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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hosobuchi View Post
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    I still notice there is some significant space left. Perhaps for unregistered visitors there could (should) be a decent sized banner/button/link that invites them to join.
    Where? Any white space on the bottom can't be used because it changes depending on how many rss feeds are pulled from the various sites. There isn't really any way around that

    But I could create a banner that is only visible (up top) for folks that aren't logged in that encourages them to register. It'll have to wait until after finals (next two weeks).

    I'd love to have our logo/banner wider ... but I would have to completely redesign it and nobody has offered input when I asked so I've left it alone for now
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    Oh heck Mike, it was a good idea for an addition IF there is room and flexibility, but NOT if not! Nevermind - the page looks just fantastic as is and everyone really LOVES it with featured users!!!! The personal touch of seeing who is here really draws me (us) in. Having readers register is totally secondary - maybe just a reminder in the forum feedback once in a while.... no big deal at all.
    Great work Mike, I LOVE the new main page!!! (And I'm a social media groupie). Thank you for your amazing work, Donna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weins View Post
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    Where? Any white space on the bottom can't be used because it changes depending on how many rss feeds are pulled from the various sites. There isn't really any way around that

    But I could create a banner that is only visible (up top) for folks that aren't logged in that encourages them to register. It'll have to wait until after finals (next two weeks).

    I'd love to have our logo/banner wider ... but I would have to completely redesign it and nobody has offered input when I asked so I've left it alone for now
    Where you ask??? Well, I'm no expert, that's why we have you (Mike) do this. That way I can come up with ideas, you tell me how viable they are! But upon seeing your reply, and looking again, I did consult with my wife about her thoughts on placement as well. She came up with the same conclusion I did. So here it is, why not right up top, in the center, between to our own logo and the log in space. It just hit me another great place to put one might be the toolbar for visitors that are not logged in. That way no matter what page in the forum they are visiting, they will always see it.

    But I could create a banner that is only visible (up top) for folks that aren't logged in that encourages them to register. It'll have to wait until after finals (next two weeks).
    That was exactly what I had in mind, a banner or button that is viewed only by visitors when not logged in, inviting/encouraging those not already members to join, then linking to a compelling registration page. Though no rush though, We certainly would want you to do the best you possibly can on your finals.
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    Hmm ok, I've already got some ideas for the registration page and banner (for both the "home" and "forum" pages) They're jotted down so even if I have to wait until after finals I won't lose them
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
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    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weins View Post
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    Hmm ok, I've already got some ideas for the registration page and banner (for both the "home" and "forum" pages) They're jotted down so even if I have to wait until after finals I won't lose them
    Far for me to think that you would lose BT "stuff"...

    That's supposed to be behind us. lol
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    Ok I won't have time today to do the banner I'm working on part 1 of my final for my online class. Depending on how much I get done I may have some time to play around with it Saturday
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Ok added a register tab that only guests can see. Currently it's "red" ... can be changed to almost any other color Still working on a good banner and a revamped register page.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Hello, I was one of the members on the old site and having checked to see if it is still running, I'm glad to see that it is. It's been years since I last posted, I just wanted to thank those responsible for picking up the baton and keeping the ship afloat. I was helped greatly in the past and I should try and be part of a community that is still helping people. I was diagnosed late with a B12 deficiency, even though I had been told many times on here that was the problem, it took the doctors a few more years before the penny dropped. Is Rose still here, I owe a lot to her.
    Anyway, I'm glad that you are still here and I promise to keep in touch and put my tuppenceworth in when I can.

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    Yes Rose is still here :) She posts mainly in the Child Neuro (CN) forum.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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