Compendium of Forum Knowledge

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by Hans W » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:23 am

How to attach an Avatar (ie the picture you see above a member's name)

Have the image you want to use saved on your computer somewhere and then,

1. Click on your username at the top right of the page to see a drop-down menu and then Click User Control Panel in that menu
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2. Click Profile
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3. Click Edit Avatar
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4. Click the Browse button to locate the image on your computer and double click the image
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In order for the image to up load, its maximum values must be less than or equal to:Maximum dimensions; width: 80 pixels, height: 80 pixels, file size: 6kB.
If you don't know how to resize an image, this thread should solve the problem.
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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:50 pm

You just beat me to that, Hans! You might want to edit your post to put in one extra step, namely choosing the Profile tab before you get to the Edit avatar step.

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by mordent » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:31 pm

Thank you Hans and Geoff -That was just what I wanted.
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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by Paul Saywood » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:58 am

I've just noticed something that isn't helpful, but quite funny; the little triangle with an exclamation mark appears on our own posts, which means we can report our own reply content for violating the rules! :grire:

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by owl » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:39 am

Paul Saywood wrote:I've just noticed something that isn't helpful, but quite funny; the little triangle with an exclamation mark appears on our own posts, which means we can report our own reply content for violating the rules! :grire:
LOL Paul... thats helpful really... it means that if you want to delete your own post but someone has posted after you you can report it and make your request to the mods... I would never have thought of that! :shock:

It is funny otherwise though! :mouton:

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:44 pm

Saving and reloading draft posts

When composing a post, you can save what you have written so far, either to continue working on later or in case you lose a long post before managing to submit it. To do this, click on the "Save" button underneath the editing window.

A warning will appear and you will get a chance to choose "Yes" to continue, or "No" to cancel the save.
If you choose "Yes", it will be saved and the window will disappear. Note that you will need to reload it if you wish to carry on working on it. (If you pressed "Save" by mistake, you can choose "No" and carry on working on the text.)

You can have multiple drafts saved if you wish, of different posts or of the same post at different stages. When you next click on "New Topic" or "Post reply", you will see a button labelled "Load" below the editing window if (and only if) you have any saved drafts for that forum. Clicking on that button will list your saved drafts (for that forum only), and you can double click on the required item. (Make sure it is the latest if you've saved the same post more than once). It will be restored to the editing window where you can continue working on it. Once you have submitted it, the draft is automatically deleted.

You can see all your current (unsubmitted) drafts by going to the User Control panel, selecting "Overview" and "Manage drafts". Here you can remind yourself what posts you were working on, delete any that you have decided not to use, or cut and paste text if you decide to use it elsewhere.

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by Hans W » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:05 pm

How to Subscribe to the Usergroups

STEP 1 Access the User Control Panel

Do this by clicking on your username at the top right of the screen, then on User Control Panel in the drop-down menu.
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STEP 2 Click on the Usergroups tab
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Step 3 Select the group you want to join (Note: 2 posts are needed to join 002 and 20 posts to join 020)
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Step 4 Click on the submit button at the bottom of the page
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Note is may take up to 48 hours for the registration to take effect

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by Hans W » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:12 am

Just to let you know, I added an index at the beginning of the thread.
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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by jfbennett » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:20 am

Hans W wrote:Just to let you know, I added an index at the beginning of the thread.
INDEX

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Excellent, Hans. Thanks a bunch!

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by owl » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:06 pm

Hans W wrote:Just to let you know, I added an index at the beginning of the thread.
INDEX
Now THAT is such a great idea! :D

Clever Hans :mrgreen:

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by remmus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:19 am

by Hans W on Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:12 am
Just to let you know, I added an index at the beginning of the thread.
INDEX
Wow Hans! You are awesome! This should go somewhere on the Board index page so people can have easy access to it.
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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by Paul Saywood » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:25 am

Summer wrote:
by Hans W on Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:12 am
Just to let you know, I added an index at the beginning of the thread.
INDEX
Wow Hans! You are awesome! This should go somewhere on the Board index page so people can have easy access to it.
I think the same thing, though Hans isn't awesome - just spot-on! :lol:

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by mordent » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:53 pm

Thanks Hans.! Great and very useful work.It will be much appreciated by Members. :D
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Finding threads you've posted in

Post by Brock » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:47 pm

How to be notified of new posts and finding a "lost" thread.

Sometimes you can't find a topic you posted in, and want to see the follow up. Maybe you can't remember whereabouts in the forum it was; maybe a mod has moved it, as it was in the wrong part of the forum (e.g. a question about strings in the search of sheet music section).

Tip one:
When you post your message check "notify me when a reply is posted" in the options below the message you're composing.

Tip two:
Click on "view your posts" (alongside user contol panel, near the top left of the screen). This will give you a topic list of threads you've posted in, wherever they are in the forum.

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Re: compendium of forum knowledge

Post by GeoffB » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:19 pm

Using other language forums (ie. French, Italian and Spanish).

Why use the other forums?

Firstly to chat with fellow guitarists in other countries, but secondly to see and listen to pdfs, videos and mp3s that are not on the English forum. Note that you can use the other forums to some extent even if you don't speak the language.

The main pdf score collection (as provided by Jean-François Delcamp) is available on every forum. To access it you only need to post enough messages on any forum and apply for the relevant group, ie:
2 messages approved by moderators for levels 1-3,
20 messages (and join group 020) for levels 4-12.

So English speakers can do all this on the English forum. The main collection is the same on every forum.

However, the scores, mp3s and videos submitted by members are different on all the different language forums,

To access these you first need to post at least 2 messages on the relevant forum (and wait for them to be approved by moderators). You do not need to post the messages in French or Italian etc, because those forums have miniforums too, including one for English speakers. (Note that for English speakers to use the French forum, for example, you use the English miniforum on the French forum, and NOT the French miniforum on the English forum! The latter is for French speakers who want to use the English forum).

How to use the other forums?

To register for the first time on a forum:

Click on the relevant link ("French forum", etc.) from the three at the top left of any forum page.

When that forum comes up, look at the two links at the top right of its page. Click on the first link to go to the registration page.

Then open the drop-down menu at the top right of the next page and choose "British English" (or whichever language you prefer). The page will automatically refresh in the chosen language.

Accept the conditions, and fill in the registration form (using the same username and password as on the English forum). You will receive an email confirming your registration, and can now log in.

To log in to a forum (after you have registered and been accepted):

Starting from the index page of the English forum, click on the relevant link ("French forum", etc.) next to the language flag of the desired forum at the top of the page. The index page of that forum will appear. Notice the two icons at the top right, like those on the English page. On the right is the familiar login icon. Click on the word to its right. The login form comes up in the foreign language, but all you need to do is to enter your username and password in the first 2 boxes as usual and click on the button below. Once you've logged in, your language preferences come into effect and page controls will be in English, assuming you chose that when you registered or subsequently.

To change your language preferences (after registration)

If you are already registered on that forum but don't already have English as your chosen language, this is how you can change it:

Log in to that forum.
Click on your username at the top right.
From the drop-down menu, choose the top option to go to your User Control Panel.
Then click on the third tab along the top for your Board Preferences (Préférences du forum / Preferenze / Preferencias de Foros)
Look for the drop-down menu for the language, set it to British English, and click on the Submit button (Envoyer / Invia / Enviar)

English should then be your default language on that forum whenever you are logged in.

To use the English miniforum:

On the index page of the foreign language forum, look about half way down the page for a forum called "International". Click on the word "English" in the list of its subforums to go to the English miniforum, where you can post messages in English. You will probably see some familiar names there, and there are moderators there who will help if you have any questions. Your first 2 messages will not appear until approved by a moderator, which can take up to 24 hours, but from then on your posts will appear straight away, and you'll have access to all member's scores and recordings on the forum.

Accessing mp3s etc.

When you have been accepted, you will find the pdfs, videos and mp3s in the relevant forums, easily identified on the main page by the same icons as on the English forum. If you wish to express appreciation for any file that you download and do not know the language, you can either use Google translate or make use of appropriate smilies.

Google translate is found at http://www.google.co.uk/language_tools?hl=en
Type (or copy and paste) the relevant text into the large text box, choose your language to-and-from options from the drop-down list below it, and click on translate. Note that the accuracy of the translation is variable, often quite good, but sometimes a bit strange or even occasionally incomprehensible!

Remember that to keep your account you need to post at least 1 message per month of membership on each forum you want to use. Messages in the English miniforums will count towards this (as well as elsewhere on the relevant forum).

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