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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Raffs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Hello!

I have just one question (for now :w00t: ) - Only admins, modertors, forum assitants, can add new topics? Or Its something wrong on my side, with my PC? :oops2:

Thank you in advance for the answer! :)

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:06 pm

Raffs wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Hello!

I have just one question (for now :w00t: ) - Only admins, moderators, forum assistants, can add new topics? Or Its something wrong on my side, with my PC? :oops2:

Thank you in advance for the answer! :)
Hi Raffs - and Welcome!

Yes, only admins, forum assistants, topic assistants and content providers can add new topics. And if you have a camera or a local nest of some sort that you would like to post about, please let us know, and we'd be happy to set up a thread for you!

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:30 am

Good morning all
I have a problem, in the new forum why there is a 255 character limit on the "Edit Signature" ?
In the old one (there was no limit) i used it with 2 sentences like i did on the new one too and i used it also as a little mémorial about all the Little and Grand birds we lost during the year. It is not more possible and it is a big lack for me...
Merci for the answer and i hope you will be able to do Something or may be to tell me who i have to contact or how can i do to make it appeared withou being oblihe to copy and past my 3 sentences in each message i send

Second. when i went to the pm page of the new forum (i wanted to contact somebody) i was unable to find the list of the people to contact as we have in the old forum... or may be i didn't find it

Just for info
My signature on the old forum was
"* E9holic.Please do not try to heal me of my addiction . 13 months old.
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. Bev Shofstall of Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation
RIP 2018: Harrison Bay (Tn) Eloise First Lady 01/14. Dollywood Eleanor(“Ellie”) 01/17. Old Creek Town Park in Eufaula (Al) Eaglet 02/04. Berry Collège Eaglet 02/22"
And i was able to add the name of all beloved one who left this world for a better one (i hope)
on the new one i have to reduce as i can and i am not able to add more names for this year (and it's a problem for me) you can check it below.

That's all for this morning
Cheers and thanks by advance
Philippe
:rh: E9 :rh: 2.5 years old
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-2018-2019

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:43 am

with the old forum, when i click on a picture, this one opens in a new window, i was able to close it "x" without closing the forum
Now, when i click on it the pic opens inthe same window, so when i close the pic with "x" i closes also the internet connection so the Forum
I have to change my manner to work or are you able to do Something special for that ?
Thanks
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by gemini » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:06 am

Hi Philjo56France,

I believe the number of characters one can use in their "signature" is preset on this forum by the forum software but I will leave it to JudyB to confirm that.

To find a name to send a PM to, click "Find a member" next to "Add" under the " Add recipients" box. Scroll down to the list of names at the bottom of the page. Click the letter at the top of the list to bring up names beginning with that letter. (There may be multiple pages.). Click the box next to the name of the person to be contacted. Click "Select marked" at the bottom of the list. The name will be automatically placed in the " Add recipients" box.

Hope this helps.


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Click the "back arrow" of your browser instead of the "x" to exit from the picture. You will be returned to the topic.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:34 am

gemini wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:06 am
Hi Philjo56France,

I believe the number of characters one can use in their "signature" is preset on this forum by the forum software but I will leave it to JudyB to confirm that. so I will wait for her answer

To find a name to send a PM to, click "Find a member" next to "Add" under the " Add recipients" box. Scroll down to the list of names at the bottom of the page. Click the letter at the top of the list to bring up names beginning with that letter. (There may be multiple pages.). Click the box next to the name of the person to be contacted. Click "Select marked" at the bottom of the list. The name will be automatically placed in the " Add recipients" box. Works fine merci

Hope this helps.


Added:

Click the "back arrow" of your browser instead of the "x" to exit from the picture. You will be returned to the topic.
So i will have to change the manner i used to work

Thank you for all Gemini
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by trap57 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:17 am

Hello!
:hlp: I'm trying to get familiar with the new look. I have not found a way to set a bookmark. Am I missing something, or is that function just not ready yet? Thank you for your time!

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:34 am

Hi trap57 - and welcome!

Here is our Helpful Hint on how to bookmark or subscribe to a specific topic - viewtopic.php?p=372#p372

There are also hints for finding your bookmarks, unsubscribing to a post or a topic, and lots more here - viewtopic.php?p=137#p137.

And if you have other questions - please let us know!

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:15 am

Philjo56France wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:30 am
Good morning all
I have a problem, in the new forum why there is a 255 character limit on the "Edit Signature" ?
In the old one (there was no limit) i used it with 2 sentences like i did on the new one too and i used it also as a little mémorial about all the Little and Grand birds we lost during the year. It is not more possible and it is a big lack for me...
Merci for the answer and i hope you will be able to do Something or may be to tell me who i have to contact or how can i do to make it appeared without being obliged to copy and past my 3 sentences in each message i send

<-snip->


Just for info
My signature on the old forum was
"* E9holic.Please do not try to heal me of my addiction . 13 months old.
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. Bev Shofstall of Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation
RIP 2018: Harrison Bay (Tn) Eloise First Lady 01/14. Dollywood Eleanor(“Ellie”) 01/17. Old Creek Town Park in Eufaula (Al) Eaglet 02/04. Berry Collège Eaglet 02/22"
And i was able to add the name of all beloved one who left this world for a better one (i hope)
on the new one i have to reduce as i can and i am not able to add more names for this year (and it's a problem for me) you can check it below.

That's all for this morning
Cheers and thanks by advance
Philippe
Hi Philippe,

Gemini is right - it is a limit set in the software. There may be a way to change it, but I'm reluctant to do that - you did a good job of keeping your signature block small so it didn't interfere with reading the posts (which I'm guessing is why the makers of the software put in a limit) - but we have had posts on the other forum where the signature block was larger than the content of the post. I like your thought of remembering the eagles we have lost - and I have a suggestion.

On the former forum, we had a thread in the Garden Fence Chat area called The Rainbow Bridge, where we shared memories of our personal furry and feathered friends who passed on; we haven't added it here yet, but it is on the list for when we have time.

I'm thinking maybe we should also have a thread for remembering the eagles, osprey and other wildlife we've come to know and love on the cams, and who have now passed on. People could post a favorite picture or a memory, and perhaps you could change the last line of your signature to "RIP 2018: Eloise, Eleanor, Eufaula 1, B11" - and make each name a link to your post on the thread about the eagle.

Would that work?

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:31 am

JudyB wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:15 am
Philjo56France wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:30 am
Good morning all
I have a problem, in the new forum why there is a 255 character limit on the "Edit Signature" ?
In the old one (there was no limit) i used it with 2 sentences like i did on the new one too and i used it also as a little mémorial about all the Little and Grand birds we lost during the year. It is not more possible and it is a big lack for me...
Merci for the answer and i hope you will be able to do Something or may be to tell me who i have to contact or how can i do to make it appeared without being obliged to copy and past my 3 sentences in each message i send

<-snip->


Just for info
My signature on the old forum was
"* E9holic.Please do not try to heal me of my addiction . 13 months old.
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. Bev Shofstall of Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation
RIP 2018: Harrison Bay (Tn) Eloise First Lady 01/14. Dollywood Eleanor(“Ellie”) 01/17. Old Creek Town Park in Eufaula (Al) Eaglet 02/04. Berry Collège Eaglet 02/22"
And i was able to add the name of all beloved one who left this world for a better one (i hope)
on the new one i have to reduce as i can and i am not able to add more names for this year (and it's a problem for me) you can check it below.

That's all for this morning
Cheers and thanks by advance
Philippe
Hi Philippe,

Gemini is right - it is a limit set in the software. There may be a way to change it, but I'm reluctant to do that - you did a good job of keeping your signature block small so it didn't interfere with reading the posts (which I'm guessing is why the makers of the software put in a limit) - but we have had posts on the other forum where the signature block was larger than the content of the post. I like your thought of remembering the eagles we have lost - and I have a suggestion.

On the former forum, we had a thread in the Garden Fence Chat area called The Rainbow Bridge, where we shared memories of our personal furry and feathered friends who passed on; we haven't added it here yet, but it is on the list for when we have time.

I'm thinking maybe we should also have a thread for remembering the eagles, osprey and other wildlife we've come to know and love on the cams, and who have now passed on. People could post a favorite picture or a memory, and perhaps you could change the last line of your signature to "RIP 2018: Eloise, Eleanor, Eufaula 1, B11" - and make each name a link to your post on the thread about the eagle.

Would that work?
I will check and try, Merci JudyB
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:38 am

We will need to set up a thread first, Philippe - I didn't do that yet because I was waiting to see if you were interested in having something like that. I'm in the middle of setting up another thread right now so it will be a little while before I have a chance to make that thread.

If you have another suggestion, I'll be happy to hear it. Thanks.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:01 am

JudyB wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:38 am
We will need to set up a thread first, Philippe - I didn't do that yet because I was waiting to see if you were interested in having something like that. I'm in the middle of setting up another thread right now so it will be a little while before I have a chance to make that thread.

If you have another suggestion, I'll be happy to hear it. Thanks.
Merci JudyB
Now, as litlle DH4 passed away :cry1: , i need it as you will be able to make it
:ty:
Sorry, today i :cry1: DH4
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:37 am

I woke up last night thinking about that, Philippe. :(

I'll do that right now and send you a PM when it's ready.

:grhug:

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:51 am

The new "In Memoriam" thread is here - viewtopic.php?p=6892#p6892

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Annemie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:28 am

Hi JudyB

I like to know what the max size a jpeg picture can be to meet the max size restrictions for upload unto the website.
With thanks

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:16 am

Annemie wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:28 am
Hi JudyB

I like to know what the max size a jpeg picture can be to meet the max size restrictions for upload unto the website.
With thanks
It's currently 4MB, Annemie, though we appreciate it when people can reduce the size a bit - but we know not everyone has software to do that. We want to make sure people can load pictures that are good quality at full screen - but a lot of cameras take pictures that are much higher than that.

We've also learned that having a long name for a picture can cause an error message about picture size, even though the actual picture is not that big - I haven't done any testing, but know that up to 30 characters is fine.

I hope this helps, and if you have other questions, please let us know.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Annemie » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:44 am

Thank you JudyB. :hug:

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:53 am

I have a question on eagles with transmitters.
I go into the map daily to see where the eagles are that have transmitters I'm not sure if we get a daily update but when I checked today and refreshed the page it showed 04/03. Why I am interested is because David H had told me that one came up to Sechelt then travelled elsewhere but later returned to Sechelt. I would like to know where the eagles are today. :dunno: Thank you. :)

Thank you Sharon for your help I checked the map and found the box that shows the date when you click on it. This is where the eagles were yesterday.

Tracking for today does not show yet.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:13 pm

Exciting that one of the tracked eagles may be visiting you, Marg! I don't know a lot about the updates for the tracking program, but know David is hoping to find a way to have the maps updated regularly. I know other groups that do that, so it's possible.

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Post by Marg » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:26 pm

JudyB, yes its great that one of the eagles came here twice and may still be somewhere in Sechelt. I was talking to David recently and said that every time I see an eagle fly by I say to Earl quick let's see if it has a transmitter! I phoned Sandra that day and she and David T went to the Sechelt landfill but they were unlucky. (There weren't many eagles there at this time of year). I also notified our local Wildlife Spotting on the Sunshine Coast members.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:16 pm

How do you clear notifications? Just wondering.....
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by elle » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:29 pm

I would like to know how to clear notifications too. My understanding was they just cleared automatically after a certain number or after a specific time but...............?? None have cleared from my list since the new forum was implemented. ( And I am a known " delete happy " member :) )
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:20 am

I've also tried to clear notifications but unable to. :dunno:

I go in to notifications and mark all notifications read but it doesn't delete them permanently ...what am I missing?

Have you solved it elle?
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:49 am

Hi everyone!

Notifications marked as read will disappear after a month - and I think the only time you'll see more than 5 notifications without clicking the "see all" link is if you have more than 5 that haven't been read (or marked as read). And I don't have a new notification at the moment, but I think they're a different color in the list, so stand out from the ones you've read in the five that are displayed.

We might be able to make them disappear in less than a month - not sure about that. And I'd want to do some testing to make sure only the ones marked "read" disappear - some people are offline for a week or two and I wouldn't want them to not have all their notifications when they return.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by elle » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:46 am

In the old forum each post had a facility to PM that person at the bottom of the post. We no longer have that function. It was useful. Can we get that back?
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:00 am

elle wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:46 am
In the old forum each post had a facility to PM that person at the bottom of the post. We no longer have that function. It was useful. Can we get that back?
It's still there, actually, though we may not have added it to the Helpful Hints yet - I keep coming across things we should be adding, and don't get them on a list, so they don't get done.

If you click the little "contact" bubble under someone's name, you'll see a little symbol that means PM
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Click that, and it will open a PM to them. The new software has an additional feature - the PM will contain a link to the post, and the contents will be quoted - but you can delete those if you don't want to include them. It can be useful if you're commenting on their post - and deleting is quick if you're not.

Hope this helps!

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Post by elle » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:12 am

Oh wonderful! Thanks Judy.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Mon May 14, 2018 6:21 am

Good Morning JudyB
Concerning my signature panel, i have a tittle called "RIP 2018:"
I have also a link who normally goes directly on my first thread for the memories of 2018
"viewtopic.php?f=62&t=191&p=52093#p52054"


So how is it possible to have only The "RIP 2018:" and when you press on it you go directly to the page it must go ?

Like for your button "Helpful Hints" which in fact is the command "http://forum.hancockwildlife.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13"

Thanks by advance to explain me how i can do it and then may be i will be able to do one also for the RIP 2017

:huggie:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 am

Good afternoon, Philjo -

I'm not sure why, but those are called posh links - and here's the link to the hint explaining how to make them - https://www.forum.hancockwildlife.org/v ... p=175#p175. If you have questions after reading that, please let us know - we're always looking for ways to make the hints easier to understand.

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Philjo56France wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:21 am
Good Morning JudyB
Concerning my signature panel, i have a tittle called "RIP 2018:"
I have also a link who normally goes directly on my first thread for the memories of 2018
"viewtopic.php?f=62&t=191&p=52093#p52054"


So how is it possible to have only The "RIP 2018:" and when you press on it you go directly to the page it must go ?

Like for your button "Helpful Hints" which in fact is the command "http://forum.hancockwildlife.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13"

Thanks by advance to explain me how i can do it and then may be i will be able to do one also for the RIP 2017

:huggie:

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Philjo56France » Mon May 14, 2018 8:44 am

[quote=JudyB post_id=52143 time=1526308320 user_id=48]
Good afternoon, Philjo -
I'm not sure why, but those are called posh links - and here's the link to the hint explaining how to make them - https://www.forum.hancockwildlife.org/v ... p=175#p175. If you have questions after reading that, please let us know - we're always looking for ways to make the hints easier to understand.
:ty:
[quote=Philjo56France post_id=52116 time=1526304060 user_id=102]
Good Morning JudyB
Concerning my signature panel, i have a tittle called "RIP 2018:"
I have also a link who normally goes directly on my first thread for the memories of 2018
"viewtopic.php?f=62&t=191&p=52093#p52054"
So how is it possible to have only The "RIP 2018:" and when you press on it you go directly to the page it must go ?
Like for your button "Helpful Hints" which in fact is the command "http://forum.hancockwildlife.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13"
Thanks by advance to explain me how i can do it and then may be i will be able to do one also for the RIP 2017
:huggie:
[/quote]
[/quote]


:ty: for the answer Judy
I will check that tomorrow Morning and if i have some troubles i will ask again
:hug:

I did it, it woks fine :ty: very much JudyB :huggie:
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