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Forum Transition and New Features Guide

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NewAge    29
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I'm stealing this all from @RavensTillIDie and everyone who he stole from.

On 7/21/2017 at 1:18 PM, RavensTillIDie said:

Drop your questions here for the mods to address. I recommend going through all the settings and making changes to your e-mail, password, and in general getting acclimated to the new changes first.

Things to watch for:

  • You can now directly upload an avatar of your choice in your profile settings without having to have someone host/resize for you.
  • You will have to enter your profile settings, and go to "Signature" to view other peoples' signatures. This feature is OFF by default.
  • Changing your e-mail and password is a pretty simple procedure now with the automated e-mails. It was instant for me.
  • If you type the @ symbol before a username, it works as a "mention" tool and they will get a notification, much like twitter. Like so @drd23.
  • There are tons of new features, don't be shy to play around with them. Check out below for a detailed explanation of how to do use some of these great new features
  • All rules from the old forum are still in effect. Check them out here if you need a refresher or are new to FF (in which case, welcome!)

(all credit to @The LBC and the Chargers forum where @drd23 stole much of this from)

(and credit to @drd23 who I stole all this from :D)


On 7/14/2017 at 4:20 PM, y2lamanaki said:

Greetings 49ers forum! 

Here is a quick overview of some cool new features of the new forum. For now, these features are only tested on the desktop site and not the accompanying mobile version. As I find more tricks, I'll add them here! 

Quick "BBCode": 

First off, gone are the days of the tedious BBCcode tags (brackets surrounding letters - but those still work as well). Now you can quickly type in code to bold, underline, italicize all without it. CTRL + B for bold, CTRL + U for underline. CTRL + I for italics. Simply tap it again to turn it off. If someone figures out a shortcut for strikethrough let me know!


Quick Quote: 

Now you can quickly quote another post. Simply highlight the part of the post you want to quote and then wait for the dialog box to appear and click on "quote this." Example: 




You can now also quote multiple individuals or posts consecutively with ease. After the body of each post, simply click on the little plus sign icon before the word quote and then select the "Quote (#) posts" button down bottom. Once you have selected the post to quote, it will show a plus sign icon. Example: 



Twitter Embed: 

Now you can quickly embed a tweet rather than copy/paste/quoting it. First thing is to go find the tweet you want on Twitter. Then click the little down arrow to the right of the tweet and select "Copy link to Tweet." 



From there, it's as easy as copying and pasting the link. The forum does the rest of the work:


Easy image/video posting:

This one's as easy as it gets. Simply copy the URL of the image or video, paste, and the forum does the work! Example of embedded video:


Post Preview: 

From the forum topic page, you can now hover over a link and get a quick preview on the post. 



Signature Help:

Having trouble figuring out how to access your signature, or viewing signatures in general? Make sure to check your account settings. Start by clicking on the dropdown menu next to your username at the top of the page and clicking on 'Account Settings.' 


From there, click on the signature tab and make sure you have checked 'View Signatures':




Forum Member Mentions: 

Similar to Facebook or Twitter, you can now tag a forum member in a post and send them an alert. Simply type the @ symbol and then the forum member's name to give them a shout-out. @y2lamanaki wants you to remember - forum rules still apply. You may NOT call out a member for negative reasons which includes, but is not limited to, personal attacks, trolling, flaming, or otherwise "forcing" another member to answer to past comments. 



Notifications and Private Messages

At the top right of the forum, you'll see two icons.  The bell represents your notifications.  When someone quotes you, you'll receive a notification that you were quoted and by clicking on that notification it will take you to the post.  Likewise, when someone uses the mention feature (more on that in a second), it'll alert you that someone has used your username.  Similarly, it will notify when you've received a private message, someone has posted in a thread that you follow, etc.

The second icon is the Private Message (PM) icon.  If you click on that icon, you can check your inbox and see all of your messages.  It's set up for you to have 50 active conversations, and if you want to have more you'll need to delete older messages.


Ignore Feature

Ever have issues with posters you view as trolls or simply do not want to read what they post?  Simply set your account to ignore them, and never see their posts again.  At the top right of the forum, you'll see your username.  Click on that and select "Ignored Users".  Simply type in the username of the poster you want to ignore, choose which types of posts (i.e. post, messages, signature, and mentions) you want to be ignored and select "Add User". 

After you have ignored them, threads will show that they have made a post but it was hidden from you based on your settings.



Profile Features

From any page, you can access your profile by clicking your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click Profile from the drop down menu.

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On the left of your screen, click the button with a photo on it. 

After clicking this, you may upload a photo, link to a photo or choose to not have an avatar.

After choosing a photo, you will be brought to a screen to position your photo. From here, you may crop, resize or reposition your photo.

Changing your Cover Photo

On the right side of your profile is a Cover Photo button. You may choose to upload a photo, remove or reposition a photo you already have.

Adding information to your profile
Clicking the Edit Profile button brings up an overlay that allows you to add information to your profile.

 Remember to click save when you are finished.


That's a quick overview for now. If you come across something you think should be here, let me know and I'll add it in!

Edited by NewAge

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NewAge    29

One thing I will add is that if you are posting a tweet or any other link, wait 2-3 seconds for it to load before submitting the post, especially if you're on your phone. It takes a couple seconds for the website to recognize the link and decide to embed. 

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