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    vBulletin Features

    In this thread I'd like to show you a few new "features" on the new software. vBulletin offers many new options that were unavailable to us before, and I'd like to share how to use them. One of the first features is to create a poll in your thread.

    1. Start off by creating a new topic just as you would before. A quick description of the options you wish for members to "vote" on is a good idea to include in the post.



    2. Next scroll down to the "Additional Options" and select to "Post a Poll" and select the box. Enter in how many options you wish to have the members vote on, then hit Submit New Thread.



    3. Now you will be taken to a page to post your poll. On this page you will enter a title for the poll, your options, and how many day's you wish to leave the poll up for voting. Once these fields are filled out hit Submit New Poll.



    Your end post will look like this, ready for members to vote on your topic.


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    Re: vBulletin Features

    Another handy little tip contains a few keyboard shortcuts on vBulletin......

    Ctrl-A (Select All)
    Ctrl-Z (Undo)
    Ctrl-B (Bold)
    Ctrl-I (Italic)
    Ctrl-U (Underline)
    Ctrl-L (Url)

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    Re: vBulletin Features

    Thanks for the tutorial Leebo ! 👍😎
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    Re: vBulletin Features

    One other handy little "trick" vBulletin allows for is the ability to easily hyperlink your text.

    [url=troublefreepool.com]This Text[/url] will become This Text



    1. Copy the URL of the page you wish to link towards
    2. Type the words that you wish to display.
    3. Highlight the words you wish to turn into a link
    4. Click The Link button (looks like a globe kinda thingy)
    5. Paste the URL in the box

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    Re: vBulletin Features

    AH ... when I have use the URL button, I had never highlighted the text to be a link, so it would insert the entire URL as the text which was annoying.
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    Re: vBulletin Features

    Another handy shortcut that I use all the time is when replying to or creating a post is to use ALT-S to post it rather than clicking the "Post" button.
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    Re: vBulletin Features

    This did not work for me from the Quick Reply. Is it only good in the Advanced Editor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
    Another handy shortcut that I use all the time is when replying to or creating a post is to use ALT-S to post it rather than clicking the "Post" button.
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    Re: vBulletin Features

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    This did not work for me from the Quick Reply. Is it only good in the Advanced Editor?
    If the browser you are using uses the Alt-S for something else, then it won't post. For example, FireFox uses the Alt-S to open the history tab, thus it won't work for you. If this is what's occurring for you, try

    Alt-Shift-S for posting

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    Re: vBulletin Features

    Some members are slowly coming out of their winter hibernation and seeing vBulletin for the first time. Many are having an issue with a feature that the software has in hiding old posts. Many users enjoy having the older posts hidden, however many would rather see everything. To change this setting simply change this option.......

    Settings > Default Settings > Default Thread Age Cut Off

    Change that to a longer period of time to show older posts.

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