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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Administrator, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Hobs

    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    What we have now should cover most posting situations and thanks for the provision; but if you have any questions about your forum engine, somewhere in the Admin Index intro script should be an active link to the group 'support forum' and I'm sure they'll have answers for all your requirements or know where they can be found.
     
  2. Helenababe

    Helenababe · Well-Known Member

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    What about my suggestion I put forward about having a few smilies under Quick Reply?

    Is the Thumbs up' to thank people for their posts?

    Helena
     
  3. Helenababe

    Helenababe · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and is anyone else who are on their phones having g job getting quick replys through?
     
  4. Ann19

    Ann19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Any chance of seasonal smilies?

    Ann
     
  5. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    Hobs: yep, we're part of the phpbb community - just thought that if you could help too, that'd be great!

    Ann: double yep - we'll get some Christmas smilies in as soon as we find them (probably Mon/Tues)

    Helena: not sure whether we can get the smilies in the Quick Reply, but I'll have a look and if we can, we'll do it. What issues to do you have with Quick Reply on your phones?

    We're looking at 2 avenues for the forum on the move:

    1. App for the forum AND
    2. Mobile skin so it's easier to navigate on your phone!
     
  6. Helenababe

    Helenababe · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why it is. I've never experienced this problem before. If I do a very short quick reply, a few sentences, it will go through, but if I do a longer one, it won't. I submit it, and think it's been posted but when I look, it isn't there.
    I keep pressing my back button which takes me back to my message, but it doesn't matter how many times I press submit, it won't go through.

    Helena.
     
  7. Ann19

    Ann19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great! :thumbup: Thanks.

    Ann
     
  8. didie

    didie · Well-Known Member

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    Here's some Christmas emotes if they are any use.

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  9. ladybird64

    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    These are from an Italian forum I use, I like the Christmas emoticons.

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  10. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    Hi all

    We added smilies and BBcode to the quick reply box - please let us know if anything crazy happens!
     
  11. omer dalors

    omer dalors · Well-Known Member

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    That's great about the smilies. But what's BBcode please?
     
  12. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    bbcode is just the protocol used to make things work behind the scenes on this forum, like a sort of programming language if you like. It enables we the members to post pics and URL's to other web sites that sort of thing.

    Nothing we really need to know about from a members point of view other than how to click the [​IMG]
     
  13. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    Sid is absolutely right - BBCode are the buttons above the quick reply or message box where you can add a quite, make fonts bold, italics, etc.

    :thumbup:
     
  14. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just having a look at the pages, when your in a thread reading I have to go back to the forum main page to access the 'View New Posts.'

    Would it be possible to edit this and have a link up at the top possibly beside the 'View Your Posts' link?

    Sorry if this has already been covered. This is an extensive thread!
     
  15. Helenababe

    Helenababe · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. It's made it alot better now, and easier and quicker for mobile users. :)
     
  16. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What I do is simply use the back button on my browser, and if I have edited a post a few times and have moved forward 4, 5 or 6 pages then I right click the back button and simply select the page I want to return to and jump back as many pages as I like :D
     
  17. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    Hey ill3st - do you mean a view new posts link or view your posts link?
     
  18. chocoholicnomore

    chocoholicnomore Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with ill3st.

    I think it would be a good idea to have a link to "view new posts"-maybe on the same line as "user control panel" and "view your posts" links. Would save having to keep going back to board index to view new posts.
     
  19. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To view new post chief. Alongside the View my posts link.
     
  20. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All new posts will appear by definition in 'View Active Topics' thats where I always go first when I I load the forum and then just work my way down the list of todays and yesterdays posts back to where I have already read them. :D
     
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