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Is there a spellcheck facility with the new forum? Six-cylinder says there was with the old version and he found it useful, but couldn't find one on this new one...

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Iv always had a spell checker function on my Machine? (which is website agnostic)  in that if i spelt a word wrong id get a squiggly red line under that I could then right click and OS X would recommend a correct spelling for me (or at least try to! my spelling is pretty horrible LOL)

im using chrome as my web browser btw

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Yeah, spellcheck will be a local browser thing rather than a forum code thing I feel. I can't find anything in the editor that does it but using Chrome, if I right-click the edit window I get Spellcheck options and if I really skroo a word up it underlines it in red. That's Chrome doing it.

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Preview. Who wanted preview? I've just found the preview button on the end of the toolbar, gives you desktop/tablet/phone previews.

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Well spotted, just tried it and it works. It was probably there all along but we didn't notice. 

Must admit I wasn't particularly happy when the new forum arrived, it seemed less user friendly and a backward step but with a few tweeks from you and us lot getting used to it, it seems completely normal now. So thanks again for all the hard work that I can't even begin to imagine what it entailed. Cheers. 

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I can't get on here on my PC.The message says "A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher site.This is likely to be caused when the server needs Rc4,which is no longer considered secure"

Any ideas?,I'm using Google Chrome.

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5 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

I can't get on here on my PC.The message says "A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher site.This is likely to be caused when the server needs Rc4,which is no longer considered secure"

Any ideas?,I'm using Google Chrome.

No idea! First I've heard of that too.

I'll pass that one over to @Slartibartfast as he's definitely more in the know when it comes to servers and stuff. On the plus side I just realised you can type @ and then someone's username to tag them :) 

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15 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

I can't get on here on my PC.The message says "A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher site.This is likely to be caused when the server needs Rc4,which is no longer considered secure"

Any ideas?,I'm using Google Chrome.

Which Operating System are you using, and which version of Chrome?

The server running AS does not support RC4 - so its likely you're on an outdated OS or version of Chrome. Check your date/time is set correctly too.

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11 hours ago, GBJ said:

Is there a way to see who is online?

Not sure there is, did anyone even use that feature previously? I think it was an add-on and the docs I can find suggest it causes high server load so it's disabled by default.

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12 hours ago, Jim Bell said:

Is there a simple way of finding threads you've started? It just used to be under Find Content - Topics only in your profile. 

Click on the "Activity" button under the autoshite logo, one of the streams is your own content

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:huh:

Sorry if I missed it but when wanting to insert a smiley it places it in the top left hand corner rather than where the cursor is.  How might I change this please ..to drop in where the cursor is, as it used to ?

No option of serif fonts.  Might that happen in due course or am I rum out of luck ? 

Thanks chaps,

Bfg

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On 5/14/2019 at 11:12 AM, Pillock said:

Not sure there is, did anyone even use that feature previously? I think it was an add-on and the docs I can find suggest it causes high server load so it's disabled by default.

I did- well it basically just had a list at the bottom of the page in question that was visible- but it brought a sense of community to a visit and for the curious who also was reading posts at 3.40am!

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1 hour ago, HMC said:

I did- well it basically just had a list at the bottom of the page in question that was visible- but it brought a sense of community to a visit and for the curious who also was reading posts at 3.40am!

It was quite funny coming downstairs at stupid o'clock because you couldn't sleep and finding there was 15+ members on line.

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Yeah, I quite liked the "who's online" function too, both for the overall forum and for individual threads - both for the general sense of vicarious companionship from knowing there were other people also reading about rubbish cars at 3.10 a.m, and also because there are a helluva lot of members who seldom/never post or comment but are often online. I wouldn't otherwise have known their usernames at all.

For those with a vague knowledge of JK Rowling's oeuvre, it was kind of analogous to a Marauder's Map for Shiters in terms of knowing where people were located at a given moment. Far from essential, but kinda fun.

Still, if it's overly data-hungry, then I s'pose I can live without it.

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