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Forum Questions: How Do I?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    This thread is devoted solely to questions and answers that everyone has about our new forum. Below are some of the more common questions and answers you may have. Read over the list carefully. If your question isn't listed, post a reply and we'll try to respond with an answer.

    How to add avatars/sig pictures?

    Avatars are small graphical images that you may choose in your profile. They are displayed below your username on all posts that you make.

    Due to the large number of Web sites that are preventing linking of images, we will host one avater image per individual. As you can see, mine is a picture of Kermit. You can add any picture you want. The dimensions can be up to 64 by 64 pixels.

    Here are the steps to adding your avatar after your image is the correct dimensions, 64 by 64 pixels max...

    (1) Click on "user control panel" in the top right corner
    (2) Click on "edit options"
    (3) At the bottom of the page go to "Avatar" then "change"
    (4) Upload your image from your hard drive

    IF you get a message that your image if to big, e-mail it to me and I'll optimize it for you so that you don't loose quality but that it will be small enough to meet the size requirements.

    Read over the frequently asked questions.

    If you look in the top right-hand corner, click on the FAQ link and it will go over many of the basics of the forum. Keep in mind that not all of the features discussed there are currently implemented in our interface.

    How do I get started posting?

    In the top right-hand corner, click on the "register" link and follow the instructions. After you register, be sure to check out your unique user control panel for lots of customizable features.

    What about private messaging and attachments?

    Right now both of these features are disabled. We're testing the forum over the next few weeks to see how much bandwidth the forum uses over time. If we can implement these features in the future we will, but we can't make any promises right now. There are a ton of other features though that you can adjust and play with to your heart's content.

    How did I get to the new messages and how do I know what I've read?

    New messages appear with either a yellow check mark or a yellow envelope (that's for you Emmy, LOL). After you read a discussion it turns blue. Also when you first log-in to the forum at the top of the page is a link to "View New Posts". This will take you to the latest discussion in all forums.

    There are many other ways to read messages. All of the discussions you subscribe to or post in can be linked from your control panel as well.
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  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Hey Phil,
    My sig doesnt seem to be working !

    Oh and i need to color those two white dots in on my Avatar, And its not transparent.

    got any ideas ?

    It looks like its all going well so far !

    See ya
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the E-mail , Phil! I'm all set! The new forum looks great!

    "Welcome Home.. Welcome Home..... to Happiness Hotel!"
  4. Sam T Eagle

    Sam T Eagle Well-Known Member

    Help I'm Lost

  5. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    Hey Phil,
    you can disregard the e-mail I sent you. the answer is "Yes,I was misssing a step" the good news is now I can be dim in a whole NEW forum!!!

  6. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the help Phil and Jamie.

    My Sig is now fixed and my sig is coming along fine !

    See ya
  7. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Hey Phil

    Thanks for the welcome (and for making those changes for me). The new forum looks very smart - well done !

    (of course this whole post is just a cunning ruse to test my avatar) ;-)
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member


    How do I make my Avatar's backround macth the backround color??:confused:
  9. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

  10. DrGoshposh

    DrGoshposh Active Member

    Just posting to make sure I've done everything right. I guess it worked, and I'm all here now.

    This is gonna be fun.

  11. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    Ooof, oof. Could someone help me with this box, please? Boy, moving is hard business. ;)

    Hi, Phil! New message board looks great. Hats off to you and/or Jamie or anyone else who helped put this together. But someone please help me out. I don't see a box labeled "User Control Panel" in the top right corner or any other corner, for that matter. Have I gone blind? How do I add a photo? HELP!!

  12. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Chilly Down

    Scroll up to the top of the page (after you read this of course).

    See the yellow/white/red MC Forum logo. Look to the right of that for a "user cp" button. Click on that for your customizable control panel.
  13. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

  14. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    A pox upon me for a clumsy Fiery. :p

    Thanks, Phil! That was it.
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    >Help I'm Lost
    >Sam T Eagle

    Have you tried Hare Krishna??


    (Geez, I hope I'm doing this right!!)
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Woohoo! You made it over here too!!!
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    BEARly!!! I have NO idea what I'm doing yet!! I'm trying to figure out this whole picture thing so I can put Fozzie Bear's face up there next to my Fozzi3b3ar user name. I'm dyin', too. It's like telling jokes to deaf ears. I'm trying, though. I shall prevail! I shall prevail!!

    Oh, Lord, help me prevail!!!!

  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    >Woohoo! You made it over here too!!

    I'm struggling. I'm so computer illiterate, too. I'm trying to see if my face thingy works next to my user name. Hope it does.

  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The instructions are on another thread. Here's the quick gist of it that Phil sent me:

    (1) click on "user control panel"

    (2) click on "edit options"

    (3) at the bottom of the page go to "Avater" then "change"

    (4) upload your image of Scooter from your hard drive
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    >The instructions are on another thread. Here's the quick gist of it that Phil sent me:]

    I "writ" an email to Phillip and sent the pic I had of Fozzie Bear saved in my computer to him to doctor for me...I think it was him who posted he would take care of that. Anyhow, when I get that fixed up, I'll be having a picture of Fozzie under my user name!

    I'll miss my Tin Man Fozzie Bear that Scarecroe made me...wonder where HE is now? Hmmm.

    (Wonder where "I" am now?? Hmmm.)

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