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      If you want to see the newest posts on a thread first, just click the latest activity button after reopening the thread...

      another more permanent option is go to your user profile>>>edit settings>>>account, and scroll down to the ""display mode"". select latest activity then click save on the bottom of the page.

      see pictures below::::

      just below that on your account page is ""posts per page""... adjust this to allow how many posts you want to see on a thread before having to go onto the next page..

      all these things can be undone

      if you see a post you like there is a "like it button" on the bottom,, by clicking it the poster gets notified that you LIKED it
      2 1930 Tudors

      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


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      2 1930 Tudors

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      • #3
        Play around with the editor tool bar buttons. It is accessed by clicking the large A next to the smiley face when posting. One useful function is the icon mountain pictured below. Use this to load pictures from a hosting site such as photo bucket or like place..
        2 1930 Tudors

        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


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        • #4
          Another thing to ck out..use this upload attachment button and it gives you a choice of a full size pic instead of a thumbnail...click full size to get a nice result.

          the camera icon above only offers thumbnails...
          these screen shots were put on using full size

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          • CarlG
            CarlG commented
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            Is there a way to upload a picture to a comment?

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            Carl yes you can put pictures on the comments
            To do it you need to use BBcode

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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          • CarlG
            CarlG commented
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            Well, that is way above me. Easier to start a new post.

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            i agree 100%::
            Here is the bbcode for that picture

            img]https://www.bbcode.org/images/lubeck_small.jpg[/img

        • #5


          This tip is another way to get to the last post on a thread.

          By clicking these little arrows it brings you right to the last post.....



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          • #6
            Pic uploading tip::

            FYI when posting thumbnails to the site only 15 will show at the bottom of your post, but you have the ability to upload 35 at a time. The rest of the pics will show once you open up the slide show....

            An example of this are the fine point photos of Val & Mark Maron's roadster that are in the process of being uploaded
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            Henry Ford said
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            • #7
              A great feature is the UNREAD TOPICS button. anything not previously read is right there waiting
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              • CarlG
                CarlG commented
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                That's what I usually do. Except sometimes the drop down won't.

            • #8
              Reference message #5: how do you bring up "Insert: Thumbnail small medium large...." etc., etc. I can't figure it out!?! I hit (right and/or left click) the camera icon, upload, upload attachment, etc. - no go. I try and upload a pic from my computer and it is always the same thing: file to big.

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              • DaWizard
                DaWizard commented
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                Over on the right on the left side of the A is the button to use for that.

            • #9
              Bob if the file size is to big it will need to be resized to 2050. Most all computer operating systems have a pic resize utility

              To upload pics you can use the camera icon, or the the upload attachment icon next to the A as Wiz mentioned or click the A to open up the enhanced editor and then click the mountain / image icon and select UPLOAD from there. Feel free to PM me if needed and i will be glad to help you out personally.
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              • #10
                How to make a multi quote::

                click the posts you want to quote, as u click them they will turn yellow.. then click the post reply box that shows up at the top as shown in the picture. This puts the selected quotes in the reply box::::

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                • #11
                  Utube video posting:

                  When posting U-tube videos to the site it's best to use the "Enhanced Editor" then click the movie link next to the mountain image icon. Copy the share link of the video and paste it into the box.
                  This puts the video directly to the post instead of a clickable link..

                  Try it out in the test area


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                  • #12
                    Writing a Private Message (PM)

                    There are many ways to send a pm so i will list a few here, and the rest you may stumble across yourself surfing the site.

                    Top right next to your log in name is a message drop down box. Click send message or go actually into your message center. In the message center is a blue box compose new message.
                    Another way is to locate the persons name in the members list and click private message from there.
                    Next to every users name in a post is a tiny little cloud. Click that and you can compose a pm / chat from there or just click their name and use the private message link....
                    Go up top to the community drop down menu and click chat. This will open up a pm chat window. From this you can send a message or if the person is available on the other end, you can chat instantly back and forth..
                    Remember your message center is the place to store or delete these messages ( the main hub)...

                    Read Post #12 Above!!

                    I hope this Helps
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                    Henry Ford said
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                    • #13
                      Subscribe to a Thread:

                      If have a thread which you would like to save for the future, just subscribe to it. This will put it in your subscription folder for your personal reference. The subscribe button is on the top R/S just above the first post on any thread. After subscribing you can access it through your profile page under subscriptions.......
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                      Henry Ford said
                      "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                      • #14
                        QUOTE a comment or just a certain amount of words on a post!!


                        Open the enhanced editor and click the " button. Copy and paste the text you want to quote in between the quote tags. Then write your reply and hit post
                        2 1930 Tudors

                        Henry Ford said
                        "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                        • #15
                          FYI::
                          Comments do not count or add to a members overall post count. Each picture you upload does add to your count.

                          If you post a for sale item with 10 pictures your post count will go up by 11.. Dumb but that is the way it's designed to work
                          2 1930 Tudors

                          Henry Ford said
                          "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                          • #16
                            Check out the Articles Forum.
                            It is accessible through the "This and That" drop down link at the top of the pages.

                            https://www.vintagefordforum.com/articles
                            2 1930 Tudors

                            Henry Ford said
                            "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                            • #17
                              Another option to posting a picture is to use the mountain icon...

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                              2 1930 Tudors

                              Henry Ford said
                              "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                              • #18
                                The easiest way is to use the camera icon and post thumbnails. Up to 35 at a time per post. Captions can be easily added to each picture...
                                2 1930 Tudors

                                Henry Ford said
                                "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                                • JDupuis
                                  JDupuis commented
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                                  Thanks again Mitch, I know you revisited this area on my account. Much appreciated. I had to leave for a while for the volunteer fire dept I'm on, had a fire call. When the pager goes off I didn't have time to log out. So I am still learning here. Jeff

                              • #19
                                New Quote Feature

                                I just added a new feature for making it easy to quote all or a portion of a post or comment. (or both at once) Highlight the words you want to quote by holding down the left mouse button. (This is the same as if you were copying something) Release the mouse button and a red quote box should appear. Click the quote box and this will place your quote in the write your message area. Then write your reply as you would normally do below that. This is only working right now on desktop


                                Remember to write your reply below the quote or you will get an error message

                                You can do multiple quotes at once
                                2 1930 Tudors

                                Henry Ford said
                                "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                                • Mitch
                                  Mitch commented
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                                  JD,
                                  I know you were waiting for this to work on mobile / Ipad as well. So was I
                                  Apparently this feature cannot be programmed to do that. You can use the quote style listed in post # 14 for comments or the normal forum quote feature for regular posts.

                              • #20
                                How to make a word or words hyperlink
                                1. Type the word or words you want to link------ Picture 1
                                2. Highlight those words as if your copying them----Picture 1
                                3. Then click the link icon in the enhanced editor------Picture 2
                                4. Paste the URL of where you want the link to take you----Picture 2
                                5. Click OK and this should turn your words into a hyperlink of the URL that was pasted------Picture 3
                                Example:

                                Type your word or words



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                                2 1930 Tudors

                                Henry Ford said
                                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                • #21
                                  Steps to use the camera icon for uploading pics
                                  1. Click camera icon
                                  2. Click upload on the left side below the "write something box"
                                  3. Choose your picture or pictures by turning them blue. Hold down the control key to choose multiple pics
                                  4. Click open on the bottom right
                                  5. Write your captions or click continue
                                  6. Write something in the box or post reply
                                  ""35 pics can be uploaded per post""
                                  2 1930 Tudors

                                  Henry Ford said
                                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                                  • DaWizard
                                    DaWizard commented
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                                    Thanks Mitch

                                • #22
                                  Sharing a single post:

                                  You can share just a single post in a thread by clicking the post #, then copy and paste it.
                                  2 1930 Tudors

                                  Henry Ford said
                                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                                  • #23
                                    If you wish to quickly return to the TOP of a page just click the button!

                                    2 1930 Tudors

                                    Henry Ford said
                                    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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