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Chris Nelson

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2012, 03:02:27 PM »


I see on the top of this reply box that "this post will not display until it's been approved by a moderator."  Well, that kind of does away with the "instant conversation" feel of every other bb I belong to.....

I got the same feeling. I'm quite active on some other bb's, the moderator moves the posts if they belong in a different section, but you do not have to have every post approved. I really don't care for this "every post needs to be seen before posted" thing.

Sorry you feel that way.
This forum is simply a upgraded verison of the original Yahoo group.  Which is moderated.
There are a plethora of options for un moderated forums out there.
The fact is this forum is a extension of a business.   And you are talking to the entire NADAC community when you post here.   Which is something we have found needs moderation as sometimes people tend to get 'rough' with their opinions on other folks training methods or choice of venue.
And we do have a very good reputation for being a fun venue and having a nice friendly group of people.  Which should be reflected upon our forum.

Re: The new forum...
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2012, 03:03:38 PM »
Re: Quote: "...I really don't care for this "every post needs to be seen before posted" thing."

It was the same way on the Yahoo group.  I am sure it is done to prevent any *inappropriate" postings going through to the boards.  I don't like being censored either, but I understand why moderators sometimes do it.  After all, there are always trolls out there who comment not to express their opinion, but to deliberately antagonize others.




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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2012, 03:05:16 PM »
I timed it and it took 27 seconds to load.  :o

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2012, 03:12:43 PM »
Some more dumb blonde questions.

If I would like to reply specifically to post #x in a thread it looks like I can only add my comment at the very end of the list of replies?

Also there is no "like" button - what's up with that?

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You are correct that your post will always go to the end.   This is actually intention to keep conversations in line.  Rather than jumping around.

You can quote a person, like I did above.   

Either when viewing the topic you can click on quite (which is located inside their post).

Or when replying you can scroll down below and to the right is a quote button as well.

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2012, 03:16:50 PM »
I timed it and it took 27 seconds to load.  :o

Lindsey


I am not sure about that one Lindsey.

I have viewed the forum on 4 different computers, 2 smart phones and an ipad and haven't had to wait that long on any of them...if anyone else is having this problem let me know and I will do some digging

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2012, 05:06:16 PM »
Since the yahoo list was moderated and this one is no different, I'll give this two big thumbs up! WAY easier to cut through the wheat, so to speak.
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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2012, 05:41:28 PM »
Well, it's taken my brain a little bit to get the hang of it, but I like it!  Thanks, Chris.

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2012, 07:19:45 PM »
Is there any way to do away with or move the "Main Menu" box to the left of the screen?  It is messing with the layout of the board for me.  I have to move the scroll bar to the right to view the entire posting box, but when I do so the names of the posters disappear beneath the Main Menu box.  It would be really nice if that could be placed elsewhere....]

I don't have this problem on my regular computer, but when I tried reading messages on my smartphone the Main Menu box moved when I scrolled across the message, obscuring part of the message.  Very annoying.  Anyone have any thoughts on dealing with this?  I do a lot of reading from my smartphone.

And someone mentioned spellcheck--I can't find it.  And it does not do it automatically for me.
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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2012, 07:37:03 PM »
We can play with themes in a bit.

Basically you can change how the site is viewed with the themes without changing the content. 

Right now you can't change them.

I will switch it and show you all what you need to do and maybe a different theme will work better for you.

Going to be a little while though cause I am still scrambling my brain on replying to topics through email...

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2012, 05:53:55 AM »
I had to alter the size of my text to fit the entire board onto one screen -- so while now the main menu box isn't covering the text, now the text is super tiny and giving me a headache to read.  Oh well, at least I can see who is posting.

Regarding moderation -- If this is to be a "step up" from the Yahoo group, I really feel as though the board would benefit from running in the same manner as the majority of other boards on the internet.  You can still moderate while allowing people to post freely.  If someone posts something that isn't "cool" the moderator can delete those posts and even put posters on a "time out" if warranted.

I'm just saying, heavily moderated communities do not tend to grow.  People like to be able to converse with each other on a real time level.  Certain areas of the board might choose to remain on strict moderation, but I feel areas such as "General Discussion" should allow people to do just that -- openly discuss topics in real time.

The issue that comes with having every post wait to be approved is that it kills the desire to check in with the board on a regular basis.  With my other boards that I frequent I pop in several times a day because there is always guaranteed to be new content.  At this time it appears that Chris is the only person moderating and approving posts on this board -- and we can't really expect him to have his finger on the mouse 24/7 approving posts, so one theoretically has no idea when there will be new content to peruse on the board.

On the Yahoo group this didn't matter because all new material was delivered to your inbox.  With a bb format, it's just kind of annoying.  I really wish NADAC would give its members a bit more credit on the ability to police themselves.
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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2012, 07:16:38 AM »
Waving hello to everyone! Once people get used to the forum, I think it's going to be great - a threaded format like this is MUCH easier for keeping track of topics, zeroing in on discussions of personal interest, & skipping discussions that don't relate. 

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« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2012, 07:33:25 AM »
I agree--the Main Menu on the left has got to go!  Not being able to see the entire message box without scrolling to the right makes it hard to read.  And when you type in the message box, the beginning of each line gets buried under the menu!

Thanks for any help with this.

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2012, 07:34:02 AM »
Forgot to add - re moderation, the Yahoo list has been 100% moderated for years. Joining that group has to be approved, and every single post on it has been cleared by a moderator. People who joined the Yahoo list prior to the switch to moderation were notifed when the change was made; anybody who signed up after the switch to moderation were informed at the time they joined.

 So the status of this forum is nothing new.  :)

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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2012, 10:13:15 AM »
I agree--the Main Menu on the left has got to go!  Not being able to see the entire message box without scrolling to the right makes it hard to read.  And when you type in the message box, the beginning of each line gets buried under the menu!

Thanks for any help with this.

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I will make a short video later on today showing you guys how to change your theme settings.

Then you can make it look however you like!


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Re: The new forum...
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2012, 10:31:51 AM »
I had to alter the size of my text to fit the entire board onto one screen -- so while now the main menu box isn't covering the text, now the text is super tiny and giving me a headache to read.  Oh well, at least I can see who is posting.

Regarding moderation -- If this is to be a "step up" from the Yahoo group, I really feel as though the board would benefit from running in the same manner as the majority of other boards on the internet.  You can still moderate while allowing people to post freely.  If someone posts something that isn't "cool" the moderator can delete those posts and even put posters on a "time out" if warranted.

I'm just saying, heavily moderated communities do not tend to grow.  People like to be able to converse with each other on a real time level.  Certain areas of the board might choose to remain on strict moderation, but I feel areas such as "General Discussion" should allow people to do just that -- openly discuss topics in real time.

The issue that comes with having every post wait to be approved is that it kills the desire to check in with the board on a regular basis.  With my other boards that I frequent I pop in several times a day because there is always guaranteed to be new content.  At this time it appears that Chris is the only person moderating and approving posts on this board -- and we can't really expect him to have his finger on the mouse 24/7 approving posts, so one theoretically has no idea when there will be new content to peruse on the board.

On the Yahoo group this didn't matter because all new material was delivered to your inbox.  With a bb format, it's just kind of annoying.  I really wish NADAC would give its members a bit more credit on the ability to police themselves.

(1) I will post later today on how to change your theme settings, then you can play around with it and find one that it more suitable for your screen resolution.

(2) again I am sorry you feel that way.  I will play around more with notifications today to make sure everyone gets a individual email whenever a new topic or started or a reply is posted to a new topic.