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Known Issues and Work Arounds and Faqs Please Read

oldfishinglureoldfishinglure Posts: 235
edited August 2011 in EggHead Forum

Known Issues and Some Work Arounds

I think it would help all if we had or have a Landing Page for some issues and some of the things

we see that dont work and some of the things we have found that work. Instead of having to surf through 50 threads.

I can edit and add to them so they can see them at the top post. maybe we can help turn the boat around instead of just complaining.

You, I, and everyone, here is the reason this is a great board (BGE is just a commonality, but the people are the glue)  and a great hobby, lets step to the plate and help each other like we do with our food.

Contact Email ( Understand they are as busy as they will ever be in the next week or two so please show patience)

One of the Biggest Helps for me so far has been to point my Browser to:

Highlight above Drag your mouse over it,

 Right Click ,

Copy, Go up to your nvigator window right click, Paste

Save this as your favorite instead of Landing on The BGE page.

Known Log In Issues:

1. Cant Log In: 

 A. Uncheck The Remember Me Box

Browser Compatability

 (Everyone Seems to have different Luck so Far with What Works) I would highly recomend taking the time to upgrade to the latest version, not just for the forum use but for security holes.

Here is a link to some conversation about browsers:

However if you dont want to read through them all the ones that seem to work the best are

  1. Firefox
  2. Chrome
  3. IE 9

1. Upgrade to latest Browser

A. Microsoft

B. FireFox 

C. Safari    

D. Opera    

E. Chrome   

Discussion Title Wont Take: Seeing "(Undefined)"

1. I havnt had good luck with the title, it disappears every time I type into it:

A. Save it to a Draft without a title then go back and re-input the title

Emoticons (Smiley Faces)

This one Falls back to Pointing your browser to the right board.

Highlight above Drag your mouse over it,

Right Click ,

Copy, Go up to your nvigator window right click, Paste

Save this as your favorite instead of Landing on The BGE page.

How to Post Pictures

  1. 1st off its not like the old forum its easier. You just need the link to the picture.
  2.  The link is the stuff that you used to put between the [IMG] XXX [IMG] tags on the old board.
  3.  On the right hand side of the screen just above the text box you have your options for the post.
  4. Hover your mouse over the item that looks like a computer screen or picture.
  5.  Click it when you see the words insert image. A box will Pop up and it will have "http://" in it this is where you will paste your link. Once you paste it just hit submit

Changing You Picture or Adding one to your Name

Tip! before doing this save your picture to your desktop.

1. Once Signed In Click on your name in the upper right hand column. When the next screen come up go the the first selection on the left: Change Your Photo; Once Selcted a separate Pop up box will come up. Click inside and point it to whever you photo is saved. (See Tip Above)

Changing Your User Name

1. Click On your User name on The upper Right hand Side under "My Profile"

2. On the left hand side you will see and Option for :  "My Account Info"

3. Click the upper box and input your User name and click Save on the Bottom

 Recieving Notifications of Replys to Topic Discusions, Private conversations, and group Conversations

1. Click On your User name in the upper Right hand Side under "My Profile"

2. On The Left Hand side you will see an Option for "My Prefrences"

3. There are a myriad of notification choices from POP up to Emails this is where you can select or un select these


  • mentsminmentsmin Posts: 29
    It might be helpful if everyone tried to keep stuff related to the board itself in the feedback forum.  Questions about using the BGE are getting buried in posts about the new board.

    But I guess if whoever is running this place isn't concerned, then I shouldn't be, either...
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,631
    The only way I can log into this forum is to reset my password and log on with the email reset page sent to my email but I will try unchecking the "remember me" box.

    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • oldfishinglure - Thanks for the help it's been a busy couple of days!!
    Coming to you from the Mothership!
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,954
    I agree, if we can keep the comments, feedback, gripes, accolades, etc in the feedback forum, it would help clear up the main forum for BGE cooking etc.
    Southlake, TX, Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,954
    emoticons:  I have found that if I use the vanillaforums address, the emoticons work.  If I use the original eggheadforum address, the emoticons do not work.
    Southlake, TX, Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,817
    Nice tip!  :-bd

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Very helpful -- now if I can only get my handle back
    :-? :-?

    Tom (Chef Charles)


    Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

    Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital

  • LitLit Posts: 6,842
    I can't post from my home computer on either browser so I am typing on my phone right now. I can't log in at all unless I use the vanilla browser. I have sent an email to promotions and anoter email address that was specified for rob from 2 different email accounts and no response about fixing my handle. First email was sent yesterday afternoon. Kinda over this forum right now.
  • OFL,  do you know if there a way to preview before we post
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • oldfishinglureoldfishinglure Posts: 235
    edited August 2011
    @ Joan: Only on the origional post, I dont think you can on a reply. However the edit but to the right of the time stamp on the post seems to work better than on the older board.
  • Added Changing User Name tip as well as adding photo to user name
  • golfguygolfguy Posts: 105
    Thanks for the help!
  • MCRMCR Posts: 270
    @ oldfishinglure

    Thanks for the post! Nice thread

    Marc  (MCR)
  • Posted picture instructions
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    @oldfishinglure:  Changing the user name does not work. 
    1) Logged in using the "vanillaforums" website
    2) MacBook / Safari
    3) No problems posting original posts or replies
    4) Highlight the assigned user name, but when trying to type the new name, I get no characters going into the space.
    4) Just can't change my 'assigned' user name to my old Handle.  

    BTW, thanks for your summary of "fixes".
  • LongrifleLongrifle Posts: 130
    Thanks the new link you provided worked for me. I am still having issues with my Droid but that I can live with. :-?
  • LongrifleLongrifle Posts: 130
    edited August 2011
    test for pic attaching correctly.
  • Thanks for this post it got me on the new forum. I had been pissed all day not being able to log on. I sent BGE an e-mail, no response yet.... Thanks again oldfishinglure.
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    edited August 2011
    I am testing the add image feature.  

    I am trying to link to Photobucket.  It worked the first time.  You need to copy the date from the "Direct Link" line.  The upside is that you see the picture in your draft.

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I'm laughing at myself, don't have a clue what a navigation  window is, tried google and know less now. I'll just wait and see but thanks for the help you are trying to give.

    I'll stick to chasing women, more up my alley.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,817
    edited August 2011
    Bordello- I think he is just referring to the address bar where you type in the URL.  (If you are referring to the instructions above on how to point your browser to


    It might be easier if you just make that a link in your instructions above.  I think the hyperlink button will work for this

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • I'm typing from my iPhone. Test
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