STICKY: What's New, Different, Changed from vBulletin to XenForo

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  1. TangoWhiskey

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    Welcome to the new Pilots Of America! Any time you change from doing things one way to doing them a different way, you're bound to wonder "where is that old feature on this new site?" We've written this guide to help answer some of those questions.

    • How do I "multi-quote" when replying? Hit "reply" under each post you want to "multi-quote", and it will be added to the compose window. You can do this all in advance, or "as you go."
    • How do I upload images? It's much easier than before, that's for sure! Try copy/paste of an image from your clipboard directly into the message you're composing, or drag and drop an image or a web image URL.
    • How can I tell if a member is currently "online"? Look for the green corner on their profile badge.
    • Where is "Today's Posts"? Click "Recent Posts" at the top; it's a time-sorted view that includes not just today, but all recent posts. Note that "New Posts" is a different list--it's the threads you haven't viewed yet.
    • Where's Tapatalk? Try the site "as-is" on your mobile device. Our new site features "responsive" design and layout, which means the site adapts what you see to best utilize the available screen space. Features and sidebars may move (or disappear entirely) to work better on mobile devices than on desktops or laptops.
    • How do I jump back to the top of the page when I get to the bottom? Look for the up arrow hover button that appears in the bottom right corner. Same thing when you get to the top and want to jump to the bottom. May not work on some mobile devices.
    • Why do I see my profile picture in a small box on some threads in the list of threads? That means you've participated in that thread! No picture means you've not yet read it.
    • How do I jump to the first unread post? From the new threads list, you can click the red arrow, or the red text of the title of the thread... or if you're already in a thread, there's a "Go to First Unread" link top left.
    • How do I log out? Go to your account/profile; bottom of the list of options.
    • Note that MC suspensions are called "bans" here on XF, but there's a difference between a temporary ban (suspension, with a time limit) and a permanent ban (gone forever). So don't get freaked out if somebody has been banned--they might just be on a timeout for the weekend or something.
    Cool new features:
    • You can tag people by their username (right, @jason ?) and they'll receive a notification / alert that they've been tagged in a message. Nice way to draw their attention to a thread.
    • The system automatically saves a draft of your reply to a thread every 30-60 seconds... and you can come back and finish your message later--even on a different device!
    • Keyboard shortcuts (i.e., Tab-Enter saves and posts your message when you're done typing, versus having to click "post my reply", Ctrl-B bolds text, for example).
    • Click the "quick navigation" hamburger stack top right for some neat options.
    • You can "Like" posts, Facebook style! An easier way to give positive feedback than a "me too" reply!
    We won't tell you all the new quirks and features, but feel free to share the ones you find / discover in the conversation below! And, if you have any compliments, suggestions, or problems, please share those too!

    Again, welcome to your new POA forums!
     
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    First user post
     
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    Yup, and @jason gave you the badge of honor as proof positive. Wear it proudly.
     
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    And T-dub says there is an Easter egg for us to find... Something obvious but hidden in plain sight.
     
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    The look on iPad and Chrome is nice. Liking it so far
     
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    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    dang...

    I think I got first new thread
     
  7. EdFred

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    I've been tricked with that Easter Egg thing by Troy before. He says reach in his pockets that he cuts the bottoms out of.

    It's not an easter egg.


    Also, posting is slow as fried duck on BB10.
     
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    First "you win POA"! LOL
     
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    I had to update my old bookmark, it pointed to the forum index page and the URL is different now.
     
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    Welcome back...
     
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    @AggieMike88 ooooo cool feature.... AM88 likes new toys....
     
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    Easter EGGS. First to find both get banners too.
     
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    Need sticky thread to capture guesses and "did I find them" submissions. And hints... Definitely hints.
     
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    No hints. Sticky thread is already here. You're in it. Happy hunting.
     
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    It's easter Eds not easter eggs.

    PayPal funds accepted.
     
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    Also looks like the likes were carried over from ancient posts. - already have 13
     
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    Necro Likes
     
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    Easter egg? Is that from one of Eggman's hens?
     
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    Is one of the easter eggs that Ed Fred is back?
     
  21. EdFred

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    That's more like a perpetual christmas present...

    or herpes.
     
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    ktup-flyer found the first Easter Egg. In the "First" thread. My avatar banner was a clue.
     
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    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/account/upgrades

    This make sense, but can we talk Shane into donating some coffee mugs or other PoA logo items for donations of $25 or more. And I'd be willing to toss in a dollar matching coupon from my biz if there is interest and I can get an email alert from Jason or the MC when someone stepped up to the pay window.
     
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    I see your old snowman
     
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    Hey you guys might want to put a redirector on http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/ to the new forum location.

    I think many people have it directly bookmarked(like me) and the less web savvy folks may not figure it out.
     
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    We'll be bringing back the Store! One thing at a time!
     
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    Yeah, I just think it displays better. It's my old standby! But not an Easter Egg. This other item is iconic.
     
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    I smell a hint...

    Question... In old site, there was a check box for me to reply and not have my signature shown (which I did to reduce some spaminition). I'm not seeing where to do that on both the quick reply and the "More Options..."
     
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    Well it's not the report icon.

    I also LOVE that ignored member posts don't show up in the threads AT ALL.
     
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    How would you know they participated??
     
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    Egg submission

    image.jpeg
     
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    Quoted in other posts in the thread, so the quote shows up, but the "This post is hidden because..." doesn't show up.
     
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    If there were quoted by somebody that you weren't ignoring you'd see the quoted post in the response.
     
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    Oh, the "Display Name" in profile options no longer displays, but it's still a required field. Might want to turn that off - or enable display names again.
     
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    o_O:rolleyes: Smileys are new... Egg item? Anyhow, need some of the old ones back like eek, hair raise, yeahthat....
     
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    Yeah, we still need to bring the old smilies over. Maybe tomorrow.
     
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    They are supposed to be visible, but they're not showing up right now... they will, later... but we didn't want to hold up launching over that.
     
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    I like how the Current Visitors under members shows the bots.
     
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    On the old site, threads could be displayed with most recent post at the top, instead of the bottom. Is there a way to do this on the new site?