Getting used to the forum

Can’t log in? Having a problem with the Forums? Have a question about how something works? Get support here.
Forum rules
If you need help logging in, or have question about how something works, use the Support forum located here Support Forum
Complete set of Forum Rules Forum Rules

Topic author
Larry25T
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:09 pm
First Name: Larry
Last Name: Bean
Location: Conyers, GA

Getting used to the forum

Post by Larry25T » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:35 pm

Hello,
First post in the new forum. I am getting along slowly but surely with navigating here. I historically have only used maybe 5 to 10% of any sites functions at sights I visit as I do not seem to need the all the bells and whistles. Maybe that's why I do not see the need for a smart phone.


MichaelPawelek
Posts: 76
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:01 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Pawelek
Location: Brookshire, Texas
Board Member Since: 1999

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by MichaelPawelek » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Larry, As long as you can read the posts and ask questions you are 99% on the right track. I don’t use most of the extra functions on many sites and do just fine! :D


HaroldRJr
Posts: 169
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 am
First Name: Harold
Last Name: Schwendeman
Location: Sumner, WA

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by HaroldRJr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:52 pm

Larry - Me too! (....getting used to the new forum that is....) What I'm writing right now is the very first time I've tried to do anything on the new forum. I hope you or somebody might respond to what I've just written so that I can tell if I'm actually "ON" the new forum. I am just barely computer literate, in fact, I still can't post a photo to the old forum, if that explains my almost total lack of "computer savvy"! As an example, if someone told me to "refresh my browser", that would be like telling a brain surgeon to "flash his generator" to get it to charge. That absolutely brilliant brain surgeon would probably reply,....."HUH?" I don't know what a browser is, or what "cookies" are, or any of that stuff. And I certainly don't know what an "avatar" is!!! Well, anyway, this "reply" is just mostly for me to see if I'm actually on the new system or not, as I have not received any conformation from the webmaster, and for all I know, that may be because I only "think" I've registered, but perhaps really haven't! I'm determined to make the switch to the new forum, but I think it's sure gonna' take me some time! Maybe it's sort of like back in 1909, a Model T Ford salesman having to help some old guy change from a horse to an automobile,....gotta' teach the old guy to drive first! (:^)

User avatar

Steve Jelf
Posts: 2109
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:37 pm
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Jelf
Location: Parkerfield, Kansas
MTFCA Number: 16175
MTFCI Number: 14758
Board Member Since: 2007
Contact:

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:25 pm

You're in, Harold. Posting pictures here is easier because you don't have to resize them yourself. Except for the avatar, resizing is automatic.


1492902717643.jpg
Avatar
The inevitable often happens.
1915 Runabout
1923 Touring


Topic author
Larry25T
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:09 pm
First Name: Larry
Last Name: Bean
Location: Conyers, GA

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by Larry25T » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm

Glad to see you made it in. I know enough about computers to get in trouble. One place I worked, I was called the ultimate software validator. I would get so far off the programmer's intended path that they could not figure out what I did to crash the system.

User avatar

Charlie B in N.J.
Posts: 273
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 am
First Name: CHARLIE
Last Name: BRANCA
Location: Brick N.J.
MTFCA Number: 28967
Board Member Since: 2010

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:24 pm

Takes me a good while but if I stick to it & throw a few tantrums I can usually pull through. Found a free Microsoft resizer app which I eventually used for the avitar (Paint almost drove me nuts) then threw another fit when I realised I only needed it for the avitar since the photo's resize automatically. Can't stay pissed when it works out. Keep trying & asking. You'll get there.
Forget everything you thought you knew.


HaroldRJr
Posts: 169
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 am
First Name: Harold
Last Name: Schwendeman
Location: Sumner, WA

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by HaroldRJr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Thanks guys! Can't hardly believe it! I'm "ON"! There's hope......(:^)

User avatar

HornsRus
Posts: 346
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:07 pm
First Name: Charley
Last Name: Shaver
Location: MO

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by HornsRus » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:29 pm

EVER THING IS FINE BUT AVATAR I MADE ONE PIC SO BIG I CANT GET IT BACK.HA,HA. CHARLEY


Bills Auto Works
Posts: 122
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:07 pm
First Name: Bill
Last Name: Squires
Location: Wakeman, Ohio
MTFCA Number: 49996
Board Member Since: 2011
Contact:

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by Bills Auto Works » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:57 am

This new format is the same as the AA-Ford Forum & it is a good format, However I have an issue posting pictures to this format from my Windows Live Photo Gallery. Mike from the AA- Ford Forum was helping me with it, but need some time home to figure it out. I have NO issues with any of the other
forum formats that I post on. This is NOT a put down, just stating a fact & I am sure with a bit of computer work I will figure it out.

I also love the fact that you must now use your full name in your profile! It makes it easier to research someone you may be making a deal with or using their service.

God Bless & Enjoy the New Forum
Bill
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... ed.614419/
Your QUALITY Model T Transporter in Business Since 1983 & Still Going Strong

56,57, 64, 66 Pont
66 Amb
67 Marlin
73 Nova
92 XJS Con
92 XJS
07 XLR-V


dunoon
Posts: 69
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:47 pm
First Name: Richard
Last Name: Davis
Location: Lexington, Va

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by dunoon » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:43 am

Is there any way youse can get the 2019 forum on the list/index of the other forums?

User avatar

BobD
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:08 pm
First Name: Bob
Last Name: Doris
Location: Prescott, Arizona
MTFCA Number: 32538
Board Member Since: 2017

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by BobD » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:08 am

Richard, in your browser, you can save the forum address in your “favorites" or “bookmarks” depending on the internet browser you use.

User avatar

HornsRus
Posts: 346
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:07 pm
First Name: Charley
Last Name: Shaver
Location: MO

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by HornsRus » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 am

ok! i got the size fingered out.but mess up the pic i want to use.mabe one of my grandkids can fix it,ha,ha. charley

User avatar

Steve Jelf
Posts: 2109
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:37 pm
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Jelf
Location: Parkerfield, Kansas
MTFCA Number: 16175
MTFCI Number: 14758
Board Member Since: 2007
Contact:

Re: Getting used to the forum

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:14 am

Charley, that's what I always say about learning computer stuff. Have some kid teach you how. :D
The inevitable often happens.
1915 Runabout
1923 Touring

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic