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jcastellese

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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2007, 08:13:06 AM »

ML:

Unless we run into unforeseen server-load/server-space problems, threads should not expire.

frenchfry:

I think the only answer to your question is, 'for fun.' Custom titles based on post count is a feature offered by this software. I guess the only other advantage is that it gives visitors a quick idea of who the regulars are. Suggestions for the theme of our titles are welcome.

AttilatheHoney:

We have some control over the national advertising like that you see at the bottom of each of the forum pages, but once in a while, an inappropriate one slips through and we have to go specifically select it in our preferences at the ad service. I assure you that this advertiser is not a direct client, but a third-party ad served by an unpredictable process. We'll continue to try to minimize this kind of content--thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2007, 11:09:27 AM »

Avatars???  I uploaded my avatar on the old forum and then I did it on the first day the new forum went active....   but now I can't see it and I also can not find where to upload it again.  Any help appreciated....   Thank You.
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2007, 01:21:57 PM »

BigRedDog:

You can change / upload your avatar by clicking the Profile link toward the top of any forum page, then click Forum Profile Information on the left menu. There you should find a number of options for using an avatar. Sorry for the confusion...some of the interface might have changed since you first registered.

Let me know if you have any further problems.

-jcastellese
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2007, 10:29:11 PM »

I have a suggestion for the Web site. The sides are blank so I thought if the Subject Titles were listed on a side, viewer can see is a subject was already addressed and not have a double posting. Also, the listing could be used as quick links to the page the Subject is on. As the pages continue to get bigger. Also, Is a Spell Checker in the works? Keep up the great work.
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2007, 10:03:19 AM »

Hi John!

I've been having a non-public conversation using the email function on this site.  It works great, except...  When I click on the "outbox" button, a screen pops up that says I have no sent messages.  I suppose that it is possible that I'm doing something wrong, but I have a Chertoff-esque "gut feeling" that the message is just not there.

One more thing.  When you click onto a blog post from the "Latest Five," you can't see the name of the person who posted the message.  This is a problem for the blogs that have more than one author.

Thanks!
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2007, 10:29:41 AM »

Additional minor quirk...

When you try to edit a post on monroetalks, the bold/italics/etc. buttons do not reappear.  So, I have not been able to italicize in the edit function.
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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2007, 11:19:39 AM »

Hi Mike,

Saving Sent Messages: At the moment, the system is set to only save sent messages when they are marked to be saved. At the bottom of the page where you write your message, you'll see a checkbox labeled 'Save a copy in my outbox.' If that's checked, the message will be saved. I'll look in to the possibility of having this checked by default.

edit: Followup! I've made a change that should have the 'Save a copy in my outbox' checkbox checked by default, so unless you uncheck it, your sent messages will now be saved.

Blog Latest Five: Work on all of the blog and forum feeds is under consideration. I'll add the author name to the list of possible display fields, but in all but a couple cases, the blogs are single-author affairs.

BBcode in Post Editing: I'll see what I can do about getting the RTF (Rich Text Formating) interface on the Edit Post form. In the meantime, I believe long-hand BBcode and simple HTML will still work. Here's a couple quick tips for how to do that.

Code: [Select]

For bold text:
[b]bold text[/b] (BBcode) or <b>bold text</b> (HTML)

For italic text:
[i]italic text[/i] (BBcode) or <i>italic text</i> (HTML)


Hope that helps! I'll see about the changes as soon as I can.

-John
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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2007, 01:49:16 PM »

Thank You, John!  You are doing a great job.

Mike
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« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2007, 07:31:59 PM »

Thank You for the invite John.  I am sure I will feel welcome here within great company through out the Monroe area on this forum.
Keep up the good work.

I am glad to come aboard

~Dime Store Cowboy~
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2007, 08:04:30 PM »

Hello,
I have a suggestion for the site.  To add a Amber Alert Ticker on the forum.
The link for the page : http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-39745---,00.html

The link is entitled: Click Here to get The Project Safekids AMBER Alert Ticker

Thank you.
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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2007, 10:57:53 PM »

That is a great idea!  I hope it is implemented, and then I hope it never has to be used.

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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2007, 11:33:57 AM »

I have noticed that when I return to a page that I left a message at to read new replies, I need to refresh the page once again after it loads. This is on MS IE V6.0.

Don't know if there is a refresh you can add, but it would help. This happens even when I return to the "Your Talk" page using the link above. I always have to refresh after it loads.

UPDATE Just for giggles I clicked the link to this thread and went to view my comment, it wasn't there - so I refreshed and it showed up.
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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2007, 11:51:17 AM »

www.BarackObama.com:

I might be mistaken, but I think this has to do with your browser settings. IE 6.0, I believe, is not quite as sophisticated as the current version (7.0), but if you want to check for new content whenever loading a page, you can do so in IE 6.0 like this:

Tools menu >> Internet Options >> General tab, click Settings under Temporary Internet Files

You'll see a number of options for caching pages. If you don't have space/speed issues with your machine, I would recommend setting it to always check for updates to a page.

If this doesn't solve it or causes other problems, let me know. Adding a forced recache of the page could cause performance issues for other users, but I'll look into it if necessary.

- John
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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2007, 12:56:40 PM »

Is there a way to get the Polls in their own section with an attractive link on the home page?

This way they won't be squeezed off of the front page of the forum.
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« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2007, 11:33:51 AM »

Hi, Administrators. I'm pretty sure I've seen this request somewhere else, so, sorry for a repeat--but is there any way you can divide General Discussion into sub-groups, please? MonroeTalks.com is so successful (well done you!!) and so many new posts come in that it's getting unwieldy having all of the topics lumped together.

We definitely need a Religion category, one for US Government, Local Government, Nostalgia, Local Business, and so on. Any plans for this?

Thanks.
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