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#1 Amy

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Are you having trouble figuring out how to do certain things here at Crochetville? IPS has some wonderful built-in help files that will probably have the answers you need.

 

Here's a list of the help files and what each one can help you with.

 

Logging In and Out

  • How to log in and out from the board
  • How to remain anonymous and not be shown on the active users list
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Your Settings

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  • Ignore: hide individual member's posts, signatures, chats, status updates, or other aspects of a member that you wish to hide
  • Connect with Facebook
  • Manage your attachments: see all photos and documents you've attached to any of your posts
  • Notification options: set whether you wish to be notified of thread replies/private messages/new topics and how you want to receive those notifications

Topics and Forums

  • Topic List Icons and What They mean
    • t_unread_dot.pngThis indicates that you have previously replied in this topic, and there are new replies since you last read or replied to the topic.
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    • t_unread.png A regular topic with unread posts.
  • How to start a new topic
  • How to sort the topic list
  • Viewing posts and profiles
  • What the Like Button in posts means
  • How to reply to a post
  • Sharing topics with others
  • Polls
  • Notifications

 

Posting

  • Use the post editor to make your posts pretty
  • How to create a poll
  • Adding photos to your post
  • Adding PDF files to your post

 

Personal Messenger

  • Finding conversations
  • Deleting conversations
  • Managing notifications and messages
  • Starting a new conversations
  • Replying to a conversation
  • Adding new people to a conversation
  • Reporting a personal message
  • Managing your messenger folders

 

Members

  • How to find another member
  • What's on a member's profile

 

Searching

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  • Advanced options
  • Inline search
  • Results

 

Calendar

  • See upcoming events like swaps, our conference and show appearances, etc.

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#2 Avon Lady

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

 Hi, Amy!  Thanks for posting this!  You ARE the best! :ty


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#3 CrochetAmore

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Thank you for this post. I had figured most of it out but there were still a few things that had me lost.

 

I do have one question though... I see that some of members have thier pixel icons (I think that's what they were called) indicating that they have patterns, are an indie designer, etc... Do we have to request those again? I was hoping mine would show up on their own but so far they haven't. :(


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#4 Tampa Doll

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

I know I am probably the only one annoyed with this, but is there anyway, you can get rid of the side bar.  If not how about just for me? 

 

I have enclosed pictures of what I mean.

 

 

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#5 auntbubbels

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

I know what you mean - 



#6 Donna

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

When it is overlapping the side of the posts like that, I can see your point. It does that for me on my iPad because the screen is narrower than on my Mac where the social sharing buttons are further left over on the crochet background.

 

I've been working on a collapse feature so that people who don't want to see the sharing buttons could collapse them, but I haven't got it working yet.

 

I am going to continue trying to find a way for people to hide them.

 

Here is how they appear for me:

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#7 pineknott

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

I know I am probably the only one annoyed with this, but is there anyway, you can get rid of the side bar.  If not how about just for me? 

 

I have enclosed pictures of what I mean.

since I don't partake in any of that,not on facebook,nor do I tweet,pineterest ia another mindless thing to keep you on the net

anyway I do find it annoying also,couldn't it be at the bottom of the page out of sight?


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

couldn't it be at the bottom of the page out of sight?

If people have to hunt for the social sharing buttons, it's less likely they'll use them.

 

I am still working on the ability to hide it for those who don't want it.


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#9 Donna

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

LOL, I did not notice this the first time!! :lol

 

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#10 RoseRed

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

I'm so used to seeing this on different websites that I had to look when I read this thread.  i just ignore them to the point that I don't even see them.  A collapse feature would be really cool for those that find them annoying.

 

Tampa Doll - I just love your sense of humor!



#11 Tampa Doll

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Thanks a collapsable one would b e perfect.  I just find my eyes going over there and a couple of times I clicked on them without knowing it.

 

Oh and the second picture was put together by John himself.  He thought it was hysterical.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

I wasn't able to do the toggle, but I have moved the location of the sharing buttons above the first post in a thread. See example below:

 

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#13 Empress Busy Bee

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Oh I like that so much better!



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Oh I like that so much better!

 

Thank you! And thanks to everyone who has let us know about anything they don't like. It helps us improve! :yes


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

In another thread, someone  said the read / unread icons were too similar and thus hard to read. I've changed them to new ones. What do you think?

 

Topics and Forums

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    • t_unread_dot.pngThis indicates that you have previously replied in this topic, and there are new replies since you last read or replied to the topic.  

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I used a speech balloon with a green + for topics you have participated in and a speech balloon with a red - for topics you have not participated in.

 

Here is how the old ones looked:

 

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#16 Tampa Doll

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Thank you Donna, that is so much better. :D 



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

You're welcome, Mary Jo! Thank you for bringing it up. I like it better this way, too.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

I noticed immediately,thanks


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birdnests for Wildlife Response team 1
 

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:06 AM

You're welcome!


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

In another thread, someone  said the read / unread icons were too similar and thus hard to read. I've changed them to new ones. What do you think?

 

 

I used a speech balloon with a green + for topics you have participated in and a speech balloon with a red - for topics you have not participated in.

 

Here is how the old ones looked:

 

attachicon.gifscreenshot_old_read_unread_icons.png

 

:( I still see the old type of these icons... Why??? :cry


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