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brian64

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Jan 31, 2011
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it feels a little weird that I can see posts between members. It makes me feel like I'm eavesdropping.
I wasn't even aware of this feature. Does this mean there is no private messaging function here now?
 

sablebrush52

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I wasn't even aware of this feature. Does this mean there is no private messaging function here now?
This platform is capable of supporting both private messages and conversations, but that appears not to have been activated. On the other forum sites that use this platform, both conversations and PM's are private as far as I know.
 

balkisobrains

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Jun 27, 2016
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I wasn't even aware of this feature. Does this mean there is no private messaging function here now?
PMs work fine here, it looks like he was reading members' publicly-viewable Profile Posts which were mistakenly being treated as a PM system.

Has anyone found a "Night Mode" feature here? My retinas are burning.
 
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brian64

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PMs work fine here, it looks like he was reading members' publicly-viewable Profile Posts which were mistakenly being treated as a PM system.
Thanks...I see now where the PM function is...hadn't got around to figuring that out before.
Has anyone found a "Night Mode" feature here? My retinas are burning.
One of the best things I ever did for my eyes was buying "blue light" or UV protection computer glasses. They make a dramatic difference in how my eyes feel. I can't stand looking at any computer screen without them anymore.
 
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brian64

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This platform is capable of supporting both private messages and conversations, but that appears not to have been activated.
If you click on a member's name, it takes you to a screen with a comment entry field, which is apparently for the "conversations". But if you look above that to the right, there is a "start PM" button.
 

olkofri

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Sep 9, 2017
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Oh, I noticed that the trophy icon/option is gone now; guess we won't have any free tins if we've been good after all...
 

balkisobrains

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If you click on a member's name, it takes you to a screen with a comment entry field, which is apparently for the "conversations".
That's actually the "Profile post" field, which some are mistaking for a PM/Conversation function.
 

olkofri

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Another thing that needs fixing, that I just noticed as well: it's nice to have the old pipicons back, but the autocorrect is running amok changing the word 'puff' into the icon.
 

olkofri

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Sep 9, 2017
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pretty sure that was intentional, not a bug
Nay, I don't think so: text to emoticons is preceded or enclosed by colons— :[text]:

This is a bug: it actually changes to emoticon just by typing the first three letters: p u f

puf
 

logs

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Apr 28, 2019
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I know, it's doing it automatically. I saw the conversation between JimInks and Kevin Godbee about it. If it was a bug I expect Godbee would have said so. I think it's just an Easter egg for the site.
 

admin

Smoking a Pipe Right Now
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Nov 16, 2008
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I guess I have to learn the necessary tricks, but the spell-check on the new site is highly oppositional. The Belgium burley variant I love so much always comes out Tabac-Manil Semis, and then there's Haddon's Delight. I don't even know the words Semis and Haddon, so I am all the more mystified. I'll live with it, or learn my way around it, but it is annoying. Mostly the new site is snappy. I like it not posting the total number of posts on each new post. Over time, think I'll discover a number of things that are improvements that I just don't "get" right away, not being immersed in tech.
Spell check is browser related, not website.
 

balkisobrains

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Jun 27, 2016
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Well I'm back to being confused then. I'm not seeing any private messaging function.
From a post, click on the persons screen-name, then click on their screen-name again in the new window that pops up. That brings up another window where you can click on "Start PM", although it looks greyed-out on my screen. It won't appear at all unless you're logged in.