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Muon

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Forum tips
« on: August 07, 2020, 01:14:21 PM »
You can share some forum tips yourself in the comment section.

I see people dedicating a thread to their own case and go into great detail about it but these threads tend to get lost. So these folks could use a hyperlink of their personal thread as their signature. It's easier to remind people about the full range of their symptoms this way. Your link appears at the bottom of your posts. People often ask for eachother's symptoms, no need for that if you post a link to your thread. Threads about case reports/summaries can be placed in the Lifestyle Diary and POIS Summaries board.

At the top of the page when logged in: Profile --> forum profile --> modify profile --> signature

How do I add links to my signature with the name titles, like under your posts. Thank you! 

[1=2]3[4]

1) Type 'url' here
2) Web address of your thread
3) Your custom title like 'my case'
4) Type '/url' here ( mind the / in front of the url )

Example:
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Url

You can place an additional link if you go to Profile --> forum profile --> modify profile --> Website title and website URL (below signature). It then shows up at the left side of every post below your name depicted as a globe symbol.

You may want to reserve a few posts for your thread in case of expansion.

Post 1: Your case report
Post 2: Reserve 1 (just type something here)
Post 3: Reserve 2

Otherwise you will have to continue your report after a row of comments from people. Example:

Post 1: Your case report
Post 2: Comment from person 1
Post 3: Comment from person 2
Post 4: Your post 1 above has reached its character limit and one has to continue via post 4 in this case. 

You don't have to write your full report/summary/introduction right from the bat but could add some info bit by bit via editing.

I recommend using your name in the title of the thread you made, for example: Muon's case report. Or else we will see the same thread titles coming by like 'I'm new here', 'New here', 'Hello all', etc and not knowing a case report/summary is inside of it.

Other tips

Linking to specific posts

Every post has its own URL. Click on the title of a post (at the top of that post not the thread, starting often with RE:) and the link shows up in your web browser. You can use this link if you want to refer to a certain post.

Your history of posts

Thanks Dem.  Would you know what is the best method to follow up with threads one posts into.  I often post and then afterwards I get lost in the maze and forget the threads I ever posted into.

Go to your profile ---> summary (or click on a person's username) ---> show posts at the left side. It will show a history of your posts. You can also subscribe to threads by clicking notify below, right next to the reply button.

Explore the forum in your language:

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=en&tl=es&u=https%3A%2F%2Fpoiscenter.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php&sandbox=1

Recent forum posts

You can find the following link at the bottom of the home page: View the most recent posts on the forum

Quotes

Click on the text in blue 'Quote from:" above a quote (blue box) to direct you to the original message which has been quoted.

SMF Bulletin Board Code References

Tables done quick

Convert from excel to HTML to BBCode:
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/forum-information-faqs/how-to-simple-step-by-step-guide-for-posting-formatted-table/
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 11:58:03 AM by Muon »

Ricardo Brasil

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Re: Protip: Link your personal thread to your signature
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 06:02:32 PM »
really, i will do it! and keep updating!

Muon

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Re: Protip: Link your personal thread to your signature
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 07:20:56 PM »
How do I add links to my signature with the name titles, like under your posts. Thank you! 

[1=2]3[4]

1) Type 'url' here
2) Weblink
3) Your custom title like 'my case'
4) Type '/url' here ( mind the / in front of the url )