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Old 12-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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Default Getting the most out of your "AO Forum" browsing experience.

Seems to be a lot of confusion/complaining about the new "time stamp" function of the AO forum here. As well, I think a lot of new members aren't sure how use some of the very useful functions of a "vBulletin" forum.

So here are a couple of tips on how not to miss any of the good info found on AO:

There are two basic methods of reading your forum. "Browsing" each sub-forum one at a time, and searching for any and all new posts.
When browsing a specific sub-forum:
  • When a thread title is BOLDED, it means there are NEW posts in there that you haven't viewed. If the thread title is regular font, then there are NO new posts, and you're all caught up.
  • To quickly go to the first UNread post in an updated thread, click on the little brown "down arrow" to left of the thread title.
  • To quickly go to the very last post of the thread, click on the little "down arrow" to the right of the member in the "last post" column.

Here's a couple of screenshots with the different aspects highlighted:

When browsing each sub-forum, one at a time:





However, I find the easiest way not to miss anything is to just click on the "New Posts" quick-link at the top. This will pull up ALL posts made since I last logged onto the forum. That way I won't miss anything in any category. Any threads that I've already read, and have NO new posts, won't be bolded. Everything else that's new will be in Bold text:

Screenshot when you've clicked on the "New Posts" link

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Old 12-18-2013, 03:07 PM
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Cool!

I just learned something. I'm not saying what though . . . it'd make me look like a noob.
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Cool!

I just learned something. I'm not saying what though . . . it'd make me look like a noob.
x2. Thanks Dave.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:34 AM
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Ok....finally I am going to ask for help after 6 years

I am trying to quote part of a post and have tried doing so many times...

How the hell do I do it...LOL
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:07 PM
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Ok....finally I am going to ask for help after 6 years

I am trying to quote part of a post and have tried doing so many times...

How the hell do I do it...LOL
The easiest way to do it, is to click on the quote/reply button:

And then just delete whatever text from the person you're quoting. You have to make sure you leave both "quote" tags surrounding his text though.

Example:



So that now, this:

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[QUOTE=kevinhits;3282130]Ok....finally I am going to ask for help after 6 years:sHa_sarcasticlol:

I am trying to quote part of a post and have tried doing so many times...[/QUOTE]
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Ok....finally I am going to ask for help after 6 years

I am trying to quote part of a post and have tried doing so many times...
And then you can type YOUR text after the "[/quote]" tag.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:26 PM
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The easiest way to do it, is to click on the quote/reply button:

And then just delete whatever text from the person you're quoting. You have to make sure you leave both "quote" tags surrounding his text though.

Example:



So that now, this:



Will look like this:



And then you can type YOUR text after the "[/quote]" tag.
Thanks Dave
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:27 PM
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Sorry if Iím in the wrong post for this but Iím new to the forum other than just viewing. How and who do I contact for my account set up? Anytime I try to subscribe to a thread it shows up that I donít have permission? Also I have tried contacting several people through the PM on there Buy/Sell posts lately and only the first one worked. Since I havenít had any replies Iím assuming itís something wrong with what Iím doing on my end. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:32 PM
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Do you get your account privilege's instantly after you post 20 times and had account for over 30 days? or do you have to wait for moderator once you meet requirements?
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:08 PM
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Can you explain how the ignore function works?
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:09 PM
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Can you explain how the ignore function works?
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:11 PM
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Can you explain how the ignore function works?
ROFL....I was just making up a screenshot to show the gist of your post! lol.
Well played.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:16 PM
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I don't get it, what am I missing here lol

Or am I on Dave's ignore list and he can't see my post lol
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:16 PM
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Jesus Dave don't' y'all have something to tile??
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:23 PM
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Jesus Dave don't' y'all have something to tile??
Nope. In between jobs. Waiting for a big one to start. ($60,000 residential floor job any day now).
I've been going to the gym, cleaning the garages, shovelling the walks, downloading movies.....
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:28 PM
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thanks for going to all the trouble dave. i learned something about getting to a new post on a thread that i might be interested in following. little tips like that really help a computer challenged person.
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Thx Dave! I really like the new posts function. Thx for sharing.


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I learned something here, Thanks
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:08 AM
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I need to turn on my private messages thing, at times it works, some times not so much.

I found the catagoru in the settings list, but not sure of having the "check mark" in or out of the box to allow for messages.

Just a little confused with enable. I'll chat with our tech gal at work to see if I can figure it out.

If not, I'll check here to find out more.

Thx from Don
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:50 PM
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Thanks Dave.....this should make things quicker
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:35 AM
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Not sure if that's the right place to ask but I don't get email notification any more. No thread is "subscribed", User CP is pretty much blank. I used to see all the posts I commented on or posted etc. Any idea how to fix this?
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