Improvements needed

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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by zman » 28 Dec 2010, 12:20

OldWood wrote:Something else wold be email notifacation to a post you are particiapating in. This is a big laptop. I think about 19" diagonal. Great articles by the way.
When you reply to a post scroll down to options and click on, notify me when a reply is posted.

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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by xr7g428 » 28 Dec 2010, 12:42

I am looking around to see if this can be changed to the default option but it looks like it an opt in deal that has to be set by the user.
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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by johnboy » 28 Dec 2010, 20:20

I just figured that the red icons at the left mean an unread thread.

better late than never, I guess. :roll:
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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by OldWood » 29 Dec 2010, 07:28

Thanks Guys, like I said I am a computer retard. I got the zoom to work, big help. I like the way the forums open on a seperate page. Bill did you add that? Or was it that way and I just did not notice. I will check out the email part.
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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by jays » 31 Dec 2010, 19:13

NateT wrote:OldWood you can change your post settings so you receive a notification when someone replies to your post. Go under "user control panel" and then "post settings" or something like that. I'm assuming that would send you an email.
You can set the automatic email notification (subscribe to a topic) when you post in your User Control Panel as Nate says. The link's on the toolbar, top left once you're logged in. Then go Board Preferences -> Edit Posting Defaults -> Notify me upon replies by default (set it to "yes") -> Submit.

Automatically sending you emails when you reply to a thread is considered spamming if you haven't "opted-in" to having it work that way by either checking the option at the bottom of the window when you post or opting-in by setting the default as above.

P.S. I added a sticky that describes the options for receiving email notifications if you want more detail.
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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by jimf » 02 Jan 2011, 02:36

Ok another dumb question from another computer nerd....how the heck do you shrink a picture to the exact size required by the avitar restrictions (90 x90 x 6mp) thanks in advance...
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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by johnboy » 02 Jan 2011, 06:19

Irfanview is a free graphic program that lets you choose how to save picture. You open your file with it, and "save as". it opens the normal window to determine the name and where to save. (never use the same file name since that will overwrite your original file!)

A second box appears with specifications of the new file: horizontal and vertical measures, OR size. Just google Irfanview, and you have to download the plugins. it's free

software : http://download.cnet.com/IrfanView/3000 ... tag=button
plugins : http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm ==> choose irfanview plugins 428 setup.exe this does it all automatically.

right click on your future avatar, and choose open with irfanview. once opened, just save as mentioned earlier.


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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by xr7g428 » 02 Jan 2011, 11:45

Jay is pretty good at this stuff... Maybe he can write a script that automatically re-sizes to the correct specs? Of course this might be completely impossible, too.... LOL!
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'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
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Re: Improvements needed

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Post by jays » 02 Jan 2011, 11:55

xr7g428 wrote:Jay is pretty good at this stuff... Maybe he can write a script that automatically re-sizes to the correct specs? Of course this might be completely impossible, too.... LOL!
LOL. Actually, that's easy to do, the problem is one of bandwidth and CPU cycles. You want users to do the resizing before they try to upload the image. Otherwise, you'd surely have some users trying to upload 15-megapixel images of their favorite Cat for their avatars and our web host would be suspending our account in no time.
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