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Talk Jesus for Dumbies

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Eddy Fire, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. #1 Eddy Fire, Mar 20, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
    Talk Jesus for Dummies

    Hi Chad,

    how about a post or sticky or tutorial or video or something:
    Talk Jesus for Dummies
    or something similar?

    Dummies means those like me who are new who have to try to work out some of the editing bits and other things here.

    for example:
    what are trackbacks and how to use them?
    It too k me a while to work out that the little blue arrow next to a name in the list of threads is to go to the last post
    how do you multi-quote and the other options in replying/

    also notice that some people remove part of their quoted passage and in so doing also take off the end [/QUOTE]

    then there is the problem of how to remove a link if you have under 100 posts

    also if you 'Go Advanced' you get to preview your post and do other editing bits

    there are other things too but don't come to mind now and probably a few I haven't noticed yet?

    I know that a lot of it is simple document sort of stuff, but some is specific to Talk Jesus and then there are always dummies like me!

    edit note:
    I edited the text where I spelled dummies as dumbies as it reads in the thread title - sort of proves what a dummy I am!
  2. Don't think you are being ignored Eddy Fire! I saw your post a couple days ago, I have just been contemplating it.

    I made a tutorial for computer class way back in 9th grade using pictures I took with the print screen/screen shot button on the keyboard.
    I will play around with it again and see what I can come up with. Sometimes it takes me awhile to get the hang of something I haven't used in a long time.
    I don't know what some of these features are myself because I don't use them, but you asked how to multi quote and I can try to make the first tutorial about that.
  3. I'll be more than happy to do this. If everyone wants to chip in with their questions about the features, I'll combine them into an easy read thread for future reference. Keep in mind there is the FAQ as well which answers just about every question there.

    Trackbacks disabled as it's purposeless.
  4. #4 farout, Mar 22, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
    Chad I would be the first to sing np for such a Dummy's class. Like a picture by picture on how to start a thread. ( still can't do it) and most of all a spell check whould be sucg a blessing.
  5. #5 Eddy Fire, Mar 23, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015

    it was a thought and so I thought again and posted the idea
    and I agree Chad, the FAQ shouldn't be overlooked.
    and as for the ha ha ha's, farout - you missed a couple more friend!
    love and peace in Jesus
  6. go to the main page for the forum section, farout, like for instance here:

    and you should see a black and blue rectangular box on the left hand side a bit like the reply to post button.
    It says - Post New Thread
    click on it and as with the reply to posts action it opens you to a blank writing thing and you write your stuff there
    when you're done, down the bottom right a button - submit (I think???) same as for a reply to a post. click on it and you're done
    I think you can preview what you wrote first with another button on the left???
    Don't forget the title and you can add tags if you want
    tags are optional as it will choose some itself, so don't worry about that bit
    also I noticed if you don't put a title in, a message comes up reminding you to.
    might help
    love and peace in Jesus
  7. Thanks Eddy Fire, I have made two thread's, Praise theLord!

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