Gizmos, Titles and Stuff - How They Work

CarolX

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
#1
last posts

Marc,

I don't want to overload you with stuff...I bet you have millions and millions of questions you are answering with the new board..but I saw something today that I have seen a few times...the last post dates are not always cronilogical (sp - can't do it without the checker LOL). I copied the screen to a bitmap if you want to see....you may already be aware of this one. Lemme know....

CarolX
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#2
E-mail me the bitmap if you can and I'll look at it. I haven't noticed any order problems, but I'm sorta in and out and miss a lot.

I was amazed that the import of the old threads went as well as it did. I was expecting total disaster like everything else in this project. A software switch and a Host switch at the same time was not the smartest thing I've ever done. I was living Murphy's Law to the extreme. I'm so happy to be 'almost' back to normal...

There might be some hiccups. Whether I can fix it depends upon what it is.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#3
Ah! The 'Sticky' issue! Another new 'software feature'! Don't 'cha just LUV it? All sorts of new stuff to 'deal with'!

When you see 'Sticky' by the thread title, it means I (or the forum moderators - I think - I'll have to look at what they can do as opposed to what I can do with regard to 'Sticking' threads) 'stuck' the message at the top of the list for a bit so folks will see it right off on entering that forum. It's a 'new' admin option. OK - why would I do it? Well, I'm sorta making it very 'noticeable' for whatever reason. I'll have to read it again - I remember doing it - half to see the function work and half because I wanted everyone to see and read the thread.

I'll un-sticky the thread soon. Thankfully, it's not a screwed up database file. That would have really not made Marc happy. Marc would eat 1 Valium, wait 1 hour and then re-check bank balance. If the database this whole system runs on screws up - we would be talking real problems and real money. I personally can't fix anything at that level. Tears would stream from Marc's eyes... Marc would take very, very long walk to clear clouded mind and reconsider the future and, probably, to contemplate the Meaning of Life... Luckily, that's not the case.

Thanks for the observation. You never know and I do want to know about any 'bugs' or problems.

By the way, when ever you see a thread with an icon 'missing', that's where the 'import' missed a 'spot' (for lack of a better word). I try to fix them when I see them, but there's just too many threads and posts. I don't want to sit here for a week doing nothing but editing individual threads and posts. It's a cosmetic issue to me. We'll all just have to live with a few missing icons.
 
J

Jim Biz

#5
Moderator Actions

Marc- Do you have a help screen for Moderator actions?

I've looked & looked here and don't seem to be able to find what/where to do anything but edit my own.

(nothing in my forum rules section - shows more than normal change options)

I do have the Admin dropdown - but when I go there I get a screen explaining "not authorized"

Test edit. I'm adding these words just before your 'signature' (Regards and on the next line Jim).

Regards
Jim
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#6
I'll have to check. I've never logged in as 'moderator'. I'll look and see just moderators CAN do. I'll get back to you - hopefully today - on exactly what moderators can do. In the meantime, see the following attachment. I think you have to 'right click' and the 'Download Target to Disk' on PeeCees to download it and read it.
 

Attachments

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#8
Moderator Options in Threads Listing View

This is kinda weird. I changed my user options for Marc Smith and played around for a few minutes. The Admin Options drop down you see - is it in the view where you see all the threads in the forum listed or in an actual thread?

If you are at the listing of threads, in a ( or the) forum you (whether alone or with someone else) are a 'Moderator' the 'Admin Options' available to a forum moderator are (or should be):

Forum Options (this is the 'default' that you first see) - just click Go and it will take you to a little 'control panel' where you can post and edit announcements and 'view' users profile (you have to enter a name and then you will see their profile - but - you can't change anything in it even though it looks like you can).

Next there are: View Posts Queue and View Attachments Queue (both are disabled - this is where the moderator has to 'approve' posts and/or attachments prior to their apprearing - which would drive everyone nuts) -- and there is Mass Move and Mass Prune (disabled - I don't want moderators trying to do some serious stuff). These should also be in the admin 'pull down' menu, but they shouldn't work.

Tell me if you see these 'options. If not - tell me what you see.

NOTE: If you go to the 'Moderator's Control Panel, you get back to the board in a subtle way. If you look up in the far upper right of the window you will see (almost grayed out) "Go To Your Forums Home Page". Waving you mouse over it will turn it yellow. Click it and you will be returned to the forum from the Moderator Control Panel.

For all intents and purposes, going to the Moderator's control panel isn't good for anything unless you want to post or edit an 'Announcement' in your forum for some reason (if you think of a reason, by all means go ahead. You're the moderator so if there's something important you have to say and you feel an 'announcement' is warranted, by all means - go ahead.

So - in the view where you see all the threads listed, thats the deal with the 'Admin Functions' drop down.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#9
Moderator Options Within Threads

OK - Now open a thread (topic) in a forum you moderate.

You should again see the 'Admin' dropdown.

The default should read Thread Options. Click Go and an options box should show up. Everything in it should be self explanitory. You can change the thread icon, subject (title), open and close the thread, hide the thread (I'm not sure why one would want to hide a thread, but I'm still learning), and you can add a 'summary' or 'comments'. I haven't done this yet so if you add a summary I'm not sure where they will appear...

Clicking on the Admin Dropdown I see also lists:
Open / Close Thread
Move / Copy Thread
Edit Thread
Delete Thread / Posts
Merge Threads
Split Thread
(like where you have a posting within a thread which is off topic, but is 'important' - you 'slice it off', so to speak, into it's own thread.)
Stick / Unstick Thread

As before, if you'll take a minute in a forum you moderate and check this out, let me know what you see. Remember - This stuff only works in forums you are a/the moderator of.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#10
Moderators and Editing Posts From Members

When you have a thread open and are reading all the posts, you can edit posts others have made right at their post. Just click on the 'edit' button for that post at the bottom of the post on the right. As with the old UltimateBB after you edit the post there will be an 'Edited by...' with date and time added to the post.

You can also Delete the post here if you have a good reason to (look at the TOP of the post while in the 'edit' screen). Please think twice before you delete a post for any reason!!

NOTE: Below the text box you will see a gray 'block' titled Options: (the same one you would see if you were starting a new topic or replying to a post) Don't change these unless you have a good reason to. Especially the 'E-mail Notification' one. Remember, you're changing someone else's post. So - if E-Mail Notification is checked and you un-check it, the poster will no longer receive notification of new posts. You're editing their post and their settings for the post.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
BeaBea Organizational Charts and Job Titles Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 9
T Question about Quality Department employee position titles Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 10
K Assigning the Correct Procedures Applicable to Job Titles General Auditing Discussions 15
D Job Titles referenced in Procedures IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 18
C Do titles that are called out in processes and procedures have to be exact? Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 3
0 Quality Jobs, Titles and Job Descriptions Career and Occupation Discussions 13
N Updating Job Titles - Does This Mean There Needs to Be a rev change? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 12
Q Should HR Job Titles match Procedure Responsible names? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 5
I Process Approach Litmus Test - Procedure Titles ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 33
R Reference Numbers or Titles for a Nonconformance Report? Nonconformance and Corrective Action 6
T Schedule for SOP Review - Listing by Names of Process Owner versus Job Titles? Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 12
J Procedures Manual - Procedure Titles Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 19
Jim Wynne Job Titles as Substitutes for Improvement Coffee Break and Water Cooler Discussions 3
S Two different titles Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 6
Marc Title - Registered Visitor 'Titles' - How to and What is and isn't allowed Elsmar Cove Forum ToS and Forum Policies 0
T Titles for Quality Functions - Very small business quality department query ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 17
Marc Discussion Thread Titles and Post Titles - Importance of Titling and Title Changes Elsmar Cove Forum ToS and Forum Policies 9
F Document Titles - ISO Requirements? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 9
G Titles for Visual Control Systems (graphs) - I need some reference data Manufacturing and Related Processes 2
R Training and Job Titles ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 18
Marc The use of Job Titles & Responsibilities Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 7
somashekar Where does RoHS stuff get audited by CB's? Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 3
J Sourcing a Sterile Product - Asking for supplier for too much regulatory stuff? 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 2
S What the Product actually is - Software Technologies to optimize Telco ?stuff"? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 5
A EN 62304:2006 Class A Stuff - Light Boxes for Eye Testing IEC 62304 - Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes 3
S Production, Consumption & Disposal - That's the 'story of stuff' ! Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 0
Wes Bucey More GEE WHIZ computer stuff After Work and Weekend Discussion Topics 1
Marc All Sorts of Stuff! The Internet Archive Book, Video, Blog and Web Site Reviews and Recommendations 1
Manix Monster VW GOLF W12 - The Stuff Dreams are Made of! World News 2
Hershal All the PC stuff........ Happy Holidays and Season's Greetings Coffee Break and Water Cooler Discussions 2
Randy Star Trek stuff Coffee Break and Water Cooler Discussions 71
M Fun Quality Stuff - Creating a training plan for new internal auditors Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 28
N What 'Quality' stuff do you hang on your cubical walls? Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 21
B QS/TS Suppplier Stuff IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 30
Marc Charlie's View - Contract Auditing and Other Stuff Registrars and Notified Bodies 0
Marc The Don Winton Memorial FDA Stuff Archive ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 3

Similar threads

Top Bottom