User Profiles, Signatures, User Upgrades, And Posting Messages


Jim Oaks

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Roanoke, Texas
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1996 / 2019
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
The Ranger Station forum is now working on new software in order to be 'mobile friendly'. It's not that hard to figure out how to use, but here's some tips to help you out:

Your Member Profile:

Up in the top right of the forum you will see your user name. If you click on your user name, a small window will open:



You'll see where it says 'Account Details' and 'Signature'. You can click these to edit.

Account Details - Will allow you to change your email address and avatar. There is also a variety of things for you to check off or fill in to complete your profile. These will effect the information that is shown under your name when you post, as well as the banners you see displayed.

Some of these banners include:

Solid Axle Swap
Ford Technician
EMT / Paramedic
Firefighter
Law Enforcement
Military (Active or Veteran)
Solid Axle Swap
V8 Engine Swap

At the very least, I would recommend that you list your City & State next to 'Location', so we all know where each other is.

Signature - The test that is displayed under your messages.

The Tailgate and The Sanctuary Forums:

In order to view these forums, you have to go in to your 'Account Details' and check the box for each of these forums if you want to view them.

Account Upgrades:



The 'Account Upgrades' link is where you can upgrade your user account to a 'Supporting Member', 'Supporting Seller', 'Supporting Vendor', or make a donation to receive the 'TRS 20th Anniversary Banner'.

You can also go directly to it here:


Posting Threads:

Posting a new topic (thread) is easy. You can either click on the 'Post Thread' button:



Or by typing a discussion title in the 'Thread Title' box right above the most recent forum post:



Adding Photos / Videos:

If you want to add a photo or video to your post, click the image icon above your message (see below). It will allow you to either upload a photo, or enter the link to your photo. It will not allow you to upload a photo larger than 2,048 KB (2.04 MB).



The drop down (2) spaces to the right of that will allow you to enter a link to display media from places such as YouTube.


Good luck and enjoy!!
 
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Jim Oaks

Administrator
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Founder / Site Owner
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TRS Banner 2010-2011
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Joined
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Messages
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Points
113
Location
Roanoke, Texas
Vehicle Year
1996 / 2019
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
Other Features:

Here's a few things you may not have noticed.

You can tag another member in your posts by adding @ before their name. For example, @Jim Oaks will send me an alert that I was mentioned in a post.

The bottom right corner of a post has a like button. Be sure to let other members know that you like their post.

When you make a new post, it's set to automatically 'watch', and will send you alerts when someone replies. You can un-check 'Watch this thread' so you don't receive alerts. You can also 'Unwatch' a thread from the button above the top right corner of the thread.

Problems:

I cleaned up the forum and got rid of all the big banners that were under the names. The biggest reason was because I was having problems getting more than one image to show, but I was able to use the built in features of the forum to create what we have now.

I purchased the Media Gallery addon for the forum, but can't migrate the old Photoplog or User Albums from the last (vbulletin) forum. Those galleries still work, so if you've linked a photo in to the forum, it will still work. You can still access the Photoplog gallery from the Media drop down menu at the top of the forum.

I still need to setup the features in the Media Gallery. Bear with me, I've been running on little sleep for the last (2) days trying to get this up and running.
 
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adsm08

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Location
Dillsburg PA
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1987
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Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
What about color schemes? TRS looks funny in white.
 

Craig0320

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V8
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5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Break it right the first time. Fix it better the next time.
Dang this is different. I will get used to it soon I hope. And second what adsm said.
 

Jim Oaks

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Location
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Vehicle Year
1996 / 2019
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
I can do a color scheme, but their is other things I need to get sorted first. Color schemes are kind of a pain in the ass to set up, but I'm not opposed to adding one or two. What do you guys want it to look like?
 

85_Ranger4x4

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Engine Size
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Manual
What about color schemes? TRS looks funny in white.
Click your username to the right side under the TRS banner, in preferances there are two options. One is a little different than the other.
 

pjtoledo

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My credo
get outta my way, I'm falling!
does Photobucket work as a source for pics?


that depends......

it did break up my text. used the right click and paste method.
 

1990RangerinSK

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Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
I'll second the colour scheme, but it's not important. The forum does look good as it is.

You forgot to mention, though, the button up top to mark a forum read. That's a handy feature.
 

85_Ranger4x4

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I see a lot of stuff I like (like the like button). It will be interesting to see how it shakes out when it is all said and done.
 

Mightyfordranger

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I agree with the color scheme change I liked the blue. This will take some getting used to.
Also I'm apparently a new member again??

Overall though it seems cool I do like the like button too.
 

1990RangerinSK

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2WD
I agree with the color scheme change I liked the blue. This will take some getting used to.
Also I'm apparently a new member again??

Overall though it seems cool I do like the like button too.
I'm also a new member again. Maybe I just haven't graduated, yet.
 

1990RangerinSK

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Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Emails come from Xenforo. Can that be changed so that they come from The Ranger Station?

Or am I being too picky?
 

adsm08

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Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
I can do a color scheme, but their is other things I need to get sorted first. Color schemes are kind of a pain in the ass to set up, but I'm not opposed to adding one or two. What do you guys want it to look like?
I had been using the blue one for the last 8 years or so.

Just something about Fords and blue, they kinda go together.
 

85_Ranger4x4

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Manual
I wandered to a place and discovered I have the third highest post count. :oops:

adsm08 has the highest.
 

ericbphoto

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Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Wow. Been here less than 10 minutes and I like it. I think. I might not need Tapatalk any more. This works much better on my phone than the old stuff. I'll explore more tomorrow.
 


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