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Creating a new thread
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Bulletin Board Code (uBBC)
Emoticons

 

Creating a new topic

In order to start a discussion on a subject, you must create a thread, you can do this by clicking  Start new topic on the board index page.
 

Posting a reply

To reply to a post, you can click  Reply at the top or at the bottom of the message list. If you want to insert a quote to which you are replying, you can click  Quote in the upper right corner of the post.

Please note the difference between starting a new topic and replying:
For example on the Help board, you will want to start a new topic if you have a question, and you will reply to another persons question if you know an answer.

Beginners frequently confuse the two options. Posting a reply to a completely different topic has a good chance of getting very poor attention.


Unified Bulletin Board Code (uBBC)

For obvious reasons standard HTML code cannot be used in posts. Instead the use of unified Bulletin Board Code (uBBC) is allowed in posts. uBBC is similar to HTML, but safe and standardized for bulletin board use.


Type This
 
  For This
 
[url=example.com]My Homepage[/url]   My Homepage
[url]example.com[/url]   site.com
[url=ftp://ftp.example.com]My Downloads[/url]   My Downloads
[url]ftp://ftp.example.com[/url]   ftp://ftp.site.com
[email=somebody@example.com]Email me![/email]   Email me!
Note: Email addresses and URLs starting with
'http://' or 'www' are converted to links automatically
 
[hr]  
[b]Bold[/b]   Bold
[i]Italic[/i]   Italic
[u]Underlined[/u]   Underlined
[s]Strikethrough[/s]   Strikethrough
[tt]Teletype[/tt]   Teletype
[color=#FF80C0]Colored text[/color]   Colored text
[blue]Blue text[/blue]
(valid: black, maroon, green, olive, navy,
purple, teal, silver, gray, red, lime, yellow,
blue, fuchsia, aqua, white)
  Blue text
[size=3]Bigger text[/size]   Bigger Text
[center]center[/center]   center
[right]right[/right]   right

List:[list]

[*]First

[*]Second[/list]

  List:
  • First
  • Second

Table:[table]

[tr][td]First[/td][td]Second[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Third[/td][td]Last[/td][/tr]

[/table]

  Table:
First Second
Third Last
[quote]Quoted text[/quote]  
Quoted text


[code]
Code
     [/code]

(uBBC and emoticons are disabled within Code)

 
Code     

 

Emoticons

Emoticons are a fun way to express your emotion in your posting. They can help you indicate whether you are joking, happy, sad, or a variety of other things. Each emoticon uses standard chat-style keystrokes.

 

Emoticon Type this...
smile
:)
cheesy
:D
grin
;D
wink
;)
sad
:(
kiss
:-*
angry
>:(
show tongue
:P
cry
:'(
embarassed
:-[
cool
8)
shocked
:o
roll eyes
::)
undecided
:-/
lips sealed
:-X
huh
??? or ?!?

 
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