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SMF starting to make sense
« on: November 20, 2012, 12:18:11 AM »
After lurking here for over a year, registering last December and pouring over all the posts I finally had a break thru tonight.   ;D  I know this may sound a little humorous but I just finished manually uninstalling my first mod using Notepad++, FTP.  Kept getting the warnings while doing it thru the package manager about stop, don't do anything unless you know what you're doing. 

Guess now I am starting to know what I'm doing.  ::)  SMF is making sense to me.  Now to forge ahead and see what else I can break.

BTW, it was the Global header footer mod giving me fits.  Seems like a very nice mod but didn't play well with others.
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 12:26:36 AM »
Very glad to hear you're starting to figure things out! Yeah, some modifications don't always play well with others. Have you tried the most recent update of Global Headers and Footers, though? I rewrote it a couple of months ago, shouldn't have any more problems :)

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 12:33:38 AM »
Very glad to hear you're starting to figure things out! Yeah, some modifications don't always play well with others. Have you tried the most recent update of Global Headers and Footers, though? I rewrote it a couple of months ago, shouldn't have any more problems :)

I have not tried the newer one...only because I didn't have the skill set before to uninstall the rouge version.  ::)  That version was installed last January.

I may test the new one out soon though.  It's features could come in very handy for some ideas I have.
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 12:42:47 AM »
Well done! I remember the first time I did any code work in SMF successfully, man, I was so excited. It was an edit to Simple Portal, in which I attempted - incorrectly and unsuccessfully at first - to edit a block's text string. But when it finally came together right, it was SO AWESOME.

Just keep at your tinkering and before you know it you'll be an expert at this stuff. The important thing to remember is with every break in the system, or seemingly bad thing, there's always a fix. And with that fix comes a great feeling of satisfaction knowing not only that you figured out how to fix it, but also that if something similar ever happens again, you can apply the new-found knowledge to the next problem. For us code monkeys, this is a part of every day tinkering, and is actually enjoyable (in an anxious, frustrating kind of way). :)

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 02:32:46 AM »
That's great to hear. Remember, we are always here to help if you do want a finger in the right direction.
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 09:44:49 AM »
@Colin, are you saying that you're giving the finger to Pierre? ;)

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 09:56:13 AM »
@Colin, are you saying that you're giving the finger to Pierre? ;)
Oh goodness  ::)
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 12:47:23 PM »
K@, make sure to add that to our team scrapbook of oops :P

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 02:57:48 PM »
I actually had a friend once who used to point with his middle finger.

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 03:19:06 PM »
K@, make sure to add that to our team scrapbook of oops :P

I've put all the cock-ups online, you know.

They're HERE. ;)

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 07:11:06 PM »
LOL
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2012, 08:02:12 PM »
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 11:54:05 PM »
The team scrapbook of oops....Interesting....I would like to see it. ;)

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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2012, 11:01:28 PM »
Who said it wasn't him? :P
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2012, 10:47:56 AM »
K@ bro you know I luv ya and all but I think your cold is effecting your brain cell.  That pic looks more like Shaggy
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Re: SMF starting to make sense
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2012, 03:55:25 PM »
Jim can be a bit shaggy. :P

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Re: SMF starting to make sense
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2012, 05:18:14 PM »
Lol wow The OP made this topic for explaining how he/she feels and you guys are jokin' around. Aha :)