I have started this thread for the purpose of listing tricks I have found about this forum.
1. Batch processing:
2. Users On-Line:
Optimist found this way to see who is online at any one moment.
3. Inserting Diagrams or information files:
While we wait for MC to sort out the insertion of photos and videos, here is a way to at least attach diagrams and files to a post. Did not realise what this was for until two other users managed to post diagrams to their posts.
4. Missing Posts: What happens to them?
The Spam filters implemented on the Community appear to interpret multiple edits of a post as
"Spam" and then move those posts into a section, which one would assume requires Moderator action to release the posts. BUT, in fact, there is an intermediate step involved BEFORE the posts are presented to a moderator for review. The post all end up in a section called "Unmoderated Posts", where, if you know where it is, you as a member of the Community can again edit or delete the post first. The post then seems to go from there to a moderator for review ......
The location of these "unmoderated posts" can be found here:
There are two tabs which you can check out yourself, and decide to delete or edit the posts.
There is also a tab for "Images". Opening that tab will display all the images you have been trying to upload to the forum "Waiting Approval" before being released for public display.
5. Show All Unread Posts:
Here is one I thought I posted a while back which I use every time I look at the Community. It has now recently also been posted by another user (SB). Lists all unread posts and saves the PT of having to go through each sub-section to find posts of interest.
There is a little trick you can use to still get your post back without having to wait for a moderator to release it. Simply copy the content of the post into your scratch pad, delete the item, and after being taken back to the original section, re-post the item again.
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