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Author Topic: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!  (Read 1339687 times)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9220 on: July 21, 2022, 04:02:19 PM »
Is there a way for me to edit a wiki?
Looking to add Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread to Master Thread Of Master Threads: Links To 200+ Destination Threads!

ETA: got it. Edit button top left :facepalm:

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9221 on: July 21, 2022, 04:03:35 PM »
Is there a way for me to edit a wiki?
Looking to add Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread to Master Thread Of Master Threads: Links To 200+ Destination Threads!
Do you see ďedit-topic wikiĒ on top left ? Click edit

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9222 on: July 26, 2022, 11:55:21 AM »
Newbie here. Made a "new topic" post that is awaiting moderator approval, been about two and half hours. How long should I expect it to take? And is it possible I'm doing something wrong that is holding up approval? Thanks!

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9223 on: August 09, 2022, 04:11:03 PM »
Newbie here. Made a "new topic" post that is awaiting moderator approval, been about two and half hours. How long should I expect it to take? And is it possible I'm doing something wrong that is holding up approval? Thanks!
Itís unlikely you needed to create a new topic. Just saying.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9224 on: September 14, 2022, 02:32:04 AM »
I have quite a few cards opened in my name and my wifeís name from some time ago when I was able to focus on credit cards. Iím not at all focused on it now and just pay the annual fees constantly. How bad is it to just cancel all the unused cards?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9225 on: September 14, 2022, 03:48:50 AM »
I have quite a few cards opened in my name and my wifeís name from some time ago when I was able to focus on credit cards. Iím not at all focused on it now and just pay the annual fees constantly. How bad is it to just cancel all the unused cards?
If you can move the credit line to cards you're going to keep, you'd be a bit ahead.   ie move all the Chase credit onto no annual fee cards you're keeping open, same for AMEX, etc.
If  you cancel and lose the credit lines, your credit rating will take a temporary hit, but will recover.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9226 on: September 19, 2022, 09:23:45 AM »
Hi, I have stopped receiving notifications in tapatalk. Settings look good. Where can I get help on this.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9227 on: September 19, 2022, 09:45:55 AM »
Hi, I have stopped receiving notifications in tapatalk. Settings look good. Where can I get help on this.
It's not a reliable app
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9228 on: September 20, 2022, 12:03:51 PM »

Can we please add a member is typing feature in threads from now on. (I know you can see it here)

Where is the opt out feature...?  :o

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9229 on: September 21, 2022, 10:06:39 AM »
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9231 on: November 07, 2022, 07:08:29 PM »
How do you delete your account and posts? Clicking the button doesn't do anything, as I can sign in later, meaning it's not deleted.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9232 on: November 07, 2022, 07:26:24 PM »
How do you delete your account and posts? Clicking the button doesn't do anything, as I can sign in later, meaning it's not deleted.
Reach out to a mod
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9233 on: November 10, 2022, 04:48:06 PM »
Is it possible to send an image via PM?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9234 on: November 10, 2022, 05:28:50 PM »
Is it possible to send an image via PM?

I assume it would have to be hosted elsewhere online so I don't think I'd use it for anything confidential.

You should be able to host it on postimages it in by opening a random thread (here's a good one), clicking the postimages button, add your image and then just paste that link into a PM (without hitting Post on the thread).

Alternatively, go to https://postimages.org/ and then copy the Hotlink for forums.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9235 on: November 10, 2022, 07:06:01 PM »
I assume it would have to be hosted elsewhere online so I don't think I'd use it for anything confidential.

You should be able to host it on postimages it in by opening a random thread (here's a good one), clicking the postimages button, add your image and then just paste that link into a PM (without hitting Post on the thread).

Alternatively, go to https://postimages.org/ and then copy the Hotlink for forums.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9236 on: November 24, 2022, 10:53:13 PM »
Hi,

Why are my posts taking forever to get posted? Does every post have to sit around until a moderator gets around to it?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9237 on: November 25, 2022, 12:31:26 AM »
Hi,

Why are my posts taking forever to get posted? Does every post have to sit around until a moderator gets around to it?
Only beginners. Once you get above a certain post threshold it becomes instant.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9238 on: November 26, 2022, 06:58:49 PM »
Which gift cards get counted as a cash advance?
Chase and amex are very unclear.

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« Reply #9239 on: November 27, 2022, 12:15:23 PM »
Which gift cards get counted as a cash advance?
Chase and amex are very unclear.
Iím not sure, but if your scared of it going through as a cash advance, I believe you can set your cash advance limit to zero and than you wonít have any issues.