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Forum Questions: How Do I?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member


    I agree - Vbulletin is a little confusing in places. Lets hope they clear that up in the magical and much awaited version 3 release ..... or at least get the thing to work properly !!!!! LOL !

    Heres the lowdown on the envelopes :-

    Yellow = New Message
    Blue = No New Messages
    Red = Hot Topic With New Messages
    Blue (with little lines above it) = Hot Topic With No New Messages

    Hope that helps
  2. julia

    julia Member

    I must say I'm not too happy with this either. Lets see if I get this straight:
    when I log into the forum I get mostly BLUE envelopes, even though I haven't read most of it (I just got in here two days ago). It seems that the forum itself decides what's new and doesn't remember what I have or haven't read. Is this right? Also, when I logged in this morning and went to "new messages" or whatever it is (right top of the screen) I got a long list. I only read two of them, but when I returned tihs afternoon the threads I hadn't read yet were not in the list any more!
    To me, this all poses some problems. Though Delphi wasn't too hot either, it allowed me to keep track of what I'd read (especially because read messages disapeared). Now, as others already said, even when you've only read two messages in 1 thread, the envelope turns blue.
    To me this means there's a lot more mouse-activity requires, which poses a big problem for me as I have repetitive strain injury - lots of clicking is very bad for me! Is there any way to keep up with the forum with less clicking and scrolling (like in Delphi)?
  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Ok im getting annoyed now, I turned the Email Notifications off about 3 or 4 days ago !

    and im still getting bombarded with them !

    Can someone please help me ?!

  4. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

    To Luke...

    My biggest gripe is the fact that when I click on "first unread post" in a particular thread, it just takes me to the end of the last page, not to the last post I read there. Basically I just gave up trying to keep up with a conversation. I just click around until I get frustrated and then head off to TP.
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member


    When you go to your control panel, under subscriptions there's a drop-down menu. Be sure to check "from the beginning" or something like that. Then you can unsubscribe from everything if you so desire.
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Re: GUYS!

    Maybe someone can email you instructions on how to do it?

  7. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member


    "Basically I just gave up trying to keep up with a conversation. I just click around until I get frustrated and then head off to TP."

    That's nothing...i get frustrated and end up TP'ing the computer!
  8. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Jess & Julia

    Seeing as nobody 'official' bothered to answer you i thought i might as well :-

    Julia :- Yes, when you log out or go away from the site for an extended period of time the 'New Messages' list does clear itself regardless of whether you have read the messages or not. I know it doesn't make sense when while you are on the site it still leaves 'read' messages in the 'new messages' section even when you've read them. There's nothing you can do about it meaning more clicking and scrolling though i did suggest on the forum that a link to the 'new messages' section be included in the header so it's always visible.

    Jessica :- Theres nothing you can do about the difficulties you are having. Pages are indexed by thread and not per message like with Delphi. It's all to do with the way cookies are used by the forum script. In this case you do have to read through the other messages in a thread to see where you are upto but by using the 'new messages' section you can at least see which threads do actually have new messages. I agree there are things that will be less user friendly after using Delphi.
  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    I can not find how to stop it !

    Its taking me over !

    Can you do it for me ?!

    :: Gets eaten by a whole bunch of Notification Emails::
  10. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Just sent you an e-mail...
  11. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

    Oh just what he needed... *more* emails!
  12. julia

    julia Member

    thanks for the reply - I gues that's just how it is then, it's not just me being stupid. Oh well, at least I'm not being eaten by a buch of emails like BlueFrackle...
  13. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Jes + Julia,

    Hey Guys,

    LOL ! Its ok Phil helped me fight off the Email Monsters and now im saved !

    See ya
  14. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    How do I get myself out of the status of "Junior Member" back to regular "Member"? By any chance is that due to how many posts I put up?

  15. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Re: Re: Forum Questions: How Do I?

    Yep, you guessed it. :)

    After 30 posts your status will change to member.

    Love the Splure pic by the way!
  16. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Re: Forum Questions: How Do I?

    Thanks, Phil. It wasn't easy to fit into a 64 by 64 picture, believe you me. :)

  17. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    Then I guess I better fill out a lot of messages.

  18. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    This is the post, la-la-la-la, Splurge's post.
    La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, Splurge's post.

    Splurge loves his radish,
    his radish too,

    (breaks holes in the wall which form the segment title)
    That's SPLUR-GE'S WORLD!

  19. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    If the Muppets had they're own version of Cheers,

    Splurge: Hey everybody.


    Kermit (at bar): Hey, Splurge, what do you say to a glass of radish juice?

    Splurge: Not much, it doesn't last long enough when I'm around.

    Am I still a Junior Member?
  20. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member


    As I have only been here almost a year, I don't know all the ins and outs of these forums yet!

    I acciedentally clicked the "mark forums read" button in the Quick Links thing. And now when I click "new posts" I only have posts there that are threads that were posted on in the last few minutes (the "unread" ones). What should I do?

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