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1.11 NEW Site Features

Please see this FAQ topic for changes to the system of following topics, site marking, etc.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-08-25 08:39:51

A "Site Shot" is a small, thumbnail size image of a particular web page that can be inserted in your posts (premium users) here on the site.

You construct a site shot by using this coding in your post:
...where the URL is any valid one, including the »

Once posted, clicking on the image will take one to the website mentioned and pictured. Clicking on "enlarge" under the image will take one to the graphical snapshot at the time the post was created (frozen in time). The image that will appear looks like this:

If you use this feature here on DSLR, the image will appear as if the viewer was logged out of the site. Forums and information that are not available to all members will not be viewable.

If the site is "down," the viewer will see a red X instead of a "page cannot be displayed" message.

An already-existing siteshot can be inserted into an instant message (IM) by first using your mouse to hover over the existing siteshot, recording the number that will be visible in your taskbar, and then by using this coding:

»Site FAQ »Site Shots
Snapped 2003-06-27 21:08:32
...where 276 is the number you obtained from the first step.

Another way to do this: Create the siteshot in a forum post preview screen without actually posting it.

In your post, properly insert a site shot and hit "preview." Give it about 10-15 seconds and hit "preview" again. You should see your site shot in the preview window now. Mouse over the (enlarge) link, and it should show the png number in your status bar. Once you have the number, you can cancel out of the post without completing it.

You can then utilize the site shot wherever you need to.

Note: There is a period of time, approximately 24 hours, during which repeated shots of the same site will not "take." Only the original will show. After that time period, a new shot of the same site can be posted.

Want a site shot in your FAQ? If you generate a siteshot somewhere on the site, you can copy/paste the image address for use in a FAQ. Even if the post gets deleted, the image remains. You won't have the "enlarge" link, unless you add that in as well.

Thanks to Optimized for portions of this information.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-08-25 08:40:05

Q: What does the BBR "MVM" tag mean?
A: MVM stands for Much Valued Member. BBR values ALL of its members very much. But in any group the size of BBR, there are some whose efforts go just a little further than average. The MVM tag is awarded to those members as our way of saying "Thanks for what you do."
BBR MVM does not necessarily mean a member is extra smart about anything, or always 100% right in the answers or advice they give. They may have received the recognition because of an effort they made in one forum and may be a total novice in another forum.

MVM is not necessarily a permanent tag -- people's habits change and periodically MVM accounts are reviewed to see if they may have "self-retired" from the mainstream. In those cases, the MVM tag may be removed.

Not eligible: Mods/Hosts (current or former) and DSLR staff members. Mods who were formerly MVMs lose that tag when they become mods.
Q: Some will say "what about so and so? They're an awesome help over in the XYZ forum."
A: That may very well be true, but this is a new process. In time, it will recognize others. Their time may come.
Q: Ok, but what exactly are the selection criteria?
A: Basically, it's like the points system, an attempt at systematically identifying those who are considered extra helpful and continue to contribute. The moderators can nominate people as deserving of the MVM tag. Neither Justin nor anyone else who works for broadbandreports.com is involved in the selection process.
Q: Can I nominate someone or myself for this tag?
A: The answer is no. It doesn't work that way.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-08-25 08:40:13

You have to watch closely...and check here.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2013-08-29 21:36:08

Broadband Reports now has an option to enable blocking email sent through the site. It is not selective; once enabled, all email is blocked.
There is a checkbox to do this at this link: /join

The checkbox is marked "no email via site: (members cannot even email you via BBR)."

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-07-02 10:19:50

Registered members have a choice of the Vertical menu on the left side of the screen along the top. The new user default is to see the Vertical menu on the left. This can be changed for registered and logged-in users by going to the Members -> Prefs -> Site Style option and selecting your desired Navigation style. (Page here: »/prefs)

The default Vertical Menu Style:
Click for full size

The Horizontal Tabbed Style:
Click for full size

The selected style will be used throughout the site.

(Note: The images are not quite current, but the basic info is the same.)

by Riss_Centaur See Profile edited by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2010-10-02 09:12:15

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Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
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    2015-01-20 02:33:06 (NormanS See Profile)

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    2014-01-11 17:23:24

Site users now have the ability to give "kudos" to other members, via the member's profile page.

Clicking on the link gives:

Receiving kudos results in this (a system message at the top of your screen notifying you of the kudos sent):

Following the link takes you to your page where you view the kudos sent:

The recipient clicks on the "approve" link to accept the kudos. Even after approving it, the recipient may still delete the kudos. In any event, whether the kudos receives approval or not, there is no further confirmation of any action.

In some instances, you may see the following error or notice message. It is self-explanatory:

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2010-09-30 11:31:21