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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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Driving up to the ranch after work I spied a couple creatures about four feet tall walking around our backyard. When I got closer I knew what the feathered friends were. My question was what were they doing there? I decided I'd quick sneak around the house and pop out of the nannyberries and see if I could get a quick pic of them with the phone while still on the ground. Had milk in the truck so I had to make it speedy. I'm sure the mourning doves that suddenly took flight probably put them on full alert and by the time I could get a decent quick photo, they were already airborne. However, I was able to determine why they were likely there. I'm guessing they may have nested around the area and Jr. who couldn't fly had perhaps bumbled through the pasture fence and into the yard. Which he did again if you look in the lower left corner of the first picture. That's a young sandhill crane doing a face-plant on the fence. It got up and dusted itself off, then walked across the pasture where I managed to herd it over the neighbor's fence. Once there, it had a straight shot to the hayfield where the adults were calling it across the road. The second pic is Jr. along my fence. If you look closely in the first pic, you can make out the images of 3 more cranes behind the chopper box. We've had turkeys, pheasants, ducks, geese and Huns in our yard but this is the first time we've seen sandhill cranes.

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