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Grumpyoldlady
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Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not a Detroit topic, but a site topic. What are the little colored arrows on the left side of the discussions? Blue, yellow, etc?
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Jimaz
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Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 11:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are you referring to these arrows?:


Arrows
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 11:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He's referring to those triangles (not arrows actually) for the multi(mega)thread groupings.
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you click on the T that will take you to the first posting on the subject on the page. If you click on the P that will take you to the section where you post.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But those pentagons aren't the ones he's talking about... Obviously,none of them is yellow.
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh sorry - I didn't read "yellow" - guess I don't know what I'm talking about - so scratch that post!
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No big deal. Anybody reading this thread later will learn what those pentagons and triangles are for now.
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I've looked all over and can't find any yellow on this site. So Grumpy, if you would elaborate some I'd be happy to help figure it out.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The yellow triangles mark the second and later pages of a long or mega-thread. That's all. Check those with light blue triangles and open that thread.
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Lowell
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 1:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Light blue arrows [and some no-longer-used gold ones like on Old Car Factories] are reminders to move those threads into the Hall of Fame when they get pruned. Threads of outstanding interest or quality are tagged when noticed or pointed out. To keep the topics page fast-loading the list of threads is pruned when it goes over 300 topics. Threads with no new posts in 14 days are archived. If they are tagged threads, they are moved to the HOF.

FYI, questions about the forum, such as this, properly belong in the Detroit Connections forum as they are not a Detroit topic. This forum is for the full Detroit, the whole Detroit, and nothing but the Detroit.
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 1:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok guys, thanks for the info! Now I see the yellow arrows. Duh!
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 1:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You mean da trut?
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Grumpyoldlady
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 2:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the info. Sorry I wasn't clear when I said "arrows".
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Bigb23
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 5:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While we're on the subject of forum use, is there an easy way to search by username or keywords on here?
Looked around with no luck.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"easy way to search"

Google.
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Bigb23
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Post Number: 578
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I finally got the DetroitYes link on my desktop, which for some reason it would not save before.
Problem solved!
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Ravine
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heh. Now we can all eavesdrop on your home. If you leave your computer up when you're up at the corner gas station, we can sneak in and snoop around for a minute.
You shoulda never put us on your desktop.
Too late, now.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But seriously, it's well worth experimenting with this site's search engine at http://www.atdetroit.net/cgi-b in/foroum/search.cgi.

It's not the best but it definitely helps.
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Bigb23
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wanted to find Ccbatsons first post. No luck!

Ravine - I had the forum link all this time, just not the DetroitYes page. Your welcome to look at all the boring icons on my desktop.

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