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    Forum Etiquette

    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and...
    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and ways we can utilise our forums for our own benefit but also whilst being thoughtful of others. Most of...
    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and ways we can utilise our forums for our own benefit...
    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and...
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    New member moderation rules

    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be...
    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be permitted to add a link (eg www.selfsufficientme.com) anywhere on the forum or create a signature...
    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be permitted to add a link (eg...
    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be...
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    Competitions Info/Guidelines

    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members...
    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members and visitors will be able to view the competition details but not enter. To become a Premium Member...
    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members and visitors will be able to view the competition...
    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members...
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    Signatures for members

    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
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    Premium Member

    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been...
    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been active on our forums. Premium Members will automatically be awarded or lose their GOLD banner...
    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been active on our forums. Premium Members will...
    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been...

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    Welcome to the Self Sufficient Culture Forum! And, our first ever announcement.

    Thanks for visiting our forum here at Self Sufficient Culture - the culture of self sufficient living. You can quickly and easily become a contributing member of this forum by signing up directly...
    Thanks for visiting our forum here at Self Sufficient Culture - the culture of self sufficient living. You can quickly and easily become a contributing member of this forum by signing up directly using the sign up now button or sign in link at top right of page. Self Sufficient Culture was...
    Thanks for visiting our forum here at Self Sufficient Culture - the culture of self sufficient living. You can quickly and easily become a contributing member of this forum by signing up directly using the sign up now button or sign in link at...
    Thanks for visiting our forum here at Self Sufficient Culture - the culture of self sufficient living. You can quickly and easily become a contributing member of this forum by signing up directly...
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    Self Sufficient Me - Blog (our sister site)

    If you would like a good online read why not visit our sister site www.selfsufficientme.com? On the Self Sufficient Me blog you'll find articles, images, videos, and links about many aspects of...
    If you would like a good online read why not visit our sister site www.selfsufficientme.com? On the Self Sufficient Me blog you'll find articles, images, videos, and links about many aspects of self sufficiency. Also, there's a Self Sufficient You section where readers can submit their own...
    If you would like a good online read why not visit our sister site www.selfsufficientme.com? On the Self Sufficient Me blog you'll find articles, images, videos, and links about many aspects of self sufficiency. Also, there's a Self...
    If you would like a good online read why not visit our sister site www.selfsufficientme.com? On the Self Sufficient Me blog you'll find articles, images, videos, and links about many aspects of...
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    Post editor ok? Any problems?

    Edit by Admin - Old forum platform fault - fixed Just wanted to follow up on the text editor - my testing seems to indicate some problems when using the "Chrome" browser. At this stage, I am...
    Edit by Admin - Old forum platform fault - fixed Just wanted to follow up on the text editor - my testing seems to indicate some problems when using the "Chrome" browser. At this stage, I am not seeing any major glitches in Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. I am currently fiollowing...
    Edit by Admin - Old forum platform fault - fixed Just wanted to follow up on the text editor - my testing seems to indicate some problems when using the "Chrome" browser. At this stage, I am not seeing any major glitches in Internet Explorer...
    Edit by Admin - Old forum platform fault - fixed Just wanted to follow up on the text editor - my testing seems to indicate some problems when using the "Chrome" browser. At this stage, I am...
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    How to use the forum

    Firstly, if you have any trouble at all when trying to register on our site send a message to us via our "Contact Us" form bottom right of page. For our members privacy and site usability, our...
    Firstly, if you have any trouble at all when trying to register on our site send a message to us via our "Contact Us" form bottom right of page. For our members privacy and site usability, our security system is tightly managed and sometimes new members may be rejected by mistake if you are not...
    Firstly, if you have any trouble at all when trying to register on our site send a message to us via our "Contact Us" form bottom right of page. For our members privacy and site usability, our security system is tightly managed and sometimes new...
    Firstly, if you have any trouble at all when trying to register on our site send a message to us via our "Contact Us" form bottom right of page. For our members privacy and site usability, our...
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    Forum has moved to this location still some work to be done!

    Hi, the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forum has only just been moved to a new platform. Instead of closing the forum I have decided to keep the forum open for viewing and new membership...
    Hi, the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forum has only just been moved to a new platform. Instead of closing the forum I have decided to keep the forum open for viewing and new membership whilst I improve and enhance the features which will soon become avail to members. Currently, I am...
    Hi, the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forum has only just been moved to a new platform. Instead of closing the forum I have decided to keep the forum open for viewing and new membership whilst I improve and enhance the features which will...
    Hi, the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forum has only just been moved to a new platform. Instead of closing the forum I have decided to keep the forum open for viewing and new membership...
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    Tip Forum logs out after only short period

    If you have a problem with the forum logging out whilst you are using or browsing this usually happens when you first become registered and is partly a anti-spam tactic. This should go away the...
    If you have a problem with the forum logging out whilst you are using or browsing this usually happens when you first become registered and is partly a anti-spam tactic. This should go away the more you use the forum in a few days. If you persistently keep getting logged out then when you...
    If you have a problem with the forum logging out whilst you are using or browsing this usually happens when you first become registered and is partly a anti-spam tactic. This should go away the more you use the forum in a few days. If you...
    If you have a problem with the forum logging out whilst you are using or browsing this usually happens when you first become registered and is partly a anti-spam tactic. This should go away the...
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    There is a known text editor problem for IE 10 users

    This fault only applied under our old vBulletin forum platform - fixed. If you have the new Microsoft browser Internet Explorer 10, you most likely will have trouble using the text editor to...
    This fault only applied under our old vBulletin forum platform - fixed. If you have the new Microsoft browser Internet Explorer 10, you most likely will have trouble using the text editor to write a post (create a thread etc). Some problems you may notice are: Enter Key not working, or...
    This fault only applied under our old vBulletin forum platform - fixed. If you have the new Microsoft browser Internet Explorer 10, you most likely will have trouble using the text editor to write a post (create a thread etc). Some problems...
    This fault only applied under our old vBulletin forum platform - fixed. If you have the new Microsoft browser Internet Explorer 10, you most likely will have trouble using the text editor to...
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    Forum moving platforms AGAIN!!!

    Yes Lissa, that major part of the conversion is complete so it is now operating as it should. I am currently writing a new feature list and "how to" so navigating our forum and understanding all...
    Yes Lissa, that major part of the conversion is complete so it is now operating as it should. I am currently writing a new feature list and "how to" so navigating our forum and understanding all that can be done with this new software is clearer for members. It's a very good platform! Also,...
    Yes Lissa, that major part of the conversion is complete so it is now operating as it should. I am currently writing a new feature list and "how to" so navigating our forum and understanding all that can be done with this new software is clearer...
    Yes Lissa, that major part of the conversion is complete so it is now operating as it should. I am currently writing a new feature list and "how to" so navigating our forum and understanding all...
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    Tip Member's Profile

    For the enjoyment and involvement of everyone please consider filling in as much of your profile information on your profile page as possible. Things like: Your gender; Country, state, or area...
    For the enjoyment and involvement of everyone please consider filling in as much of your profile information on your profile page as possible. Things like: Your gender; Country, state, or area you're from; Birthday; Avatar (image of yourself or something else interesting) We understand...
    For the enjoyment and involvement of everyone please consider filling in as much of your profile information on your profile page as possible. Things like: Your gender; Country, state, or area you're from; Birthday; Avatar (image of yourself...
    For the enjoyment and involvement of everyone please consider filling in as much of your profile information on your profile page as possible. Things like: Your gender; Country, state, or area...
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    Key word advertising (Viglinks)

    Guys, just a quick note to let you know about VigLinks key word advertising on SSC. The following conditions apply: Premium members will not see automated key word advertising from...
    Guys, just a quick note to let you know about VigLinks key word advertising on SSC. The following conditions apply: Premium members will not see automated key word advertising from VigLinks. Registered members will see automated key word advertising from VigLinks. Guests, non-members, banned...
    Guys, just a quick note to let you know about VigLinks key word advertising on SSC. The following conditions apply: Premium members will not see automated key word advertising from VigLinks. Registered members will see automated key word...
    Guys, just a quick note to let you know about VigLinks key word advertising on SSC. The following conditions apply: Premium members will not see automated key word advertising from...
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    Forum Upgrade To Xenforo 1.2 Over Next Few Days

    Still having some responsive issues with mobile phone use - this might take some time to fix as it is out of my control and I need to wait for a style update. When using a mobile device you may...
    Still having some responsive issues with mobile phone use - this might take some time to fix as it is out of my control and I need to wait for a style update. When using a mobile device you may see things floating out of place.
    Still having some responsive issues with mobile phone use - this might take some time to fix as it is out of my control and I need to wait for a style update. When using a mobile device you may see things floating out of place.
    Still having some responsive issues with mobile phone use - this might take some time to fix as it is out of my control and I need to wait for a style update. When using a mobile device you may...
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    Tip Remove showcase notification

    The red numeral notification above showcase means there are new items released which you haven't seen yet. You can remove these notifications as explained below :)
    The red numeral notification above showcase means there are new items released which you haven't seen yet. You can remove these notifications as explained below :)
    The red numeral notification above showcase means there are new items released which you haven't seen yet. You can remove these notifications as explained below :)
    The red numeral notification above showcase means there are new items released which you haven't seen yet. You can remove these notifications as explained below :)

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    How to sign up to SSC

    Hi all :) Here is a tutorial to show new potential members how easy it is to sign up and join Self Sufficient Culture (the culture of self-sufficient living).
    Hi all :) Here is a tutorial to show new potential members how easy it is to sign up and join Self Sufficient Culture (the culture of self-sufficient living).
    Hi all :) Here is a tutorial to show new potential members how easy it is to sign up and join Self Sufficient Culture (the culture of self-sufficient living).
    Hi all :) Here is a tutorial to show new potential members how easy it is to sign up and join Self Sufficient Culture (the culture of self-sufficient living).
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    Inactive Accounts Deletion Notice

    As per our courtesy email sent out last month, some members accounts will be pruned (deleted) due to a long period of inactivity and/or no messages (interaction). If you believe your account has...
    As per our courtesy email sent out last month, some members accounts will be pruned (deleted) due to a long period of inactivity and/or no messages (interaction). If you believe your account has been deleted by mistake and you wish to renew your membership you can either contact us or simply...
    As per our courtesy email sent out last month, some members accounts will be pruned (deleted) due to a long period of inactivity and/or no messages (interaction). If you believe your account has been deleted by mistake and you wish to renew...
    As per our courtesy email sent out last month, some members accounts will be pruned (deleted) due to a long period of inactivity and/or no messages (interaction). If you believe your account has...
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    Competitions!

    I'm happy to announce SSC will be introducing competitions for our members. Hopefully, we can have the first comp available for members to enter by the start of this coming weekend. We expect...
    I'm happy to announce SSC will be introducing competitions for our members. Hopefully, we can have the first comp available for members to enter by the start of this coming weekend. We expect competitions will be held on an occasional basis. It is envisaged a competition will usually run for...
    I'm happy to announce SSC will be introducing competitions for our members. Hopefully, we can have the first comp available for members to enter by the start of this coming weekend. We expect competitions will be held on an occasional basis....
    I'm happy to announce SSC will be introducing competitions for our members. Hopefully, we can have the first comp available for members to enter by the start of this coming weekend. We expect...
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    Question Feature proposal "Post Ratings"

    This little shiny star has been added to the post ratings to say Thanks and can be used by all members.
    This little shiny star has been added to the post ratings to say Thanks and can be used by all members.
    This little shiny star has been added to the post ratings to say Thanks and can be used by all members.
    This little shiny star has been added to the post ratings to say Thanks and can be used by all members.

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    Comp Winner! Win a Self-Sufficiency Book Voucher!

    Congratulations to @Steve for being the winner of our first SSC competition! :popcork: Just to reiterate, the competition winner (Steve) was randomly selected by our software from the group of correct...
    Congratulations to @Steve for being the winner of our first SSC competition! :popcork: Just to reiterate, the competition winner (Steve) was randomly selected by our software from the group of correct entries to ensure no bias (perceived or otherwise). Our intent is to hold regular competitions here...
    Congratulations to @Steve for being the winner of our first SSC competition! :popcork: Just to reiterate, the competition winner (Steve) was randomly selected by our software from the group of correct entries to ensure no bias (perceived or otherwise)....
    Congratulations to @Steve for being the winner of our first SSC competition! :popcork: Just to reiterate, the competition winner (Steve) was randomly selected by our software from the group of correct...
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    Tip Similar Threads

    Cheers Stevo - I'm finding it helpful.
    Cheers Stevo - I'm finding it helpful.
    Cheers Stevo - I'm finding it helpful.
    Cheers Stevo - I'm finding it helpful.

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    "Articles" Feature coming soon

    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability...
    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability to easily write autonomous content which presents nicely (like a blog post) but can also be discussed...
    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability to easily write autonomous content which presents...
    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability...
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    Tip Use Our Rate & Review Section

    As per the edit in my first post, the Rate and Review system will be transformed back to a Showcase feature and simplified dramatically. Over the past few months, we have been working with some...
    As per the edit in my first post, the Rate and Review system will be transformed back to a Showcase feature and simplified dramatically. Over the past few months, we have been working with some developers to create a dedicated Reviews system specifically designed for one purpose - to review...
    As per the edit in my first post, the Rate and Review system will be transformed back to a Showcase feature and simplified dramatically. Over the past few months, we have been working with some developers to create a dedicated Reviews system...
    As per the edit in my first post, the Rate and Review system will be transformed back to a Showcase feature and simplified dramatically. Over the past few months, we have been working with some...

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    Merry Xmas for 2013 & have a self-sufficient New Year in 2014

    Hope everyone had a great holiday. Back to the grind Monday.
    Hope everyone had a great holiday. Back to the grind Monday.
    Hope everyone had a great holiday. Back to the grind Monday.
    Hope everyone had a great holiday. Back to the grind Monday.
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    Comp Winner! Self Sufficient Culture Xmas Prize Draw

    ote="Tracey, post: 2443, member: 220"]Thank you so much for the book voucher. I was able to buy some books for my Grandsons for Christmas. They loved them. :) That's great to here :) it's a top...
    ote="Tracey, post: 2443, member: 220"]Thank you so much for the book voucher. I was able to buy some books for my Grandsons for Christmas. They loved them. :) That's great to here :) it's a top online bookstore www.booktopia.com.au (lots of books) and I like how most can be purchased as a download...
    ote="Tracey, post: 2443, member: 220"]Thank you so much for the book voucher. I was able to buy some books for my Grandsons for Christmas. They loved them. :) That's great to here :) it's a top online bookstore www.booktopia.com.au (lots of books)...
    ote="Tracey, post: 2443, member: 220"]Thank you so much for the book voucher. I was able to buy some books for my Grandsons for Christmas. They loved them. :) That's great to here :) it's a top...
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    Gallery Tutorials

    See what cameras are being used for photos You can easily see what cameras are being used to take photos shown here on SSC by simply going to the Gallery tab and hovering over or clicking on the...
    See what cameras are being used for photos You can easily see what cameras are being used to take photos shown here on SSC by simply going to the Gallery tab and hovering over or clicking on the Explore drop down arrow, which will show a drop down menu, then the Camera link to show all the...
    See what cameras are being used for photos You can easily see what cameras are being used to take photos shown here on SSC by simply going to the Gallery tab and hovering over or clicking on the Explore drop down arrow, which will show a drop...
    See what cameras are being used for photos You can easily see what cameras are being used to take photos shown here on SSC by simply going to the Gallery tab and hovering over or clicking on the...

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    No display ads for registered members

    Registered members will not be subjected to display ads - starting today. Post any concerns or questions you may have about this change here in this thread please.
    Registered members will not be subjected to display ads - starting today. Post any concerns or questions you may have about this change here in this thread please.
    Registered members will not be subjected to display ads - starting today. Post any concerns or questions you may have about this change here in this thread please.
    Registered members will not be subjected to display ads - starting today. Post any concerns or questions you may have about this change here in this thread please.
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    Forum software update/upgrade

    David, I'm hopeless at code and programing :D I am sponsoring the Reviews add-on and helping create it though using the program (on a test site) and giving feedback to the actual developer who is...
    David, I'm hopeless at code and programing :D I am sponsoring the Reviews add-on and helping create it though using the program (on a test site) and giving feedback to the actual developer who is working hard to iron out all the bugs and make it intuitive/easy for our members to use. ATM we are...
    David, I'm hopeless at code and programing :D I am sponsoring the Reviews add-on and helping create it though using the program (on a test site) and giving feedback to the actual developer who is working hard to iron out all the bugs and make it...
    David, I'm hopeless at code and programing :D I am sponsoring the Reviews add-on and helping create it though using the program (on a test site) and giving feedback to the actual developer who is...
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