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Some hints #150499
12/26/2017 11:41 AM
12/26/2017 11:41 AM
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Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline OP
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I thought I would do a little note about some of the changes here, to help people get a bit better acclimated. I only saw the new board yesterday, the same as you guys, so I am no expert at all, just stumbling through like you guys, but here are a few things I have learned.

1--Your profile settings and board preferences are under "My Stuff"

2--Under Preferences, you will find your options for flat mode or threaded. Not sure which one is the default, but you can choose whichever one you want.

3--Under Preferences, under Your Preferred Forum Style, you can pick what color you want the background to be. You click on a color and hit Preview Style and that will show you what the board will look like with that color. Most of the colors are pretty self-explanatory, but Marshmellow in particular (which is what I am using), is BLUE. How many blue marshmellows have you seen?? crazy Anyway, you can click and Preview any or all of them. But when you preview it, it brings up another window to preview the color scheme, which, once you preview it, you have to CLOSE that window, as you cannot go anywhere in that window. Once you decide which color scheme you want, you have to scroll ALL the way to the bottom and save your changes.

4--There are a bunch of other options there under preferences. Most of them are pretty close to what they were before. Again, if you change any of those settings, make sure you scroll all the way down and save your changes.

5--Under email and private message options, as of this exact moment, the email notification of new PMs is not working, but hopefully that will get fixed soon. Under the last item there "From time to time we send out emails regarding this community. Do you wish to receive these emails", that's talking about a blanket email to all users. We have not done that in the past, and as of now, I doubt we will, so I wouldn't worry about that one, either way.

6--Under your profile you can put in your birthday if you want, upload an avatar, etc., the same as before. What's NEW, is at the bottom, under your Social Links, if you WANT to, you can list your Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, or Linked In accounts. Again, for any changes, make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom and save any changes.

7--There is a FRIEND list there now, under your Profile. Not sure how that works, as I had some in mine already.

8--Under Miscellaneous under My Stuff, all the way at the bottom, there is an option for Chat. We haven't used that yet, but will need to check it out soon.

9--Again, under Miscellaneous under My Stuff, if you have been using the "who's online" feature before, it's there under Miscellaneous now.

10--If you need to clear your cookies, that's also there under Miscellaneous at the bottom.

11--As of now, the photo upload option does NOT work, but Eric will be working on that and hopes to get it working sooner or later.

12--Again, as of now, there is not a link to the Cruise Calendar or to the Travel Calendar for the SXM and BVI forums. Soon come, should happen soon.

13--When replying on the board to a note, the DEFAULT is Quick Reply. Quick Reply does NOT allow you to insert links, pictures, quotes, smileys, etc., (unless you have memorized the UBB code for what you want to do). If you want to do any of those things, you need to scroll down to the Use Full Editor button, located below the Quick Reply box. Frankly, I think that is a PITA, not sure whether we will be able to change that setting or not.

14--For you Facebook folks, we now have a LIKE button.

15--On the FRONT page, the one that lists all of the forums, the weird looking three dots to the LEFT of the icons for the individual boards for SXM, BVI, etc., indicate whether there are new posts on that particular board since the last time you visited. To begin with, once you have read the notes that you are interested in, you need to MARK ALL READ, so that is re-set for the future, the next time you come to the board. To do so, scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WHOLE BOARD, ON THE FRONT PAGE, below the General Travel Photos Forum, and click on Mark All Read. You only need to do that once, the first time you're reading the board.

16--Within the individual forums, there are boxes which show which threads have new posts. The color of the box is dependent on which style sheet color scheme that you have picked.

Well, that's a couple of things that I have learned so far anyway.


Carol Hill
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Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150510
12/26/2017 12:38 PM
12/26/2017 12:38 PM
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The emails are actually going out. I have to make some dns changes as some providers are bouncing the emails back to me.


Eric Hill
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Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150512
12/26/2017 12:42 PM
12/26/2017 12:42 PM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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It looks like the "like" button only allows you to like a thread and not a specific post in a thread. Am I correct about that?


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Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150513
12/26/2017 12:44 PM
12/26/2017 12:44 PM
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Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline OP
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That, I don't know. Sort of looks like it.

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 12/26/2017 12:45 PM.

Carol Hill
Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150537
12/26/2017 10:37 PM
12/26/2017 10:37 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Maybe I missed something but before it would show how many unread reply's there was on a topic. Doesn't show that now. Is that still in the works?

Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150540
12/27/2017 12:36 AM
12/27/2017 12:36 AM
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wow scubaman....was just going to make the exact comment...and ask the same question.

Re: Some hints [Re: SXMScubaman] #150544
12/27/2017 07:46 AM
12/27/2017 07:46 AM
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Will have to look at the options about the number or unread replies.


Eric Hill
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Re: Change your time zone [Re: Carol_Hill] #150552
12/27/2017 09:43 AM
12/27/2017 09:43 AM
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By default, everybody got moved to the UTC time zone. So when you are looking at time stamps it is by the UTC time zone unless you change it in your profile.

Go to My Stuff then Preferences.

Mid way down the screen is where you select your time zone. It will default to the UTC zone if you have not already changed it. The different zone are listed in time order. So in most cases you will need to scroll up to get to the time zone for the US and Canada, etc. Find one of the time zones and areas that is closest to your and select it. In my case I choose NY time. There were several to choose from, but that one was easy for us on the East Coast.

Look by the time you are -- the list is not alpha, but listed by time. So if it is 10:30 am now your time, scroll to that time frame on the list. The time is on the right side of the listings.

After changing be sure to scroll down and press the save changes/submit button. It will then automatically change the time stamps on your screen to your time zone.

Last edited by Eric_Hill; 12/27/2017 10:35 AM.

Eric Hill
TTOL Shop
Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150557
12/27/2017 11:01 AM
12/27/2017 11:01 AM
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Just checking this out.
It doesn't reply directly to the poster then?? smile

Re: Some hints [Re: The_Lurker] #150558
12/27/2017 11:02 AM
12/27/2017 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by The_Lurker
Just checking this out.
It doesn't reply directly to the poster then?? smile


I see that it does----it said it ran out of time to edit...

Re: Some hints [Re: The_Lurker] #150562
12/27/2017 12:13 PM
12/27/2017 12:13 PM
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I am not sure on the edit time. Have to check those settings.


Eric Hill
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Re: Some hints [Re: The_Lurker] #150585
12/27/2017 04:37 PM
12/27/2017 04:37 PM
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Edit time defaulted to zero, have changed it back to our 4 hours normal time limit.


Eric Hill
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Re: Some hints [Re: GaKaye] #150586
12/27/2017 04:41 PM
12/27/2017 04:41 PM
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Based on reports and recommendations this like button is really bugy! yikes So will turn it off. There is a new way to do this with facebook and others, so will try to impliment it in the next couple of days.


Eric Hill
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Re: Some hints [Re: Eric_Hill] #150625
12/28/2017 10:59 AM
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Just have to say it - love the new format. Good job, Eric.

Re: Some hints [Re: Eric_Hill] #150663
12/28/2017 08:59 PM
12/28/2017 08:59 PM
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When and if it's a possibility, would be nice to have the SXM People Talk button available on the SXM Forum....without coming out, going back to Forums, and scrolling all the way down. wink
Ok, I'm lazy...lol....got used to the old way.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink

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Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150665
12/28/2017 09:18 PM
12/28/2017 09:18 PM
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Carol_Hill Offline OP
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Yes, I understand. We still have some big things to get working, and then can focus on this type of thing.


Carol Hill
Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150717
12/29/2017 06:27 PM
12/29/2017 06:27 PM
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Missouri
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yeah we can load an avatar without a host sight!!!!

Re: Some hints [Re: Cathyg] #150719
12/29/2017 07:08 PM
12/29/2017 07:08 PM
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Carol_Hill Offline OP
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That was available before, but the new avatar pictures are physically larger, which is a good thing..


Carol Hill
Re: Some hints [Re: Carol_Hill] #150721
12/29/2017 07:26 PM
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Missouri
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oh...I never could get one to load.....but I guess it doesn't matter anymore since this is new and improved.


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