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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

Dear All

The new software is a lot better, but there is a little learning for us all :wacko:

Some tips:-

To add photos you can either drag and drop them from your computer or "choose files". Once chosen you can click "Submit" and the photos will be added to the post. Or you can click the "+" on the photo to place it where you want. Once placed in the post you can double click the photo for more options (resize & align). You can also caption the photos if you wish (as the photo appears rather than the code, it makes captioning photos much easier!)

Where is the "Preview Post" Button? It has been dropped from Version 4 of the software as the editor is true WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get). As your post will appear exactly as it does in the editor a preview post button was deemed superfluous by the software writers. Not sure I agree, but that's the way it is.

Where is the Members List"? There isn't a button for this. However if you click in the search box (top right) and then change the "All Content" to "Members" and leave the search box blank you will get a list of all members.

"Report Post" is now at the top of a post just to the right of the "Posted" date and time

To embed a YouTube video copy the link from your browser into the post editor and hit [Enter] then WAIT for the video to display

There is a guide to searching and content notifications at https://community.invisionpower.com/4guides/content-discovery/

If you want to mention a member in a post, type the @ sign and then start the members name - you will get a list of members, example @Bill Edwards

 

If you've any "How do I.....?" or "Where is....?" Please ask - if you can't find, it's likely others can't either!

Regards

Bill

 

 

 

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

I think that I have put back what I can of the things we "lost" in the upgrade.

The layout issues in some posts and the fact that photos now appear as thumbnails, will be sorted in the next couple of days - all previously posted photos will appear as they did before (soon!)

One thing I am struggling with is our logo. The previous forum top band was a light colour and the logo worked. The top band is now dark and the logo doesn't work. As I only have a low res image, I'm struggling to get it looking right. Any suggestions?

Is there anything that I haven't mentioned that seems to be "missing"??

Many thanks for your pateince

Bill

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

The old software allowed members to have a "username" and a "display name" if they wanted. They logged in using their username, but displayed their display name.

The new software version merged these together so to log in now you must use your DISPLAY NAME.

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Ian Woodall    618
Ian Woodall

any chance of the "New content" button returning? (displayed as topics not posts)

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John Carter    1,683
John Carter
2 hours ago, Bill Edwards said:

One thing I am struggling with is our logo. The previous forum top band was a light colour and the logo worked. The top band is now dark and the logo doesn't work. As I only have a low res image, I'm struggling to get it looking right. Any suggestions?

Time for a design competition?

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Ian Woodall    618
Ian Woodall

bill, post count appears to be wrong?

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards
7 minutes ago, Ian Woodall said:

bill, post count appears to be wrong?

I will look into this. I've passed this to Tech Support.

12 minutes ago, John Carter said:

Time for a design competition?

Good idea! Many thanks!

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards
3 hours ago, Ian Woodall said:

any chance of the "New content" button returning? (displayed as topics not posts)

The "View New Content Button" has gone.

I'm told that using your "Activity Streams" does exactly the same thing (but is more customisable), but I must confess, I haven't got my head round this yet.

 

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Mike Willis    15,374
Mike Willis

New Content has been replaced by 'Unread Content'

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Gavin Stowe    113
Gavin Stowe
2 hours ago, Bill Edwards said:

The "View New Content Button" has gone.

I'm told that using your "Activity Streams" does exactly the same thing (but is more customisable), but I must confess, I haven't got my head round this yet.

 

neither have i. only used view new content button on old site.

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards
Just now, Gavin Stowe said:

neither have i. only used view new content button on old site.

What do you mean?

As Mike says the Unread Content works well :)

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Gary Witcomb    15,799
Gary Witcomb

just noticed that on some posts the photos are tiny and you have to click on them to expand them and other posts are full size ??

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Mike Willis    15,374
Mike Willis
Just now, Gary Witcomb said:

just noticed that on some posts the photos are tiny and you have to click on them to expand them and other posts are full size ??

I understand that they'll be 'growing on us' over the next few days and all be restored to full size.

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

Please see the announcements box above :)

The images from V3 will be shown as thumbnails for a day or two until the rebuild is complete. The full size images you can see have been posted since upgrade

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Gary Witcomb    15,799
Gary Witcomb

thanks mike

 

I like the pop up notification of replies

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Gary Witcomb    15,799
Gary Witcomb
5 minutes ago, Bill Edwards said:

Please see the announcements box above :)

The images from V3 will be shown as thumbnails for a day or two until the rebuild is complete. The full size images you can see have been posted since upgrade

sorry bill missed that cheers

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I much prefer the new version. Well done to all involved

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Gary Witcomb    15,799
Gary Witcomb

I am trying to reply to a ride listing entry but cant find the reply button or is it me sorry

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

No reply buttons at all.  Just type in the reply box at the bottom. 

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Gary Witcomb    15,799
Gary Witcomb
5 minutes ago, Bill Edwards said:

No reply buttons at all.  Just type in the reply box at the bottom. 

have reply button functions on all other section but not transport or ride listings and also no reply box at bottom either

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Tom Gorman    787
Tom Gorman

Gary's right, I've just looked and there's no way of replying to a Rides List topic

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Mike Willis    15,374
Mike Willis

Steve B managed to post a new photo of George Brewer's Matterhorn last night.

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

There must be a permission set wrong. Stand by, I'll check shortly :)

 

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Tom Gorman    787
Tom Gorman
9 minutes ago, Mike Willis said:

Steve B managed to post a new photo of George Brewer's Matterhorn last night.


He is a moderator...

8 minutes ago, Bill Edwards said:

There must be a permission set wrong. Stand by, I'll check shortly :)

 

Meaning Yes, Bill it must be a permission if only moderators can post there

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Bill Edwards    1,511
Bill Edwards

It seems that a few permissions didn't make the upgrade properly.

I've sorted the Transport & Rides List. Will look through and see if the others are as we expect.

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