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    What in the world are those little pictures that have popped up below the signatures lines?

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain them.
    Kelly
    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

  • #2
    yes indeed, inquiring minds want to know
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    • #3
      Digg is all about user powered content. Everything is submitted and voted on by the digg community. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote stuff that's important to you!

      Furl saves a personal copy of any page on the Web and lets you to find it again instantly, from any computer. Share the sites you find, and discover useful new sites. Become a member to start building your Personal Web.

      Searches weblogs by keyword and for links. Also provides news from general news services and blogs.

      A social bookmarks manager. Using bookmarklets, you can add bookmarks to your list and categorize them.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the explanation.

        Next question......WE NEED THEM........WHY??????

        Just curious. I participate in three other forums and this is the first I've seen those do-hicky thing-a-ma-bobs..
        ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

        D. Platt

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        • #5
          Also, what's with the " permalink " by each post number ?
          Thanx
          ...~Robert~
          DW788 and Hawk 226

          " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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          • #6
            Admin:

            Well, now that you explained the "What"

            Would you give us an example of the "Why" and the "How" these links are used?

            From your previous post in this thread, I am unable to find a use for any of them.

            Phil

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            • #7
              I'm curious too. WHY do we need them?
              LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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              • #8
                Do we have to pay for their services?
                Mia

                We are the music makers.
                We are the dreamers of dreams.


                Easy scrollin' with a DW788

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                • #9
                  I must say I find the icons distractingly prominent. What's your vision for using them to improve the forum, Rob?

                  Gill

                  Edit: Hey - I can't see the icons on my own post!
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    Where are those "thingies"??? I can't see them.
                    Diane
                    Dragon
                    Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                    Owner of a Dewalt 788
                    PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                    • #11
                      The four icons are social bookmarking sites which are all effective ways of sharing content with others. There are no fees associated with the services. No one is required to use them but they are available to people who do use these services.

                      The goal with making them available is to introduce more scrollers to the message boards. Traditionally, people navigate to the site knowing SSWC, link building, directory listings, organic search through Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL etc... This is just another tool to drive more traffic and help increase membership to the board.

                      I would agree with Gill that the icons are too prominent in the existing design. In the short term, I removed them unitl I can make them less obtrusive.


                      Below are links if you wish to investigate them further. The all have their own merits and must admit they are not for everyone.

                      http://del.icio.us/
                      http://www.furl.net/
                      http://technorati.com/
                      http://www.digg.com/
                      Last edited by admin; 02-05-2007, 11:24 PM.

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