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Technical Difficulties

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    • #2155
      web admin
      Keymaster

      Use this thread to post questions regarding technical difficulties.

    • #2187
      audiobooklover
      Participant

      Not really a technical difficulty, just a question. Is there a way to see which threads have new posts since your last visit, as there was on the previous forum?

    • #2192
      web admin
      Keymaster

      OK, well it doesn’t work quite as easily as on our old forum, but I added a plug-in to help in this. Alas, it doesn’t track your last log-in, but at least you can find the most recent posts… I hope. There should now be a menu bar at the top of the screen when you’re logged in. It will let you see the latest posts along with a couple other options.
      Forum Menu Screen Shot

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by web admin.
      • #2204
        audiobooklover
        Participant

        Thanks! I think Topics Freshness is what I want, at least as far as I can tell right now.

      • #2215
        Bigmama
        Participant

        Dawn, is there an easy way to change my screen name? I have always been Bigmama but when I had to register with the new board I had to change the name for some reason to beverlybat.

      • #2217
        Bigmama
        Participant

        Never mind! I actually figured it out! You can teach an old dog new tricks! 😉 Now if I can just figure out how to increase the font size!

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Bigmama.
      • #2224
        Bigmama
        Participant

        Dawn, how do I increase the font size on the threads?

    • #2226
      web admin
      Keymaster

      Hi Bigmama! I’m working on the text size issue. It requires installing another layer of software, and sadly there’s no way to test it out in advance. So I’m installing and crossing fingers!

    • #2227
      web admin
      Keymaster

      Well, somehow the plug-in allowed me to make the font bigger on the first forum page, but when you click on a topic, it goes back to the smaller size.

      Unfortunately, the way WordPress works is that you install different components of software, and they give you only limited control. I will have to look further into this. In the meantime, you can use the old-fashioned method:

      In you browser menu, select View and then Zoom in. You might have to do that a few times to get it big enough.

      • #2228
        Bigmama
        Participant

        I finally went into the setting on my computer and went to the Ease of Access area and was able to increase the font size.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Bigmama.
    • #2236
      aquasam
      Participant

      Are we able to go back and edit our old posts? Thanks!

      • #2244
        web admin
        Keymaster

        Hi aquasam,

        You should see an “edit” link in the bar above your post on the far right.

        I’m not sure if that option disappears over time. Unfortunately there is no user documentation for this software, so we have only trial-and-error!

    • #2467
      crossfox21
      Participant

      From another thread:

      Hello, my name is Mike Taylor and I am a website designer and author. I noticed your website is redirecting to a pharmacy site in Google search. If you need help cleaning or maintaining this site let me know. my website is http://www.taylortownseo.com

      September 8, 2021 at 8:33 PM #2466 EDIT | REPLY | QUOTE
      crossfox21
      Participant
      I had this experience as well. There is also a spammer who started threads over two months ago that are still up – something about sunglasses. And there was the difficulty in getting back into my account here, because the login page wouldn’t accept the password reset link it sent me. Dawn might need to take a look at some of this. The Google redirect and the invalid reset link may explain in part why there is so little traffic here. Not that I miss the insanity of the TrueBlood days, but it would be nice to see more old friends and new ones as well. Beyond that, someone should be checking the site daily for spam posts. It needs to be someone tech-savvy enough to delete them, i.e. not me.

    • #2472
      Taylortown01
      Participant

      I noticed the website is still displaying pharmaceutical spam in Google search. That means the website is hacked by someone who has inserted the malicious code causing these re-directs into the website files. My company professionally cleans the malicious code and takes proactive security measures. We also do WordPress site admin, which means installing needed WP security updates.

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