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GoldmanM
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:23:24 PM

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Joined: 4/7/2009
Posts: 185
Welcome to TheFreeDictionary Language Forums! Here are a few tips to help you get started…

Firstly, we recommend that all new members review our Forum Terms and Guidelines to get an idea of what is and is not allowed on the site.

Responding to a Thread - Quick Reply vs. Add Reply
You have two options when choosing to post a response in a thread: Quick Reply and Add Reply. Quick Reply opens a basic text box at the bottom of the thread, allowing you to type a response and post it. Add Reply allows you greater control over the formatting of your post and lets you preview your post prior to finalizing it.

Starting a new Thread
To start a new thread, first open the appropriate subforum for the thread’s subject matter, then click “New Topic” and fill it out, making sure to fill in the subject line as well as the message section.

Formatting Tools
At the top of the “Post a reply” box on the “Add Reply” page, there is a row of icons. Hovering your mouse over each icon will bring up a one-word description of what that item does.


In order, they are:
Bold, Italic, Underline, Quote, Code, Insert Image, Insert Hyperlink, Left Align, Center, Right Align

You may also change your post’s font color and size, insert smileys Dancing from our smiley menu, and preview your post to see what it will look like when it is posted.

Insert Image
To insert an image into your post, copy the URL of the image from the web, paste it into your post, highlight it and then click on the icon of the mountains and sun in the row of post formatting buttons. This will enclose the image URL in the code that will allow it to view properly. It should look like this:
Code:
[img]YourPictureURL[/img]

Alternately, you may manually insert that same code if you choose.

Insert Hyperlink
Choose the text you want to be a link in your post (for example: go to this link for further information) and highlight it. Then click the hyperlink/globe and chain icon. A window will pop up. Insert the website URL you want to link to (for example: www.TheFreeDictionary.com) and then click ok. Your URL will be inserted. Note: it is sometimes helpful to copy the URL before clicking the globe and chain icon, so that you can just paste it into the box once it has popped up.

Quote Another Member
The “Quote” feature allows you to reference a specific post from earlier in a thread. To do so, simply click the “Quote” button above the post you would like to reference. This will insert the user’s comment as well as the name of the user who posted it at the top of the box in which you compose your reply.

Mark as Spam
A "Mark as Spam" button appears beside comments posted by newer members. Click this button if you see a post that is blatantly spam. Do not use this feature if you feel that a member is violating other forum guidelines. In such an event, please contact an administrator with your concerns and he/she will address the issue. If you ever see a spam post and there is no "Mark as Spam" button available or if you receive an inappropriate PM, please contact an administrator.

Private Messages (PMs)
Discussions that are not appropriate for public threads or are personal in nature can be sent via Private Message (PM) to individual users. The following icon appears beneath every post and on members’ profile pages.

Clicking it will load a PM form addressed to that user. If you would to open a blank PM form, you may do so by clicking “My Profile” and then “New Message.”

Contacting Administrators
A quick and easy way to locate an administrator on the site is to click the "Members" link to the left of the "Logout" button at the top of the forum page. This will provide you with an alphabetically organized list of users; however, simply clicking the "Rank" button will reorganize the list by rank, placing "Administration" members at the top of the list. Entering any one of their profiles and clicking the PM button will allow you to send a private message to that admin.

Editing/Deleting Posts
You may edit any of your posts in the three hours after posting it. After three hours, the “Edit” button disappears and no more modifications can be made to that specific posting. In addition, you have the ability to delete a post for 10 minutes after it has been posted. However, be advised that deleting your own posts does result in a moderate point deduction, so it is in your best interest to carefully consider the content of your posts before publishing them.

Points/Rank
When you first join the site, your rank is listed as “Newbie” and your account has 0 points. As time passes and you begin posting, both your rank and points increase, and you earn certain privileges as a result. To limit spam, new members are limited in both the number of posts and private messages they are allowed each day. As one advances in status, these limits are removed. Users receive three points for every post published on the forums. If a post is deleted for any reason, points are subtracted. The number of points deducted when deleting your own post is considerably less than when it is done by a moderator or another user marking a post as spam. In general, the number of points a user has can serve as a rough indicator of a member’s general standing on the site. (According to some early members, the points have something to do with a much-coveted toaster, but this apocryphal legend has never been substantiated. Think )

kitten
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:30:48 PM

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GoldmanM,

Thank you for posting this helpful information.


peace out,>^,,^<


The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:34:48 PM

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Thank you all High (Freed) Elves!

May I suggest you put this as #1 in Site Features and restrict others than admins to add posts to this topic?


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
GoldmanM
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:13:39 PM

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Joined: 4/7/2009
Posts: 185
I have moved it to the first slot in Site Features, though it may be displaced at times by other important threads. Also, for the time being, it might be helpful to allow regular members to add posts to this thread in case they have related questions that were not addressed in the initial post.
tootsie
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 5:39:47 AM

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thank you for this welcome and explanatory help. Applause

I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost. Winnie-the-Pooh
GabhSigenod
Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:16:40 AM

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Many thanks, Oh sage M.G.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:18:11 PM

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Thank you, this is a Good Idea™

I agree with JJ that at some point this should be made a "sticky" at the very top of the forum.

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
excaelis
Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:52:06 AM

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Mmmmm, apocryphal toast....

Sanity is not statistical
Tetrapak
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:13:38 AM
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Inserting a link is pretty intuitive but I would never have worked out how to upload an image from my PC without the following advice from Rogermue. Maybe you should include the advice in this thread.

almostfreebird wrote:
rogermue wrote:
balamb wrote:
Please can someone tell me how to download a picture onto this site. I've found one and downloaded it to my. . desktop. Then I've tried to drag it across but it just doen't work. This isn't the first time. Please help.

---

Balamb, you can transfer a picture from the internet directly to this forum.
Either you do it by' copy this picture' or 'copy URL of this picture.



To transfer from your laptop to the forum:


imageshack and photobucket are popular:

how to upload pictures to forum using image shack


http://imageshack.us/

http://photobucket.com/





Hope2
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:03:10 PM

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I do not see any Rank button for Members on the iPad app, although the fact I do not see it does not mean much.

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot
seobyclh
Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:44:08 AM

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Joined: 6/30/2013
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Location: .
GoldmanM wrote:
Welcome to TheFreeDictionary Language Forums! Here are a few tips to help you get started…

Firstly, we recommend that all new members review our Forum Terms and Guidelines to get an idea of what is and is not allowed on the site.

Responding to a Thread - Quick Reply vs. Add Reply
You have two options when choosing to post a response in a thread: Quick Reply and Add Reply. Quick Reply opens a basic text box at the bottom of the thread, allowing you to type a response and post it. Add Reply allows you greater control over the formatting of your post and lets you preview your post prior to finalizing it.

Starting a new Thread
To start a new thread, first open the appropriate subforum for the thread’s subject matter, then click “New Topic” and fill it out, making sure to fill in the subject line as well as the message section.

Formatting Tools
At the top of the “Post a reply” box on the “Add Reply” page, there is a row of icons. Hovering your mouse over each icon will bring up a one-word description of what that item does.


In order, they are:
Bold, Italic, Underline, Quote, Code, Insert Image, Insert Hyperlink, Left Align, Center, Right Align

You may also change your post’s font color and size, insert smileys Dancing from our smiley menu, and preview your post to see what it will look like when it is posted.

Insert Image
To insert an image into your post, copy the URL of the image from the web, paste it into your post, highlight it and then click on the icon of the mountains and sun in the row of post formatting buttons. This will enclose the image URL in the code that will allow it to view properly. It should look like this:
Code:
[img]YourPictureURL[/img]

Alternately, you may manually insert that same code if you choose.

Insert Hyperlink
Choose the text you want to be a link in your post (for example: go to this link for further information) and highlight it. Then click the hyperlink/globe and chain icon. A window will pop up. Insert the website URL you want to link to (for example: www.TheFreeDictionary.com) and then click ok. Your URL will be inserted. Note: it is sometimes helpful to copy the URL before clicking the globe and chain icon, so that you can just paste it into the box once it has popped up.

Quote Another Member
The “Quote” feature allows you to reference a specific post from earlier in a thread. To do so, simply click the “Quote” button above the post you would like to reference. This will insert the user’s comment as well as the name of the user who posted it at the top of the box in which you compose your reply.

Mark as Spam
A "Mark as Spam" button appears beside comments posted by newer members. Click this button if you see a post that is blatantly spam. Do not use this feature if you feel that a member is violating other forum guidelines. In such an event, please contact an administrator with your concerns and he/she will address the issue. If you ever see a spam post and there is no "Mark as Spam" button available or if you receive an inappropriate PM, please contact an administrator.

Private Messages (PMs)
Discussions that are not appropriate for public threads or are personal in nature can be sent via Private Message (PM) to individual users. The following icon appears beneath every post and on members’ profile pages.

Clicking it will load a PM form addressed to that user. If you would to open a blank PM form, you may do so by clicking “My Profile” and then “New Message.”

Contacting Administrators
A quick and easy way to locate an administrator on the site is to click the "Members" link to the left of the "Logout" button at the top of the forum page. This will provide you with an alphabetically organized list of users; however, simply clicking the "Rank" button will reorganize the list by rank, placing "Administration" members at the top of the list. Entering any one of their profiles and clicking the PM button will allow you to send a private message to that admin.

Editing/Deleting Posts
You may edit any of your posts in the three hours after posting it. After three hours, the “Edit” button disappears and no more modifications can be made to that specific posting. In addition, you have the ability to delete a post for 10 minutes after it has been posted. However, be advised that deleting your own posts does result in a moderate point deduction, so it is in your best interest to carefully consider the content of your posts before publishing them.

Points/Rank
When you first join the site, your rank is listed as “Newbie” and your account has 0 points. As time passes and you begin posting, both your rank and points increase, and you earn certain privileges as a result. To limit spam, new members are limited in both the number of posts and private messages they are allowed each day. As one advances in status, these limits are removed. Users receive three points for every post published on the forums. If a post is deleted for any reason, points are subtracted. The number of points deducted when deleting your own post is considerably less than when it is done by a moderator or another user marking a post as spam. In general, the number of points a user has can serve as a rough indicator of a member’s general standing on the site. (According to some early members, the points have something to do with a much-coveted toaster, but this apocryphal legend has never been substantiated. Think )



This post was excellent. I look forward to being part of this, and taking an active interest in what is being posted.

Clarence L Hamilton Jr - "Writing for Sanity in a Mad World!"
seobyclh
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 4:18:46 PM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 6/30/2013
Posts: 33
Neurons: 105
Location: .
GoldmanM wrote:
Welcome to TheFreeDictionary Language Forums! Here are a few tips to help you get started…

Firstly, we recommend that all new members review our Forum Terms and Guidelines to get an idea of what is and is not allowed on the site.

Responding to a Thread - Quick Reply vs. Add Reply
You have two options when choosing to post a response in a thread: Quick Reply and Add Reply. Quick Reply opens a basic text box at the bottom of the thread, allowing you to type a response and post it. Add Reply allows you greater control over the formatting of your post and lets you preview your post prior to finalizing it.

Starting a new Thread
To start a new thread, first open the appropriate subforum for the thread’s subject matter, then click “New Topic” and fill it out, making sure to fill in the subject line as well as the message section.

Formatting Tools
At the top of the “Post a reply” box on the “Add Reply” page, there is a row of icons. Hovering your mouse over each icon will bring up a one-word description of what that item does.


In order, they are:
Bold, Italic, Underline, Quote, Code, Insert Image, Insert Hyperlink, Left Align, Center, Right Align

You may also change your post’s font color and size, insert smileys Dancing from our smiley menu, and preview your post to see what it will look like when it is posted.

Insert Image
To insert an image into your post, copy the URL of the image from the web, paste it into your post, highlight it and then click on the icon of the mountains and sun in the row of post formatting buttons. This will enclose the image URL in the code that will allow it to view properly. It should look like this:
Code:
[img]YourPictureURL[/img]

Alternately, you may manually insert that same code if you choose.

Insert Hyperlink
Choose the text you want to be a link in your post (for example: go to this link for further information) and highlight it. Then click the hyperlink/globe and chain icon. A window will pop up. Insert the website URL you want to link to (for example: www.TheFreeDictionary.com) and then click ok. Your URL will be inserted. Note: it is sometimes helpful to copy the URL before clicking the globe and chain icon, so that you can just paste it into the box once it has popped up.

Quote Another Member
The “Quote” feature allows you to reference a specific post from earlier in a thread. To do so, simply click the “Quote” button above the post you would like to reference. This will insert the user’s comment as well as the name of the user who posted it at the top of the box in which you compose your reply.

Mark as Spam
A "Mark as Spam" button appears beside comments posted by newer members. Click this button if you see a post that is blatantly spam. Do not use this feature if you feel that a member is violating other forum guidelines. In such an event, please contact an administrator with your concerns and he/she will address the issue. If you ever see a spam post and there is no "Mark as Spam" button available or if you receive an inappropriate PM, please contact an administrator.

Private Messages (PMs)
Discussions that are not appropriate for public threads or are personal in nature can be sent via Private Message (PM) to individual users. The following icon appears beneath every post and on members’ profile pages.

Clicking it will load a PM form addressed to that user. If you would to open a blank PM form, you may do so by clicking “My Profile” and then “New Message.”

Contacting Administrators
A quick and easy way to locate an administrator on the site is to click the "Members" link to the left of the "Logout" button at the top of the forum page. This will provide you with an alphabetically organized list of users; however, simply clicking the "Rank" button will reorganize the list by rank, placing "Administration" members at the top of the list. Entering any one of their profiles and clicking the PM button will allow you to send a private message to that admin.

Editing/Deleting Posts
You may edit any of your posts in the three hours after posting it. After three hours, the “Edit” button disappears and no more modifications can be made to that specific posting. In addition, you have the ability to delete a post for 10 minutes after it has been posted. However, be advised that deleting your own posts does result in a moderate point deduction, so it is in your best interest to carefully consider the content of your posts before publishing them.

Points/Rank
When you first join the site, your rank is listed as “Newbie” and your account has 0 points. As time passes and you begin posting, both your rank and points increase, and you earn certain privileges as a result. To limit spam, new members are limited in both the number of posts and private messages they are allowed each day. As one advances in status, these limits are removed. Users receive three points for every post published on the forums. If a post is deleted for any reason, points are subtracted. The number of points deducted when deleting your own post is considerably less than when it is done by a moderator or another user marking a post as spam. In general, the number of points a user has can serve as a rough indicator of a member’s general standing on the site. (According to some early members, the points have something to do with a much-coveted toaster, but this apocryphal legend has never been substantiated. Think )



Very well written and easy to understand guidelines. I will do my very best to see that all the rules are followed here. I am beginning to see the value of becoming interactive, and plan to make this a place to come and write.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Clarence L Hamilton Jr - "Writing for Sanity in a Mad World!"
pljames
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 11:58:13 AM

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Applause
I am extremely happy to find join and be part of this great forum. pljames/Paul
ponjen
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:19:42 PM
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up up
HasmukhDoshi
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:11:09 PM
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very informative.

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
shahidsheikh
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:55:05 AM

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Thanks for sharing such a informative and productive material.

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jonnytan999
Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:06:55 AM

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Very Informative! Thanks!Applause
Tovarish
Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 2:54:57 AM

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Hi ghirwar, welcome to the Forum, I hope you enjoy the interaction.
webtrafficconnection
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:45:45 PM

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Thanks very much for this handy guide to the Forum. I look forward to interacting and taking part here.

As a special thanks, I created this post @ Archive.org

https://archive.org/details/worthy_internet_pursuits

Thanks again for all your great work here!
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 1:58:58 PM

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I've only made a few posts (& a few mistakes too). I'm glad I found this thread!

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
trixflu
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 2:11:04 PM

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Thank you! This is quite helpful!
unfeigned
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 6:29:35 AM

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thank you this is quite helpful
WeaselADAPT
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 6:56:56 PM

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GoldmanM wrote:
Welcome to TheFreeDictionary Language Forums! Here are a few tips to help you get started…

Contacting Administrators
A quick and easy way to locate an administrator on the site is to click the "Members" link to the left of the "Logout" button at the top of the forum page. ...


Greetings! I highlight this section of your post not because I'm trying to locate an administrator, but because I've been unsuccessfully trying to find a "Logout" button, pretty much since I first opened my account.

I'm presently logged in and see the following buttons at the top of the forum page: Inbox, Forum Search, Active Topics, My Profile, and Members. And then there's a drop-down to choose my preferred language.

How do I log out?? I guess you might wonder why I'd want to log out. Well, security purposes could represent one good reason, but that's not really my issue.

When I first came to TFD and realized that it now tracks points and offers badges and such, I was excited to sign up, both because TFD has always been my online dictionary of choice, and because I'm a sucker for badges. Then, whilst signing up, I noticed that my activity on the site would also be counted toward an accumulative effort to send meals to starving people through the World Food Programme, which made me even more happy to be a member. Anyway, during the signup process there seemed to be more details regarding how the meals accumulation thing works than I've been able to find since my account was created. There was one point in particular that I wanted to read more about, something like, "the more groups you're a member of, the more meals you'll be able to earn." I didn't know what it meant by "groups" (and to be honest, it may have used a different word than that), but I figured I would learn more after the signup process. Well, I've looked everywhere for that, to no avail! Brick wall So, I though if I could log out, I'd be able to once again see those early lines of dialog (or dialogue, if you prefer) to at least ensure I'm using the correct wording in my searches. Alas, I haven't been able to figure how to do that either!!

While I'm most interested in learning how to log out and why I can't find the button, I will certainly appreciate help or guidance on any or all of the topics just mentioned. Thank you!
Elorac
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 7:19:07 PM
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WeaselADAPT

Top right-hand corner that shows your name and points. Click on that.
You can then see on the left-hand column profile, settings etc.
Last on that list is Log Out.


Hope this helps

A day without laughter... is a day wasted :-)
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014 5:22:52 PM

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Well, I'll be...! Been a member over 3 years and never knew there was a log out. I simply close my browser. Seems to work since the page goes away...Whistle Dancing (You don't think they can still see me do you? Spooky to think so...Anxious )

A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
WeaselADAPT
Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:58:23 PM

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Elorac wrote:

Hope this helps


It does. I swear that wasn't there yesterday, heh...

Thank you!
portvp
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 10:50:04 PM

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Very useful. Thank you for tie service.
Lizz Gzz
Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 11:50:56 AM

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Thanks!Dancing
Καroιiηε Frαzão
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:34:10 AM

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Thanks
Irma Crespo
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2015 3:28:07 AM

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Thank you for the information. Many of the new comerss do not know the rules of the game.
Andy Leong
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:14:26 AM

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webtrafficconnection wrote:
Thanks very much for this handy guide to the Forum. I look forward to interacting and taking part here.

As a special thanks, I created this post @ Archive.org

https://archive.org/details/worthy_internet_pursuits

Thanks again for all your great work here!
Stvn
Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 7:02:37 AM
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Thanks mate.
1Q. Where is the quick reply button?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 3:44:56 AM

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Stvn,

Look at the bar near bottom left, above the "Users browsing this topic". On the right end of the same bar is Show quick reply, giving you the quick reply box in the bottom of every thread.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
REAL STAR
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:34:10 AM

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GoldmanM wrote:
Welcome to TheFreeDictionary Language Forums! Here are a few tips to help you get started…

Firstly, we recommend that all new members review our Forum Terms and Guidelines to get an idea of what is and is not allowed on the site.

Responding to a Thread - Quick Reply vs. Add Reply
You have two options when choosing to post a response in a thread: Quick Reply and Add Reply. Quick Reply opens a basic text box at the bottom of the thread, allowing you to type a response and post it. Add Reply allows you greater control over the formatting of your post and lets you preview your post prior to finalizing it.

Starting a new Thread
To start a new thread, first open the appropriate subforum for the thread’s subject matter, then click “New Topic” and fill it out, making sure to fill in the subject line as well as the message section.

Formatting Tools
At the top of the “Post a reply” box on the “Add Reply” page, there is a row of icons. Hovering your mouse over each icon will bring up a one-word description of what that item does.


In order, they are:
Bold, Italic, Underline, Quote, Code, Insert Image, Insert Hyperlink, Left Align, Center, Right Align

You may also change your post’s font color and size, insert smileys Dancing from our smiley menu, and preview your post to see what it will look like when it is posted.

Insert Image
To insert an image into your post, copy the URL of the image from the web, paste it into your post, highlight it and then click on the icon of the mountains and sun in the row of post formatting buttons. This will enclose the image URL in the code that will allow it to view properly. It should look like this:
Code:
[img]YourPictureURL[/img]

Alternately, you may manually insert that same code if you choose.

Insert Hyperlink
Choose the text you want to be a link in your post (for example: go to this link for further information) and highlight it. Then click the hyperlink/globe and chain icon. A window will pop up. Insert the website URL you want to link to (for example: www.TheFreeDictionary.com) and then click ok. Your URL will be inserted. Note: it is sometimes helpful to copy the URL before clicking the globe and chain icon, so that you can just paste it into the box once it has popped up.

Quote Another Member
The “Quote” feature allows you to reference a specific post from earlier in a thread. To do so, simply click the “Quote” button above the post you would like to reference. This will insert the user’s comment as well as the name of the user who posted it at the top of the box in which you compose your reply.

Mark as Spam
A "Mark as Spam" button appears beside comments posted by newer members. Click this button if you see a post that is blatantly spam. Do not use this feature if you feel that a member is violating other forum guidelines. In such an event, please contact an administrator with your concerns and he/she will address the issue. If you ever see a spam post and there is no "Mark as Spam" button available or if you receive an inappropriate PM, please contact an administrator.

Private Messages (PMs)
Discussions that are not appropriate for public threads or are personal in nature can be sent via Private Message (PM) to individual users. The following icon appears beneath every post and on members’ profile pages.

Clicking it will load a PM form addressed to that user. If you would to open a blank PM form, you may do so by clicking “My Profile” and then “New Message.”

Contacting Administrators
A quick and easy way to locate an administrator on the site is to click the "Members" link to the left of the "Logout" button at the top of the forum page. This will provide you with an alphabetically organized list of users; however, simply clicking the "Rank" button will reorganize the list by rank, placing "Administration" members at the top of the list. Entering any one of their profiles and clicking the PM button will allow you to send a private message to that admin.

Editing/Deleting Posts
You may edit any of your posts in the three hours after posting it. After three hours, the “Edit” button disappears and no more modifications can be made to that specific posting. In addition, you have the ability to delete a post for 10 minutes after it has been posted. However, be advised that deleting your own posts does result in a moderate point deduction, so it is in your best interest to carefully consider the content of your posts before publishing them.

Points/Rank
When you first join the site, your rank is listed as “Newbie” and your account has 0 points. As time passes and you begin posting, both your rank and points increase, and you earn certain privileges as a result. To limit spam, new members are limited in both the number of posts and private messages they are allowed each day. As one advances in status, these limits are removed. Users receive three points for every post published on the forums. If a post is deleted for any reason, points are subtracted. The number of points deducted when deleting your own post is considerably less than when it is done by a moderator or another user marking a post as spam. In general, the number of points a user has can serve as a rough indicator of a member’s general standing on the site. (According to some early members, the points have something to do with a much-coveted toaster, but this apocryphal legend has never been substantiated. Think )



this site is really nice
but i thgink
u have to provide audio for reading full articles
it makes boring when we try to read full article
if there is audio
it would be even more better

farees
Deirdre Bolden
Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:38:04 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 11/4/2015
Posts: 1
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Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Thanks for the help information.
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