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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby XFool » January 5th, 2017, 7:02 pm

PinkDalek wrote:Are those your words or from someone else? If the latter, can you point to the post in question?


My words! I thought the context made sense of it. ;)

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Breelander » January 5th, 2017, 7:35 pm

XFool wrote:It's happened again!
.Was this a timeout? Or because another user had since posted? - though not in reply to my post.


Timeout - pure and simple. Another post after yours doesn't stop you editing yours. What it does do is add a comment at the bottom of your edited post saying when you edited it and how many times.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Gengulphus » January 5th, 2017, 9:03 pm

And by the way, the software cannot tell whether a subsequent post is in reply to your post or not. It can tell whether it quotes your post, but that's not the same thing - as this post demonstrates!

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby stooz » January 6th, 2017, 9:15 am

Post edit time has been amended to 15 mins.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Instep » January 6th, 2017, 9:30 am

stooz wrote:Post edit time has been amended to 15 mins.

:) That deserves a rec for the prompt action. ;)

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby XFool » January 6th, 2017, 5:26 pm

stooz wrote:Post edit time has been amended to 15 mins.

Thank you stooz.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Jonetc15 » February 6th, 2017, 12:24 pm

A quick and very basic question which I think is lkely to have been answered before now. How do I highlight text in yellow, including opening double quotation marks and the name of the LF member being quoted/replied to?

TIA

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby PinkDalek » February 6th, 2017, 12:34 pm

Jonetc15 wrote:A quick and very basic question which I think is lkely to have been answered before now. How do I highlight text in yellow, including opening double quotation marks and the name of the LF member being quoted/replied to?

TIA

Jon


Can you see the quote marks to the right of the exclamation mark (above right near the poster's name)? If you click there you'll get the full quote from the post to which you are replying. Editing, carefully, can reduce the length of the quote to what you desire.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Gengulphus » February 6th, 2017, 3:58 pm

PinkDalek wrote:... Editing, carefully, can reduce the length of the quote to what you desire.

And previewing can check you actually have got what you desire - important when (for instance) deleting just one character too many can totally mess up the quote!

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Jonetc15 » February 7th, 2017, 5:23 pm

PinkDalek wrote:Can you see the quote marks to the right of the exclamation mark (above right near the poster's name)? If you click there you'll get the full quote from the post to which you are replying. Editing, carefully, can reduce the length of the quote to what you desire.


Very many thanks PD - another skill acquired thanks to you!

Thanks also to Gengulphus for a very useful suggestion.

ATB

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Bouleversee » March 9th, 2017, 4:09 pm

Is there a budget discussion board?

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby AJC5001 » March 9th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Bouleversee wrote:Is there a budget discussion board?


Yes - viewtopic.php?f=62&t=3777

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Bouleversee » March 9th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Thanks, ajc.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Pipsmum » April 13th, 2017, 8:08 am

Hello all you stooze peeps. I wondered where you'd all gone to. I've just found your lemon site here and so joined as a pip. (Nice site Clary and Stooz). I've only just started playing with ISA's, funds and shares, instead of the now nearly non existent high interest accounts, so will be reading and reading. You are all miles ahead of me in here and the lingo will take some learning. Just snuggling into my new chair. May I have a biccy and a cuppa please? Now where do I begin reading I wonder....

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby melonfool » April 13th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Pipsmum wrote:Hello all you stooze peeps. I wondered where you'd all gone to. I've just found your lemon site here and so joined as a pip. (Nice site Clary and Stooz). I've only just started playing with ISA's, funds and shares, instead of the now nearly non existent high interest accounts, so will be reading and reading. You are all miles ahead of me in here and the lingo will take some learning. Just snuggling into my new chair. May I have a biccy and a cuppa please? Now where do I begin reading I wonder....


Welcome!

That last is a good question. Assuming you are not in debt (see Dealing with Debt board) and have your spending under control (see Living Below Your Means board) and have maxed out all the options with 'high interest' accounts (see the ongoing topic of interest paying current accounts here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4139 ) you probably need to consider investing.

For investing you need an aim and retiring from paid employment is as good an aim as any - this is discussed here: viewforum.php?f=30

But you may wish to invest for other reasons and to look at other strategies, so the whole section of Investors' Rountable is your next port of call. There you can read about the High Yield strategy viewforum.php?f=15 , passive investing viewforum.php?f=55 and other strategies: viewforum.php?f=8 and when you're on your way you can ask for a review of how you are doing here: viewforum.php?f=56

Once you're loaded, this is the place to look for how to spend your money: viewforum.php?f=38

Here when you get into trouble: viewforum.php?f=2 ....

...and here for the upsets along the way: viewforum.php?f=44

...and here to meet your fellow lemons: viewforum.php?f=42

Hopefully we'll see you around!

Mel

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby Pipsmum » April 23rd, 2017, 11:51 pm

Wow. Thank you for those links. This is a fabulous forum. I've got so much to think about now. The long term aim is an interesting question to muse on.... It's obviously in the think tank but never actually been asked directly.... I will be around as I see many fellow stoozers names in here.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby idpickering » May 15th, 2017, 7:13 am

Morning. What's with that "say thanks to the author" option that's appeared? How's it work and what happens please?

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby csearle » May 15th, 2017, 7:45 am

idpickering wrote:Morning. What's with that "say thanks to the author" option that's appeared? How's it work and what happens please?
Do you mean the new rec system Ian? If so see this topic.
Chris
PS They're still pickering over the implementation details though.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby idpickering » May 15th, 2017, 9:06 am

csearle wrote:
idpickering wrote:Morning. What's with that "say thanks to the author" option that's appeared? How's it work and what happens please?
Do you mean the new rec system Ian? If so see this topic.
Chris
PS They're still pickering over the implementation details though.


Thank you Chris. I've been 'out of the loop' working for last three days.

Regards,

Ian.

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Re: Tips on navigating the boards

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Postby monabri » May 16th, 2017, 12:05 am

Gengulphus wrote:And previewing can check you actually have got what you desire - important when (for instance) deleting just one character too many can totally mess up the quot!


Yep, you're correct!

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