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Title: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 08, 2012, 10:07:43 PM
When you register you have to make a account name.

If you want your 'name' to show up differently (my account name is NadacChris, but my name shows up as Chris 'CJ' Nelson) then do this:

Click Profile
Hover over Modify profile and click on account settings
Then below the Username will be a column that says 'Name' and you can enter whatever you like in there.
Title: Re: Having problems? Enter here
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 09, 2012, 08:34:24 AM
Also remember that this only changes your APPEARED name!

Your username originally used is still what you need to enter when logging in.
Title: Re: Having problems? Enter here
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 09, 2012, 08:37:17 AM
If you are having any problems whatsoever, please email me.

I wouldn't go so far as to say this is my baby, but I did put some effort into this and had to learn a lot.   So I have a decent knowledge of how it works and can help you out as well.

You can either send me a PM (Private message) through this board.

Or email me at Nadacchris@gmail.com

I will also take all my previous helpful posts and put them below.   Try to keep everything in one place.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Having problems? Enter here
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 09, 2012, 08:42:24 AM
Feel free to post anything you feel.   Keep in mind most of the boards are hidden until you become a member.

And for the judge folks out there:

Here is what you need to do in order to get access to the judges boards.

Click on 'Profile'.   Hover over 'Modify Profile' and then click on 'Group membership'.

From there you can request to be added to the judges group and that board will open up for you.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 09, 2012, 08:50:43 AM
For getting access to new posts:

There are multiple ways to access information on this board.   I will outline a few here.

(1) Below your portrait on the left is a button that reads 'Show unread posts since last visit'.    This does exactly what it says, anything that has been posted since you lost visited the site will be here.   

(2) 'Show new replies to your posts'.   Again doing exactly what it says.   This is a more stricter search since you would have obviously had to comment already in order to have anything show up here.   But handy if you want to see any new activity on a thread you were interested in.

(3)  At the very bottom of the page under 'forum stats' is a button that says 'View the most recent posts'.   I personally don't like this option very much as the info is jumbled up and all over the place.   But if you are just interested in every single thing someone has said it's not a terrible option for that.

(4) Just open up the boards and view the topics

(5) You can also use the search bar on the left to search for a specific thread.   Keep in mind it's going to take awhile to populate this forum with info.  So the search won't be too helpful until the info comes up.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Yvette Cook on April 10, 2012, 10:09:46 PM
Hi All,
For those that are used to having the emails sent to you, I thought I would let you know how to get the notifications via email.  If you want to be notified of a "new topic" simply go to the General Discussion main page and click on "notify" and this will now send you a message via email of the message/topic.  If there is a current topic, and you want to be notified of those posts, go into that topic and select "notify" for the messages to be emailed.  You will have to go into each one if you want that particular notification.  You have the option at any time to be Unnotified of the messages.

I tested this under the General Discussion and the EGC General Discussion sections. The messages will come through as coming from Chris "CJ" Nelson and signed by The NADAC Agility Team, not by the user that posted message. To see that, simply log into the form.

Hope you find this information helpful!
Yvette  :D
Phoenix, AZ
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Debi Hutchinson on April 11, 2012, 06:22:34 AM
Hey Chris,
I've read all these posts and watched the video. Good job BTW.
The question I have is this. Do I actually have to search through this forum and choose each topic I want sent through my email. Do I have to mark each one NOTIFY individually.Is there no way to just have all discussion sent through my email as with the Yahoo group?
Thanks for all the work you are doing on this.
Debi
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 11, 2012, 10:05:47 AM
I believe when you click notify on the board it should notify you of any new activity.

If it doesn't try this:

Under account settings, then notifications,  Where it says "for topics and board I have requested notification on, notify me of:"   And change that to 'replies and moderation'.

I believe that will then send an email telling you every time there is a new topic, and also a reply to that topic.   Regardless if you have actually subscribed to it individually.

I will play with it today to be 100% sure.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Shirley Wallace on April 11, 2012, 06:14:28 PM
Hi Chris,
So how do we post  something without using the "reply" icon?  I tried sending a post under the "My Messages" heading, but it wouldn't go anywhere. 
And thanks for all your work and help.  Once I get it all figured out, I think it will be more efficient.
Shirley Wallace
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 11, 2012, 07:39:13 PM
Hi Chris,
So how do we post  something without using the "reply" icon?  I tried sending a post under the "My Messages" heading, but it wouldn't go anywhere. 
And thanks for all your work and help.  Once I get it all figured out, I think it will be more efficient.
Shirley Wallace

You are wanting to start a new topic?   If that's the case there is a button that says new topic on the top right of the board :)
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Shirley Wallace on April 12, 2012, 03:59:23 AM
Morning Chris,
I don't know if I want to start a new topic or not (voice intonation not snotty :-)) - I'm still trying to figuring it out.  Topic is the thread of the current discussion and board is the category, for example, training, nutrition, etc.???
I see how to reply, but let's say I just want to post something about our upcoming trial.  Would that be under "notify"???  And thanks a million for all your patience with those of us that need all these tutorials.  They are very helpful!!!
Shirley
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 12, 2012, 09:10:51 AM
Morning Chris,
I don't know if I want to start a new topic or not (voice intonation not snotty :-)) - I'm still trying to figuring it out.  Topic is the thread of the current discussion and board is the category, for example, training, nutrition, etc.???
I see how to reply, but let's say I just want to post something about our upcoming trial.  Would that be under "notify"???  And thanks a million for all your patience with those of us that need all these tutorials.  They are very helpful!!!
Shirley

To the left of notify there should be a button that says 'new topic'.   If you click that it will let you start a new one :)
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Jean Sather (McCreight) on April 12, 2012, 11:52:56 AM
Shirley, if you are not seeing the "New Topic" button as Chris describes, you might have to go back to the original "board screen" (in this case "General Discussion") to see it displayed -- on my computer it does not appear when I am on the screen reading the individual messages in a topic, but it does show up on the screen for the board (with the various topic headings listed below).  Hope this makes sense!

Jean

Hi Chris,
So how do we post  something without using the "reply" icon?  I tried sending a post under the "My Messages" heading, but it wouldn't go anywhere. 
And thanks for all your work and help.  Once I get it all figured out, I think it will be more efficient.
Shirley Wallace

You are wanting to start a new topic?   If that's the case there is a button that says new topic on the top right of the board :)
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Shirley Wallace on April 12, 2012, 12:47:29 PM
Hi Jean,
It does make sense and I found it!!!  I think I've got it now... or not...
Shirley


Shirley, if you are not seeing the "New Topic" button as Chris describes, you might have to go back to the original "board screen" (in this case "General Discussion") to see it displayed -- on my computer it does not appear when I am on the screen reading the individual messages in a topic, but it does show up on the screen for the board (with the various topic headings listed below).  Hope this makes sense!
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Kathryn Horn on April 14, 2012, 11:39:33 AM
Chris... great job on the video and instructions. I have having a few difficulties and am hoping someone can help me.
1. I thought I had set this up to send me emails. I checked all three boxes about notification. Have I done something wrong or am I mis-understanding this process?
2. Thanks to all of you for the suggestion of tapatalk. I downloaded it last night and it feels easier to read than using my computer (exactly as others wrote). But somehow I have 3 versions of NADACForums on my iPad One shows my User name with upper case where I used it (Local); one shows my user name without upper case (Cloud); the third shows nothing where those other two did but says Previously Visited. Is there a way to ahve just one? Do I just always use the Previously Visited?
3. Lastly: I cannot figure how to log out of tatatalk! Can someone help me there?

Thanks
Kathryn
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Jeanne Allen on April 14, 2012, 05:10:27 PM
Chris... great job on the video and instructions. I have having a few difficulties and am hoping someone can help me.
1. I thought I had set this up to send me emails. I checked all three boxes about notification. Have I done something wrong or am I mis-understanding this process?
Thanks
Kathryn

I am having the same problem as Kathryn.  I have clicked to get emails and I do not get any!  Do we need to stay logged in to get them?  When I am done for the day, I do log out of the forum.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 14, 2012, 08:59:43 PM
Chris... great job on the video and instructions. I have having a few difficulties and am hoping someone can help me.
1. I thought I had set this up to send me emails. I checked all three boxes about notification. Have I done something wrong or am I mis-understanding this process?
Thanks
Kathryn

I am having the same problem as Kathryn.  I have clicked to get emails and I do not get any!  Do we need to stay logged in to get them?  When I am done for the day, I do log out of the forum.

It's a obstacle we are still trying to overcome.

The forum software was always meant to be run through a browser.  And the email notices were really just a secondary thought.   So trying to change the core function of the program is proving to be a bit of a challenge.

I am not giving up on it yet.  But it's definitely going to take some time
Title: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Kathryn Horn on April 14, 2012, 09:26:26 PM
[author=Kathryn Horn link=topic=7.msg338#msg338 date=1334428773]
Chris... great job on the video and instructions. I have having a few difficulties and am hoping someone can help me.
1. I thought I had set this up to send me emails. I checked all three boxes about notification. Have I done something wrong or am I mis-understanding this process?
Thanks
Kathryn

I am having the same problem as Kathryn.  I have clicked to get emails and I do not get any!  Do we need to stay logged in to get them?  When I am done for the day, I do log out of the forum.

It's a obstacle we are still trying to overcome.

The forum software was always meant to be run through a browser.  And the email notices were really just a secondary thought.   So trying to change the core function of the program is proving to be a bit of a challenge.

I am not giving up on it yet.  But it's definitely going to take some time
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I'm not sure how to trim. Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts. I very much appreciate them.

So how does one quote just a part of an email to which one is responding?
 
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 15, 2012, 03:45:47 AM

I'm not sure how to trim. Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts. I very much appreciate them.

So how does one quote just a part of an email to which one is responding?
 

The easiest way is to find the post you want to quite and then click on the 'quote' button inside the post.   That will bring up the reply screen with all the important info already done.

You can can also do it while you are already in the reply screen by scrolling down and clicking 'insert quote' on the right.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Marj Vincent on April 15, 2012, 07:50:41 AM
Question: If I click on 'Show unread posts since last visit', and select the topic I want to read.  How can I tell which posts have not be read in a topic?  Is there any indication such as a change in color or a symbol somewhere that indicates it's an unread post? 

Marj
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on April 15, 2012, 12:48:56 PM
Question: If I click on 'Show unread posts since last visit', and select the topic I want to read.  How can I tell which posts have not be read in a topic?  Is there any indication such as a change in color or a symbol somewhere that indicates it's an unread post? 

Marj

If you click on the 'new' button in the post title, That will automagically bring you to the first unread post :)
Title: Forum Symbols and Such
Post by: Shirley Wallace on May 22, 2012, 03:31:52 AM
OK.  It's been driving me nuts and I have to know - what do those little yellow boxes under our names on the left side stand for?  Some people have one, and some have 5.  I've been trying to figure it out, but can't.  So I finally have to just ask.       And do you have any idea why I can't get one of the smiley faces above the message box to appear in the message?  All I get is this website quote.  http://nadacforum.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif (http://nadacforum.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif)
These are not particularly important issues, but inquiring minds want to know.  Also not sure which topic this goes to, but I'm sure you know where it goes. 
Thanks!!!
P.S.  Just found out it won't let me change type color either.  Must be a setting somewhere???
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 22, 2012, 11:59:59 AM
The stars are a rating system the forum uses.   One I have actually been meaning to get rid of for awhile, and will do today.

So normally these forums have a few groups that are separated by post count.  0-10 posts would get your 1 star.   11-50 would get you 2 and so on and so on.

But we aren't doing that here.   So I will change it today so we all get 5 shiny stars :)   

As for the smileys.   I am not sure on that one.   You should be able to just click on the smiley you want and it will insert itself into the message.  Like so  8)    They are just a combination of characters that the forum recognizes as a smiley and inserts.    There shouldn't be any URL's though.   

In the message view (When you are composing a message) they will not show up yet as the 'real' smiley, but instead as the characters.    So the  8)  actually looks like this in the message box 8 ) just remove the space so that they are right next to each other
Title: Re: Forum Symbols and Such
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 22, 2012, 02:28:49 PM
And do you have any idea why I can't get one of the smiley faces above the message box to appear in the message?  All I get is this website quote.  http://nadacforum.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif (http://nadacforum.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif)
These are not particularly important issues, but inquiring minds want to know.  Also not sure which topic this goes to, but I'm sure you know where it goes. 
Thanks!!!
P.S.  Just found out it won't let me change type color either.  Must be a setting somewhere???

The box you compose messages in only shows the "command" for things like smileys, underlining, etc.  To see what your final message will look like before you post, hit the "Preview" button on the lower right hand side under the box beneath the area where you are composing the message.  A box will appear above showing what your final message will look like, smileys. and all.  You can then edit it using the lower box where you compose the message.  When you are happy with how the message appears, hit the post button and it will be sent for modetor approval.

The button for changing color of text is above the box where you compose messages above the smileys---there is a drop-down menu with a button.  Click on the button and the drop-down menu will show you the colors available .  Pick one, and compose your message.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Shirley Wallace on May 23, 2012, 05:10:56 AM
Chris and Sheila, thanks for the help with all of this.  None of it is of earth shattering importance, but now that I'm retired, I sometimes have the time and inclination to play with these things, and I like them to work the way I want them to!!! ;D  Notice the cute little smiley face but I still couldn't get the color to change.
Shirley
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Richard Wolfe on May 23, 2012, 11:30:41 AM
Hi, Shirley.  I played with this a bit and this is what I found.I clicked on the change color tab and selected red.  I got this .  Make sure your cursor is between the ][ and type and it should be in the color you select.  Anything outside those should be in black.

Now, hoping it works as I explained but when I clicked Preview it had red between them.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first! Clubs
Post by: Karen Birdsong on March 19, 2013, 08:29:48 PM
Where do I find the Club List or section?  I was on it prior to the Form, but now I do not know where to find information like Week Number for the trial application.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 23, 2013, 12:04:21 PM
You weren't on the trial secretaries list here. 

I just got you added, so now when you go to the homepage (nadacforum.com)  you will see a new area that has all that fun stuff :)
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: quidpocket on March 27, 2013, 09:07:38 AM
Can you add me, too?  I can't find a club or secretary section either.  I secretary for New Hope Agility and for Southwest Houston Agility Group.
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 28, 2013, 08:02:24 PM
Done 8)
Title: Re: Having problems? Read this first!
Post by: Karen Birdsong on March 28, 2013, 08:11:46 PM
Thanks. I do all the paper work for the Beginner Agility Tests Palomar Agility Club (CA) holds.  Thanks.