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Way to go RudiC! Congratulation with these major milestones.. Well done! Keep 'm coming Smilie
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Keep it up and thanks for the knowledge shared.

How many times have a started a response, only to press back button due to RudiC Smilie
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Don't press the back button - share your approach!

I recently started looking at the "Who's online" page to see who might already be replying to the thread.

Question to the administrators: Is it possible to show a "someone's working on this thread" message if you open an edit screen?
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Hi.

Is that to be different from the message "Replying to ...", like:
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Replying to Thread
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Best wishes ... cheers, drl

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Hi RudiC & drl,
You might see something like "Replying to Thread ..." if you are looking at the "Current activity" section close to the top of a member's home page, but we don't see anything like that when composing a response to a post in a thread nor when looking at the unix.com "Home" page nor "New Topics" page. (Or is there some other spot that contains this information that I haven't noticed yet?)

Before posting a response, I usually hit the "Go Advanced" button and I hit "Preview Post" before submitting a response and then I check to see if any new replies have appeared in the "Topic Review" section just before I hit the "Submit Reply" button. Even doing that, it sometimes happens that I submit a reply seconds before or after someone else (most frequently Chubler_XL, bakunin, RavinderSingh13, RudiC, Scrutinizer, or jim mcnamara).

But, since I often start responding to a post and get distracted by a phone call, a meeting, or a meal; I don't want the fact that I have started drafting a response to a post to keep anyone else from trying to help that thread's submitter before I get back to that issue.
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I was thinking of just a tiny informative/warning message line with the same contents you can see in the "Who's online" screen (so the info is available, as drl pointed out):
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 Congrats to RudiC - 3000 Thanks!
It's just to make it a bit more comfortable - everybody can have this info, but in another screen. And, it doesn't mean a new post is going to come in the next few minutes or at all; the replyer can quit any time without posting anything.

Thanks for your valuable idea using the "Topic Review" list for recent updates - I've seen that before but never thought of using it this way other than by coincidence.
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It goes to show that some statistics are useful, meaningful and important. Well done on the 3,000 (and counting) Smiliethanks.

It makes my paltry 500~ish somewhat embarrassing. Smilie



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Robin
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