A Technical Question

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Is there anyone skilled in IT here who may know why I receive this message on my screen when I attempt to respond to posts on this forum?

"Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http:/www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-post-reply-form.tcl

The operation completed successfully."

The maze of telephone instructions from the Remond Behemoth was discouraging. I was then faced with the punishment of a seeming eternity of "holding." On the bright side, I was able to finish most of "War and Peace" before ringing off in despair.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to offer.

-- Eleanor Peale (x@y.z), May 06, 1999



You haven't given enough information for a meaningful reply. What OS are you using? Have you tried the Netscape browser? What version of Internet Explorer? How much RAM do you have installed? Is your hard drive nearly full up and how fragmented is it? Do you have other programs open when using the Net? What type of modem are you using? If it is a Win Modem, what speed is it? If you are using a LAN connection, what type of NIC card are you using? What is the connection speed in the box under Settings/Control Panel/Modem? How fast is your CPU?

Not being mean, just not enough info, when fixing something on a Windows OS re Internet access I check all the above in the first couple of minutes.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), May 06, 1999.

Welcome to the world of Microsucks. Go Netscape or Opera.

This relates to the post about the NWO order. The bigger the organization (or state) the less they give a crap about your opinions, concerns, whatever. Their attitude is, "Hey, we've got millions/billions of customers/serfs. Shut up, troublemaker!"

-- vbProg (vbProg@MicrosoftAndIntelSuck.com), May 06, 1999.


As long as you can't post answers, communication back to us is going to be really inconvenient. So it seems best that you seek help where you have two-way communication.

However, an _important clue_ to your problem is that you could post your question, even though you couldn't post an answer. Be sure to point this out to whoever helps you! S/he can compare the HTML code for the different operations.

For posting your question, the link was
<a href="q-and-a-post-new.tcl?topic=TimeBomb%202000%20%28Y2000%29">Ask a Question</a>

For posting your answer, at least some of the relevant HTML was
<form method=POST action="q-and-a-post-reply-form.tcl">
<input type=hidden name=refers_to value="000nab">
<input type=submit value="Contribute an answer">

-- No Spam Please (No_Spam_Please@anon_ymous.com), May 06, 1999.

Just a thought. If you're typing a long answer, make sure your ISP isn't hanging-up on you for no activity. While you're typing, there is no net traffic. Try posting a short quick answer here. Also, plug a phone into your modem, and listen after you get this message. If you hear a dial tone, your ISP dropped your call. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), May 06, 1999.

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