Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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    What is the file size limit for uploaded files?
    • Up to 10 files can be uploaded per post
    • Individual files cannot exceed 2 MB
    • Certain file types are not accepted
     


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    How do I put text copied from an MSM article into a quote box?
    • Paste the text into the reply box
    • Select (highlight) all the quoted text
    • Click the button "Insert..."
    • Select "Quote"
    • This will add code to the beginning and end of the text so it will display as a quote box. It will look like this, but without the "$" symbol:
      • [QUOTE$] text from article here [/QUOTE$]
    • You can also type these quote tags manually if preferred
     
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    How do I quote only part of a post?
    • Highlight the text you want to reply to, and click "+Quote" to include it in multi-quote or "Reply" to reply to it immediately.
     
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    How do I embed a linked video into a post?
    • In the reply box, click on the "media" icon
    • Enter the URL for the video (daily motion, facebook, youtube, vimeo, etc)
    • Click "embed"
     
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    Can other users see that I'm "online"?
    • If you enable "show online status", others will see a green indicator on your avatar when you're online:
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    • Click your username in the top right to open the user settings menu. To let others see when you are online, check the box "show online status".
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    Can other users see what I'm reading/posting?
    • If you enable "Show your current activity", others will be able to see what you are currently viewing or last viewed.
    • Click your username in the top right and select "Privacy" from the menu. To let others see your activity, check the box "Show your current activity".
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    What if I don't want my birthday to be shared?
    • Click your username in the top right and select "Privacy" from the menu. To hide your birthday, uncheck "Show day and month of birth" and/or "Show year of birth".
     
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    Can any user contact me via Conversation?
    • You can limit who can start a Conversation with you in your Privacy settings. There are two options:
      • "Members Only" (all WS members)
      • "People You Follow Only"
     
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    How do I change my username?
    • Username changes are not commonly granted, but if you have a compelling reason to change your username reach out to a Mod via PM or by reporting on a post.
     
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    How do I change my avatar (icon / picture)?
    • Click your username in the top right menu and select "Personal Details". Click your current avatar to upload a new one.
    • It is recommended to use an image that is 100 x 100 pixels. "Paint" is an example of a program you can use to resize your image.
     
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    How do I change what it says under my username?
    • In the top right of the webpage, click your username
    • In the pop-up window, click "Personal Details"
    • This takes you to a page where you can change a couple things:
      • "Status" - This is text only visible on your profile, not visible on your posts in the threads.
      • "Custom Title" - This is the text below your avatar on your posts. The defaults are "New Member", "Member", "Well-known Member". You will also see "Moderator", "Verified Expert", "Verified Insider" etc. You can set your own if you choose.
     
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    How do I change my email settings? (ex. disable emails for every post on watched threads)
    • In upper right corner, click your username
    • In the pop-up window, click on "contact details"
    • This takes you to a page where you can adjust your settings and save
     
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    Where are the old smilies/emoticons?
    • The old smilies are no longer available.
    • Here is a webpage with a variety of emoticons which can be used: Emoticons | emoticons | Emoticoner.com
    • Option 1: Right click, copy image, paste into reply box
    • Option 2: Right click, copy address, use image button to embed in reply box
     
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    Where did all my "likes" go?
    • When we moved to this new forum all the "likes" were reset.
     
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    Is there an option to change the color scheme?
    • Not at this time.
     
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    Can I still use Tapatalk, or is there another app I can use?
    • The new platform is not compatible with Tapatalk or other mobile apps. This platform is designed to adapt to the device being used so you have a similar browsing experience on any device.
     
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    Can we still customize the number of posts per page?
    • No, the number of posts per page is now "locked" at 20. Larger page loads were causing sluggish performance.
     
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    How do I get to a specific page number? There used to be a dropdown box to select a page number.
    • You can use the <-- and --> buttons in the page number list to jump a few pages at a time until you reach the desired page.
     
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    Is there still an "ignore thread" or "hide thread" option?
    • No, there is not an option to ignore or hide a thread. The new platform is based on watching what you are interested in rather than hiding what you aren't interested in.
     
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    Is there still a way to see which members and guests are 'viewing this thread'?
    • No, the thread-specific viewer statistics are not available.
    • You can see the overall number of members, guests, and "robots" on Websleuths (see this post about robots).
     
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