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Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:20 pm
by Brian Hawkins
I've been planning to join this forum for a while now. I'm glad I did, I have been a big fan of Brad and Sheryl for a long time. I look forward to reading and sharing many conversations and opinions with new and old friends.

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:55 pm
by Brad West
Great to see you here Brian,

Michigan, a messed up state when it comes to time zones.

I quickly took a look on Google and couldn't locate it, but there is a story I remember from some years back addressing the issue of why the eastern timezone cuts way over especially in northern Michigan. Northern Michigan at one time was the biggest copper mining area in the world producing over 80% of the worlds copper. and in order for the mine area to be on eastern time with the New York Stock Exchange, someone I am assuming in the federal government had another brainstorm. That leaves me with the question what for? No one ever was able to enplane what advantage being on the same time zone had to mining copper.

Anyway Brian we have been working hard for almost a year to make this board over and above any other. We have a great deal in store here, and the flexibility to change and add things as our members grow. With all the research and testing we have been doing all I can say is "hold on"!

Brad West ~ onomoney

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:00 pm
by Sheryl Loch
Hey Brian,
I am super glad to have you here! You have been busting butt on your blog. You even put up with commenter that are a pain. Hmm, maybe I should stop doing that to you. LOL!

I hope you can tell us how cold & snowy it is up there in Michigan. I really dis like cold weather so, I will enjoy your stories from Sunny Las Vegas! :lol:

I think once we get everything in place we can have great results (I am especially fond of the blog Co-Op area). I am in hopes that the way I have the RSS Feeds strung it will help everyone in the Co-Op. I will then work on the same 'spidering' for other sections.

If you have any suggestions on how to get people to understand how beneficial posting the mini post (here), then commenting, bookmarking....I would be happy to have the help.

You are welcome to go ahead and post anything you like, I do have feeds running so they will get picked up.

Hope to share loads of great ideas,

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:32 pm
by Cait Hagar
Hello Brian,
Good to see you here.
I hope you have a wonderful time.

Michigan must be cold right now. Buurrr!

Cait Hagar

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:57 pm
by Brian Hawkins
Hi Everyone, I didn't realize I was receiving replies. I'm subscribed but I'm pretty sure I'm not getting the reply notification emails. I'll try to pay more attention :)

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:57 pm
by Brad West
No Problem Brian,

By the way Happy Birthday!!

The new phpbb board has a only contacts you when you choose to have a message send when you tick the box for Notify me when a reply is posted when you are posting or replying. The spam complaints were a little out of hand.

Or you can go to the user control panel / Board preferences~tab / edit posting defaults~ on the left in there you may select to be notified upon reply.

There are allot of features to make life easier once you find them all. LOL

So it is totally up to the user or poster to select the option of receiving notice of a reply. There is good and bad with that, You can also subscribe to a topic so every time you return you can look there and go to selected posts.

My favorite thing is right under my picture sits most of the commands I need to have quick and easy.

• View new posts (5)
• View your posts
• Bookmarks
• Subscribed
• Private messages
• Profile

So if you are looking at a post and want to leave, click where you want to see and then go where you want to go.

This feature is part of the portal.
Brad West ~ onomoney

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:58 pm
by Brian Hawkins
Cool, I got a 'topic reply notification' this time. I used your tip and found two new posts. Thanks Brad.

Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:08 pm
by Brad West
I guess I need to do some more information posts, The board itself is more user orientated than ever before basically you can set it up and keep track of just what you need to. Set it up and it really is a kick ass time saver.

Now if you haven't been there I suggest to go take a peek behind the FAQ tab on top. I know you were used to the old phpbb2 boards. Almost everything you could have a question about is in there.

Very cool

Also I have added quite a few extra features to the editor>I won't go through everything but if someone is looking for something you can refer this to the board search just bu bringing it to them in the reply. (forumSB) tab and you get

If you are trying to enplain how Trisi is ranking in the searches, you can highlight the word, longtail or a whole paragraph. Then hit the Google tab Highlight another and hit the Yahoo to compare searches.

Like this This is your Google Search

and this is your Yahoo search, Both open in a different window to compare
I think the Iframe is hidden, I haven't even had the chance to test everything out yet.

there is a
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Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:57 am
by davefullme
Hi Brian,

Brad mentioned you in a reply to my introduction post because I mentioned that I formally came from Michigan. I will have to look up your blog ans see what you are doing.

Brad, Sheryl, and I have been associated for some about 3 years now. They are great folks. And I need to get into their heads about doing blogs.

Brad, you mentioned the time zones in Michigan. I find Indiana more mixed up because the time zone splits right down the middle of their state. You never know traveling through Indiana which zone you are in. At least in Michigan it is split only in the UP. I never heard of the Copper Mine story. My dad always told us boys that the people voted to stay permanently on the WW2 daylight savings time which put us into the EST zone. And now with the seasonal daylight savings, Michigan actually is put even further into early hours.

I remember as a boy having the daylight in the summer stretch way into the evening hours. It would be 9:30 and Mom would be sending us to bed with daylight still available. And as the oldest, I really resented it becasuse it was easier for Mom to make us all go to bed at the same time. Then at 5 AM it would be daylight again.

When I moved to Tennessee in 1982, I was really shocked at how quick it turned from daylight to dark. I would be working on building my house and figure I had some more time to work and it seemed that in just 30 min someone had turned out the lights.

Long post, sorry,


Re: Hi From Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:43 pm
by Brian Hawkins
Hi Dave, sorry for the delay, I thought I was subscribed to this thread. I use to be an over the road truck driver and always enjoyed running through Tennessee.