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Forum Usage Tips and Guidelines

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February 10, 2005, 01:14 PM
<Maryellen>
Forum Usage Tips and Guidelines
At the request of some of our members, below are some helpful tips on how to best use the forum and its functionality. Feel free to ask questions or post your own suggestions.

EDIT YOUR POST, DON'T POST A NEW ONE; JUST FIX THE OLD ONE.
If you realized that you made a typo or a mistake in your original post, you don't need to create a duplicate post - this takes up valuable space on the board. You can edit your post.
1) The first step is to click on your post.
2) There are usually four or five icons next to the date of the post:
-A rolodex card which links to the poster's profile
-An envelope which means you can privately message the poster
-A house which gives the poster's homepage, if available
-A paper and pen - TO EDIT POST
-Quotation marks which enable you to reply to the post with quotes around original message.
3) Click on the paper and pen. THIS WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF THAT POST. Then you are free to edit. Once you are finished, click "Edit Post".

YOU CAN FIX YOUR THREAD TO EMAIL YOU, IF YOU FORGOT TO DO IT WHEN YOU SET IT UP.
Click on the paper and pen icon of your original post. THIS WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF THAT POST. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page where "Options" are listed. Check the box next to "Email Notification: emails sent to you whenever someone replies." Then click the "Edit Post" button.

DELETE YOUR POST if you changed your mind and you don't want to post that particular question/issue.
If you're having second thoughts about a post, follow the steps to edit your post. At the top of the page there is a "Delete Post" checkbox. Check that box but note: if a post is the first post in the topic, deleting this post will result in the deletion of the entire topic. Also, if you found the answer to the question, please post it. Another user can benefit from your knowledge.

YOU CAN EDIT YOUR PROFILE TO SAY WHERE YOU'RE FROM, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF , if you forgot to do that when you registered. The only thing that is required to register for the board is a valid email address but the more we know about our members, the more of a community feel. You can add/change any information about yourself by clicking on "my profile" at the top of the page. Once there, click � View/Update Profile � and add/change any field you'd like.

Lastly and most importantly, please SAY THANKS if you get good advice. And rate your fellow members with 5-stars if they give you stellar advice.

THANKS FOR BEING A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY!

Maryellen
December 23, 2008, 12:56 PM
paulI
Maryellen, a question please. How or Who changes the thread title to SOLVED, CLOSED, etc?

Thanks Keeey.

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December 23, 2008, 01:19 PM
Kerry
Hi Paul,

To update the subject line, you can go back to the very first post, click on the yellow "folder and pencil" icon underneath the message, edit the subject line in the new window, and click on Post after done with editing. Only the person starting the topic can update the subject line.

For more "how-to"s, please check here: http://forums.informationbuilders.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/...1057331/m/8961058672

Hope this helps. Smiler

Cheers,

Kerry


Kerry Zhan
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