Tips after change.

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  1. Jun 19, 2018 #1

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    1. Some may have to log in again. If you cannot get into the site, please use the Contact Us at bottom right corner of the site. I get that email and will help you.

    2. Most can figure this out, but POST NEW THREAD is under the upper right banner ad, or where it would be if you don't see ads. Click on that to get your new thread dialog box opening. You will have a narrow one for the title, and a larger one for the message. When done you can click on Preview to see what it will look like, or just go to CREATE THREAD.

    3. Inserting images can be done by using the UPLOAD A FILE button. Using FULL IMAGE is best.
    You can also use a copy and paste to insert an image into the message/post
     
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    The Private Messages are called Conversations. The envelope on the top right side is the link to Conversations.

    One thing, watch what you are posting - the conversations look very much like a thread in the open forum, don't get mixed up or you may be embarrassed. Also, the adding images to conversations/private messages is enabled.

    You cannot DELETE a conversation. You have to look to the top of it and LEAVE the conversation. When you do that, you can make it where you will see future replies, or no replies allowed.
     
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    Across the top of the Page are various words. NEW POSTS is a most often used one.
    When you click on it, you will see:

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    As each tab says, that's what it does. New post are all the posts since you last visited, but not yours. On Recent Posts your posts are included. And The others are just what they say. Experiment and click on each to see what you see.
     
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    Looking at a forum index. Here is down the index of the Watering Hole just now.

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    The threads I've read are not in bold text. The threads with posts that I have not read are in the bold text.

    Also on those that have new posts that I have not read have a blue dot to the left of the title. Click on that and it will take you to first unread post. In that thread.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2018 #5

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    Now for that Right side bar and the ads. Many prefer not to see them. Here is how you can not see them.

    Go to the upload_2018-6-19_12-8-10.png and open it.

    Open Preferences, (about 1/2 way down the left list)

    At the bottom of the list, is the shown options. Use it to not see ads, or the side bar.


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    Now Alerts can be set to only show here, or send you an email.

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    The BELL is the alert symbol.
    This shows I have one alert.
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    The settings are in the User control panel (that little person).
    About 2/3 down the left list of options.
    Go into it, there are many choices to make there. Too many to show here.
    Please go explore it.
     
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    Watch threads. (what is like subscribing to a thread)

    Find your thread you wish to watch and get alerts on.
    At the top of the thread you will see:

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    Once you click on that, you get a popup dialog box

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    This will give you the options to choose how you will be notified.

    Find a thread you like and give it a try.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2018 #8

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    Youtubes. Another thing you will like a lot.

    Find a Youtube and Copy the upper bar address.



    Now if the magic works just right. There should be a Saturn V launch showing.

    It started like this:

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    Changing how you view the forum, oldes threads first and other such things. This is to be done per forum.
    Go to the bottom of the index of threads in a forum.
    You will see THREAD DISPLAY OPTIONS

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    Once you open it you will see:

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    This will allow you go change what to sort by, and whether ascending or descending order. This will effect only that one forum, and only for you.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2018 #10

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    Any chance someone will create a script that will go back through the threads created prior to the update and change all the previous video posts to the new way so that they show up correctly?

    Otherwise we'll see this and have to go through bunch of steps to see the video instead of clicking:
    [YOUTUBE]klCr4lLEEqg[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    That's the same way a YouTube downloader works. As soon as you CTRL V, it auto pastes it in the downloader unless you have to do it manually. I like that also. It totally bypasses all the hurdles from before.
     
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    I have sent that request to the developer and let him know some of the things I've tried and how they effected the youtube.
     
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    The YouTube in that thread was not done by regular methods. I have searched Google and YouTube for CMmtaP0ffZw

    I see some rocket images but on YouTube Gaming. I see you did the [YOUTUBE] xxx[/YOUTUBE] around their 'name' for the video. And it's two years ago. If you can go to the right video and put the url from the address bar here I can copy it to replace the youtube in that link.

    And I have not gotten with the developer yet on the YouTube. In this case it is a different issue and would not work if I just removed some information as I did on the one earlier.

    So, please just get the top address bar of the video you want to have there, and I can make it happen.

    Thanks,
     
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    Oh, I may not have made the request clear. Sorry. I wasn't asking if you could change just one post. In post number 10 above I was curious if a script could go back and change ALL the previous posts with [YOUTUBE] xxx[/YOUTUBE]. If not, cool, just hoping to suggest something which would make the site better.
     
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    Ah, I see said the blind lady. I'll add that to the email I need to send developer.

    ETA: Sent to developer.
     
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  17. Aug 15, 2018 at 4:57 AM #17

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    You can also just click on the thread title. No need to try and aim for the little dot. :)

    To go to the first post instead, click the date under the thread title.
     

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