Forum Tips and Tricks

Forum Tips and Tricks

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:47 pm

I'll be adding a some tips and tricks every so often to this thread. Lots of features people aren't aware of.

Linking directly to a particular post.
You can link to any post directly by right clicking the title of that post which is usually preceded by "RE:", after right clicking the terminology may vary slightly depending on your browser but it will be something similar to "Copy link location" which is used in Firefox. For example a few post does in this topic is a post by me for searching for "Finding All the Topics You Started".

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http://nepacrossroads.com/about25497.html#p393761


Forum Tips and Tricks

When you click that link the browser will auto scroll to that particular post.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: Forum Tips and Tricks

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:19 pm

Smilie Codes
The codes for smilies can be typed out if you can remember them. Every smilie code begins and ends with a colon and has a short snippet of text between the colons. Typing this:

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  :bang: :mad3:


Produces this:

:bang: :mad3:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Forum Tips and Tricks

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:44 pm

Shortcuts to Posts
Image - This icon next to topic titles will take you to the last unread post in a topic.
Image - This icon in the last post column will take you to the very last post in a topic
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Forum Tips and Tricks

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:41 pm

Display Options
You can change the appearance of posts, for example you can hide signatures. These options are available in the control panel.

Control panel link at top >> Preferences Tab >> Display options link on left

...or just click here: ucp.php?i=prefs&mode=view
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Forum Tips and Tricks

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:34 pm

Making non Clickable URL

What if you want to post a URL but don;t want it to be clickable?
Check the "Do not automatically parse URLs" on the options tab and it will appear as plain text. Optionally you can enclose it in the code tags.

What if you want one link to be clickable and another plain text?
Check the "Do not automatically parse URLs" on the options tab and wrap the link you want clickable using the URL bbcode.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Forum Tips and Tricks

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:17 pm

Finding All the Topics You Started

You can find all the topics you participated in by clicking the "Your posts" link but what if you wanted just the topics you yourself started? There is no built in feature for that but you can do it through a custom search.

Click the gear in the upper right next to the search box to go to the [url]=http://nepacrossroads.com/search.php]advanced search page[/url].

  1. Next to "Search for author" put your username (or any username)
  2. Next to "Search Within" select "First post of topic only"
  3. Next to "Display results as" select "Topics"
  4. Click the search button.

Once the search is complete bookmark the link in your browser. There is also many other options to explore.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite