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    I've seen several posts of members having difficulty following threads. Here's my procedure.

    I log in.

    I click on the "New Topics". You'll get a list of topics that have had activity since the last time you logged on.

    On the left hand side is a blue circle with what looks like two triangles pointing down. If you click on that it will take you to the first new post on that thread.

    Also to the right you'll see the responses, views, & likes. Too the right of that will be the name of the last person that posted and when, next to that will be that a blue rectangle with the triangles pointing to the right. If you click on that it'll take you to that person's last post in that thread.

    As you go through the post they will be eliminated from the list until you've read all the new posts.

    I've also noticed on the main page. If you scroll down to the bottom there is in "white letters" that says "Mark Channel Read". It's right under the "Railroad-Line Swap Meet" channel and above the "What's Going On" line. The white letters are really hard to see on a sort of white screen. If you click on that it'll all the unread threads as read. Joe should see if he can change that color to red for easier viewing.

    Hope this has helped some.

    NOTE: Just discovered that the texture can be changed. I was using the "denim" color scheme. Switched over to the "standard". Able to see the letter much better.

    Bernd
    Last edited by Bernd; 11-28-2021, 11:50 AM.
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    As an alternative, I've also found it useful to click on the "latest Activity" button. It appears in different places depending on whether you're using a windows or mobile device.

    All a matter of taste and preference.

    Mike

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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • #3
      Morning Bernd & Mike,
      I dig this new forum as it buffers lost info. I sometimes just click on the users name if I'm searching recent entries.

      I find adding photos still kind of painful. My photos always seem to trump the text.

      Philip
      Philip

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Philip View Post
        Morning Bernd & Mike,
        I dig this new forum as it buffers lost info. I sometimes just click on the users name if I'm searching recent entries.

        I find adding photos still kind of painful. My photos always seem to trump the text.

        Philip
        Hi Philip, when you post your text, than get ready to post your pictures, click in your text area to get the flashing cursor under your text. Than post your Attachments/Pictures. Otherwise your Attachments will trump your text.

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        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          great tips fellas ! thanks

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          • #6
            Thanks guys! All your comments are useful and make using the system easier.
            Dave
            Dave

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            • #7
              I miss the feature in the previous forum where it was easier to go to the newest posts in -each thread-.

              dave
              Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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              • #8
                I use New Topics fairly often. I also click on a group heading, like Model Railroad Forums or Shop Talk. That shows all the sub-forums in that group, with a link to the most recent post in each sub-forum.
                James

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