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  1. Mark

    $50 gift voucher to win each FORTNIGHT (ends May)

    SSC is offering our members the chance to WIN a $50 gift voucher each FORTNIGHT for March, April, and May. That's two competitions per month and 6 competitions altogether! Your chances of winning...
    SSC is offering our members the chance to WIN a $50 gift voucher each FORTNIGHT for March, April, and May. That's two competitions per month and 6 competitions altogether! Your chances of winning are HUGE :faint: The first competition will start on 1st March and the last competition will finish on...
    SSC is offering our members the chance to WIN a $50 gift voucher each FORTNIGHT for March, April, and May. That's two competitions per month and 6 competitions altogether! Your chances of winning are HUGE :faint: The first competition will start on 1st...
    SSC is offering our members the chance to WIN a $50 gift voucher each FORTNIGHT for March, April, and May. That's two competitions per month and 6 competitions altogether! Your chances of winning...
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Mark

    Q&A - from QuestionLand

    I politely ask people all the time to join the forum and ask their questions there but many choose to email me instead. Interestingly, once I go through the trouble of replying I reckon less than...
    I politely ask people all the time to join the forum and ask their questions there but many choose to email me instead. Interestingly, once I go through the trouble of replying I reckon less than 50% of people actually reply back. Sometimes I get the feeling some people think bloggers are a free...
    I politely ask people all the time to join the forum and ask their questions there but many choose to email me instead. Interestingly, once I go through the trouble of replying I reckon less than 50% of people actually reply back. Sometimes I get...
    I politely ask people all the time to join the forum and ask their questions there but many choose to email me instead. Interestingly, once I go through the trouble of replying I reckon less than...

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  5. Mark

    Name that fruit tree

    Yay!! Thanks Mark!! Am doing the wildchook dance around my garden LOL
    Yay!! Thanks Mark!! Am doing the wildchook dance around my garden LOL
    Yay!! Thanks Mark!! Am doing the wildchook dance around my garden LOL
    Yay!! Thanks Mark!! Am doing the wildchook dance around my garden LOL
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  6. Mark

    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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  7. 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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  8. Mark

    Change forum style

    I've adjusted some colours on the default style just to brighten it up a little.
    I've adjusted some colours on the default style just to brighten it up a little.
    I've adjusted some colours on the default style just to brighten it up a little.
    I've adjusted some colours on the default style just to brighten it up a little.
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  9. Mark

    Tip How to EDIT your own post

    We can always arrange more time mate :)
    We can always arrange more time mate :)
    We can always arrange more time mate :)
    We can always arrange more time mate :)

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  10. Mark

    Tip Quote and Multi-Quotes

    Latest multi-quote system
    Latest multi-quote system
    Latest multi-quote system
    Latest multi-quote system
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  11. Mark

    Moving Forum to Aussie Host next 48 hours

    Looking good Mark...
    Looking good Mark...
    Looking good Mark...
    Looking good Mark...
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  12. Mark

    Forum build update and some new features

    Dear Members, just a quick message to advise our forum build has been updated. This should help generally make the site run better with lots of behind the scenes improvements. Some notable...
    Dear Members, just a quick message to advise our forum build has been updated. This should help generally make the site run better with lots of behind the scenes improvements. Some notable feature improvements are: Quoting posts - You can now simply highlight text in messages and quote or...
    Dear Members, just a quick message to advise our forum build has been updated. This should help generally make the site run better with lots of behind the scenes improvements. Some notable feature improvements are: Quoting posts - You can now...
    Dear Members, just a quick message to advise our forum build has been updated. This should help generally make the site run better with lots of behind the scenes improvements. Some notable...
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  13. 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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  14. Mark

    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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  15. Mark

    Several updates to SSC today

    There have been several software updates on SSC today so apologies if anyone found the site sluggish or was kicked off during an upgrade. Main improvements were: quote features site...
    There have been several software updates on SSC today so apologies if anyone found the site sluggish or was kicked off during an upgrade. Main improvements were: quote features site speed sidebar updates image loading similar threads (auto search when a new thread is created) and several...
    There have been several software updates on SSC today so apologies if anyone found the site sluggish or was kicked off during an upgrade. Main improvements were: quote features site speed sidebar updates image loading similar threads (auto...
    There have been several software updates on SSC today so apologies if anyone found the site sluggish or was kicked off during an upgrade. Main improvements were: quote features site...
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  16. Mark

    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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  17. Mark

    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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  18. Mark

    Gallery Tutorials

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

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  19. Mark

    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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  20. Mark

    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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  21. Mark

    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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  22. Mark

    "Articles" Feature coming soon

    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability...
    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability to easily write autonomous content which presents nicely (like a blog post) but can also be discussed...
    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability to easily write autonomous content which presents...
    We will be introducing an articles feature soon to SSC and I'm interested to hear what people think about it? The main idea behind adding an articles feature is to give our members the ability...
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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