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Thread: Board Member Tricks and Shortcuts to using the QB!!

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    Board Member Tricks and Shortcuts to using the QB!!

    I thought maybe there are other "tricks" and "shortcuts" that others have discovered that might be useful to others. If you do have something, Please Share!!

    When you find a thread you like and want to follow it, there is an easy way that i have found to follow without searching each time. Many may know this, but I discovered it after using the OLD method (hunt and peck) for quite a while; I have found that there are a lot that have not discovered it. This is for them. LOL Once you find the thread you want to follow, look at that button at the top of the page near the page numbers and links to move in them, there is a button called "thread tools", choose that and choose "subscribe to thread", once you do that, you can find that thread and it is easier to follow if you go to the bar above the previous one, on my screen it is teal in color, ther is a button called "quick links" and if you choose that a list will appear of all the threads you have subscribed to. If there is anything new since your last visit it will show up in bold print. Choose that link and it will take you to the first page. Look at the space just above the first post and see a link called "view first unread". It is magic.!! I hope this helps you!! Have fun, and keep in touch. Onalee
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    Thanks for the tip!

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    What does it mean when it says "through my control panel" in the section where you have to choose how to be notified of new replies to your subscribed threads? What control panel??

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    The old board used to automatically subscribe you to a thread if you posted a comment. Not so with this new board. You have to go in and change the setting under "Default Thread Subscription Mode". (It's under Settings).
    Last edited by Girlfriend; 05-16-2013 at 09:34 AM.

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    It has to do with how you are notified when someone posts. I leave it at the default and I don't get an email every time someone posts. I don't like to, I look all the time and all that mail just jams up the important stuff in my email. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    The old board used to automatically subscribe you to a thread if you posted a comment. Not so with this new board. You have to go in and change the setting under "Default Thread Subscription Mode". (It's under Settings).
    if you go to settings/general settings, you can choose whether to be automatically subscribed. in fact, it's a good idea to visit that page to see all of the different choices you have to customize your experience on the QB.
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    I asked this question today and got an answer. It's a nice thing to know.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-help...s-t221597.html
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    When there is a post I want to keep track of or refer back to I reply to it. Then all I have to do is go to profile and select find latest posts.
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    I like to subscribe to everything Buslady posts. How can I do that?
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    To include a Photo with a Quick Reply, click on the 3rd icon from right side of bar above where you type a reply. If you just hover over it, it will say "Insert Image". Click on it. Box comes up INSERT IMAGE from either "From Computer or From URL" . You probably want to click on "From Computer" and then "Choose File" as that is where your pictures are stored. Look up at top of screen in the URL bar and if that doesn't say where your pictures are, then look to left side and click on "Pictures" or whatever your pictures are stored under. Select file, Upload it, and Voila! Clear as mud, right. Step by step, it will work, unless your computer is more contrary than mine!

    Here ya go, Buslady

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    [QUOTE=BertieD;6069001]To include a Photo with a Quick Reply, click on the 3rd icon from right side of bar above where you type a reply. If you just hover over it, it will say "Insert Image". Click on it. Box comes up INSERT IMAGE from either "From Computer or From URL" . You probably want to click on "From Computer" and then "Choose File" as that is where your pictures are stored. Look up at top of screen in the URL bar and if that doesn't say where your pictures are, then look to left side and click on "Pictures" or whatever your pictures are stored under. Select file, Upload it, and Voila! Clear as mud, right. Step by step, it will work, unless your computer is more contrary than mine!

    You know, I tried exactly that & got a message saying "did not post" or did not download or something like that. I wondered if the photo was "too big"--as in too many pixels. I know there was a thread about reducing size of photo but do ya' think I can find it now? Not!

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    Thanks! Great tip!

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    My tip would be to use an online photo service. I use photobucket myself. And when posting a picture here, I click the add picture icon, select "By URL" and paste the direct link (given by photobucket) I never have to worry about resizing picture to fit. Somehow in the magic of cyberspace it happens. Really takes the stress out of posting pictures.

    Also, photobucket is free and is a great way to have a backup of your pictures In case of computer crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    My tip would be to use an online photo service. I use photobucket myself. And when posting a picture here, I click the add picture icon, select "By URL" and paste the direct link (given by photobucket) I never have to worry about resizing picture to fit. Somehow in the magic of cyberspace it happens. Really takes the stress out of posting pictures.

    Also, photobucket is free and is a great way to have a backup of your pictures In case of computer crashes.
    Please do not use this method. Your post will be deleted. Pictures have to be posted directly to the board, not linked to your offsite photo site.
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    Thanks for the tip that led me check "Quick Links". It's a great way to only get notices about items I'm still interested in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Thanks for the tip that led me check "Quick Links". It's a great way to only get notices about items I'm still interested in!
    I was just thinking how nice it would be to find links etc. ! So glad this came up today ! Thank you everyone !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertieD View Post
    To include a Photo with a Quick Reply, click on the 3rd icon from right side of bar above where you type a reply. If you just hover over it, it will say "Insert Image". Click on it. Box comes up INSERT IMAGE from either "From Computer or From URL" . You probably want to click on "From Computer" and then "Choose File" as that is where your pictures are stored. Look up at top of screen in the URL bar and if that doesn't say where your pictures are, then look to left side and click on "Pictures" or whatever your pictures are stored under. Select file, Upload it, and Voila! Clear as mud, right. Step by step, it will work, unless your computer is more contrary than mine!

    Here ya go, Buslady
    Don't know if I'm being dumb but I don't see any icons at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    Don't know if I'm being dumb but I don't see any icons at all.

    If you do not see any icons... Go to Settings/General settings, scroll way down, and choose WYSIWYG. Be sure to save your changes.
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    Katesnanna, you're not being dumb! Maybe your icons aren't in the bar above the space where you type. Try QuiltnNan's advice and go to Settings/General settings scroll way down, and choose WYSIWYG and then SAVE your changes. WYSIWYG what you see is what you get? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    If you do not see any icons... Go to Settings/General settings, scroll way down, and choose WYSIWYG. Be sure to save your changes.
    And I believe you have to be logged in......my computer always automatically logs me in, but if I erase my cookies, then it deletes my auto log in - and I have to log back in, log in, be sure "remember me" is checked.

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    I resize my photos in paint then I can download them.
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