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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    appropriate content on ssm

    Gets my support also.
    Gets my support also.
    Gets my support also.
    Gets my support also.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Moving Forum to Aussie Host next 48 hours

    Looking good Mark...
    Looking good Mark...
    Looking good Mark...
    Looking good Mark...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Know Your Herbs Q&A Competition

    Also much easier to read outside while lazing in the hammock. It has arrived at my Po Box so will pick up today..
    Also much easier to read outside while lazing in the hammock. It has arrived at my Po Box so will pick up today..
    Also much easier to read outside while lazing in the hammock. It has arrived at my Po Box so will pick up today..
    Also much easier to read outside while lazing in the hammock. It has arrived at my Po Box so will pick up today..
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    Featured threads

    Thanks for the feedback Steve because you probably noticed the board changes over the past 12 months as I've tried various ways to show off good threads without much success :oops: I think this is a...
    Thanks for the feedback Steve because you probably noticed the board changes over the past 12 months as I've tried various ways to show off good threads without much success :oops: I think this is a keeper if you say it caught your eye to read your own thread (top thread btw) then it's working as it...
    Thanks for the feedback Steve because you probably noticed the board changes over the past 12 months as I've tried various ways to show off good threads without much success :oops: I think this is a keeper if you say it caught your eye to read your...
    Thanks for the feedback Steve because you probably noticed the board changes over the past 12 months as I've tried various ways to show off good threads without much success :oops: I think this is a...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Merry Christmas everyone! 2016

    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
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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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