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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
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Scott M

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The farmer's old adage is "make hay when the sun shines." With one of the wetter Augusts in recent history, the dog day cicadas in my neighborhood were busy making their hay in the sunshine this weekend, that is, molting from their last nymphal stage into adult forms.

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I'm hoping that our house will have a nice SLR camera by next spring/summer. These were all taken with a point and shoot.

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Nothing wrong with a point and shoot camera. They are made very well in the digital age if you spend a couple hundred bucks. The nice thing about slr is the ability to change lenses. I use both types. when I don't feel like lugging my 30 pound back pack along, I carry the wifes 5mb olympus in my pocket. Takes fine pictures. A pictre is a picture. Ask Johhny Redhorse. he shoots point and shoot and has some wonderfull images.

So please dont fret the point and shoot and continue to share your work with us. when you get the slr, your natural progression as a photographer will just follow.

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Nothing wrong with a point and shoot camera. They are made very well in the digital age if you spend a couple hundred bucks. The nice thing about slr is the ability to change lenses. I use both types. when I don't feel like lugging my 30 pound back pack along, I carry the wifes 5mb olympus in my pocket. Takes fine pictures. A pictre is a picture. Ask Johhny Redhorse. he shoots point and shoot and has some wonderfull images.

So please dont fret the point and shoot and continue to share your work with us. when you get the slr, your natural progression as a photographer will just follow.

Sorry for the newbie dumb question, but isn't the beauty of a SLR the ability to choose what is in focus (among other things)? (This is where stfcatfish says 'there are no dumb questions, just dumb people' smile ) I must have taken 25 pictures and those were the best 4-5, the rest were way out of focus. You can see the camera is focusing on the tree bark more than the insect.

I found a yellow toadstool and a misty bunchberry a few weeks ago and again, the p&s camera had a heck of a time getting anything to focus. I want that ability to choose what is in focus. That's why I'm counting the days until we can upgrade around here...

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