Help In Using New Board
Posted 13 January 2004 - 02:32 PM
I was playing around the other day and discovered that I could email directly from a Forum--or thought I could--without using the cut and paste method. I am now not able to do it. Am I mistaken? It certainly would be helpful if I could email my sister directly from the boards whenever information is given that might be pertinent to her.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 02:35 PM
Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:11 PM
Thanks for steering me in the right direction--to the top of the page. All I saw at the time when I wanted to email a topic just read was the email button that was there at the bottom of the topic listings. I happened to do it once correctly but forgot how when I tried to repeat; memory is not the same as it used to be!
Another thing: Noticed, today, as I was going through the forums that there's been a change in layout. Some topics are "Pinned" and others are designated as "Forum Topics." Would like to know what this change means. Going to "Help" and "New Board Guidelines/Rules" did not help.
Was glad to see that some topics were switched to more appropriate forums. Sometimes it is difficult to know which forum to use, but it's also obvious in some cases that we're not being careful enough about where we place our new topics. --Aldo
Posted 15 January 2004 - 09:00 PM
I noticed the change also and like you, didn't find help. Can someone explain?
Noticed, today, as I was going through the forums that there's been a change in layout. Some topics are "Pinned" and others are designated as "Forum Topics." Would like to know what this change means. Going to "Help" and "New Board Guidelines/Rules" did not help.
Thanks in advance, Granny
Posted 23 January 2004 - 09:11 PM
A pinned topic just means that it cannot be moved to a different forum/category. They are pinned by the moderators because they are in the correct forum/category, and this prevents them from being moved.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:29 AM
Posted 29 January 2004 - 09:53 PM
I think I would be clearer if I mention the topic I'm referring to when the problem surfaced. I believe it was about Muir Glen canned tomatoes; were they gluten-free? I quoted from one of the posts on that thread where there was a mention of D"Adamo's blood type diet (posted by Seeking Wholeness, I believe). I wanted to know more about what Sarah had to say about this, and asked for some more details, explaining my own doubts about it because of his "avoid list" for Type As. Sarah is obviously very knowledgeable about the diet and it seemed the perfect opportunity to ask her what came to mind on reading her post.
My question, in a nutshell: should it have been a new topic, or was it right to keep it there where the question was generated by reading one of the posts? Thanks. Aldo
Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:09 PM
Another thing that puzzles me--just one of many when it comes to computers--is how are you able to just underline apparently any word or phrase--like "here" or "there"--in the posted message, without using the www address line, and by clicking on it get the website? How long must I apprentice in the arcane arts before I too can do this? --Aldo
Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:36 PM
There are two ways that I know of to modify the appearance of text. Here's how I do it: I type out my reply and THEN go back and highlight the words I want to modify. While they are highlighted, I click on the button(s) that make them look the way I want them to. That way I don't have to remember to "close the tag" when I want normal text again. The other way is to click on the appropriate button before you start to type the word(s) in question. You will notice that an asterisk (*) appears on the button to indicate that it is in use. When you want to return to normal text, click on the button again to turn it off.
To include a hyperlink that is not itself a web address, click on the "http://" button. A "wizard" will appear and prompt you to enter the web address. After you press OK, you will be prompted to enter the "name" of the website, which is simply the text you want to use as the link (like "here" or "this really fabulous website"). It will automatically appear underlined when the post is submitted.
And before you get the idea that I am a computer geek, let me confess that I still don't know what half of the buttons up there do! I'm just learning as I go along. I hope this helps!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:39 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 08:26 PM
Thanks. The type modifications and the hyperlink worked just as you described it. Maybe someday I'll be able learn from the computer wizards as I get more familiar with their way of doing things. But for now, it seems to be either "live" instruction or I'm dead in the water. --Aldo
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:35 PM
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