Stanley's abysmal site skills

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Stanley's abysmal site skills

Post by Stanley » 28 Jan 2012, 07:31

I am ashamed, but happy, to report that I have realised where I was going wrong with my PMs. I hadn't scrolled down and was posting my message in the add members box! Just goes to show, when all else fails read the destructions! I shall try to do better in future...
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Post by Sunray10 » 28 Jan 2012, 09:45

Not to worry Stanley, I've done worser things than that. Won't say what ! :laugh5:

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Post by Zeke » 30 Apr 2014, 18:47

Unfortunately this happens when things tend to be fixed that don't need fixing. I found the original OGFB website to be more user friendly and easier to navigate.

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Post by PanBiker » 30 Apr 2014, 19:31

No option Zeke, the old site software was obsolete and no longer supported. Doc who was administrator at the time realised this and had this platform under development when the old site eventually gave up the ghost with a fatal crash. The current platform was not fully finished when he had to deploy. Since then we have had a major restructuring of the site and it's now as simple as it gets on the PHPBB platform software that the site runs on. Doc researched long and thoroughly when searching for replacement platform for the site, there is a thread regarding why this platform was selected over all the others that are out there. Most people seem to get along fine with a bit of practice, it's just another short learning curve to master.

As you have been away from the site for some time, have you read through the new user notes on the site? You may find them useful. Have a look at the three "stickies" which are available at the top of all the forums, they have good pointers on how to navigate and get the best from the site. I noticed that you have already sorted how to post images. This was a particular stumbling point for lots of users on the old site, its considerably easier now.

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Re: Stanley's abysmal site skills

Post by Stanley » 01 May 2014, 03:08

"Unfortunately this happens when things tend to be fixed that don't need fixing"
Sorry Zeke, that's totally wrong. If we hadn't changed we wouldn't be operating now. Site is far faster and less complicated. It's also cheaper and easier to administer!
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Post by Zeke » 02 May 2014, 13:46

Again, Stanley, not trying to cause any animosity here, but being that I'm not too tech savy, I find the new format more complicated than the older one. Perhaps if I hang out here and play with it, everything may fall into place. Thank you sir.

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Post by PanBiker » 02 May 2014, 15:11

Which bits are you having problems with Zeke?
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Re: Stanley's abysmal site skills

Post by plaques » 02 May 2014, 17:12

PanBiker, If I wanted to post a URL as a link. What have I to do exactly. I was thinking I just copied the URL and then hit the "insert URL centre button second line icon row. Am I right?

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Post by PanBiker » 02 May 2014, 17:54

The insert URL icon in the editor has two boxes. Top one for the URL, bottom for a description of the link. This will produce whatever you type in the bottom box with the link attached to it. Much better than just a naked, non descriptive URL.

Here is one that will take you back to the Index Page as an example.

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Re: Stanley's abysmal site skills

Post by Stanley » 03 May 2014, 04:25

I think it was Tiz who showed me how to do that one. Very handy icon!
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