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I frequent ADV and occasionally visit HU. To me, the biggest reason for this is the amount of detailed technical info on ADV (at thumpers) whereas the HU KTM technical forum is so small by comparison with a very limited range and depth of technical issues when compared to ADV.

HU seems to be naturally centered around a wider resource for travellers and I, for one, certainly appreciate the more UK (read polite/formal!) centred manner of communication than that which is occasionally evident on ADV.
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Not sure what the problem is - the image button is there, the default image button for vBulletin: so I assume the same on all other vBulletin installs. Someone please confirm if I'm missing something here?

and yes, I am taking notes!

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Hi Grant,

I was not planning on participating in this thread again but here goes.

When I reply to a thread etc on HU, apart from Smilies below the test box, I see none of the other buttons I'd expect to see with v-bulletin i.e. no font font size or colour options, no options for bold, italic or undelining, no image button etc. In fact I have no options at all, none of the features I'd expect to find above the text box on Advrider, UKGS'er, UK KTM etc

I don't recall ever seeing these on HU since you went over to v-bulletin?

Is it possible that there's some sort of user preference option that I've not selected? I've never had to do so on any other forum.

Edit: tried posting a screenshot of what's on my screen when I post but failed?
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When I reply to a thread etc on HU, apart from Smilies below the test box, I see none of the other buttons I'd expect to see with v-bulletin i.e. no font font size or colour options, no options for bold, italic or undelining, no image button etc. In fact I have no options at all, none of the features I'd expect to find above the text box on Advrider, UKGS'er, UK KTM etc


Edit: tried posting a screenshot of what's on my screen when I post but failed?
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Hmm, I see all the options on IE7

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Even with Firefox 3.0.3 I see all the standard text formating options too, just like in IE
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In User Options -> Edit Options right down at the bottom is an option for what kind of editor you use when posting / replying to messages, I bet that's the issue:

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In User Options -> Edit Options right down at the bottom is an option for what kind of editor you use when posting / replying to messages, I bet that's the issue:

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Works now (IE6+IE7)
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Thanks for the help, all buttons & options present & correct.

As I've not had to do this on other forums, perhaps the default setting should be changed?
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Thanks for the help, all buttons & options present & correct.

As I've not had to do this on other forums, perhaps the default setting should be changed?
Agreed - this was changed for new registrations a long time ago, as soon as I discovered it - but all old registrations were imported into vB with the default setting - not wysiwig. And I know of no way to make it the default for everyone without opening each users settings one at a time and change it.

Seeing as lots of people are missing/not seeing that option, I will investigate further and see if we can do it through a mysql command on the db.
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Ok, ran a sql query to set everyone to "Show enhanced wysiwig toolbar".

Can anyone who had the non-enhanced toolbar please check to see if you have the enhanced bar now please?
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Wow, got loads of new buttons to play with now -
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Well done,Clever boy!
Short memory though!.........
There has been a steady decline in people comming down here using the Hubb and a steady increase in those using the Adv!!!
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Here's a thought, many ADV members are US based, many HU members are Europe based. In the past the dollar has hardly been worth the paper it was printed on and the pound has been strong. Now the dollar is strong and the pound is weak.

So perhaps the reason you see more ADV riders is that there are more on the road now cos they can afford to travel more?

Then again, perhaps the reason you see fewer HUBB-ers than before is because you joined up here and your constant whining and lack of apparent contribution to anything other than The Bar has put them all off?

I know I for one would be avoiding your "pubs" like the plague having seen the way you talk to people in here, in favour of something more welcoming and more local?
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Ah, fancy. Thanks, Grant! I had checked and didn't see the img bit and figured it might be because I'm on linux w/ firefox.

I noticed you're missing the smilie that looks like he's giving the double bird or thumbs up depending on point of view. I had to go through (read mostly delete) a bunch of posts on a Corvair list I'm on. It offended a Christian which of course got some trolling (some were funny so I didn't delete them all without reading). Luckily there's hardly any trolling on HUBB.

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Since 2002, I've been a member of both sites and each have their primary advantages. For specific information regarding international motorcycle travel, HU is unquestionably the first place to search. But for phenomenal ride reports submitted by brilliant writers with outstanding photography, there is no place like Advrider. And there is something for everyone there, long-riders or Sunday bikers.

Other than riding an annual loop around southern Mexico or Central America, I don't get out much anymore and no longer feel knowledgeable enough to post here. Any useful information that I could once offer regarding Asia, the Middle East or Africa is outdated. When people write to me requesting moto-travel info, I invariably refer them here.

And you guys are correct about Jomomma on advrider being a whole lot about nothing but rambling and ranting for the sake of venting or inciting others. But the tech forums and specific threads regarding particular motorcycles are priceless. Got a strange noise coming from your Brand X motorcycle? Post the symptoms on the appropriate thread and you'll have a variety expert answers within hours. Once familiar with Ride Reports you can tune into your favorite authors or just read five star reports--you won't be disappointed.

At the end of the day, both sites have their share of annoying know-it-alls--learn to take them with a grain of salt. But both sites are also vital to serious, as well as just curious, motorcyclists. If we get off into who is a "real" adventurer we drift from what we should should be, a close community of like-minded humans from around the world.
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