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« on: May 13, 2020, 12:58:14 pm »

If you are reading as a guest ... please consider joining as a member.   It's free!  Once you have registered with the Coffee Shop and your registration has been approved, you can log in.  Within the registration, you're asked to agree to our terms of access (see http://www.passenger.chat/1761 )  which are designed to keep the coffee shop legal, decent, honest, friendly and on topic.

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 04:51:15 pm »

Grahame, did you mean your subject heading to be "Reading as a guest"? I don't think one can post unless one is a member?
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 05:10:19 pm »

* You will be able to see all the pictures in posts
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 05:58:40 pm »

Grahame, did you mean your subject heading to be "Reading as a guest"? I don't think one can post unless one is a member?

Yes, I did!   Thanks for that - I have just changed it from the impossible (I hope we have the security right) "posting as a guest"
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 05:59:22 pm »

* You will be able to see all the pictures in posts

Ah - is that attachments?
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2020, 06:22:46 pm »

* You will be able to see all the pictures in posts

Ah - is that attachments?

That's right, isn't it? If not logged on you only see external images linked to.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 02:17:18 pm »

* You will be able to see all the pictures in posts

Ah - is that attachments?

That's right, isn't it? If not logged on you only see external images linked to.

Yes - I have just checked that, and you're right.   I spend so much of my time logged in - I'm rarely a guest at my own party and I had missed that.  In putting this thread together, it's done me real good to look around when incognito.
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