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Posting Help And Other Functions

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Here is some help for anyone having trouble with the functions of the board. First, you will find a tutorial for basic posting and messaging, then an explanation of some of the boards other functions. Hope this helps!

Basic Posting:

New Topic Button: To make a new topic in any of the main forums or sub-forums click the button shown in the shot below and you will be taken to the page where you enter your reply (shown in the second shot)


Enter your reply in the text area and when finished click the add reply button as indicated below.


Add Reply Button: Reply to an existing topic with or without quoting other posts (further help on quoting posts down the page)


Editing your own posts: You may edit your own posts if you make mistakes or typos, with the edit button as below and you can choose the full edit screen or a quick edit pop-up screen.


Fast Reply Button: This opens up a little form below the topic where you can reply quickly without being taken to another page.


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Quoting Existing Posts in a Thread:

"REPLY Button: To automatically insert a quote from one of the replies to an existing topic, click the button indicated in the shot below. You will be automatically taken to the reply entry form with the text for the quote already there, enter your reply below that.


+QUOTE Button: To add multiple quotes from different posts in a thread into your next reply, click the "+Quote" button at the bottom of each reply you wish to quote. The blue button turns red and the plus sign turns to a minus (saves your post data until you hit the reply button even if you go to another topic) click again if you wish to de-select, the button turns blue again. After selecting any and all posts you need to click the add reply button at the bottom of the thread as above.


Private Messaging (PMs):

A private message is like a email that goes through the board. You can "PM" a member either from their profile (which you can access by clicking their username anywhere on the board or member list).


You can also click on their name in any reply they have posted and then click the appropriate link from the drop down menu:


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Other Functions:

Report Button: Use this button to report inappropriate posts to a moderator/ admin.


Today's Active topics: Click this link to take a look at all the recently active topics.


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