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Roger Cornwell
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #20: 02.08.04 at 23:07 »
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Steve -
Could I suggest you change the <title> of the home page to Midnight Voices Forum?
 
Then you can drag the icon to the links line in Internet Explorer and it's there as a quick link complete with the little icon.
 
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #21: 02.08.04 at 23:15 »
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I can change the <title> in the YaBB template to whatever I wish (from the default "Midnight Voices - Index"), but I don't understand your IE stuff about the icon, Roger.
 
Steve (not a Microsoft fan!)
 
Later: OK, I've read up on this and figured out how IE users use their 'Favorites' and 'Links Bar'. And I've added a line to the html <head> which makes even Opera display the old Smash Flops 'favicon' (which I created so long ago I'd forgotten it was there). Oh yes, and I've followed your suggestion for the <title> change -- it's an improvement, thanks.
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #22: 03.08.04 at 13:02 »
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And if you find that your favicons (the teeny-weeny icons which take the place of the boring IE logo in your favourites list and links bar) disappear after a while bcause you've cleared out your temporary internet files, download Favorg from:
 
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,108438,00.asp
 
which will store them in a separate file and can update your favicons at intervals. I run it regularly - sad, or what?
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #23: 04.08.04 at 11:24 »
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I'm not sure if I should have started a new thread for this, maybe called "Techie(ish) questions about the forum itself". But I thought better of it as the number of threads seems to be proliferating rapidly.
 
Is there a "netiquette" associated with this type of forum as opposed to the email type? I guess a lot of the "unwritten rules" will be similar, regarding flaming, off-topicness, spamming, etc., but are there any guidelines on when to start a new thread or not?
 
Anyway, the reason I posted this was to ask about logging in. Is there a way we can get our browser to 'remember' our password so we don't have to type it in each time? Many other websites I visit have this facility - can we add it to MV? There's a tickbox 'Always stay logged in' but it doesn't seem to work in my case (maybe it's an IE 'feature'?)
 
(It's just occurred to me that this might be covered in the FAQ, but I daren't check it in case I lose this lot... sorry if it is!)
 
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #24: 04.08.04 at 12:55 »
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Thanks Steve for implementing the <title> change.
Here's another one that may not be as easy:
Would it be possible to remove the duplicates from the ten most recent posts so that it became, in effect, ten most recent topics? At the time of writing, four of the most recent ten are the same topic and only five topics are represented in the top ten posts. To get to ten different topics you have to go out to the top 21 posts.
 
I realise that
  • If this isn't a YaBB option it may be more work than it's worth, and
  • You thought that implementing a bulletin board would reduce your workload Roll Eyes
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #25: 16.08.04 at 23:22 »
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One of the good things about a Forum is being able to pass on info which I have received from people who are more computer literate than me.
 
The following are all Freeware for Internet Explorer  8)
 
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New Window Maximiser  http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/  
 
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Free Surfer PopUp Stopper  http://www.kolumbus.fi/eero.muhonen/FS/Support.htm
 
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If even Free Surfer doesnt work and  Norton, McAffee, etc etc don't stop PopUps, you may be suffering from BHO's (Browser Helper Objects) - quick nurse, the screens!
 
These BHOs are little programs that attach themselves to Internet Explorer and normally make your browsing life hell. They come from sites and seem to install themselves without your permission and knowledge!  
 
Try downloading BHO Demon http://null.dk/~red/BHODemon.exe  
 
NOTE: make sure you look at each BHO found on your system, double-click on it and look at the details. It might be needed for a program (such as Norton/Symantec or GoZilla)
 
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PS. I have used the above software and it's cleaned it all up for me, but I take no responsibility if you bugger anything up!!  Roll Eyes
 
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Re: How about a sub-Forum for techie questions?
« Reply #26: 17.08.04 at 13:51 »
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