Posting 101

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A guide to the features avaliable when posting on the boards.
Post Date: 28th Aug, 2015 - 12:47pm / Post ID: #

Posting 101

Posting 101

There are three different posting screens available. The new topic button, visible in Boards and in Topics allows you to add a new topic to that particular Board. The new poll button (If admin has enabled it) will also be viewable in Topics and Boards allowing you to create a new poll in the forum. When viewing a Topic, there will be an Add Reply button, allowing you to add a new reply onto that particular topic.

Posting new topics and replying

When making a post, you will most likely have the option to use special code when posting. This will allow you to add various types of formatting to your messages. For more information on this please see:

On the left of the text entry box, there is the clickable emoticons box - you can click on these to add them to the content of your message (These are sometimes known as 'smilies').

There are three options available when making a post or a reply.

'Enable emoticons?' if this is unchecked, then any text that would normally be converted into an emoticon will not be. If you do decide to use an emoticon (Smiley face) then only use ONE.

'Enable signature?' allows you to choose whether or not you would like your signature to appear on that individual post.

'Enable email notification of replies?' ticking this box will mean that you will receive e-mail updates to the topic, see the 'Email Notification of new messages' help topic for more information on this.

You also have the option to choose a post icon for the topic/post when creating one. This icon will appear next to the topic name on the topic listing in that forum, or will appear next to the date/time of the message if making a reply to a topic.

If the admin has enabled it, you will also see a file attachments option, this will allow you to attach a file to be uploaded when making a post. Click the browse button to select a file from your computer to be uploaded. If you upload an image file, it may be shown in the content of the post, all other file types will be linked to. Make sure that it is in .JPG format.

Poll Options

If you have chosen to post a new poll, there will be an extra two option boxes at the top of the help screen. The first input box will allow you to enter the question that you are asking in the poll. The text field underneath is where you will input the choices for the poll. Simply enter a different option on each line. The maximum number of choices is set by the board admin, and this figure is displayed on the left.

Quoting Posts

Displayed above each post in a topic, there is a 'Quote' button. Pressing this button will allow you to reply to a topic, and have the text from a particular reply quoted in your own reply. When you choose to do this, an extra text field will appear below the main text input box to allow you to edit the content of the post being quoted.

Editing Posts

Above any posts that you have made, you may see an 'Edit' button. Pressing this will allow you to edit the post that you had previously made.

When editing you may see an option to 'Add the 'Edit by' line in this post?'. If you tick this then it will show up in the posts that it has been edited and the time at which it was edited. If this option does not appear, then the edit by line will always be added to the post.

If you are unable to see the edit button displayed on each post that you have made, then the administrator may have prevented you from editing posts, or the time limit for editing may have expired.

Fast Reply

Where it has been enabled, there will be a fast reply button on each topic. Clicking this will open up a posting box on the topic view screen, cutting down on the time required to load the main posting screen. Click the fast reply button to expand the reply box and type the post inside of there. Although the fast reply box is not expanded by default, you can choose the option to have it expanded by default, from the board settings section of your control panel. Pressing the 'More Options' button will take you to the normal posting screen.

NOTE: Here are some important Topics:
* What Is A Good Message? Also known as: The Constructive Posting Policy
* Points, Core Posts, Posts & FP - Forum Points
* Offtopic and Quotes Tags
* Board / Forum / Post / Thread?

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Post Date: 25th Sep, 2015 - 12:12am / Post ID: #


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Auto Formatting

I've spent years developing codes that correct blatant bad grammar, changing text and so forth. Its hard to track the spelling, other than warn users who over do it by using net talk, but today I was finally able to address a wrapping issue that was bugging me for a long time and recently reminded me about it again. Wrapping is where the text abruptly cuts off and left aligns on a post. What makes this bad is the unnecessary scrolling and terrible way it formats on mobiles. Sometimes a letter or word will occupy a line of its own. Today I figured out a way to solve it so it is no longer an issue.



Post Date: 11th Nov, 2015 - 8:11pm / Post ID: #

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Is there a way to lengthen the time a contributor may be on a screen reading or typing before the account refreshes and they must sign in again? I'm a bit tired of having to go back a page, copy my post, move back, sign in again, then paste my response back in. Thanks!

Post Date: 11th Nov, 2015 - 8:52pm / Post ID: #


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Maybe this is more of your issue: Logging In & Out 101, however I need more information:

1. What are you using: PC / Mobile?
2. Which browser are you using?
3. Do you have any spam / script blockers? Have you whitelisted this domain on your browser?
4. What are cookies set to? Do you experience log out problems with any other site?

I can tell you right away that the issue does not reside with the site. Once you login you are supposed to be logged in for a long time (At least a few months). Usually its your browser that is blocking the site either because you have some kind of cookie blocker or other kind of bot filtering cookies.



Post Date: 10th Apr, 2016 - 11:11am / Post ID: #

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Name: iCon

Subject: Text filter issue

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Message: In the second sentence of this post, I noticed that a word I used was automatically changed to something nonsensical. I believe the original word was "slurps" and Role-Playing Game was somehow inserted in place of rp. I possibly had a typo and maybe a g was inserted as well.
I would suggest checking for spaces before and after for acronyms like this.

Post Date: 10th Apr, 2016 - 11:15am / Post ID: #


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I went back to that Post (Feb 2016) and just by entering "Slurps" it did not filter it. Now if you put "Slurpgs", which is not a word, there might be filtering, however it did not filter it here. Maybe the filter was fixed since then as it has been almost two months since it was made. The easy fix is after you Post please scan your writing and anything that does not seem right do edit it. If after editing the filter insists that it be something else please let me know that particular word here or in your Introduction so I can make the script smarter.



Post Date: 31st May, 2016 - 11:11am / Post ID: #


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Making Edits Private

From now on when a Moderator Edits your Post and puts a comment about it ONLY the Author of the Post will see the edit message and not everyone viewing. This should help Members focus on improving their input rather than worrying over the fact that their message was edited.



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