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Glasgow Boards/Forums _ Technical Support _ GG Board Tutorial For Newcomers Needed

Posted by: jockh 8th May 2011, 07:51pm

Although I am not a newcomer I recently returned to the board after a lengthy illness and found I had forgotten how to start a topic or even participate in existing topic. Is there information somewhere that I can follow to again enjoy and participate in the GG Discussion Boards??

Note, I finally noticed technical support which allowed me to post the above request.

Responses from any source will be much appreciated.

Jockh

Posted by: GG 8th May 2011, 11:39pm

Thanks Jockh, I think you raise a very valid point and, funnily enough, this was something I had been thinking about earlier today on reading some posts from new members who had commented about how difficult it was to get 'orientated' on such a big board.

I was thinking that it's not just a techinical issue, although, as you say, the practical processes for posting should be better outlined. I'm also thinking that – in addition to the board rules – there should be more information about expected board 'etiquette'.

Please leave this with me and I will have a further think.

Thanks for your post, and I would appreciate any input from other members if you have any thoughts.

GG.

Posted by: Crewsy Fixer 9th May 2011, 12:21am

Can videos be post direct on to the board rather than links.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 9th May 2011, 12:34am

Sort of. biggrin.gif



Martin ... a big help; not only for newbies, would be a topic search that gets you at least near to the topic instead of giving a 40 page list of topics which have nothing to do with what the search is about.

Posted by: Jupiter 9th May 2011, 12:42am

jockh,welcome to the boards.One thing to remember the initials GG belong to the peron who runs the boards, and very well too,I may add,contrary to the beliefs of one or two others who will quickly become apparent to you when you disagree with their points of view. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Crewsy Fixer 9th May 2011, 12:43am

Also board etiquette would be helpful, I wonder if Ive have stepped over the mark sometimes.

Urr ye no tellin how to do videos? I wouldnt do anything inappropriate.

Posted by: Elma 9th May 2011, 05:00am

I have been a member of this board for over 7 years now and have never had any difficulty finding my way around, in fact I find iit very easy compared to other boards that I hae given up on. I agree that some sort of etiquette rules would be beneficial especially with personal comments about other posters and also swearing, even with the ** inserted.

Posted by: ashfield 9th May 2011, 09:58am

GG, I think there is a need for, at least, some basic instructions on using the boards. I have lost count, for instance, the number of times someone has asked how to post a photo. Despite having been on the boards for a couple of years, I have no idea what the +multi button is for unsure.gif I also agree about making the etiquette clear as well.

Some simple guidance on the board fuctions would be very welcome.

Posted by: benny 9th May 2011, 11:31am

I didn't either, Ashfield until you mentioned it. If you place your cursor over the "Multi" button for a couple of seconds, the message comes up "toggle multiquote addition". So, I would guess it must be if you want to add more than one quote to a reply you are makings.

Posted by: Lennox 9th May 2011, 11:42am

QUOTE (ashfield @ 9th May 2011, 10:06am) *
Despite having been on the boards for a couple of years, I have no idea what the +multi button is for unsure.gif I also agree about making the etiquette clear as well.



Now there's a point , what is that button for !

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 9th May 2011, 11:45am

QUOTE (Lennox @ 9th May 2011, 11:50am) *
Now there's a point , what is that button for !

Touch it and see. laugh.gif

Posted by: zascot 9th May 2011, 01:20pm

Just pushed it and my PC disinteg r a t e d biggrin.gif

Posted by: jockh 9th May 2011, 07:16pm

Thanks for all the comments. Before we ask GG for a complete manual, please don't forget my initial request for a Beginners tutorial Re; How to access topics, how to participate in topics, how to start a new topic and board etquette.
Maybe we'll end up with Three or more manuals - Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced etc.

Thanks everyone

Posted by: Anne1 9th May 2011, 10:04pm

Anyone else having problems on here today and tonight, three times when I have tried to reply to a topic my board just froze couldnt get it to move at switched of and but reply page still there hope full ive managed to sort it now

Posted by: Rabbie 20th May 2011, 01:50am

QUOTE (Lennox @ 9th May 2011, 12:50pm) *
Now there's a point , what is that button for !



Aye, often wondered aboot that but never really bothered as it is too complicated fur me after a few wee swallies.

If ye hover yer moose over the "multi" field a tool tip will be displayed "toggle multiquote selection"

Now you can me ask me wan on particle physics or 60's music. Howeffer, as to the usage of the multi thingie, this leaves me in the dark seeking dark matter and little green men.

Maybe I should read the help files, wid help if ah could read.

laugh.gif

Posted by: Dunvegan 20th May 2011, 01:56am

I would still like to know how to post multiple images, photos, files, images etc. on one reply post????

Posted by: Rabbie 20th May 2011, 02:05am

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 9th May 2011, 12:53pm) *
Touch it and see. laugh.gif


It's painted with yellow and black diagonal stripes with a BIG red N in the middle and has a locking bar!

Ah dare ya!

<~~Cranking up the diesel houchin, me bacon roll has gone cauld.



Oh oh....opps a daisy.

Me roll is well fired and ra bacon is a wee bit crispy too.

Telt ye no to touch it and wit blithering eegit pit the power on...

<~slopes shoodurs.

Posted by: Rabbie 20th May 2011, 02:28am

QUOTE (Dunvegan @ 20th May 2011, 03:04am) *
I would still like to know how to post multiple images, photos, files, images etc. on one reply post????


There are restrictions on the file types [extensions .xxx] that can be uploaded, these are detailed in the help section.

Bearing this in mind, in general:-

When replying and wishing to add a file.

Attachments Field. <just below text editor>

1) Select File [browse, this will be your local machine] [Select] [UPLOAD]

2) Manage Current Attachments (x) [Insert] [Delete]

3) [Add Reply]

If ye mess up delete and redo, ye'll get the drift:)

Hope that helps a wee bit.

Let's see..

Oh no, no that polisboax again! Look above the Ices and Confections, there is a ghost of the past peering oot over the lace curtain, see how clean those windows are too, shining!

The wee shop between Jimmy Forrest's and Sadie's selt the most wonderful ham rolls in the world for less than a shilling, an I am talking real ham, no yon Iceland / Tesco value crepe.

I think Sadie may have been Rickie Fulton's maw, might be wrong.


 

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 20th May 2011, 09:47am

... It's painted with yellow and black diagonal stripes with a BIG red N in the middle and has a locking bar! ...

Whit ... this wan?




Oh ... sorry chiefy wub.gif

Posted by: Rabbie 20th May 2011, 10:02pm

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 20th May 2011, 10:55am) *
... It's painted with yellow and black diagonal stripes with a BIG red N in the middle and has a locking bar! ...

Whit ... this wan?




Oh ... sorry chiefy wub.gif



Hamilton, yer on Tea Bar duties fur a month, an maybe a sniff of a fitters course at the end of it! Mind, ah like plenty of mustard on my double cheese an ham rolls, mind that an we will see wit happens.

Nea kidding Tomi, on the Grimrods my Leckie crew was detailed to recover a Jet with a suspected defect on a Spec W circuit and some jumped sprog of an Occifer's idea to locate suspected defect was to power up, manually hold in the CB and override all safety protocols, ye ken.

Pump the pitot to 120 kt IAS, Flaps UP, slip the throttles to >30% shimmy the u/c oleos all with live nasties on board. Ever seen a full bore run with a cab propped up on jacks. That commissioned Eng O's fur ye, as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

What saved the day was that some rigger sprog of an SNCO unzipped a bomb bay fuel tank without checking the fuel gauges or dropping the dip stick and dropped a aboot 10 000lbs of AVTUR on the deck.. <snigger, got a light?> Findhorn Bay was a bio hazard for some time.

That Officer got king dicked with several 36" Stillsons, half throttled with a strap wrench then and was humanely promoted to Whitehall in the Rank of Honorary Group Captain, never to be heard of again thankfully.

The rigger got posted to RAF Halton in the important role as an A Fitt A/E Instructor. <Tinbasher / Spanner wanker>

My auld line cheify; a lovely auld Welsh bloke known as Taff Bryant nearly had a heart attack in his office <The Stables> when this came to light, bit he was a wise Cheif he had the Aircraft F700 with him in the pub, just for safe keeping.

Bless him, he was yer true auld school, no beret and tie man, just yer typical gobby wee Taff erk, but he managed his team well and keep the Airframe / Engines and more importantly his troops well oiled.

Taffy ken' t the Nimrod Airframe / Engine systems inside oot and we always knocked aff at dinner time on Fridays for a habitual trade training sessions. Hic, he was keech leckie as he had no idea how to plug the kettle in or change a light bulb.

It's a wonder the Squadron WO could afford to stand the first rounds of those training sessions, but that's another story.

Fab times, cabbage and PC <DILLIGAF> free.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 20th May 2011, 11:37pm

I'm sure I knew a Chiefy "Taff" Bryant on bombers, Rabbie ... but that would have been before your time. tongue.gif
Going into the RAF taught me one important lesson in life ... I wasn't the only nutter on the planet; the majority o' us were in the mob. rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Rabbie 21st May 2011, 03:39am

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 21st May 2011, 12:45am) *
I'm sure I knew a Chiefy "Taff" Bryant on bombers, Rabbie ... but that would have been before your time. tongue.gif
Going into the RAF taught me one important lesson in life ... I wasn't the only nutter on the planet; the majority o' us were in the mob. rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

Aye Tomi ye wid have ken't Taff before my time, he would have been a young man then. When I knew him he was well in his 50's and a Dad to all us, a person I remember well and love as a Brother, if ye ken wit a mean.

Only Taff could organise towing a heap of scaffolding across KSS 09 /27, drop it on the threshold when a Shack was doing a bounce on to Lossie and PANIC.

Yer right Tomi we wus nutters, but in the bestest possible fashion. We washed our own skiddies, pressed oor breeks and turned up for work when required with a pensive smile, whilst aviodint the wrath of the haircur saloon recruiter.. The SWO!

Today, ah politely chinned two quarreling chavs engaging in a public text war exchange that exploded into a verbal fisticuffs at the bus stop; auld ladies, young mothers and babies present.

Oh the joys of present youth communication skills.

Grunt Snot Grunt, SOS I guess in the new parlance,

Intervention.

Both parties shook my hand and said "Sorry, Sir". Only after Annie, got her wee black book oot and threatened them with a heid massage.

I must be getting auld, I am sure I never had any massage frea my Missus, except of the wallet sort.

Posted by: angel 4th Dec 2011, 11:24pm

hi looking for abit off help with this as i.m new here and its doing my head in someone please help me to read and send messages n join chat rooms were i can talk to everyone thanks .........

hi bighoops , maybe Martin can help . everything of course is easy when one knows how .. cheers

Posted by: glasgow lass 13th Dec 2011, 03:03pm

I cant get on GG's to brouse theses days without login in, then a cant logout. Tryed at least on four different computers!. Maybe GG is cleaning us aw-up for Christmas. smile.gif

Posted by: glasgow lass 13th Dec 2011, 03:13pm

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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 13th Dec 2011, 02:22pm) *
I cant get on GG's to brouse theses days without login in, then a cant logout. Tryed at least on four different computers!. Maybe GG is cleaning us aw-up for Christmas. smile.gif

aye a know ,,, ,drop the Y and add an I ,,,, rolleyes.gif