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Author Topic: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!  (Read 1846171 times)

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« Reply #9180 on: July 05, 2021, 10:20:56 PM »
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9181 on: July 14, 2021, 10:52:09 AM »
I by mistake but the wrong version of Office Home instead of Office. I have 5 licenses.  1. I am legally allowed sell them 2. Can I sell them on the DDF?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9183 on: August 01, 2021, 04:49:03 PM »
Hi, I've been a registered user for a few years but posting more actively in the past month.  I am not receiving email alerts when I receive DMs even though I have that setting enabled.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9184 on: August 01, 2021, 04:56:29 PM »
Hi, I've been a registered user for a few years but posting more actively in the past month.  I am not receiving email alerts when I receive DMs even though I have that setting enabled.  Any suggestions?

Can you tell us exactly what your setting currently are?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9185 on: August 03, 2021, 09:07:40 AM »
How do I un-follow a particular thread/topic. For example, I once responded to the Cancun Mexico master thread...but I don't want this thread to show up in the "Show new replies to your posts" section.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9186 on: August 03, 2021, 09:17:05 AM »
How do I un-follow a particular thread/topic. For example, I once responded to the Cancun Mexico master thread...but I don't want this thread to show up in the "Show new replies to your posts" section.
This question has been asked before and there's no good answer.
The only thing to do is "ignore topic", but then it won't show up in unread posts either.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9187 on: August 03, 2021, 09:20:36 AM »
Just “ignore topic”

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9188 on: August 03, 2021, 09:30:32 AM »
Just “ignore topic”

This is what I see on the page, where is the "Ignore" option?




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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9189 on: August 03, 2021, 09:31:17 AM »
This question has been asked before and there's no good answer.
The only thing to do is "ignore topic", but then it won't show up in unread posts either.

Thanks for the heads up regarding it also impacting the "unread posts" section...that's a shame

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9190 on: August 03, 2021, 09:50:02 AM »
This is what I see on the page, where is the "Ignore" option?



Click “unread posts” or “new replies”, click the blank box on the far right of the thread you’d like to ignore, then “ignore topic” on top or bottom of the page.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9191 on: August 03, 2021, 11:02:32 AM »
Click “unread posts” or “new replies”, click the blank box on the far right of the thread you’d like to ignore, then “ignore topic” on top or bottom of the page.

Apologies if I'm being dense but I am still not seeing what you're referring to. Here is what my screen looks like. There is no blank box for me to check on the right-hand side of the page. The only icon I have is something that takes me to the most recent comment in the thread.




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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9192 on: August 03, 2021, 11:26:57 AM »
Apologies if I'm being dense but I am still not seeing what you're referring to. Here is what my screen looks like. There is no blank box for me to check on the right-hand side of the page. The only icon I have is something that takes me to the most recent comment in the thread.




Try this
profile > look and layout > "Show quick-moderation as - checkboxes" > "change profile"

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9193 on: August 03, 2021, 11:48:19 AM »
Try this: profile > look and layout > "Show quick-moderation as - checkboxes" > "change profile"

There we go, that did the trick. Thanks very much for the help. Seems like this option should be enabled by default...we're having to go pretty deep into settings to enable this.


One small addition for anyone reading this post in the future:

click profile > hover cursor on "Modify Profile" > look and layout > "Show quick-moderation as - checkboxes" > "change profile"

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9194 on: August 03, 2021, 01:42:54 PM »
Try this
This has been asked and answered so many times on the forum, I hope TimT bookmarked it so that he doesn't have to retype it every time. Just like AsherO surely bookmarked "If you don't post an asking price your post will be removed."  :D

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9195 on: August 03, 2021, 01:48:10 PM »
This has been asked and answered so many times on the forum, I hope TimT bookmarked it so that he doesn't have to retype it every time.
Nope. Every post of mine is freshly baked.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9196 on: August 03, 2021, 02:00:19 PM »
This has been asked and answered so many times on the forum, I hope TimT bookmarked it so that he doesn't have to retype it every time. Just like AsherO surely bookmarked "If you don't post an asking price your post will be removed."  :D

That's a very clear sign that the default behavior does not make sense / should be changed then.

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« Reply #9197 on: August 06, 2021, 11:50:11 AM »
Every time I want to Post, or PM someone, the program ask me for verification. After I click the
'Captcha,' I need to fill in 3 other questions below that. Is this for everyone, all the time?


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« Reply #9198 on: August 06, 2021, 12:07:17 PM »
Every time I want to Post, or PM someone, the program ask me for verification. After I click the
'Captcha,' I need to fill in 3 other questions below that. Is this for everyone, all the time?


That went away for me once I had more posts on DDF

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Re: Verification
« Reply #9199 on: August 06, 2021, 12:10:27 PM »
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