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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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Pondering

 

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This photo has a special place in my heart. When I look at the fall setting my mind and heart begins to wander. My thoughts travel to what if land and what will be land.

I stare at it intrigued and open eyed. The setting feels like a portal to the future and the past. The fog has Brigadoon like qualities.

The tree on the left with the branch a little different than the others is thought provoking. Did the tree somehow get injured by lightning or another act of nature? Will it bounce back and be healthy the next spring? Will the entire tree wither and die from the injury?

What you can't see is the tiny stream that runs at the foot of the hill. You can step across it easily in most places. I fished this stream right after I took the photo. The fog was still surrounding me.

I fished the short stretch and went up and examined the tree as I was leaving. It looked healthy all except the barren scarred branch. I was sad at first examining the tree. I then looked at it in more of a personal nature.

One travels through life's journey and expects some detours and some dings and nicks. How boring would life be if it was sanitary and you were shielded from all bumps and bruises. I am certain the tree will be just fine.

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