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  1. Arn

    The FORUM...means what to you?

    In 2005, a friend handed me a book saying, "Arn, you're adventurous. Have you ever considered walking the 900 years old pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago in Spain? As she asked the question, she handed me a much-used and dog-eared paperback. I never gave it back, but I did walk the...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ivar


    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...
  9. peregrina2000

    New sub-forum for caregivers?

    I have been in touch with another peregrina who finds herself in my situation, with increasing caregiving responsibilities at home. Though I am getting great support here from family, friends, and professionals, I find that trying to figure out how to continue the camino is not a topic I can...
  10. ivar

    Camino Chat app (WhatsApp/Messenger for the forum)

    Hola all, I have been working (with a developer) on this app for a while, and now it is out. Optional to use, of course, but it is free with no ads and it is there for those who are interested. The app is very simple, it is a copy of WhatsApp/Messenger but only for the forum. You log in...
  11. Bad Pilgrim

    Help me to get rid of notifications, please

    Hello, Can someone tell me how to NOT get push notification (that pops up on the screen)? I made the mistake of accepting them. I went to my profile page and tried to uncross every alternative that looked like it, but they still pop up. What do I do? /BP
  12. D

    Posting new thread

    Please for give me I am very grumpy by now I have just spent 30 minuets trying to find the create or post a new thread and I have posted quite a lot of post. So how does a newby get on. I finally found a little yellow piece that looked all the world like a little advert. Give me a while I will...
  13. VNwalking

    Where have all the bookmarks gone?

    When I try to access my bookmarks, there doesn't seem to be anything there. o_O Is it only me? Or am I missing something? (I clicked on my avaitar on the right side of the taskbar (above), and chose 'Bookmark list' from the pull-down menu. But what showed up were only headings, no actual...
  14. ivar

    How to communicate ideas/feedback on how the forum is run

    Dear all, Over the last few days we have had several threads touching on the topic of how the forum is run, the forum rules.. what makes sense and what does not. Feedback is always good. But I ask that you tunnel them in PMs to me or the mods. The reason this is best communicated via PM is...
  15. notion900

    'like' Doesn't = Thank You

    It's really lovely when people post a proper thank you for all the helpful answers to their pressing question. Clicking 'like' is better than nothing, but isn't quite as nice. Just saying.
  16. ivar

    Sand Box (Try out the forum Software)

    Dear all, [@SYates set up this SandBox thread a few days ago... I just tried to merge the posts over to this new thread.. and it all went horribly wrong.. so here we go... a blank new thread where you can try out some forum features] First of all, thank you to @SYates for taking the initiative...
  17. ivar

    Donations and payment change

    Hi all, I just wanted to let you all know that I have decided to only work with Stripe payments and drop PayPal for making donations to the forum. Stripe is the company that process the card payments. More here: https://stripe.com/ . They are used by many of the "big companies", more on that...
  18. peregrina2000

    Posts on your profile page

    I have a question for Ivar or one of the tecchies. If someone posts something on my profile page, will I get an alert? I was just on that page a few minutes ago and saw all these messages I hadn't ever seen. I even saw that someone had "liked" a post on my profile page -- how does that...
  19. ivar

    How to add your Camino to the New Camino Calendar

    Dear all, Adding your date to this calendar is a two step process: Start a new thread (maybe in the Camino Introduction section?) announcing your Camino with as much/little information that you feel comfortable with. Once the thread has been posted, click the "Threads Tools" drop down, just...
  20. ivar

    How to donate to the forum

    Here are the steps that you need to follow: 1) Go here: http://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/account/upgrades 2) Press "Purchase" (the button to the right) at the level you would like to donate. This post has been edited since I no longer have a PayPal account... Clicking the "Purchase"...