Forum Update

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
For video you can press the icon "Insert Video" and paste you tube link into it. I'll fix that up later so it gets embedded automatically. you can also wrap the youtube link in [video][/video] tags

 

Embrace Calamity

New member
Did the "Likes" page get changed or something? I have a notification saying I have likes, but when I click on it, it takes me to my page and says "0 likes" (but my stats say I have 127 likes received). But the notification of new likes won't go away no matter how many times I click on it, and it's driving me nuts. >_O

~Maggot
 

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
Yes, the software that counted/added likes will no longer work on this forum. I will have to implement another one, hopefully the likes can be ported over
 

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
OK, Likes should now be restored. In fact it's a much cooler system than before. Thankfully I was able to import all the likes into this system. We now can thank or like a post. Few more changes coming
 

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
Someone posts a pic of a gecko that you like..... press like
someone posts something that you find useful, say a howto or something like that and they put effort into it, they deserve to be thanked.
... just like in real life, guy shows you a pic of his cat, you like it...guy fixes your car you say thank you :) same idea applies here
 

Embrace Calamity

New member
Ah, okay. I thought it would be more technical than that (the other forum I'm on has it set up so there's some weird difference between the two).

~Maggot
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Shoutbox Communication Guidelines

What is appropriate to share on the Shoutbox? Are there some things that get automatically "shared" there like member milestones or whatever?
 
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Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
btw, I'm still having some issues with the new Classified system. Gallery hasn't transferred over yet fully either. Over the next few days I hope to get it all under control.
 

Riverside Reptiles

Administrator (HMFIC)
Marty, when I click back out of a forum, it takes me all the way back to the top of GU every time instead of putting me where I was.
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Can someone help with more details about the Shout BOX?

Is it possible to view at least the past 24 hours of activity with the scroll down bar on the right?
 

Rhacodactyl

New member
I can't get any searches to generate results since the update, even when searching for Latin names that generated a long list of results before. Is it just me?
 

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
shoutbox is pretty simple

vbshoutshoutboxcommands.png


These commands are shortcuts to doing various things, such as pruning the box (if you have permissions), to ignoring other users.

These same commands can be typed into the box, but the menu shortcuts this by placing it in the text area. For example you can ignore a user by typing /ignore username. Replace ‘username’ with the username of the user you want to ignore.

Other Features

Editing or Deleting a shout (if you have permissions to do so) is as simple as double clicking on the shout in the main shoutbox window, and then an option to edit, delete or clear the content. Pressing ESC will abandon the edit or delete.

vbshouteditingashout.png


You can choose to shout to specific users by clicking on the ‘To Everyone’ menu next to the Shout button. Enter the username of the user you want to send a message to (labelled a PM). If you select a specific user, only you and that user will see the message.

The Editor controls are fairly standard across vBulletin, and the Shoutbox makes available most of the basic ones. Additionally you can click on the mute/unmute image which will stop any alarm noises being made when new shouts are made.
 

Graham_s

Super Moderator
I have only just noticed - the nationality flags and male/female symbols don't seem to be appearing next to users' posts. It this just me?
 
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