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Old 10-13-2020, 04:48 PM   #1
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Welcome and Getting Started Tips for MS Owners Joining TF

With the announced closure of all of Yahoo Groups I am anticipating more of the Yahoo Mainship (MS) Owners will be coming over to Trawler Forum, at least to see what we have to offer for Mainship owners.

I thought I’d take an opportunity to welcome and introduce those MS owners, coming over to “look us over”, to the workings of Trawler Forum.

Some tips for getting started and getting the most out of Trawler Forum (aka TF)
1.TF is an online community that has some rules – Please read through and abide by the Community Rules available via a link on the bottom banner of forum pages or the following link https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...ork&page=rules

2.A recommended starting point is the How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns section that contains 2 useful “Stickies” at the top of the thread listing - Forums 101 - Set up your account | Help, Tips, etc https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...-etc-5739.html and How to Post Pictures https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...res-50850.html

3.Next a great way to get started posting is in the Welcome Mat section – with a “sticky” New Member Orientation 102 https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...2-a-14814.html
This is the place to start posting by introducing yourself and getting to know other TF members. Tip: It’s best to keep this as an intro / getting to know others area and to post any questions or requests for help in the appropriate TF section

4.TF Topic Organization – unlike the Yahoo MS Group TF has an extensive structure to keep info and posts organized and more useful to everyone. It is best to scan through the various topic headings to decide where best to post your question of request. There are gray areas but if you post in the correct area you are more likely to get more and better responses. As a caution – the Marlow – Mainship forum will likely attract other MS owners for MS specific topics but may miss other very knowledgeable members that may review other topic headings such as Power Systems for Yanmar engine posts. Occasionally moderators will move a post to a more closely aligned section but in almost all cases a link to the relocated post will remain in the original section.

5.Unlike the MS Yahoo group, TF has a number of active Moderators & Admins (Site Team) that work behind the scenes to help organize, move, edit and sometimes delete posts as well as assist TF members and basically keep things moving smoothly and respectfully. Any significant violation of TF Community Rules will be handled off line by the Site Team. If you need to contact a moderator you can find them as bolded user names at the bottom of main Trawler Forum page that lists members currently online and those that have visited within 24 hours. By clicking on a user name will bring you to the member / moderator User Profile from which you can click on Contact Info and Personal Message (PM) that person.

6.TF includes a Classified Section to benefit our members. The Classified Section has a set of Classified Posting Guidelines that can be found at the top of each classified section. https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...cement.php?f=9

7.The TF Library section contains many files that are available for download. These include manuals, system information, forms and checklists. Feel free to download files of interest and upload files that may be of interest to others. (Note: a moderator will review file uploads before they become available to members so there can be a short time delay) The Library is available from a Link/ Tab at the very top right of TF pages

8. If you would like to Subscribe to the Marlow-Mainship Forum and receive emails re: New and Modified Posts go to the M-M Forum and click on the Forum Tools drop down and select Subscribe To This Forum

9. Lastly – for anyone wanting to display your TF Membership and welcome interaction while on the water – TF has it’s own burgee and they are available via Burgee Notice link near the top forum pages.
https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...ble-42615.html

Welcome to the Trawler Forum Community!
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:26 AM   #2
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Subscriptions

For those that would like to you can "Subscribe" to the Marlow - Mainship forum and, if desired, receive an email notification when new replies or new topics are posted. Here are the details of how to set it up.

If you go to the M-M forum and under Forum Tools Subscribe (or if already subscribed - unsubscribe and then resubscribe) you will see the choices for Notifications - None - Daily or Weekly Just pick the one you prefer. If you want to change it later just unsubscribe and resubscribe with the new choice.

The FAQ Tab on the main Forum Top Banner has a lot of useful info - here is the section re: Subscriptions

What are subscriptions?

Subscriptions are a way of keeping track of different threads or forums. You can choose how you are notified about updates - for example by having them listed in your User CP and receiving email updates for each one.

How do I subscribe to a thread or forum?

To subscribe to a forum, click the 'Forum Tools' link above the list of threads then select 'Subscribe to Forum'. You will then have the option to choose the subscription mode for this forum. If the forum that you are subscribing to has any child forums (forums within a forum) then your subscription will be extended to these automatically.

To subscribe to a thread, click the 'Thread Tools' link at the top of the list of posts then click 'Subscribe to Thread'. You can then choose the subscription mode that you wish to use for that thread.

What subscription modes are available?

There are a number of different forum subscription modes available.

No Email Notification - lists the subscription in your User CP only. You do not receive any notifications about new posts or threads in the forum.
Daily Email Notification - sends one email a day with the new and updated threads in the forum and any sub-forums. If there are no new or updated threads in the forum or its sub-forums then you will not receive an email.
Weekly Email Notification - sends one email per week in the same way as the Daily Email Notification.
Thread Subscriptions have the same options as forum subscriptions with the following additional option:

Instant Email Notification - sends an email as soon as a new post is added to the thread. This is not sent for every reply and will only be sent once until you revisit the forums.
How do I manage Subscriptions and Folders?

Thread subscriptions can be sorted into folders for easy management. You can create as many folders as you wish by going to 'Edit Folders' in the 'Subscribed Threads' section of your User CP. To add a new folder, enter the folder name into one of the blank boxes and save the page. To delete a folder, delete the folder name. Editing a folder is done by simply editing the folder name in the list.

You can also manage your individual subscriptions by clicking 'List Subscriptions' under 'Subscribed Threads' in your User CP. Here you can select which subscriptions you wish to manage and delete them, move them to another folder, or change their subscription type.

Forum subscriptions are not managed through the List Subscriptions page and are shown on the User CP page where they contain the option to unsubscribe from the forum.
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