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  1. ivar

    e-mails from the forum

    Hola all, Just a message from me regarding the emails that the forum send out and how you can manage this if you want to turn off or on these email message. The daily email can be turned on or off here: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/dailydigest/ The weekly email (Saturdays) can be...
  2. Doughnut NZ

    How to manage new posts?

    I usually click on the New Posts area of the forum and browse the topics. I am interested in some and completely disinterested in others, especially the "which brand of shoes to wear" and "how to take poles on a plane" ones. Those are obviously valid and interesting topics to other people...
  3. C clearly

    How can I use the forum to browse and find information?

    This post might be helpful if you are a new forum user or even a long-time member who has noticed some changes that Ivar has recently made on the forum. Be assured that these changes should not affect the way you have been interacting here on the forum. The main/front page of the forum (that...
  4. ivar

    Back to basics on the forum

    Hola all! First of all, thank you for hanging around the forum during the last year. It has been difficult, but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now I think. I have been thinking about making some slight changes to the forum rules and the way we do things on the forum, so this...
  5. ivar

    Poll ⛅ New emojis in forum names. Good or bad?

    I have added a few emojis to some of the forum names on the forum.
  6. ivar

    Updated Forum Search

    Hola all, I just wanted to let you know that I have updated the search capability on the forum today... If you use the Search box at the top of each page, you will see that it now auto-completes (you will see suggested searches when you type). Also in the search result, if you mistyped a...
  7. peregrina2000

    The deleted Covid Humor thread

    Many forum members have noticed that the covid humor thread has disappeared, and recent attempts to start a new one were deleted. We have had many PMs with individual forum members, but we thought a more general explanation was in order. Though some moderators had serious misgivings from the...
  8. C clearly

    Forum Tips - Search

    For background about Forum Tips, see here. This thread will be devoted to understanding the Search function of the forum. Please post any questions or corrections below, and I'll update this post to include them. There is a Search button on the top right of the blue banner across the top. We’ll...
  9. C clearly

    Forum Tips - Resources section

    For background about Forum Tips, see here. This thread will be devoted to understanding the Resources section of the forum. I have to admit that I'm starting this thread without having done the necessary work to really understand the Resources section. However, @BombayBill asked about it, and...
  10. C clearly

    Forum Tips - Your account

    For background about Forum Tips, see here. This thread will be devoted to understanding the Your Account section of the forum software. To access Your Account, click on your Username at the top right of your screen, and you’ll see a dropdown list of options. A few hints follow... First a note...
  11. C clearly

    Forum Tips – Crowdsourcing a users’ guide

    With Ivar's endorsement, let’s create some reference threads with tips for using the forum. After all, (fingers crossed) very soon we will be inundated with members planning their Caminos for 2021 and 2022. Here is a suggested approach: This starter thread will be the place to talk about what...
  12. ivar

    You can now buy ads on the forum

    Hola all, I just added the functionality where any forum member can buy an ad on the forum. You can get started here: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/ads-manager/ Please let me know if you have any questions, Ivar
  13. BombayBill

    Can walk 800k but cannot figure this forum.

    I have no problem figuring out the Camino but Lord how I struggle to figure out managing the forums. Is there a manual for how to manage my preferences, forums , threads etc? Why are some forums BOLD and others not? If I watch a forum does that mean I am also watching all sub-forums? If I watch...
  14. ivar

    The Camino Forum as an App

    With this new version of the forum it is now possible to install the forum as an app... kind of.. let me explain. What it is is called a Progressive Web App https://web.dev/progressive-web-apps/ This is not possible in all browsers, but in Chrome-land it should work (not in Safari I think)...
  15. VNwalking

    Forum upgrade hiccups?

    The newest upgrade looks great, @ivar. as usual it may take a little time get used to the changes in format. But I have a few immediate questions: First, what happened to the little button it looks like a cog-wheel in the upper right hand side of the menu bar? It's the one that allowed you to...
  16. ivar

    I think an apology is in order...

    Dear all, Over the last few weeks, some of the mods have done some detective work on how the forum software work, and we have discovered that we (the mods and me) have not been using it in the right way.. let me explain. When a user has done something that we (the mods and me) consider...
  17. ivar

    New Forum Search

    Dear all, A while back, it was mentioned how horrible bad the forum search was... I, of course knew this, and had been planning on doing something about it for a while, but never got to it. So now, here it is... the new forum search: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/search/ When you...
  18. Ungawawa

    Change to post reediting rules?

    I used to be able to go back and edit my posts from earlier, but now I see it's not letting me any more. Is this a change in policy? I'd like to put the case for allowing this to happen... For posts which are things like people collecting information, such as my list of Spanish ATM fees...
  19. SabineP

    New moderators / staff members

    I just noticed that this forum recently got two new staff members. Hi @Bradypus and @C clearly ;) Wishing you constructive and as less moderating as possible.
  20. ivar

    Newsletter

    Hola all, Just to let you know that I have created a newsletter (some of you are most likely on it already), but it covers both the forum and the forum store. Once or twice a month I send out an e-mail with new guidebooks (from the store) and also I do send out lists of popular topics from the...
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