Questions about the new forum

In the new forum the forum username is always the same than the official username. (In the old forum you can see both the old forum name and official name in every post). Here, if you click a person’s avatar and then :postcrossing: -symbol, you will see their postcrossing profile.

I understand. Thank you for your response. :smile:

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Hello @ginzanow

You can use “the magnifying glass emoticon”

You can write a name / forum name / topic etc. regarding the old forum .

I don’t know where else to put this, so I’ll put it here.
You see that alarm bell on the right, all the time?
Screen Shot 2020-12-03 at 19.12.53
For weeks I didn’t click on it, as I was afraid that alarm bells would go off somewhere and I’d get admonished by software (again)! :anguished: Then, eventually, I thought what the heck. So I clicked on it.

Blinks slowly. It leads to an updown menu of following or tracking a thread. That’s useful, wish I’d discovered that earlier. Hope that helps someone else. :wave:

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Just some observations here…and only that. This new Forum is cumbersome and difficult to work with. Trying to figure out settings is mind-boggling. My eMail address get a lot of superfluous eMails that are a waste of time. The messages I do view as important, where do I print them?? That address I reserve exclusively for Official PostCrossing.

To try and get answers about some issues, you have to gold down the Page Down key to go through a few hundred replies. I have many other gripes, but that will do for now.

Did you read the Forum User Guide? It might help with some of the issues. Sorry for not being able to help any further- difficult while I’m online with my phone only.

Thank you for writing. Yes…I did read the Guide. Helpful here and there, but not much else. I am just so frustrated.

Hello @Cliffside, I think many of us are trying to figure out how to manage the flood of emails from the Forum. If you click on your avatar (top right corner of Forum page) > your username > Preferences, then click on Notifications on the list of sub-files on the left side of the page, you’ll be able to make a start at limiting the kinds of email notifications you get.

To print an important message, you can go to that message and hit Command + P (on a Mac) or Control + P (Windows), or you can go to your browser menu and find the Print command. There’s a more thorough discussion of this here and here.

To go quickly to a specific reply in a topic, you can use the scroll bar to the right of every topic. You can click on the first or last date on the scroll bar, or place your cursor on the active part of the bar and drag it to the reply you’re looking for.

Hope this helps.


I’ve just found something FANTASTICALLY useful.

Have you got the Pinned Topics Blues? Tired of seeing the same topics at the top of the list all the time? Me too. Here’s the good news.

You can Un-Pin them! :smiley: :man_cartwheeling: :cocktail: :rainbow:

Go to the last post in that thread and you’ll see this.
Screen Shot 2020-12-08 at 16.31.54 Click on that, and you can Un-Pin it. Brilliant.


You don’t even need to go to the last post in the thread. Just click on the little pin beside the title.

Has anyone else had an email, apparently from here, asking for help with a school in Kazakhstan and filling in a survey?

No, but I’ve seen a post about this here on the forum. The post was flagged for moderation.

Is that why I couldn’t find it? I was beginning to think it was a message from the main site to my email address.

I don’t know what kind of email you exactly received (maybe because you watched that topic where they posted it, or it was about a received PM etc). Either ignore it or contact the Postcrossing team.

Hello dear @SailingBy,
If the post has been reported and you cannot find the post either, I advise not to respond.
Probably this is “spam”, as it was reported on the old forum.

This morning I saw that post in at least 3 topics I was tracking. First I flagged it as off-topic, then as spam. Maybe it appears at the correct place now? I don’t care enough to search for it.

Thanks for the replies. How very odd this is. I’ve deleted the email now, and wouldn’t have clicked on the link in it anyway. :relieved:

Hello Maleko,

Thank you for your message and suggestions. Sorry about my tardy reply, but this week started out very bad and is getting worse. I did find your suggestions useful. Still have to review the print thing.


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Can we please, please disable the interception of the browser’s Ctrl+F search on the page? It’s sooo inconvenient and super annoying… :pray: :pray: :pray:

Sometimes it helps if I press ctrl f twice…
Otherwise I think your suggestion should go to the #postcrossing:suggestions category in order not to get lost in here.