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please explain
« 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.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 06:04:38 PM »
If I understand correctly those have been 'pinned' so no, you can't change them.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #3 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 , 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, 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.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #4 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?
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Re: please explain
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2021, 07:46:18 PM »
Thanks guys, You were spot on @emjaybee 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!
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 07:47:23 PM by lil chris, Reason: spelling »
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Re: please explain
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 08:36:55 PM »
@lil chris 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

You can see about a half dozen threads with the pushpin icon on the left-hand side.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #8 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:
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Re: please explain
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2021, 11:42:36 PM »
Thanks emjaybee and John for your input, a bit wiser myself now too.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: please explain
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2021, 05:08:18 AM »
Unread posts will always be chronological, pinned posts won’t sit at the top of unread lists.

I agree that Moreton Hinmarch was highlighted orange if you go to the layout sub-forum, but didn’t appear to have any particular reason for it. It’s certainly not pinned. 

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Re: please explain
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2021, 08:03:45 PM »
Like This??

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...
« Last Edit: January 15, 2021, 08:08:21 PM by PLD »

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Re: please explain
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2021, 09:28:18 AM »
Yes that’s it, not just my computer then. Must be Laurence who has a secret to highlite his thread.
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Re: please explain
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2021, 09:36:04 AM »
I've noticed exactly the same thing, Chris.  It appeared to start a few days ago.

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