Uffda wrote:This mesage is not just for Phil... (however, Phil... thanks for asking).
Just one more here: What the heck is the difference between "Reply" and the "Quick Reply" I am using here?
Quick Reply - Just that... for simple, text only, quick replies. NO enhanced features. Keep it short, sweet and don't write a book (like I'm doing now).
The Reply is for "enhanced" additions to a message by using the Editing Tool Bar which only shows up above the text message window using this Reply feature. Such things as adding photos (described in the "How to Post Photos and Videos") and what I just did... add a web link (by first copying the web link from any web page, second in my message, typing in the words I want to use for the web link, third highlighting those words and then finding the "chain link" symbol on the Editing Tool Bar, clicking on the chain link button and pasting my copied web link into the popup dialog box and click OK).
Other enhanced features are available too, however, I'd prefer that forum members DO NOT CHANGE THE FONT. Some fonts are very hard to read.
It is OK to change the size and color of text as long as it is still readable and not done too often. Yellow is a hard color to read against a white background.
And, don't forget "Smiley Faces", used in moderation, of course.
Maybe I'll add some more of these in the future...
And you can do seperators, like above.
General concepts that apply to any type of reply or quick reply.
TYPING IN ALL CAPS, ALL THE TIME IS LIKE YELLING. Please don't do that!
Using spaces between paragraphs is always a good idea, it makes you look smarter and is easier for our older forum members (like me) to read.
And, as long as I'm in a meeting and others think I'm taking notes... Let's talk about some more.
Multiple, unrelated "help me" questions should be in different threads and maybe even different categories, (like Mechanical, Electrical or Carburetor). If you don't know which category, put it in the "General Help" category first and I'll eventually see it and once it's resolved I can move it into the correct category later.
Think about the title of a thread and maybe even compose your message and then create a good title from the nature of your message. Just don't forget to create a title.
OK, I may add more "info" later.