Some bits of info on posting on the new forum, etc.

Forums can now be accessed from sub-menus under Forums in the menu for computer users.

When you are logged in there's a Green Post button on every page. That's for creating a new topic.

The row of icons under every posting made has been replaced by a Take Action. That includes Reply with Quote.

There's the Add Reply box at the end for people to add replies. It appears at the end of each page of a thread. Click in that box to be able to start making a reply. You will be taken to the last page when you post your reply. Note that at the top of each page of a thread is a Add Reply link to the same box so that can be used as an alternative to scrolling down to the bottom of a page.

It looks like this:

Forum reply box

Follow box (edited). Although the box defaults to being ticked, you will not get email notifications provided the first entry in your Notifications is unticked, This  is unchanged from the old forum.

The order of the posting icons is a bit different but as now hovering over any icon tells you what it does.

Press Enter in the Add Reply box starts a new paragraph.
Press Shift Enter starts a new line rather than a new paragraph. Moonie spotted this tip.

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If you want to underline text, use Formats - Inline - Underline

Similarly with strikethrough text - Formats - Inline - Strikethrough

 

To insert an image either drag a picture from the site where the picture is and drop it in the Add Reply box, or copy and paste it, or use the Insert/Edit Image icon and paste the link to the picture.

 

To add a Youtube video, copy the Youtube link, click insert/edit video, on the general page, paste the link in source and then click OK. The picture of the video should then appear in the Add Reply box.

Pasting the link directly in the Add Reply box no longer results in the clip being embedded, just a link to that clip.

Originally Posted by Roger the Alien:

Thank you El Loro I found that v helpful  

 

I'm an eejit and need help with new fangled stuff!  

I hope it is helpful. I've asked Lori to check what I've posted above in case it's wrong so that she can correct it if necessary.

 

Very helpful, El Loro! I will sticky this post across all forums for awhile, and we can add to it as necessary.

 

To clarify, the Add Reply shows up on every topic page, but clicking that button will put the reply at the end of the topic, and you'll wind up on the last page of the topic.

 

The Follow bar is indeed checked by default when you reply, so you will need to uncheck it every time (this is the same as 1.0, btw, as my email can attest.)

Assuming that the notification settings stay the same under version 2.0 then provided the "Email me whenever someone posts to any content I specifically follow." under "Specific Followed Content" in your notification settings is unticked it should not be neccessary to clear the Follow box every time you post a reply to avoid getting an email.

 

Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Moonie:
Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:

Sniggers(Mutley style) at all the people running around!

  

 

See, you thought you was gonna miss the big "changeover/update, didn't you?  

No, just most of it!

Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Sprout:

Positivity people! we'll all be fine 

*Sits on 'calm' bench with Sprout.*

Sits on "calm" bench with Sprout and Fluffy....

I'm fine I'm fine, honest!...

 

Originally Posted by Roger the Alien:
Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Sprout:

Positivity people! we'll all be fine 

*Sits on 'calm' bench with Sprout.*

Sits on "calm" bench with Sprout and Fluffy....

I'm fine I'm fine, honest!...

 

Rog! That is exactly the same thought I had too!   

Originally Posted by Xochi:
Originally Posted by Roger the Alien:
Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Sprout:

Positivity people! we'll all be fine 

*Sits on 'calm' bench with Sprout.*

Sits on "calm" bench with Sprout and Fluffy....

I'm fine I'm fine, honest!...

 

Rog! That is exactly the same thought I had too!   

Great minds innit Xochi   

Beaker / panic is my default mode!!!  

Originally Posted by Roger the Alien:
Originally Posted by Xochi:
Originally Posted by Roger the Alien:
Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Sprout:

Positivity people! we'll all be fine 

*Sits on 'calm' bench with Sprout.*

Sits on "calm" bench with Sprout and Fluffy....

I'm fine I'm fine, honest!...

 

Rog! That is exactly the same thought I had too!   

Great minds innit Xochi   

Beaker / panic is my default mode!!!  

He should be the forum mascot in the event of forum updates! 

Originally Posted by Sprout:

There's only one thing I'm puzzled about.....unless it's been mentioned and I haven't seen it. How's the quote going to work please? 

If you click the Take Action link in the bottom righthand corner of the post you want to quote, you'll see it.

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