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13 years 6 months ago #11232 by dhars11
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Great job!thanks..

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13 years 6 months ago #11239 by CindyL
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Hi Jeff. Nice to meet you! Thanks for doing such a great job. If one wishes to know how many posts he/she has made, is there/will there a way to do that?

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13 years 6 months ago #11245 by Sandi
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Thanks, Jeff! Now that he's introduced himself, I'll stop calling him Web Guy.

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13 years 6 months ago #11246 by Jeff
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Hello Cindy. I hope this helps - what I did to enable you to see the total number of posts that you have made is the following:

1. I added the total number of posts to the left side column in the Discussion Group. That is public for everyone to see.

2. I removed the "ranking" (Fresh Boarder, Gold Boarder, etc.) from public view.

3. I added User Statistics for the Discussion Group to everyone's PROFILE. How you get there is:
- Go to www.pdsa.org
- Login on the home page
- Click "Your Profile" in the "Web site Member Menu" on the left side.
- If you scroll down a bit you will see a "Forum" tab on your profile. Inside that tab you will now find that number of total posts as well as a list of all of the posts you have ever made. It will display 10 posts per page. You can also Search for keywords in those posts.
- As an alternative, you can also get to your profile from the Discussion Group simply by clicking on your "Avatar" - that's your image near the top-left.

NOTE - There was no way for me to display a user's total number of posts ONLY inside their Profile, without also showing it in the public Discussion Group as well. But at least I could remove the "Ranking" from public view.

Thank you, Jeff Cooper

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13 years 6 months ago #11247 by
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Looks good Jeff - thank you!

Is that Robin Williams with you?

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13 years 6 months ago #11250 by Jeff
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Melinda wrote: Looks good Jeff - thank you!

Is that Robin Williams with you?


Yes it is. I do television production work as well and occasionally I get a good gig where I get to work with some actor-types. It's not considered "professional" to ask for photos with them or autographs when you are part of the crew, so I just stuck my head in there quick and had someone snap a quick picture. B)

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13 years 6 months ago #11251 by
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Robin William is one talented man. That is so funny, I love what you did :laugh:

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13 years 6 months ago #11252 by Sandi
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Good catch, Melinda! Very cool, Jeff!

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13 years 6 months ago #11270 by CindyL
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Thanks, Jeff!

Someone's got great eye sight! I would never have been able to recognize Robin Williams in the picture. He's so talented.

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13 years 6 months ago #11279 by tigereyes
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Is there any way to add the location for people like the old board use to? Its kinda nice to look at the post and know where someone is.

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Winrho-09/25/09 Didnt work.
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Diag. 9/2006

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13 years 6 months ago #11302 by SteveC
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If their profile is updated with location info it'll show under their name in the left column via the "house" icon. Just hover over it for their location.

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13 years 6 months ago #11303 by snowgoose
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My Mrs Potato head profile picture has GONE!!! and reverted back to my previous one :( !!

Did anyone else find they could not view the PDSA site today? I just kept getting a message of failure to do a whole lot of of stuff that I did not know it meant.

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13 years 6 months ago #11312 by Jeff
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The datacenter where the PDSA website server encountered an unforeseen power outage on Monday. PDSA.org was offline for a short time. When power was restored the website may have reverted to a previously backed-up version. That is likely why the change to your profile image happened. Sorry for the inconvenience. Problems like this are rare but can be frustrating to deal with sometimes.

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snowgoose wrote: My Mrs Potato head profile picture has GONE!!! and reverted back to my previous one :( !!

Did anyone else find they could not view the PDSA site today? I just kept getting a message of failure to do a whole lot of of stuff that I did not know it meant.


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13 years 6 months ago #11317 by Sandi
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I'm going to sticky this thread so problems can be reported by both members and Jeff. That way, it will be easy to find for everyone.

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13 years 5 months ago #11350 by
I thought I'd finally said something that got me kicked off. It took me quite a few times of putting in my name and password before I was finally logged in. That happened the other night too.

Is this a problem or just for me?

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13 years 5 months ago #11373 by Sandi
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Was it on Monday?

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13 years 5 months ago #11379 by
Today (Thursday), I've had to log in with my user name and password, every time I come on. It used to keep me logged in all the time, when I checked the little box. When I'm not logged in, I can't tell which posts are new, and which I've already read. Hope that can be straightened out.

And, I'm still hoping the light blue type can be darkened up and/or enlarged slightly, so I'm not straining to see what it says. (particularly where it lists the latest post, and the poster's name).

TIA
April

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13 years 5 months ago - 13 years 5 months ago #11389 by

Sandi wrote: Was it on Monday?


Nope.

And today [Friday] it took 2 or 3 times.

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13 years 5 months ago #11396 by Jeff
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Melinda wrote: I thought I'd finally said something that got me kicked off. It took me quite a few times of putting in my name and password before I was finally logged in. That happened the other night too.

Is this a problem or just for me?


I'm not sure what happened here. I would recommend first logging-in on the home page of the web site and then going to the discussion group. That seems to work the best.

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13 years 5 months ago #11397 by Jeff
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april wrote: Today (Thursday), I've had to log in with my user name and password, every time I come on. It used to keep me logged in all the time, when I checked the little box. When I'm not logged in, I can't tell which posts are new, and which I've already read. Hope that can be straightened out.

And, I'm still hoping the light blue type can be darkened up and/or enlarged slightly, so I'm not straining to see what it says. (particularly where it lists the latest post, and the poster's name).

TIA
April


(1) We performed some upgrades to both the web site software and the discussion group software. It set the "session lifetime" back to a lower number. That means the web site would automatically log you off after 90 minutes. I now set this to 24 hours. It really can't be set higher than that for security and other web site performance reasons.

(2) I will try to darken the blue color and make that text larger. It will require some time on my end as it is not a simple setting to locate and change.

As far as text size in general, if you are on a PC computer it may help you to press the "Ctrl" and "+" buttons at the same time. It will zoom-in for you,making things larger. Then you can press "Ctrl" and "-" to zoom-out or "Ctrl" and "0" to reset it back to normal.

I hope that is of some help to you. - Jeff

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13 years 5 months ago #11411 by Sandi
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Thanks, Jeff.

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13 years 5 months ago #11412 by

Jeff wrote: I'm not sure what happened here. I would recommend first logging-in on the home page of the web site and then going to the discussion group. That seems to work the best.

Thanks Jeff - I just signed in the way you mentioned and it only too 1 time so will do that from now on.

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13 years 5 months ago - 13 years 5 months ago #11413 by snowgoose
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Mrs Potato Head is back in the house!! :laugh: :cheer: :)

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13 years 5 months ago - 13 years 5 months ago #11433 by meredithjane
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S mashing !

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13 years 5 months ago #11443 by snowgoose
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Was that an intentional gap between the S and the M, MJ??:P

Does any one know any more potato jokes???

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13 years 5 months ago #11446 by snowgoose
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Potato jokes have a certain A PEEL :cheer:!

I'll keep my EYES open for more! :laugh:

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13 years 5 months ago #11494 by Sandi
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When I looked at that, it said TOTAL MESSAGES were 11,000+, but users online were 1,000+. That's still a lot...not really believing that.

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13 years 5 months ago #11911 by
Ok someone - what does this mean?

In total there are 10206 users Online :: 82 Members and 10124 Guests

Are there really 10,124 guests at this site right now??

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13 years 5 months ago #11973 by
Can we sticky a thread to our wonderful webguy Jeff - with that being the name of the thread. To Web Guy Jeff

Then he will know it is for him and people will know where to ask questions of him. The name of this thread really doesn't imply that.

I have another question - something is missing. When I start a new thread or make a reply the Preview button is missing. Unless I just don't see it.

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13 years 5 months ago #11986 by Sandi
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Okay - I will send him this thread.

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