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  1. Phone Guy

    Page down scrolls too far on forum

    Anyone else notice this? when I am looking at the threads list or "whats new" list, and click page down on my keyboard, or click below the slider on the right side, it scrolls too far and will cover a thread or line behind the top banner? I have to page down, then scroll back up a little to...
  2. F

    User introduction new to forum

    Hello I just joined the forum.
  3. beastobadness

    User introduction Long time forum lurker who likes to read...but absolutely new to Synology!... Hi

    Hi all. NAS home user here! Previous NAS was a Zyxel NSA325 which was EOLed back in Jan 2014, it did the job for about 10 years but lately the noise was getting concerning even with regular cleaning (it was definitely in its death screams or at least its fan was lol!) but it was cheap as chips...
  4. SynoMan

    Info Forum update: new landing page, auto-refresh, live content, ...

    Dear forum members and guests! got some useful changes. Now we have a dedicated home page (landing page) on the main domain with a quick view of different information for different forum sections. --- The main feature is the auto-refresh block on the landing page. Stop hitting...
  5. S

    User introduction Longtime Synology user new to forum.

    Hello everyone! I've been a long time Synology user (more models than I can count) and just now moving ocer to this forum. Official Synology forum is like a ghost town. Very little engagement. I currently am using DS1621xs+ with 2 Kingston DC500M 3.84TB in a Raid 1 and 4 18TB Exos in a Raid 5...
  6. ilbarone87

    User introduction Great forum

    Hello everybody, this forum is amazing for discovering new things on Synology stuff. Thank you to all the contributors and for their amazing work.
  7. T

    User introduction Thanks for the forum!

    Hi, having fun with my Synology NAS at homesince long time - now upgrading to 920+ in order to get VM support and run Home assistant and another few things.. Ciao Teo
  8. tekguru

    phpBB Forum on NAS?

    Back when I first got the NAS I thought I saw an article on running phpBB on a Synology NAS. I've now decided I know enough to give it a go. However I've scoured the internet and can't find any article on it at all. Was I seeing things or could such a thing be possible? Thoughts folks?
  9. Whisky Tahoe Foxtrot

    User introduction New to the forum

    Greetings Synology Users! I am the proud owner of a DS920+ and a DX517 expansion unit thanks to Prime day sales. Looking forward to learning as much as possible about the best practices and SW.
  10. SynoMan

    Info Forum upgrade (SEP 2020)

    Dear forum members and guests! has been upgraded to the latest forum software and has gained some new features: Thread types discussions (that was the main type till now) questions (for questions and support - thread starter or a staff member can mark certain post inside...
  11. SynoMan

    Info New section - Home Projects

    Hello, dear forum users! We have a new section called Home Projects in Miscellaneous category: All mixed portfolios (NAS, network, surveillance, ...) goes in there.
  12. jeyare

    Question Similar info sources to this forum

    Gents, I'm just looking for similar forum to this one, not just forum, also News portal, Blogs with similar topics about: - Synology (NAS, Home/SME Network, Surveillance) - specialized to NAS environment (not just for Synology, but also include) - specialized to Surveillance environment -...
  13. S

    Question Installing a forum on a NAS

    Hello. Enough power DS218 + install and promote the forum on the CMS Xenforo 2?
  14. jeyare

    Question Synology improvements list from users = additional Forum value

    Gents, what about open special topic related to summary of recommendation for Synology (list of recommendations/improvements/ideas for Syno APS, HW). I think, there we have some good ideas. Seems to be in General topic, but isolated and visible. Then we can open this kind of communication to...
  15. Telos

    Question Mark forum read confirm

    Is it possible to mark forum read without a confirmation?
  16. R

    Forum Chat Gone

    I'm possibly being blind and missing a button, but for me, the forum chat has disappeared and I can't find any way to display it again. Anyone know what's wrong / the solution? 🤔
  17. SynoMan

    Guide Forum RSS feeds

    If you like RSS protocol then you might like RSS feeds from our forum. For global RSS feeds click the footer link in the bottom right corner: For a single forum RSS feed click on the RSS icon on the forum list: ... or on the forum view like here:
  18. Imcon

    Implemented Forum for PhotoStation is missing here

    Forum for PhotoStation is missing here in this good promising (probably currently the best) Synology forum
  19. G

    Ubiquity Community - Forum change

    Looks like Ubnt also changed their forum style; a lot of unhappy folks over there as well. Seems like post are now through tags as opposed to discussion topics. Are all forums heading this way? I don’t understand why change something that works
  20. SynoMan

    Info Questions about forum usage

    Hello members! In this forum we'll try to publish information and guides about using this forum software. For any additional questions please reply to this thread.