Finding anything on ww2talk website

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by adam180, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    God no.
    I forgot my bicycle clips. :unsure:

    Search index rebuilding. Will see if ladida bit works after that, if not it's over to Otto and we;ll still have the quite passable standard search.
     
  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Ah! Somerset Scrumpy.
     
  3. red ling

    red ling Member

    Hello dbf
    I have just started an album and find that there is another album appeared on my list "Tunis May 1943". Where has this come?
    Heather
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Heather, I looked up your albums via your profile page and only one is showing... If you go to Gallery and click on Your Albums, what do you see?
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  5. red ling

    red ling Member

    Hi dbf.
    The album only appears when I click "add new media" and get 2 albums to choose from - mine and Tunis May 1943.
    Heather
     
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  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Ah, I see now what's up. You have access to an album started by someone else.

    XF software allows album owners the option to allow others to upload images to albums started by them. This would be quite handy if several members wanted to post photos of e.g. a visit to Bovington. Rather than have several albums of the same name there'd be one. Each image should still be credited to the person who uploaded it.

    Tunis, May 1943 | WW2Talk
    The album "Tunis May 1943" was started by me and when we moved to XF software I changed some preferences on my albums to test the options out. So as I've allowed others to add images to that, it will appear as an option for you when uploading.

    (Might have to discuss this permission setting with the other mods, as the drop-down menu could get very cluttered if everyone opted to open their albums the way I did that one.)


    See Can Add Media: Members
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  7. red ling

    red ling Member

    Hi dbf,
    Thank you. Thought it was something I had done, not being very proficient on the computer.
    Heather
     
  8. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    I am computer illiterate and dont comprehend most advice as even the terms mean nothing but I dont want to start a new thread if one already exists

    So is there somewhere I can type in key words or a title to see if the subject is/was already up and running at some point?

    I just dont want to search 93 pages of thread titles every time I think of something
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Top right hand corner of this page there is a box that says ..... search

    you can either just search titles or search whole threads

    TD
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I sent you a screen shot of the SEARCH Box the other day by email.


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    click button marked 'More' & get Advanced Search


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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Also if you do start a thread that is repeated elsewhere dont worry crack on and the mods will put it in the right place
     
  12. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    Just posted a quote reply by accident

    I looked and looked and saw nothing

    But I pressed a little pale blue? button and suddenly the search box appeared

    I had no idea the little button did anything and wouldnt have touched anything without knowing what I might do or how to reverse it

    I was starting to fear I would have to report myself as unsafe to drive as I could see nothing like a search box
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Forgot you were on a phone, I'm on laptop at the moment.
     
  14. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    I only had a tiny blue button showing and having peered at everything desperately unable to see the search box you showed me, I finally pressed the blue button in extremis and THEN the box appeared



    And meanwhile I have a freshly caught feral kitten climbing over me and trying to hang off the phone but the good thing is I have a purr so this one is taming fast Only 4 more to go...
     
  15. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    I was just about to turn in my license as I was clearly blind but in desperation I pressed a tiny blue button and the search box appeared Maybe if you view on phone the search box becomes a tiny blue button to take up less space? Its just I didnt know and would never touch anything where I didnt know it's purpose or how one would reverse it
     
  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    On the forum on my phone is a small magnifying glass icon, I click that & search box appears.
     
  17. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    Thank you for adding to people who helped me I was just trying not to be the idiot that mods have to chase up and explain in smaller and smaller words, that I am too thick to post without being overseen by a responsible adult
     
  18. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    You are right I had to make the little blue button bigger and then I saw it had a handle but if left to myself I would have presumed that was to increase the size of the writing on the page and I may never have investigated that - just ignored a little blue dot for years...
     
  19. rememberthem

    rememberthem ex member

    I just had a go and typed in the Welsh Great Escape and there seems to be nothing

    Would that be right?

    I think it was the title of one of my favorite documentaries of all time

    About the German POWs that escaped a Welsh POW camp

    Magic
    Blackadder meets Dads Army with a bit of Bertie Wooster thrown in
     
  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    No here's one thread with the exact title...

    The Welsh Great Escape
     
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