ADMIN FAQs ON THE NEW SOFTWARE

beDplorable

Contributing Member
Twitter links stopped auto expanding for me yesterday sometime. Is this a forum thing or a browser thing (Brave) maybe?
Website links still auto expand btw.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Irene, if you managed to post now, you're good! No need to change anything!

I hope you're finally feeling better!

Summerthyme
 

Old as dirt

Old as dirt
I am lost, I do not understand where Fx to WWW. is? I know dumb as a rock. I am not computer smart.
I hope Summerthyme is correct. right now I am getting on. I would miss Timebomb really bad.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Okay, let's go REAL slow.

I assume that you have a bookmark that brings you to the TB2K website. Is that true?

If you created that bookmark shortly after we moved to the new software, the "map" that lives underneath the bookmark will look something like this:

https://xf.timebomb2000.com/xf/index.php?forums/timebomb2000.9/

It is necessary that you edit the "map" to be something like:

https://www.timebomb2000.com/xf/index.php?forums/timebomb2000.9/

Do you see the difference?

Now, unless you tell me what web browser you use to surf this site, I cannot provide you with the necessary instructions to actually do the edit. Understand? You must tell me what browser you use.



A "bookmark" is a little data packet that contains:

1) A TITLE that means something to you

2) A MAP to the website that is associated with the bookmark
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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You may need to get a more technically oriented person to come to your house and teach you one-on-one. Long distance tutorials are evidently not going to be effective for you.


I'll tell you this one last thing. After that, it's outside the scope of anything I can do to help you.

A WEB BROWSER is a computer program, like a word processor or and email program. You use it to go on the Internet. IF YOU ARE ON THE INTERNET YOU ARE USING A WEB BROWSER COMPUTER PROGRAM TO DO IT.
 

Old as dirt

Old as dirt
Thank you Dennis, for being patient with a very old lady who lives on the computer, So far I am getting here, hope it lasts. Computer geeks I do not know of any , maybe in the church, but the church has shut down.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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So, again, nice and slow, after you turn your computer on and activate your web browser application program software, what EXACTLY do you do to get to this web site?
 

Old as dirt

Old as dirt
Dennis I click on xerforo and time bomb comes up ,It says https;//www.timebomb2000.com/xl/index.php?threads/tags-on-the-new-software-564472/page-5
So is everything okay, ? Thanks Dennis. I hope so as I sure do not know what I am doing. I seem to be getting on okay today. Irene
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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I still don’t know what you click on. Let’s say there were no browser tabs open to this forum. Let’s say that you had only one tab open and it went to a Fox News. Let’s say you have to open a new blank tab to get here.

So you open the tab. Now you need to “do something” to get here. What, exactly, do you do?
 

Old as dirt

Old as dirt
Oh dennis, Sweet man, All I know xenforo is at the top of favorite bar at the top of computer. Not even sure how it got there. I am sorry Dennis I am lost. As long as I am getting on dumb and happy, I will stay happy. Love ya.Irene
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Now we’re getting someplace! The favorites bar has bookmarks on it. Right click on the “xenForo” bookmark and select either “edit bookmark” or “properties.” (It should be one of those.) The actual URL should then appear. Check to see that it starts out with:

https://www.timebomb2000

rather than

http://XF.timebomb2000

And while you’re editing it, change the NAME from “xenForo” to something you’ll know, like “TB2K”.

Here’s the exact URL that you can copy and paste in to the bookmark:

https://www.timebomb2000.com/xf/index.php?forums/timebomb2000.9/
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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EDIT URL is what you want. After that, right click again and RENAME. (This is how you’ll change the name that shows up on the favorites bar.)
 

Old as dirt

Old as dirt
Dennis why do I have to change anything? I am afraid I will screw up and everything will go to hell and then some. I am getting on okay, so why am I doing anything?? Why can I just leave well enough alone?? Please tell me this is okay. I am just to damn old for all of this. I come here to read and then get off and play games. That is my computer life. Nothing fancy. Irene
 

Delta

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Is it possible to get a "prayers sent" reply button (similar to the "like" button)? I would like to acknowledge prayer requests without having to tie up bandwidth with a formal reply. Maybe that's not kosher; your call.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Those buttons are not individual buttons. It’s a “strip” of emojis which require “manipulation.” Honestly, I dont have the hundreds of hours to do the things people want. As I’ve said multiple times, I’ve literally spent thousands of hours customizing the old software. Things that you don’t think were custom. I don’t have the time.
 
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TammyinWI

1st Amendment Right and Pertinent
I had to switch browsers, after trying everything possible under the sun to try to clear the bookmarks, etc. No dice.

That was my solution. Getting used to new browser. Not going to delete the old one yet.
 

bassgirl

Veteran Member
I looked through here but didnt see it. Is there a way to make a boarder on the side somehow. As i scroll on my ipad or phone i am constantly hit the reply button. Just happens to be where my scroll thumb is. Or it hits the book mark tab. I then tried using the left side and it constantly takes me to peoples profiles.
 
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