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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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Birdsong

Garden Spider, Not for the Squeemish

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Beautiful images, Sarah, of a pretty darn good looking spider. And the telltale vertical zig-zag of the web (for stabilization) is another cool feature of the yellow garden argiope. I was reading that recent research shows the zig-zag part of the web may reflect ultraviolet light, which attracts insects.

I like the statement made by the first image, but then I've most often favored tighter compositions. Very nice work!

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wow, cool arachnid, it almost looks like two glowing eyes in a mask on the body of the spider. I enjoy the second image the most due to the environment giving scale to the spider.

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How big do these boys get?

The girls get bigger than the boys. Legspan included, the boys only reach about half an inch, while the girls get about two inches long.

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