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Is there a "How To" for Forum use?

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Created on: 02/04/11 01:42 PM Views: 1819 Replies: 8
Friday, February 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM

I'm trying to get my admins to use the Admin forum, but some of them are saying they don't understand how it works. I am hoping that there is either a video clip or a tut out there that a admin has used to help their classmates. Anyone know of something like this?

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Friday, February 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM - Response #1

I don't mean for admins. I need a learning tool for the committee members who don't understand. I think it might help a lot of our classmates as well, since it seems not many of them are versed in forum use.

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Friday, February 4, 2011 at 5:17 PM - Response #2

There is not really a video right now as you are looking for. The closest we have is the How To Set Up Your User Forums - you can review the video on the CC site: http://www.classcreator.com/videos.cfm We'll add the other as a future video for development


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Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM - Response #3

Totally off-topic, but it has to do with ava's site.

How did she make the left menu item Mish Mash BOLD ?

I put COUGAR FORUMS and that made the Edit Site Pages item list bold, but not the actual menu item.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM - Response #4

She used the h2 instead of b. Since "Cougar Forums" is too big (only allowed 20 characters), you cannot use h2 unless you shorten the name by 2 characters (one for h2 instead of b, another for /h2 instead of /b)


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Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:47 PM - Response #5

Thanks Kyle - should have looked at the source, too lazySmile

That actually brings up the 2nd question. I realize that there has to be a limit to the total text size, however, the original limits did not account for formatting like this.

How about adding a way to expand the length to "the list of things to do", to allow a lot more control over the actual text.

Not sure how to accommodate both beginners and more experienced in how to option this, but it would be a nice feature. (Also applies to Home Headings - but that requires some more code for CC to strip formatting from <p>Now to think of a shorter name that the rest can agree on<img src="/Smilies/Classic/icon_idea.gif" alt="Idea" height="15" width="15" vspace="1" hspace="1"></p><p>And I'm really off-topic now</p> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> <a href="#inlineResponse" onClick="doResponse('73D0C0AD-BE85-0CBE-77C54A13582BC168','BCF578E0-DA5A-0E7F-9B31F96E41D0213F','No');" class="button">Reply</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> </td> <td align="right" class="postLinks"> <a href="#top">Top</a> | <a href="#bottom">Bottom</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top" id="546775_7"> <td width="170" class="postAuthorInfo" rowspan="2"> Participant: <a href="login.cfm">Log in</a> to see names </td> <td class="postContent"> <a name="7"></a><a name="BDAC4DCF-B617-D87F-269CE24306151054"></a> <b>Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 12:07 AM - Response #6</b> <br> <p>Pretty sure nothing will be done until ClassCreator 3.0 is released. We will have to wait and see if they allow longer menu names in the new release.</p> <br clear="right"> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> <a href="#inlineResponse" onClick="doResponse('73D0C0AD-BE85-0CBE-77C54A13582BC168','BDAC4DCF-B617-D87F-269CE24306151054','No');" class="button">Reply</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> </td> <td align="right" class="postLinks"> <a href="#top">Top</a> | <a href="#bottom">Bottom</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top" id="2514412_8"> <td width="170" class="postAuthorInfo" rowspan="2"> Participant: <a href="login.cfm">Log in</a> to see names </td> <td class="postContent"> <a name="8"></a><a name="BEAD4A78-0764-47FE-3A407177D47D65BF"></a> <b>Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 12:35 AM - Response #7</b> <br> <p>This is from Safari.</p><p>I didn't expect it till then, more a general "do you think" this might be something of interest type of question.</p><p>I wonder if others can see this thread? Pretty weird.</p> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> <a href="#inlineResponse" onClick="doResponse('73D0C0AD-BE85-0CBE-77C54A13582BC168','BEAD4A78-0764-47FE-3A407177D47D65BF','No');" class="button">Reply</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> </td> <td align="right" class="postLinks"> <a href="#top">Top</a> | <a href="#bottom">Bottom</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top" id="2514412_9"> <td width="170" class="postAuthorInfo" rowspan="2"> Participant: <a href="login.cfm">Log in</a> to see names </td> <td class="postContent"> <a name="9"></a><a name="DD8A9803-AD4D-2660-2204F79B0139F2AC"></a> <a name="last"></a> <b>Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM - Response #8</b> <br> <p>This is from my XP (32) machine and that appears to work OK too - FF 3.6.14 However, the text after "formatting from" is still missing - there's supposed to be sentence about also stripping formatting from the Class Name (when formatting hmtl is added) so it does not show up in the Title - for example I had "center" for a bit and that made for a messy title: center-Bothell etc (and this time I'm not putting the html there).</p><p>FF (4.b10), IE 8, Opera and latest Chrome all get stuck on this thread running Win7-x64. But Safari handled it OK. None of the other threads have this issue - and since it happened instantly after I posted with the "title" somehow related. </p><p>Oh well, more FYI since it's not a big deal.</p> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> <a href="#inlineResponse" onClick="doResponse('73D0C0AD-BE85-0CBE-77C54A13582BC168','DD8A9803-AD4D-2660-2204F79B0139F2AC','No');" class="button">Reply</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table class="plain" width="100%"> <tr> <td> <span class="edit_notice">Edited 02/06/11 6:14 PM</span><br> </td> <td align="right" class="postLinks"> <a href="#top">Top</a> | <a href="#bottom">Bottom</a> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <a name="inlineResponse"></a> <style type="text/css"> div#inlineREsponse { display: none; } </style> <div id="inlineResponse"></div> <a name="bottom" /> <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <tr> <td class="pagination"> <a rel="nofollow" href="message_edit.cfm?forumid=F71C319B-AE1B-5492-72608E2C972D6F45" class="button">New Topic</a>   </td> </tr> </table> <a name="subscriptionOptions"></a> <table width="100%" cellpadding="6" class="tableDisplay" cellspacing="1" border="0"> <tr class="tableHeader"> <td><a name="subscriptionOptions">Subscription Options: Have all new forum posts sent directly to your email.</a></td> </tr> <tr class="tableRowMain"> <td> Subscription options are available after you <a href="login.cfm?ref=%2Fmessages%2Ecfm%3Fthreadid%3D73D0C0AD%2DBE85%2D0CBE%2D77C54A13582BC168">log in</a>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> <div class="contentWrapper bottom"></div> <link href="//www.classcreator.com/index-footer-new2.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> <br class="clearfloat"> </div> <div class="footer"> <div class="footerContainer"> <div class="footerNavHeader ftitle1">HELP CENTER</div> <div class="footerIconContainer1"></div> <div class="footerNavContainer1"> <ul class="footerNav"> <li><a href="https://forums.classcreator.com">Online Forums</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.classcreator.com/videos.cfm">Video Tutorials</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="footerNavHeader ftitle2">DOCUMENTS</div> <div class="footerIconContainer2"></div> <div class="footerNavContainer2"> <ul class="footerNav"> <li><a href="https://www.classcreator.com/privacy-policy.cfm">Privacy Policy</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.classcreator.com/website_usage_agreement.cfm">Terms of Service</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.classcreator.com/subscriber_agreement.cfm">Subscriber Agreement</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="footerNavHeader ftitle3">ADMIN DIRECTORY</div> <div class="footerIconContainer3"></div> <div class="footerNavContainer3"> <ul class="footerNav"> <li><a href="https://www.classcreator.com/directory.cfm">Find a Class <br />Administrator / Tutor <br />Near You</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="footerNavHeader ftitle4">ABOUT</div> <div class="footerIconContainer4"></div> <div class="footerNavContainer4"> <ul class="footerNav"> <li><a href="https://www.classcreator.com/about.cfm">About</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="dmca">Digital Millenium Copyright Act: <a href="https://www.classcreator.com/dmca.cfm">Contact & Claims</a></div> <div class="copyright">© 2023 Class Creator. 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