Stupid Things I Can't Figure Out

dhappy42

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Oct 27, 2013
10,770
Michigan
When I try to subscribe, I get a “set payment preferences” error box. How do I do that on iOS? I can’t find the payment preference settings anywhere.
 

dhappy42

Straw Man
Oct 27, 2013
10,770
Michigan
While I’m here, how do you post photos in iOS? Can’t cut and paste and get an http box when I click the photo icon.
 

Reverend

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Jan 20, 2007
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While I’m here, how do you post photos in iOS? Can’t cut and paste and get an http box when I click the photo icon.
If you hit “copy” on a photo on the web and go into the picture icon on SoSH, you can toggle to add links in the top left corner of the picture dialogue box that opens. If you hit paste in there, it will paste the link of the picture you copied.
 

Ed Hillel

Wants to be startin somethin
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Dec 12, 2007
23,742
Here
Does the app just not work for people? I can log in, but it won't let me post anything inside threads. I have to switch over to browser view to post anything.

Nevermind, I'm an idiot. Found the other thread.
 

SumnerH

Malt Liquor Picker
Dope
Jul 18, 2005
26,869
Alexandria, VA
Just so this thread is clear as well, the app is dead. If it works for some people, that's dumb luck and you should expect it to continue falling apart.

Just to reiterate folks - the app is NOT coming back. It’s in life support - tapatalk no longer supports it...
 

Dewey'sCannon

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Jul 18, 2005
689
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When I try to subscribe, I get a “set payment preferences” error box. How do I do that on iOS? I can’t find the payment preference settings anywhere.
I am having the same problem - I just noticed that my membership must have expired, and I can't figure out how to renew. I go to Account Upgrades, but when I click to purchase I get the error notice to "set payment preferences," but can't figure out how to do that. I know I paid by cc before so I'm flummoxed.
 

DamageTrain

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Sep 29, 2014
242
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I am having the same problem - I just noticed that my membership must have expired, and I can't figure out how to renew. I go to Account Upgrades, but when I click to purchase I get the error notice to "set payment preferences," but can't figure out how to do that. I know I paid by cc before so I'm flummoxed.
Wanted to chip in for the site but having the same problem.
 

jhp64

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Jul 17, 2007
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I can't tell if this is a bug with iOS or a problem with this site. Here's the problem: with my iPad, if I click and hold on a thread and then select "Open in New Tab", it jumps to the very last message in the thread, not the first unread message. This doesn't happen with a computer or an iPhone: on those, I see the first unread message. It also doesn't happen if I just click on the thread and let it open in the current window. Any ideas?
 

gtmtnbiker

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Jul 15, 2005
639
I can't tell if this is a bug with iOS or a problem with this site. Here's the problem: with my iPad, if I click and hold on a thread and then select "Open in New Tab", it jumps to the very last message in the thread, not the first unread message. This doesn't happen with a computer or an iPhone: on those, I see the first unread message. It also doesn't happen if I just click on the thread and let it open in the current window. Any ideas?
I have iPad Air 2 with latest iOS and I don’t have this issue. I use it all the time. What are you using!

i have occasionally seen cases where it brings me to the first post in a thread but I think that is a forum bug as I have seen it on desktop as well.
 

jhp64

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Jul 17, 2007
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I have iPad Air 2 with latest iOS and I don’t have this issue. I use it all the time. What are you using!
It's a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, iOS 13.2. I'll update to the newest iOS (13.2.2) and see if that helps.

i have occasionally seen cases where it brings me to the first post in a thread but I think that is a forum bug as I have seen it on desktop as well.
I've seen this, too, but then clicking on the "Jump to new" button at the top usually takes me to the right place. (Although that button isn't always there, for some reason.)
 

jhp64

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Jul 17, 2007
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It's a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, iOS 13.2. I'll update to the newest iOS (13.2.2) and see if that helps.
Didn't help, I still get strange behavior when opening threads in new tabs on my iPad.
 

DJnVa

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Dec 16, 2010
40,766
Tweets no longer show up on my screen when I'm on my work laptop. They're visible on mobile. I can tell a tweet is there, see the link, but there's no tweet.

It's likely a "me issue" but just wanted to check.
 

tmracht

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Aug 19, 2009
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Tweets no longer show up on my screen when I'm on my work laptop. They're visible on mobile. I can tell a tweet is there, see the link, but there's no tweet.

It's likely a "me issue" but just wanted to check.
Working for me on my work computer using Chrome.
 

DJnVa

Dorito Dawg
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Dec 16, 2010
40,766
Yeah, I'm guessing it's something with the browser I use at work. Thanks...
 

DJnVa

Dorito Dawg
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Dec 16, 2010
40,766
Or the office firewall (which could be blocking twitter or something like that).
Possibly, although twitter itself is fine. It seems to work everywhere else so I'm sure something behind the scenes here got switched. Not a huge deal.
 

chawson

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Aug 1, 2006
1,914
I can’t seem to vote in polls or send PMs (unless they’re replies). It’s been awhile since I could, but I could at one point, and I wonder if it’s the function of some sort of tiered account membership or something I don’t understand? If a dope has a sec to help, I’d appreciate it.
 

Reverend

for king and country
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Jan 20, 2007
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I can’t seem to vote in polls or send PMs (unless they’re replies). It’s been awhile since I could, but I could at one point, and I wonder if it’s the function of some sort of tiered account membership or something I don’t understand? If a dope has a sec to help, I’d appreciate it.
Polls suck.
 

Reverend

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That’s probably not constructive. My apologies.
 

loshjott

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Dec 30, 2004
9,218
Silver Spring, MD
Cross posting from backwash:

I have automatic renewal set to a credit card of mine that no longer exists. I got a notice from my old card that they charged sonsofsamhorn.net but I should change the default settings. I can't find how to change the default credit card. Is this possible to do myself? Thanks.
 

Average Game James

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Apr 28, 2016
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I’ve seen a couple other posts about this issue but haven’t seen an answer posted... somewhere along the line my membership expired and when I go to the account upgrades section I get an error saying I need to choose a payment profile. I can’t seem to find anything about payments anywhere in the account section - am I just missing it?
 

tmracht

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Aug 19, 2009
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Does anyone know if there is there a dark theme that we can select or a way to skin it yourself?
 

santadevil

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Aug 1, 2006
4,688
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I'm not clever enough to figure out how to send a PM without blasting it site-wide and embarrassing the recipient. I'd appreciate any help.
If you're in a thread, click on the members' name and at the bottom of the pop up box, there is a "start conversation" button and away you go

Alternatively, you can search for the member here: https://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?members/, under "Find Members" on the left hand side, click the member you want

Enjoy!
 

edoug

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Jul 15, 2005
3,170
Hello, long-time lurker, I wanted to post a photo of a baseball card from my collection but it looks like I am not able to do that by the insert image function?
Where is the picture? Maybe upload it to a Google Photos or other photo sharing site. Or look up the player, year and baseball card company and link to that if available.
 

BlackJack

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Oct 11, 2007
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You can bookmark V&N, pin the bookmark to your bookmark bar (or whatever your browser of choice calls it) and that is a reasonable approximation of the function.
 

scottyno

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Dec 7, 2008
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Is there a way to rejoin a PM thread that you previously left? Getting another invite doesn't seem to do anything, presumably because the person's name still shows up in the PM thread, they just can't view it.
 

amh03

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Dec 27, 2003
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Anyone else having issues with avatars and general images in here? Only in the last hour. I'm on chrome.
Images aren’t always loading for me all of a sudden...a box with a number appears. I’m using Safari/IPhone. How did you fix your issue?