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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by ivar, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ivar

    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    [Updated January 8th 2015]

    This question comes up once in a while, so here we go:

    Step 0) Sign up (free) and log in.

    Step 1)
    Go to the forum homepage:
    http://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/

    Step 2) Scroll down and find the section where your question /comment belongs. (If it about the "Camino Frances" in that section, if it is about Equipment then in that section)

    Step 3) Click the section in which your question /comment belongs

    Step 4) Find the "Start a New Thread" button and click it.
    (It is blue and located on the right side, almost at the top.
    Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 4.09.26 PM.png

    Step 5) Write your question/comment and then click the "Create Thread" button to post it on the forum.

    Buen Camino!!
    Ivar
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  2. William Marques

    William Marques Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

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    I would like to add that some new people post their first questions in the "Announcements / Your Feedback" or "Frequently Asked Questions" sections.

    These are moved (as are any threads obviously wrongly placed) to the correct section and generally the original thread is left as a shadow in the original section (indicated by the blue arrow to the right of the thread title) for at 7-14 days after which the shadow is removed as we hope by then people will be looking for it in the right place.

    Please put your first post in the Pilgrim Introductions forum or the forum most relevant to your question.
     
  3. Orafo

    Orafo Member

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    Ivar,
    I am having difficulty figuring out how to post a new topic; the layout seems to have changed, and I do not see the spaces in which to insert the subject and then the message itself. I also inadvertently duplicated your first post as a reply! Sorry about that. Can you perhaps post some instructions for the new layout of the forum?
    Thanks,
    Frank
     
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    Hi Frank. You need to log in, go to the relevant section of the forum you want to post your question in, and then click a blue box halfway of the screen to the right that says 'New Thread'. The upper box on the new screen allows you to type your subject, the lower box is for the question itself. Good luck!
     
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  5. Orafo

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    Thanks, NoovanderVeen. Ivar also gave me this advice. I just returned to the forum in question and tried again, and this time, for whatever reason, it worked! So I have posted my new thread. The mysteries of computers . . . Thanks for your help.
    Frank
     
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  6. Travel Diva

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    I was able to post a question the other day and answer other questions but today I don't see a button that say "post a question" it says I have insufficient rights to post - what does that mean? I cant post questions anymore, I don't see a post a question button on my page any more. I use standar IE browser.
     
  7. Travel Diva

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    I still cant find the blue box - when I scroll down it says "You have insufficient privileges to post here" - Please help. I am leaving for the Camino tomorrow and I start walking Tuesday, it would really help to post questions on the Camino Forum that's what its for right? but somehow it wont allow me to post as I don't see the button that says "new thread" please help.
     
  8. Travel Diva

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    I give up - I've tried on Google Chrome, MAC and I cant post a new thread on this forum. It says I have "insufficient privileges". I dont understand how I could post a brand new thread last week and this week I cant post. Are my rights taken away, did I do something wrong? When I really need the forum to help me with a question as I am leaving in less than 14 hrs to Spain. This is not helping! Any help will be appreciated.
     
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    For some reason, I'm once again having the problem that Travel Diva reports. I've tried posting in Chrome and Safari, but I can't see the "new thread" button any more. I finally just found the most closely analogous thread and replied to the last post in it, to pose my question.
     
  10. ivar

    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    @Travel Diva this has now been fixed. Since your messages was written starting at 05.52 in the morning, I was not yet wake.

    Look for:
    Screen Shot 2013-09-01 at 1.34.15 PM.png

    Buen Camino!
    Ivar
     
  11. Travel Diva

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    Thanks Ivar - I see the blue box that says Post New Thread - it wasn't visible 8 hours ago when I was still packing and I had a questions and wanted to post something to the forum. Much appreciate the fix. Looking for the Camino as I am leaving Canada today and arriving in Logrono on Monday and hope to start walking Tuesday.
    Buen Camino.
     
  12. ivar

    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Great! Buen Camino!
     
  13. musicman

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    Why are the same posts reappearing?
    Nearly all the posts this Sunday are repeats!
     
  14. ivar

    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Hi there,

    Not sure if I understand what you mean... many of the posts today are in threads that has been started a while back, but the latest post is from today (and hopefully no repeat posts).

    Could you send me some links as examples?

    Thanks!
    Ivar
     
  15. Hiker lady

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    Hi Ivar, we can not for the life of us find this "post new thread" button. Are yòu having issues with the site?
    Thanks, Hiker Lady.
     
  16. dougfitz

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    The 'Post New Thread' (in a browser) or 'New Topic' (in Tapatalk) is only active if you are in the section where you want to make the post. It isn't active if you are searching, eg viewing 'New Posts' or 'Recent Posts'. The instructions at the head of this topic should be followed exactly if you are using a browser.

    In Tapatalk (at least on an Android device) tap on the Camino arrow in the top left corner until you get to the home menu. It will have a browse option near the bottom of the screen. Select that and you will see a selection of the seven major areas of the forum. Select the one you need and you will then get a list of topics. Select the one you want. When you do, you should see the a selection 'New Topic' at the top of the screen with a pencil icon. You may find there are sub-topics at this stage.

    Sample sequence to create a new thread about GPS devices would be:
    1. tap the Camino icon (top left) until the main menu with a 'Browse' option is displayed.
    2. tap Browse
    3. GPS is a topic that will relate to all routes. Tap the Pilgrim Topics Related to All Routes selection
    4. You might expect GPS to be an equipment topic. Tap the Equipment Questions selection
    5. At this stage, you should be able to create a New Topic (at the top of the screen), but you will find a sub-topic here labelled GPS and the Camino de Santiago. Select that.
    6. You can now tap on New Topic, and an entry screen will appear for your question or contribution.
    Regards,
     
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    Susannafromsweden Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I'm posting a picture of my screen here. You can see the button down to the right, in the corner. It's now green. image.jpg
     
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    Thankyou Susanna;)
     
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    Thank you Ivar. I'm new to this so you may well/will hear from me again over the coming weeks! :)
     
  20. puravidadarlene

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    I have signed up and have the app for my mini but when I go to the forum its asking me to sign in and I most be doing something wrong....maybe because its 2 am. I thought I'd already signed up when I ordered my badge which I got really fast thank you.
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Sometimes the forum signs you out, and you need to sign in again with the same username and password you created when you singed up. Try that...
     
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    Sorry Ivar .......am completely unable to start a new thread or post a question to this forum on my IPad. I have a user I'd, I have followed your directions buts am never presented with a message box ...... Just an error message that says I must to enter a valid message. Don't know what else to try - have tried more than a dozen times. Am anxious to get some feedback on my questions before I start my Camino. Thank you
     
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    Apologize for all the typos in previous thread
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    It seems like Safari on the iPad has some problems loading the full page (with box to write in). For the iPad I would then suggest two options:
    1) Download the "Camino Forum App"from the Apple App Store (free) and use that.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camino-de-santiago-forum/id592708918?mt=8
    or...
    2) Download Google Chrome for the iPad and see if that works.
    ..or use a computer...

    I hope the next update of the forum software fixes this..

    Saludos,
    Ivar
     
  25. pilgrim b

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    Hi I sometimes experience no message box on my Applemac if you click reply and dont get a box or don't have the box at the end of the thread :
    Just refresh the whole page and then it usually shows up . Hope this helps. :)
     
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    It's most probably your app. I had a strange one when using my iPad recently, I would get to read one message and then it would jump out of the form and i would have to go in again. I continued to groan for a few days and then went to my apps, then to 'updates' - the forum was there. After I ran the update on the 'camino forum' I had no problems. Modern technology hmmm.

    Love the forum though.
     
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    Hei Ivar,

    I just joined today and wanted to post a question, start a new thread or conversation. I tried many times but i always get the message " please enter a valid message" even though i followed your instructions. Is there something i am missing?


    Regards,
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Hi Gracie,

    Did you fill in the "title" and the "question/comment" box? To submit a new posts you need to fill out both fields (very much like an e-mail message).

    Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 09.33.13.png
     
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    Im having same problem as Gracie, the Title box appears, but no space to type my message? Ta
     
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    PROBLEM FIXED!!! Thanks Pilgrim B ... just refresh the screen (yes I also have a MAC) and the message box reappears ... these apple products like to keep us on our toes.
     
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    Hello Ivar,
    I seem to be experiencing the same issue on my iPad. No title box at all :-(
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    On my ipad I use the Google Chrome Browser (look for it in the app store) and it works fine. An alternative might be the Camino de Santiago Forum "App" (also in the app store).

    The Safari browser (the default browser on the ipad) has some problems....

    I hope this fixes it! :)

    Buen Camino!
    Ivar
     
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    Safari + Caminodesantiago forum has problems also on Mac (in both designs).
    I am currently using Firefox for Mac when reading the forum, and that works fine.
     
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    Alas, there is no 'Post new thread'-button on the mentioned page. Is there another possibility or should we use our mouth and ears, like we did for thousand years? ;)
     
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    Hi Jan
    This may help or further confuse, as I am on the iPad and 'see' a different view to PC, I think.

    Try: search for place you want to post- ie misc topics, live from Camino or. Cf etc
    Then: I see. 3 dots on the top right of my screen like this. . . .
    Then: hit those
    Then: I see then a selection, which includes. ' New Topic'


    Hope it helps
     
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    Hi. I want to update my profile including photograph but I can't figure out how to do it ???
     
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    Thanks. Tried it but It keeps saying security error go back refresh and try again. No joy so far :(
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Ok, so try this. Hover over your username (top right of every screen, as seen below)
    image.jpg

    Then select "Avatar". Does that do it?
    Ivar
     
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    I can get As far as selecting photo but then it just throws me right back to the beginning again without updating it
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Hmm.. this is strange. Try it in a different browser or on a different computer. ...or just email me the photo and I can add your new avatar.. (ivar.rekve at gmail.com).
     
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    Thanks Ivar. It worked that time.
     
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    Sorry, can't find how to respond the most correctly. However if you would like to control costs and eliminate the app. Please do. Thanks so much for what you do and for what we don't know you do.
    Ron
     
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    Ivar, I am trying to post something for the first time; and I too can't see the blue box with the
    " thread" on it. I will keep trying.
     
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    Cannot find the new thread button.How come I have missed it?
     
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    No new tread button is showing .
     
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    I see that @lisamaja figured it out (she started a new thread)... did you find the button @Dotte Girl ?
     
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    Yes I did Ivar. Thank you!
     
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    What does the number in the little logo next to my bookmark mean. It was 1 it is now 2?
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    If I understand you correctly this is the the number of "un-read alerts" in the forum.... all users can make changes to this here:
    https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/account/preferences
    Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 2.14.33 PM.png
     
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    That seems to be it it has disappeared now.
     
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    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    It updates every 10 minutes for the number that show up in the tab:
    Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 3.00.46 PM.png

    ..for the number that show up in the bookmark, I am not sure if it is also every 10 minutes.
     
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    I'm sign in, my name is to the top right, still can find the teads to ask more questions. when I push in my previous blog, still does not show the tads.
    Thank you for your help
     
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    Yolanda, you have to click on the blue tab top left that reads "Camino de Santiago Forum" - it acts as a "reset" botton and gives you all the major categories of topics in which you then post your new thread. You would do the same thing if you wanted to read about different Caminos for example.

    When you log in, you automatically end up in the "most common" or 'most recent" threads. Hope this helps. I also looked and looked and looked before I got it.
     
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    Welcome to the forum I see you have posted a few questions, so I guess you figured it out. :)

    Buen Camino!
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  57. Restless

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    Hi Ivar,

    Is there a list of tags? I just posted a new thread and was confused about how to tag it.

    Thanks
     
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    Tagging posts is optional, but if you choose to add a/more than one tag just write them separated by commas. As posts get tagged they will create lists of topics related to the same tag.

    For some examples of tags that already have been used, see at the bottom of each page:
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    I hope this helps,
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  59. annelise

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    Ivar, when just trying to access I had a severe warning that there was a 'certificate error' and if I accessed the site I would be taking a risk about others accessing my account. Well, I did it anyway. Might it be due to your updating of the site yesterday?

    annelise

    - and the address to the camino site on the top bar is now highlighted in red ... - never saw anything like this before ...
     
  60. ivar

    ivar Administrator Staff Member Donating Member

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    This should not happen, but it might be related to the update we did yesterday on the server.

    Question: What is the web browser that you are using?

    We will look into this and try to fix it.

    Thanks!
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  61. yolanda Mejia

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    I got it thank you!:)
     
  62. Lachance

    Lachance Me llamo Deb

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    If you hit the Reply button then change your mind, how do you get rid of the reply window?
     
  63. ivar

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    Click the "floppy disc" icon, then "Delete draft"
     
  64. Lachance

    Lachance Me llamo Deb

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    Hmm, just tried that on this reply and it's still here. Safari on iPad, not a biggie, should switch to Chrome and try.
     
  65. Tia Valeria

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    Ivar like @annelise I have a similar problem with some pages, 'certificate error' without the red bar. I simply click refresh and the page then loads. It is also proving difficult to upload images. I use Firefox as a browser but I did wonder if it might be the anti-virus that causes the alert.
     
  66. ivar

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    Did it used to happen a few day ago or does it still happen? We are looking into this.
     
  67. Tia Valeria

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    Thanks Ivar. It happened occasionally before, but has been worse since the re-start. Also sometimes the blue banner is just that, no top links, sign in/user name etc, but all appear on refreshing the page. Weird.
     
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    Tia Valeria Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I have resolved this one. When I looked in my settings I had to put the tick back into the 'upload images using flash based uploader'. Hope this helps if anyone else has a problem with their photos. :)
     
  69. Tia Valeria

    Tia Valeria Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Ivar, does this help you solve the problem? I don't know how to do screen shots but this is the message I get. It is quite random and as I said I do get the page when I refresh it.
    :)
     
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  70. ivar

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    This might be a problem on your end. have a look here for some suggested solutions:
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1032303
     
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  71. Peregrinopaul

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    Ivar,
    A couple of times now, when I've wanted to comment on someones post, I've noticed that my comment appears in the orange text box, and looks like part of the original post. What am I doing wrong?
    My latest error is recently in the thread about your stone at Cruz de F.
     
  72. William Marques

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    [*QUOTE="Peregrinopaul, post: 294366, member: 22956"]Ivar,
    A couple of times now, when I've wanted to comment on someones post, I've noticed that my comment appears in the orange text box, and looks like part of the original post. What am I doing wrong?
    My latest error is recently in the thread about your stone at Cruz de F.[/QUOTE*]

    Just write your reply outside the Quote Box and all should be well (* inserted above so that Quote Box does not appear for this post).
     
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    Thanks Ivar. I looked and decided I prefer the inconvenience to lower security. Interestingly the problem seems to have gone, maybe because my system is again recognising the forum :)
     
  74. Lachance

    Lachance Me llamo Deb

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    Hola Ivar. How do you turn off email for alerts? I'm here most days anyway, no point in cluttering up the inbox. Can't find anything in my account/profile to do it. Gracias.
     
  75. ivar

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    You would go here:
    https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/account/preferences

    ...and uncheck the "Receive email notifications" on the various options listed.

    Note that you may be already "watching" (subscribing with email notification) to older threads. You can go here:
    https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/watched/threads
    ..and see a list of them. If you would like to unwatched these you need to click on each of them and click the "Unwatch thread" (towards the top right of each thread).

    I hope this helps!
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  76. Lachance

    Lachance Me llamo Deb

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    Yes, thanks. So with the older threads, you can't opt out of email? That's ok.

    Another question. I've turned off prescriptive text and auto correct on the iPad. It's stopped bugging me in email, but on this site it persists. In fact, if I type something it doesn't like, it highlights the offending word and tries to block me from typing anything else until I accept one of its suggestions. Maybe I should be asking an Apple forum, just that it only happens here. OTOH, I don't do social media. Could be a problem elsewhere for all I know.
     
  77. ivar

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    Yes you can, but you need to do it one thread at a time (by UnWatching it).

    Yes this is an apple question since it is the iPad doing this (not the forum). Try to google "turn off auto correct ipad" and see what comes up.
     
  78. MichaelRpdx

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    Ivar, May I suggest inserting between 0 and 2
    #) Check the FAQ page. There are 45 collections answers to questions.​
    It's nice to read the existing wisdom before asking.
     
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    Thanks! I never saw it ...
     
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    Could I also ask, for those of us who use the Search function to find threads by their titles, that it would be very helpful if those starting a new thread made the effort to spell the title of the new thread properly (accepting that there is no one standard English). I want to be able to search out the wisdom of previous threads and not waste anyone's time. The wild spelling of new thread titles and misspelling of older thread titles found by accident suggests why I sometimes cannot find a useful older thread. (I know I'm dating myself, but spelling used to be very useful).
     
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    Are there particular words you find misspelt? The moderators can alter the names of threads to correct this if necessary.
     
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    I managed to locate a thread on plantar fasciitis without the double "i" in the thread name. As a medical term, I can quite understand why this may be difficult to spell. I am getting better at guessing how a misspelling may occur. I was needing some help with this issue.
     
  83. William Marques

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    I have corrected this.
     
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    Hi I have a question about posting. I am leaving for my Camino in 3 days and wanted to post it on the calendar--but I cannot figure out how to do this! When I go to the Calendar page https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/calendar/ there is no link or button anywhere allowing me to post!
     
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  86. SYates

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    Currently: Walking the CF in winter 2016/17
    Quoted from the instructions:

    Add your Start date to our Camino Calendar. 1) Start a new Thread about your Camino plans 2) After thread has been created, select "Thread Tools" above your post (over to the right). Then select "Calendar Add". More instructions here.

    Just click the blue links and all becomes clear ;-) Hope that helps and Buen Camino, SY
     
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    I agree, I am trying to ask a simple question and I can't seem to find a "thread."
     
  88. William Marques

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    If you are trying to ask a question go to the forum which is relevant - let's say the Camino Frances forum - there is a large blue button "Start a new Thread" on the right near the top of the page above all the already existing threads. Press the button and go ahead.

    Maybe before you start a new thread look and see if one already exists. There is a Frequently Asked Questions forum or alternatively use the search button at the top right of each page and respond in a relevant thread. You can search within a forum or generally and limit the search as below:
    • Search titles only
    • Posted by Member
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  89. Wil Chatsey

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    Hi. I just joined the forum and have a question to ask but after following your directions I get 2 errors... must be a valid post (whats that please?) and must have at least 2 areas to send the question to... can you help me? thanks
     
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    Hi there,

    The "Valid post" error might be if you forget to enter a subject for your message. It is requited, and it will give you an error if you try to start a new thread withoiut a subject line.

    Your 2nd error does not sound familiar to me. Try adding the subject line and see if that fixes it.
     
  91. Susan Detlefsen

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    I am also trying to reach Ivar about sending my bag do that I can walk the Camino in September. How can I reach Ivar? Muchas gracias. SD
     
  92. William Marques

    William Marques Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

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    You can send a private message to Ivar or any member.

    Click on the picture of Ivar (or any other member) next to his post and a new tab will appear on the middle of the page. In blue to the right of the tab is "Start a Conversation"

    Click on that and give your message a title and write whatever you want to ask him.

    Finally click the "start a conversation" button at the bottom of the page.
     
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    iv
    ivar@casaivar.com also works :)
     
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