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A Few Questions about the Board


Mar 14 2007, 11:07pm

Post #1 of 11 (516 views)
A Few Questions about the Board Can't Post

Pallando here formerly known as Pallando_II...
Hey, C; what's up NZ? Altaira too!

First: sorry, but I can't find the former "question forum" where one would have ordinarily asked these type. I even read all the FAQs. Is there a forum for technical-type questions? Anyway can someone help me out a little:

1) The direction of the chronology here seems to be latest on top, earliest on bottom? It seems to progress "last on top" but there are some early posts at the very top. How does that work? Also the two old messages have a dot and one recent user message has a dot too. What's happening?

2) Can one set-up with all the post responses visible like the old message board? This may not be practical as some responses have big graphics in them and one might not get the same "look and feel"

3) Do you still have to save your long posts occasionally in Notepad in case they disappear?

Anyway this really looks like a slick board but please don't slap my hand for being off-topic.

Anyway good to be back, tho.

P aka P-II


For I also am a steward. Did you not know?


Mar 14 2007, 11:26pm

Post #2 of 11 (375 views)
Answers are there - just had to find them [In reply to] Can't Post

It just took me awhile to figure most of this this out. But where DO you go for questions?


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Mar 14 2007, 11:40pm

Post #3 of 11 (350 views)
Good to see you, Pallando! [In reply to] Can't Post

The FAQ is in the Welcome Post on the Main Indes. If you don't find your answer there, the admins will respond to you on Feedback. The new Boards are very cool.

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Mar 15 2007, 12:24am

Post #4 of 11 (337 views)
I like your avatar [In reply to] Can't Post

Since we're off topic anyway, I just thought I'd say so.

NZ Strider

Mar 15 2007, 1:29am

Post #5 of 11 (341 views)
Good to see you! Sorry that I canīt help much [In reply to] Can't Post

as I'm still finding my way around too. For example, you've figured out how to do an avatar, which I haven't managed yet. Good to see that you're well and around though.


Mar 15 2007, 2:04am

Post #6 of 11 (345 views)
Some stabs at answers (to keep them here with the questions) [In reply to] Can't Post

1. You can change the sorting order for newest and oldest using the "Age (creation)" or, if you click on it, "Age (activity)." Creation keeps the older threads at the top in the order in which they were created, and just adds new posts to them (basically like the old board did), but activity makes the more active posts appear first. Feedback can help you in that more since I am still playing with it.

2. To view the forum in "flat" mode, go to Edit Profile and then Display Settings (it's a pull-down menu).

3. No, there is no annoying timer any more and no need for notepad.

(Formerly drogo of the two names!)


Mar 15 2007, 2:15am

Post #7 of 11 (339 views)
Why are some of the posts in Bold? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks drogo. Here's another:

Why are some of the posts in Bold?


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Mar 15 2007, 2:23am

Post #8 of 11 (360 views)
*waves madly!!!* [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, Pallando old friend! Smile

I moved your post to the Feedback board, which is one of the great new features here (e.g., the ability moving posts and threads). As others have said, perusing the FAQ should help bring you up to speed on the rest of the changes.

If you need to test footers, etc. this Feedback board is the place to do it. Otherwise, PM me if you have any more questions, have fun and WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!! Laugh

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Mar 15 2007, 2:34am

Post #9 of 11 (346 views)
Deciphering the Avatar [In reply to] Can't Post

I tried to give it a symbolism related to my LOTR character name. A "GURU" like C or NZ should see through it without too much trouble.

"Junior no more"


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Mar 15 2007, 3:40am

Post #10 of 11 (334 views)
Bold posts are unread. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's an easy way to see which posts have been added since you last opened the threads.

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Mar 15 2007, 6:07am

Post #11 of 11 (392 views)
Except... [In reply to] Can't Post

once you're in the thread, then the post you're viewing is bolded and unread posts are marked with a red "New" tag.


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