i just opened a patch that worked fine a few days ago and my delay objects are now apparently objects of my imagination. i opened the delay.maxhelp patch and got the same "delay: no such object" message. what happened? yes, i am noob.
for future reference, also remember that if you have an object/abstraction/file named, 'del' within the Max search path, that will also interfere with registering any 'delay' objects('del' is the shorthand name for the 'delay' object; never name anything of your own creation, 'del' or 'delay' or any other name or shorthandname already used by other objects such as 'trigger', 't', 'delay', 'del', etc.).