What is LottaLiving?
Lotta Living has over 2,000 topics! Before posting, please SEARCH for topics FIRST. Your post probably fits best in an existing topic instead of a new one. IT HELPS US ALL KEEP THE INFORMATION EASY TO FIND FOR FUTURE SEEKERS. You can post a new topic If you’re confident your topic has not already been discussed. Thank You!
Who’s behind LottaLiving?
LottaLiving was founded by Mary-Margaret Stratton, while she was active as the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee webmaster, as a place for Modern Enthusiasts around the globe to get together. It was developed as a service for the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee, but is open to anyone who appreciates the Mid Century Modern design aesthetic. It is starting with modest ambitions, but is growing to include a virtual who’s who in the Modern scene.
Where is LottaLiving?
LottaLiving is designed by Homecamp.com in Las Vegas, NV and hosted by Siteground. The posts from the site however, come from all over the U.S. and the world.
Membership is free. Access is unlimited. And you’ll quickly find that the club is truly up-to-date on the latest in Modern Living.
What else does LottaLiving have to offer?
We’re proud to say that the Modern Committee is host to some of the greatest events thrown! ModCom members have had lots of great tours and educational events, large parties, bar crawls, dozens of small get-togethers, and private tours of cities, theme parks and exclusive homes! The LottaLiving website also boasts one of the largest targeted link databases to all things Modern. Lastly, the site include articles on Modern and pop culture related topics. Members have been known to have: Opportunities to get involved and make a difference in the fate of a threatened building, opportunities to volunteer and get free admission to cool tours and events, opportunities to share their own knowledge about people-places-things, discounts on other events, access to writings and musings from Modern legends, and insider info on events across the country that you won’t hear about anywhere else!
So how do I join?
It’s simple! And yes it’s FREE. All you need is to:
1. Register your username.
2. Bookmark LottaLiving.com and visit us often
3. Jump into the message area and post a Hello Message!
We use some pretty strange language sometimes, so here’s a primer in some of the terms you might hear along the way:
Message Board or Bulletin Board: The overall comprehensive site that includes multiple forums and posts.
Forum: a special discussion area that focuses on one or more types of topic such as “Events” or “Residential.”
Topics: Within a forum, the actual discussions that people have.
Posts: A new post starts off every new discussion topic, a reply post answers another person’s discussion topic. Also called messages.
Threads: individual lines of conversation or thoughts that ‘weave’ in and out of a single discussion.
Browsing and Reading a Message Board
THE FORUM INDEX
The Forum index is the “top” page of the message board. When you click on the “Message Board” link at the top right of any page it takes you to this url: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb and that is the forum index. When you get to the Forum Index, simply choose a Forum you wish to browse. Note the little folders on the left side of each forum, if they are a red color instead of beige, it means there are new posts you have not seen yet.
After you enter a Forum, you’ll see all the topics in the forum.
The most recently posted-to topic is at the top. By looking at the top of the list you can easily browse the most active topics.
Topics that have new messages since you’ve last visited will have a red folder icon next to it.
Topics that have more than 5 posts will have a folder on fire icon next to it.
Each Topic may contain many messages.
Click on a topic to read the messages inside.
Once you’ve clicked on a topic, you’ll see the message(s) inside.
Messages are sorted from First to Last, so to see the most recent posts to a message, you’ll need to scroll to the bottom of the last page. This is done so that you can see how the original post started the conversation and understand the progression the conversation took.
If a topic has more than 15 posts, if will continue on a second page. If it has more than 30 posts it will continue on a third page and so on…
Get with the program: Register
You can read the message board all you want, but don’t you really want to post?
To post on the site, you must be registered. You don’t have to use your own name, pick any fun name you like, but please do not borrow another member’s name! The reason we ask for email is so that if you ever loose your password, we can send you a new one. Don’t worry about other privacy, because you have the option to make any and all information about yourself hidden and secure from the public eye.
Replying to Messages and Posting NEW Topics
REPLY TO A TOPIC
If you’d like to reply to a topic, look for the Post Reply button. It appears both at the top right and the bottom left of the page. If it’s not there, you’re not on a page where a reply can be posted to.
POST A NEW TOPIC
When you’re browsing LottaLiving Forums and you’d like to post a message, look for the New Topic button in the upper right or lower left of the page.
If the button is not there, then you’re in a place where no new topics can be posted. Go to the Forum index then choose a forum to post in.
After clicking on the New Topic button, you’ll go to a screen where you can type your new message. a new topic will be created in the forum you’re in.
That’s it – you’re ready to go…
Posting Photos and Pictures
In order to post your pictures on this board – they need to be hosted someplace on the Internet.
After your images live somewhere on the web, get the exact URL. (You can find out what the image URL is by clicking the right mouse button on your image.)
Type this COMPLETE URL into your message like this:
Your actual URL will be quite a bit longer – but don’t worry…. Then put the following ‘tags’ around that URL:
[img] and [/img]
NOTICE that the 2nd ‘closing’ tag has a little forward slash in it. So the URL of your image in your post will look like this:
[img] http://www.websitename.com/myimage.jpg [/img]
Voila, after you hit submit – your image will magically appear within your post!
Please use our Test Messages forum to practice posting images if you like.
Avatars are the little graphics that appear below your name. You can
1) link to one from another website or
2) upload one you have made from your own computer.