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    • roddy
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      I don't know if this was possible before, I just discovered it. Snap a difficult road sign and ask for help, show everyone the fantastic meal you're demolishing, or share a pic of the weird street activity going on and ask if anyone's seen it before.     
    • tim80z
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      A friend of mine got very drunk and woke up with this tattoo.  He doesn't even remember getting it let alone what it might mean.  Any help appreciated.
    • abcdefg
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      Will there eventually be a "landing page" which shows recent posts, active posts, popular posts or threads, who's on line, and things like that all together? I got in the habit of starting my forum visits there. Not saying it's absolutely essential, but I, for one, found it useful and handy.   Will confess that I don't have the slightest clue as to what "Activity Streams" are or what they are supposed to do.
    • abcdefg
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      Just now made a post and realized that I could not preview it before publishing. Is there a way to do that which I overlooked?   When I write long and somewhat complex posts with methods, links, and pictures, I always spend a good deal of time previewing them for obvious errors such as typos and spelling mistakes.   Sure would like to be able to still do that now with this new tool set. It's particularly useful for some of the long food, drink, cooking and eating posts I like to make. I'm sure there are partial workarounds, such as first writing the bulk of it offline using a word processing program and then pasting it into the forum's composition box.   But that does not help with formatting issues and placement of illustrations. I like to see those things in preview form before "going live."
    • abcdefg
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      It seems the green "like" points that used to show in the lower right corner of the post have disappeared. I realize they were sometimes abused, so this might not be a bad thing. Still, I wanted to bring it up for discussion.   I used them to estimate the amount of interest in a post that I had made. If a new topic only garnered a few green points, I assumed it was not very popular. That guided me in the way I presented future posts; guided me in topic selection, composition of the post and the way I presented it. I also used the number of views as a rough guide to levels of reader interest.   Are there other ways now to get that same sort of feedback information? The reason it matters is that I prefer to try and meet the needs of readers here; I prefer not to just post things in a vacuum. If nobody cares about hearing this or that; if nobody finds it of interest; then I stop including that in my posts or decrease it to a minimum.   I'm mainly talking here about the food, drink, cooking and eating topics that I like to post on Chinese Forums. I tend to always fiddle with them to make them more along the lines of what might be useful or interesting to readers and members here. So any methods I can use to tell what works and what doesn't are useful to me in fine-tuning that ongoing project.
    • roddy
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    • John Al
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      My grandma loved to travel to China, she left two scroll paintings we don't have any clue.  Could somebody help to translate the meaning and the artist name who made them.  Huge thanks for your help.
    • roddy
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      Older posts have formatting problems - emoticons aren't showing, links aren't formatted. This is being gradually fixed, but it's being done slowly to keep the site usable. It'll take a couple of days.  Search isn't working - the index needs rebuilt. Again, might be a few days, but in the meantime you might want to use the site: operator on Google - Google's indexing isn't perfect, but it's better than ours for now. Trying to get Google site search back on here is on a list of things to do. Because of the above processes, the site may be slower than it will be when they've finished. 
    • roddy
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      The old new / followed content views are now merged into 'Activity Streams'. I haven't quite figured these out myself yet, but they do seem quite powerful. You could have one stream of new content by specific people (say, people you know are going to the same uni as you next year), comments to your blog entries, new topics in a specific forum, etc.  The default streams available are under activity > my activity streams. You can choose one default stream which appears on the right hand side - by default it's unread content, but if you click the tick mark next to a stream title (ie, Content I follow ) that will become your default and take its place. The Content I Follow streams seem empty at the moment, but that's just while the database catches up with itself. You can see here that the information hasn't been lost.
    • roddy
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      Starting a new topic for this one, as I suspect people are going to end up getting more emails than previously. You can adjust your notification settings here http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/notifications/options/ and it might be worth having a look to see how things are set up (and what new stuff you can get notifications for). Any questions, put them in here.