Just to answer a few possible questions about today's forum changes: I can't see some of the bits that have been updated If you can't see the 'insert quote' button, or icons or colours seem to be missing, please empty your browser's cache, or hard-refresh the page you are looking at (ctrl-F5 on IE) - your browser may be storing old elements of the page. Where's private messaging? It will follow within the next day or so When it appears, you'll have a 'My Inbox' link in your member pod, and when you click 'message member', you'll be taken to a page that contains something very much like the forum message form. You can read more about private messaging here
Why doesn't quoting work There are no known bugs as we speak, so please could you check the guide to quoting, in the next post. (This explains how quoting should work, then suggests clearing your browser's cookies from this sites; and possibly setting this site as a trusted site in your browser.)
If you still have problems with it, please could you contact me using the 'message member' link under this post, explaining what happens (or doesn't), and which browser you use.
My email notifications have stopped Only two things about notifications should have changed: 1. The manner of notifications - they now send one email per thread, then wait til you've visited before sending any more 2. They are now sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, not forum@ - please check your spam filters and add notifications@ to your trusted-email list if you need to. (Notifications@ will also be used to send you notifications of private messages, if you choose to receive them)
The threads you were signed up to, and your default setting for new threads, should be exactly as they were. We have taken a database snapshot of your old settings; please message me if yours don't seem right.
I use Safari... Sorry, Safari still does some things differently from other browsers, and only works with the basic version of our forum editor. As soon as they become compatible, we'll make the upgrade, but for now, Firefox is the best bet for Mac users.
Is there a limit on the number of members I can ignore? Yes, 20, at the moment...
Click the quote button under a post you want to quote
A popup explains that to paste the quote into your message, you need to press the quote button on the message form. This popup has a 'don't show me this again' tickbox.
You can select multiple posts to quote before pasting them together. The quote button turns red under messages that have been selected for quoting, and you can deselect a message by pressing its quote button (now 'unquote') again.
Press this to copy a post:
Press this to paste it as a quote:
Here's how it looks:
Quotes from one thread can be pasted into another thread. A 'see' link by the quoted text takes readers back to the original post, whether it is in the same thread or not.
Your unpasted quotes remain available until they are pasted or until the end of your session, whichever is sooner
You can manually edit the quoted post once it's in your message form, eg if you don't want to quote the whole message
As mentioned above, it doesn't work with Safari (or Safari doesn't work with it) - sorry. All other current browsers should be fine, so if you have problems please report them)
IF QUOTING STILL DOESN'T WORK:
Please clear your browser's cookies. Your browser may have reached the limit on the number of cookies it will accept forom this site, in which case clearing them once will do the trick
orYour browser security settings may be set to restrict cookies from all sites, in which case, making this site a 'trusted site', if you have that function on your browser, is the safest solution.