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  1. Mark
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    Premium Member

    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been...
    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been active on our forums. Premium Members will automatically be awarded or lose their GOLD banner...
    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been active on our forums. Premium Members will...
    Premium Member GOLD Hi everyone, you may notice some Premium Members now have been awarded a GOLD banner (shown on their avatar). The GOLD banner is awarded to Premium Members who have been...

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  2. Mark
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    Signatures for members

    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
    Signature once Members signatures (below their post) will now only be seen once per page for Premium Members. This will make the forums a little tidier and speed up load times slightly.
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  3. Mark
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    Competitions Info/Guidelines

    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members...
    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members and visitors will be able to view the competition details but not enter. To become a Premium Member...
    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members and visitors will be able to view the competition...
    Competition Page click here ;) Here's some important information about competitions held on SSC: Eligibility - Competitions held on SSC are open to Premium Members "GOLD" only. Registered members...
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  4. Mark
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    New member moderation rules

    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be...
    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be permitted to add a link (eg www.selfsufficientme.com) anywhere on the forum or create a signature...
    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be permitted to add a link (eg...
    Due to the constant threat of spam targeted at forums all over the internet, we now have new moderation rules in place to combat human spammers. Please note the following - Members will not be...
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  5. Mark
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    Forum Etiquette

    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and...
    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and ways we can utilise our forums for our own benefit but also whilst being thoughtful of others. Most of...
    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and ways we can utilise our forums for our own benefit...
    The following points are a simple etiquette guide to using the Self Sufficient Culture Community Forums and are designed to give a friendly reminder to all users about best forum practises and...
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  6. ClissAT

    Photo of the month thread

    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
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  7. Mark

    May Competition (General Knowledge)

    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
    Of course Ash, yes that's true :)
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  8. Mark

    Site down PHP issue

    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
    Yeah and I'm so bloody busy atm too... good busy though - just too many projects and writing, videos, website admin, family, pets... the list goes on :)
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  9. Mark

    April Competition (General Knowledge)

    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need...
    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need a new battery for my 'puter. :)
    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need a new battery for my 'puter. :)
    Woohoo! All that seemingly useless knowledge gleaned years ago is finally paying off! :p Thankyou so much Mark. I love using paypal. And it's arrived just in the nick of time too. Right now I need...
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  10. Mark

    March Competition (General Knowledge)

    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
    Thanks Mark I already know what I'm going to spend it on
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  11. Mark

    Feb Competition (General Knowledge)

    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
    Congrats @David - coona you are the winner of our Feb Comp! :popcork: I will contact you via Personal Conversation.
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  12. Mark

    Logging out issue

    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
    This issue is now resolved and security HTTPS has been reinforced also.
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  13. Comfort

    Tapatalk

    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I...
    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I suggest that with no responsive design, no mobile app or mobile web version a forum like this has to...
    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I suggest that with no responsive design, no mobile app...
    Tablets are wide enough with enough reolution to work in desktop mode without issues. Mobile phones are another matter. Mobile web traffic exceeds desktop traffic for a few years. See I...
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  14. Mark

    Site was down HTTPS secure

    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
    ah ha... there it is... that little errant 's' !! :D all good now, thanks Mark.
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  15. Mark

    1st Competition for the year! (General Knowledge)

    The fact that no person won is a reflection that my question sucked! Plain and simple :)
    The fact that no person won is a reflection that my question sucked! Plain and simple :)
    The fact that no person won is a reflection that my question sucked! Plain and simple :)
    The fact that no person won is a reflection that my question sucked! Plain and simple :)
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  16. Mark

    Merry Christmas everyone! 2016

    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
    Happy New Year :popcork:
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  17. Mark

    Xmas Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors to our Website are valued greatly, but it's our members who interact with each other, help solve...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors to our Website are valued greatly, but it's our...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC over the past 12 months! Visitors...
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  18. Mark

    WIN in November Competition (General Knowledge)

    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
    Lightning hit a tree in our backyard knocking the top off and crushing my fence... again :( More chainsawing and fence fixing...
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  19. ClissAT

    Admin thing

    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)
    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)
    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)
    There was a significant software update so although I can't pin the issue down exactly I'm guessing the update fixed the problem. I can relate to this :)

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  20. Mark

    WIN in October Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  21. Mark

    WIN in August Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  22. Mark

    WIN in July Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours will always do better if members...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  23. Mark

    WIN in June Competition (General Knowledge)

    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is...
    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is behind us so it's all down hill into summer which means more growth in veggie gardens, spring lambs...
    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is behind us so it's all down hill into summer which...
    Hubby agree's with you totally Steve. I'm still snoozing when he leaves for work before 6 and it's just about dark at 5:15 when he gets home. Oh well on the positive, the winter solstice is...
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  24. Mark

    WIN in May Competition (General Knowledge)

    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
    Got it! Thanks heaps Mark.
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  25. Mark

    Thinking about ditching the Home Page

    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea...
    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea what the site was about (which was the original idea) it wasn't being used by members or actually...
    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea what the site was about (which was the original...
    Most of us were jumping through to the forums anyway so you're exactly right. The logic for having a static display homepage whilst it may have looked nice and benefited a new user to get an idea...
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  26. Mark

    Start of the New Year Competition!

    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it...
    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it looked - very sweet and tasty :)
    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it looked - very sweet and tasty :)
    Yes... now you mentioned it, I once purchased a red one with white flesh and it was awfully bland - I couldn't even get through it. The red dragon fruit in the picture tasted as good as it...

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  27. Mark

    WIN in March Competition (General Knowledge)

    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact with...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are...
    Competition Time! WIN $50 in PayPal CASH or a Booktopia voucher of the same value! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members support and a knowledge based online...
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  28. Mark

    Newsletter (Weekly Digest)

    Thanks Ash, yes that's precisely what the subscription is for - to enable members to see what has been happening without visiting the site constantly. Cheers mate :)
    Thanks Ash, yes that's precisely what the subscription is for - to enable members to see what has been happening without visiting the site constantly. Cheers mate :)
    Thanks Ash, yes that's precisely what the subscription is for - to enable members to see what has been happening without visiting the site constantly. Cheers mate :)
    Thanks Ash, yes that's precisely what the subscription is for - to enable members to see what has been happening without visiting the site constantly. Cheers mate :)
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  29. letsgo

    Not getting notification email on all watched threads

    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)
    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)
    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)
    FYI, this has been done as at yesterday all members are subscribed to a simple newsletter :)

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  30. Mark

    Fruit and vegetable showcase

    Thinking about changing this section again into something more relevant like a members general tips & showcase section where members can sort of add any tips on plants or growing etc in the...
    Thinking about changing this section again into something more relevant like a members general tips & showcase section where members can sort of add any tips on plants or growing etc in the various different categories and maybe add a few more? Just want to make it easier for people to access...
    Thinking about changing this section again into something more relevant like a members general tips & showcase section where members can sort of add any tips on plants or growing etc in the various different categories and maybe add a few more?...
    Thinking about changing this section again into something more relevant like a members general tips & showcase section where members can sort of add any tips on plants or growing etc in the...
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