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Title: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 25, 2009, 06:40:45 pm
Please double check that your email addresses are hidden. - if you want yours hidden that is....

A email address is like a Contact Card.



If you haven't checked - then follow these steps...

On the main menu buttons above the ad banner above - click on "PROFILE"

Then on the left hand side menu - click on "Account Related Settings"

Ensure the check box: Hide email address from public is selected and click the button named "Change Profile" at the bottom.

Go check now.




Oh - as a side note...
You are able to see your own email address regardless of these settings - however once set to "Keep Private" then only you can see it - no one else can. It's a bit confusing I know... but it works.

 :)


I'll tidy this up with screen shots at some stage...


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 25, 2009, 06:51:18 pm
A bit slow guys!!

If youre having problems just yell out.

 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 25, 2009, 11:07:58 pm
These dam ad's aren't going to last long!....
 :-\


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Ferney on January 25, 2009, 11:12:22 pm
I forgot to tick the hidden box so went back and changed it but I can still see my email address.  Dazza, could you check if you can see it too please? 


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 25, 2009, 11:15:36 pm
I forgot to tick the hidden box so went back and changed it but I can still see my email address.  Dazza, could you check if you can see it too please? 


Nope... my understandng of it is that you can see yours but we cant.
Cant see yours.


I had to check twice with that one as well!
 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Ferney on January 25, 2009, 11:20:50 pm
Thankyou. 


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Calliope on January 26, 2009, 12:07:40 am
Hey Dazza, if you are still there, can you check whether my email address is still showing?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Ferney on January 26, 2009, 12:25:17 am
I'm still here and I can't see your email addy Calliope


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Calliope on January 26, 2009, 12:27:28 am
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5025/cheers0030ug.gif)
Thanks Ferney


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Brownie55 on January 26, 2009, 06:09:09 am
Hope no one can see mine.


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 12:02:59 pm
We could... but then you caught on.
 ;)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 12:04:39 pm
There's still a few other around who haven't fixed this little issue... if you haven't already - please go and check your account settings.

 ::)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 12:44:07 pm
Hello Daz  O0  This looks like you hahaha

Am I right in assuming theres no feature to add a video?
You may be going to tell me that the flash thingy is it .. how?

 ;D


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 01:00:33 pm
Lol...
I wish! Last time I checked I was going bald!  ???


You can add YouTube vids by...

Click on the "INSERT FLASH" button above and inbetween the tags which are inserted into your post - paste the URL of the video you want to insert...

something like this....

http://www.youtube.com/v/_VKouBHarIo&hl=en&fs=1


Or - and even better...
All you ACTUALLY need to do is take the URL out of the "EMBED" URL on YouTube and past that in here - then it works just fine!

Should be fun fun fun that bit!


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 01:20:02 pm
.. and for something that u have on your computer?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 01:36:43 pm
For your own personal files you'll need to upload them to the net somewhere else and then link/embed it from there. I dont THINK we have file storage here.


WARNING: In the interest of user security dont use your own hosting service - open a public account somewhere (dont ask where though!) and use that for hosting your files.
The address/URL will be exposed when you create the link or embed your item.

 ;)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 02:05:34 pm
Its not working .. Ive uploaded the vid .. and put the url into the flash thingy .. posted it .. only was the link there.  So them I thought Illl try the embed code  :( but that didnt work either.


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 02:09:27 pm
Ok...
PM me the URL and I'll have a play.

:-)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 06:55:16 pm
OK heres another one .. down the bottom of this page it says I can post by hitting Alt+s... when i do that my history thing drops down  :o


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 06:57:23 pm
Yer - and try Ctrl-B for making something bold... lol.

I think shortcuts are outof fashion...
 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 06:57:34 pm
Did you get your Vid working?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 07:00:44 pm
Did u mean I have to copy all the embed code and then use the url from that?? LOL


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 07:01:39 pm
I think u missed my point .. the alt s doesnt post the message  O0


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 07:01:53 pm
Yep - the code from the "Embed" link... just the URL...

 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 07:02:56 pm
Nar - me thinks you missed my point...

Me thinks Short-Cut Keys are a gonner...

 O0


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 26, 2009, 07:06:36 pm
 :-X


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: bump head benny on January 26, 2009, 08:38:58 pm
Anyone see mine??? ::)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 26, 2009, 09:46:54 pm
Nope - youre good.

 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: bump head benny on January 26, 2009, 10:34:18 pm
Cheers...not sure if I even give a hoot but anyhoo.. O0


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Ares Abani on January 27, 2009, 04:44:21 am
Dazza

When i go to member page I see my nick,Ares Abani  and next to my nick there's a picture of an envelope,i saw a few other nicks with the envelope. Does that mean our email addys ar showing?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 27, 2009, 08:22:58 am
Ares - your email addy is hidden  :D


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Calliope on January 27, 2009, 10:31:50 am
I have marked my email address hidden but I have discovered that I still have an envelope beside my name in the members list. How do I get rid of that.(http://img115.exs.cx/img115/8895/signquestion3xd.gif)   Others also have an envelope and clicking on it opens an email message showing their address.


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Ares Abani on January 27, 2009, 01:14:12 pm
Hi Lovelee

Thank you. I made sure i clicked on not to show my addy that is wht i was puzzled by the envelope next to my nick.  I didn't click on the envelope but apparently Calliope did and saw someones email addy.

Does anyone know how to fix that envelope thingy?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 27, 2009, 01:33:51 pm
Yep - if you hide your email then people cant see the envelope on your User Details.

There's a few in there who have left there's as is... but they are aware of that.
So long your email is "Keep Private" then you'll be right!

 ;)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Ares Abani on January 27, 2009, 01:51:54 pm
I am trying to keep it private,Dazza, but it just ain't corporating with me..lol,,It really doesn't matter since my email addy was on view for years at the msn boards anyway but i though i would try to hide it..lol

Hide email address from public? This spot has a check mark.but i still gots an envelope.
Show others your online status? This one don't have a check mark and i am hidden,that spot is doing to suit me, it is the other spot that ain't being nice to me.


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 27, 2009, 02:41:05 pm
My email is marked hidden - and yet its available to be seen  :o


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 27, 2009, 03:07:43 pm
Quote
Oh - as a side note...
You are able to see your own email address regardless of these settings - however once set to "Keep Private" then only you can see it - no one else can. It's a bit confusing I know... but it works.
:)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 27, 2009, 09:37:10 pm
My email is marked hidden - and yet its available to be seen  :o


Both of yours are hidden.
 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Brownie55 on January 28, 2009, 09:16:01 pm
How many posts do I have to make before I am NOT a newbie?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Calliope on January 28, 2009, 09:18:51 pm
at least fifty and probably 100 - I'm trying hard


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on January 28, 2009, 09:44:08 pm
I think - if the Superior Admin want to they can make u anything they like  ???


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on January 29, 2009, 09:49:07 am
Nar - it all based on the number of posts you make - and the same numbers apply to everyone.
 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Biggles on February 01, 2009, 12:30:29 pm
Oh for pity's sake Dazza.............

There's a few in there who have left there's as is...

THEIR'S

Biggles, Prime


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Alicat on February 01, 2009, 03:51:33 pm
 ;D BLOODY GOOD MEMBERS HUH?  ;D


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Ares Abani on February 02, 2009, 11:32:07 am
Biggles :) Big o hug to you!!!

It's great to see you here correcting spelling it's makes the place feel so homey. we will have to find time to talk creation,i'm sure Dazza can tell me how to post a big bunch of bananas for the ocassion. ;)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on February 02, 2009, 03:07:57 pm
Dazza - I cant find the link for where we have to go to put problems happening with the site.

So Ill put it here .. haha .. dont shift it unless you stick an arrow somewhere showing me where its gone!!

 ;D

Ive been trying for a couple of days to load a couple of vids onto here - they arnt recognised any more.

I notice when you click on the flash thing its says something like 200;200 .. I dont remember that being there before .. does it need a tweak??   >:D


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on February 02, 2009, 08:01:00 pm
Yer - but if you do it the way I suggested you dont need to use that...

More soon - just getting the kids to bed.

 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on February 02, 2009, 11:35:51 pm
See here:

http://xtranewscommunity2.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,252.0.html

(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/smiley.gif)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: chevy on February 04, 2009, 01:32:09 am
I made it! to the other side.

got the link from kiwiTJ on Lonneytunes Board. i never knew about this Group, why didnt anyone tell me :'( LMAO!

far i love the affro smiley  O0


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on February 04, 2009, 05:26:56 am
We put links up on every messageboard in the old group as soon as this group was ready for public use (which was about a week ago), so I guess you didn't visit the old XNC2 during that time.

Like I said, you haven't missed much....this group has only been in existence for less than two weeks and it only went public about a week ago.


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: GreenThumb on February 06, 2009, 11:54:58 am
Hello )
this forum has taken shape quite fast :) looking good

i wish to offer some ideas/opinion to consider in the forum function looking at improving browseability (if theres such a word lol) - not telling u what to do, just some thoughts from seeing other forums operate.

1: the register section is good :) as it eliminates the spambots that plague other forum software

2: The ads seen in the forum can be filtered out by using the NoScript addon for Firefox, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722 , simply dont allow scripts for lookery.com and googlesyndication.com and ads are mostly gone

3:consider font size for the navigation bar so it is easier to see url (ie Xtra News Community 2 > General Category > General Forum at top of forum categories)

4: Recent posts: at http://accforum.org/forums/index.php?act=idx the header has a button to display todays topics, that could be useful idea for this forum when theres lots of threads for the day and finding/choosing which ones to read

5: Online Users function: The online users function is now turned off on here(for guests) although the useful feature of that being available (optional) is others  can see which threads are being read without having to log in, useful for seeing what google/other crawlers are caching, and can help some to find old threads of interest long forgotten.......

6: Post counts and karma stats and member levels: These are optional - sometimes useful to null them to avoid personal spats and people have attention on the posts contents instead of post numbers or karma stats games.....so perhaps consider if any / all are need or what u would like to do with them.

anyway good job done on creating this site :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on February 06, 2009, 05:46:49 pm
Thank you heaps for the great advise there GreenThumb.

We are still finding our way around in here and there's going to be many changes in the future - I sure hope you stick around to provide us a few clues here and there along the way!

Once again - thank you for your time - hope to talk again soon!

:-)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: sparkels on February 10, 2009, 05:02:47 pm
I can still see my e-mail addy below by pic .. even though I did not tick the box. 

Dazza, you did say it was okay and couldn't be seen by others, yet when I clik onto it, it is active.  As are others who e-mail addys are showing.  I would prefer not to have mine showing at all, but it doesn't seem to be working for me.   ???


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on February 10, 2009, 05:05:16 pm
I cant see your email SPaklez


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: relaxed1 on February 10, 2009, 05:17:12 pm
what are karma stats


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on February 10, 2009, 07:03:06 pm
Yes sparkles - your email is hidden from everyone else but yourself - youre all ok, we cant see it.

 :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: ballasted moth on February 11, 2009, 06:25:28 pm
 Dazz s the e mail i am using hidden as it is not mine
Also have I logged off at different times or is it permanently logged on


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on February 11, 2009, 06:46:35 pm
No worries BM - we cant see your email so dont even worry about it.

(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/wink.gif)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: DazzaMc on February 11, 2009, 06:47:25 pm
Oh...
You are logged on all the time but if you dont do anything within 15 minutes then the system assumes you are logged out.

:-)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: ballasted moth on February 11, 2009, 06:48:39 pm
  is this permanently logged on?
How do you put a message along the bottom


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on February 11, 2009, 06:53:56 pm
  is this permanently logged on?
How do you put a message along the bottom

Go to your profile, you will see it near the top of the page - then on the left . see forum profile information ??

Click that - scroll down and u will see 'signature'  put whatever u want in there .. and dont forget to click SAVE  :-*


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: ballasted moth on February 11, 2009, 07:00:13 pm
  GOOD TEACHER THANKS


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on February 11, 2009, 07:52:04 pm
I thought u would at least have an inspiring signature  ???


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: bump head benny on February 21, 2009, 10:21:52 pm
WOOOO.......5 Hundy


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: donquixotenz on February 21, 2009, 10:24:05 pm
will we get some peace now ???(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/afro.gif)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Shef on February 21, 2009, 10:30:32 pm
From BB or BM  ;D


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Calliope on February 22, 2009, 12:12:19 am
Probably not, but we can live in hope.


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: sparkels on February 23, 2009, 07:30:55 pm
Does anyone know why I can't use my smilies when I post?  I had a problem wit my compt and had to call telecom and they reset my e-mail addy, but now I get a little long box come up which says to clik to use smilies.... I've clikd and clikd, but they don't work.

Can any one advise me please?


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: sparkels on February 23, 2009, 08:13:30 pm
Why can't I log in through my profile?  It keeps saying my password is incorrect.  When I go in to change my password, it will not SEND!!!??



Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on February 23, 2009, 09:06:44 pm
Theres a  section for forum help sparkles -- its bottom of the main page I think.  :)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Sir Blodsnogger on June 02, 2009, 12:28:19 pm
Plagiarism hey BM?
Where did 'Good Teacher' come from? ::)


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Lovelee on June 02, 2009, 12:47:02 pm
Plagiarism hey BM?
Where did 'Good Teacher' come from? ::)


Born in Wellilngton  ;D


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: Sir Blodsnogger on June 14, 2010, 04:37:59 pm
New members should be afraid. Very very afraid of the so-called moderators in here.
They all belong to the Green, Maori or Labour parties. They could well be referred to as the green brown labs but dont do that because they are a protected society that uses secrecy and censorship to protect their own fat asses.



Oh yes and do not fall into the habit of responding to any of their racist s*** -stirring traps


Title: Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 15, 2010, 12:59:25 am
...and Night Raider knows diddilly squat about the moderators and their political leanings or racial origins.