Intro to the New Forum!

Welcome, hints for the new software, and a discussion of the transition
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Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:20 am

Hi everyone - and Welcome!

First, a big thanks to David Hathaway for creating this new forum! (Note to self - we need more smilies!)

And a big thanks to all those who are helping to get it up and running!

For those coming from our soon-to-be-former forum, things are in different places here!

As far as I know, there's no way to get a chronological list of the most recent posts - but you can find New Posts under Quick Links in the upper left.
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Quick Links has a number of other useful features - there is a robust search feature, plus links to the Member list and to "The Team" list, which shows the members who have taken on additional duties.


The User Control Panel is in the dropdown list under your name in the upper right (next to the Private Messages link, which will have a number to show when you have 1 or more new PMs). The User Control Panel (UCP) is where you can add your location for others to see (under the Profile tab), change your time zone (Board Preferences tab), add a signature and avatar (back to the Profile tab and refer to the links on the left), and lots of other nifty stuff (more info here) - check it out!
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:04 pm

Reserved for (maybe) some sort of outline or site map or table of contents to help people find a particular thread or topic.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by SueB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:02 am

Good Morning All! I just registered and was approved, now just trying out posting. Wasn't sure which forum to post my first one to but thought this was appropriate. Seems very easy to navigate. Thanks to everyone that has worked on this for all the time and effort you have put in. It really looks great!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by windsong » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:20 am

Morning everyone.

Registered and approved, now I need to check things out and figure out how to create the new AEF DC nest thread.

Thank you to all who worked on this wonderful new forum. :grhug:
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:10 am

Thanks, Sue and Pat - and Welcome!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Marg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:36 am

Thaqnks Judy for accepting me.
I am having trouble with my avatar I get this message I used this avatar on the old forum but do not know how to reduce the size?:

The submitted avatar is 100 pixels wide and 66 pixels high. Avatars must be at least 20 pixels wide and 20 pixels high, but no larger than 90 pixels wide and 90 pixels high.

Current image:
Maximum dimensions; width: 90 pixels, height: 90 pixels, file size: 60.00 KiB.
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Help please.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:38 am

I trimmed a little bit from both sides of your avatar so it's now 90 pixels wide, and I added it to your profile - will that work for you?

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Marg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 am

Thank you so much JudyB for your help. :D

BTW I did learn how to post a pic. :yes:
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by sassyk » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:51 am

Hi all,

I have registered and been accepted :woohoo: Now I'll have fun finding my way around ;)
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 am

Welcome, Kay! We'll be getting you your permissions and Rank (the title under your name) in a couple of minutes!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by gemini » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:36 pm

:bye 1: Welcome everyone!

I'm not posting that much but if you see me online and you need help or questions answered I am just a post or PM away. I'm usually around most days (except Wednesdays) so.......

Enjoy exploring our new home to be! Try out some of the new tutorials and if they don't make sense let us know so we can try and make them clearer! :D

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Cheryldavis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:25 am

Is it still the case that only Jpg can be posted and not PNG?
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:07 am

Cheryldavis wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:25 am
Is it still the case that only Jpg can be posted and not PNG?
No! You can now post either jpg or png! :D

Png files are larger - if you (or anyone) gets a message that the attachment is too large, please let me or one of the other admins know - and if possible, let us know how big the file is. We want to set the upper limit large enough for full-screen captures - but not so large that we overwhelm the server. :%:

And welcome!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Cheryldavis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:13 am

Thank you Judy!
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Sandy_W » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:53 pm

Hello everyone,
Tried out posting a couple of s'caps today on the practice thread. Love what y'all have accomplished and looking forward to trying posts out live! I am so sure I will have questions when I get into the day-to-day activities but all seems pretty intuitive to me right now.

Happy posting and thanks so much for all the work put into bringing us a new home to post and share all things eagles....Sandy
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 pm

Thanks, Sandy - and welcome!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by amd » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:39 pm

:bravo: this is fantastic, and exciting to say the least!
Huge thank you to all involved for the hard work in getting this set up!
Registered and accepted. Now, to get used to navigating....lol!
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:50 am

Thanks, amd - and welcome! There's a link to Helpful Hints in my signature line if you're looking for anything particular - like how to add a signature line! :)

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Annemie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:47 am

Good morning everyone

Thank you JudyB, Gemini, David Hathaway and all that helped to create this new and amazing forum. :hug:
I am still exploring but I like what I have seen so far a lot.
The quick links are really helpful as well.

Thank you for having me again and I shall look forward to the new season as I know Mr. and Mrs. Hastings are. :yes:
They are happily busy building. :rh:

I am proud and exited to part of this great Foundation with all it's awesome caring members. :woohoo:

:grhug:

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Raffs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:10 pm

Hello everyone!

I following your old forum just like guest, and now, when you set up the new forum I decided to register for the first time. I just want to thanks all people for making this place such amazing! Greetings from Poland. :fonz:

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Kitcat11848 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi all. Thank you so much for this new forum format and all the hard work everyone did to make it happen. I look forward to reading all the posts on the nest forums and posting occasionally. Now to the practice thread and see if I can post s’caps and even get an Avatar.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by jkr » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:47 am

Annemie and Kitcat111848, welcome to the newest version of our forum. Enjoy !

Raff, we are very pleased that you made the decision to joined our HWF family. A big welcome to you. If you need help we have a wonderful Helpful Hints area set up by gemini. The link is in my signature line.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Raffs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:23 pm

Thank you JKR :) I keep busy on read it.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by bev. » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:43 am

thank you to all who created this forum. :D still go over to other one as everything not here . are the rest coming over

HI JKR. long time no see :rh:
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:58 am

Hi bev. - and welcome!

Yes, we are hoping to get most of the currently active threads here in the next week or so, and then start in on the others. A lot of the osprey we watch don't return from migration until mid to late March, so we're not rushing on those, for instance.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Enchantedeagles » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:15 pm

Hello all took me awhile to get here but I made it. Now to explore the rest of the areas. Thanks to all who are working to bring this new format to us. :thumlft:
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by BillA » Fri May 04, 2018 6:56 am

G'morning all :) From Port Angeles, WA. About 65 miles due south of the nest. But, at least a 5 hr. trip. 😉
As far as I can tell, this is where I introduce myself...
Obviously, I'm Bill. I'm a refugee from the Hanover, Pa. site. They shut down the cams and I was lucky enough to stumble upon this nest, way closer to home. Thanks for being here. So, far I'm really liking it and can tell I have a lot to learn.
Enjoy your day, everybody. See ya' around.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Marg » Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 am

Welcome to the forum Bill! :D If you have any questions we have a lot of people that will help you.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by BillA » Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 am

Marg wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 am
Welcome to the forum Bill! :D If you have any questions we have a lot of people that will help you.

:bye 1:
Thankee Marg 😊
I just had that experience 👍🏻

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by Robert Tragesser » Sat May 05, 2018 9:09 am

Hello everyone! My name is Robert, I live in PA, USA, and very much enjoy your eagle cams and appreciate joining your forum.

Like Bill A., I'm part of the user group at the Hanover, PA eagle cam site, which went off-line on May 3.

It's my privilege to be accepted as a user here, and to be amongst like-minded enthusiasts.

I hope to further my knowledge and understanding of eagle development and behaviors as the season advances with a nesting site that continues to prosper.

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