It is working for me now. Probably due to my fifth post.
1) Why cant I import my avatar from SF? Ok, it doesnt really matter but would be nice.
2) Why dont I have the option not to display any flag?
3) I cant figure out this blue envelope and red envelope things! They are most confusing.
OK, now I feel better. But why cant I insert a smiley here?
You can insert smileies you just need to click 'Go Advanced' on the bottom right of the reply box or memorise the shortcut eg : ) = (without the space).
Hi Bill2 and welcome to Eight Forums. It's good to have you here.
To show smilies, you need to click on the Go Advanced button, which will give more options, including the ability to include smilies in your post.
As regards your avatar, the maximum size currently available here is 80 x 80 @ 19.5KB. Your avatar over on SF exceeds the physical dimensions permitted. I have taken the opportunity to resize it for you, using Free Online Image Editor
Your avatar's looking good.
As regards having to use the Advanced section for smilies, I've no idea on that score, sorry.
Bill2 this forum is using a more advanced software than SF so basically we are helping to betea test it, i, like you , am having a little difficulty trying to find things but you get used to it eventually its a learning curve for us all
In three of my most recent posts, I attempted to attach images. I prefer png images due to the small size and improved quality. However, in all instances, the png images were shown to be jpg images and would not display in the post. When I converted the images to jpg, they uploaded and displayed correctly. Not sure where this is coming from, the new Eight Forums or my IE8 browser?
Why are png images not being saved correctly?
Congrats Rich EF TEAM!
Why should I display country/state flag?
Are you using the advanced picture uploader?
Try changing it back to the basic traditional one in settings and then try.