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FAQs: pop in here if you're wondering how to do anything
« on: September 15, 2010, 01:23:50 PM »
Our FAQs are listed below.  You can also access them through the FAQ button (top LH side of this page). As and when we get more, they'll be added.  Just click on any of the 'How to' titles in the list below to find the answers

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« Last Edit: May 19, 2013, 06:07:44 PM by Ian »
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Re: FAQs: pop in here if you're wondering how to do anything
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 01:45:57 PM »
How to receive/stop receiving email notifications of PMs

1) You will need to be logged in.
2) Click on Profile in the top menu
3) Look at the left-hand menus and click on Personal Message Options.
4) Your Message options are displayed. Look for 'Notify by email every time you receive a personal message' and make sure it is set to one of the following:
    (a) 'Always' (if you want to receive an email notification every time you receive a PM)
    (b) 'Never' (if you never want to receive an email notification every time you receive a PM)
5) Click on 'Change Profile' to save your setting.
6) Finished!
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 01:49:23 PM by Ian »
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Re: FAQs: pop in here if you're wondering how to do anything
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 01:47:35 PM »
Inserting a hyperlink without all the long gubbins that goes with it can be tricky.

Firstly, you have to find the 'Insert URL" button.. It's here:

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When you try to insert a hyperlink, you get this:

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What it doesn't tell you is that you need to manually insert the url as shown:

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To expand it further, if we use this place as an example, your hyperlink should show as thus:

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This will then appear as


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« Last Edit: March 31, 2011, 08:03:50 AM by Ian »
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Re: FAQs: pop in here if you're wondering how to do anything
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 01:50:55 PM »
How to upload photos to a post.

1) After writing your post, underneath the message box, click on Additional Options.
2) Next to Attach, click on the 'Choose File' button.
3) Select the photo file you want to use from my computer's hard drive (it must be less than 300k in size).
4) If you want to add another photo, click on (more attachments) and repeat the procedure.
5) Click on Post and the message & photo should be displayed.

The photos you have added are are displayed at the end of your post, you dont choose where they go in the post. You can add a maximum of 4 photos per post at present.
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Re: How to change your post header
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 09:12:30 AM »
You may not know that you can change the subject of your posting. This is useful, as it identifies 'threads' within 'topics' but - more importantly - it makes your recent comment show up with the header you want in the 'show unread comments' listing, that most folk use when they're trying to see what's been done overnight.

If you look at the image below you'll see (where it's circled in red) that when you compose a new post, you can change the header title yourself. Interestingly, because of where it's situated - above the smilies and various option boxes - a lot of folk miss this useful capability by simply not noticing it's there.

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« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 11:59:55 AM by Ian »
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Re: FAQs: How to quote part of someone's post
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 09:41:19 AM »
At the top right hand side of any post to which you want to reply. or which you want to quote, there's a button:

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but this copies the entire post in question, and then re-posts it in its entirety.  Usually, however, and for the purposes of readability, you might not want to quote the entire post at length, especially if it has one or more images in it.

So, to quote just a part of someone's post...

  • Go to the post you want to quote from
  • Position your cursor immediately before the bit you want to quote
  • Hold your LH mouse button down, and drag the cursor to the end of the potential quote
  • Hold down 'CNTRL' and press "C"
  • Click on the 'Reply" button
  • Click the quote icon (second from Right in the row of rectangular buttons immediately above the smileys)
  • Hold down 'CNTRL' and press "V"

That's it.  Now, you compose your own post, and - when you press 'Post" - your quote will appear above it.

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Re: FAQs: pop in here if you're wondering how to do anything
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 09:43:26 AM »
You may think that it sounds complicated, but it isn't, once you try it a couple of times. Using the 'quote' button, however, is akin to using a machine gun to swat a fly; it's indiscriminate, and just clogs the forum up making reading posts more difficult.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 09:45:15 AM by Ian »
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Re: FAQs: Resize your pics
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 10:27:09 AM »
If you're not sure how to get your photos small enough to display them in here, then you could try these: here's a a few sites that should do the trick. I generally resize pics so that the longest side is 600 pixels.

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Finally, one other thing to look at is resolution.  Pictures in here shouldn't have a resolution  higher than 90 dpi (dots per inch).  Any resize app will have a box showing resolution, and that can be adjusted.  In that context, it's worth remembering that a picture whose resolution is 600 dpi might look small on your computer, but will appear enormous on here when uploaded, simply because the forum software will force it to display at 90 dpi..
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 07:50:31 AM by Ian »
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Adding a photo or photos to the albums
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 10:32:15 AM »
If you go to an Album, like the modern one for example:
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You should see a 'Add an item to this album' option. Click on that, new page opens, Select your file,  Add in a title and description and press 'Submit'. Job done!
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