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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Mark

    WIN in October Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Mark

    WIN in March Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact with...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  12. 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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  13. Mark

    WIN in July Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  14. Mark

    WIN in August Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  15. Mark

    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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  16. Mark

    What type of seed is this native bee collecting?

    The new competition will start at midnight tonight :)
    The new competition will start at midnight tonight :)
    The new competition will start at midnight tonight :)
    The new competition will start at midnight tonight :)
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  17. Mark

    What type of poultry competition

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact with...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  18. Mark

    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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  19. Mark

    Use our Showcase section

    Once our Reviews section comes into action it will mean the Showcase will no longer be used for reviewing things and I will move all current reviews to the new area. Rather than remove the...
    Once our Reviews section comes into action it will mean the Showcase will no longer be used for reviewing things and I will move all current reviews to the new area. Rather than remove the Showcase feature altogether, I'm considering making it more specific and using it to actually showcase...
    Once our Reviews section comes into action it will mean the Showcase will no longer be used for reviewing things and I will move all current reviews to the new area. Rather than remove the Showcase feature altogether, I'm considering making it...
    Once our Reviews section comes into action it will mean the Showcase will no longer be used for reviewing things and I will move all current reviews to the new area. Rather than remove the...
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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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  21. Mark

    Trophy awards testing

    :D Forum software glitch! Love it.
    :D Forum software glitch! Love it.
    :D Forum software glitch! Love it.
    :D Forum software glitch! Love it.
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  22. 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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  23. Mark

    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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  24. 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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  25. Jenni

    Tag/file/save your favorites

    Thanks Mark that is going to be really great.
    Thanks Mark that is going to be really great.
    Thanks Mark that is going to be really great.
    Thanks Mark that is going to be really great.

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Mark

    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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