ADMIN FAQs ON THE NEW SOFTWARE

greysage

Veteran Member
On the old Vb site we had an option to hide avatars and signatures.
Is there a way to make that an option here now?
I'm not seeing it on my settings.
I found it made for speedier scrolling and easier reading.
Thank you!
 

1911user

Veteran Member
I use AdBlock Plus for individual avatars. You right-click over the offending avatar then select: block element.
Poof and it's gone. It also works for eye bleach photos.
 

Lone_Hawk

Resident Spook
Dennis,

There has been a periodic glitch in the force here at the new site. I love the new system BTW. On the new system you just click on the headline and it takes you to new posts in the thread. However, every now and then, it doesn't take you to the new post like the system is losing what you have read. For example, in the Y2K thread, I read the thread and posted. However, when I went back to read new posts, it started me about 10 posts before mine.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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I've seen that. Usually it’s because several posts above where you want to go have content that unfurls, and the software doesn’t compensate properly.
 

there

Contributing Member
To Dennis just want say thanks to you from down here in Ozstralia . {sorry for the spelling. have a good night mate 10.38pm here.} On a serious note thank you.
 

peacewithin

Leave a ❤️print wherever u go
I haven’t read thru this whole thread. Just wondering if there is a place that shows how many are visiting/lurking at any given time as it did on the original at the bottom of the page. Tks :)
 

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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I haven’t read thru this whole thread. Just wondering if there is a place that shows how many are visiting/lurking at any given time as it did on the original at the bottom of the page. Tks :)
If you go to "forums", there is a Who's on" box.

We don't have the feature for who's viewing each thread...yet.
 

beDplorable

Contributing Member
I read through the thread and found this question
I skimmed ( admittedly, quickly ) this thread and didn't see it, anywhere so I am probably in the wrong place buuuut....

what is "reaction score" and "points" for when you hover over an avatar?
but didn't find the answer. Sorry if I just missed it but is there an explanation of how they work somewhere?
 

Plain Jane

Veteran Member
I have been using the "your content " feature to locate the threads that I want to update . For some reason I see that it is now only displaying the posts I did today but not any older ones.

Is the problem at my end or here?
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Enhanced search has been installed, and required a complete reindex, which is proceeding as I type this. It should be finished in a couple hours. It has to reindex 7.5 million posts.
 

beDplorable

Contributing Member
It seems that most of my post titles are not bolded (at least from my view). They are usually bold when I copy/paste them. What am I doing wrong?
 

1911user

Veteran Member
Bold vs. not Bold is how it shows what threads you've read and that there have been no changes to that thread since you read it. Once a "read" thread has a new post, the title becomes bold again.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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You may not be able to if it's more than 24 hours old. But I'll do it for you.., if you want more thsn just "update, xx post", PM me...

Summerthyme
 

patriotgal

Contributing Member
Still can't login on tablet but looks great on laptop. Tablet says accept cookies, I do, then it still says I need to accept cookies to login. So now it's lurking thru the week and login on weekends.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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You should check your tablet’s global settings surrounding cookies. If your tablet’s browser settings forbid cookies, you can answer ACCEPT all day long and it won’t matter. That question Is generated by the site, and has nothing to do with your master settings, and will not override them.
 

Shadow

Swift, Silent,...Sleepy
While I appreciate the fact that this software saves with the page number, when I save pages on this new software it sometimes precedes the title to the page with (3) or some other number in parenthesis. I have to watch this as I go back to where I last saved, it tells me I already have that file, If the number in parenthesis is there I can go way back thinking I haven't gotten to what I last saved. I do this so I can read pages while I am out of town without internet.

I am on an Apple with Safari 13.0.4.

Shadow
 

NoDandy

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I have searched this thread. Can someone direct me to where there is an explanation of Reaction Score & Points ? I have looked and can not find it. I realize it may not be real important, but would just like to know.

Many thanks in advance !!!
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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It’s been discussed on multiple threads.


Reaction score is likes. Points are “trophies”. Do you require a more detailed analysis?
 

corpseal

Rebel WITH(out) A Cause
It’s been discussed on multiple threads.


Reaction score is likes. Points are “trophies”. Do you require a more detailed analysis?
Thanks for the ultra prompt reply. Henceforth, I will simply ignore the red-lined padlock on my browser. Thanks for all the work you did on the forum.
 

Delta

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I am wondering whether there would be enough interest in health and nutrition to justify a sub-forum so devoted. I know China Connection is often posting things that I find interesting. But, frankly, I'd likely not say some things (or ask some questions) on a public forum as I would on a "private" forum. Just an idea, and I don't quite know where even to post that.
 
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