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    Hey everybody. Happy Monday.

    This is our last week as a "test site" and I was hoping that you guys could start posting helpful features for our new members.

    Then we can copy them all down and post them in this first thread.

    I'll start:

    There is a "new posts" options in the tool bar to see only threads that have been posted in since you left.

    The Quick Links pull down menu gets you a lot of places in just one click.

    To respond to more than one post at one time:
    1) Click the "multi" button by each post that you want to quote so that it says "multi-on."
    2) Then near the bottom of the screen hit "New Reply" (not Quick Reply).
    Voila'.

    There is an Edit button at the bottom of each of your posts. Most often, editing your post rather than amending it in a new one is better from the point of view of readability.

    also, not only does new posts show you where the site has been active since you left, but you can see all of the threads that have posts that you haven't read...ever.

    You can also hit "Home" on your keyboard and it will take you to the top of the page.
    And "End" conversely

    Using IE the F11 key makes the top of the browser disappear. Press it again to have it return.

    on that note, f5 refreshes.

    On that note, so does a nice cold beer.

    If you want to insert a link. You can just type the word you want...

    yahoo

    then highlight it and click the "insert link" button.

    google
    That's how it looks. You can also just do URL tags as follows:
    [URL="http:// information here]
    then you put the title of the link created, like "Google."
    [/U RL]
    Remove the space between the U and the RL in the closed tag, of course.

    There is an option in the upper right corner that says "view unread posts". It subdivides into threads you have responded to also others that you have simply viewed.

    You can also subscribe to threads you want to follow using the User CP.
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    The Quick Links pull down menu gets you a lot of places in just one click.

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    To respond to more than one post at one time:
    1) Click the "multi" button by each post that you want to quote so that it says "multi-on."
    2) Then near the bottom of the screen hit "New Reply" (not Quick Reply).
    Voila'.
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    There is an Edit button at the bottom of each of your posts. Most often, editing your post rather than amending it in a new one is better from the point of view of readability.
    Last edited by Hannah; 12-31-2008 at 12:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    There is an Edit button at the bottom of each of your posts. Most often, editing your post rather than amending it in a new one is better from the point of view of readability.
    i'm gonna give this one a big thumbs up.

    also, not only does new posts show you where the site has been active since you left, but you can see all of the threads that have posts that you haven't read...ever.
    Last edited by Hannah; 12-31-2008 at 12:59 PM.

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    You can also hit "Home" on your keyboard and it will take you to the top of the page.

    And "End" conversely
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    You can also hit "Home" on your keyboard and it will take you to the top of the page.

    And "End" conversely


    i can't believe you didn't know that before.

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    **points at matt and laughs**



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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    You can also hit "Home" on your keyboard and it will take you to the top of the page.

    And "End" conversely
    Mine doesn't have a HOME key...
    Well, at least I don't see one. iBooks, pfft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonteGss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    You can also hit "Home" on your keyboard and it will take you to the top of the page.

    And "End" conversely
    Mine doesn't have a HOME key...
    Well, at least I don't see one. iBooks, pfft.
    I'm not sure but try the apple key in combination with your up/down arrow keys.
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    At the risk getting laughed at also. I didn't know the home and end keys did that either.
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    don't worry Brice, the laughers would be outnumbered by us, the laughed-at. I didn't know it either, and found the constant scrolling great nuisance. But the decades of communism taught me asceticism, so I didn't complain.

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    Yeah, I didn't know either.
    A true firewasp ninja would never wear such a ridiculous sweater.

    There's logic in nonsense.

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    really? you guys didn't know that?

    mrs. (oh, what the hell was her name? she taught me german and typing. fuck!) anyway, mrs. something taught me that in typing my freshman year.

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    We didn't have any computers when I was in school
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    We didn't have any computers when I was in school
    we didn't have any computers when I was in the University... I'm ancient.

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    Until about two years ago I hadn't touched a computer for longer than a few minutes.
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    I got my first in 1993. It was a 286... black-and-white monitor, no mouse... and MS-DOS instead of any Windows... but it was Such a Miracle! I even played games. Like Larry 1. It took him minutes to get to the next screen.

    So, I never blame technical progress! I find it sweet, just like all those Helpful Features we're discussing.

    And, back to Helpful Features - is there any way to save an unsent message? I haven't found it yet; but, again, it may be only my lack of attention

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    If so I couldn't find a way to do that either Jean.
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    Oh, this is a great topic.

    When did you get your first computer and/or experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    At the risk getting laughed at also. I didn't know the home and end keys did that either.
    Me either! This has just made me insanely happy.
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    We had a Commodore 64 when I was little. I still miss some of the games we played on that thing.
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    There's logic in nonsense.

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    apple IIe.

    i had a muppets game.

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    We had a really old computer. I think the brand name was Wang. I used to play Oregon Trial on it all the time when I was 7 or so.

    Also, I played another game I can't remember the name of. In the game, you were an elf like creature who ran around on a huge tree and killed little creatures to find gold coins. It was so much fun.
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    I did not have a computer in my house until after I was an adult.

    We had an Atari but other than that--play with rocks in the driveway.
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