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Title: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: humanitas on December 23, 2009, 09:12:57 pm
Moderator's note:

This thread is a new project to compile a list of common questions/issues on how to navigate, post, edit, delete, and understand the variety of forum functions enough to get you started and going.


If you would like to volunteer any how-to info, or if you can think of any issues you've had or didn't know how to navigate in this forum and found resolution, please feel free to share that solution here, we can merge the topics together in this sticky thread to make an FAQ-navigating FreeSangha type project for supporting members with a beginner's technical knowledge.

I will work a document I'll post here later with points like
What's a sticky
Where are the extra smileys
how do I find my last post

etc.. more later.  Just wanted to get this started.

Title: Toggling Quotes
Post by: humanitas on January 05, 2010, 01:22:20 pm
Question:
Quote from: santamonicacj
  I would like to address my responses to a post point by point, but when I try to do it my posts get grouped with the quote from the other poster. How do I keep my posts properly separated from the text I am responding to?

Answer:

[ quote] (no spaces) and then [ / quote] again with no spaces. 

For example:
[ quote ]xyz xyz xyz[/ quote ] (but with no spaces between [ and quote)
xyz xyz
[ quote ]xyz xyz xyz[/ quote ]
xyz xyz

looks like:
xyz xyz xyz

xyz xyz
xyz xyz xyz

xyz xyz
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: Tsomo on January 12, 2010, 04:11:52 pm
Hi! I looked at my profile stuff and saw that my email is visible for all to see .... I guess .... guessing because I'm a flintstone in many ways. I would like to hide my email from public view. How to do it? Thanks in advance! Greetings from the happy fool on the hill!  :namaste: 
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: Dharmakara on January 12, 2010, 04:19:42 pm
Click on "Profile" at the top of the page on the menu bar, then "Account Related Settings", and finally you need to check the box to hide your email address for public view :)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/phaend/Hideyouremailhelp-1.png)

Click Change Profile to finalize your choice, you new hidden email will appear to you in italics.  This means others can't see it.
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: Tsomo on January 13, 2010, 08:34:35 am
Sorry, you actually need to check the box to hide your email address for public view :)
Hi Dharmakara,
From the very beginning I did check the box to hide my email address for public view. It is still visible.
Should I, before making a change, first go to the bottom of the page, fill in my password, then click the blue box at the bottom to allow a change to happen? That is what I have done.
 
Then I do check the box: Hide email address for public view?
I also again fill in whatever seems to be necessary to fill in again.   
Then I again click the blue box: change profile, at the very bottom of the page ....
Is this last action necessary?
I have tried out many ways of hiding my email address. Have not succeeded yet.
Should my email address be there at all?
Sorry for the trouble.
Thanks again and kind regards,
Tsomo
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: humanitas on January 13, 2010, 09:00:42 am
Anna, I just looked at your profile, your email is hidden.  If the email address appears normal it means it's visible.  If it appears italicized then it's hidden.

Does that clarify your question?

 :headbow:
Ogyen.
Title: How do I disable smileys?
Post by: humanitas on January 13, 2010, 11:08:05 am
Question: HOW DO I DISABLE SMILEYS??

 Answer: Go to your profile. Under "Modify Profile" there is "Look and Layout Preferences". There set "Current Smiley Set" to "No Smileys" and press "Save". Done!
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: Tsomo on January 14, 2010, 01:49:19 pm
Anna, I just looked at your profile, your email is hidden.  If the email address appears normal it means it's visible.  If it appears italicized then it's hidden.

Does that clarify your question?

 :headbow:
Ogyen.
Hi Ogyen, many thanks for clarifying -the hidden email- question.  :namaste:
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: Tsomo on March 27, 2010, 05:42:36 pm
Hello to all,

I wonder if it is possible to explain, when people post a reply, how they manage technically to quote a part of someone's post and make that part appear in a blue box above (or below) their own new reply.
It would be sooooooo cooool to be able to do that too  :)  :namaste:

Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: J. McKenna on March 27, 2010, 06:20:07 pm
Hello to all,

I wonder if it is possible to explain, when people post a reply, how they manage technically to quote a part of someone's post and make that part appear in a blue box above (or below) their own new reply.
It would be sooooooo cooool to be able to do that too  :)  :namaste:



Look at the top RIGHT of this post in reply to your post. You should see the word, "Quote". Click that on this post and this post is "Quoted" in a new reply window for you. Scroll to below the end of the quote, (past the [/quote] that ends each quote box) and type your NEW text.
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: Tsomo on March 28, 2010, 12:18:43 pm
Hello to all,

I wonder if it is possible to explain, when people post a reply, how they manage technically to quote a part of someone's post and make that part appear in a blue box above (or below) their own new reply.
It would be sooooooo cooool to be able to do that too  :)  :namaste:



Look at the top RIGHT of this post in reply to your post. You should see the word, "Quote". Click that on this post and this post is "Quoted" in a new reply window for you. Scroll to below the end of the quote, (past the
that ends each quote box) and type your NEW text.
[/quote]

 :buddha:
Thanks J.
What I would like to be able to do though is to take for example one or two sentences from somebody's post with many sentences, and quote only the two by me selected sentences, and make only them two sentences appear in a blue box when I post a new post about the topic in question.
Sorry for creating confusion.
Hope I am making sense this time. :namaste:       
Title: Re: Tech Notes: FAQs for the new forum user
Post by: J. McKenna on March 28, 2010, 02:17:44 pm
You are making perfect sense. What you want to do is QUOTE the post of interest then cursor between the opening and end of that QUOTED passage. Delete what you don't want.

Also, you can click REPLY and get the blank REPLY text box. Scroll down and you see the posts that precede your pending one. At the top right of each there is an "Insert Quote" hyperlink. Click this and that posts is quoted and inserted in to your reply. You still have to edit to focus on what interests you.

What I HELLO  like to be able to do though is HELLO to take for example one or two sentences from somebody's post with many sentences, and quote only the two by me selected s

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