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Title: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 14, 2021, 05:38:23 PM
Can somebody explain how when I log in on the site and go to Layout construction one of the layouts is highlighted in a orange type colour, is there a way to change this.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Trainfish on January 14, 2021, 06:04:38 PM
If I understand correctly those have been 'pinned' so no, you can't change them.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 14, 2021, 06:12:28 PM
Thanks for the reply John, not sure what pinned means, I had mistakenly clicked on ignore for this topic. Is it something to do with that, you learn something everyday even at my age.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: emjaybee on January 14, 2021, 06:48:34 PM
Can somebody explain how when I log in on the site and go to Layout construction one of the layouts is highlighted in a orange type colour, is there a way to change this.

I'm assuming you mean "Moreton Hinmarch"?

No, @Trainfish (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=262) , this particular one is not 'pinned'. Why it is in orange is a little bit of a mystery, at a guess I'd say it may be in orange as it has significantly more views than any other layout, so it may be an indicator of it's popularity/longevity.

@lil chris (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1784), coming back to the 'pinned' comment. A thread can be 'pinned' which means it will always remain at the top of the particular board. It can be identified by the pushpin/drawing pin icon on the left-hand side of the title.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: ntpntpntp on January 14, 2021, 06:58:37 PM
The style classes for the orange row all seem to be named with "approve" prefix, so does something need approving related to that thread?
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 14, 2021, 07:46:18 PM
Thanks guys, You were spot on @emjaybee (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5604) yes it was Laurence's layout Marton Hinmarch which I do frequent a lot. Some of what you say is behond me but never mind, just logged on now and it is no longer orange. I am into computers but the hardware side not so much software, I should have read more.
While posting this its changed to orange again, must be because of a new reply!
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 14, 2021, 07:52:53 PM
Well its not been moved to the top so I take it its not pinned but I can not find the pushpin drawing icon. there is a icon on the far right which when I click takes me to the last post, there are two icons on the far left but hovering my mouse over them does nothing. It is no big deal but I just wondered why it is happening.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: emjaybee on January 14, 2021, 08:36:55 PM
@lil chris (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1784) no mate, that thread isn't pinned.

If you have a look at the Welcome and Introduction board here...

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?board=40.0 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?board=40.0)

You can see about a half dozen threads with the pushpin icon on the left-hand side.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Trainfish on January 14, 2021, 09:44:59 PM
I can't even work out which thread I went to but when I did there were definitely 2 posts which were both orange and both pinned. Couldn't have been the Layout construction one though. I'll go back into hibernation now  :doh:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 14, 2021, 11:42:36 PM
Thanks emjaybee and John for your input, a bit wiser myself now too.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Trainfish on January 15, 2021, 02:20:42 AM
Me too. It looks like I went to unread posts and 2 were orange and pinned. I did think it strange they weren't at the top but I'm having a bit of a brainless day as you will soon see on my thread  :doh:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: njee20 on January 15, 2021, 05:08:18 AM
Unread posts will always be chronological, pinned posts wonít sit at the top of unread lists.

I agree that Moreton Hinmarch was highlighted orange if you go to the layout sub-forum, but didnít appear to have any particular reason for it. Itís certainly not pinned. 
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: PLD on January 15, 2021, 08:03:45 PM
Like This??
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/104/647-150121200029.png) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=104760)
Not noticed it before, but same thread others have named, not one I'm following or posted in; not pinned; nothing obviously different...

edit: on clicking "Mark Read" the colour difference disappears...
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 16, 2021, 09:28:18 AM
Yes thatís it, not just my computer then. Must be Laurence who has a secret to highlite his thread.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Train Waiting on January 16, 2021, 09:36:04 AM
I've noticed exactly the same thing, Chris.  It appeared to start a few days ago.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Tank on January 16, 2021, 12:46:31 PM
It looks like there was a post in the thread that needed approval.  There are a few members on the forum who need their posts approved before they appear to everyone.  I hadn't realised (or remembered!) that it also changed the colour of the thread for everyone else as well.  It should be normal now.  :)
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: emjaybee on January 16, 2021, 01:27:00 PM
Behold, a voice from the Gods, and the fog clears!

And there we have it.

Wouldn't have guessed that in a million years.    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Tank on January 16, 2021, 01:36:36 PM
 :D 

I'm just a member with a few more buttons to play with! :laugh3:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: ntpntpntp on January 16, 2021, 01:38:45 PM
Ah, so I was right back in post #4  :D
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Tank on January 16, 2021, 01:41:27 PM
Oh yes, genius!   :D
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Bealman on January 16, 2021, 01:42:41 PM
I'm starting to feel really senile now. I always thought it was pink! No wonder I just got new glasses  :worried:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: GrahamB on January 16, 2021, 01:44:00 PM
I saw the "Please Explain" heading and got all excited. I thought someone had been issued with a "Form 1".

Only big railway people will understand. :D
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Bealman on January 16, 2021, 01:48:47 PM
The Aussie members will immediately think of Pauline Hanson. I know I did!

But as GrahamB says above, only certain people will understand.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Trainfish on January 16, 2021, 01:57:54 PM
I feel left out now as I haven't got a scooby doo what you're on about.

Isn't it past your bed time anyway George?
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 16, 2021, 03:11:52 PM
Same here I started this thread and no idea what you are talking about. Any way thanks Tank for explaining the reason for the colour change whatever colour it was, I bet Laurence the owner of the topic has no idea about all this, lol.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: GrahamB on January 16, 2021, 04:01:50 PM
Teehee,
On the big railway, if you have cocked up or may have cocked up you would get a "Form 1", otherwise called a "Please explain".

One example would be a SPAD.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 16, 2021, 10:02:51 PM
Thanks @GrahamB (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=298) for the explanation of the Form 1, but now you have set another puzzle what's a spad ?.......
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Nbodger on January 16, 2021, 10:10:28 PM
Thanks @GrahamB (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=298) for the explanation of the Form 1, but now you have set another puzzle what's a spad ?.......

@lil chris (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1784)

Signal Passed at Danger

Mike H  8)

Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Bealman on January 16, 2021, 11:10:50 PM
I feel left out now as I haven't got a scooby doo what you're on about.

Isn't it past your bed time anyway George?

Pauline Hanson is an ex-fish & chip shop owner who is now a radical sometimes politician.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: lil chris on January 17, 2021, 12:46:43 AM
thanks for the explanations guys, you learn something every day.
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Trainfish on January 17, 2021, 02:22:24 AM
Not always what you want or need to learn though eh? Ah well, every day's a school day  :-\
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: GrahamB on January 17, 2021, 08:41:30 AM
Signal Passed at Danger
To be strictly accurate, Signal Passed at Danger without authority.

Trains are authorised to pass signals at danger for a number of reasons due to equipment failure, train failure, obstructions or during engineering works (Possessions, also known as T3's).
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Bealman on January 17, 2021, 08:54:47 AM
And to add further accuracy, Pauline Hanson has done gaol time in Australia,  started the Australia Party, and basically has been a bit of a celebrity here, sometimes for the wrong reasons.

I'm sure interested folk around the world would find something on Google.

I'll leave it at that  ;)

No politics in a model railway forum.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: please explain
Post by: Shropshire Lad on January 17, 2021, 09:20:47 AM
I saw the "Please Explain" heading and got all excited. I thought someone had been issued with a "Form 1".

Only big railway people will understand. :D
Me too!
I was wondering who was going for tea and biscuits  ::)
Cheers Colin
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