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  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    Buz, you don't need to hover any longer, since now we get locations and levels/points right under the poster's name. I'm still waiting for the number of replies (and the name of the most recent poster) to show up, but I tend to think that will come, too.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,330 points)

    I'm still waiting for the number of replies (and the name of the most recent poster) to show up, but I tend to think that will come, too.

     

    I believe that has already been taken care of - does yours not show up like this:

     

    Screen shot 2011-04-28 at 9.04.28 AM.png

    It shows you as the last poster and "3 minutes ago".

  • buz Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)

    Hello Sandra and thank you. I still have a way to go to get 'fluid' with this new set up .... seems like I should have better things to do than decipher the way the new forum works. Apparently that isn't the case because here I am -

  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    Well, knock me over with a feather! <G> I hadn't seen this yet, since I was mainly replying to email messages with direct links to topics. I'm delighted to see this; thanks for pointing it out, babowa!

  • buz Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)

    Hello babowa .... mine shows up like that, wondering though if they couldn't make it so we didn't need to 'scrutinize' so closely to see it. A nice bright icon of some sort so we could just scan for new content. Used to be, in the right hand column, I had my info listed with full and semi circles filled w blue to show new content where I had previously posted.

     

    IDK .... still getting my head around this 'latest and greatest' Part of it is that there was no forewarning of the new forums, had there been I may have gotten some screen shots of the old to aid my failing memory.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,330 points)

    And I keep forgetting to italicize the partially quoted text from previous posts - if you do it right away, everything you type after that will also be that way - have not found a way to revert to default. Of course, by the time I'm done with posting, I've forgotten to scroll back up and select that text....

  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    I think that, once you get your "homepage" (the Your View tab) set up the way it will work best for you, you'll find things will get easier. I'm gradually getting there.

     

    One thing I'm still wishing for, though, is to have our product automatically appear in our signature, as it used to. I find it strange that it's necessary to go to the Advanced Editor in order to get that, and I think it's valuable information. For example, I'd pay more attention to someone answering me in the iPad forum if I knew s/he was using the same model as mine. Right now it's not always obvious, but maybe that will be something that comes soon.

  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    babowa wrote:

     

    And I keep forgetting to italicize the partially quoted text from previous posts - if you do it right away, everything you type after that will also be that way - have not found a way to revert to default. Of course, by the time I'm done with posting, I've forgotten to scroll back up and select that text....

     

    Babowa, in both the "regular" and advanced editors, there's an icon with quotation marks inside a bubble. If you click that, you'll get the quote you'd like, without italicizing and remembering or having problems with un-italicizing.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,330 points)

    Part of it is that there was no forewarning of the new forums,

     

    Actually, there was - first there was an announcement months ago (last August?) about the "new communities" and we were all betting on when that would actually happen. And then, there was a warning on every page (right column) that AD would be shut down at 11 pm (I believe) for an undetermined period - I figured that might be it. I wish I had bookmarked each and every subscription I had because they've all gone "poof" into cyberspace....

     

    I've got mine set up as best as is possible under the new "circumstances"; I find it much more time consuming and difficult and do not care for the Facebook atmosphere. I am not here to friend anyone (the "like" button under each post) and I don't do social networking sites.

  • buz Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)

    Sandra Foster wrote:

     

    but maybe that will be something that comes soon.

    Well at least there's that - it's a work in progress and more will be revealed. /crosses fingers

     

    I too am getting there, I have my view tab 'started' - it just doesn't seem to go far enough in things I'd like to customize and some things that are customizable (our products) seems a bit buggy - or I just haven't experimented with it enough.

  • buz Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)

    well my bad for not being more observant re the approach of the new forum . As for the FB atmosphere - I couldn't agree more - makes me want to 'like' your reply - hehe!!

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,330 points)

    buz wrote:

     

    well my bad for not being more observant re the approach of the new forum . As for the FB atmosphere - I couldn't agree more - makes me want to 'like' your reply - hehe!!

    Cool - that worked (a partial quote) - didn't know I could do a partial - duh! - thanks, Sandra.

     

    And, for buz: remember, we are neighbors.......

  • buz Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)

    babowa -

    babowa wrote:

    And, for buz: remember, we are neighbors.......

    .... the coincidence didn't escape me

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,735 points)

    Hi Sandra,

     

    (long way from iChat 2 - all those threads Gone )

     

    I use TextExpander and have edited the Boiler plate I have for my sig (pic and stuff)

    I added my Spsecs stuff.

     

    I have to go to the HTML Editor to use it and I normally replace a couple of Blank lines I create at the bottom of a Post

     

    (I also changed it back to the Normal view then back again as the software changes the actual HTML and I copied that to the TextExpander panel)

     

    Others I use regularly are "work in progress" again.

     


    9:15 PM      Thursday; April 28, 2011

     

     

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  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (16,515 points)

    babowa wrote:

    And I keep forgetting to italicize the partially quoted text from previous posts - if you do it right away, everything you type after that will also be that way - have not found a way to revert to default.

    You can turn on or off the italic (or bold or underline or strikethrough) text styles by clicking on the appropriate tool on the left of the editor's toolbar. Each of them highlights when turned on for subsequent text or when you move the cursor into styled text or select (highlight) styled text. There is (I think, anyway) a usability problem I described in this post that makes it hard to tell if you have turned off any of the toggling tools, so you might want to read that to see if it helps.