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  1. Mark
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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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  2. Mark
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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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  3. Mark
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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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  4. Mark
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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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  5. Mark
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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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  6. Mark

    May Competition 2018

    Hi Everyone, you may have noticed the April General Knowledge competition was AWOL due to yours truly not having any time to scratch himself... Therefore this May competition will be double the...
    Hi Everyone, you may have noticed the April General Knowledge competition was AWOL due to yours truly not having any time to scratch himself... Therefore this May competition will be double the prize to $100. The May comp will start around mid-month so for those who are not yet a "Gold...
    Hi Everyone, you may have noticed the April General Knowledge competition was AWOL due to yours truly not having any time to scratch himself... Therefore this May competition will be double the prize to $100. The May comp will start around...
    Hi Everyone, you may have noticed the April General Knowledge competition was AWOL due to yours truly not having any time to scratch himself... Therefore this May competition will be double the...
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  7. Mark

    Forum access problem

    I'm in! :dance: Finally, my host has unblocked my IP and I can now access the forum from my PC... That was a weird problem o_O Glad no one else is having issues then. Thanks :)
    I'm in! :dance: Finally, my host has unblocked my IP and I can now access the forum from my PC... That was a weird problem o_O Glad no one else is having issues then. Thanks :)
    I'm in! :dance: Finally, my host has unblocked my IP and I can now access the forum from my PC... That was a weird problem o_O Glad no one else is having issues then. Thanks :)
    I'm in! :dance: Finally, my host has unblocked my IP and I can now access the forum from my PC... That was a weird problem o_O Glad no one else is having issues then. Thanks :)
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  8. Mark

    March Competition - General Knowledge

    No worries. Both my wife and I enjoy watching Vasili's Garden. Apart from the product promotion, there are plenty of simple tips for growing fruit and vegetables. Highly recommend it to anyone who...
    No worries. Both my wife and I enjoy watching Vasili's Garden. Apart from the product promotion, there are plenty of simple tips for growing fruit and vegetables. Highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't watched it.
    No worries. Both my wife and I enjoy watching Vasili's Garden. Apart from the product promotion, there are plenty of simple tips for growing fruit and vegetables. Highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't watched it.
    No worries. Both my wife and I enjoy watching Vasili's Garden. Apart from the product promotion, there are plenty of simple tips for growing fruit and vegetables. Highly recommend it to anyone who...
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  9. Mark

    February Competition - General Knowledge

    Thanks DarrenP, it will come in very handy.
    Thanks DarrenP, it will come in very handy.
    Thanks DarrenP, it will come in very handy.
    Thanks DarrenP, it will come in very handy.
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  10. Mark

    Happy New Year 2018 Competition - General Knowledge

    Hi @Helen Auriga congratulations you are our comp winner! Sorry about the late confirmation... :)
    Hi @Helen Auriga congratulations you are our comp winner! Sorry about the late confirmation... :)
    Hi @Helen Auriga congratulations you are our comp winner! Sorry about the late confirmation... :)
    Hi @Helen Auriga congratulations you are our comp winner! Sorry about the late confirmation... :)
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  11. Mark

    Xmas 2017 Special SSC Competition (General Knowledge)

    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
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  12. Mark

    November Competition (General Knowledge)

    Good one! Sounds like a great variety of each!
    Good one! Sounds like a great variety of each!
    Good one! Sounds like a great variety of each!
    Good one! Sounds like a great variety of each!
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  13. Mark

    October Competition (General Knowledge)

    Fantastic image!
    Fantastic image!
    Fantastic image!
    Fantastic image!

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  14. Mark

    September Competition (General Knowledge)

    Yeah, it's pretty handy - we use it all the time (especially for online purchases). Lucky you hey, India - fantastic! :)
    Yeah, it's pretty handy - we use it all the time (especially for online purchases). Lucky you hey, India - fantastic! :)
    Yeah, it's pretty handy - we use it all the time (especially for online purchases). Lucky you hey, India - fantastic! :)
    Yeah, it's pretty handy - we use it all the time (especially for online purchases). Lucky you hey, India - fantastic! :)
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  15. Mark

    August Competition (General Knowledge)

    ;) thanks all. Been tough with work, and the spuds are doing their own thing through my neglect but I've managed to kill all but one of my strawberry planters. I need more time to achieve better...
    ;) thanks all. Been tough with work, and the spuds are doing their own thing through my neglect but I've managed to kill all but one of my strawberry planters. I need more time to achieve better results...
    ;) thanks all. Been tough with work, and the spuds are doing their own thing through my neglect but I've managed to kill all but one of my strawberry planters. I need more time to achieve better results...
    ;) thanks all. Been tough with work, and the spuds are doing their own thing through my neglect but I've managed to kill all but one of my strawberry planters. I need more time to achieve better...
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  16. ClissAT

    Self-Sufficient Photo of the month?

    @Mark It's ok to take care of business on other things when the need arises. Sometimes you need to prioritise things. All good mate.
    @Mark It's ok to take care of business on other things when the need arises. Sometimes you need to prioritise things. All good mate.
    @Mark It's ok to take care of business on other things when the need arises. Sometimes you need to prioritise things. All good mate.
    @Mark It's ok to take care of business on other things when the need arises. Sometimes you need to prioritise things. All good mate.
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  17. Mark

    July Competition (General Knowledge)

    They're the little cup type with the float to keep them topped up. But they aren't the ones you mount in a drum or PVC pipe, these have a hose that you can connect up to the water source. Hard to...
    They're the little cup type with the float to keep them topped up. But they aren't the ones you mount in a drum or PVC pipe, these have a hose that you can connect up to the water source. Hard to explain but yes I will get some pics and start a thread. We love it when we are able to get eggs...
    They're the little cup type with the float to keep them topped up. But they aren't the ones you mount in a drum or PVC pipe, these have a hose that you can connect up to the water source. Hard to explain but yes I will get some pics and start a...
    They're the little cup type with the float to keep them topped up. But they aren't the ones you mount in a drum or PVC pipe, these have a hose that you can connect up to the water source. Hard to...
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  18. Mark

    June Competition (General Knowledge)

    Congrats I had forgotten it also.
    Congrats I had forgotten it also.
    Congrats I had forgotten it also.
    Congrats I had forgotten it also.
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  19. ClissAT

    Photo of the month thread

    I hope to have found the issue with why the POTM wasn't working but we'll have to wait until the 2nd of next month to see if it starts automatically. Fingers crossed...
    I hope to have found the issue with why the POTM wasn't working but we'll have to wait until the 2nd of next month to see if it starts automatically. Fingers crossed...
    I hope to have found the issue with why the POTM wasn't working but we'll have to wait until the 2nd of next month to see if it starts automatically. Fingers crossed...
    I hope to have found the issue with why the POTM wasn't working but we'll have to wait until the 2nd of next month to see if it starts automatically. Fingers crossed...
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  20. Mark

    Site down PHP issue

    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
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  21. Mark

    May Competition (General Knowledge)

    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
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  22. Mark

    April Competition (General Knowledge)

    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need...
    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need a new battery for my 'puter. :)
    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need a new battery for my 'puter. :)
    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need...
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  23. Mark

    March Competition (General Knowledge)

    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
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  24. Mark

    Logging out issue

    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
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  25. Mark

    Feb Competition (General Knowledge)

    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
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  26. Comfort

    Tapatalk

    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I...
    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I suggest that with no responsive design, no mobile app or mobile web version a forum like this has to...
    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I suggest that with no responsive design, no mobile app...
    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I...
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  27. Mark

    Site was down HTTPS secure

    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
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  28. Mark

    Merry Christmas everyone! 2016

    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
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  29. Mark

    Xmas Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors to our Website are valued greatly, but it's our members who interact with each other, help solve...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors to our Website are valued greatly, but it's our...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors...
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  30. Mark

    WIN in November Competition (General Knowledge)

    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
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