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userPJay
Posted: 6 June 2017 7:24 PM
Subject: ALL FORUM MEMBERS - PLEASE READ
 
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I notice on responses to new(ish) members’ queries that people with a mine of knowledge who reply often have to ask for basic details (eg. make, model, age) the motorhome that the questioner has.

Would it not be a good idea to change the Profile questions? Don't need e-mail or a lot of the other Profile questions, but is helpful to have the basic info. I.E as above plus a location?

Maybe the people who have the "power" could ask for these changes?

This is not personal data, just helpful info, which would assist . I know some have not got motorhomes, so this would have to have some sort of answer ( potential buyer!)

Thoughts ?
PJay


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Added by Derek Uzzell (Forum Moderator)


IDENTIFYING YOUR MOTORHOME

May I ask forum-members (new or long-standing) who participate on this forum to use the “Forums Control Panel” feature and provide in the ”Location” box of their Profile basic details of the motorhome they own (if they actually own one of course!) Make, exact model and year of manufacture should be enough - use your initiative.

A forum-member’s Profile allows creation of a ‘signature’ that has the potential to appear beneath every posting that the member makes, and some members have included details of their motorhome within their signature. This is not the best place to provide that information, however, as the Profile also includes a YES/NO option "View other people's signatures?” and this option defaults to NO.

Sampling postings suggests that most forum-members do not create a signature and, although it is not practicable to identify how many forum-members deliberately choose not to view other people’s signatures, as NO is is the default choice it’s likely that, if you do create a signature, your signature will be invisible. Feel free to create wondrous/hilarious/profound signatures, but keep in mind that most forum-members probably won’t see them and, if your motorhome details are embedded in your signature, they won’t see those details either.

Some forum-members put motorhome identification data in their Profile’s “Interests” box. This is OK, but it still means that, if a motorhome has not been identified in a posting, the forum-member’s Profile needs to be looked at in the hope that the information may be present there. Exploiting the Profile’s “Location” box avoids this.

So, if you are happy to provide your current motorhome’s basic details (and obviously you don’t HAVE to do this!) it’s best to use your Profile’s “Location” box as the information you put in that box will always be visible on your postings.

(It would also be worth forum-members checking their Profile for accuracy, as some of the information I’ve seen (like email addresses and website-related entries) on Profiles is clearly incorrect.)
userKeithl
Posted: 6 June 2017 7:51 PM
Subject: RE: New Members
 


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Totally agree Pauline, I'm often one asking for details or searching old posts to try and find info!

Unfortunately I can't make this a 'Sticky' but I'll PM Daniel and ask him if something can be done.

Keith.
userRobbo
Posted: 6 June 2017 9:06 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 
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Agree Pauline.

And, it would be good if some of the existing members could spend a few minutes to update their profile, as suggested
userPJay
Posted: 6 June 2017 11:37 PM
Subject: RE: New Members
 
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Keithl - 2017-06-06 7:51 PM

Totally agree Pauline, I'm often one asking for details or searching old posts to try and find info!

Unfortunately I can't make this a 'Sticky' but I'll PM Daniel and ask him if something can be done.

Keith.



Thanks Keith. Hope you get some response
. It must only be a simple change, for the tech people at MMM?
AND it would certainly be of use to others , who may want to get in touch with like minded van owners?
P
userLen Salisbury
Posted: 7 June 2017 8:34 AM
Subject: RE: New Members
 
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I've just updated my profile using Control Panel top of this page inserting location and MH details like Derek has done.
userWhiteCheyenneMan
Posted: 7 June 2017 11:09 AM
Subject: RE: New Members
 


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Len Salisbury - 2017-06-07 8:34 AMI've just updated my profile using Control Panel top of this page inserting location and MH details like Derek has done.
 Done
usersniffy
Posted: 7 June 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 
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As somepne who has erred in this regard, I too have hot-footed it to the control panel and put the detaila in on the "Location" box.

sniffy
userKeithl
Posted: 9 June 2017 7:21 AM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 


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And now a 'Sticky' thanks to Daniel.

Keith.
userViolet1956
Posted: 2 July 2017 7:59 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 


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You make a good point Pauline. However I used to have a full profile with van and location details etc. I deleted it after being described by a mod in a way in which I found a tad derogatory. The only way to get rid of the description was to remove all of my profile. So, as long as nobody decides to add anything to the description of someone such as "lives on the forums" etc I would be happy to amend my profile to include whatever the kind and helpful people on this forum need to know in order to help them answer any questions I have. Perhaps extending the courtesy of checking whether a member was happy with any description that it is proposed will be applied to them would avoid this phenomenon.

Veronica
userPJay
Posted: 3 July 2017 9:19 AM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 
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Violet1956 - 2017-07-02 7:59 PM

You make a good point Pauline. However I used to have a full profile with van and location details etc. I deleted it after being described by a mod in a way in which I found a tad derogatory. The only way to get rid of the description was to remove all of my profile. So, as long as nobody decides to add anything to the description of someone such as "lives on the forums" etc I would be happy to amend my profile to include whatever the kind and helpful people on this forum need to know in order to help them answer any questions I have. Perhaps extending the courtesy of checking whether a member was happy with any description that it is proposed will be applied to them would avoid this phenomenon.

Veronica


I don't think the "descriptions" where meant to be derogatory , BUT do agree I can not see the point in them
The number of posts made by a poster indicates how much one contributes! Though in some cases not always helpful!
The very few "technical" helpful people (you know who they are) could have the "master" monica maybe?

The van description is helpful though in that any one with the same or simalar , can gain knowledge from replies , also location helps when suggesting local suppliers
Maybe you take offence too easily ? Just don't let the controversial posters (again, you know who ) get to you Life's TOO short , CAPE DIEM !!
(My rusty Latin , learn't a very long time ago!!)

PJay
userViolet1956
Posted: 3 July 2017 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 


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PJay - 2017-07-03 9:19 AM

Violet1956 - 2017-07-02 7:59 PM

You make a good point Pauline. However I used to have a full profile with van and location details etc. I deleted it after being described by a mod in a way in which I found a tad derogatory. The only way to get rid of the description was to remove all of my profile. So, as long as nobody decides to add anything to the description of someone such as "lives on the forums" etc I would be happy to amend my profile to include whatever the kind and helpful people on this forum need to know in order to help them answer any questions I have. Perhaps extending the courtesy of checking whether a member was happy with any description that it is proposed will be applied to them would avoid this phenomenon.

Veronica


I don't think the "descriptions" where meant to be derogatory , BUT do agree I can not see the point in them
The number of posts made by a poster indicates how much one contributes! Though in some cases not always helpful!
The very few "technical" helpful people (you know who they are) could have the "master" monica maybe?

The van description is helpful though in that any one with the same or simalar , can gain knowledge from replies , also location helps when suggesting local suppliers
Maybe you take offence too easily ? Just don't let the controversial posters (again, you know who ) get to you Life's TOO short , CAPE DIEM !!
(My rusty Latin , learn't a very long time ago!!)

PJay


I'll make an effort to lighten up
userBarcobird
Posted: 10 July 2017 9:56 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 


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I have listed my vehicle under my signature so it's always at the bottom of every post

(Anything put in a forum-meember’s ‘signature’ will not be visible on their postings if another forum-member (like me!) has deliberately chosen not to view signatures. For providing always-visible motothome identification information, put that information in the “Location” field.

Added by Derek Uzzell)
userKeithl
Posted: 10 July 2017 10:35 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 


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Violet1956 - 2017-07-02 7:59 PM

You make a good point Pauline. However I used to have a full profile with van and location details etc. I deleted it after being described by a mod in a way in which I found a tad derogatory.

Veronica


Hi Veronica,

As PJay has already explained, the 'Rank' is automatically assigned by the forum software depending on how many posts you have made and how long since you first registered.

These ranks where changed by Duncan when he was the forum moderator, probably a year or so ago.

This is the full list of ranks and posts/days that he set:

Just joined - 0/0
Having a look around - 20/30
Liking what I've found - 40/30
Pops in from time to time - 75/60
Keeps coming back for more - 125/80
Gets involved - 200/100
A posting machine - 300/100
Has lots to offer - 400/100
Lives on the forums - 500/120
Pillar of the forums - 600/140
Treasured contributor - 800/160
Epic contributor - 1000/200
Forum master - 2000/240
Lord of the posts - 5000/240
Legendary contributor - 7500/365
The special one - 10000/360
Walks with the gods - 15000/360

If you do not like a specific rank that has been assigned to your forum 'score' perhaps you could PM or email our new moderator (Daniel) and ask him to change it (or do as you have already done and simply hide it!).

Keith.
userViolet1956
Posted: 10 July 2017 11:19 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 


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Thanks for the explanation Keith. I really do need to lighten up as I said earlier. I suppose it was due to my shame at looking in so much and posting rather than doing my work. I so enjoy the forum and appreciate all the work people like you do for all of us.

Veronica
userElegsabiff
Posted: 9 January 2018 10:37 PM
Subject: RE: New Members
 
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Ok, how do we update our profiles?

I can't even find that as an option anywhere on the screen
userLaika.brian
Posted: 9 January 2018 11:17 PM
Subject: RE: New Members
 
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Elegsabiff,

Just click "Forums Control Panel” from the list at the top , I have shown the complete list below starting on the left of the screen and going across. see snip .





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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 10 January 2018 7:09 AM
Subject: RE: New Members
 


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Also see this forum thread

http://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Providing-details-of-the-motorhome-you-own/48428/
usersandalwood
Posted: 23 February 2018 4:59 PM
Subject: RE: New Members - PLEASE READ
 
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How I edit profile to put vehicle in? Went in, can’t see space fir it!
userKeithl
Posted: 23 February 2018 5:53 PM
Subject: RE: New Forum Members - PLEASE READ
 


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sandalwood - 2018-02-23 4:59 PM

How I edit profile to put vehicle in? Went in, can’t see space fir it!


Use the 'Location' box.
userKeithl
Posted: 15 January 2019 2:46 PM
Subject: RE: ALL FORUM MEMBERS - PLEASE READ
 


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And a reminder to new forum members, and some old ones as well...

The 'Website address' field on the Forums Control Panel does not mean your home address but the URL of your website if you have a personal website.

If in doubt leave it blank!

Keith.
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