Posting Facts
« on: November 02, 2006, 01:17:04 AM »
Q1. How do I post a topic in the forum?
Just click the button on the relevant theme of your topics. You need to register before you can post a message. You are allowed to post new topics, vote or make polls, etc.


Q2. How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are the board administrator or forum moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post (sometimes for only a limited time after it was made) by clicking the edit button for the relevant post. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic that lists the number of times you edited it. This will only appear if no one has replied. It will not appear if moderators or administrators edit the post (they should leave a message saying what they altered and why). Normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied to them.


Q3. How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post, first create one by going to your Profile. Once created, you can check the Add Signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio box in your profile. You can prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box on the posting form.


Q4. How do I create a poll?
When you post a new topic (or edit the first post of a topic, if you have permission) you should see a Add Poll form below the main posting box. If you cannot see this, then you probably do not have rights to create polls. You should enter a title for the poll and at least two options. Click the Add option button. You can also set a time limit for the poll, 0 being an infinite amount. There will be a limit to the number of options you can list, which is set by the board administrator


Q5. How do I edit or delete a poll?
Just like posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, moderators, or board administrators. To edit a poll, click the first post in the topic that has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote, then users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if people have already placed votes only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it. This is to prevent people from rigging polls by changing options midway through a poll.


Q6. Why can't I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post, etc. you may need special access which only the forum moderator and board administrator can grant, so you should contact them.


Q7. Why can't I vote in polls?
Only registered users can vote in polls to prevent spamming of results. If you have registered and still cannot vote, then you probably do not have appropriate access rights.