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« on: June 28, 2013, 04:06:25 pm »
All,
Welcome to the new Probe Software forum. We hope this forum will be a useful place to share information and ideas.
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Edit: Important note: you must be logged in as a user to the forum in order to see any attachments to forum postings!

That is to say, if you are not logged in as a user, you will be able to see the small in line images, but not the full attachments at the end of the postings.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 10:41:48 am »
Great idea, John!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 11:44:25 am »
Thanks Ben!  I hope this becomes a useful resource for everyone!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 11:25:16 am »
If any of you experienced an inability to access the Probe Software forum last night, it was because Network Solutions was under a denial of service attack!
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 05:20:00 pm »
Note that we are beginning to connect our software to this forum. Check out the new Help buttons in Standard.exe under the Analytical | PENEPMA (Monte Carlo) Calculations and PENEPMA (Secondary Fluorescence) Calculations menus as shown here:

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 10:24:28 am »
Hey John,

I wanted to set up a new user on the microprobe so any of my users could have access to all this information. I thought something like "UNM Probe" as the user name so anybody in the lab could have access to the forum without me having to be logged in. However, since the email contact would be my email, the registration wouldn't allow me to set up a new user with a duplicate email. So, is there any way to set up a general account for all my users?

Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 10:39:39 am »
Hi Mike,
Yes, every lab should create a user forum "lab membership" for their students and save the password in the browser when it asks, so the students will get automatically logged into the forum whenever they click on one of the new purple Help buttons.

However, as you discovered the forum requires a separate email, so the easiest thing to do is just create a gmail account for your lab if you don't have one already.  We have a uoregon.edu account for our lab for general lab communication but not all universities will allow "general" email accounts, so I suggest gmail.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2014, 02:14:18 pm »
New boards for sample preparation and lab management created.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 06:30:45 pm »
1104 Posts in 221 Topics by 136 Members...   :)



A "milestone" as they say!
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 10:24:12 pm »
EPMA Users,
Probe Software is pleased to announce the one year anniversary of our user forum!

Our site stats look excellent with much growth during this last year. Currently we have 1474 Posts in 272 Topics by 151 Members! Not bad for the first year! More details are seen here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?action=stats

In the latest forum news is a recent post by "JohnF" on the famous (or infamous) Kakanui hornblende in which he posts a high resolution BSE image from Henny Cathey's JEOL 8530 lab showing the many inclusions and defects in the specimen:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=216.msg1499#msg1499

Also see "Probeman" on a new method to automatically extract-ratios from Penepma batch mode runs and output them to a tab delimited text file suitable for import into Excel or any plotting program such as Grapher. See details here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=202.msg1506#msg1506

In addition "John Donovan" reports that many new "interactive Help" buttons have been added to the software which allows the user to automatically connect from the software to the appropriate topic or post on the user forum as shown here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=40.msg1489#msg1489

Finally, if you are going to the IUMAS meeting in Hartford starting Saturday August 2nd, Probe Software is pleased to announce our support for the Advanced EPMA workshop chaired by Paul Carpenter and Silvia Richter on Saturday morning.

Please come and check out the latest news and information in our forum and we are looking forward to seeing all of you at M&M!

Regards,
The Probe Software Users Forum Team.

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2015, 07:25:27 am »
Is there a central repository for all the available manuals?
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2015, 10:05:38 am »
Is there a central repository for all the available manuals?

Hi Mike,
Good point!

There is now:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=473.0
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2015, 08:16:14 am »
Most of you would probably not be surprised to learn, that as a scientist and developer of a large scientific software project, utilized by many laboratories around the world, John receives a fairly large number of emails every day requesting support, suggesting development ideas, or to discuss EPMA in general. Whilst it has always been his desire to provide everyone with the support and discussion they need to accomplish the varied and complex tasks that their work/research requires, a personal response to every email has become somewhat untenable. So, if he has ever responded to an email from anyone, with a brief: "good question: please post to the forum here", please try to empathize and understand his motives as outlined below. For starters, here are our latest user forum statistics (you'll need to log in to see these):

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?action=stats

An Internet forum, specifically the Probe Software user forum, can have many uses and benefits. Broadly it is a place for the community to exchange and share scientific and technical ideas of general interest to the field of EPMA. Resources and information can be shared. Questions and their answers can be available for all to benefit from. It is a place for open, casual and thoughtful scientific and technical discussions about EPMA.

The forum is a great place for planning the development of new compositional standards (note that the RbTiOPO4 standard is now available for general distribution), helping each other with hardware problems (both JEOL and Cameca), sharing interesting anecdotes, remarkable results or confounding problems and soliciting suggestions. It’s a place where students and new users can learn from their more experienced peers. EPMA events, job openings, resumes and other announcements can also be posted. For example, here are recent job listings:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=3.msg2827#msg2827

and here are new standards available for distribution:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=301.msg2872#msg2872

Additionally, the Probe Software user forum is a place where questions regarding our Probe for EPMA, Probe Image and CalcImage software (including our free EPMA utilities CalcZAF and Standard), can be asked and answered, so that all benefit from the questions and answers. Because the forum keeps a complete thread of the topics with pictures, attachments and links for future reference, the more questions and answers that are posted on the user forum, the more that information will be available to the forum’s search capabilities. This helps our technical support specialists and myself improve our responses, provide more examples and further explain things, instead of just repeating ourselves, and this method delivers the information more readily available to our other users. Time spent on the forum then becomes a part of not only Probe Software's technical support and but also in building scientific understanding and community.

Other Probe Software user forum uses include bug reports and bug fix notifications, new feature announcements, new feature requests, sharing features and ideas that folks are finding helpful and the posting of software tutorials. These step by step tutorials are created, by Dr. Karsten Goemann and available only on the user forum, to highlight particular functions and features in the software, in somewhat more depth, for new and experienced users alike. The forum is also a place where those interested in what Probe Software has to offer, can easily find out for themselves. See the PFE "wish list" topic here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.0

Please let us know how you feel about the Probe Software user forum. We most certainly welcome any suggestions on how we can make the Probe Software user forum even better. Take care and thank-you all for your time and support!

Regards,
The Probe Software Users Forum Team.

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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 04:02:57 pm »
Wow, over 3000 posts as of today!   And only about half are mine!   ;)

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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 09:41:48 am »
I am very pleased to announce the new Probe Software User Forum Image Gallery feature as seen here:



Please login and try it out for yourselves. Please try and keep your image categories organized!

Once the image is uploaded to the gallery, simply browse to the last page of your picture gallery and click the image you want to insert, select and copy the BB Code link at the bottom of the image page using <ctrl> c, and paste that link using <ctrl> v, into your post at the appropriate location in the text.
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