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Forum Usage / Search Tips

Postby art_suckz » 26 Oct 2016 11:08

Really digging the new site. Thanks again for all the hard work and effort you guys have put into it. It looks really clean and fresh with just the right style this place deserves IMHO.

Thought I would start up a thread where we could talk about usage tips and leave help for searching. As the site grows again I'm sure some will need help with advanced options or figuring out new stuff.

A few features I am really liking so far are things like graphic signatures. (I tried to keep mine small so it wouldn't overwhelm the post - not sure I succeeded since I am on a high res display).

Another thing I am using a lot is the "Active Topics" option under the "Quick Links" tab.

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Also, at the bottom of the "Active Topics" results you can adjust the range of time that it pulls from.
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Sorry, if this is basic info for everyone. Thought some might want to know. Feel free to add questions and more tips.
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Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

Postby muncien » 26 Oct 2016 13:47

Anybody know how to imbed a hyperlink into other text, as opposed to pasting the entire link into the post? It gets a little cluttered some times. I'm sure it's simple, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet...

Also, I'd love if we could keep a regional prefix next to all topic titles. Such as 'DTD:****' or 'Arts District:****' etc. I always found that sort of classification helpful, although I don't know if there are any guidelines for it's usage.

Good work! Glad to have everything back.
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Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

Postby art_suckz » 26 Oct 2016 14:51

On the note of title prefixes: Title text can be changed after posting in edit mode.

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Can't remember if the old forum would allow that after posting.
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Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

Postby THRILLHO » 26 Oct 2016 22:49

I am a total newbie here, but are there forum descriptions? I have no idea what "The Pitch" is, or what sort of discussions are meant to be going in "Art+Sol" and "Opolis Blueprints." The rest are self-explanatory, but those three I'm not sure about. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

Postby tamtagon » 27 Oct 2016 07:53

art_suckz wrote:Another thing I am using a lot is the "Active Topics" option under the "Quick Links" tab.


I'm still trying to figure out how to change my font color permanently from blue to black....

I'm only viewing the forum on a desktop, and I think the header image (Museum Tower to Hunt Inc) from the deck park is a little too big... but also something I'll get used to, just like all the other sites converting to mobile computer (Phone) format... :roll:

"The Pitch" seems to be where all the sports talk would go. Speaking of 'go' GoSpursGo

We should probably have a general catch-all sub-forum for off topic stuff....

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Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

Postby THRILLHO » 27 Oct 2016 13:34

D'oh, well my FC Dallas thread can be moved to wherever it needs to be. :)


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