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Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Jun 21st, '09, 14:08

I thought I would start up a thread here and share some tip's and tricks to enjoy forum a bit more, make it easier to read.

Here is the first tip:

Tip #1.

If you don't read all posts and threads here you end up with a bunch of post marked as unread. This will make it hard to keep up with discussions and/or replies.
If you look in top right of first page (index) you find a button called "Mark forums read".
Press this and all posts made prior this will be marked as read.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Jul 7th, '09, 12:28

Tip #2

User Control Panel = UCP

In this there is a lot of setting and preferences you can choose from to make forum a bit more personal and appealing to you.
Styles, how page is to be displayed, menage attachments etc.
It is accessed from first page (Index page).

Overview
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Jul 7th, '09, 13:08

Tip #3.

Look around and read a bit in FAQ forum and FAQ section.
It will answer 90% of the questions that come up. The rest I can help you with if you let me know.
Post in Forum information or a PM to me, I'll help as best I can.

FAQ forum:
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FAQ Section:
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Jul 12th, '09, 09:28

Tip #4.

When surfing the site it is easiest to start from index, first page.
There you can see the different categories as well as forums.

Categories.
Forums.
Subforums

The Site And It's Members
Welcome to CSCF. Subforums: FAQ, Introduce yourself.
Collections On Display Subforums: Collectors In Publications
The Life And Adventures With Chainsaws
Event's, Shows, Trip's, Visit's Etc.
Chainsaw Collecting Forum's
Chainsaw Collectors Forum. Subforums: News In Collection., Chains, Bar's, Accessories, Attachments., Sign's, Trinket's Etc, Mystery saw threads, History Articles, History Page., Bolens group, Not Yet Identifyed Chainsaws, The chainsaw diary forum, Video clips., Drag Saws.
Model's Library. Subforums: AC Lamb & son, Alpina, AS Motor (Schefenacker), Atom, Barker, Blitz, Bolens, BP-Motorenverk, CC Engineering, Clinton, Como M&T Bjerke AB, Companion, Tandsbyn's Mekaniska., David Bradly, Danarm, Dayton, Disston/Mercury Disston, Dolmar/Sachs-Dolmar., Dolpima, Druzhba, Echo, Eclipse, EIA (Edsbyns Industri AB), Elfving, Fleetwood, Hoffco, Homelite, Hornet, Husqvarna, Hyry, IEL, Indian Chainsaw MFG, Jo-Bu, John Deere, Jonsered, Komatsu Zenoah, Kreis (Nippon Kreis), Landoni, Lancaster, Lombard, Mall., McCulloch, Mitchell, Mobilco, Monark Silver King, Mono, Montgomery Wards, Norlett, Orline, Oleo Mac, Olympic., Opem, Partner, Pioneer., PM (Power Machine), Porter Cable, Reed-Prentice, Poulan., Precision Parts LTD, PPK, Remington, Rinco, Rexo, Root, Sankey Aspin, Sears, Shindaiwa, Shingu, Skil / Skilsaw/ Skilshop, Solo., Stihl, Strunk, Tanaka, Terrill, Teles, Titan, Wright, Yanmar, Models Without forum.
Literature Section
Chain Library Subforums: Atkins Chain, Blue Jet Chain, Carlton Chain, Disston Chain, McCulloch Chain, Oregon Chain, Remington Chain, Sabre Chain, Titan Chain
Illustrated Parts List. Subforum: Sites with IPL for Download.
Literature Library
Technical Forum's
Technical / Help Forum. Subforums: Technical articles forum, Technical Specifications., Restoration and Decal's., Making New Parts.
For sale/trade/Wanted/Ad's/Members stores.
For Sale/Trade. Subforums: Sugar Creek Supply, Scott's Junk Pile, Bill Gorham's Saws And Parts., CBailey's New And Used Chainsaw Parts., Sven Johnsons Store
Wanted forum.
Completely Off Topic Forum's
Off Topic.
CSCF Links

Under each forum there is a short description. This is to help us all get the stuff in right place so we find it later if needed.
Try too keep general talk out of library. It is hard enough to go thru all posts trying to find something.

CSCF is a pretty big place that has been going on for a while now so there are chances you might find a dead link or something else wrong. Please notify Admins or moderator if you do.

Learn how to use the search function. Test and try, it will be a big help I promise.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Jul 22nd, '09, 18:50

There is a function here that allow you that start a topic to "Bump" it after 10 day's.

It is a button in bottom that will allow this so you don't need to make a new post to make it go up to top of list and be marked unread.

Here is the Bump button:
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Oct 4th, '09, 08:33

If you loose your password, the forum can change and send you a new.

You click "I forgot password", were you log in, enter user name and Email, a new will be sent to you.

ucp.php?mode=sendpassword

If you still have trouble send me a mail I help you change it.

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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Nov 2nd, '09, 15:11

Tip of the week #7.

In most browsers it is possible to change how page is displayed.

Opera, Firefox and Explorer use the same feature.
Hold control key in and click + to enhance and - to decrease.
totte wrote:And one more zoom feature in Firefox: If you zoom, both text and pics are resized, if the pics become too big then, you can choose "Zoom text only" on menu View->Zoom. If that is checked only text changes size.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Dec 2nd, '09, 17:06

Tip #8

Posting.

Try to share as much as you can. That way we all benefit and have more joy out of the collections.
Pic's of saws, scan's or pic's of document and poster all contribute a lot to history.

Try to post in the category it belong to.
The forum is full of information, but it is hard to find if it is in general forums or posted wrong.
I try to post with title as clear as possible to see what content is.
That way it is easy to search later for all interested.

Posts in library that is comments and similar will be removed. This is to make it easier to find info and do research.
The library's are a great source of information and reference.
The more saws there is posted the easier it will be to compile articles and do research for all of us.
If there are not just one, but 5 or 10 saws of a model it is easy to spot differances and that will help us restore and keep saws original if so wanted.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Feb 2nd, '10, 14:22

Tip of the week #9.

Orientation tip's!

These four buttons you find in top of all pages, shortcuts that makes it easier to browse the site.
For those of us that browse entire page or just one or two forums it is esiest to start from Index (first page were all forums are listed).

There is two on left side ( View unanswered posts | View active topics) and two on right side (View new posts | View your posts).

These buttons are shortcuts that list the forum content in a certain way regardless of what forum it is in.
This following texts are same buttons so you can test each.

View unanswered posts
This show you all posts you have not answered.

View active topics
This show you were you see the topic's you are active in.

View new posts
This show you unread posts.

View your posts
This show you the posts you made.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Feb 2nd, '10, 14:38

Tip of the week #10.

Quote.

1) When you reply in a topic it is sometimes confusing what post you reply to if it is not a general reply to the topic.
In right of each post is a button that say "Quote". If you press this it will be qouted above your reply so it is clear what you reply to.

2) Other good way's to use quote is when you browse thru library were you can't reply/comment etc.
Then you click "quote", copy the hole quote wit the tag's and all. Then make a reply in a forum for discussion and insert the quote there.

3) When you see something others said or share a part of a text somewere you use the quote button.
That way it is clear it is not from you.
When you make new topic or reply the button for quote is above the text fieald were you write.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Apr 29th, '10, 16:47

Tip of the week 11.
You can sort the threads displayed in different way's.
It looks a bit different in the different styles that are optional to view forum, but in pro silver that is set as standard you have choices in bottom of page.

Display topics from previous by choosing following: Is From post date, best left as is: All posts

Sort by choosing following: Post time, Author, Replies, Subject, Views

Choosing following: Ascending or Descending.
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Re: Tip of the week.

Post by Magnus » Feb 7th, '17, 17:15

Tip of the week 12.

Serial numbers.
This is a sort of thing we hard core history collecting nerds get crazy over. To do this its great if we get as many saws in each list as possible.
One or a few collectors is not enough as these lists require a lot of saws andhelp from all collectors is needed to do this.
You may think the saw you have is so common it is of little importance, but with these lists it becomes very important.

1) To help future lists and info searchers it's a super help if serial numbers are posted in Models Library with a couple pic's of the saw.

2) To add serial number of your saw to lists is just to reply and we add it to first post were list is.
To further understand production and timeline of brands and models the serial number lists are a very powerful tool.
In these we see not only how brand evolve but also models. It helps to find out production dates, number of saws made, versions and a lot more.
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