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Offline Jeff Hansen

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Forum tips and help - Start here!
« on: April 28, 2007, 09:11:06 PM »
Hi all,

This thread will be reserved for forum tips and help. Feel free to ask questions about anything related to the new forum software.

A good place to start is with the forum help page. Please read here:

http://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/forum/index.php?action=help   

Did you know you can view the most recent post in one click of the mouse? From the start page, scroll down to the Info Center window and click on "view most recent post on the forum".
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007, 09:12:29 PM »
If you are a registered user, you can expand the forum header. Click on the little red "up arrow".  It is located at the top left corner of the screen (right next to CLC Home|Forum Home|Help|Search|Admin|Profile line).

This handy dandy feature gives you a couple of useful short cuts.

Check it out!  8)   
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 01:56:34 AM »
Jeff,

What is the secret to placing a picture under the name on the left side.

I have tried a couple of times, and not been successful.

Is there a size limit on the picture that can be used?

Bruce.
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 08:40:25 AM »
Jeff,

What is the secret to placing a picture under the name on the left side.

Is there a size limit on the picture that can be used?

Bruce.


Click the 'Profile' link.  Then, click the 'Forum Profile Information' link on the left side of the screen.  From there, you can upload you own photo by selecting 'I will upload my own picture'.  The photo will only display @ 65 pixels by 65 pixels, so don't upload a large, hi-resolution photo.  Once your photo is uploaded, scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Change Profile'.

Jeff
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 06:37:03 PM »
G'day Jeff,

Did all that, and even did it a second time with the photo reduced to 100kb in size, but it still didn't work.

Will try with an even smaller one.

Bruce. >:D
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 08:28:15 PM »
Jeff,

Still didn't work, even with the picture reduced to 50kb.

But, one question, Do I have to re-register now that the system is up and running?

Bruce. >:D
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 08:30:38 PM »
At the Modified Cadillac forum site one can attach one's own picture on the left using a "Browse" link rather than a url, much like I would attach a picture with this message.  Is there a way to do that here? 
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 08:40:02 PM »
It should work the same way here as it does on the Modified forum.  We use the same software.

Jeff
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 09:01:33 PM »
This is what it says here ----

    I have my own pic:
Specify your own avatar by URL. (ex: http://www.mypage.com/mypic.gif)

This is what is at the Modified Chapter's Forum Profile page ----

     Personalized Picture:
Do Nothing
   
   
   I have my own pic:
Specify your own avatar by URL. (ex: http://www.mypage.com/mypic.gif)

   
   I will upload my own picture:
"I will upload my own picture" with a BROWSE link is what is missing on the Profile Info page at this site.
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2007, 11:50:16 AM »
Geoff,

Sorry about that, try it now.  I had that switched off for most users.  My mistake.

Let me know if it is still an issue.

Jeff
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 01:16:26 PM »
Hello Jeff:

In registering it asks for you to use at least 6 digits for a password.  I try that and I get a message that says passwords have to be 8 digits.

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 06:17:13 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D  Thank you Jeff ----- works for ME!

Frank, you do have to use 8 numbers and/or letters (or more)
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2007, 06:19:31 PM »
JEff,  I have posted a few items using the V Pulley name.  I would like to use my legel name.  How can I re-register?  Thanks.  Viator Trudeau.    P S    For my last post about shock absorbers I included my membership number, but the post would not post.  Is it because the number is not registered?

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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2007, 08:50:53 PM »
See Lou's reply to you in the other thread.  If that didn't do it for you then let us know.

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 11:41:43 PM »
Why is it you can only attach 2 pictures per post.  Most other Cadillac forums you can attach 4.

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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2009, 12:41:32 AM »
The reason is simply that the site is set-up for two pictures only.

I wouldn't be surprised if it cost more to allow more pictures.

But, if you want to post more than two pictures at any one time, all you have to do is to hit the "Reply" button again after posting the initial two.

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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2009, 03:47:37 PM »

Click the 'Profile' link.  Then, click the 'Forum Profile Information' link on the left side of the screen.  From there, you can upload you own photo by selecting 'I will upload my own picture'.  The photo will only display @ 65 pixels by 65 pixels, so don't upload a large, hi-resolution photo.  Once your photo is uploaded, scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Change Profile'.

Jeff

I hope the admins of the Forum don't mind, I just wanted to bump this up for reading (I guess it will only really bump up for people who use the "show unread posts" command). I've noticed some folks have a blue question mark icon under their names in the profile area of their messages. This usually occurs when you try to load a picture that doesn't fit. You'll know as soon as you try to attach a photo; You choose the file and then click the "Change Profile" button and get a blank screen. That means it didn't take. Check whatever photo software you use to see how to re-size by pixels and make it the prescribed 65 ppi. I've attached the pic I used in case you want to use it as comparison.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 03:57:27 PM by Chris Conklin #25055 »
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Re: Forum tips and help - Start here!
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2011, 06:25:02 PM »
Jeff: I just reminded myself why I discontinued my membership in the CLC for a bunch of years. I was looking for some help on resoring my sombrero hubcaps and after navigating several fora, realized there is no search engine to query items of interest. Isn't this unusual?

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 06:35:23 PM »
There is no Search availability to Guests.   This was turned off some time ago as the site was experiencing severe problems with Guests performing huge Searches, and slowing everything down.

One has to Register to join the Forum to gain access to certain features.

Hope this clears it up a bit.

Thanks,

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2013, 06:48:41 PM »
What is the secret to send a person a privare message.
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