, Mr. Sean.

    How do I "bookmark" it and make the link/command available for use at any time? What does "php" mean?

    Thanks,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    There are several methods of doing that. First, there is the standard bookmark. Second, if you are insane, you could make a greasemonkey script that rewrites the address.

    PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Processor. It's a recursive acronym for a CGI scripting language. What PHP does is that it processes data that is sent to the server and can be used to output data in any desired form. In the case of message boards here, the PHP scripts recieve data from your computer such as your session information, the requested topic, forum, page, etc. It then runs actions corresponding to the data it recieves and then creates an HTML page which is sent back to your computer that your browser interprets to be easily understood by humans.

    An example of PHP code embeded in HTML would be the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by sample.php
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Sample PHP Page</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <?=$_GET['a']; ?><br />
    <form action="sample.php" method="get">
    <input type="text" name="a" value="Type something here!" />
    <imput type="submit" value="Send" />
    </form>
    </body>
    </html>
    Of course, that's a basic sample. It displays a form for the user. The user can then enter some text into the textbox and hit send. The text then appears in place of <?=$_GET['a']; ?>. Of course, I could show you a good bit more about the language such as classes, database connections, variables, control structures, OOP, functions, etc. but that would have to go somewhere else instead of here.
    Colton J. Provias
    Film Score Composer, Location Sound Mixer, and Sound Editor
    Full-stack Web Developer

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Thanks for all of the information but I still don't know how to do a bookmark for this type of link.

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    I knew there was a good reason for you being up all night Sean

    This is it, BOOKMARKED and ready to surf the listening room.



    Ray

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Never mind. I remembered how to do it.

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Larry:

    Here are some ways to bookmark it:

    1. Go to the listening room using Sean's link

    2. If you are in Firefox,just drag the address onto your "links" bar

    or

    If you are in Internet Explorer either:

    3. Click the right mouse button and select "create shortcut" to place an icon on your desktop

    or

    4. Go to the Favorites menu option and select "add to favorites" to place it in your bookmarks.

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    (night job)
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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Thank you Charlie.

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Quote Originally Posted by C J Pro
    PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Processor. It's a recursive acronym for a CGI scripting language.
    On a pointless side note... PHP actually stands for "personal home page" as it started out as a set of tools to aid in the creation of a personal home page back in the early days of the Internet. It then somehow morphed into a scripting language and "personal home page" stopped making sense, so people have since come up with their own meanings. I prefer "people hate perplexities" which sort of fits I think.
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    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: How to make more threads show up...

    Sean,

    Great tip! Now your parents now where all that tuition is going....


    Thanks!
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