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IMPORTANT: We are switching forums on April 2nd

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  • Started 1 year ago by The Geek
  • Latest reply from Xhi
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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@GS, Just went to your edited link. Same problem tells me to use the E-mail link. Are you using yahoo or gmail to log in?

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

I registered as a new user and just linked things together from there.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@GS, Finally got on a password reset. Might need avatar help though:)

WOW, chastised for a pic upload already, and I thought it was on topic. No one else was there but, us.

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

OK. Things looking up. The Meta Discourse works well on my Acer Android 4.0 tablet. So we're set to go for Tuesday.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Yeah, tons of fun for sure.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@Rick with your tongue in cheek:)

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jcx
jcx
Posts: 129

I already re-registered using raphoenix hope u don't mind Ricky!
(No I'm joking). I haven't even tried that's how much I care ya'll.
1 things for sure- "Were all gonna look a lot thinner". except maybe
Ian, Scotty & u warlock, Who will now pre-eat those thing's agreed
upon in the Stanley cup wager, just to make sure-
you don't try anything like changing names & doing a runner! "Ha"!

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

@ Rick,

Apparently you can't have animated Gif Avatars at present at least. : http://meta.discourse.org/t/au.....res/1127/3

Ok it's technically about signatures but I don't think the settings allow for it.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@GS,

I figured that if could shrink the size of my animated Gif to 25Px by 25Px then the Gif would animate automatically as there would be no cropping needed when posted.

Still working on the issue but might not be possible as you said.

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jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

This looks like it may be a positive step forward. (At least the forum isn't switching to Facebook log-ins.) However, I hope the "tech-help" feel of this site isn't diminished.

Additionally, are the current posts going to be archived in any way? I have occasionally did a google search for a problem, and end up with the first result being somewhere in the HTG forums (and the solution ends up working for me).

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@jmcquire, Unfortunatly you know as much as we do. All here are taking a wait and see attitude.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

The Geek said at the top of the topic posting; "The new forum is designed more for discussion than tech support."

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Whs said not much for the social media. I agree with him, me either. The tech support should be the foremost object with social media as secondary. No one came to the HTG site just to socialize. Most had a tech problem that they wanted help with. I think that was provided and we'll see what happens tomorrow if help for them will still be available.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

I wish you guys lots of luck with socializing. Maybe I meet you one day on a technical forum again. It was fun to be here during 17.500+ posts. But everything comes to an end one day. One must not run after every trendy fashion.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

WHS,

You not even going to give it a punt to see what it's like ?

Best to get first hand insight before any decisions are made, if I don't like it then I'll go somewhere else...maybe, if strangely enjoyable I may stick around.

And you did say yourself the forum should move forward with technology, well, it is.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Well I'll NOT leave but have brought my profile up to date on other boards just in case.

Almost 15,000 posting here. (LOL)

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

GS,

Right, I had hoped the forum would adopt one of the engines that other technical forums have and relax some of the rules (e.g. that you can correct a posting forever).

After a while I will probably be checking on you guys from the outside. Maybe you are right and it is worth getting into the act again. We'll see.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

I don't think there is a time limit on post editing unless the topic gets frozen for some reason, and as for the rules, I certainly didn't see any list of them.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

I hope someone told Mark about the change.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Sure there is a time limit for editing a post - it is 30 minutes. Try to deal with that if you post e.g. tutorials that require constant updates. Another rule was that you cannot embed videos. Since I make a lot of video tutorials, that was not very handy.

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