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#143

Thanks for the reply.
CONTROL-F: As you said, entering the Control-F a second time opens the browser’s search.

ADD USER, NEW TOPIC, NEW MESSAGE:
Attached are two image files (screen shots).
New Message: Clicked on my user logo > Clicked on Messages envelope icon > clicked on green New Messages button at the top > opens the attached “New Message” image, which shows the “Add user” entry.

New Topic: Clicked on Community at the top left of Wyze home page > Clicked on New Topic green button on the right > opens the attached “New Topic” image, with the “Create a new Topic” link at the top. From here on I can’t seem to reproduce what I thought I had seen with the “Add a user” for a new topic. When you click on “Create a new Topic” it shows “Create a new personal message”. Maybe that’s what I did to get the “Add a user” entry box.

But now this brings up a new question: What’s the difference between a Topic and a Message. Why is the site asking me to create a “personal message” when I’m in the process of creating a Topic? How do you create a new Topic, if the topic link sends you to new personal message?

Anyway, what I said in my first post about “Website Issues” stands: all this is can be streamlined. In my experience when a user interface gets too nuanced with over-categorization, things get confusing (topics, messages, support requests).


#144

A topic is exactly that. It lets you create a new topic in the selected category. Creating a message is a personal message. Make sure you select the correct one. Its just a modern UI that most forum platforms are going to and that adds support for mobile devices. Which a lot of the younger generation use over and above a computer with keyboard.


#145

Thanks, but somehow when the Create Topic link makes you create a personal message, something is lost in the logic. It shouldn’t have anything to do with device type or generation. Not a good cover story. Let’s drop this. Not worth belaboring it.


#146

@ultra1genius,

A topic is a public forum post that starts a new subject. Topics are viewable by anyone in the forum and anyone can reply.

A message is like an email directly to one or server other members. Only those members can view and reply to the message. These are also called Personal Messages or Direct Messages on other forums.

When you click the “+ NEW TOPIC” button in the open green box on the Community home page you will get this:

If you enter a title, choose a category and enter the body text, then click the “+ CREATE TOPIC” in the dark green box, that will create a new public topic.

If you click the forward arrow at the top left, you will see this:

If you then click the envelop “New message”, it will change the interface over to creating a new private message. By its very nature, a new private message will require the entry of the usernames of one or more other members to whom you wish to message privately.

To learn more about how the forum works, please start a new message addressed to “discobot” with the title and body of “start new user”. That will trigger a short tutorial.


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A post was merged into an existing topic: Rotate image in 90° increments


#148

Read about this and it works! You can copy/paste the contents of an Excel spreadsheet into a post you’re composing and get this:

Subject SD event Tag Time Cloud Clip Sched
OFF
H Y Gr 12:03 Y
H Y Gr 12:17 Y
P Y Gr 12:37 Y
P Y Gr 12:38 cool dwn
H Y Gr 12:55 Y
H Y Gr 1:01 Y
H Y Gr 1:05 cool dwn
P Y Gr 1:28 Y
H Y Gr 1:33 Y
H Y Gr 2:14 Y
H Y Gr 2:34 Y
P Y Gr 3:31 Y
H Y Gr 3:41 Y
H Y Gr 4:50 Y
H Y Gr 4:53 cool dwn
P Gr 4:57 Y
H Y Gr 5:01 cool dwn
H Y Gr 5:09 Y
P Y Gr 5:15 Y
H Y Gr 5:26 Y
P Y Gr 5:34 Y
P Y Gr 5:35 cool dwn
P Gr 5:42 Y
H Y Gr 5:47 Y
H Gr 5:54 Y
OFF

Versus taking a screenshot of the spreadsheet in Excel, pasting it into a graphics program, cropping and saving the image, dragging/dropping it into a post, and getting this:


#149

search box loses some of my typing ( on ipad pro )