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Please use this thread for all feature/functionality questions related to the forum! From things like how to change your profile picture, select forums, or alter your notification settings, this is the place to post any questions you may have!  

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There are two high-level things I'd love to see. This is a much better place for discussion than CT, but that site still wins in two areas.

Editing is much easier there. In particular, I have an easier time posting a photo with an attribution under it. Photo insertion on this site is strange and sometimes it seems to setup an HTML table that makes it difficult to post an image afterwards. The formatting support on CT is much richer here.

I'm not sure if it's just with time, but the search engine interaction is much stronger on CT. I've never run into a Numisforums thread during a Google search, but I often do see CT posts. Several times when researching a numismatic question, I've found a post that seems to answer exactly what I need, only to discover that it was my own post asking the same thing there. 😞 

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12 minutes ago, kirispupis said:

Photo insertion on this site is strange and sometimes it seems to setup an HTML table that makes it difficult to post an image afterwards. The formatting support on CT is much richer here.

I think I posted hundreds of pictures here and I never had problems. You click "choose files", and as soon the picture or pictures  appear you click with the mouse on the place where you want the image to be, and then on the image. Ready. And as we discussed recently you can format the picture by clicking on the inserted picture (once and it appears blue, double click to format).

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One question/comment that I have seen crop up every so often in other threads is asking about the layout of the site. At present, the default view is fluid, so you'll see all posts from every forum. If you would like to change to a more traditional layout, please see the video below:

Your layout choice will be remembered if you log out and log back in. The guest view is still set up as fluid so you'll need to sign in if you have selected a different view. 

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1 hour ago, kirispupis said:

There are two high-level things I'd love to see. This is a much better place for discussion than CT, but that site still wins in two areas.

Editing is much easier there. In particular, I have an easier time posting a photo with an attribution under it. Photo insertion on this site is strange and sometimes it seems to setup an HTML table that makes it difficult to post an image afterwards. The formatting support on CT is much richer here.

I'm not sure if it's just with time, but the search engine interaction is much stronger on CT. I've never run into a Numisforums thread during a Google search, but I often do see CT posts. Several times when researching a numismatic question, I've found a post that seems to answer exactly what I need, only to discover that it was my own post asking the same thing there. 😞 

I'll put together a video tutorial to help with inserting photos! Obviously I'm somewhat biased but I do think the functionality of this platform is better for bringing in photos/videos once you get the hang of it! 😄 

As to your second point - yes, this just comes with time! The more the site is used the more Google will bump it up in search results. Still crazy to think we are less than 3 months old when you consider all the activity on the site! 

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2 hours ago, shanxi said:

 

2 hours ago, kirispupis said:

Photo insertion on this site is strange and sometimes it seems to setup an HTML table that makes it difficult to post an image afterwards. The formatting support on CT is much richer here.

I think I posted hundreds of pictures here and I never had problems. You click "choose files", and as soon the picture or pictures  appear you click with the mouse on the place where you want the image to be, and then on the image

 

You can also simply copy and paste a picture in, with or without accompanying description. Super easy. If there’s accompanying text I usually paste without formatting.

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Here's an example of the issue with attributions.

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IONIA. Miletos
Circa 350-325 BCE
Bronze, 11 mm, 2.38 g
Lion standing left, looking back; above, monogram of Miletos. Rev. Stellate pattern. Deppert-Lippitz 297-303. Weber 6041
Ex J. Metzger Collection
Ex Nomos

Compare this to a post from CT. 

  1. I can't change the font here, while I can in CT.
  2. The text isn't centered
  3. I can find now way to place it immediately below the image. Also, why is this text only taking a third of the screen before it wraps? Clearly the site is placing a table with three columns just below the image.

To illustrate this further, I'll now add another image that I just thought of.

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The new image takes up only a third of the screen. Interestingly, the table now seems to be gone or at least I've moved past it, because the text flows across the entire screen. I'll post the image again.

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Parthia(?) Andragoras(?), 'Eagle Series'
circa 246-238 BCE
AR Drachm. Hekatompylos(?) 3.33g, 14mm, 6h.
Local standard. Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl; monogram of Andragoras(?) behind / Eagle standing to left, head to right; grape cluster on vine with leaf above.
Roma XIV, 332; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 2A; SNG ANS -; Mitchiner -; HGC 12, 8
Ex Neil Collection
Ex Roma

Interestingly, when I first started typing below the image, there was no HTML table beneath, so I could write across the screen.

The bug seems to be when I paste text. That creates a borderless HTML table with three columns for some reason. It's extremely annoying.

  

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On 8/21/2022 at 8:35 PM, shanxi said:

If this is a problem you have to click:

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after you pasted the text.

Then you can format the text here normally.

Yes I've noticed this is very important. If you don't remember to do it, changing the font can be difficult and you might find you've imported formatting (like tables) you didn't want. Sometimes I have to 'undo' a few stages (ctrl Z) and paste again as plain text. I think it's to do with the underlying code, which probably starts to look a real mess if you paste a lot of content from other sources.

On 8/21/2022 at 4:29 PM, kirispupis said:

The formatting support on CT is much richer here.

On CT, it forces whatever you paste into plain text. Rather than being richer, it strips out all the source formatting. That is less rich, but has the benefit of being simpler and less likely to include unwanted formatting. For example:

This is a table created in Word and pasted directly here:

A

B

C

1

2

3

But this is the exact same table pasted into a post on CT:

A
 
B
 
C
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 

The colour and the table have gone. So if I wanted colour and a table, it's hopeless and not at all user friendly. But if I now want to edit it, it's much simpler, as there's only text.
 
If the source you're copying the attribution from has formatting that is interpreted as a column, then Numis Forvms will include it. CT will strip it out. If you don't want it, you need to paste here as 'plain text' to get the same result as CT (or copy from a source with minimal formatting).
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Hi @Restitutor and All,

Is there a way to print an entire thread? I would expect to left-click on the title of the thread and see "Print ..." as an option to print the contents out. Another way might be to open the thread and click on the title at that point. Can this be done with current features?

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