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#21 pokermon

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:49

I first came to FPN for the knowledge and the community, but I love the resources the marketplace provides for sellers. So I am more than happy to contribute to keep this place running. It would be a shame to lose this huge archive of FP information.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:49

I buy, very rarely sell, but do enjoy all the reading and drooling.
However, can someone explain how I can't access emoticons.....I'm using my iPad or iPod, depending on where I'm sitting and how good my eyes are.......but i don't get that menu bar thingy to even choose if i want them.
Is it because although I'm a 'goldie' and have been here for centuries I haven't contributed (yet)?
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 13:40

Hi Chirs,

 

It is a bit unfortunate, but the formatting options on iPad and iPhone are not supported with the current editor, due to stability problems so I have been told. The developers are working on it, for the next major release early next year, but in the mean time you can use the text short-cuts for the emoticons - that will work.

 

I will make a list of those, once I've got them all working again (some don't, currently).

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:33

Hi Wimg!!!

Oops! Please ignore my message to you, sent just moments ago - and in the meantime I look forward to your instructions for "Emoticon links for dummies"!!!!!!
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#25 PAKMAN

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:09

Emoticons:  OK see if this works. I kept having a problem because when you type the name of an emoticon it turns into the emoticon when you post. So I took the whole list of working FPN emoticons and converted it to an image below. You just type in the one you want in your message and when you post it should convert to the emoticon automatically.

 

http://www.fountainp...__emoticons.jpg

 

fpn_1369346761__emoticons.jpg

 

I will make another post in a second from my iPad to make sure this works as described.


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#26 PAKMAN

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:17

This message created on first generation iPad using Safari. Typed in names of emoticons and here they are!  :) :ninja: :bunny01:


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:40

Great! Thank you, Perry!

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:54

Hi wimg and Perry!

Here goes my first attempt......:happy:
:thumbup: :happy: :wub:

Thank You Both!!! :happy:

Edited by Chris Chalmers, 24 May 2013 - 02:57.

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#29 PAKMAN

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 16:47

Glad to help!


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#30 Opooh

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 16:33

Don't know where else to put this question, but can anyone tell me the difference between gold, silver and bronze members?

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 16:43

Don't know where else to put this question, but can anyone tell me the difference between gold, silver and bronze members?

Yes, of course.

 

 When you register here, you become a Bronze Member. After 30+ days of registration, you automatically become a Silver Member, and if you have 30+ posts to your name in all forums but Chatter, in addition to having been registered for 30+ days, you will become a Gold Member. 

With each upgrade you can do a little more, like have access to PMs, to Upload for hosting images shared on FPN, and you will be able to post Classifieds (Gold Member).

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 18:35

Don't know where else to put this question, but can anyone tell me the difference between gold, silver and bronze members?

Actually, with two more post you'll be promoted to Gold.

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 19:14

Thank you very much!

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 19:35

Thank you very much!

See, you made it... :D

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:47

Here's a question -

 

We used to be able to adjust the appearance/settings of the forum so it had a particular theme for each user.

 

Is that still possible with these changes?


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 13:23

Here's a question -

 

We used to be able to adjust the appearance/settings of the forum so it had a particular theme for each user.

 

Is that still possible with these changes?

We had a few very nice skins, indeed, or themes as they are called now. This was one of the reasons why we waited as long as we did with upgrading the board software. As of 3.2.x - we were using 3.1.4, the old skins were not compatible anymore with the board software, and there were really major changes in layout and structure of the software, requiring a major rewrite of the skins.

 

This was true again for 3.3.x, and again for the current version, 3.4.x, with us being on 3.4.4 right now. We couldn't afford to wait any longer, due to the version we were on no longer being supported, and security issues which could no longer be updated anymore as a result.

 

The original author of the skins decided to start a new business, something completely different, so we were really stuck. However, as we speak, the skins are being rewritten after all by the person who acquired the rights to the skin software and designs, and they will reappear. We just have to sit it out for a while, as it does indeed require a major rewrite, and a lot of puzzles to be solved to make it work properly. The first skin is being worked on, since a few weeks, and that will likely take the longest. The Board Index (Forums main page) has been done for 99% for this first skin (Library), so now for the rest of it, and then any other skins :). We will likely add any skins as soon as they have been completed.

 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 15:27

That would be really nice as I like books, so I miss my library....

 

Rewritten by the person who acquired the rights...... I think I happen to know him.

Give him my best wishes and tell him he's welcome to come and have a good coffee and chat.

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 15:45

That would be really nice as I like books, so I miss my library....

 

Rewritten by the person who acquired the rights...... I think I happen to know him.

Give him my best wishes and tell him he's welcome to come and have a good coffee and chat.

 

 

D.ick

<ROFL>

 

Thank you, D.ick, I will tell him so ;). Once forums start looking nice too, I may post a teaser :D.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:50

<ROFL>

 

Thank you, D.ick, I will tell him so ;). Once forums start looking nice too, I may post a teaser :D.

Warm regards, Wim

 

What he said!    :thumbup:   Library was the skin that I liked using out of all

of them!

 

 

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 21:22

I'm sorry if I missed this, but what are those "Iridium" things on the sidebar?






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