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NEW FEATURE: IGNORE FORUM OR THREAD

Sometimes you just would like to unclutter your screen from forums or threads that you never ever go to. Or you may want to avoid the drama brewing on a certain thread. Now there is a feature for that!

To ignore a forum or thread, it's fairly straight-forward.

-> Just open the forum or thread you would like to ignore (hide). You will now notice a "Ignore forum," or "Ignore thread" link on the top right of the forum list.

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CLICK ON THE IGNORE BUTTON FOR YOUR SELECTION, AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS.
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WHERE CAN YOU FIND A LIST OF YOUR IGNORED USERS, FORUMS, THREADS, ETC? Glad you asked! You will find a list of the "ignores" you created by going to your member panel, under "Ignoring."

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If you have questions, just ask! :)

Regards,

Andre

(Thank you @Jdiggity1 for suggesting this feature! :) )
 
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Hi everyone!

I wanted to point out the forum's feature allowing to quickly scan a number of "Latest Posts," located on the right sidebar. But that is limited to 15 posts. So there are other ways to see more latest posts, by clicking What's New on the top ▲ or Latest Posts ▲.

HOWEVER, you can also consult the titles of between 50 and 100 posts at once via the forum's PORTAL, and in a way that is setup differently, which I find easier on the eyes. I personally use this method. Creating a bookmark in my browser, I mostly access the forum via the PORTAL.


Just thought I'd share this, hoping it can be helpful. :)

Regards,

André
 
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what´s the difference between what´s new and latest posts?
I believe one has to do with your cookies, with you surfing, while the other one is independent. They are both called Latest Posts, but behave differently.

What's New will refresh after you read a post, and will NOT show these posts again, until a new reply is made to them. It only shows the "New" posts which you haven't read.

Latest Posts will continue showing the new posts you visited, as it shows all the latest posts, no matter if you visited them or not.

I think that's pretty much how this works. :)

Hope this helps,

Andre
 
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Hi all,

So there seems to be an issue with using the ATTACH function to insert images AND assigning a URL to them (for example for promotions and sales).

For some reason the URL you may end up with, will be the image attachment file itself, and not the external website you had in mind.

A workaround for this is: DON'T use the "ATTACH" function.

Rather use the Insert Image option (CTRL-P).

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Then click on Drop Image (or Click Here). Find your image on your computer and select it. Then click on your image, pull one of the corner to resize it slightly. Then click on Insert Link, and go through the process.

Overlook the Attach function completely. This is a bug in the software they recognize they can't fix at the moment.

Below, the image should link to a fascinating Amazon book URL.

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Hope this helps!

Andre
 

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Thanks! I noticed that it is virtually impossible to resize an inserted image on my Samsung Android tablet, even using the stylus. The resize boxes cannot be made to reappear except for a millisecond. No problem on Windows though. Just wondering if I'm the only one with this problem.

I must also mention: this forum is one of the most convivial, technically interesting and carefully managed and maintained I have been on. Bravo to the owner and all the nice "plumbers" working hard to make sure of it!
 
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At the end of a subject line, what does the blue dot indicate?
Hi Kevin, the blue dot means that there are posts unread by you in that thread. I just accessed and read new posts in the "All VI freebies..." thread, but not the others. This what you mean?


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Thanks, André. I thought that might be what it meant and tested it to check, but maybe I didn't give it enough time for the database to update.
Yes, it seems to take a few seconds to register, just so it is clear that you actually have read posts, and not just clicked by mistake and left.
 
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