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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » May 6th, 2014, 8:30 am

Hi,

Another of our members used to have a similar problem, and it's not very easy to know why. I can give you a couple of clues, but the problem is almost certainly due to the way you access the internet or to a setting in your browser.

To explain a little. When you set that box to log you in, the board makes a note of your URL (that is the series of 4 or 6 pairs of digits that allow you to be found). It then sets a cookie in your browser. The next time you login, it checks to see if it knows your URL and if it does, asks your browser to identify you. Your browser should then automatically log you in, if you have allowed it to (I'm not sure how general this is). Now... if your URL has changed since you last set that cookie, then obviously the board doesn't recognise you and can't interrogate any cookies. Equally, if your browser is set to refuse cookies, or alternatively if you have security software that wipes them out (because they can be a security risk) then you won't be recognised.

In your case, I see that you have used quite a number of different URLs to access Wildfood, and that may well be the cause of the problem. I didn't make a note of them all, but you used one of them 13 times and another 9 times. If BskyB (your ISP) randomly allocates you one of several different URLs then you may feel you want to contact them to see if you can set a static one.

As for your browser, and allowing it to set (and not clear) cookies, then that's something you might want to check up on. Either way it's 99.95% certain that one of these two phenomena is behind your problem.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby aero280 » May 6th, 2014, 9:12 am

It may be due to your Internet service provider. Your auto login, I think, is linked to your IP address. This is the one that is four groups of numbers, like 64.235.167.35. It's your identity on the net. Some service providers change them each time you connect. But you should stay connected for each session. So why you are losing connection just by leaving the site, I don't know.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby gattodisonno » May 6th, 2014, 9:33 am

Thank you both for the advice. I have not set my browser to delete cookies so I do not think that is it. I used to be with o2 Broadband but, much to my annoyance, they were taken over by BSkyB very recently. I do not know if o2 allocated IP addresses in a similar way, but I have noticed that my router takes longer to connect to the internet than previously, I suppose it is searching for an IP address. It is a nuisance that even when I just refresh a Wildfood page (f5), my pc not having been asleep or anything, then it logs me out. It doesnt happen with other sites eg Digital Spy where my login stays on until I close the site.
Are there any benefits or otherwise in having a static IP address I wonder?
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Riocaz » May 6th, 2014, 11:01 am

Unfortunately the "login" isn't actually set on the board side it's set on your computer via a cookie, by the board. So either the cookie isn't being set due to a higher than usual security setting, or the cookie itself is corrupt.

It's unlikely to be a corrupted cookie being set by the board (because if that was the case everyone's cookies would fail).
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby gibbo80 » October 14th, 2014, 7:33 am

Can someone help me with photos please? I've tried the logical options but I'm not a techie so may have missed something obvious...
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » October 14th, 2014, 7:51 am

To post a photo you need to use the red POST REPLY button at the bottom left of the thread, rather than the Quick Reply - after that you get the options you need.

If it's still confusing let us know :D
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby gibbo80 » October 14th, 2014, 8:53 am

Sorted. Many thanks :hi5:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » October 14th, 2014, 9:15 am

Hurrah! :D
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Riocaz » October 14th, 2014, 10:56 am

:hi5: :hi5: :hi5: :hi5: Well done Suffs!
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » October 14th, 2014, 11:00 am

Lee, I'm quite chuffed that I could help - I'm improving aren't I? :tutu: :lol:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Pepper Pig » October 20th, 2014, 4:11 am

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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Pepper Pig » October 20th, 2014, 4:14 am

Sorry. I was just playing around having followed Suffolk's instructions! :) The picture is the gazpacho we had at Le Manoir earlier this year. :P

But I can now upload pictures!!! :bounce:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » October 20th, 2014, 6:48 am

And what a picture!!! :drool:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby earthmaiden » January 26th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Please could someone remind me how to change a password. I can't remember the bit to go to and have looked in all the places which to me were obvious :? . I want to change mine to something I can remember.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby earthmaiden » January 26th, 2015, 10:02 pm

Would you believe I had another look and found out the right place! Thank you!
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » January 27th, 2015, 8:42 am

:clap: ;)
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » January 27th, 2015, 3:53 pm

I use a different methodology for passwords. It makes me slightly nervous, in a way, as I am dependent upon a third party, but I use an encrypted secure online service called "lastpass". It can help you generate really secure passwords, and will then save them for you and even fill in a login page for you automatically.

So, for one site I use (not here, I hasten to add), where I need pretty high security it generated me the following 20 character long password

mF6IJ59G9%@E!37utTwB

There's no way I could remember that, but I don't need to.

That means you only ever need to remember one password - that which you use to log in to Lastpass!
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Pepper Pig » July 27th, 2015, 6:56 am

I realise this is probably very silly but my PM box is now 85% full and I can't find anything that tells me how to Delete the old ones . . . . . . :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » July 27th, 2015, 7:20 am

If you look at your inbox, on the bottom right there's a box that allows you to pull down a series of actions, by default, it says "Mark/unmark as important", but if you hover over it you will see there's an option "Delete marked". At the right of each message there's a check box, so put a check in the box corresponding to each of the messages you want to delete, (or press the "mark all" link, if that's what you want to do) then select the "Delete marked" option and finally press the "Go" button, confirm that you really want to delete it and that's it. There are other (greyed) options. If you had created them, you could move messages to another folder, I have one called "Saffron" and another called "orders" for example and I can move messages from my inbox to one or another of those. Have a play with the possibilities, nothing drastic will happen unless you confirm the action.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Pepper Pig » July 27th, 2015, 9:53 am

Thanks Ian. Will try hovering.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » July 27th, 2015, 3:02 pm

Best of luck, do let us know if it worked.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Pepper Pig » July 28th, 2015, 7:06 am

Thanks. It worked. Am not normally as thick . . . . :oops:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » July 28th, 2015, 7:43 am

Glad to hear it worked. As for thickitude, we all have our moments. That's what this thread is for!
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Sketching_Scott » September 30th, 2015, 9:55 pm

suffolk wrote:To post a photo you need to use the red POST REPLY button at the bottom left of the thread, rather than the Quick Reply - after that you get the options you need.

If it's still confusing let us know :D



Der- yes it's still a problem for me.
After clicking on the Red POST REPLY the text box comes up with all of the options above the box but how do you access your own pics to share them ?

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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » September 30th, 2015, 10:41 pm

Hi Scott,

When you are on the "post a reply" pane, you will see at the bottom "Upload attachment". If you click there, you will see that a window is opened, which allows you to navigate in your own computer (browse button). You go to where the picture is stored - on my computer it is in "Photos", for example. Click on the photo you want to send and its name will show up in the text field to the right of the "browse" button. You can also add a comment (as you can see). Press the button that says "Add the file". When it's been sent, you will see the legend changes and it now shows "Posted attachments". You can have another chance to make a comment, and if you want the picture to show up within the post you're making, you make sure that the cursor is where you want it to appear, and then press the "place inline" button.

When the attachment tag appears, you can press the preview button to check all is well and then finally press submit to send the message with its picture thus:-
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Sketching_Scott » October 1st, 2015, 12:06 pm

Thanks Ian. Let's see if this works.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » October 1st, 2015, 12:14 pm

Not only has the post worked - the drawing works too :tu: :tu: :tu: :D
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Sketching_Scott » October 1st, 2015, 12:19 pm

suffolk wrote:Not only has the post worked - the drawing works too :tu: :tu: :tu: :D


Cheers. I guess I'm not too old to learn new tricks.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby ianinfrance » October 1st, 2015, 2:14 pm

I don't think Mrs Woof looks quite like that, Scott! But well done for succeeding in posting the portrait.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » October 1st, 2015, 3:31 pm

Honestly Scott, that's not half bad (speaking as a sort of pro) - do you go to classes?
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 3rd, 2016, 12:20 pm

How do I stop getting the message 'Topic reply notification ......' that all of a sudden now appears in my email inbox every time someone posts something on wf ? This has only started in the last couple of days :?

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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » November 3rd, 2016, 1:20 pm

Patsy :D Go into User Control Panel then click on Board Preferences, then Edit Posting defaults. The bottom option is Notify me on replies by default - click No and Submit

That should do it. :D
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 3rd, 2016, 4:19 pm

Thanks Suffs ... it was already set to that, but I have pressed Submit again ... :? We will see what we will see ;)
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby aero280 » November 3rd, 2016, 5:00 pm

Right down at the bottom of this page, in the blue strip, is "Subscribe topic". If you click on it, it changes to "Unsubscribe topic".

It's likely that you clicked on "Subscribe topic" one of your threads, by mistake. If so, click on "Unsubscribe topic" and the e-mails will go away.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 3rd, 2016, 5:32 pm

Thanks Will, that sorted it :tu:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby aero280 » November 3rd, 2016, 6:25 pm

:tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 3rd, 2016, 6:54 pm

Oh no it didn't !!! Just gone into emails and found a clutch of them ! :? :? :?
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby aero280 » November 4th, 2016, 12:06 am

Very odd. Are you being notified on all threads or just a few? You may have to go into each thread and change the setting on each one.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby Riocaz » November 4th, 2016, 10:22 am

Patsy, try turning it on, saving and then turning it off again (and saving). Otherwise as Aero suggested you might be subscribed to individual threads. I've just checked in the admin section, your account is set to not notify you on replies by default but we can't see individual threads.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby miss mouse » November 14th, 2016, 8:29 am

Is there a problem with the server? Pages aren't loading properly. Just letting you know.
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby suffolk » November 14th, 2016, 8:37 am

Seems to be ok here :D
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Re: Tricks and tips for new users:

Postby miss mouse » November 14th, 2016, 8:47 am

Thanks. Erratic here but we had no internet for 24 hours last week so it could be this end.
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