FORUM FEATURES you can use.

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by kstaven, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Due to enquiries concerning the length of time it takes people with slower connections to load posts I would like to let all of you know there are options available if you click on your "profile" when logged in. They are located in the display option field.

    Show smilies as graphic icons

    Show user signatures.

    Show user avatars in posts.

    Show images in posts.

    Show images in user signatures.


    All these features can be turned off and on by the user in order to tailor their preferred experience here at BYC.

    Kurtis
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks for the tip "Mr. Moderator".... LOL
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Kurtis, great post and great reminder!!!

    A quick footnote on the "Show user signatures": We often get emails from members that are distracted by the signature lines while reading the forum. If this happens to you, you can simply toggle this option in your profile to hide all the signatures on the forum.

    Some of the other great forum features:

    Search Is Your Friend

    and

    Subscriptions
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Believe it or not, we have a lot of people who ask/complain about signature lines, avatars, and other things that slow the load time on their computers.
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Show images in user signatures.

    do you mean smileys or actual images? typo maybe? [​IMG]


    sweet! u guys do such a great job keepin this place so dang awesome! [​IMG]
     
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:Believe it or not, we have a lot of people who ask/complain about signature lines, avatars, and other things that slow the load time on their computers.

    yeah, i know [​IMG] dont remind me [​IMG]
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:do you mean smileys or actual images?

    Images as in the smiley images.
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    All those little smileys can cause issues with slow connections Justino. Time outs are not uncommon when forums get really busy and too many graphics are in threads and signatures. Especially for those not having fast connections available to them. I would bet that takes in 10% or more of our members.
     
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I will remove excess smilies from sig lines. FYI [​IMG]
     
  10. Thanks!!
    'Show smilies as graphic icons' has always been 'turned off' here. That option makes this forum wonderful for me. All I see is a little symbol, haha, and they are easily ignored. If it's a c&p, it still shows.
    Happily,
    Lisa
    (who detests most of those jumping around, frantic things.)
     

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