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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2016, 07:40:51 PM »
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2016, 10:16:54 PM »
As noqueixis stated, when you start a new topic, the browser window you start it in will hang up, but the post new topic will go up on the boards, which is a bug of the SMF code used by the forums.

However, if your new topic has a link in it, it /will/ require a mod to approve it.  This helps prevent exposing our forum members to bots with malicious links.

I've posted a work-around for this issue, but I don't keep it in this topic to add a layer of insulation between it and the botters.  I'll dig it up and PM you with it.
mmm, I posted something in a new thread, no links, but it didn't show up the first time I went back to that section, it appeared like five minutes later. Just wondering cause I'd never seen that happen.
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2016, 01:19:34 PM »
mmm, I posted something in a new thread, no links, but it didn't show up the first time I went back to that section, it appeared like five minutes later. Just wondering cause I'd never seen that happen.

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     That did happen more than once when I posted. Sometimes the 'hang' is only a minute, sometimes longer.

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Yah, unprompted mod action of 5 minutes or less would be an outlier methinks. 
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2017, 07:49:30 PM »
I simply meant board code for linking a members name to profile in a post. I thought I had seen it done on here. Just getting the hang of the basics, like italics, etc.

Ah, ok.  There isn't a button, so here would be the steps I would recommend using.
  • type out or copy/paste the members name (I'd copy/paste yours because I wouldn't want to go through the effort of typing out Harry BC Dresden backwards.
  • Right click on a link to the member's profile (typically found to the left of one of their posts, but there are other places you can find one) and select "copy shortcut" or your browser's equivalent option
  • Select the text of the name from step 1 and hit the "Insert Hyperlink" button which looks like a globe with a page on the bottom right*
  • after the first "url" inserted by step 3, type "=" then paste the link from step 2 (Quickly done by mashing [ctrl]+[v] on your keyboard, but there are other ways to do it, like right clicking and stuff)

*I also frequently manually do step 3. 

When done the resultant code should look like this:

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[url=http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php?action=profile;u=79774]nedserD C B yrraH[/url]
Past experience is that sometimes when making explanations like this to someone who's interwebs proficiency I'm not familiar with means I can make assumptions about their prior knowledge without knowing it.  This results in the explanation being jiberish to them, so let me know if the above works for you.
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2017, 10:11:46 PM »
Thanks. I'm not good with coding. But your steps seem clear and replicable.
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2017, 11:05:14 PM »
I'm a little computer illiterate. I can see how the toolbar works and what the code is by looking at other posts, but I can't use the buttons themselves. It this a pop up issue? browser choice? highlighting any button brings up 'toggle view' which doesn't do anything that I can tell, and right click treats it as a picture to save or share. If this isn't resolvable is there any way someone could use some of these other ones so I can see that code too? I wanted to use the line through the text for effect in a post but couldn't figure it out.
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2017, 02:24:24 AM »
Just to be clear: you mean this?
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2017, 05:15:28 AM »
Just to be clear: you mean this?
Yep, I do thanks.
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2017, 05:20:32 AM »
Well, I see you have it figured out. I never had that problem, they are clickable buttons so perhaps it was a temporal malfunction?
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Re: Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2017, 11:42:14 PM »
Well, I see you have it figured out. I never had that problem, they are clickable buttons so perhaps it was a temporal malfunction?
Na, I just copied your post and looked at how it worked. Still haven't worked out the button problem. Could be the Microsoft Edge browser. Try Google Chrome soon. Hopefully that fixes it.
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Forum Code advice and other Forum FAQ
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2018, 09:32:19 PM »
Couldnt load the site for a couple of hours, once it did, its all basic plain text with no graphical forum.
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