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David Albert

Some Helpful Hints and Pointers for the Board Software

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As we become more familiar with the version of the IPBoard software that Sturmgewehr.com runs on, we will post helpful hints and other pointers here in this thread.  If you have noticed anything that you think should be added, please feel free to reply to this thread.  The goal is to make everything as easy as possible for everyone.

Helpful Hints:

  • If you have already posted in a forum, such as the Collectors Board, and you go to post again, the text of your previous post will appear in the text window of your new post - You can delete it by highlighting it, and pressing your "delete" button - You may find that having your previous post present in the new post text window may be helpful for formatting, or saving time when you make your new post, as some of the information you provided previously is probably the same
  • Member's Country - We added a plug-in to the main software that displays a country flag next to most member names that are listed on the right hand side of each post - This can be helpful in knowing the location of a member, as it is determined by IP address
  • In case you wonder about your post count, it does not count posts made in the "test" section
  • If you hover your mouse over a listing on any of the boards, without opening it, a preview of that post will appear - You can even scroll through it in the preview, without opening it up
  • Searching for 3-digit items, such as "Uzi" - Add a "wild card" asterisk character after your search term.  For example, "MP5*" or "M10*".  What this does, in the case of the MP5 search, is return anything with MP5 and MP5 plus any additional follow on letters or numbers,  such as MP5K or MP5N

More will be added here as we progress with the new site...

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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I like the flag idea, I hate when people from another country try to buy something after I state no shipping outside the USA.

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The originator of a topic on the Buy/Sell forums will show their geo-location (as derived from the IP address) in the lower right hand corner of a post. Please keep in mind that this data is approximate - many ISPs route their traffic to close by hubs, or in the case of business accounts many times they are routed to regional hubs.  So please use this information as guide or additional reference point, but don't use it as the definitive statement of where the items is located.

That said, if you see a Registered Receiver MP5 for $15k, and the geo-location shows somebody in Morocco posted the ad, then prudence is recommended.

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