How do I do ......? Problems using the site software?

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
If you are having problems whilst you are using the site, or if you want to know how to do something different but don't know how, this is the place to ask!

Feel free to ask anything - the only stupid question is the one you don't ask!

Ghostie
 

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
le_jaq,

I do not see any ? symbol on the forum page. Can you provide any more information? Is it in the forum index page? If so, where (roughly) on the page does it appear (top let/top right etc)

Ghost
 

le_jaq

Midshipman
Ghost,

In the RMR/RNR forum the top topic Drill Nights v Training Weekends has the large ? in a yellow circle next to it.

I'm quite prepared to look silly here, but would rather do that for a minute than remain in ignorance for the rest of my life!

Le_Jaq
 

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
le_jaq said:
Ghost,

In the RMR/RNR forum the top topic Drill Nights v Training Weekends has the large ? in a yellow circle next to it.

I'm quite prepared to look silly here, but would rather do that for a minute than remain in ignorance for the rest of my life!

Le_Jaq

Ah! I now understand what you mean!!

When you create a new topic, one of the options you have available is to create an icon next to the topic's title. The author (partimematelot) obviously decided to use the question mark icon!

Try it for yourself - look in the forum index and click on New Post at the top left - this is what you will see...

icon.jpg


Ghostie
 

fangita

Badgeman
Silly question but - how do I send (rather than create) a Private Message? When I create a PM (like as in ARRSE), and press the "Post" button (which, I assume is the equivalent of "Send"), the message goes into my Outbox, where it has remained for the last 2 days.

Assuming that "Outbox" means 'waiting to be sent', how the hell does it ... er.... actually get sent (ie and, I assume, then moved to the Sentbox)?!

Lots of assumptions there - sorry.
 

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
freddie said:
Silly question but - how do I send (rather than create) a Private Message? When I create a PM (like as in ARRSE), and press the "Post" button (which, I assume is the equivalent of "Send"), the message goes into my Outbox, where it has remained for the last 2 days.

Assuming that "Outbox" means 'waiting to be sent', how the hell does it ... er.... actually get sent (ie and, I assume, then moved to the Sentbox)?!

Lots of assumptions there - sorry.

It's not a silly question. There is a rational explanation!

The behaviour you are describing is entirely normal. When you send your message, it gets held in your outbox until the user who it was addressed to opens it. At that point, it then moves into your Sent box. You will therefore know when the message has been delivered (perhaps a more appropriate name for the boxes would be Pending (Outbox) and Delivered (Sent Box).

The reason it has been sat in your outbox for 2 days, therefore, is that whoever you have sent the pm to has not opened it yet.

Ghostie
 

abacus

Midshipman
Just noticed the following on the Index page:

User Info
Welcome abacus

Inbox New: 1
My Account
Logout

Not sure why it is still showing that I have a new message. I've re-read the few that I have had on this site to see if it clears but so far no joy.

Not particularly important in the grand scheme of things but thought I would point it out anyway.
 

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
abacus said:
Just noticed the following on the Index page:

User Info
Welcome abacus

Inbox New: 1
My Account
Logout

Not sure why it is still showing that I have a new message. I've re-read the few that I have had on this site to see if it clears but so far no joy.

Not particularly important in the grand scheme of things but thought I would point it out anyway.

Does it go away if you navigate to the index page and press "F5"?

Ghostie
 
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