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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 .
iland99

Humminbird 597ci randomly resets itself

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I'm having a VERY frustrating problem with my 597ci HD.  Twice now it has randomly reset itself back to factory default settings, as well as wiped all my GPS data clean.  Obviously this really sucks.  The first time it happened I thought maybe it was because I didn’t power the unit down before disconnecting the battery in my kayak, but I’ve been very diligent about powering down before disconnecting battery ever since that happened.  A couple weeks ago it did it again, this time in my ice fishing soft pack, and I know for sure it had nothing to do with disconnecting the battery.  This last time it also refused to save any of my settings for a while, so I had to go in and redo everything every time I cycled the power.  Now it seems to be saving things normally, so I’m not sure what was going on there.  I still can’t figure that one out, and I have no idea what I did to get it to save settings again.  Has any of this ever happened to anyone else?

By the way, I did contact Humminbird customer service about these issues, and they weren’t much help.  I found out that if I wanted to send it in for service, there would be a $68.50 diagnostics fee, and if there was a problem found that required service or replacement there would a flat rate service fee of $255.45!!  That’s a total of $324 to service or possibly replace a unit that’s less than 3 years old.  I can buy a new Helix 5 or Lowrance Elite 5 for less than that.

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