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Online livo

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Different way to use the forum.
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:01 PM »
I thought this might be helpful for the real beginners (or anybody actually). It has really helped kick me along a bit after my absence,  There is so much brilliant information on this site that no longer sees much, if any, attention and this is the nature of a chat forum. I suppose some guests or the many members who don't say much, might stumble across it in searches.  To expose this resource try doing as I have over the last couple of weeks.

Select a well respected, long time member and click on their name to go to their profile page. Select "Show Posts" and then where it shows the page numbers at the top, select the highest number.  Scrolling to the bottom of this page will arrive you at the members very first post on the forum. Interesting enough in itself? It gets much better.

Now having done that simply work chronologically back up through the posts and then go to the bottom of the next page, and repeat. As you work through, branch off into the different threads and go to links provided as you see something of interest, but always go back to the selected member's post sequence. Not all of the links will work because the source material is gone, but you can really learn a lot.  It is time consuming and if you get lost it isn't easy to navigate back to the page numbers in the middle but it is well worth the effort and time.  I have gained so much from only doing this with 2 member profiles so far because it connects you with others in the process.

In addition to the Search facility, this is a powerful way to access great information that would otherwise have remained hidden.  It has for me anyway. It is also a potent reminder of the cooperative demeanour that did and can exist.

Here is a little example. If you think technique isn't important wait till the end of this video clip.

I thought this link may be of some interest http://gu.com/p/2gvye
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Re: Different way to use the forum.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Good post Livo. I've often done that myself. There's loads of recipes and tips and good little snippets hidden away in the forum.  :)

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Re: Different way to use the forum.
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 06:54 PM »
Great piece of advice Livo. When I  first found this  site I literally could spend all day on the computer going from one thread to another and downloading reams of  information which I put in my curry books and had so much success with following certain people's curry variations. I absolutely love this site.


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