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Stupid Things I Can't Figure Out

Discussion in 'SoSH Support & FAQ' started by DanoooME, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. saintnick912

    saintnick912 GINO! Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Any chance the sections on the homepage will regain the collapse function?
     
  2. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    The new board software doesn't support more than one question in a poll.
     
  3. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    That's the thing I miss most.

    Edit to add: when I return to a thread the next day, it never takes me to the last read post, the way it used to do. I have searched the settings options in vain for a fix.
     
    #53 InsideTheParker, Jan 25, 2016
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  4. glennhoffmania

    glennhoffmania but still failing Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Why do some images or attachments or whatever show up either as totally blank or as some weird icon that looks like "[IM"? This happens to me on Firefox and Chrome. Is there a setting I need to change?
     
  5. lurker42

    lurker42 lurker

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    When someone on my "ignored user" list starts a thread, the whole thread disappears from my visibility (rather than just the initial post, as was the case on the old board).

    Is there a way to adjust the ignore list settings to ignore just posts instead of threads? Or do I have to take the stupid by the horns and stop using the ignore list?
     
    #55 lurker42, Jan 28, 2016
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  6. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    It seems you have to go into a specific forum to click on the little blue button to go to the last read post. You can't do it from outside the forum.
     
  7. phrenile

    phrenile Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That requires a server-side template fix or addon. Personally, I'd be in favor.
     
  8. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    What I always do is link to the "Recent Posts" list as my starting place.

    Any time you click into a link to an unread thread-e.g. from the list of threads in the forum view, or the Recent Posts or New Posts lists)--it should take you to the first unread post in the thread. You don't have to click on the blue button, just clicking the thread title should do the right thing from all thread lists as far as I know. These links are coincidentally all over toward the left side of the screen.

    Lists of forums are different. They don't have a link to the threads. They do have a link to the latest post, labelled "Latest", over to the right.
     
  9. phrenile

    phrenile Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That's the way it works on the current XenForo board. It used to work differently on the old IPB board.

    Instead of having a link to the last post in a thread, the main page would link to the latest unread post in that thread. For example, this cache of the main page from 2014 shows that the Drew 2.0 thread was the last one bumped, but the link went to the getnewpost view of that thread (equivalent to XenForo's /unread).
     
  10. iayork

    iayork Member SoSH Member

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    So do all the other bbcode ways of resizing images, as far as I can find ([img=100x50], [img width="100" height="50"], [img width=100]) and I don't see a way to drop into HTML. Is this just not an option now?
     
  11. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    You don't have to click the blue button, clicking the threat title is enough (at least that's the way it works for me, not sure if this is a setting).
     
  12. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    It's not an option now. HTML posting was always fraught, and XenForo's got no way to pass in size tags. I may look at creating a custom tag that allows this, but for now you have to resize the image before you upload it.

    That's right, it should work that way for everyone.
     
  13. xpisblack

    xpisblack Member SoSH Member

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    I was dead for a while, but I got better. What happened to the fora about music and film? Are they deleted or archived or lost...?

    Also, hello, all.
     
  14. Curtis Pride

    Curtis Pride Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Welcome back. It's now known as Omar Is Dead.
     
  15. xpisblack

    xpisblack Member SoSH Member

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    Cheers, mate, and good to read you, too.

    Sure and I figured out that bit, but there also used to be a whole section anent 5 Songs and another anent 5 Films, and so on, sort of getting-to-know-you, take-a-week-t-share-your-likes fora within the artsy bits of P&G&c. I reckon they've all been sunk in the intermire, our own wee Gmork's militia after the Nothing descended; am I simply looking in the wrong places? There were loads of lovely threads in there about music and film and all that. Have that lot simply vanished into the aether, or is it more that I'm too idiotic to find the posts?
     
  16. Curtis Pride

    Curtis Pride Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    When SoSH moved to the current server in November, a lot of the archived threads didn't make the transfer, so those long-lost discussions are either still in backups or "vanished into the aether." I'll leave it to Sumner or Nip to give you a better evaluation of those threads' status.
     
  17. Orange Julia

    Orange Julia kittens kitttens kittens kittens Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I want to delete a bunch of PMs. But I can't seem to figure out how! Is "delete" and "leave conversation" the same thing?
     
  18. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    Leave Conversation is usually what you want. It'll delete it from your inbox, but if the other person responds to that conversation then the whole conversation will be restored so you can see the context.
     
  19. Orange Julia

    Orange Julia kittens kitttens kittens kittens Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  20. Wings

    Wings Member SoSH Member

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    how do I pay my unpaid subscription? the Paypal interface is as confusing as heck, and I want to pay. My credit card/bank account stuff got all messed up, and I am still a "member" but haven't paid my $20 yearly due. I get a lot of value, so I want to get this caught up ASAP.
     
  21. 75cent bleacher seat

    75cent bleacher seat Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    My subscription is scheduled to expire in 2 hours it is not linked with PayPal, Ive not received a bill, will it auto-renew? Help..

    thanks,
    Pops
     
  22. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'm still having trouble marking a specific forum read. Is there an easy way to do this?

    EDIT: I'm using Safari on my iPhone almost exclusively. Not sure if this makes a difference. I can get it to work with the UI.X theme, so maybe I'll just have to use that.
     
  23. saintnick912

    saintnick912 GINO! Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    When I click in the search box in the upper right, the search form shows up behind the black header/menu bar. Is that just me? In Chrome here.
     
  24. hittery

    hittery Member SoSH Member

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    Using the app on my iPhone, I do not have the Views and News Game Thread (Big Events is there, however). I've tried deleting and reinstalling the app, to no avail. Anything I can do?
     
  25. Bunt4aTriple

    Bunt4aTriple Member SoSH Member

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    It's not available through the app. Mods say, "feature not bug," going back to the post election shit show. Although, without Corp, this could possibly be revisited?
    You have to go through the mobile browser.
     
  26. glennhoffmania

    glennhoffmania but still failing Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm trying to post pics from my Google photos. I tried pasting the link but that didn't work. I copy/pasted the pic and it shows up for me but not for others. How do I correctly post these pics?
     
  27. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I can't figure out how to change my signature -- make any change at all (including shortening it, and my sig is short to begin with) and it tells me my signature is too long and won't allow any changes.
     
  28. singaporesoxfan

    singaporesoxfan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I subscribed to the V&N Game Threads by clicking "Watch Forum" in the top right, and then it now shows up under "Subscribed" in the app.
     
  29. crossdog

    crossdog lurker

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    Hi All,

    Other than using the Amazon link, is there a way to donate to SoSH? I see tags like member, bronze and lifetime.
     
  30. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    How do you make the link in a post be, say, a sentence and not the ridiculously long actual link? I think it's called a "labeled link" I know there used to be a way to easily do it, but I don't recall.

    For instance, post #59 has links that are just part of the sentences.
     
  31. BlackJack

    BlackJack Member SoSH Member

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    Copy the link you want to use. Type the words you want to be the linked text. Highlight those words and click the link button. Paste in the link in the pop up window.
     
  32. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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