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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by gemini » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:51 pm

Your name is there! I see it!

Maybe because your post has to be approved first. It appears that all first posts have to be approved. After that you are good to go!

Since your post has now been approved, try your signature again.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:54 pm

I just approved your post, Karen, and this is part of why we needed more people posting so we can see what needs adjusting from the defaults.

And I actually had to approve my own first post - definitely something we need to change before we invite more members to join us here!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by jkr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:30 am

Testing to see if my post goes through. :lol:

Edited to say --- it does. Now we need a thumbs up smiley.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:33 am

Thanks, Karen - that will be part of the new member tutorial once we get it written.

To add your location, if you click on your name at the upper right, then choose User Control Panel from the dropdown list, then click on the Profile tab, there's a field for Location at the top, right under Birthday (which we need to decide if we want to let members post, knowing that it can be used to help steal identities).

The location field lets you describe your location however you like - I prefer Midcoast Maine to listing a tiny town no one would know - but you can also put your town and province if you want. I think you can fill in Location while you're registering, but it's not required, so maybe it doesn't show up then.

I'm also thinking we don't need as many types of social media that people could provide - but maybe we need to ask someone who's more involved in that which ones to keep.


Added - also on the Profile tab, the second link on the left is Edit Signature - and that's where you'd add your signature.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by jkr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:41 am

I've added my signature --- It works fine

I see there is a nice choice of colours too I may add. Are colours going to be available for all posts. The forum could turn out to be a wild array of colours if everyone has that option. If there a way to turn off colours in the settings if need be ?

Also, is there somewhere to change "posts per page" to increase them ? I notice there are only 10 displayed before a new page appears.
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 am

Good question, Judy - though we have the options for lots of colors on the current forum, and have mostly done OK by asking people to not use them in observation posts but save them for the Garden Fence.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by jkr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:50 am

I did find "posts per page" in the controls but I'll leave it as is for now until we decide later.

By the way, I didn't retire like I had planned to do but I did reduce my work hours to 6 per day. Wasn't feeling ready to call it quits. :lol:
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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Well, congratulations on your decreased hours - and now the trick will be to see if they actually let you leave when your 6 hours are up! :lol:

And it looks as if users cannot customize the numbers of posts they see in the User Control Panel (unless I missed it) - which at least will mean that everyone will have the same posts on page 25.

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by purdychar » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:29 pm

Purdychar checking in!

Want to see different name colors! Right now all I see is one color and it just occurred to me that's because we are all admins! :lol:

Aha! Two colors!

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Re: Intro to the New Forum!

Post by JudyB2 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:49 pm

And I'm a Forum Assistant, at least at the moment - so here's another color!
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:55 am

Other than posting a reply and then deleting it, I can't find a way to backout of a reply if I change my mind about posting it! There must be a way to cancel that I am not seeing?
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 am

gemini wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:55 am
Other than posting a reply and then deleting it, I can't find a way to backout of a reply if I change my mind about posting it! There must be a way to cancel that I am not seeing?
I don't see anything other than using the browser's back button to get out of it - how do we do that on the current forum?

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:56 am

Current forum has a cancel post button.
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 am

gemini wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:56 am
Current forum has a cancel post button.
All these years and I don't think I ever noticed that. :oops: :lol:

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by jkr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:05 am

If I recall correctly I do believe our original forum didn't have a cancel button either. We always had to "delete" our posts to get rid of them. It's definitely not an ideal solution for anyone if they've made an error in judgment before posting something.
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB2 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:34 pm

jkr wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:05 am
If I recall correctly I do believe our original forum didn't have a cancel button either. We always had to "delete" our posts to get rid of them. It's definitely not an ideal solution for anyone if they've made an error in judgment before posting something.
But if you realize that you don't want to post something you've typed, you can always just use the browser's back button to get out of the posting window - or am I missing something? :?:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:52 am

Are we able to match the font size to what we used on HWF ? I'm fine with what is here but there may be some who require a larger font.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:24 am

That's a good question, Judy, and one I'd thought about myself. It can be done, and as far as I can tell, it's not all that hard to do. The catch is that the change has to be made in a file on the server, which means that David Hathaway would have to do it, or at the very least upload a replacement file I sent him. And he'd probably need to do that every time there was an update to the program, as I think the updates replace most if not all of the files (I'm basing that on looking at the files on the server for my WildlifeCamWatch forum, and it looks as if they all have the date I did the update).

It looks as if a possible solution is to make a new style (by duplicating the old one - which I can do at WildlifeCamWatch) and then making the changes we'd like - and then having David upload the new style. Updates will replace the default style, but shouldn't affect our custom one. I think.

I'm also thinking that unless we get complaints about the font being too small, I'll wait on that until we have some of the other stuff done, much as I'd love to go play with the underlying code!

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by gemini » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:20 pm

YEAH! Were us again! :clap: :D

LOOKS GREAT Judy! Thank you for all the time you have put in accomplishing this - I know it was no easy feat!
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:26 pm

Thanks, gemini! And we were able to make the font a little bigger, like it is on the current (soon-to-be-old) forum.

And thanks to David Hathaway for uploading the files for us!

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:35 pm

This does look good. I like it better than our "soon to be" old forum. :thumlft:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:00 pm

jkr wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:35 pm
This does look good. I like it better than our "soon to be" old forum. :thumlft:
A huge thank you to Judy B, Judy jk and gemini for all you are doing ..

I edited this post ..I didn't know the new style was available until Judy B sent me a PM./ :oops2: .
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:04 pm

Bev, it was JudyB and gemini who did 99.9% of the work, along with David Hathaway, so our thanks must go to them. All I did was fill in a few blanks here and there.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:09 pm

I may be lagging in discovering this but in order to see all members who are signed it shows only when on the Board Index page. If you are within a certain forum area then only the people using that specific area are showing as on-line. That is much different than our old forum where the entire list of those on-line showed on the right side of the page.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:29 pm

jkr wrote:
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Bev, it was JudyB and gemini who did 99.9% of the work, along with David Hathaway, so our thanks must go to them. All I did was fill in a few blanks here and there.
Thanks Judy jk for letting me know... so thank you Judy B, gamini and D Hathaway ...
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:31 pm

jkr wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:09 pm
I may be lagging in discovering this but in order to see all members who are signed it shows only when on the Board Index page. If you are within a certain forum area then only the people using that specific area are showing as on-line. That is much different than our old forum where the entire list of those on-line showed on the right side of the page.
Thanks .

I edited my above post.I didn't know the new style was available until Judy B sent me a PM.. :oops2:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:56 am

jkr wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:09 pm
I may be lagging in discovering this but in order to see all members who are signed it shows only when on the Board Index page. If you are within a certain forum area then only the people using that specific area are showing as on-line. That is much different than our old forum where the entire list of those on-line showed on the right side of the page.
The list of online members on the right column was an admin-only thing on the soon-to-be-old glFusion forum, Judy. And I believe that the only place to see who was online that everyone could use was the bottom of the main index page. It sounds as if there may be a way to add a column (not sure if it would be on left or right) and we may try to do that at some point so people will have easy access to the "Donate Now" button, and some other quick links - but that sounded more complicated, so we decided to wait a bit on that.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:24 am

Good morning everyone! I'm posting to see if my avatar is here or needs to be added. :dunno:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:25 am

I see I need to add it......
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:41 am

Thanks Judy for registering me!
I'm having trouble loading my avatar it woked fine on the old forum :( :

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