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    Comprehensive ignore feature

    You can ignore a person/people, thread(s) or entire forum(s).
    When someone is on your ignore list, their threads won't come up in search results if you don't want it to. Ignored threads and forums won't show up in search, too.

    Here's the deal.

    To ignore threads:
    When in a thread, you'll see a link called "Thread Tools." Click it and you'll see a dropdown menu. One option is "Ignore thread."

    To ignore forums:
    Click through the forum you want to ignore. On the upper left is a link called "Forum Tools." It has a dropdown menu. One of the options is "Ignore Forum."

    To ignore someone:
    You can click on their username, which will bring you to their profile page. You'll see below their username, a link that says "Userlist." Click it and you'll get a dropdown menu. One option is "Add to ignore list." Click it and they're on your ignore list.

    You can also go to your usercp. On the left menu (Your control panel), you'll see a section under called "Settings and options." There you will find a link called "Edit ignore list." Click it and you'll see a form. To add a user to the list, enter their name into the empty text box and click "Okay." To remove a user from your ignore list, un-check the box associated with their name and click the 'Save Changes' button.

    In your usercp, on the left menu (Your control panel), you'll see a section under called "Ignore manager." If you click the link "settings," you can ignore threads from users on your ignore list.

    If you click "Ignored forums," you'll see the forums you have on ignore.

    If you click "Ignored threads," you'll see the threads you have on ignore.

    These can all be edited.

    PHEW. Clear as mud? OK, ready to ignore? LOL

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    Marketplace classified ads (It's back)
    https://www.frugalvillage.com/classifieds
    The link to this is located on the top navigational menu.
    Buy and sell in the marketplace. When you place an ad, it auto posts to the for sale or trade forum here. It's free to post an ad. You're able to add photos to your ad, too.

    A special thanks to Greebo. His generous donation paid for this to be updated and compatible with the new forum update, so I could bring this feature back. Thank you very much!

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    Product reviews (It's back)
    https://www.frugalvillage.com/reviews
    The link to this feature can be found on the top navigational bar. It's titled "Reviews."

    You can post product reviews. Any type such as movies, household items or books. You can add photos, too.

    A special thanks to Greebo for his generous donation that paid for the update of this feature and the much sooner return of it. THANK YOU!

    I'll eventually link this so reviews are fed into the forum like the classified ads.

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    View post options

    You can now click "view" on the top nav bar. It will show you options to view new posts. You'll see an option to view only your own posts, unanswered posts, today's posts, new posts, real time posts and your private messages there, too.

    Today's posts and real time can still be found under "quick links" on the lower top nav bar, too.

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    Me Time Media

    This link is on the upper top nav bar. It contains links to our other websites. You can access:

    http://www.homesteadgarden.com (Homesteading and gardening site and forums)
    http://www.weightlossmoms.com (weight loss and fitness site and forums)
    http://www.gamesgirlsplay.com (over 900 free arcade games)
    http://www.homebeautyrecipes.com (home beauty recipes sorta says it all LOL)
    http://www.budgetchristmas (Frugal Christmas site)
    http://www.villageblogger (optional free blogs)
    http://www.homekeeping101.com (homekeeping site and forums)

    We own more, but will add those at a later date.

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    Amazon bookstore

    Located on the upper top nav bar under "Frugal Books." It has a list of our recommended books on frugality. Purchasing through this bookstore helps defray the costs to run FV. If you have any books that you think should be added, let me know and I'll add them.

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    Editor's Desk

    Link is located on the upper left top nav bar. It links to my blog (http://www.frugalvillage.net) where you can read archives of my syndicated Frugal Living column.

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    News
    The article bot posts news once a day into the news you can use forum. These articles are the top two news stories from sources such as Bankrate, USA Today, Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, CNN Money and Money Magazine. They'll all post at one time, once a day. *temporarily disabled due to lack of interest*

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    Link to photo gallery in your posts
    Under your avatar (bottom left), when you post is a small photo image (icon). Clicking that will take you to your gallery or a fellow member's photo gallery.

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    Welcome greeting.
    When you visit the forums, there will be a different welcome greeting according to the time of day that you visit. If you don't have a sense of humor, please point your eyes downward and everything will be OK. *temporarily disabled due to consistent complaints of creepiness*

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    My smilies

    Ever wish you had your own favorite smilies? Now you can have them. In your usercp, on the left hand menu, scroll down to the bottom and you'll see a link called "my smilies." You can upload your own and name them. After you've uploaded them, they'll show in the smilies box when you go to post. :lollipop:

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    Default FV Geo

    Geo Map
    Did you want to meet other people from the boards on Frugal Village? Or just know who is located close to you? We have implemented the Geo feature that will allow you to place your marker (location) on a map.

    This is only shared with members of Frugal Village forums.

    To access
    https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/...hp?do=showmain

    Or click on the Geo link on top navigation bar.
    This will allow you to see on a map who is close to you, who is far. Perhaps while on vacation you can meet some folks in real life!

    Add yourself on the map. You can use the zoom and scroll to best pinpoint where you are. And you can scroll the map to navigate to other countries for members that aren't in North America.


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    Tutorial forum

    We've added a forum for tutorials/pictorials. If you want to share how to's for crafts, cooking/baking or any DIY projects, this is the section to post it. It's located under the Blue Leisure tab and under the Hobbies forum. In the past, we would post tutorials in a step by step and post by post way. Now, when posting, please post your steps and pictures all into one post. An example would be my pineapple pretzel dessert tutorial.

    Because we'd like to continue to build up this section, it will be worth many jujus when you use it.

    [ame="https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=283"]Tutorials - Frugal Village Forums[/ame]

    This forum is a bit like the recipe forum in that its format is different than a regular forum. This section will also show a featured tutorial, the latest added, most active and most read.

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    Article forum

    Articles used to be tossed into the old article forum. This made it fine if you read them right away, but it wasn't very organized for referring to later. We added the new article forum so that any archived articles are now categorized and organized. It has the same format as the tutorial forum.

    It's located under the blue Leisure tab and is linked under Leisure Arts forum.
    [ame="https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=93"]Articles - Frugal Village Forums[/ame]

    I'm still organizing some into the right categories.

    If you'd like to post any articles that you've written, you can add them to this forum. Doing so will result in many jujus. Again, we're trying to build up this section.

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    Added some eye candy to view images that are attached in the forums. Here is an example.


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