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Old 09-11-2012, 04:14 AM   #197
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Thanks Kevin,

My first post to it didn't show up on the "Portal" home page so its probably not getting scanned or subscribed there.
When you make a new post to a thread it drops off the portal page for you, everyone else sees it. You won't see it again on the portal page until someone else posts to it. I have no clue why the software works this way, but it does.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:37 AM   #198
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When you make a new post to a thread it drops off the portal page for you, everyone else sees it. You won't see it again on the portal page until someone else posts to it. I have no clue why the software works this way, but it does.

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You are confusing the behavior of the "New Posts" list and the Portal page.

On the Portal page if you post to a thread, it'll move to the top of the list of threads but won't be in bold-face, so you can see that you've read all of the posts in the thread. In the "New Posts" list, it'll disappear until someone else posts to it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #199
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You are confusing the behavior of the "New Posts" list and the Portal page.

On the Portal page if you post to a thread, it'll move to the top of the list of threads but won't be in bold-face, so you can see that you've read all of the posts in the thread. In the "New Posts" list, it'll disappear until someone else posts to it.
Mine disappear off the Portal Page, might be a browser issue.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #200
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Outdate Allowable File Types

I just attached an Excel spreadsheet to a post. To do so, I had to re-save it as an Excel 2004 format (.xls). The current file extension, .xlsx, is not valid. I see that the same is also true for Word files (.doc but not .docx). These file types have been around for 5 years now, since Office 2007.

I also don't see PowerPoint files as an allowable file in any format.

How about updating the allowable file extensions to include those currently in use?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #201
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printing enhancement?

I sometimes like to print a complete thread to read later, offline or away.

if you print from your browser, you get everything on the screen, including the useless unrelated stuff (yes, I realize that some of that represents revenue to the Forum owner.) and lots of white space.

if you use "thread tools" to create a "printable version", you lose the pictures that are often the point of printing the thread.

can we have a printable version with the pictures, please?

(or, have I missed the answer that already exists?)

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #202
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sending email messages via "Contact Info" in the user profile

hi,

the ability to 'CC' the message you are sending to your own email account, please?

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:47 AM   #203
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new user tutorials - search before posting

a new user should be "encouraged" by whatever polite, direct, and firm means

to first read about, learn, understand and use the "search" tool(s) before they begin posting their questions...
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #204
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a new user should be "encouraged" by whatever polite, direct, and firm means

to first read about, learn, understand and use the "search" tool(s) before they begin posting their questions...
I sympathize with what you are saying, but not the way you seem to be suggesting.

A good number of first or perhaps second posts are new users who come here because they have a problem. I believe the first thing we should think about is helping them with their problem. If that means repeating information that is already posted in a number of places, then it should be reposted. Part of helping them is often directing them to where the information is posted. Once their problem is dealt with then, then it is time to show them how the search tools work.

I have seen too many posts on too many other forums where an "experienced user" is taking some new user to task for asking the same question that has been asked many times by others. I think the more proper way to handle the situation is, if appropriate, show the the links resulting from a search along with where the search function is located. If that is not appropropriate, then just help with their issue.

If an a member is annoyed by repeated questions be first time posters, my suggestion to them would be to leave it to others with more patience.

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Doing a bit of catch-up here....

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How about updating the allowable file extensions to include those currently in use?
Gosh Vaughan, just why would we want to do that? Okay, okay... I've added .xlsx & .docx extensions. Powerpoint possibilities may not be up to the mod team but I'll get back to you on this.

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if you print from your browser, you get everything on the screen, including the useless unrelated stuff (yes, I realize that some of that represents revenue to the Forum owner.) and lots of white space.

if you use "thread tools" to create a "printable version", you lose the pictures that are often the point of printing the thread.
I had a project once where I wanted the pictures with me out in the driveway -- copied whole thread pages into Wordpad on a PC (pictures included) -- but the editing out of extraneous page info was a pain. I'm not sure that the capability to include image attachments exists within the vBulletin forum software for 'Show Printable Version' (Thread tools) but will look into this though.

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the ability to 'CC' the message you are sending to your own email account, please?
You currently have this capability if your profile has 'Send Notification Email When a Private Message is Received' is turned on (jm2 - yours' is). Add your username to the 'Recipient Username' line (separated by semicolon). But you already have a copy of the PM -- Open 'Your Notifications' at upper right of page, open 'Unread Private Messages'; then at the 'Folder Controls' box at 'Jump to Folder', scroll to 'Sent Items' and select 'Go'.

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a new user should be "encouraged" by whatever polite, direct, and firm means

to first read about, learn, understand and use the "search" tool(s) before they begin posting their questions...
This would address a common issue but be ineffective in the end. New signups must click through/accept our Community Rules already and I'm not sure who could recall even the major points there. ('Be Nice!' Okay, I suppose so...) The fraction of new members who post and then the fraction of those who have more than a dozen posts -- and still manage to earn a search tutorial in that period -- it is more a sure thing to respond politely to each of those individuals and bring them up to a higher level of participation.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #206
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Thanks Bob!

I don't necessarily anticipate needing to post PowerPoint presentations, but I did start one that showed the planned effects of switching the speaker connections using PP animations. (Settled on a much simpler switching system, and still haven't created the thread about my stereo upgrade ) I mainly mentioned it because it's part of the Office Suite.
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Know that I receive a lot of .pps feel-good emails from my 90 y.o. mom. Can't say I've opened more than one or two in the last 10 years. She doesn't read AIR .. I think.

But they have a place and I've sat through many nicely done presentations professionally. Willing to give you a chance -- will get back to you.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #208
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Can Airforums do something like this for courtesy parking location? I know members are already searchable, but in order to really see where a person is, one has to then search google maps or similar with the returned city/state. The WBCCI figured it out...I would think it would be a snap for Airforums.

http://wbcci.org/club-information/co...sy-parking-map
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Can Airforums do something like this for courtesy parking location? I know members are already searchable, but in order to really see where a person is, one has to then search google maps or similar with the returned city/state. The WBCCI figured it out...I would think it would be a snap for Airforums.

http://wbcci.org/club-information/co...sy-parking-map
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Way to go !! Brilliant idea and hope it gets approved and implemented fast. Thanks for your greatness, it flows easier with few glasses of wine.
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Can Airforums do something like this for courtesy parking location? I know members are already searchable, but in order to really see where a person is, one has to then search google maps or similar with the returned city/state. The WBCCI figured it out...I would think it would be a snap for Airforums.

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Hi Jason,

Good idea. We'll look into this.
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