Tips And Tricks For Using This Forum

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#1
Please kindly post any tips or tricks you have learned using this forum - we all need to learn

Kindest

Neil
 
L

Lindsey Gill

#2
I fell at the first hurdle trying to log in. Apparently user name and password must all be lower case.
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#3
Hi Lindsey,

I am afraid that is our restriction not that of Xenforo. The point is that the login is case sensitive. Because we want to try and avoid the case issue we are asking for logins to be lower case.

Kindest

Neil
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#4
Go into your profile (top left of menu bar), select preferences/settings and tick "automatically watch threads... and receive email...." see below. That will mean that when you create a thread you will automatically receive a reply.

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John Wood

John Wood
Member
Boat name
MORNINGAFTER
Berth
Cowes
Boat type
Moody 376
Cruising area
Channel
#5
Hi, technology appears to have left me behind again, I am not receiving email updates of postings and at present not certain how to post , having said that have not read all the instructions ,
Best Wishes , John
 

John Oldham

John Oldham
Member
Boat name
ELLEN MARVEL
Berth
Plymouth YH
Boat type
Moody 36(90s)
Cruising area
South west
#6
Neil,

Is it possible to insert a table using the new system. I pasted a table from word (after saving in html format), but when I saved the post, all the table formatting was deleted. I resorted to attaching a pdf in the end but it would be nice if tables were possible in the body of a post.

John
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#7
Hi John,

I have just tried doing this by embedding html and it doesn't work, so I think the answer is no.

Xenforo will be doing a major update by the end of the year and it will include a better text editor. It may be that I can find a better editor as an add on, and I will keep an eye out, but don't hold your breath!

Kindest

Neil
 

John Oldham

John Oldham
Member
Boat name
ELLEN MARVEL
Berth
Plymouth YH
Boat type
Moody 36(90s)
Cruising area
South west
#8
Neil,

Don't know what CMS is being used, but I manage a website built with Joomla and that has an editor that does cope with tables, so it is possible. I will try and find out what it is.

John
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#9
John it is not a CMS like Joomla, but a proprietary bulletin board technology.

V 1.2 will feature a better editor, but will still not include tables. This is because the forum stores BB codes not raw html codes. Sorry.

Kindest

Neil
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#11
Hi Hugh,

Thanks for finding this. I have had a look and it fails for me on several counts:
1) It is very beta indeed
2) It uses BB code not html - this is the problem with BB technology
3) Training members to use it would be a nightmare given the complexity - it is not "cut and paste" compliant!

A great try - thanks so much, but we need to think again at the moment

Kindest

Neil
 

Hugh DR Evans

Hugh DR Evans
Member
Boat name
SOLSTICE
Berth
Enkhuizen
Boat type
Moody 38 CC
Cruising area
Ijsselmeer
#12
Ah well, then I'd recommend to the users that tables are either ASCII encoded (using [code]..[/code]) , or uploaded as a screen shot. Neither's a great replacement for an in-line table, but to be honest, the number of tables to be uploaded is pretty small.

For example:
Code:
column 1          column 2
row 1             row 1
row 2             row 2
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#13
Hi Hugh,

It ok for us, but I am worried about the average member!

Kindest

Neil
 

Dick Holness

Dick Holness
Member
GC Support Team
Boat name
CANTATA
Berth
East Coast
Boat type
Moody 36(90s)
Cruising area
East Coast France Belgium Holland
#14
Having got the hang of specifying the 'alerts' that I want, I notice that the system saves a history of 'received alerts'. I would have thought there would be a way of either actively deleting them, or setting a parameter that deletes them after a period, or somesuch. However I can't see any option other than to let them accumulate for ever. Or am I missing something?
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#15
Dick I set it to disappear automatically once read after about a day. It should all go honestly! Let me know if you have problems

Kindest

Neil
 

Roger Smith

Roger Smith
Member
Boat name
SABRE
Berth
Bradwell-on-Sea
Boat type
Moody 31 MkII
Cruising area
East Coast & N Europe
#16
This software is generally very good but why does it sometimes give a warning that the resource limit has been reached and tells you to try again later. A bit annoying when you just typed a reply!
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#17
Roger,

It is nothing to do with the software.

That seems to happen when I am doing backups.

I do this because we lost the forum through what may have been malicious hacking, although it has not been proved. Being of a nervous disposition, I now do backups up to 3 times a day until the cause of the first outage can be established.

It is a bit more nerve wracking then loosing the odd typed post!

Kindest

Neil
 

Roger Smith

Roger Smith
Member
Boat name
SABRE
Berth
Bradwell-on-Sea
Boat type
Moody 31 MkII
Cruising area
East Coast & N Europe
#18
Thanks Neil. Keep up the good work
 
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Russ Altendorff

#19
Dear Neil

I just thought I would compliment you and everyone else that put effort into creating the new Forum.

Fantastic job - well done - and thank you !

Kind regards
Russ
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#20
Most kind Russ
 

Paul Mear

Paul Mear
Member
Boat name
GUSTO
Berth
Shotley Marina
Boat type
Moody 31 MkI
Cruising area
East Coast
#21
Neil,
Email notifications for new threads do not contain the thread's subject in the email title but the replies do. Would it be possible to include the subject of the (new) thread in the Email title?

Thanks,

Paul
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#22
Hi Paul,

It may be possible to hack the php, but I will upgrade us to a newer version in Sept, so am holding off doing his kind of thing now. The other reason is that I am sailing!

Kind regards

Neil
 
M

Michael Whittle

#23
Morning, Neil

Do you know if any future upgrade will include a specific template for mobile devices?

InfoExchange is addictive, and I often use my phone for it, so it would be a very useful option to have an information layout tailored for mobile devices.

Regards


Michael
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#24
Hi Michael,

Yes there is rumour to that effect, I will try and put it in if it looks ok.

Which kind of mobile do you use?
 
M

Michael Whittle

#25
Hi Neil,

Primarily iPhone 5, but I also use my iPad which is fine with the desktop style.

Mobile specific view isn't a big deal, but I imagine if you have access to analytics on traffic to the domain there might be an identifiable mobile device audience, and it may be worth implementing if any future mobile functionality looks OK.

Regards

Michael
 

Hugh DR Evans

Hugh DR Evans
Member
Boat name
SOLSTICE
Berth
Enkhuizen
Boat type
Moody 38 CC
Cruising area
Ijsselmeer
#26
Hi Michael/Neil,

I tend to strongly prefer android, but it shouldn't make any difference as it's the layout of the pages that's important. I agree with Neil, I tend to browse the forums by phone or tablet, and less so from the laptop - it's a matter of what's immediately available.

But the principle requirements for a mobile template is generic between all the smart phone types: cut the fancy bits, simplify the interface (think pudgy fingers on small screens) and only put the important content on the screen in a font that's legible (or at least configurable). So I wouldn't waste time on investigating the types of mobiles too much.

Would be very happy to help out.
Hugh
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#27
I think there are responsive templates in v 1.2.2 but I must make sure the CSS maintains a reasonable width for non mobile devices - but we all know that that is easy - normally!

The reason I asked about which make of phone is that Apple rather neatly shrink pages but I don't know about the other OSs

I won't upgrade until we have returned from the boat in a couple of weeks

Kindest

Neil
 
M

Michael Whittle

#28
Sounds good, Neil.

All you need to work on now is stirring up an Apple-esque pre-release frenzy to have us salivating for weeks...!

Regards


Michael
 
N

Neil Eccles (test member)

#29
This is a test to check emails - all please ignore but let me know if you receive a notification please
 

Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett
Member
Boat name
WHITE STAR
Berth
Fishing Bay Harbor Marina
Boat type
Moody 46
Cruising area
Chesapeake Bay, Usa
#30
I received notice via e-mail.

Michael
 
S

Steve Hoskins

#32
Please kindly post any tips or tricks you have learned using this forum - we all need to learn

Kindest

Neil
I have posted several
Please kindly post any tips or tricks you have learned using this forum - we all need to learn

Kindest

Neil
I have posted several items in the MOA Forums in the past, and now want to post another. However, despite searching high and low, I haven't been able to find a link to let me do that ...... please help !
 

Richard Black

Richard Black
Member
Boat name
Platero
Berth
Rota, Spain
Boat type
Moody Eclipse 33
Cruising area
Cadiz Bay
#33
Is there some secret to be able to go to the forum of your own boat. I'd like to see posts for the Eclipse 33 and haven't found a way to make just those posts show up. I'll check my default browsing settings and see if there is something there......
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#34
Hi Richard - it all works fine on computers and tablets, message me with your problem or phone number to discuss

Kindest

Neil
 

Neil Eccles

Neil Eccles
Member
General Committee
GC Support Team
MOA Position
Website Editor
Boat name
CUTAWAY
Berth
Vannes
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
#36
Hi Paul,

The thread you quote is from our old system, however some of the images were saved and I have laboured long to restore them. Have a look now!

Let me know about others you need

Kindest

Neil
 

Paul Towlson

Paul Towlson
Member
Boat name
AKEMI
Berth
Chichester Marina
Boat type
Moody 425
Cruising area
Solent
#37
Hi Neil,
thank you very much for this, and I hope you didn't labour too long! The battery thread makes more sense now. I have a number of improvements to make on the boat (bought last October) so the discussions and contributions on the forum are extremely useful and interesting. Hopefully I will also be able to contribute soon.
regards
Paul
 

David Ellis

David Ellis
Member
Boat name
POSSIBLY
Berth
Parkstone YC
Boat type
Moody 35
Cruising area
South Coast
#38
Hi Neil
How do I navigate to area which used to house all the Moody boat specs?
David
 

Dick Holness

Dick Holness
Member
GC Support Team
Boat name
CANTATA
Berth
East Coast
Boat type
Moody 36(90s)
Cruising area
East Coast France Belgium Holland
#39
David, click on the area of the banner where it shows 'Moody Owners Association' and the Moody flag. This will bring up the main home page. Then click on 'Home' at the l/hand end of that page's tool bar. The drop-down menu which appears includes a link to the Moody archive.
 

David Ellis

David Ellis
Member
Boat name
POSSIBLY
Berth
Parkstone YC
Boat type
Moody 35
Cruising area
South Coast
#40
Dick
Thanks!

David
 
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