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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. letsgo

    Not getting notification email on all watched threads

    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)
    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)
    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)
    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)

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  7. Mark

    appropriate content on ssm

    Gets my support also.
    Gets my support also.
    Gets my support also.
    Gets my support also.
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  8. Mark

    Gallery Feature Arrives!

    I thought the same way so either media or multimedia would do.
    I thought the same way so either media or multimedia would do.
    I thought the same way so either media or multimedia would do.
    I thought the same way so either media or multimedia would do.
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  9. Mark

    Reviews Section

    I have enabled a widget on SSC that shows the reviews from www.selfsufficientme.com it's still early days but if you would like to contribute to the reviews system in any way such as making a...
    I have enabled a widget on SSC that shows the reviews from www.selfsufficientme.com it's still early days but if you would like to contribute to the reviews system in any way such as making a review on a current listing or creating your own listing and review for an item not yet listed then...
    I have enabled a widget on SSC that shows the reviews from www.selfsufficientme.com it's still early days but if you would like to contribute to the reviews system in any way such as making a review on a current listing or creating your own...
    I have enabled a widget on SSC that shows the reviews from www.selfsufficientme.com it's still early days but if you would like to contribute to the reviews system in any way such as making a...
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  10. Mark

    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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  11. Mark

    Articles System Feedback

    Atm the discussion for articles seems to be disabled but comments under the article can be used - I'll see if I can find the reason and enable article discussions.
    Atm the discussion for articles seems to be disabled but comments under the article can be used - I'll see if I can find the reason and enable article discussions.
    Atm the discussion for articles seems to be disabled but comments under the article can be used - I'll see if I can find the reason and enable article discussions.
    Atm the discussion for articles seems to be disabled but comments under the article can be used - I'll see if I can find the reason and enable article discussions.

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  12. Mark

    New climate profile field

    I've been head down in the backend of websites this past week trying to improve things on the forum and creating a reviews section on my blog it's slow going due to the steep learning curve but...
    I've been head down in the backend of websites this past week trying to improve things on the forum and creating a reviews section on my blog it's slow going due to the steep learning curve but it's getting there... :)
    I've been head down in the backend of websites this past week trying to improve things on the forum and creating a reviews section on my blog it's slow going due to the steep learning curve but it's getting there... :)
    I've been head down in the backend of websites this past week trying to improve things on the forum and creating a reviews section on my blog it's slow going due to the steep learning curve but...

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  13. Mark

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Mark

    Thinking about ditching the Home Page

    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea...
    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea what the site was about (which was the original idea) it wasn't being used by members or actually...
    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea what the site was about (which was the original...
    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea...
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  19. Mark

    SSC Facelift and changes

    I keep telling myself that I can always use the search... :) and I have been using the search more now too! Nah, I like the simplified nodes better.
    I keep telling myself that I can always use the search... :) and I have been using the search more now too! Nah, I like the simplified nodes better.
    I keep telling myself that I can always use the search... :) and I have been using the search more now too! Nah, I like the simplified nodes better.
    I keep telling myself that I can always use the search... :) and I have been using the search more now too! Nah, I like the simplified nodes better.
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  20. Mark

    Start of the New Year Competition!

    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it...
    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it looked - very sweet and tasty :)
    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it looked - very sweet and tasty :)
    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it...

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  21. Mark

    WIN in June Competition (General Knowledge)

    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is...
    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is behind us so it's all down hill into summer which means more growth in veggie gardens, spring lambs...
    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is behind us so it's all down hill into summer which...
    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is...
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. ClissAT

    Admin thing

    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)
    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)
    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)
    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)

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  28. Mark

    WIN in May Competition (General Knowledge)

    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
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  29. Mark

    Board was upgraded tonight

    No not at all but wireless Internet was the cause of the issues though... Because of my disgustingly poor wireless service sometimes when I upload files to the server to upgrade the website it...
    No not at all but wireless Internet was the cause of the issues though... Because of my disgustingly poor wireless service sometimes when I upload files to the server to upgrade the website it times out causing the site to go down :mad: It took me 3 attempts to get all the files correctly uploaded...
    No not at all but wireless Internet was the cause of the issues though... Because of my disgustingly poor wireless service sometimes when I upload files to the server to upgrade the website it times out causing the site to go down :mad: It took me 3...
    No not at all but wireless Internet was the cause of the issues though... Because of my disgustingly poor wireless service sometimes when I upload files to the server to upgrade the website it...
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  30. stevo

    Recent Activity

    Ha when I click on that link all the recent activity is me :) I think showing all the likes, one has done recently is a bit much. Most recent threads is usually the most common thing done I think....
    Ha when I click on that link all the recent activity is me :) I think showing all the likes, one has done recently is a bit much. Most recent threads is usually the most common thing done I think. If it was posts, it could show 5 posts on the same thread and we won't get to see what other recent...
    Ha when I click on that link all the recent activity is me :) I think showing all the likes, one has done recently is a bit much. Most recent threads is usually the most common thing done I think. If it was posts, it could show 5 posts on the same...
    Ha when I click on that link all the recent activity is me :) I think showing all the likes, one has done recently is a bit much. Most recent threads is usually the most common thing done I think....
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