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Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by schmism, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were did all the forum options go?

    threads per page
    posts per page
    show avatars
    show signatures
    show locations/details
    use "_____" style

    use HTLM formating in responses


    you know... the options?
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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  3. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Do you mean you are missing the `formatting' menu bar above post entry field?
    Or do you mean the options available when you click on MY PROFILE at top R of screen and then Edit Profile options?
    Or neither?
     
  4. elmhurst

    elmhurst New Egg

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    Sounds like you are talking about things in your profile. Some of them, like choices to show/hide avatars and signatures, are in your profile under edit account details. You won't have a choice to change the threads or posts per page. We have a choice between BBC code and Rich Test for our posts, but not HTML that I see.

    More options are available for paid membership members:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/byc-memberships-help-support-backyardchickens
     

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