I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10 months ago
1,227 posts

@paulpossinger You are welcome!  That is a lovely mountain dulcimer.  Another thought: if you'd like to address a particular person, note how I began this posting.  It is a way you can respond directly to another member.  

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
10 months ago
2,013 posts

Dusty, you explained it better than I did.  (i didn't see your post until after i posted mine) yes




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updated by @strumelia: 12/02/20 09:07:20PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
10 months ago
2,013 posts

Hi Paul... that "comment Back" link is only available for comments left on someone's profile page comment wall .

What you are referring to are comments left on your Keith Young photo , here .

You should simply respond to Robin's comment right above it in the text box, as another comment on your photo. Think of it sort of like it's a little discussion going on about your photo. Robin will see your post.  :)




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Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
10 months ago
1,483 posts

@paulpossinger, to reply to a post someone left in a discussion, such as that regarding your beautiful Keith Young dulcimer, you do not want to comment on their profile page.  Instead you want to click the link in the email that takes you to that discussion.  It should say something like "To see and respond to the new post, click ...."

That link will take you to the discussion itself, such as your Keith K. Young Concert Model .  Once in the discussion you can post in the comment box or, if you want to respond to something specific someone said, you can click the little speech bubble icon in the upper-right hand tools in their comment, and that will quote their comment in the new comment box, where you can add your commentary.

I hope that helps. It's easier to do than to explain.




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updated by @dusty-turtle: 12/02/20 08:48:43PM
PaulPossinger
PaulPossinger
@paulpossinger
10 months ago
1 posts

I tried to reply to Robin-Thompson's comment on my Keith Young dulcimer.

Below the New Comment email I received it says:  "To respond to someone who has left a comment on your profile page, please go to their comment and click "Comment Back" link underneath it."   

I did not find the "Comment Back" link underneath anyone's comment.  I was on my page, -- Photos, Keith K. Young - Concert Model

Instead there was a box I found to make a comment to Robin-Thompson.  I wrote a reply in that box.  I cannot see it anywhere.  Don't know if it reached her.  

Thanks for your help.  

PS:  Thank you for your comment on my Keith Young dulcimer.  

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,013 posts

Awesome!  Yeah that Dusty Turtle is a real pip.  frog




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lisamarie
@lisamarie
last year
1 posts

Dusty Turtle:


@jp. there are two main areas for discussion at FOTMD. One are the Forums, which are open to everyone.  But there are also special interest Groups. 


If you look at the tool bar on the very top of your screen, you will see "Forums" as the second item from the left and " Groups " as the sixth.  I encourage you to peruse the Groups and join those you are interested in.  There is a group dedicated to traditional noter/drone players, a group for players from Indiana, a group for builders, a group on dulcimer history, a group for fingerpickers, and so forth. 


If you are not a member of a group, you will be able to see the most recent or sometimes the very first post in a discussion, but you will not see all the other posts.  However, if you simply click the big green button that says "Join Group to Access Discussions" which can be found to the right of the group's name, then you will see all the activity.


Beginner Players   Strumelia   fotmd com 1.png



This was so helpful.  New here, and sometimes we overlook the simple things.  ;-)

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,013 posts

Kendra Ward:

I can’t find comments or read them on something I posted...

Kendra, please tell me an actual example of 'something you posted' that you cannot see the comments on. I need that.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,013 posts

Kendra it's hard to know exactly what comments you are talking about- can you please post here an URL where there is a comment you cannot read?  or tell me what the comment says so i can find it?  that would enable me to help guide you better. I'm understanding only that you somehow know there has been a comment or message to you, but are not using the correct link that takes to the comment or message so that you can see and respond to it.  I'm not knowing how/where you are being presented with these links or notifications so that I can advise you where you are going wrong.

My best guess right now without getting further clarifications from you:

Is it in an email that you find out about a new comment? This would a site notification, which typically has two or three links in it (to unsubscribe, to go see a comment, to turn off notifications altogether).  If so, please copy/paste the text of what the email says here... that will help me determine whether these 'comments' you are referring to are comments on your videos, private messages, comments on your profile page, etc.  Or, it will help me guess which incorrect link you are clicking on in the notification. Knowing that will help me tell you how you are perhaps going to the wrong place, resulting in your not seeing the items.




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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updated by @strumelia: 10/01/19 11:17:57AM
Kevin R.
Kevin R.
@kevin-r
2 years ago
19 posts
Kendra Ward:

I don’t know what group it’s in? I’ve joined several in the past but the comments are not within those groups. I can’t find comments or read them on something I posted...

Are you logged in? I think you also need to be logged in to access some things?
Kendra Ward
Kendra Ward
@kendra-ward
2 years ago
3 posts

I don’t know what group it’s in? I’ve joined several in the past but the comments are not within those groups. I can’t find comments or read them on something I posted...

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,013 posts

Not quite clear on what comments you are referring to, (this thread here is about what to do if you can't see the entire discussion in a group because you;ve not joined it yet) but....if you are referring maybe to email site notifications you get when people have commented on your items, then follow the LINK provided in the notification, which leads you to the comment itself, on your item.

Maybe you are clicking on the wrong link in the notification.  Please look carefully at the notification- the link to follow should be near the top, above the comment.




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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updated by @strumelia: 09/30/19 10:34:44PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,013 posts

Kendra, have you tried reading this thread?

It explains how you need to join a group in order to be able to read the complete discussions in the group. It also shows pictures on how to join a group.  Try that.




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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updated by @strumelia: 09/30/19 10:21:51PM
Kendra Ward
Kendra Ward
@kendra-ward
2 years ago
3 posts

I’m pretty frustrated. I cannot see any replies. I’ve tried everything. Please help. 

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
2,013 posts

Thanks for the great explanation, Dusty!

JP, I'm just curious- did you not look over the other threads in this Site Questions forum to see if the solution to your problem had already been asked about and answered?  I hope you now understand why you were not seeing the whole discussion.

Dusty mentions the main site links along the TOP navigation bar on every page of FOTMD (Home, Forums, Photos, Videos, etc). When one is very confused about how the site is laid out, it really does help to click those links to gain a better understanding of the areas of main function and content. Not everything is immediately accessible from the Main Page... or else it would have to be five miles long. bigsmile  

I'm glad you were able to post a new thread here in the Site Questions forum in order to ask your new question, though!  I'm going to edit this thread's title to be more descriptive of the thread subject now- in order to help others in the future looking for answers to similar questions as yours.  :)




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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updated by @strumelia: 07/03/19 04:40:28PM
Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
3 years ago
1,483 posts

@jp. there are two main areas for discussion at FOTMD. One are the Forums, which are open to everyone.  But there are also special interest Groups. 

If you look at the tool bar on the very top of your screen, you will see "Forums" as the second item from the left and " Groups " as the sixth.  I encourage you to peruse the Groups and join those you are interested in.  There is a group dedicated to traditional noter/drone players, a group for players from Indiana, a group for builders, a group on dulcimer history, a group for fingerpickers, and so forth. 

If you are not a member of a group, you will be able to see the most recent or sometimes the very first post in a discussion, but you will not see all the other posts.  However, if you simply click the big green button that says "Join Group to Access Discussions" which can be found to the right of the group's name, then you will see all the activity.

Beginner Players   Strumelia   fotmd com 1.png




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Dusty T., Northern California
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As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
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jp
@jp
3 years ago
36 posts

i am so confused... *sigh*

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
3 years ago
1,858 posts

That post by Lois is indeed in a Group discussion, not a general public discussion.  The Group is called Beginner Players, and the thread is about I, IV and V Chords.   As Dusty sez -- to see everything you have to join the Group.


updated by @ken-hulme: 07/09/18 10:59:14PM
Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
3 years ago
1,483 posts

@jp, you might be clicking into a discussion within a group. You have to join the group to see all the content, or to post in that group's discussions.  In the example you provided, that is the Beginner's Group.




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Dusty T., Northern California
Site Moderator

As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie

updated by @dusty-turtle: 07/09/18 10:56:30PM
jp
@jp
3 years ago
36 posts

often as i go to a post on the home page and click on it even if it says 11 comments all i get is the original question there is nothing else there.

 

this post is an example.





Lois Sprengnether Keel



 


@lois-sprengnether-keel • 20 minutes ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on I, IV, V chords :
"Dusty Turtle: Stephen Seifert has posted a good DAd chord sheet on his website. You can find it here and download it as a pdf if you wish. Guess..."