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Navigation Tips and Forum Updates

Postby Winston » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:38 pm


Some tips on navigating the forum:

- In the header, click the "View your posts" link to view all the threads you've started or participated in.

- In the header on the index page, click the "View active topics" link to view a list of the most recent topics that have been posted in.

- On the index page, you can also click "View unread posts" to see a list of the posts you have not read yet.

- On the index page, click "View unanswered posts" to see a list of topics that have not been responded to yet.

To set your preferences, signature, avatar, etc. click on the "User Control Panel" link at the top when you are logged in.

To post images in your post, enter the image URL between these tags:

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[img]http://www.domainname.com/imagename.jpg[/img]


To embed YouTube videos, wrap the YouTube tags between the YouTube URL like this:

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvZSdCTcS-A[/youtube]


Note: In this version of phpbb, you have to post the shortest version of the YouTube URL like in the above example. If there is a "&=related" or "&list=" after it, you have to remove it, otherwise the video will not embed. Use the simplest YouTube URL as in the above. You can also use the YouTube button at the top of the post forum to wrap the tags after highlighting the URL.

Also, when posting the YouTube URL, the first part must be written like this "http://" not "https://". The "s" in it will cause the embed tag to not work for some reason.

To embed Vimeo videos, wrap the number of the video itself (not the full URL) between these tags like this:

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[vimeo]1234567[/vimeo]


You also use the Vimeo tag button at the top.

At this point, the Google video tags don't seem to work for some reason.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Happy Posting!

Winston
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Re: Navigation Tips and Updates

Postby Winston » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:09 am


Update: I've changed the name of the board "Foreign cultures vs. American/Western cultures" to "Why Do You Like Foreign Cultures Better?" It felt like a better title for the board.
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Re: Navigation Tips and Updates

Postby Winston » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:49 pm


For a quick way to get back to the men's forum, I've placed a link to it in the top right corner where a list of navigation links are. Now both forums have direct links to each other. :)
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Re: Navigation Tips and Updates

Postby Winston » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:36 pm


Updates:

- I added social media and share buttons to the top of each thread right above the first post, so you can share them. I also added a Facebook Like button to the row as well.

- I added larger links at the top for "View Active Topics" and "View Your Posts" under the banner for better visibility.
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Re: Navigation Tips and Forum Updates

Postby NinjaPuppy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:11 pm


Winston - You are my hero! You got the problem fixed. You ROCK!
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Re: Navigation Tips and Forum Updates

Postby Winston » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:15 pm


Thanks. But it took over a week. After this site migrated to a new and upgraded server, this forum went down for some reason, but the other two didn't. It took them a week to find it and get it back. Then after that, it wouldn't restore right for some reason. Godaddy must be a bad hosting company with unstable servers and tons of bugs, like everyone says.

After trying the restore function in my database manager and selecting the restored database, it finally worked. For some reason, the database manager worked better than using phpmyadmin.
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Re: Navigation Tips and Forum Updates

Postby NinjaPuppy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:18 pm


Winston - You're supposed to agree with me and say, "Yeah, I know that I ROCK! It wasn't easy but you ladies are worth it!"

And you say that you're not a computer geek. :lol:
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Re: Navigation Tips and Forum Updates

Postby Winston » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:23 pm


NinjaPuppy wrote:Winston - You're supposed to agree with me and say, "Yeah, I know that I ROCK! It wasn't easy but you ladies are worth it!"

And you say that you're not a computer geek. :lol:


Ok I guess I'll say that then. But it's too presumptuous to say that I rock. lol

But the second sentence, yeah definitely. lol

I'm not a computer geek when it comes to web hosting or php. No way. I simply tried everything I could. I thought nothing would work because no one knew what the problem was.

I guess like Thomas Edison said, the trick is not to give up no matter what. lol

I will let everyone know that the forum is back up now. Thanks for your patience.
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