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BackYardHerds New Home! Conversion Info FAQ's

Discussion in 'BackYardHerds - News, Information & Feedback' started by Nifty, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2013
    Nifty

    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    Welcome to the new home of BackYardHerds.com!

    Long story short: After 2 years of forum software research, 6 months of software evaluation, & 1 month of neck-deep conversion testing, we're on a brand new platform!!

    NOTE: If you have questions, problems, or notice a bug PLEASE start a new topic in this section with a VERY detailed subject/title and add as much information about your question / issue as possible! This will help us make sure that questions are all answered vs. all of them being jumbled into one thread!

    Here are some of the things you'll want to check out:
    1. New Phrasing: On this system, "Posts" are referred to as "Messages". "Private Messages" are now called "Conversations". It takes a bit to get used to, but it makes sense with the way this software operates.
    2. Likes: You can "Like" other people's posts! They get notified when you like what they posted and it adds to their reputation.
    3. Trophies: A trophy is a goal for things like # of posts, an anniversary as a member, number of likes, etc. You can see a list of them here: http://www.backyardherds.com/help/trophies
    4. @mention: This will alert them that they were mentioned in a post. For example: @elevan , @Southern by choice , etc.
    5. Watch Forums: You can subscribe to or "watch" forum sections. Example: You may want to subscribe to the Diseases & Injuries - Goats section to get notified of new topics are posted.
    6. Draft Auto-Save: While you type, your post is automatically saved every 60 seconds. If you accidentally close the tab / window or even turn off your PC, when you come back to the thread your draft copy will be there waiting for you!
    7. Mobile Browsing: The skin / theme on this new site is "responsive"... which means no matter what size screen you're on, the page will automatically format itself to fit nicely on your device! Go open BYH on your phone or tablet and give it a try!
    8. Image Uploads: Fantastically easier and fun ways to load pics into your posts. See more details in this thread.
    9. More & Bigger Images: You can now upload bigger pictures and as many as you want! No more image upload limitations!
     
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    Nifty

    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    FAQ's:
    1. What was converted / kept from the old site? All usernames, passwords, private messages, threads, and posts were converted over! Articles & pictures still remain on the old system, see below for more details.
    2. Where are all my old pictures / images? See more info here: http://www.backyardherds.com/threads/images-pictures-on-old-system-how-to-access.27263/
    3. What about all my articles? See more info here: http://www.backyardherds.com/threads/member-pages-articles-since-conversion.27264/
    4. How do I login / reset my password? See here: http://www.backyardherds.com/threads/trouble-loggin-in-forgot-password.27265/
     
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    Nifty

    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    Finding New Posts:
    Two ways to find new posts, first is at the very top menu "Recent Posts"
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    Second is the Recent tab to the right of every page:
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  4. Nov 8, 2013
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    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    How to edit your user preferences:
    1. Hover over your username at the top-right of the page
    2. Click one of the options, for example: "Preferences"
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    Nifty

    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    How to link to a specific quote a post or link to a specific post:

    The post number to the bottom right of each post will let you link to that specific post.
    The "Reply" link will quote the post in your reply.

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  8. Nov 18, 2013
    WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Loving the herd life

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    The brown is really hard on my eyes and the ads take a bit longer to load, but other than that I like it!
     
  9. Dec 3, 2013
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    What is the "update your status" box for? Also what are the mini conversations under that for? How do I delete them?

    (This page comes up when I click on my name)

    ok figured out how to delete... hit delete :hide
     
  10. Dec 3, 2013
    elevan

    elevan Critter Addict ♥ Moderator Moderator

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    It's kind of like a status update on Facebook...
     
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