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    Purely for giggles and grins

    For those of you that know VBulletin (except Mat, he could figure this one out without even looking at it), this is a fun puzzle. It would lead you to think that there is either a problem in the web page or one in the database, but the pages presented are actually correct.

    Can you explain the difference in post counts for my last two posts?

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    answer: ajax
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    Counter-answer: Hector

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    bet you a dollar there is no hector technology in vbulletin
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    I admit my semi-sequitur did not hit a Homer, but I hoped someone would pick up on it. ;-)

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    But if I'd manipulated the Ajax, then the web page would be wrong (tampered with, but still wrong). It actually is correct as rendered, and I did not tamper with the code in any way... I simply used the page and its controls as they were designed.

    The trick was stunningly obvious when I figured out what I'd done.

    Even if you didn't hit a Homer, you probably managed to smack an Apu!

    -PatP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Phelan
    Even if you didn't hit a Homer, you probably managed to smack an Apu!
    Now, there ain't no call fer rubbin' yer book-lernin in all us faces.
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    Well, I can see why someone who quickly replies (as Pat does) would uncover this oddity. Still, it does fit the profile of an AJAX (if not Ajax) process. Although, I am curious why Pat thinks there is an Achilles Heel in this theory.

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