View Full Version : Wei Table explanation for new posters

Jay M
09-19-2002, 09:30 AM
Just a quick explanation of all those strange symbols you may see running around in the various posts. Rather than explain it in each thread, I figured it would be a good thing(TM) to give a link and some explanation. If the Mods have the "Sticky post" functionality to keep it available, that would help.

To the newer posters on the board that aren't familiar with the "Wei RSB Pool Table", it's a tool designed to allow us to diagram our shots for others to look at. Whenever you see something that looks like:

%Aq1H1%BL7P8%CJ5O4%DL7N1%EM7P1%FK6P1%GK6N8%HM7N8%I L7O4%JK6M5

You can go to http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/ and see what the person is talking about. all you do is copy the text from the word start to the word end (select the text and either right click->Copy or press ctrl + C on your keyboard. go to the page above and click the green "Paste" button and you will see the diagram.

If you try it with the shot above, you should see a full rack except the 1 ball which has been moved above the headstring and an arrow from the cue ball to the 1 showing it being shot in.

HTH and welcome to the new people (I saw 4 registering when I looked a few minutes ago)

Jay M

9 Ball Girl
09-19-2002, 09:34 AM
And I would just like to add that if you want to post a particular layout that you may have had, move the balls around on the WEI table, click on the red Copy button, and then when you post your message here, right click on the post area and click paste. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

09-19-2002, 10:00 AM
I have used this link that Rod posted quite a while back, and have a shortcut to the Wei table on my desktop. This makes it very handy for me. http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2_help.html#download

09-19-2002, 10:57 AM
You can also post on the forums at AzB and include the code for the table layout in the bottom box on the post to have the table show right there in your message.


09-19-2002, 03:23 PM
Thanks for these clear instructions. I don't know much computer terminology and have been unable to follow Wei's instructions. Now I can enjoy another part of the Board. Well done!

Martin Beck

09-19-2002, 04:05 PM
Now that is a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-19-2002, 05:56 PM
The last time I checked the Wei table would not work with Netscape and if you don't have Shockwave it also will not work. Nobody told me about that and it was a long time before I got it working. I don't suppose anyone uses Netscape any more.

09-19-2002, 06:03 PM
Netscape will work, if you use a downloaded copy of the table--at least, I can get it to, in version 4.73.

I can't get it to work from the http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html link.


09-19-2002, 06:40 PM
For Netscape 4.7 or 6.1, I use this link -- http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html
It did require that I download "Shockwave".

Troy...~~~ Uses Netscape exclusively... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Ken:</font><hr> The last time I checked the Wei table would not work with Netscape and if you don't have Shockwave it also will not work. Nobody told me about that and it was a long time before I got it working. I don't suppose anyone uses Netscape any more.
KenCT <hr></blockquote>

09-19-2002, 07:32 PM
I actually already had Flash Player 6 installed, but I re-installed it, and now the .EDU link works (Netscape 4.73).

I used to be a Netscape guy, but decreasing support for technology, incompatibility with some code, and the assumption by AOL/Time-Warner sent me to IE. I still use Netscape for email, and Composer, to grab the occasional webpage, and pull the page media down with it.

Also, there's one feature that I've never seen in IE--the ability to "Open Frame in New Window", if you're in a frameset.


09-19-2002, 09:03 PM
Heater, I have ,Open Frame in New Window, with IE 5.5 with a right click in an open area. I thought it was standard. If it isn't I'll bet I can find it for you.

09-20-2002, 06:34 AM
I'm using IE 6, and it doesn't have Open Frame In New Window. Heater, the way I get around it when I want to is to right click and get Properties. That shows the URL and then you can copy and paste it. A little extra step, but it accomplishes what you want.

09-20-2002, 12:33 PM
Tisk, Tisk, hum I posted this a while back. There was very few reads so it went off the front page in a hurry. You know more important things like the shoot out at the CCB O.K. Corral that isn't over. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

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IE 6 it seems to me is nothing more than a glorified 5.5 with more problems. Anyway I have used this for some time and I wouldn't be without the useful tools. The zoom in and out is really handy for those tiny pictures. Click on the download now for, Web Accessories from Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 Web Accessories. In advance here is what it says since some of you use the old crank phone for your connection./ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

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09-20-2002, 12:34 PM
This is really more of a response to Rod, but I wanted to say that I've had practice in pulling the properties on HTML pages. I usually use the 'properties' selection to find media (it's a poor man's web hacking--sometimes people try to "protect" media, but there's usually a way to get it anyway).

As for "Open Frame in New Window" with IE, I was beginning to think it was a version issue, as I was running 5.01 (SP'd), but just upgraded to 5.5 sp2 yesterday, and no luck. However, I went to ye Olde Google, and found this:



09-20-2002, 12:59 PM
Something about it seemed familiar, once I got to the Microsoft site. . . .

You would think that they would have included the extras in the last service pack, or put it in the online updates (then again, it might be in there somewhere. . . .).


09-20-2002, 07:23 PM
I don't think MS ever would make it that simple. It sure is a handy little tool though. Another one I like is copy to folder or move to folder with a right click.