Eureka! Maybe just a localized-to-me thing, but when the hamster keeps not accepting my posts,

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    • #5741
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      even after I have sanitized them – shut up – I just select about the bottom half of the post, right-click and cut, then submit what remains to The Hamster.  Almost always is graciously accepted, and then I edit,  paste the stuff I cut, and submit to Monsieur Hamster again, and that works too!  Maybe the old programmer in me, I like to poke around and try to fix or get around things myself.  We used to call that stuff whippies or tools – they worked, but were not submitted to the ISO and testing people, or documented.  Bad programmers.  Bad!  But being onsite we needed to fix things quickly, not submit a request and have it prioritized and take weeks to wind its way through the red tape.

      Gotta say I really appreciate that when the Hamster says nope, thumbs down, no explanation for YOU! – my post is still there, which is a great improvement over having the post just vanish.  So I’m good.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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      NV Wino
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      I just tried pretty much the same thing. After my excerpt was being continually rejected, I posted an original comment, and then on edit, pasted in the excerpt. I did sanitize it, but I’m wondering if you even have to do that if you paste it on edit. Have to experiment some more.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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      They pretty much let me do what I want.  You have to keep bringing them though.  I forgot one time and asked the Chief Rodent if I could (just this one time) get a pass.  His sweet reply was “Dream on, mother f*cker”

      Crawling through reality.

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