New Features Thread

Discussion in 'Help & Tech Support Forum' started by admin1, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. admin1

    admin1 Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2015
    This thread is to point out new features available to you with the software upgrade. If you discover something new, post it here. I'll continuously edit the first post as a list of features. If you have an issue/request please don't post to this thread. Questions/Issues please post that here

    - Photo Gallery. At top of the page under the logo, click Media. http://www.refugeforums.com/refuge/media/The photo gallery can be used instead of a off-site photo upload service to share photos on the web. Max photo size is 1MB so if your photos are larger than that you'll need to resize before you upload. This photo gallery will resize your photos to a light weight file size for easy web sharing. So don't use it to save orignal sized photos.

    - You can now tag people in posts. Just type @ and the user name of the person you want to tag. When a member gets tagged they get an alert. Tags are linked to that member's profile.

    - You can like posts now. To see someone's like total, go to their profile.

    - Rich text editor. The rich text editor makes it possible for you to see images, bold, underline, etc without having to preview it. Maybe you are used to BBcode editor. When editing a message, top right of the screen click the UseBBcode button. Looks like a sheet of paper.

    - Multi-Quote. If you want to quote multiple messages, click quote. When your ready to compose your post hit the Insert quote button and all the messages you want to quote will be there. You can then choose which ones you want to insert.

    - New sponsors list. At the top and bottom of the page is a list of our sponsors http://refugeforums.com/refuge/pages/sponsors/ . That list shows every sponsor of the site.

    - New mobile version. If you visit the site on mobile you will get a mobile friendly version.

    - "Conversations" are the same thing as Private Messages. To delete a message, click leave this conversation.

    - Embedded video. Youtube videos will automatically convert in the body of your post when you post. So do vimeo, facebook, metacafe, liveleak, dailymotion. If an auto conversion doesn't happen for you, try the embedded media button directions which are provided after this sample auto converted video



    Copy and Paste and Drag N' Drop
    Copy and paste or drag and drop photos. Did you know you don't have to upload photos!! Just drag from your computer into your post.

    Media Embed from Facebook
    Media Embed Button. I tested sharing a video that was uploaded to Facebook. With Youtube, I am able to copy and paste the link and it auto converts. With Facebook it didn't work. So I used the Media embed button. Here are the directions

    - On Facebook go to a video you want to share and click the video.
    - On the lower right click "Options."
    - Click "Embed Video."
    - Copy the Link.
    - Now go to the forums and start a thread or reply.
    - When making a post click the Embed Media icon. This icon looks like a film strip
    - Paste your link
    - Voila Your Video is Posted

    FBemdbedvideo.jpg



    - Forum jump is called quick navigation. On the second light green bar. Look for this guy upload_2015-9-3_15-21-39.png

    - Add a quote without actually quoting someone. Just hit the + button in the toolbar when editing a post.

    - avatars from the old software transferred over, but many will look blurry if they are not sized properly for this site. If your avatar looks blurry, re-upload it. Before you upload it, edit your picture to be 200x200 pixels. Then upload it and it should look much clearer.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
  2. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    17,821
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Location:
    Sula, MT
    Someone asked, and I found. How to create 'quote' without actually quoting someone. It is the little + button found in the tool bar when you reply. Just hit that, and the proper quote terms appear. Insert your cursor in the middle, and type away.
     
    admin1 likes this.
  3. admin1

    admin1 Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2015
    Added that one to the top. thanks.
     
  4. admin1

    admin1 Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2015
    avatars from the old software transferred over, but many will look blurry if they are not sized properly for this site. If your avatar looks blurry, re-upload it. Before you upload it, edit your picture to be 200x200 pixels. Then upload it and it should look much clearer.
     
  5. admin1

    admin1 Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2015
    Copy and Paste and Drag N' Drop
    Copy and paste or drag and drop photos. Did you know you don't have to upload photos!! Just drag from your computer into your post.

    Media Embed from Facebook
    Media Embed Button. I tested sharing a video that was uploaded to Facebook. With Youtube, I am able to copy and paste the link and it auto converts. With Facebook it didn't work. So I used the Media embed button. Here are the directions

    - On Facebook go to a video you want to share and click the video.
    - On the lower right click "Options."
    - Click "Embed Video."
    - Copy the Link.
    - Now go to the forums and start a thread or reply.
    - When making a post click the Embed Media icon. This icon looks like a film strip
    - Paste your link
    - Voila Your Video is Posted
    See the attachments as a reference.

    FBemdbedvideo.jpg

    XFembedmedia.jpg
     
  6. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    17,821
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Location:
    Sula, MT
    Hmmm. NICE feature.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,781
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Location:
    Central Kansas
    I've looked and looked, to no avail.
    How do I add a signature line to my profile?
     
  8. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

    Messages:
    17,821
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Location:
    Sula, MT
    Top right corner, you will see your user name (followed by 'inbox' and 'alerts')
    Hover over it, and a drop down box will appear, and 'signature' is one of the options. Click on it. Fill it in, and hit save changes.
     
  9. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,781
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Location:
    Central Kansas
    Thank you, Native!! :tu
    I sure missed that one...... :doh
     

Share This Page