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Breelander
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Do you wish we still had a 'My Fool' ?

Postby Breelander » November 10th, 2016, 6:42 pm

I''ve requested a My Lemon Fool link be added to the top navigation bars.

Until then you could just bookmark this page: ucp.php?i=main&mode=subscribed and name the bookmark as 'My Lemon Fool'.

redsturgeon
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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby redsturgeon » November 11th, 2016, 8:38 am

Can anyone tell me what it means when the lines in the icons to the left of posts are scrolling?

John

swill453
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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby swill453 » November 11th, 2016, 8:52 am

redsturgeon wrote:Can anyone tell me what it means when the lines in the icons to the left of posts are scrolling?


Doesn't it just mean there are multiple pages in the topic?

Scott.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby Gengulphus » November 11th, 2016, 11:56 am

swill453 wrote:Doesn't it just mean there are multiple pages in the topic?


No - I can see topics where the 'pages' display in the middle of the line indicates multiple pages, but the circle at the left hand end is not scrolling. But you have triggered the guess that it might indicate that multiple pages contain unread posts, as a warning that you'll need to do more than just click on the red circle to catch up on the board. Or something similar - I'll look out for it happening and try to confirm or correct that guess.

The one thing I do know that it means is a mildly irritated Gengulphus - a moving image among mostly stationary ones attracts the eye quite strongly, which is good when the eye needs to be attracted but a visual distraction otherwise!

Gengulphus

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby mc2fool » November 11th, 2016, 12:22 pm

Gengulphus wrote:
swill453 wrote:Doesn't it just mean there are multiple pages in the topic?

No - I can see topics where the 'pages' display in the middle of the line indicates multiple pages, but the circle at the left hand end is not scrolling. But you have triggered the guess that it might indicate that multiple pages contain unread posts, as a warning that you'll need to do more than just click on the red circle to catch up on the board. Or something similar - I'll look out for it happening and try to confirm or correct that guess.

The one thing I do know that it means is a mildly irritated Gengulphus - a moving image among mostly stationary ones attracts the eye quite strongly, which is good when the eye needs to be attracted but a visual distraction otherwise!

Gengulphus

It's not just unread posts, there are grey (no unread posts) scrolling ones too. It's the number of replies that triggers the (annoying) scrolling.

http://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9&start=80#p1296

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby SKYSHIP » November 11th, 2016, 2:45 pm

Hi there - not having much joy navigating, perhaps due to a very slow internet connection.

I'm trying to post a new Topic under the Sectors & General Shares heading; but I don't see a New Topic button anywhere!

Can you help pls...

SKYSHIP

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby swill453 » November 11th, 2016, 2:46 pm

mc2fool wrote:It's not just unread posts, there are grey (no unread posts) scrolling ones too. It's the number of replies that triggers the (annoying) scrolling.

Yes, it means it's a "popular" topic, by some definition.

Scott.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby PinkDalek » November 11th, 2016, 3:14 pm

SKYSHIP wrote:Hi there - not having much joy navigating, perhaps due to a very slow internet connection.

I'm trying to post a new Topic under the Sectors & General Shares heading; but I don't see a New Topic button anywhere!

Can you help pls...

SKYSHIP


I replied elsewhere but go to Sectors & General Shares viewforum.php?f=3 and click on the relevant forum. Perhaps it is "Share Ideas" you are after viewforum.php?f=33. When you get there you should see the "New Topic" tab (top & bottom).

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby SKYSHIP » November 11th, 2016, 4:41 pm

PinkDalek

Many thnx for that.

Doing as instructed I did indeed find the New Topic button, so made my post.

However, it appeared as a post under Share Ideas, not under my new proposed sector Heading
of: "Investing in REITs & Propcos"

So. I'm part way there; but still wasting hours trying to do this

Any further ideas?

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby PinkDalek » November 11th, 2016, 4:54 pm

SKYSHIP wrote:Doing as instructed I did indeed find the New Topic button, so made my post.

However, it appeared as a post under Share Ideas, not under my new proposed sector Heading
of: "Investing in REITs & Propcos"

So. I'm part way there; but still wasting hours trying to do this

Any further ideas?


You can't create a new forum (board), as that is down to the site owners***. Where you've started a new topic (thread) seems as good a place as any. I'm viewing "Share ideas" as the Paulypilot's of old. Other views may differ. The TMF "REITs and Property Companies" board had all of 500 or so posts, so it seems unlikely to have a separate board here.

*** You may wish to read Clariman's latest on the "*NEW* Boards and structure being implemented" form 8 November

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=234

PD

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby redsturgeon » November 11th, 2016, 4:55 pm

It's not just unread posts, there are grey (no unread posts) scrolling ones too. It's the number of replies that triggers the (annoying) scrolling.


Many thanks

John

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby redsturgeon » November 11th, 2016, 4:55 pm

Is the image posting switched off now?

John

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby PinkDalek » November 11th, 2016, 5:00 pm

redsturgeon wrote:Is the image posting switched off now?

John


Yes, although stooz has said they may re-introduce it on specific boards.

In case you or others don't know, the "Friends" facility is available in your control panel, such that one can readily find all posts by, say, stooz and Clariman. It isn't a luvvies type thing in that i don't think others can see you've be"Friends"ed them, if that is an issue!

PD

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby SKYSHIP » November 11th, 2016, 5:34 pm

PinkDalek

Many thnx again Understood now...

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby mrsbluenose » November 12th, 2016, 6:12 pm

Could we not have a separate Football Fools board rather than it being mixed in with all other sports?

I'm sure the posts would justify it.

Stu

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby PinkDalek » November 12th, 2016, 6:18 pm

mrsbluenose wrote:Could we not have a separate Football Fools board rather than it being mixed in with all other sports?

I'm sure the posts would justify it.

Stu


This thread is about navigating the boards. The thread you may have missed is here:

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=234

Early days.

PD

Breelander
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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby Breelander » November 12th, 2016, 10:18 pm

I miss the functionality of 'My Fool' - a list of new posts on just those boards I want to follow. Fortunately there is a near-equivalent available here. You can subscribe to Boards (link is at the bottom of each forum view) and to threads (the 'spanner' tool above each post). Then just go to ucp.php?i=main&mode=subscribed There you will see a red icon against any of your favourite boards that have new unread posts, plus any new posts on subscribed threads, even if they're in a board you don't subscribe to.

Just bookmark the above link and name it 'My Lemon Fool' - you'll find it so much easier to follow those boards that are important to you.

piccadilly
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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby piccadilly » November 13th, 2016, 10:30 am

How do I start a new topic?

Itsallaguess
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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby Itsallaguess » November 13th, 2016, 10:37 am

piccadilly wrote:
How do I start a new topic?

When you're reading a topic (or thread in old money...), you'll only see the 'Post Reply' option, to post a reply on that topic.

When you're reading a list of topics on a board, however, you'll see a button that says 'New Topic', which will start a new topic on that particular board.

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

Postby piccadilly » November 13th, 2016, 10:52 am

Great thank you for the prompt response. I understand.


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