Compendium of Forum Knowledge

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:42 pm

Changes in forum layout from October 2014

The software update has made some radical changes to where some items are found. This is a quick guide to some of the main changes. The whole Compendium will need to be fully updated when moderators get the time.

Viewing posts by category (Your posts, active topics, etc). Also Member List

The previous links along the top of the page have been replaced by a drop-down menu. To access it, click on the quick links symbol at the top left of the page:
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Clicking on it gives this:
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User Control Panel

The link to the User Control Panel has been moved to an item in a drop-down menu accessed by clicking on your username at the top right of the screen:
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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by Colin Bullock » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:26 pm

Can't find a help button, so question here.
When I search a topic and get results consisting of a number of pages, if I try to move to another pages I often get logged out and get message 'you are not permitted to use search'
Is this a known problem?

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:26 am

Hi Colin, could I ask what sort of device (PC/iPad/Android phone/etc) and which browser you are using when this happens?

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by Colin Bullock » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:38 am

GeoffB wrote:Hi Colin, could I ask what sort of device (PC/iPad/Android phone/etc) and which browser you are using when this happens?

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It happenes with iPad and Safari, I've just tried it with PC and Firefox and it doesn't happen.
Strangely, when it shows me as logged out if I backarrow to previous browser page it shows me as logged on!
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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:42 pm

Thanks, Colin, I suspected you might be using Safari, since we have a history of problems with that browser, as mentioned for example in this discussion. Towards the end of that, Eric mentioned that he'd had no problems so far since updating to version 8.0 of the browser, so that might be worth trying if you're not already using it. Otherwise it might be best to try Chrome or something else. Incidentally the backarrow is only showing you a snapshot of the previous page from the browser's cache (when you were logged on), but doesn't mean that you are still logged on when you are viewing it.

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by Colin Bullock » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:13 pm

Thanks Geoff, I think Safari is auto updated but I will check. Otherwise searches to be done on PC

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by ianconrad » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:26 pm

It seems that the power of a Google search plus classicalguitardelcamp is the way to search while learning how to navigate the site.

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:18 pm

How to reply to a post (without quoting)

1. Standard reply:

This method is useful if you know you are going to be using smileys or formatting codes in your post.
Click on the "Post Reply" button at the bottom of the topic, and type your reply in the edit window that appears, leaving the subject line unchanged (see from point 3 onwards of the "How to Create a New Topic" entry here for an illustration of using the edit window). Finally click on Preview if you wish (recommended), and then on Submit.

2. Quick reply:

Alternatively, just type your reply into the "Quick Reply" box at the bottom of the thread, and click on the Submit button. This is useful for very short replies with no formatting codes or smileys. If you decide after starting that you wish to add any of those, click on the "Full Editor and Preview" button to open your text in the full edit window, where you can add them before clicking on Submit, after optionally clicking on Preview (recommended) to check the post's final appearance.

In either case, if you do preview the post, don't forget to click on Submit or it will not be posted.

If you wish to include a quote of the post (or part of the post) to which you're replying, see the entry on quoting here.

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:59 pm

How to edit or delete your post:

You can edit your own posts for 21 days after posting by clicking on the Edit button immediately above it, which looks like this:
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This opens the post in an edit window, where you can make any changes before optionally clicking on Preview to check the final appearance (recommended) and finally clicking on Submit.

If the 21 days have elapsed, you will not see an Edit button, but you can ask the moderators to make changes for you. You can do this by sending any moderator a private message, but a better way is by reporting the post and typing your request into the report. See the next post for full details of how to do that.

If you wish to delete a post, please ask the moderators to do this for you. Again, the best way is by reporting the post, as above.

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Re: Compendium of Forum Knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:09 pm

How to report a post or private message:

If you wish to bring a post to the moderators' attention, for instance because it breaks the forum rules, or is a duplicate, or in the wrong place, or needs an edit, or you wish to delete it, etc., the best way is the click on the Report button immediately above the post, which looks like this:
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A window will open up containing a drop-down menu, from which, for convenience, you can choose the reason for the report, for instance that the post is a duplicate. If none apply, you can click on the bottom one and type your reason into the text box. In any case, selecting from the menu is not too important, and you can just use the text box anyway if you prefer. Then click on the Submit button. This flags up the post to all moderators, and whichever sees it first, and has time, can deal with it. When the matter is not straightforward, the moderators may wish to discuss it within the team, which can take some time given their varied locations and timezones, so don't assume your report is being ignored if nothing happens for a while.

You can also report a private message, if you find it offensive or unwelcome. You do this in exactly the same way as above. Moderators will see a copy of the message in question, along with any comments you add in the report window, and will take appropriate action if the sender is breaking forum rules.


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