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How To Navigate

by: DemFromCT

Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 08:18:08 AM EST


To find your way Home to the front page, there are the "three corners" links. The Flu Wiki swans geese birds to the upper left, the Home link to the bottom right, and (if you are registered) the Menu Home to the upper right will all bring you back to the Home page.


Check the numbers:


This is a screen shot of the Main page, or the Front page (the FP). Come here to see what the community is saying. You'll find Area Preppers, MaMa's News thread, Lookout Posts, and topics of interest, including videos!


1. your home page. To find your own diaries, click here. And by clicking comments, you'll see your own and if anyone has responded.


2. Above your page is the Diaries page, a title scroll just like here, but:

  • it's in order of last written at top
  • it gives a brief summary.
Below your page is New Diaries. Click there if you want to write one and jump right in!


3. This is a cool feature. Unread comments in any of the diaries are in red, so you know at a glance something new has been written.


4. If you ever get lost, click the pic and it takes you to the front page again. There's also the word Home at the top and bottom, right.


5. The About box has useful things like AnnieB's Simple HTML and gardner's Simple HTML II. You don't need to know HTML, but it's how we make things green or blue there.


6. All the FP diaries have a way of seeing at a glance whethr there are new comments, and how many comments there are.


7. The subjects box is a keyword index. Hot tags, just below are added to any diary for searching and sorting. The Mods will make an important hot tag into a subject so people can find topics of interest.

In the comment box, Main Page, left:

clicking on the "click on this link" (black arrow) takes you to the comment itself

clicking on "fluwiki no longer on the forefront" outlined in yellow takes you to the diary (thread) where the comment was posted so you can read the whole entire discussion.

clicking on DemFromCT (brown arrow) takes you to all my comments.

You can leave navigation tips or ask questions here. Enjoy!!

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I'm not sure this is the right place to post this...
What does "subscribe" at the top of a diary mean?

How do you rate someone?

Is the (+) sign a way to put it on you Hot List?


every place is a good place
though each day there'll be a community sandbox for these questions.

What does "subscribe" at the top of a diary mean?

If you like the author, and you want to know when he/she writes another, subscribe to them. They'll show up on your Hot List under subscriptions whenever you look.

Is the (+) sign a way to put a Diary on your Hot List?

Yes; subscribe to authors and (+) for individual Diaries.

How do you rate someone?

You can't. Other communities use that feature, but we haven't determined whether we need that here (and won't without community input and lots of it).

How do I find my Hot List?

It's in the Menu box, top right.


[ Parent ]
Your, not you, sorry!


How do I recommend this diary?
I don't see anything that says recommend at the top or the right.  Sorry I'm so dense!

this is a mod diary
pick another!

[ Parent ]
Password
How do I change my assigned password?

by going to your personal page
upper right corner where it says Menu, OR just click your name anywhere you see it in blue (including your comment).

On your personal page, go to profile and then go to email/password.

Save anytime it tells you to.


[ Parent ]
How do I
change the display to only show the subject line which I assume can be opened to read the comment.

Someone posted that the n/t was for people who did this to save them from opening the comment.


To calm the wife buy cases of chocolate, to calm the husband buy cases of booze, and to calm the children...... heck the booze and chocolate should work.


In your profile
you could change your comments preference to "minimal" BUT I wouldn't recommend it - I just tried it and found it 'useless' for following a conversation - most comment headers do not give enough information for you to be able to get the idea of what is happening ...

Eat pudding first - who know's what might happen next! - Anon

[ Parent ]
log in box
Any chance you can add a login box? On the comments, the box is for signing up for an account in order to comment, but no place to actually log in. I use Roboform for passwords which doesn't equate sign-up boxes with login boxes (I don't either but it turns out to work if I fill-in by hand.)

Thanks.


CDC site: (Boy what a mass of information!) Help!!!
When I go to the CDC site, I want to find specific current information, but when I use their search feature, it takes me to old articles that I have no interest in. Obviously, I am not on to something that I need to navigate there successfully. Say I wanted to know current mortality numbers from pneumonia, how would I search to find the most recent report? Another question I have is the following: Does anybody know how the testing is done by the CSC sentinal sites for the types of flu?. I look at the CDC info and see that eighty percent of the Type A flu is undetermined. Ye Gads! That scares the bejebbers out of me, because it makes me think that they might have tests that hit on H1 and H3, but have no test that could hit on H5 that they are using. If eighty percent of the tests are Type A but they can not tell you WHICH "Type A," could that be because the test for H1 will not tell us if H7 or H2 or H5 or H9 is present?????? Are there any experts in the house who know the answer to this?

not your answer but
http://www.newfluwik...

has some about why they don't bother testing large ammounts of people...


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Duh, so how to start
Have been lurking here for several months and haven't figured the format out yet, sorry can't figure out how to particpate. But I do have a guestion.

When I brought our Ring Necked Doves from the front porch for the winter I wondered if they could be used much as "Coal mine Canaries" i.e. as dianostic tools during an avian flu event.

For instance:
I go to town for some essentials, come home handle the birds in the garage and sleep there for two or three days waiting for sick birds before interacting with the family.

or 

After a member of the houshold falls ill, expose the birds and see if they die.


Re: see if they die
Dad---there may be a problem with your theory in that if/when H5N1 becomes a "human" disease, it may have mutated enough to not transfer back to birds. Just my theory on that, so using doves as "canaries in the coal mine" may not work.

Just something to ponder...someone else may have better information, though...


[ Parent ]
Re: see if they die
Bill,
Gotcha.

But if the time comes I'm gonna watch em just the same  something tells me that's not going to be the case. Doubt if it'll be "just" a human disease then anymore than it's "just" a bird disease now, though it may be less lethal to birds by then, who knows.


[ Parent ]
As for navigating the site...
What would you like to know?

[ Parent ]
navigating
The look and feel is way different, busier and less intuitive IMO than usenet or google groups. Will sort it out if/when I've got something useful to contribute, all the other good folks here pretty much have all the prep bases covered.

At this time I'm simply monitoring for as much advance warning as possible, however if the shit hits the fan, this place could become very much more important (to everyone) than it is now.

Thanks for all of your kind efforts.


[ Parent ]
Is there a table of contents for topics

I am sure this format is superior technilogically, however I long for the "good old days" when you looked down a list of topics, without all the stuff on the sides.  I am too old...haha...sound like my mom.

Here, new forum, the only way I have found to see topics is to scroll down, go from page to page, it takes forever with all the explainations that go along with the titles.

Also when you scroll a conversation does that make the conversation marked as "read".  When does the new red number change for new post.

How do you keep all the conversations full page...rather than becoming more and more narrow...what does the narrowing indicate?

Still thank you for all you do.  I am sure this format is superior for the ultimate goal...informing the masses...but it is not very fun. 

Glad I got most of my info from the old one.

Thanks in advance for your help

 


No Name, here's some help
Here, new forum, the only way I have found to see topics is to scroll down, go from page to page, it takes forever with all the explainations that go along with the titles.

In the upper left corner, in the About box, click on Recent Diary Posts. That'll take you to what we used to see as the Most Recent Thread List.  Also, bgw in MT has compiled a very good list of Diary links here. They aren't in any particular order, but do make it easier to find several Diaries without the Main Text entries...

Also when you scroll a conversation does that make the conversation marked as "read".  When does the new red number change for new post.

A conversation will only look 'read' after you've read it...other's who haven't read the new entries in a Diary will see [new] at the beginning of new entries.  The red number you see changes for you as you read Diaries that have those numbers. As entries increase or dwindle, you'll see that number change with the flow of the conversations...

How do you keep all the conversations full page...rather than becoming more and more narrow...what does the narrowing indicate?

The 'narrowing of the conversation only means that you have your personal settings set to "nested" in your profile. To change it, click on No Name's Page in the upper right Menu box, then click on Profile, and then on Comment Prefs. Pull down the menu for Comment Display Mode, and choose Flat Unthreaded. This will sort of give you what the Old Forum looked like. Try each of the settings and find what works best for your reading pleasure  ;-)


[ Parent ]
Thank you Bronco Bill n/t


[ Parent ]
Bronco Bill, where is there a red number (to denote unread diaries)?
A conversation will only look 'read' after you've read it...other's who haven't read the new entries in a Diary will see [new] at the beginning of new entries.  The red number you see changes for you as you read Diaries that have those numbers. As entries increase or dwindle, you'll see that number change with the flow of the conversations...

All I see in red is [new].

Also I'm wondering about "tags"-when I find news stories to put in "Not bird flu but close" it takes a few clicks to find that diary.  Maybe if it had a tag it would be quicker?  Somewhere there was an explanation of tags, but I can't find it now.  Is there a way to put Not bird flu... on the front page (or is there a way to see how many people read it, to tell if it deserves to be on the front page?)

Thanks in advance!

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."  Flannery O'Connor


[ Parent ]
Jane---the red numbers appear on the Front Page
In the right-hand columns under "Recommended Diaries" and "New Diaries". If you see a diary that interests you listed in one of those columns, then go in and read that diary, when you come back to the Front Page and refresh the screen you'll see that the red number should disappear until more comments are made in the diary.

The red numeral should correspond with the number of [new] designations that you could count in the diary...


[ Parent ]
D'oh! I use that every day. Thanks! n/t


"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."  Flannery O'Connor

[ Parent ]
Inserting quote question
Several times I've wanted to insert a quote from other people's comments but unsure on how.  When creating a comment do I paste and copy the quote between the two "blockquote"s and if not, then how?

yes, that is correct
When creating a comment do I paste and copy the quote between the two "blockquote"s and if not, then how?  

It will look like this (without the spaces)

< blockquote > your quote< /blockquote >

and you can always use the 'preview' button to check whether it comes out right.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
Another way to use blockquote
Is to cut n' paste the quote into the comment box, then highlight the entire quote and click the "Quote" button.

Same with Bold and Italic


[ Parent ]
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