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Discussion in 'SoWal Site Help & Announcements' started by Kurt Lischka, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Hi @Andy A

    The typing lag is a new one on me. Try rebooting your computer and/or trying a different browser to see if that's the issue. Anyone else having issues?

    Not sure what happened to avatar. It must have gotten lost in the import. Can you remind me what it was?

    The "thanks" feature is now called "like" - it's at the bottom right of each post.
     
  2. Misty

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    Andy...the thanks feature is still here its just called "Like" now. The avatar can be replaced very easily with a simple google search name of the one you had in 200x200 pixels. Save it to your computer and this app does allow you to upload it to from your computer.
     
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    The avatars the old app offered aren't there anymore Kurt. Before the change you could upload images the board had now that option isn't there....well it is there but its empty.
     
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    Oh yeah I forgot about that. The new version doesn't have a standard avatar gallery to choose from. I can add one.
     
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    That could be why the avatars didn't transfer??
     
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    Andy A Beach Fanatic

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    My avatar was a great big bird (I think an Osprey) with spread wings.
     
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    Working on it.
     
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    Can't believe I couldn't remember - brain fart!
     
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    I didn't realize avatars from the stock gallery didn't transfer. A lot of people will need to re-add theirs. I was able to create a stock gallery to make a selection of stock avatars available when choosing. So you can upload you're own or select one from stock. You can also use any image in the media galleries as an a avatar. It's a little icon on the top right of any image.
     
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    Better now?
     
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    Kurt, thank you for retriving my avatar. Having spent so much time in the air, I was partial to the bird. Thanks again.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Andy, I see your avatar.

    Looks like we now have a LIKE feature instead of THANKS.

    I'm liking the forum usability on my phone with no app.
     
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    Now the "likes" button is missing. Bring back the "thanks".
     
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    Andy it's the icons at the bottom. It gives more options.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    I like all the like options.
     
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    Andy.

    Look below the +Quote Reply options and you will see a bunch of little icons. Run your mouse over them and you will see the Like icon and a bunch of others.
     
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    OK I don't like the dislike option. If you dislike a post you can ignore it and move on. or respond with your own ideas in a friendly way. But maybe a dislike is all you need. Not sure if that's a friendly thing to do here.
     
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    I am still learning! Thanks a lot for the information. I found it and the others.
     
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    Hi Kurt! Stopped by today to see you, but just missed you. Teresa asked me what I thought of the new "non-app".

    I like it. I like it a lot better than the old android app. I always had minor issues with the app that I had to learn to work around. This is slick. Thanks for the change. Biggest plus is that it looks more or less the same on whatever platform you use.

    W
     
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    Thanks Will - sorry I missed you. Now I am enjoying TGIF!

    Still making tweaks.
     

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