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What would make you participate in Fodor's forums more fully?

Oct 17th, 2019, 07:44 AM
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Fodor's is, IMO, a stronger and more valuable place in part because we are all free to provide the advice or comments that we think best.

If only that were true. I have quit posting on certain forums because of the bullying from certain regulars. So I guess back to the original question I might participate more fully if I didn't have to put up with that.
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Oct 17th, 2019, 08:19 AM
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Avoiding failed posting of long and/or thoughtful posts including trip reports: I write mine in a word processor then cupy/paste int Fodors.

As to avoiding bullying or other offensive posts: One thread I was following started to be polluted by an aggressively negative individual. When he turned antisemitic, I triangled . The offensive posts were removed from the thread. If you feel bullied, triangle the offending post. Better to lose the offender than the victim.
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Oct 17th, 2019, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bokhara2 View Post
I just spent quite some time & thought writing a reply.

Only to be met with something like, “Your reply has not posted because the token has expired. Please hit the “back” button & re-load.” Or some such.

Nothing worked. I can’t be bothered trying to recall & re-type.
I'm sorry you had that issue! Sounds like... you may have tried to post a very large image file? That's when the "token" error tends to crop up?

Originally Posted by AJPeabody View Post
What I was thinking was can this function be incorporated directly on this site as this site's search function. Could Google sell this function to IB? Or a link on this site under search that would open this type of Google search?
We can (and probably will, eventually) just incorporate a Google search into the site's search bar... but I don't find it terribly useful since it will not just search Fodors, it's just like doing a google saerch on your own. If you want google results, it's better just to open a new tab and do your google search "+fodors."
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Oct 17th, 2019, 11:09 AM
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Could you make a link on Fodors Search that automatically opened the new window with a Google search already set up with the requested search term that uses the Fodors only code?
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Oct 17th, 2019, 01:03 PM
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Thanks, AJ & iBobbi.

i only post on my iPad or iPhone - unless I’m doing something I might want to keep, like a trip report.
I might use “Notes” in future, thanks for the tip.

iBobbi - no attachments at all. It’s a mystery.
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Oct 17th, 2019, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AJPeabody View Post
Could you make a link on Fodors Search that automatically opened the new window with a Google search already set up with the requested search term that uses the Fodors only code?
Maybe we could, but the chances it would get used are very slim. So probably not. BUT you can save such a Google search as a bookmark in your browser!
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Oct 17th, 2019, 02:44 PM
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Chrome, Google is my home page. I thought you might like to make the Fodors site easier to use. Not expecting something to be used is not a barrier. Related topics anyone?
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Oct 17th, 2019, 04:14 PM
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#75 said: "ForYour #1 -- you mean after you click REPLY you want to be able to scroll back up through the thread? Just use Quick Reply instead, and you can! For your #2, go to My Settings, Edit Options, Messaging & Notification, Default Thread Subscription Mode. If you make a change, be sure to SAVE your choice at the bottom of the page."
I do see that now but only in "full site" mode.
I don't see those options in the mobile version. Which is what I pretty much always use. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Oct 17th, 2019, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by baldone View Post
#75 said: "ForYour #1 -- you mean after you click REPLY you want to be able to scroll back up through the thread? Just use Quick Reply instead, and you can! For your #2, go to My Settings, Edit Options, Messaging & Notification, Default Thread Subscription Mode. If you make a change, be sure to SAVE your choice at the bottom of the page."
I do see that now but only in "full site" mode.
I don't see those options in the mobile version. Which is what I pretty much always use. Maybe I'm missing something.
Yes the mobile site and the full site behave differently. But the message subscription settings work for both.
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Oct 17th, 2019, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kja View Post
Fodor's is, IMO, a stronger and more valuable place in part because we are all free to provide the advice or comments that we think best. I also remain convinced that we are at are best when we are kind to one another, even when we disagree. JMO.
Originally Posted by suze View Post
Fodor's is, IMO, a stronger and more valuable place in part because we are all free to provide the advice or comments that we think best.

If only that were true. I have quit posting on certain forums because of the bullying from certain regulars. So I guess back to the original question I might participate more fully if I didn't have to put up with that.
By "advice or comments", I did NOT mean personal attacks. As I went on to say, I think it would be best if we are kind. Unfortunately, there are people in this world who enjoy internet bullying, and I doubt there's any way to prevent it on Fodor's. But we have a triangle, and we have moderators who respond. So suze, please use the triangle if you think bullying is occurring -- whether its bullying of you or bullying of others.
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Oct 17th, 2019, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ibobi View Post
Maybe we could, but the chances it would get used are very slim. So probably not. BUT you can save such a Google search as a bookmark in your browser!

With Adsense you can create

Custom search engines
One of the options is to limit it to certain sites. In this case you could select Fodors.com. Google handles all the search functions. Takes no time at all to implement if you're already using Adsense
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Oct 17th, 2019, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ibobi View Post
Yes the mobile site and the full site behave differently. But the message subscription settings work for both.
But am I correct in that in mobile, you can't access all the setting features as you can in full?
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Oct 18th, 2019, 08:26 AM
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We've just joined and it seems a great forum!
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Oct 18th, 2019, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by baldone View Post
But am I correct in that in mobile, you can't access all the setting features as you can in full?
The mobile interface is a pared-down version of the full, due to screen size constraints. They are going to be a little different.
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Oct 18th, 2019, 11:48 AM
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kja~ There are many ways to put someone down that are not actually triangle worthy. Constant belittling, questioning, and making fun of what a person posts can be hurtful and discourage participation, but is not technically against the rules.
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Oct 18th, 2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by suze View Post
kja~ There are many ways to put someone down that are not actually triangle worthy. Constant belittling, questioning, and making fun of what a person posts can be hurtful and discourage participation, but is not technically against the rules.
True enough. When I see comments like that, I think they speak about the character of the person who posted them. JMO.
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Oct 19th, 2019, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by kja View Post
True enough. When I see comments like that, I think they speak about the character of the person who posted them. JMO.
I wish there was a "like" button for this comment. It's so true!
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Oct 19th, 2019, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by schmerl View Post
I wish there was a "like" button for this comment. It's so true!
Thanks, schmerl! But no "like" button, please! I hope IB doesnt add them.
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