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RE: Missing Posts??

Yes, and sometimes an entire thread. I don't know if that is what is happening, in your case. A polite inquiry of the moderator(s) of the forum in which the post was made, might get tell you. I used to send a private message explaining why a post was deleted. Unfortunately, most took the message as an invitation to debate - usually with profanity. I think most of the moderators have had the same experience, hence no more private messages. Tom
pulsar 03/12/18 06:22am Forum Technical Support
RE: Icon to Indicate Read or Not Read

The forum software has never marked posts (or topics) as read. The forum uses New posts https://www.rv.net/SharedContent/cfb/images/icons/fnew.gif and No new posts icons https://www.rv.net/SharedContent/cfb/images/icons/fnonew.gif to indicate whether or not a new post as been made since your last visit. (More about "last visit" below.) In March 2005, the forum software added two links labeled Mark topics in all forums as read. (One is on the Open Roads Forum index page and one is on you My Forums page.) Neither of them actually does that. Clicking on either of those links changes all of the New posts icons to No new posts icons. "Last visited" really is looking at forum inactivity. The length of inactivity is a preference setting. (Reset last visit option in the General Preferences section.) Example: I log in and see a lot of New posts icons, but I'm distracted and have to leave my computer for a period of time. If my Reset last visit option is set for 30 minutes and I'm gone longer than that, most, if not all, of the New posts icons will have changed to No new posts, as soon as I refresh the page of move to another page. Yet, I haven't read any of them. Tom
pulsar 03/10/18 05:22am Forum Technical Support
RE: It may just be me.

A piece of history about the forum. Once upon a time, the forum had plans to host member pictures - including pictures that were not intended for posting on the forum. The plans reached the level that I posted an announcement on May 5, 2005. Free Photo Hosting Coming To RV.Net As of November of 2005, picture hosting was still on the table. I relayed the last word I heard about it in the 10th post of that thread. Tom
pulsar 03/04/18 11:33am Forum Technical Support
RE: It may just be me.

... Annoying! that this forum still uses a Quick Post/Advanced Post form setup that went away with Vic-20's. And there are several other antiquated interface setups too. Perhaps it would be beneficial to turn off the Quick reply box and only use the Post reply links at the top- and bottom-right of the thread. Display of the quick reply box is governed by a check box at the bottom of the General Preferences section of your My Preferences page. I've use the quick reply box a few times when I was investigating the forum interface, but not since. Tom
pulsar 03/03/18 04:01pm Forum Technical Support
RE: It may just be me.

OK, how DID you do that??? :B I have tried to help people in a post with how easy it is to do the html yourself and of course when you type just the bracket in a post to show them what to use, of course it doesn't fly. Did you insert it as a img? As 2oldman indicates, it is done using html character codes &#91 produces [ &#93 produces ] If you use this technique, use the Preview https://www.rv.net/SharedContent/cfb/images/editortoolbar/preview.gif Editor Assistance to make sure everything is as you would like. If you have to open your post with the edit link, you will have to re-enter all of the codes. And yes, I enter the character codes for left and right brackets using html codes so that they would display as character codes. Tom
pulsar 03/03/18 09:53am Forum Technical Support
RE: It may just be me.

Been a member here for years, and even back when I joined, the user interface here was antiquated. I sent many 'nice' requests to the powers that be asking that they get a bit modern and NOTHING was ever done. And that was both before and after the site was sold. I gave up trying to get them to modernize. The only way they will ever do that is for thousands of us to stop coming here. Look at Quick Reply for instance...I don't know of any site left on the internet that has that...where you have to click on Advanced, to activate advanced features. Like BOLD or Italics. And here if you DO click on advanced, all your work is deleted and a new empty box is shown. GAH! So many times I've lost my work simply because I wanted to 'BOLD' something. NONE of the other forums I work on are as antiquated as this one is. Only reason I come here is because it has so many users, so if you have a question about your RV, you'll get lots of answers. But as far as a good 'look & feel' or 'user friendly' operation this site definitely ISN'T up there with the vast majority of web forums. I've enjoyed and learned much from your posts over the years. Here, you missed slightly. When you joined the forum, the interface was antiquated. About six months after you joined, a total rewrite of the software went live. I think most of us said, "this is good." It was better than any other forum I was using at the time. At that time, we could request changes and some were implemented. There was a corporate programmer who had made the forum is project. (I had several email conversations with him and we even talked on the phone.) Unfortunately, he moved on to other endeavors and no one else gave us the support he did. It's now 13 years later and the software is beyond antiquated and has several features that no longer work. I am aware of two times when the moderators knew that the software was to change to a more modern, even if a "canned" commercial program. We even had trial runs with one version and tutorials were being written. The new software went away with no explanation that I heard. By the way, other than preview, save drafts, and open drafts, I never use the editor assistance. Instead, I type in the codes. For example, I find it much easier for me to type [b]bold print here[/b] to produce bold print here. I've studied the forum interface as much as any one, except perhaps the original programmer. It makes me sad to see the state it is in. Note: I used a "trick" to display the bold tags. Quoting this post will negate the "trick." Tom
pulsar 03/03/18 05:41am Forum Technical Support
RE: forum search help

Is the forum going to continue hiding anything over 365 days pulsar? I'm sorry for such a late response - it's very hectic around here. I have no inside information. I can say that the forum is not intentionally hiding the posts. The archiving system is broken. Will it be fixed? I don't know, but when is the last time that anything has been fixed? Tom
pulsar 01/14/18 05:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campground recommendations for SC in March

We like Huntington Beach State Park Tom
pulsar 01/14/18 05:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Strange problem with My Kwikee Electric Steps

Until yesterday my Kwikee electric steps worked exactly as they were supposed to. Then for some unknown reason the steps stoped working when the motor home ignition is turned off but the steps work correctly when the ignition is turned on. Can anyone tell me what to check? Welcome to the forum. When asking about issues with your rig, it would be helpful to include what rig you have. For example, 2015 Meridian. With no additional information, I also believe that a switch has changed positions. Our steps have a switch, which when in the on position, will open and close the steps whenever the door is open or closed, regardless of the ignition switch. When the switch is in the off position, the steps will open the first time the door is opened and will remain out until the ignition is turned on, with the door closed, or the switch is turned on again and the door is closed. Tom
pulsar 01/12/18 07:37am Tech Issues
RE: forum search help

With the information provided, it's tough to do an efficient Google search. With additional information taken from Mortimer Brewster's link, I did a search for site:rv.net Jebby14 "Pro Series" and the post was at top of the result pages. For a discussion of the "archive gap" see here and here Note: quoting or copying this post will change the site:rv.net to site:rv.net. Tom
pulsar 01/10/18 01:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maxair fan not working

If yours is like ours, there are two fan off switches in the fan compartment along with the switch at the control center. One is a rocker switch that you could have easily switched off while putting in the pillow. The other is the dial that sets the fan speed; there is a 0 position. Finally, if it is thermostatically controlled, is is warm enough for the fan to come on? Tom
pulsar 12/28/17 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
Merry Christmas

http://i.imgur.com/IqmG0KN.jpg (Boogie, Jinks, Razz, Breeze) Happy Holidays to All! Tom
pulsar 12/25/17 06:05am RV Pet Stop
RE: Generator problem??

When it wouldn't start, did you prime the engine by holding down the stop switch? Tom
pulsar 12/20/17 06:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky Camp Suggestions

Being in the Cincinnati area, have you been to Kentucky Horse Park. That would be an easy trip for you to a nice campground. Nolin Lake State Park is a gem of a campground, with only 32 RV sites, which are wide, grassy, and many are shaded, along with 27 primitive sites, which are in a separate area. The RV sites have water and electric (50 amps) - $25 per night. There is a good dump station. The campground is located in Mammoth Cave, KY and Mammoth Cave is a short drive away. http://i.imgur.com/GnEj6x5l.jpg As you can see, our site (21) backed up to the water, a fact not missed by our golden retrievers. Negatives (which were not issues for us): There is a 20 or so mile drive in on 2 lane roads with little to no shoulders. No wifi. Verizon extended LTE (which means another provider has a tower near by - Verizon has an agreement with them so no roaming charges.) According to the host, no over-the-air TV. We didn't verify that. Hillman Ferry at Land Between the Lakes is another favorite of ours. Tom
pulsar 12/19/17 07:55am Family Camping
RE: Preferences/Signature....STILL a problem.

Is it expecting too much to ask that an Administrator to tell us something about this issue ? My Signature is not showing up on posts. I think I had one.....but can't verify that because I get an error when going there. SINCE.....the "My RV" description doesn't automatically show up with posts, this is kind of an important thing. HELP, please. Currently, you do not have a signature, so that is why it does not show up on posts. You can check your signature by clicking on the View Profile link below your name and to the right of any of your posts. If you have a signature, it will be displayed at the bottom of the profile page under the label: Sam Spade's signature. Creating a new signature will have to wait until a fix is done. I doubt that anyone a corporate sees forum software issues as a priority. This one is confounded by the fact that it does not affect everyone. I've reported that I can add my picture back; 1492 has reported that he had no problem adding a picture. Tom
pulsar 12/17/17 07:32pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Canadian Rockies in June 18

In Banff, make reservations at Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court, or Tunnel Mountain Village II, if you want hook-ups. Lake Louise, make reservations at Lake Louise Trailer Court. (We usually tour Lake Louise and the lower portion of the Icefields Parkway from Banff.) In Jasper, make reservations at Whistlers. Banff is touristy, lots of shops and places to eat. The Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain is expensive, but provides spectacular views of Banff and the Bow Valley. You should see Bow Falls and Lake Minnewanka. In Lake Louise: Lake Louise, obviously. But don't miss Moraine Lake. If you like hiking, the Boom Lake hike to a beautiful alpine lake is not difficult. We also like the more difficult Taylor Lake hike, which takes you to a spectacular waterfall. Marble Canyon, actually in Kootenay National Park, is fabulous. We enjoyed Johnson Canyon. The Silverton Falls hike was a little scary, because we took two of our dogs and there were a couple of narrow sections. I won't list all of the things along the Ice Fields Parkway - don't miss any of them. The upper portion, down to the Columbia Icefields discovery Centre, we do from Jasper. I must suggest the short movie at the Columbia Icefields Discovery Centre. It is the best short movie I have seen at a visitors' center. There is much to do in Jasper, Mount Edith Cavell, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and Maligne Lake. We have often seen bears on the drive to Patricia and Pyramid Lakes. Pyramid Lake has secluded picnic/swimming areas, where we let the dogs swim - too cold for our southern blood. Have a great trip. Tom
pulsar 12/17/17 07:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Apple getting ready to ditch the Mac?

2017 Fourth quarter results from Mac sales: 5.386 million units sold (10% year over year growth) $7.17 billion revenue (24% year over year growth) More importantly. What would an iPhone or iPad be without software? What devices are used for software development? Tom
pulsar 12/11/17 06:12am Technology Corner
RE: Questions about "Closed" topics

Ever been to a store that has huge lines and the people get grumpy? If the cashiers decide they don't feel like dealing with the extra work, it doesn't matter how many people are in line- if they close their registers, nothing you can do about it. On the other hand, if that happens enough times, suddenly the lines aren't as long. Workers get a lighter load, but the organization suffers. Also nothing you can do about it. Is your post correct? Incorrect? Very detailed? It's easier to wipe out than deal with it? Not your call, nothing you can do about it. See the theme here? Or not? Either way, nothing you can do about it. The "whim" that matters is not yours, or mine, or... LOL. On MANY sites, mods are respectful of members and make an effort to resolve or notify members if something is awry. Or edit a (long/detailed) post to remove certain comments. Not all do. Still nothing you can do about it ;) True. I just tried to come up with a deep and meaningful statement regarding our constitution and the first amendment, but I deleted that attempt, because I knew it would be removed ........ Like you say "Nothing we can do about it". One might note that the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. has nothing to say about the actions of moderators on this forum. The moderators are a great group of men and women who have devoted much of their time to a thankless task. Tom
pulsar 12/07/17 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: preferences error

This has been a problem for quite awhile now. And it has NOT been fixed thru any of the portals. Albiet it seems to be a problem for some and not all. I still can not add a pix to my signature. Now I can't even get to my preferences page. My still behaves the same as when the error arose. I can change text. I can go through the process of adding (restoring) my picture. I am notified that the changes were successfully saved. Still no picture. Tom
pulsar 12/07/17 07:10am Forum Technical Support
RE: Jinks' second Mungo Homes commercial

I guess the counter surfing, I suspect he's trained NOT to do that :) Doug, You are absolutely correct. Jinks knew that was a no-no. Thankfully, he didn't unlearn the rules of our house. Tom
pulsar 12/06/17 05:33pm RV Pet Stop
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