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How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« on: April 06, 2016, 09:37:24 AM »
We figured we'd put together a thread with some how-to tutorials to familiarize people with the in's and out's and features of the forum. Hopefully it helps out. If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM one of the moderator team members for help.


« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 10:18:34 AM by jackelope »
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 09:38:42 AM »
The top of the screen sometimes gets people mixed up. I've seen some say they've not seen the "Show unread posts since last visit" and "Show new replies to your posts".

This is expanded.


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The little ^ at the upper right corner is where that change happens.


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" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 09:42:38 AM »
Smossy's Girl is going to add in how to resize pictures.
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How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 10:16:26 AM »
Ignoring boards you don't want to see posts from.
Let's say you don't want to see all of the Classifieds ads or the Off Topics board posts. You can go into your profile and "ignore" boards. When you do that, you won't see posts from that board unless you have posted in them and you are looking at your list from the "Show new replies to your posts" tab.
Go ...  Profile --> Modify Profile --> Ignore Board Options --> Click on the boards you want to ignore, then click "Change Profile" in the lower right corner.









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How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 10:32:09 AM »
Ignoring members and adding "Buddies".
If you don't like the posts someone makes and you just don't want to see them, you can put that member on "Ignore" and not see their posts. You'd still have the option to click on the post to see what they said, but it won't show up unless you want it to.
Same partial track as the Ignore boards option.
Go ...  Profile --> Modify Profile --> Buddies/Ignore List --> then pick which one you want to use. The rest is pretty self explanatory.
Buddy list


Ignore members list
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How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 10:43:07 AM »
Search function. Everyone says they hate the search function or it doesn't work or whatever...
Here's what I have found. If you happen to know what forum board the subject of what you're searching for is located in, go to that board, then use the search function from there. It's a lot more accurate that way. It's not awesome, but it works adequately for me. I use it almost daily.

Top right of the screen. 


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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 11:27:21 AM »
Unlocked for now. If anyone has anything specific, feel free to ask or send a pm.

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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 10:06:25 AM »
Pictures
If you ever come across an issue where your photo is not loading, or you get a blank screen when trying to reply/post a new thread, your photo is most likely TOO LARGE. First, how to resize your picture using a PC based computer. MS Paint is pre-installed on all so it's easiest to use.

How to Resize Photos in Paint
  • Make a copy of the photo you want to resize (so you don't resize the original).
  • Right click on your new photo file.
  • Mouse over "Open With".
  • Click "Paint".
  • From the menu at the top, in the "Image" section - click "Resize".
  • Click the radial next to "Pixels".
  • Change the largest number (either horizontal or vertical) to "800".
  • Click "OK".
  • Click "File" on the top menu and choose "Save" or hit the save icon at top.
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2016, 10:07:14 AM »
Pictures
With cell phones, there's a plethora of apps to use to resize your photo dimensions. Most newer phones take very large pictures, so you will definitely want to figure out a method of resizing that works best for you to avoid uploading issues.

For me, I have an android, and the easiest app I've found to use is literally called "Photo Resizer" and that's ALL it does. So this is instructions for that app only.

How to Resize Photos in App
  • Download "Photo Resizer" app and open.
  • Click "Select photo(s)".
  • Browse to the photo of your choice.
  • Click on the icon that looks like 4 arrows (the resize icon).
  • Choose one of the preset dimensions, I usually just chose one that's smaller than 800x600. OR go to "custom" at the bottom and write in a size.
  • At that point it will automatically save a copy of the new photo, at the bottom it shows you the new image location.
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2016, 10:08:14 AM »
Pictures
There's two ways to post a photo, inserting an image from a webpage or uploading directly using the attachments.

How to Insert Photos
Example:

This method will display the photo within the text of the thread/reply.
  • If you found a photo online/uploaded a photo to another web page, go to that photo and right click.
  • Click "Copy image address".
  • On your thread/reply, click the button icon that looks like the Mona Lisa. It will populate image tags.
  • Inside of those image tags, paste the copied contents of your image location.
  • Once done, hit "Post".


How to Upload Photos
This method will upload the photo at the bottom of the thread/reply.
  • Click the plus sign on the bottom of the thread that says "Attachments and other options".
  • Under "Attach", click "Choose File".
  • Browse to the photo of your choice.
  • If you are uploading multiple, click "(more attachments)". You can upload 8 at a time in one post.
  • Once done, hit "Post".
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2016, 11:26:51 AM »
Great post!  Thanks so much for the help  :tup:

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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 05:05:27 PM »
Bump for someone asking :)
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2016, 05:09:37 PM »
Good info.  :tup:
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 09:52:21 PM »
Bump for Nock Nock.
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Re: How to Hunt-Wa. Some tricks of the trade
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