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Online Rob DiStefano

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***FAQ*** Tips and Info about our new Trad Gang Platform
« on: March 31, 2018, 08:03:25 PM »
TRAD GANG CONTRIBUTING MEMBERSHIP ~ access to the classifieds
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Please be aware that "Contributing Member 2018" has ended.

A new "Contributing Membership" subscription is required for classifieds access.


using paid subscriptions, your contributing membership ends a FULL YEAR from its purchase date, which could be ANY day of any month.

paid subscriptions works with paypal, but you do not need to subscribe to paypal and can use your credit card.

no matter what month or day of the year you purchase a trad gang contributing member paid subscription, it will last for a full year.

an email reminder will automatically be sent to you a week before your contributing membership is about to expire.

"paid subscriptions" can be found in your profile ...

Profile ... Actions ... Paid Subscriptions






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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 08:06:33 PM »
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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 08:14:41 PM »
CAN'T SEE THE CLASSIFIEDS?     >>>>================> or perhaps any other board within the form?
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if you are "Contributing Member 2018" or a "Contributing Member" and you see the classifieds category but no classifieds boards listed, look to the far right of the category line and click on the plus (+) sign and the classifieds boards will magically appear.   :thumbsup:

(right click on these images to see them full size = "View Image")





if you ARE are contributing member and do NOT see the classifieds category, please PM or email me ASAP!

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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 08:18:02 PM »
THOSE MEMBERGROUP BROADHEAD ICONS
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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 08:22:21 PM »
IPHONE LOGIN
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Turn off the cookie block in Safari then log in twice and it will take your user and pass word.
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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 07:02:38 AM »
MOBILE PHONE AND DEVICE USERS - TAPATALK!

you NEED to be using tapatalk!

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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 07:42:46 PM »
MORE CLASSIFIEDS INFO
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if you're sure you are a contributing member, either from last year or from right now, and you can't see the classifieds boards, but you do see THIS with no classifieds boards showing, CLICK ON the category title "Contributing Member Classifieds" and see the boards!




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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 04:55:51 PM »
POSTING IMAGES
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There really is no limit on file size currently.

However if you have a huge image file and it takes forever to upload, you will get a error eventually.
Such as using wifi or other slow connections.

Also even though there are no restrictions on size they do take more space on this site.

Even though the forum will re-size the displayed image size to 640PX width.
It does not alter the uploaded file size.
It still will take longer to display on the huge images. And slow down .


So to answer your question.
Size will depend on your connection speed.
That is just the nature of the beast(Internet)


FYI,
You may want to install tapatalk on your phone also.
For all your posting .

technically, there is no maximum image size that's been set for trad gang's forum software.  be aware that really large camera and cellphone images will almost always time out because the traffic on our server is so severe almost 24x7 and bandwith for image/file uploads will always take a back seat to topics and postings.  really large images are great for making into hard copies but are almost useless for computers. if you have a huge image file and it takes forever to upload, you will eventually get an, such as using wifi or other slow connections. it still will take longer to display on the huge images .... and slow down.  this has nothing to do with the trad gang server - it has WAY more horsepower than we need.  it's about internet connections.

"smaller" images are guaranteed to upload fast - as long as there are no network issues in the route from your computer to the trad gang server .... it's the internet, and stuff sometimes just happens! 

what is a "smaller" image?  2000 or less pixels in width x length.  the truth is, even those images are WAAAAY too large to be properly viewed on a typical computer screen, let alone a phone or tablet.  there is no need for that, it's a waste of everything. 

so it will help to resize really large images.  for my personal use, i size to 1024 wide at the max, but most are 800 wide down to 640 wide at the minimum. 

hope this somewhat helps.  :wavey:
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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 04:42:50 PM »
"Hey! What happened to my post count? I'm missing posts!!!!"

Post counts will typically be less in this new forum because the old forum posts we deleted over the years (called: forum pruning, to make space) never readjusted the totals by the old forum software system.  It just kept adding new posts to the existing post count (which was incorrect because prior deleted posts were not decremented from that count), which technically was a forum software bug.  When the conversion happened, it recounted everyone's post count on posts that still exist.

I know we don't like to see our past post activity diminish, but truthfully there is no special value or function to post count totals.
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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 02:20:34 PM »
To see if the recipient of your PM has opened it up, go to your sent messages and look at the message in question - if the recipient's name is in bold, it was not viewed, and vice-versa.

in the following example, member "starshooter" has not yet read the PM message i sent to him, but member "Tony Van Dort" has read a message sent to him.

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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 12:40:23 PM »
ADDING A YOUTUBE VIDEO TO YOUR POST

The address of the youtube video is simply pasted into your post.

HOWEVER, for this particular video's address it won't work because the "&" and everything past it must be removed ...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3pLrDfDKU&feature=youtu.be

... to look instead like this ...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3pLrDfDKU


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Re: Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 07:59:56 AM »
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Re: ***FAQ*** Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 08:02:33 PM »
GET TO KNOW YOUR FORUM PROFILE!

there are switches and gadgets in there to personally tailor your forum experience - and data info, too!







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Re: ***FAQ*** Tips and Info about this new Trad Gang campfire
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2018, 07:27:16 PM »
PRIVATE MESSAGES
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why can't they be sorted in order of date??????

the problem is that ALL private messages - the ones from the OLD trad gang and the ones here on the NEW trad gang - are NOT stored by date, they're stored by an identifying number that's incrementally assigned as they are created. 

SO, that means that the incremented number and the date the PM was created form a positive relationship where both the incremented PM number and the date of the PM will not be the same, but will always be in sync.   and therein lies the problem - the PM's brought over from the old trad gang had numbers that the new system could not use, so the new system assigned INCREMENTING numbers to new PM's here in the new system. 

CONFUSED?  understandably so.  suffice to say, if all PM's from the OLD system were removed, the NEW system PM's will sort by date, because their assigned PM numbers would increment in date order.

 

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Re: ***FAQ*** Tips and Info about our new Trad Gang Platform
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2018, 08:48:39 AM »
Search Engine Woes ...

if you do a search for the phrase Bone Broadheads, you will get a zillion replies because the search engine will search for each of those words separately and not the entire two word phrase ...

17 PAGES of results ...




instead, encapsulate the phrase with quotes as "Bone Broadheads", and you will get replies specific to that complete phrase ...

3 specific results ...

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Re: ***FAQ*** Tips and Info about our new Trad Gang Platform
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2019, 08:00:07 PM »
And for the record...I've never had an issue viewing or using Tradgang on Any Andriod I've ever had.
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