• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

How to Un-post A New Message

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Let’s just say that one starts typing a new message. And then, for whatever reason, one decides that one does not want to post it.

How does one undo the message so that it is not posted?

This is a test to see how to do it ... or undo it.
 

jshopper1

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Well that didn’t work.

Le’ts just say that I hit the “Reply to Thread” button by accident and a new window opened. The new window had the original message ready for my reply. And let’s just say that I really don’t want to reply to the thread.

I tried hitting the “back” button and was able to back out without posting. But when I reopened the thread to look at it, the same window awaiting my reply still was there.

How to get rid of an unwanted open reply window?

Still working on it.
 

jshopper1

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Well that didn’t work.

Le’ts just say that I hit the “Reply to Thread” button by accident and a new window opened. The new window had the original message ready for my reply. And let’s just say that I really don’t want to reply to the thread.

I tried hitting the “back” button and was able to back out without posting. But when I reopened the thread to look at it, the same window awaiting my reply still was there.

How to get rid of an unwanted open reply window?

Still working on it.
See, this is what I am talking about.

How to get rid of an unwanted open reply window
 

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Delete all that is in the reply box (I use the back space key) and then click on done and exit the thread.
 

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BTW, Control+A and then "Delete" also works, at least on a PC.
 

jshopper1

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Delete all that is in the reply box (I use the back space key) and then click on done and exit the thread.
Steve,

Again many thanks.

For those of us in the Ipad world, I can’t find “Done” anywhere.

What I do find is the “Gear” icon immediately above my typing space. After deleting all the text I hit the gear icon and the message disappears.

I tried it, problem solved.

Thanks again.
 

Steven Thornberry

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Steve,

Again many thanks.

For those of us in the Ipad world, I can’t find “Done” anywhere.

What I do find is the “Gear” icon immediately above my typing space. After deleting all the text I hit the gear icon and the message disappears.

I tried it, problem solved.

Thanks again.
Great. Whatever works!:clap:
 

Tom McIntyre

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The gear tool turns off the WYSIWYG behavior. Getting of an image is a side effect sometimes. If you have attachments, you need to use the delete function on those. Nest to the gear icon is a diskette icon that is for recalling a draft or deleting a draft.

To be really sure it is clean, you should also delete the draft that is saved automatically every few seconds.
 
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