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     Kirsty 1 month ago.

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    • #334762 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      With all of the new AskWoody Loungers brought in by way of the Windows Secrets Newsletter, I get lots of questions about getting started on the site.
      [See the full post at: Getting Started]

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    • #334765 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Yes, you can post a comment (“reply”) to this topic by simply typing down at the bottom and clicking Submit.

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    • #334923 Reply

      Tex265
      AskWoody Plus

      In the upper right corner, click on your username or your picture (“avatar”). Then click Edit. The password change boxes are under “Account.” by the way, you can see the status of your Plus Membership subscription there, too, under

      Checked on my Profile and don’t see status of Plus Membership under Account or anywhere else….?

      Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
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      • #334924 Reply

        Microfix
        Da Boss

        So what’s that on your avatar?
        Yes, the ribbon signifies you are a plus member.

        ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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      • #334925 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        I’ve heard that some folks can see the Plus Membership status under Subscriptions. Can you?

        One of the efforts high on the list for after the Windows Secrets Lounge absorption — swallowing the whale — is to come up with a one-stop report of your Plus status.

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        • #334962 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Plus

          I could yesterday. But not today.

          Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

          • #335010 Reply

            woody
            Da Boss

            Yeah, I wonder what’s up with that.

            One more reason to get the centralized user status report going. But first, the whale.

            (Call me Ahab.)

        • #335028 Reply

          Tex265
          AskWoody Plus

          I’ve heard that some folks can see the Plus Membership status under Subscriptions. Can you?

          The only items I show under Subscriptions are 2 categories:

          Subscribed Forums

          Subscribed Topic

          Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
          • #335123 Reply

            woody
            Da Boss

            Me, too. But, as b said, some accounts used to be able to see their Plus memberships.

            Gremlins. Computers work in strange ways….

    • #335216 Reply

      MyAussie
      AskWoody Plus

      I know you are busy with new members signing up, as I am one of them. Can you plaese advise how long before the Gold Ribbon + will appear on my (blank) avatar?

      Tx

    • #335232 Reply

      NotQuite
      AskWoody Plus

      Please email CuutomerSupport@AskWoody.com and Woody will be able to answer the question for you.

      Uh, I think you meant CustomerSupport@AskWoody.com

      • #335236 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        You are so right. Fixed it.
        Thanks

    • #336335 Reply

      MyAussie
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks to everyone!!!

       

      MyAussie

      WIN 7, Home Premium, Group B

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    • #337031 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      For those who are completely new to bulletin boards (we were all newbies at one point, eh?) I just put together these detailed instructions:

      If you want to start a new question – in WordPress speak that’s called a new “Topic,” you need to choose a forum on the right. Then on the left, scroll down until you see something like this “New Topic” box.

      Type a short description of your problem in the “Topic Title” box. That’s what people who are skimming the forum will see.

      Below that, type your full message.

      Then at the bottom click Submit.

      If you found a question (a “Topic”) and want to add something to it, you can either (1) reply to a post or (2) add something new to the end of the Topic.

      If you want to reply to a post, above the post click the REPLY button.

      If you want to add something to the end of the Topic, scroll down.

      In either case you’ll see a box like the one in the New Reply shot:

      Type whatever you’d like to include in the discussion and, at the bottom, click Submit.

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    • #337040 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      And to add to this, if you copy and paste from HTML programs such as Word,
      please use the text tab to create your reply or topic and paste your HTML info into the ‘Topic Box’
      See screenshot below:

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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      • #337058 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        This isn’t guaranteed to prevent html code being posted accidentally, sadly. We’ve had reports that just copying from our site into the Text tab on the editor box causing the issue, using both Edge and Firefox.

        Another note: The Tags box shown in @microfix‘s screenshot is a topic tag – please leave the tags associated with the topic already, but relevant tags can be added where appropriate. Individual tags get separated by commas.

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        • #339032 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Plus

          Another note: The Tags box shown in @microfix‘s screenshot is a topic tag – please leave the tags associated with the topic already, but relevant tags can be added where appropriate. Individual tags get separated by commas.

          I can’t see a tags box in @microfix‘s screenshot. 🤔

          Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

          • #339033 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            Right next to “Code”

            • #339038 Reply

              b
              AskWoody Plus

              That’s a button, not a box.

              The button refers to BBCode tags, not topic tags referred to by @kirsty.

              (And the close tags button seems to do absolutely nothing when I click it.)

              Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

          • #339066 Reply

            Elly
            AskWoody MVP

            Scroll down below the text box and you will see:

            Topic Tags

            Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

            Attachments:
            • #339081 Reply

              b
              AskWoody Plus

              I can’t scroll @microfix‘s screenshot.

              Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

            • #339087 Reply

              b
              AskWoody Plus

              … and I don’t see Topic Type or Topic Status below this reply text box either.

              Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

            • #339090 Reply

              Elly
              AskWoody MVP

              @b-

              You can go to the test forum and start a topic… and scroll down there… if you simply want to see what it looks like. I scrolled down below the reply box that @microfix shows, to screen shot the topic tag part you were asking about… or you can check it out next time you start a topic…

              Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

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    • #1845608 Reply

      Peepers
      AskWoody Plus

      I can’t see the jpg I posted.

      Don’t know anything about BBCodes, FWIW.

      Any help appreciated.

      • #1845631 Reply

        Bluetrix
        AskWoody MVP

        @peepers,

        After you select file (double click file on your computer) options will appear at bottom of post. Select ‘as attachment’, or ‘in text’ (I think that’s the term). If you select ‘in text’ you have to select a spot by clicking on that space and then click on attach. two separate operations.

        HTH

        Windows10 Home 1809 | Mint19 on VM

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        • #1845916 Reply

          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          After you select file (double click file on your computer) options will appear at bottom of post. Select ‘as attachment’, or ‘in text’ (I think that’s the term). If you select ‘in text’ you have to select a spot by clicking on that space and then click on attach. two separate operations.

          Below the text editor box, under the heading Attachments:, click Select File to choose the file to upload, then click Insert Into Content, so that it can be viewed in your post, as well as be seen by those not logged in.

    • #1845656 Reply

      Peepers
      AskWoody Plus

      HTH (Hope that helps)

      It did. Thank you.

      • #1845798 Reply

        Bluetrix
        AskWoody MVP

        HTH (Hope that helps)

        It did. Thank you.

        @peepers,

        As you already know, there is a “Thanks” button at the bottom of the post you want to thank. Adding a post to say thank you will likely get it deleted by a moderator. In this instance I moved your TY to this forum so I could respond without posting OFF TOPIC where it was located before. (Forum Rules)

        Don’t worry about bbcodes, they are not necessary for you to post. As Woody alluded to earlier, we all took first steps. (What we step in is another matter)

        It’s okay to question/comment on something IN a post, ask the HOW TO in this forum. We will get you up to knee deep in no time! (or not)

        I edited your TY post and selected NOTIFY, it’s at the bottom of all your posts (before clicking SUBMIT.) Doing so will alert you to replies to any post or question you might have posted.
        You must select it each time in different forums you want to be notified about.
        Clear as mud?
        Post in Peace.

        Windows10 Home 1809 | Mint19 on VM

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