Re: How to - Helpful tips when using our forums

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How to - Helpful tips when using our forums

Post by Hughie » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:59 am

Members, the following "how to tips" may prove helpful when using our forums. If you'd like us to add tips for some other feature relating to our forums you are welcome to request it through the following topic. Consider using our members' area to practice.

How to tips on:
Adding an Avatar
Linking to post within a topic
Refreshing a webpage

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Re: How to - Helpful tips when using our forums

Post by Hughie » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:26 am

Adding an Avatar - updated
Click on your logged on name at top right of page, then Profile then Edit profile next Edit avatar Select an avatar from one of the Gallery's available there (on the left) and Submit

You may also add an avatar of your choosing direct from your computer. After Edit Avatar click on the Gallery Avatar drop down menu then (in the middle) select Upload avatar then Choose file to navigate to where you have the avatar on your computer, select and submit.

Note: The Maximum dimensions of avatars; width: 90 pixels, height: 90 pixels, file size: 6.00 KiB.
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Re: How to - Helpful tips when using our forums

Post by Hughie » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:08 am

Linking to post within a topic
This is helpful if you wish to refer another member to a specific post within a large topic.
Go to the post in question.
At the top left of the post below Re: you'll see a wee square. (see it in this post).
With the left mouse button click on the square.
Copy the new URL address that appears at the top of the screen.
Paste it into the post you are compiling. 8)

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Re: How to - Helpful tips when using our forums

Post by Hughie » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:35 am

Refreshing a webpage
When you visit pages of a website, you might not be viewing the most recently updated version of the page. It's because of a system called ‘caching’ where a copy of the web pages you visit regularly are stored on your computer - makes it faster to view them when you visit again.

To ensure you are viewing the latest versions of the webpage try one of the following ways to refresh it:

Press the F5 button on your keyboard.
Press the Ctrl and F5 keys on your keyboard also forces a refresh.
Click the "Refresh" button in the web browser’s toolbar.
Click the "Refresh" button while holding down the shift key.

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