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Kurt Lischka

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Oct 15, 2004
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Hello everyone - change is good but can be hard! Let us know of any problems or suggestions for the new SoWal Forum. It's a work in progress so we'll be making tweaks and additions in coming days.

Some notables:
1. you can login with email or username. Some accounts with same email address were merged. So if you have any login issues, send us a message with your username and email address and we'll sort it out.

2. you can "watch" content and be notified in your feed or by email of changes.

3. Media uploads and galleries (photo albums) are integrated into your profile page.

4. hover over your name on top right and you'll get link to your profile page, settings, etc. - click around and check it out.

5. The Forum App is no longer needed and has been disabled. The site is now mobile-friendly. Just browse to http://SoWal.com/forum"> on your phone's browser and tap "add to home screen". You'll then have a SoWal icon on your phone just like an app that opens to whatever page you were on when you added it to your home screen.

TIP: I've got mine set to "new posts" so when it opens I see the latest posts -
http://www.sowal.com/forum/find-new/posts

Another good start page is -
http://www.sowal.com/forum/recent-activity



Add SoWal Forum to Iphone / Ipad

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Add to Chrome / Android


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Kurt Lischka

Admin
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Oct 15, 2004
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Here's a good link for instructions on how to add an icon to any device :cool:

http://www.howtogeek.com/196087/how-to-add-websites-to-the-home-screen-on-any-smartphone-or-tablet/

How to Add Websites to the Home Screen on Any Smartphone or Tablet
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Your smartphone or tablet’s home screen isn’t just for apps. Whatever platfgorm you’re using, you can pin your favorite websites to your home screen so you can quickly access them.

Some platforms offer bonus features. For example, Chrome for Android opens these websites in their own windows with no browser interface, while Windows 8 and Windows Phone offer live tile updates on some websites.


Android
Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.

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The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like. Chrome for Android loads the website as a “web app” when you tap the icon, so it will get its own entry in the app switcher and won’t have any browser interface getting in the way.

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Other popular Android browsers also offer this feature. For example, Firefox for Android can do this if you tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.

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iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch
Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or web page you want to add to your home screen. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.

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You’ll be prompted to name the shortcut before tapping the Add button. The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon. (To create app folders on iOS, touch-and-drag an app’s icon onto another app’s icon and hold it there for a moment.) When you tap the icon, it will load the website in a normal tab inside the Safari browser app.

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Other browsers, like Chrome for iOS, don’t offer this feature. Due the limitations in Apple’s iOS, only Apple’s own Safari browser is allowed to do this.
 
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Misty

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Dec 15, 2011
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Just curious...I'm notorious for my "edits" but I don't see an edit option. I posted a link on the Confederate flag debate but the link isn't correct and I can't edit. Can we get an edit option?
 

Truman

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Apr 3, 2009
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Just curious...I'm notorious for my "edits" but I don't see an edit option. I posted a link on the Confederate flag debate but the link isn't correct and I can't edit. Can we get an edit option?
I see an edit button at the bottom of my post. There's always been a time linit on editing posts of about 2 hours I think.
 

Misty

Banned
Dec 15, 2011
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Yes I see that also. I don't think the other was timed though.
 

Lake View Too

SoWal Insider
Nov 16, 2008
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Eastern Lake
I cannot load the SoWal app on my iPhone any more. this started about the same time you upgraded. Is it related, and can you recommend any remedy?
 
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