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 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I wish there was a better way to identify topics in these discussions. Again and again I'll try to return to one and end up searching for the old needle in a haystack. One of the problems is that members will use a very specific thread to hop the tracks and take it into a totally different subject, and then others will respond to THAT and sometimes it never returns to the original topic. And I've been guilty of this myself. So I wish there was a better way to identify these threads. I may start keeping track of the specific subjects I find most interesting by writing them down, but since I often read a lot of them that I don't respond to, it may end up being more work than it's worth.

Anybody else ever have this problem, struggling to find a thread that may have a title far different from where it was taken? Just curious.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I see a brick wall, Ron.

I've made more posts than I'd have liked. Done is done. I think at the end of the day, you'll just have to flag those things that impressed you most for whatever reason and then post something there. That way, it will appear (for better or worse) in your own personal history where you'll at least stand a better chance of having some semblance of where to look for your heart's desire.

Other than that, the search engine can do some puffing for you.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Thank you. Didn't realize you could find your accumulated posts like that. I'll have to check it out. Appreciate it. (And I now see the link for that.)

Incidentally, do you have any suggestions on how to add a photo that shows next to our posts? I successfully added a picture for my profile, but the only other option is Avatar, which requires a GIF image, which is a bit confusing to us Mac users. I searched it out and had a 2 picture GIF file, thinking it had to be animated, but it wouldn't take that either. The head spins.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Hi Ron,

regarding how to create a (not animated) gif picture. You should be able to open your desired picture (jpeg or other format) in Apple's pre-installed PREVIEW program (if you didn't change the default settings, just double-clicking the picture should open it in PREVIEW). Then just choose "Save as..." from the FILE menu and you should get the option to save your picture in the GIF format. You should then be able to upload that GIF picture as your avatar here (just like my skeptical Morricone picture on the left here).

Urs

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

It had me drop it into the Cloud (haven't used the Cloud since getting this new Mac a few months ago) and then, trying to follow your instructions, I was able to find Save, but NOT Save As. Maybe I need to call my AppleCare guys.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Yeah, you'll eventually see, whenever you click the option to change your avatar, some useful pointers which specify your avatar can be no wider than 100 pixels. It can droop down as long as you like, but I don't think either a) Lukas or b) the gang will be terribly appreciative if the droop is really droopy. The rest is simples. You just save your 100 x (droop factor in pixels) image to a location on your computer's designated hard-drive which can be browsed and then zapped to the forum where battle can commence.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Still couldn't do it. I'll have to ask the Mac guys about it -- just couldn't get to the gif point. Sorry.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Sometimes, if I cannot find a thread, I revert to other method.

If I can recall words or even phrases from it, I can go to a search engine, like Google, and I can find it.

Google, for example, gives you the ability to search a site. You just enter something like this:


site:filmscoremonthly.com "Don Davis" Matrix -Revolutions


I've told it to search FSM, find the phrase "Don Davis" (use quotation marks or else it searches for the words individulally) and told it to not include anything that includes "Revolutions" by putting a minus sign directly in front of it.


Also, alternatively, you could just remember to open a text file and copy and paste the link to a thread you want to not loose track of and make a note under it what's inside.


To convert images, if you don't have a program, you can use an onlien site, like ezimba.com (previously known as "iaza.com").

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Still couldn't do it. I'll have to ask the Mac guys about it -- just couldn't get to the gif point. Sorry.

Don't fret. Give it a rest, then try again some other time. I see your picture, so you're halfway there already.

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Thank you. Didn't realize you could find your accumulated posts like that. I'll have to check it out. Appreciate it. (And I now see the link for that.)



Been here a few years and never knew you could "flag" anything. Where did you see the link? I'm a PC user and not a MAC.

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

When I click my name (or anybody else's name) in the upper left corner, in the profile is

View Threads With Posts by This User

and clicking it takes you to a list of all discussions with that person's posts.

 
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