Help with the Websleuths Frequently Asked Questions List

Discussion in 'Welcome To Websleuths' started by Tricia, Sep 4, 2018.

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I don't have a delete draft option either that I can see. I have no clue why this is set up this way. The only thing to do is type in the word "delete" and hit post. It's silly I know but that's the best advice I can give.

    Also this is what I will put as an answer to the FAQ "Can we delete a draft".
     
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  2. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Thats it---thank You both!!!!!
     
  3. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    I haven’t seen the Warning Points, Permanent Warning points and Time out system mentioned here yet as a FAQ to be answered. Since there have been a multitude of posts asking how it works on the Welcome threads, I think this system qualifies as a FAQ to be addressed, if not here, then ideally on a separate thread of it’s own.
     
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  4. vlpate

    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    Bumping this up in case there are any other Q & A's. Just learning to navigate and this has been helpful.
     
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    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    On WS?
     
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  6. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    Tricia, you're an absolute classic. I've just had the biggest laugh. [​IMG]
     
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  7. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    While you can't delete people who choose to follow you, the following may help.

    Try hovering on your User Name on the orange box at the top of your screen.
    Click People You Ignore. Enter their user name and click Select changes. You won't see their posts but if other members are quoting them, the quote will appear above the person replying. Just view the reply and ignore the quote.

    From the same drop down box that appears under your User Name go to Settings and select Privacy. Make sure Show your online status and Show your current activity are not ticked.
     
  8. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    In the top right hand side of the page, I can see the list of members and guests that are online, but I've noticed that there is a rather high number of robots on as well. At the moment, it is posting: Total: 792 (members: 187, guests: 483, robots: 122).

    What are the robots, and should I be concerned?
     
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    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Basically, robots are what search engines use to crawl (read) websites so the information on the pages of the websites show up when you search Google, Bing, Yahoo etc...

    What are web search robots, and how do they affect me?
     
  10. kas

    kas Active Member

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    Is there a way to change my member name?
     
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  11. Jim_M

    Jim_M Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if this might be covered elsewhere. My Updates section (Box?) went away on the right hand side of my screen. This is on a desktop running Firefox, under Windows 7. The 'Section' listed the most recent updates to any/all forum postings. The 3 columns (from a poor memory) were, 'Updates', 'Recent Threads', and 'Recent Thread Updates.' Something like that. Did something get updated? Or perhaps this is a random issue? Any thoughts, or similar experiences?
     
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    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    I noticed it was gone yesterday and it’s still not there today.
     
  13. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    I am lost without this feature. I am praying hard that it comes back soon.
     
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    Sprockett7701 Well-Known Member

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    What can be linked in threads?

    Especially around Facebook...
     
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    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    Unfortunately, it seems that it is not coming back until further notice (info from now locked Welcome to Websleuths thread). It saddens me greatly because that was the #1 function I used on this site. But maybe it is for the best that I just stop spending time here. Trying to somehow find the positive in it. It actually really depresses me to be honest. This site for the last 8 or 9 years has been a daily reprieve from life for me. I am really going to miss it. I will sporadically check in to see if it is brought back. Godspeed to all of you lovely people.
     
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    Auntie Cipation Context Matters.

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    Doesn't the "new posts" button function essentially the same way?
     
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    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    1&2&3 Well-Known Member

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    100% agree. This has been repeatedly asked since the new software was installed, and we are still waiting for answers.
    Please take the time to explain this crucial information to all the WS members. Looking forward to learning how all this works.
     
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    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    It was (sort of) explained in a thread in the parking lot. Link is https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/time-out-points-and-banning-explanations.391487/page-3
     
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