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Ian

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System Announcements
« on: September 03, 2010, 02:34:19 PM »
Check here for any news regarding the system
« Last Edit: September 05, 2010, 09:42:49 PM by DaveR »
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New Postcard Galleries Added
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 11:45:52 PM »
I've just installed a new feature, which is a series of Photo Galleries. Perhaps you could all have a click and see if the galleries/photos display correctly for you? Please post on here if you have any problems, many thanks. Dave

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Main Albums Page:
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Current Albums are:

Modern Photos & Postcards (1980s - Present
Description: Photos and Postcards of the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - from the 1980s to the Present time. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

Photos & Postcards (1950s - 1970s)
Description: Photos and Postcards of the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - from the 1950s to the 1970s. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

Photos & Postcards (1900 - 1940s)
Description: Photos and Postcards of the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - from the 1900s to the 1940s. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

Photos & Postcards (Before 1900)
Description: Photos and Postcards of the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - from before 1900. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

People
Description: Photos of People in the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - can be from any era. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so. Try to add a little bit of information about them if you have it.

Advertiseme­nts
Description: Copies of Advertisements in the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - can be from any era and from any publication. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

Press Cuttings & Snippets
Description: Copies of Press Cuttings and Snippets concerning the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - can be from any era. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

Maps
Description: Copies of Maps concerning the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area - can be from any era. Members can upload Photos to this Album - please feel free to do so.

Programmes
Description: Mainly Theatre programmes from the local area.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2010, 08:53:53 PM by DaveR »

Ian

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 03:58:42 PM »
Just to keep everyone abreast of what's happening.

We're both beavering away n the following things:  introducing a gallery (which Dave has done - and very nice it is, too :-) ), monitoring new members to try to ensure we don't get spammers - we've already kicked three into touch, introducing mods to allow for YouTube, video and other types of media to be used and also looking into the various tiny niggles that appear with any new package.  Both Dave and I are also logged on under different names so we can test the forum as an ordinary (non-admin) user would - I use Zeke, so that's me, if you see him.

Any problems then please let us know.
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DaveR

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 05:03:48 PM »
The gallery is coming along nicely, I've already uploaded 271 old postcards/photos etc and there are quite a few more to come.

I've also added a Gallery button to the blue menu bar at the top of the screen (please note you will need to be logged in to see the Gallery, otherwise you will get an error message). Eventually, members will be able to add in their own Albums/Photos etc, once a few little tweaks in the software are sorted out.

The Gallery also has a nice little feature, whereby any photo etc in it can be displayed in a forum message. Just go to a photo, click on it and a popup box with a larger version appears. Click on 'Details' at the bottom right of the popup box and the proper page will be loaded for that photo. Underneath the photo, you will see some information about it, in the box next to 'BBC embed code', you will see something that looks like this:

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Simply copy that and paste into into your message wherever you want the photo to appear and.....


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DaveR

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 06:33:45 PM »
The Forum now has a new 'front page' at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. This is intended to improve our Search Engine rankings and also explain a little bit of what the Forum is about to potential members.

Regular users can, of course, bypass this page and get straight to the Forum just by bookmarking:
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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 06:44:12 PM »
That new front page looks great, very inviting 8) &well&
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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 08:04:13 PM »
Bypass it ------BYPASS IT???   Ive just spent ten minutes watching it.   I'd rather bypass the rest of the forum   LOL



Yorkie

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 08:41:22 PM »
At the bottom of a comment page is a link that says "Link to calendar".  Being curios I clicked on it and got an error message and the line, "You aren't allowed to modify just any post.".

I am now even more curious as to what is this calendar, can we use it, what's it for? ZXZ

DaveR

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 08:57:02 PM »
The Calendar operates on a 'need to know' basis.  _))*

Seriously, if you click on the Calender link in the top menu, all is revealed. The link at the bottom of the page is to link a post to a specific date (maybe suitable for the events thread). I know Ian has used it in the past, he might be able to explain more.

Yorkie

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010, 09:05:13 PM »
Sorted - thanks!                           *&(   $uk

Ian

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 07:30:52 AM »
The calendar is one of the great mysteries of SMF  :rage:

We know it can be tied to birthdays, so that if you include your DOB (which is inherently  risky, anyway) it can show your birthday, but it needs a topic of its own in which to function.  As far as I can see, it doesn't seem to have any automatic functions, so it's little more than a table for dates, really, rather than a calendar function which will prompt you to remember events.
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Pendragon

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 11:46:48 AM »
Just had a look at the front page, you've done a grand job, its excellent.
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HAPPY MOANING 2011
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2010, 09:31:13 AM »
 ZXZ Happy new year too all forum users and keep up the moaning because if we don't NO one will,its nice too know that our town councillors know that there are some of us watching their every move,decision,cock ups. HAPPY MOANING NEW YEAR. D)

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Re: HAPPY MOANING 2011
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2010, 08:24:20 PM »
Happy New Year to everyone, let's hope it is a peaceful one.
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Ian

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Re: System Announcements
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2011, 12:33:53 AM »
A very Happy and prosperous New Year to all our members and thanks for making the Three Towns Forum such a success.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 12:36:54 AM by Ian »
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