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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions. You can click on any of these and get some help with anything you might be having a problem with.

Can I attach a file to my post?
Can I use html in my posts?
Do I have to accept cookies?
I want to see more (or less) posts per page.
What's with all the buttons?
Why are Subject,Poster and Posted on clickable?
Why do you ask for a Fake Email address?
Why should I register a Username?

 

Can I attach a file to my post?

No. File attachment has been turned off for these boards.

 

Can I use HTML in my posts?

We allow HTML Markup. You will see Markup is On when posting a message. The following HTML markup tags are available for your use:

[b]text[/b] = Makes the given text bold.
[email]joe@blow.com[/email] = Makes the given email address clickable.
[i]text[/i] = Makes the given text italic.
[image]url[/image] = Puts the given url in an img src tag.
[pre]text[/pre] = Surrounds the given text with pre tags.
[quote]text[/quote] = Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This markup tag is used for quoting a reply.
[url]link[/url] = Makes the given url into a link.

 

Do I have to accept cookies?

Yes. Cookies are used to track your Username/Password and which posts you have read for your current session. Without accepting cookies some functions won't work properly.

 

I want to see more (or less) posts per page.

You can change the number of posts to be displayed per page by editing your profile. You can set this from anything between 1 and 999 posts per page. When you first sign up this gets set to 20 posts per page.

 

What's with all the buttons?

The buttons are used for navigation and displaying posts. Depending on the screen you are on they may serve different purposes.

When displaying a list of all threads:
- The left and right arrows will take you to the previous or next page of posts.
- The up arrow will take you to the index of all available forums.
- The "New Post" button will let you make a new post on that board.
- The + and - buttons will allow you to toggle between expanded and collapsed threads. Expanded threads will show the subject of all posts and replies in a threaded format. Collapsed threads will show the subject of the main post along with the number of replies to that post.

When viewing individual threads:
- The left and right arrows will take you to the previous or next thread.
- The up arrow will take you back to the listing of all posts on that page.
- The "Flat Mode" button allows you to view the entire thread on one page if there are any replies to the original message.
- The "Threaded Mode" button allows you to view the current posts will all other posts on that thread displayed below in a threaded format.

 

Why are Subject, Poster and Posted On clickable

You can click on any of these to change the order in which the posts are sorted and displayed. If you click on Subject once, it will display posts by Subject in reverse alphabetical order. If you click on it again it will display posts by Subject in alphabetical order. Poster and Posted on works similarly.

 

Why do you ask for a Fake Email address?

The Fake email address will be what other users see when they view your profile. We realize that some people don't want everyone to know their normal email address, but we need to know it in case you want to subscribe to a forum or if you want to have replies emailed to you. For this reason you can give us your real email address that only we will see and you can provide a different one for the general public. Some people like to put in something like scream@no.spam.gamernews.net. This way people can still figure out what your real email address is, but spamming agents can't just parse through the page and spam you.

 

Why should I register a Username?

By registering a Username, you will be able to edit your profile and preferences. Also only people with registered Usernames can take advantage of the "New Posts" feature upon each visit.

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