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Welcome => Welcome and Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: admin rebekahc on July 21, 2011, 10:31:48 PM

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Title: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: admin rebekahc on July 21, 2011, 10:31:48 PM
This is a topic for people who would like to ask questions about how the board works.  I cannot guarantee that I can answer them, but hopefully between us all we can find the answers.

Please feel free to post either questions or responses in this thread. Thanks!
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: AdminCM on August 18, 2011, 02:21:38 PM
Important difference here from our recent abode at hyperboards:

When sending PM's here, you will need to CHECK the box at the bottom of the message if you wish to retain a copy of the sent message in your own mailbox.  It doesn't do it automatically the way we're used to. 

You can change the default settings on your own PM box to automatically retain sent messages, if you prefer.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: admin rebekahc on August 23, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
There is also an option in your control panel to save all sent messages.

Profile>Modify Profile>Personal Messaging
Save a copy of each personal message in my sent items by default  ✓
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: AdminCM on August 25, 2011, 10:57:42 AM
What is this "block" feature and how does it work?



Under your account, choose Profile--> modify profile--> buddy/ignore list

You can add a member to the "ignore" list, and then that member's posts (and PM's) are "invisible" to you.

For an example, I've added SilverLining to my "ignore" list temporarily and snapped a screenshot of a thread to demonstrate what a member's posts look like if I'm "ignoring" him/her:

Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: hello on July 12, 2012, 09:26:36 AM
somehow I got logged out, I cant remember password.
or the one I remember is wrong

i have been sent the "set new password" email twice but the link takes me right  back to wrong page...

so confusing.

scout
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: rebekahc on July 12, 2012, 09:46:45 AM
Hi Scout, sorry you're having trouble.  Please email me so that I have a private way to communicate with you if I need to reset your password or something.  Also, if you could include the link you've been getting I'll look into that, too.  :)

 food.allergy.supt@flash.net
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: Pdetyens on May 30, 2013, 10:12:17 AM
Hi. I am brand new to your forum. I posted my introduction on the correct thread but I did not enter on the bottom, where I am from and other allergies . I noticed that all the other entries have this. Can I get back onto my original post? Also, on the pages where people can write their concerns and questions....how do I post there? So many question....so many hives! Really appreciate your help! Paula Deryens from Richmknd, Virginia.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: rebekahc on May 30, 2013, 11:30:08 AM
Welcome!  :bye:

To add a signature to your post, follow these steps:

Hover over the button that says Profile (it's above the green box at the top of the page)
Choose Forum Profile
from there you can modify your signature to show location, allergies, etc.


To modify a post you've made, go to the post and in the top section of that post should be a button that says modify.  Make any changes and then click save at the bottom.


In other areas of the board, you post just as you did here.  If you don't see a topic you want to post in, you can start a new one by clicking New Topic at the top of the list of topics in that section.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: Pdetyens on May 30, 2013, 02:57:24 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: buttons on July 23, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
Would it be possible to explain how to post a photo? I could use some very basic assistance, for example, how to use photobucket for this purpose.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: hezzier on July 23, 2014, 04:37:54 PM
This is how I do it, there may be an easier way...

Once you have the picture loaded on photobucket, off to the right side should be list called "links to share".

Copy the "IMG" link

It will end up with [ ] with URL info sandwiching the [ ] img part, which you can see before you post it
[img width=400 height=300]http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu281/hezzier/IMG_1902.jpg[/img]


Then delete the part in front of the [ ] with IMG and after the [ ] with img


So it should work and end up like this
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu281/hezzier/IMG_1902.jpg)


This is not a good explanation, but when I hit post, what I wanted you to see disappears into a link. 
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: buttons on July 23, 2014, 08:23:15 PM
Thank you very much, Hezzier.  I'll give it a whirl.

And that's a very sweet dog.  :)
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: hezzier on July 23, 2014, 10:33:15 PM
I like him best when he's sleeping!

If you have trouble, one of the mods can always go in and fix your link.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: LinksEtc on August 08, 2014, 01:37:16 PM
There seems to be issues with some of the board functions/icons like the quote button & the evil smiley.

Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: SilverLining on August 08, 2014, 01:50:55 PM
There seems to be issues with some of the board functions/icons like the quote button & the evil smiley.

 :evil:

They seem to be working for me.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: LinksEtc on August 08, 2014, 02:26:57 PM
It's back to normal for me now ... my  :evil: was where my quote button was supposed to be & if I clicked on the evil smiley, I got a quote instead.


Maybe my quotes have been evil lately?     :evil:



Strange.
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: SilverLining on August 08, 2014, 03:13:31 PM
It's back to normal for me now ... my  :evil: was where my quote button was supposed to be & if I clicked on the evil smiley, I got a quote instead.


Maybe my quotes have been evil lately?     :evil:



Strange.

Lol.

More likely the powers that be were doing some tweeking. 
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: poppie on October 07, 2015, 01:19:57 PM
Hi, New on this site.  Every time I want to post something or reply do I need to go through the routine of verification, every single time?  because I can understand that when you first log on, but not constantly, have I got that wrong, I hope so as most people have not got the time to fill in three different questions before even posting anything...
Title: Re: Help with the Board Functionality
Post by: admin rebekahc on October 07, 2015, 03:10:33 PM
Hi, New on this site.  Every time I want to post something or reply do I need to go through the routine of verification, every single time?  because I can understand that when you first log on, but not constantly, have I got that wrong, I hope so as most people have not got the time to fill in three different questions before even posting anything...

To deter spammers from hitting in the middle of the night and making tons of posts, we have it set to verify for a certain number of posts, but it should be just a verification - not the security questions.  Most spammers don't have time to mess with it.  Once you reach that number (it's pretty low, I promise!), it'll no longer happen.

I will go into settings, though, and see if something was accidentally clicked that added the security questions to the post verification process.

ETA:  I looked into the settings and there is no longer a way to separate the verification from the two security questions - sorry!