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#308279 - Fri May 26 2006 02:47 PM I'm new and have some questions!!
ilovepasta12 Offline
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Hello!!??

I'm new to forums!! I have a few questions that puzzle me.

1st: How do you check your mail in forums?

2nd: How do you send mail in forums?

3rd: What is forums? Is it like a chat place?

4th: What is: Make post using UBBCode -or- withour UBBCode/HTML ??

5th: What is: Instant UBB Code??

Thank you for reading this post!!

as always,
and will always,
and forever will be,
your pal,
Jessie

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#308280 - Fri May 26 2006 03:28 PM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
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Welcome to the forums.

1st: How do you check your mail in forums?
Two ways, either click on My Home, then on your Inbox, or just click on the flashing envelope - these are both to the right of where it says Welcome ilovepasta12

2nd: How do you send mail in forums?
Two ways, either click on My Home and Send A Message, or click on the name of the person you want to send a message to, then click the 'Send Message' link.

3rd: What is forums? Is it like a chat place?
Not so much a chat, more a message board. In chat you will get instant answers, here it could be instant, it could be a day or two, but normally within hours. Read some threads and you will get the idea of how we operate here.

4th: What is: Make post using UBBCode -or- withour UBBCode/HTML ??
You can only use UBB code in the forums. I have used it to make your question italic. You can either type in the code yourself or use the instant code as in question 5. To type in the code you must put an opening code and a closing code. The codes are within square brackets. [b ] without the space after the 'b' is the opening code for bold, the closing code is [/b ], again without the space. There are a number of functions, bold, italics, colours, links, quotes etc. Look in FAQs for a complete list of available codes.

5th: What is: Instant UBB Code??
I don't think we have the option of that here. That would be where you have a 'box' for a quote, image, link etc and enter the text within the box and the codes will be placed for you.
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#308281 - Fri May 26 2006 03:31 PM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
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If it is the same subject, please don't start a second thread. If you make an error, you can edit your post. Just click 'Edit' at the top of your post and make the amendment, then submit it again.
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#308282 - Fri May 26 2006 05:19 PM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
Taesma Offline
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Welcome, Jessie.

Sue, if you use the Reply button rather than the Quick Reply box, you get the Instant UBB (plus all the smilies ).


Edited by Taesma (Fri May 26 2006 05:21 PM)
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#308283 - Fri May 26 2006 08:05 PM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
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Hi Jessie

Welcome to the forums

Bluee
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#308284 - Sat May 27 2006 02:27 AM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
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Welcome to the forums:)
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#308285 - Sat May 27 2006 05:16 AM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
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Ah right, I was wondering where s/he had come across that. So click on what you want to achieve then type in the box! You can tell that I always use the box under the thread! I thought you all typed in the code for colours.
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#308286 - Thu Jun 01 2006 10:43 AM Re: I'm new and have some questions!!
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Quote:

You can tell that I always use the box under the thread! I thought you all typed in the code for colours.




I can type my colors either way, whether it be with the box or [ color: type color here] [ /color].
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