How To Read and Post in Threads.

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How To Read and Post in Threads.

Post by Mr Moon on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 3:04 pm

How do I read a thread?

To read a thread, click on its title. Each post in a thread is created by a member or a guest. You'll see some brief information about the member who created the thread to the left of the post.

To post a reply to an existing thread, you can click on the 'Post Reply' button or use the 'Quick Reply' box at the bottom of the thread where you can quickly enter a reply without having to go to the 'Post Reply' page.
If the 'Post Reply' button or "Quick Reply" box does not appear, it could mean that you are not logged in as a member, or that you do not have permission to reply, or that the thread has been closed to new replies.

What are sticky threads?

'Sticky' threads are created by moderators or administrators, and remain 'stuck' to the top of the listing, even if they haven't had any posts recently. Their purpose is to keep important information visible and accessible at all times.

Is there a faster way to get to forums?

If you know which forum you want to go to, you can use the 'Jump to' control, which appears at the bottom of many pages within the board.

How do I find out more about members?

To view information about a particular member, click on the user name. This will take you to their public profile page.

What is the Navigation Bar?

The navigation bar at the top of every page has links to help you move around. A 'breadcrumb' area on the left under the "New Topic" button shows where you are now. A form close to the top allows you to quickly login. With one click you can reach areas such as: the Profile, FAQ the Calendar, Search options and Quick Links to other useful features.

What is the 'Who is Online?' box on the board home page?

On the board home page you'll see a section at the bottom that tells you what's going on at the moment. It tells you things like the number of registered users online, the number of guests, and even things like birthdays, and forthcoming events.


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Re: How To Read and Post in Threads.

Post by Mr Moon on Thu 30 Jul 2009, 2:18 pm

How do I format my posts and messages?

When posting messages you may wish to include some formatting such as bold text, italic text and underlined text.

Adding formatting to your post can be done in two ways:

* Using clickable controls similar to those found in most word processors
* Typing formatting commands in BB code

Clickable controls are available in the Standard and Enhanced WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. The difference between these is that the standard editor will show the BB code in your message and be processed when it is displayed. The enhanced WYSIWYG editor will show your message as it will be displayed while you are typing.

To use these, simply click the button, for example the B (bold) button and then type to get bold text. Click the button again to stop using that formatting. You can also highlight text that you have already typed then click the formatting button to format existing text.

BB code is a special set of codes similar to HTML that can be used in posts to the board. To see the full list of BB code tags that can be used on this site and examples of their use, click here.

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