Let's discover how this whole "forum" thing works!

(Ron Burke) #1

I figured this would be a good place to put in all the goodies we’ve discovered about this new software. For instance, I figured out that if you highlight something before you reply automatically quotes it for your reply. Neat!

#2

The reply box stays where it is allowing you to scroll the screen, handy for referencing and quoting others!

Also, you can see who’s currently replying to a thread and have new posts automatically refresh the forum page.

#3

Ok, so far my favorite part… The last read line

#4

my next favorite part, the ability to copy and paste an image without having to use a 3rd party hosting company.

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(Craig Hulett) #5

I’m liking the helpful little things that pop up on the side while replying, it just reminded me my profile picture was “just a letter”. lol

Is there a way to “preview” your posts now to check on formatting and such?

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(Craig Hulett) #6

And, of course, right after posting the question I see how it works. Those helpful pop-ups were covering up the very nice instant previews going on over there to the right. :+1:

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#7

The previewing as far as I know is the live-preview on the right of the text box which automatically formats it as to how it will look when posted, which is a very nice slick feature.

And yeah, the board does tend to pop-up with feedback. The whole board seems to like as little duplication as possible, and it will remind you if someone has either posted a similar thread or posted the same link in a thread.

(Craig Hulett) #8

I’ve got a small issue. Under the menu up top it says “Unread (1)” but when I click on it I’m told “there are no unread posts”. Also, can’t seem to find how to “mark all read” or something of that ilk… or is that not a thing needed in this new world??

Of course, again right after I post… “Dismiss new” seems to be what I was looking for. It then gave me a loverly note on what that just did and how I could change that behavior because (I assume) it was the first time I used it. :sunglasses: And I now see the message was actually “no more unread” and it had marked a crazy picture post because I had “Read the topic for more than 4 minutes”. I need to stop asking questions early in the morning, it would seem. :neutral_face:

(Mike Dunn) #9

I’m still discovering stuff. I have a feeling this is going to be the case for some time…

#10

The edit feature is pretty neat. You get to see a side-by-side comparison of original post and modified post, with the latest edit highlighted in green.