User talk:Eriksiers

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QuickBasic 7.1??? They stopped QuickBasic at 4.5: wp:QuickBASIC. Where are you getting 7.1? --Mwn3d 17:13, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

QuickBASIC Extended 7.1, a.k.a. Professional Development System, which is usually grouped together with QB45 in the circles I frequent (Usenet and such). From the Wikipedia QB entry: "The Basic PDS 7.x version of the IDE was called QuickBASIC Extended (QBX) [...]" The PDS help file (and a few places in the program itself) refers to the program as "QuickBASIC Extended" and QBX. QB45 vs QBX71 are mostly compatible; AFAIK QBX can compile any QB45 program (although the reverse isn't true).
In fact, I just now looked, and on opening QBX, the "status bar" on the bottom says this: "Microsoft (R) QuickBASIC Extended v7.1 (C) Copyright Microsoft Corp, 1982-1990" -- Eriksiers 17:49, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Ah. That whole "reading" things gets me every time. Maybe you could make a note about it on the QuickBasic page? --Mwn3d 17:55, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
On it. Gimme a few. -- Eriksiers 17:58, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Numerous pointfull edits[edit]

Our family uses terminal. Waste of spaces is waste; (4|8 space) Tabs are waste.

Thanks for the hint![edit]

I marked my code as 'may need polishing' because i thought someone could come with a better algorithm. The 'needs-review' tag might indeed be appropriate, though perhaps the 'needs' felt too strong.

Incidentally, I found a bug, now fixed. The current version should be fine, unless someone comes with a more efficient algorithm.

--vQ 19:39, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Spam hunting[edit]

I've been noticing that you've been marking pages as spam, replacing their spammy content. It's good because it breaks the links and stops the network effects from building up. However, you've been missing a load too. :-) It's good to search from Special:NewPages, as most spammers want their stuff slipped in quietly rather than being present on pages that people actually frequent, yet the new pages list shows these things up directly. Clever, yes? –Donal Fellows (talk) 06:21, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

I largely do it when I notice it under Special:RecentChanges -- but I tend to be gone from RC a lot more than I'm here, lately. Real life keeps throwing curve balls, and it leaves me with not so much free time.
But I'll keep your suggestion in mind. ;-) -- Erik Siers (talk) 05:03, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

I broke the links in your notmylang block :([edit]

FYI: a recent change I made to {{notmylang}} made it more like {{mylang}} by adding altname support but it has had the side effect of breaking the links on your user page. The mylang template wasn't designed for language implementations. This is mentioned on the template talk page. —dchapes (talk | contribs) 22:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

No more broken than anything else on my page. ;-) But thanks for letting me know. -- Erik Siers (talk) 22:26, 14 September 2014 (UTC)