If this seems a bit like Delia Smith explaining
how to boil an egg, note that a lot of people don't know how to
unto others as you would have them post unto you.
ethic of reciprocity is
interpreted here to mean do unto others in a good way,
whether or not that is how you want to be done unto yourself.
also the full FAQ.
Click on Modify on the the upper right-hand
of all your posts. You can also click on the quick edit icon
on the right-hand side. It's slightly faster, though it doesn't
give the full range of edit options and may not work on all browsers.
is no edit line. acf is set up this way because it would be nice
for people to trust each other rather than to concentrate on when
the last edit was made for forensic purposes.
There's an icon for post removals as well. The
facility to disappear your beloved handiwork is available because
you may come to the conclusion that it isn't so beloved after all.
It's a tool to help streamline threads; possibly save yourself blushes;
and withdraw comments made in anger.
with any freedoms, these have to be used responsibly to be worth
be careful out there.
When you type or paste an URL, the forum software will (usually)
fetch the name of the web page as you submit your post. To control
your links do this instead:
= where you're linking
= the code you need to add
black = description of the link; the bit that gets clickified, if
you want to get technical about it
If you don't have your own webspace, open an account at an image
hosting service such as Picasa.
Once you know exactly where your photo resides, place tags around
Putting image tags around photos on other people's sites is, unfortunately,
stealing their bandwidth. So please don't.
There is some room available on acf's server for your pictures.
You'll see the gallery listed in the 'while you were away' bar.
Code appears underneath uploaded images for linking purposes.
To see the last 100 posts, go here.
on will take you
to the first unread post in a thread.
Click on 'while you were away', which is only visible when logged
in. That is a list of topics which have been posted to since the
last time you visited. Scan all topics which you haven't
read by clicking on the link so named at the lower right-hand corner
of that page. That list will grow indefinitely until you either
view threads or mark them as read.
(textese for Reply to You) will show a list of threads to which
you have contributed.
the rest of the blue bar
Mark all topics as read: an EMP for all s.
Bookmarks: private place to save threads you want quick access to.
There's a field to the right just below the banner when you're logged
in. It comes equipped with a dropdown menu whose items change depending
on how deep you've burrowed into the forum, e.g., "search this
board" will appear if you're in a board. Note that choosing
the "entire site" option Googlefies things. If you click
on the magnifying glass you'll be taken to a page where you can
finely define your parameters.
if you have a personal message (PM)
Access your mailbox by clicking on the "user name
you have X messages, X are new"
link to the left and below the banner when you're logged in. You
can opt to be notified via email by clicking on Profile
in the menu. Then click on Personal Message
Options (underneath Modify Profile) to the left on that page.
is also an auto responder function. Type your message, tick the
"Turn on the auto responder?" box, then click the button
to change your profile. Unfortunately, there is no indication that
it's working! (Your message disappears from view.) But it is. To
turn it off, click the button again, without typing anything else.
Profile > Modify
Profile | Forum Profile Information > I will upload my
Scroll down from where you add an avatar.
a website link to your profile
Right below where you add a signature. This will appear underneath
your name/avatar on the left.
your display name
As opposed to your user name, which you use to login. Profile
> Account Related Settings.
forum software documentation. Not
all of it applies to acf, which is a custom version.