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Pampered Chef: The Hitchhiker's Guide to CS - The Unofficial New User's Guide & List of FAQ

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm a [​IMG] and appreciate all the advice! :)
     
    May 17, 2008
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  2. I need to change my name on my profle, can any help me with it?
     
  3. MissChef

    MissChef Senior Member Gold Member

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    Your User Name? I don't think we can!? Not sure though, that would be an Ann or Kitchen Guy question!;)
     
    Jun 21, 2008
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  4. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    If you need to change your user name, you have to contact Admin Greg or DebPC our admins in order to do that.

    For your profile, you can make what signature you want.
     
    Jun 21, 2008
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  5. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Can someone add on here instructions on how to insert links if you want to direct someone to another thread or to a file that already exists in the files section? Thanks! I can't seem to figure it out right.
     
    Jan 28, 2009
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  6. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    To attach a link to a file, find the file. Right-click the file name, and select "Copy link location" from the pop-up menu. Paste that (ctrl-V, or edit>paste) into the post where you would like the link to appear.

    You can do the same for a thread. Open the thread you want someone to see in another browser window or tab. Select the entire address in the address bar and copy it (ctrl-c or edit>copy), then paste it into the thread where you want someone to see it.
     
    Jan 28, 2009
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  7. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Ann!
     
    Jan 28, 2009
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  8. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Special Features

    **Updated as of Feb 13/09

    How do I get a star under my name? Keep posting! The stars are rewards for posting. You get an outline, or "stripper" star at 1,000 posts, I think you get a yellow star at 3,000, pink at 4,000 and blue at 7,000. There is a multi-color star awarded at 10,000 posts.
     
    Feb 13, 2009
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  9. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    Jodi, thanks for trying to figure it out! I was wondering what the new levels were!
     
    Feb 13, 2009
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  10. MissChef

    MissChef Senior Member Gold Member

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    I believe it's 2500 posts!
     
    Feb 15, 2009
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  11. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Nope ;)

    I spent about 1/2 an hour and went through the member's area the other day sorting my number of posts (thanks Ann!) and the numbers I quoted a few posts above are the new ones now. They were different before but my post is current as of Feb 13/09
     
    Feb 15, 2009
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  12. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Huh? After all my work it's not even an even 3000??? I checked each '1000' level NOT by the 500's! Man! Okay folks...

    The stars are rewards for posting. You get an outline, or "stripper" star at 1,000 posts, I think you get a yellow star at 2,500, pink at 4,000 and blue at 7,000. There is a multi-color star awarded at 10,000 posts.

    Thanks Cat!
     
    Feb 15, 2009
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  13. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    A note about jokes

    A couple of years ago, the board was starting to get cluttered up with jokes. Everyone who got a new joke via email was posting them as a new thread and it made it difficult to filter through the jokes in order to find the threads of interest.

    We started a joke thread to take care of that, it's called The Official Continuing Discussion of American Humor.

    Think before posting. If you can't tell it at church, it might not be appropriate for this forum. That said, we're all adults here and a little bit of adult humor among friends is fine. Still, people who post such jokes will usually preface the joke with an ADULT CONTENT warning, that way, those who aren't interested can skip it, like this one or this one.

    Oh, you might want to search the thread before you post your joke, someone might have already posted it there.
     
  14. I apologize beforehand if this was covered in the manual. It's late, I'm tired, and am just getting over swine flu. Anywho....

    How do you get multiple quotes in your posts? I hit that multiple quotes button, but nothing.

    Appreciate the help.
     
  15. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Right beside the "Quote button is a button that looks like a piece of paper with quotation marks on it. That's the multi-quote button. Click that for any quotes you want included. Click the "Quote button for the final quote.

    Make sense?
     
    Aug 2, 2009
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  16. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Use this one for the first (second, third, fourth, etc.) quote [​IMG] like this one:

    Then use the Quote button [​IMG] for the last quote you want to use:
    Then just add your text. The Mulitple Quote Button [​IMG] adds the quotes to a clipboard but does nothing with them until you press the Quote button [​IMG] and everything you selected will appear in your new post dialog.

    Good question!
     
  17. nikked

    nikked Senior Member Gold Member

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    Wow! I've been doing that one the hard way! Copying and pasting, and manually putting the "quote" on...thanks for that info!!! Just goes to show me that I can always learn something new!
     
    Aug 2, 2009
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  18. OMG!! Thank you! I was hitting the multi-quote button, but didn't know to hit the "Quote" button when I was on the last one.

    Thanks Rae and KG! Ya'll are the best.


    I was about to start doing the same thing. I had been just quoting each one and I'd have like 4 different posts. Would hate to be labled a "post slut". LOL...hmmmmm, that would get me my stripper star sooner...MWWWAAAHAHAHAH! J/K

    Thanks again!
     
  19. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks so much for asking this. I've tried several times in the past, but didn't ever figure it out. Now it makes sense! :)
     
    Aug 2, 2009
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  20. OMG I'm loving this, I just joined the other day and another member informed me about this thread. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful information and funny humor at the bottom of every post. I will continue reading tomorrow! :)

    ~Heather
     
  21. NooraK

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    I know this thread is a sticky, but I'm sure many members (like me), just gravitate toward the "New Posts" button to read updated threads. I wanted to bump this onto that list, since we do have plenty of new folks, and there are lots of helpful hints in here.
     
    May 20, 2010
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  22. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    The "Thank You!" Icon and Reputation Feature

    Admin Greg has added a feature for expressing thanks to users for making a specific post.

    In the past, threads might often get clogged with extra posts by people expressing gratitude for making a certain post or starting a specific thread. Now you can express your gratitude without making a post.

    At the bottom of the Cheffer's profile panel on the left side of their post, you'll find a small, green "Thumbs Up" icon. [​IMG]

    When you see a post that you particularly like, click on the [​IMG] icon to the left of the post, in the user's profile panel. You'll get a small pop-up box…

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    …that will allow you to write a nice note to the poster, which will appear to them in their profile page. When you've typed your message, click on the Add to Reputation bar and your message will be sent to the user. You'll also add to their reputation points, which adds the little green bar beneath their information in their profile panel. (You can probably figure out how to tell them something other than a complimentary comment but you're on your own for that one.)

    With any luck at all, someone will favorably add to your reputation, too!

    For more information, see Greg's thread, "New 'thank you' reputation feature.'"
     
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  23. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    LIKE and UNLIKE a post

    Admin Greg has added yet another feature to the site!

    You can now "Like" a post, in addition to being able to add to someone's reputation for a specific post.

    On the lower right side of each post, you will see the word "Like" and if you click on it, you will add to the list of those Cheffers who "Like" the post.

    And, if you later decide maybe you DON'T like it so much anymore, you can "Unlike" it.

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  24. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Morning Update, April 27, 2012

    Happy birthday, Paige.

    There were no new developments in Paige's case yesterday. No news, no new developments.

    In news of Candles for Paige we had 19 candles as of this post. Remember, candles go out after 48 hours so keep lighting candles for Paige, her family and her three children.

    Instructions for lighting candles for Paige are in the Missing thread, in this post.

    On this date in History...

    ...in 1822, Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, the son of a tanner. He showed little enthusiasm for his father's trade, so the elder Grant secured an appointment to West Point through Ohio Congressman Thomas L. Hamer, who listed him as "Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio." Grant accepted the name and began to use it as initials only, because US also stood for Uncle Sam. His nickname, then, became Sam. His skills and reputation as an excellent, and fearless, horseman which would make him a natural for the cavalry. In usual army fashion, he was assigned to a regimental quartermaster to manage supplies and equipment. He saw service in the Mexican-American war under Zachery Taylor and Winfield Scott and even though he was with the quartermaster, he was close enough to the lines to see action. Grant was opposed to the war but was able to observe and judge the actions of commanders. The war ended in 1848, and Grant was assigned to Fort Vancouver. His wife was pregnant but not with him as his pay grade could not support a family in the wilderness. Grant took up serious drinking. He was promoted to Captain and transferred to Fort Humboldt, California. Not long after, he resigned his commission. Rumors persisted that the CO of the fort found him drunk, but there is no evidence to support that theory. Still, he was known to be a heavy drinker. In 1861, after the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter and President Lincoln put out his call for volunteers, Grant recruited a company of volunteers and became a brigadier general in the Illinois militia. Later, he became part of the Union army again. He had beaten the drinking but took up chain smoking cigars. After routing the Confederates at Shiloh, he received 10,000 boxes of cigars from grateful fans. After a decisive victory at Vicksburg, he caught the eye of President Lincoln. Lincoln had been plagued with a series of incompetent generals and hired Grant to be Lieutenant General, a rank held previously by only George Washington. As the Supreme Commander of the Army, Grant led a series of bloody and epic battles against Robert E. Lee, eventually accepting Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. He was elected to the office of President in 1868. Unfortunately, Grant was a better general than president, his administration was full of corruption, including the Black Friday gold scandal of Jay Gould. He did, however, pass the Third Force Act that slowed the Ku Klux Klan and the Civil Rights Act in 1875 that was the first attempt to desegregate public buildings, rest rooms, transportation and housing. After his presidency, he and his wife traveled Europe, spawning a line in the Bing Crosby version of McNamara's Band. He had made some unwise investments and by 1880, he was broke. Grant had forfeited his army pension when he became president, and there was no presidential pension in those days. He did, however, write his memoirs of the Civil War thanks to an incredible offer from Mark Twain, that was hailed as one of the best memoirs ever written. It sold well, and after his death from cancer in 1885, the family received royalties of $450,000.00. Congress passed a presidential pension in 1958 because of him, so a past president would never be destitute again. Who's buried in Grant's tomb? Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Boggs Dent Grant.

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    The familiar portrait of General U.S. Grant
    at Cold Harbor in 1864, by Matthew Brady.


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    An even more familiar portrait of U.S. Grant

    ...in 1954, the Bing Crosby-Danny Kay film White Christmas debuted. The film was the first film made in Vista-Vision, the Paramount name for the wide screen process. Wide screen technique was not actually new, in fact, it had been around since the 1920s but was not used because of the extra expense involved. By the 1950s, Hollywood studios were in fear of a new competitor - television. The other studios used the wide screen system called CinemaScope. VistaVision shot horizontally on 35mm film to allow the wider image. The final print was reduced to fit 35mm film in the traditional vertical alignment. The process was higher resolution than CinemaScope but very expensive. Paramount abandoned the process soon after they started to use it. The VistaVision cameras wound up in Europe and Japan and were used there for many years. The process was also used to shoot special effects, later merged into films, for notable science fiction films and other features. Some of the VistaVision effects were used in the Star Wars franchise, Star Trek films, Indiana Jones and even Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.

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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye
    Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney
    in
    White Christmas.

    ...in -4977 B.C., the universe was created. Well, at least to the 16th Century German mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler. Kepler, often considered to be the father of modern science, is remembered for his work in optics and an improved refracting telescope, and for his explanations of the movement of planets. Using math formulae, he explained that the planets' orbits are elliptical and not circular, and that planets speed up in their orbits as they approach the sun and slow down as they move away. His work greatly influenced Sir Isaac Newton some years later. Kepler died in Regensberg in 1630. When the Big Bang theory was developed in the 20th Century, they found that Kepler's birth date of the universe was slightly off, by about 13.7 billion years.

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    Johannes Kepler in 1610, artist unknown.

    That's it. That's all we know as of 12:01 AM, EDT.
     
  25. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Oops. Wrong Post.

    Nothing to see here, folks, move along.
     
  26. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Greg has rolled out a new version of CS, based on a different platform with a number of differences from the old platform.

    As a result, a lot of the info in this thread is obsolete, but I'm not sure just what yet. I'm making this up as I go along, and as I see differences, I'll let you know.

    For example, you can still multi-quote, it is a toggle. Click on +Quote to toggle Multi-Quote on, click it again to toggle it off.

    Graphics are still read in from other websites using the same html codes. You can also import graphics now by using the "Upload a File" button below the editing window. Acceptable file types are zip, txt, pdf, png, jpg, jpeg, jpe and gif. If you don't know what those are, you probably weren't going to use the tool anyway. o_O
    Here's a file I imported just now:

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    Milwaukee's Kilbourn Street Bridge, west leaf, in the fully open position.

    You also have the option of placing a thumbnail into your post, the reader can click on the thumbnail image to open the file. Like this one:

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    Milwaukee City Hall, which you might have seen
    in the opening of every episode of
    Laverne and Shirley.
    Yes, I am serious, and don't call me Shirley!


    [​IMG]

    Have fun snooping around the new layout!
     
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  27. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    A couple more observations this morning…

    1) Be careful about what you post - it appears there is no editing once a short window for fixing errors closes. Once your entry is posted, there is an opportunity to fix it, but once that window closes, you post is here forever. Several of the usual suspects, like Miss Spelling, Grandma Terical Errors, and General Goofiness will remain here for everyone to laugh at.

    2) The "Like" feature has moved to the lower right hand corner but works the same way as the old "Like" feature.
     
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  28. Admin Greg

    Admin Greg Senior Member Staff Member

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    I can make this window a bit larger
     
    Oct 16, 2014
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  29. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I'd like to have my window propped open with a stick. :D
     
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