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Forum FAQs
Forum Login and Registration Issues
Why can’t I login to the Forums?
Why do I need to register for the Forum at all?
Why do I get logged off automatically?
How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
I’ve lost my password!
I registered but cannot login!
I registered in the past but cannot login any more?!
Why can’t I register?
What does the “Delete all board cookies” do?

User Preferences and settings
How do I change my settings?
The times are not correct!

Avatars & Signatures
My Avatar will not upload. It keeps saying image is too big!
How can I get a link attached to my signature?

Posting Issues
How do I post a topic in a forum?
How do I edit or delete a post?
How do I add a signature to my post?
Why can’t I access a forum?
Why can’t I add attachments?
Why did I receive a warning?
How can I report posts to a moderator?
What is the “Save” button for in topic posting?
Why does my post need to be approved?

Formatting and Topic Types
What is BBCode?
Can I use HTML?
What are Smilies?
Can I post images?
What are announcements?
What are sticky topics?
What are locked topics?
What are topic icons?

User Levels and Groups
What are Administrators?
What are Moderators?
What is a “Default usergroup”?

Friends
What are my Friends lists?
How can I add / remove users to my Friends list?

Searching the Forums
How can I search a forum or forums?
Why does my search return no results?
Why does my search return a blank page!?
How do I search for members?
How can I find my own posts and topics?

Topic Bookmarks
What is bookmarking?

Attachments
What attachments are allowed on this board?
How do I find all my attachments?

 

Forum Login and Registration Issues

» Why can’t I login to the Forums?
There are several reasons why this could occur. First, ensure your username and password are correct. If they are, contact the board owner to make sure you haven’t been banned. It is also possible the website owner has a configuration error on their end, and they would need to fix it.

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» Why do I need to register for the Forum at all?
In todays online atmosphere it is wise to set up different usernames in the Forums than you have in your auctions. Unfortunately there are people who may not agree with your views and attempt to attack your auctions. Separate registration is a safeguard against this practice. It only takes a few moments to register so it is recommended you do so.

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» Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you login, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university computer lab, etc. If you do not see this checkbox, it means the board administrator has disabled this feature.

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» How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
Within your User Control Panel, under “Board preferences”, you will find the option Hide your online status. Enable this option with Yes and you will only appear to the administrators, moderators and yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.

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» I’ve lost my password!
Don’t panic! While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page and click I’ve forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be able to log in again shortly.

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» I registered but cannot login!
First, check your username and password. If they are correct, then one of two things may have happened. Some boards will also require new registrations to be activated, either by yourself or by an administrator before you can logon; this information was present during registration. If you were sent an e-mail, follow the instructions. If you did not receive an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or the e-mail may have been picked up by a spam filer. If you are sure the e-mail address you provided is correct, try contacting an administrator.

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» I registered in the past but cannot login any more?!
Attempt to locate the e-mail sent to you when you first registered, check your username and password and try again. It is possible an administrator has deactivated or deleted your account for some reason. Also, many boards periodically remove users who have not posted for a long time to reduce the size of the database. If this has happened, try registering again and being more involved in discussions.

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» Why can’t I register?
It is possible the website owner has banned your IP address or disallowed the username you are attempting to register. The website owner could have also disabled registration to prevent new visitors from signing up. Contact a board administrator for assistance.

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» What does the “Delete all board cookies” do?
“Delete all board cookies” deletes the cookies created by the forum which keep you authenticated and logged into the board. It also provides functions such as read tracking if they have been enabled by the board owner. If you are having login or logout problems, deleting board cookies may help.

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User Preferences and settings

» How do I change my settings?
If you are a registered user, all your settings are stored in the board database. To alter them, visit your User Control Panel; a link can usually be found at the top of board pages. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences.

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» The times are not correct!
It is possible the time displayed is from a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, visit your User Control Panel and change your timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. If you are not registered, this is a good time to do so.

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Avatars & Signatures

» My Avatar will not upload. It keeps saying image is too big!
Avatars need to be small images. The Maximum dimensions are: Width=90 pixels, Height=90 pixels, File Size=8.25 Kb. You can resize easily in any image editing software such as PhotoShop.

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» How can I get a link attached to my signature?
Please be ABSOLUTLY sure you have the EXACT correct code! Even the slightest mistake will cause code not to work. Here is an example of a working linked signature: [url=http://www.YOUR SITE URL][img]http://www.YOUR SIGNATURE IMAGE URL[/img][/url] You must keep the brackets as you see them here, just add your URLs.

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Posting Issues

» How do I post a topic in a forum?
To post a new topic in a forum, click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message. A list of your permissions in each forum is available at the bottom of the forum and topic screens. Example: You can post new topics, You can vote in polls, etc.

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» How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. 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 which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they’ve edited the post at their own digression. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.

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» How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one via your User Control Panel. 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 button in your profile. If you do so, you can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box within the posting form.

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» Why can’t I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post or perform another action you may need special permissions. Contact a moderator or board administrator to grant you access.

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» Why can’t I add attachments?
Attachment permissions are granted on a per forum, per group, or per user basis. The board administrator may not have allowed attachments to be added for the specific forum you are posting in, or perhaps only certain groups can post attachments. Contact the board administrator if you are unsure about why you are unable to add attachments.

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» Why did I receive a warning?
Each board administrator has their own set of rules for their site. If you have broken a rule, you may be issued a warning. Contact the board administrator if you are unsure about why you were issued a warning.

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» How can I report posts to a moderator?
If the board administrator has allowed it, you should see a button for reporting posts next to the post you wish to report. Clicking this will walk you through the steps necessary to report the post.

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» What is the “Save” button for in topic posting?
This allows you to save passages to be completed and submitted at a later date. To reload a saved passage, visit the User Control Panel.

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» Why does my post need to be approved?
The board administrator may have decided that posts in the forum you are posting to require review before submission. It is also possible that the administrator has placed you in a group of users whose posts require review before submission. Please contact the board administrator for further details.

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Formatting and Topic Types

» What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML, offering great formatting control on particular objects in a post. The use of BBCode is granted by the administrator, but it can also be disabled on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML, but tags are enclosed in square brackets [ and ] rather than < and >. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.

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» Can I use HTML?
No. It is not possible to post HTML on this board and have it rendered as HTML. Most formatting which can be carried out using HTML can be applied using BBCode instead.

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» What are Smilies?
Smilies, or Emoticons, are small images which can be used to express a feeling using a short code, e.g. :) denotes happy, while :( denotes sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen in the posting form. Try not to overuse smilies, however, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may edit them out or remove the post altogether. The board administrator may also have set a limit to the number of smilies you may use within a post.

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» Can I post images?
Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To display the image use the BBCode [img] tag.

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» What are announcements?
Announcements often contain important information for the forum you are currently reading and you should read them whenever possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted. As with global announcements, announcement permissions are granted by the board administrator.

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» What are sticky topics?
Sticky topics within the forum appear below announcements and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them whenever possible. As with announcements and global announcements, sticky topic permissions are granted by the board administrator.

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» What are locked topics?
Locked topics are topics where users can no longer reply and any poll it contained was automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons and were set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You may also be able to lock your own topics depending on the permissions you are granted by the board administrator.

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» What are topic icons?
Topic icons are author chosen images associated with posts to indicate their content. The ability to use topic icons depends on the permissions set by the board administrator.

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User Levels and Groups

» What are Administrators?
Administrators are members assigned with the highest level of control over the entire board. These members can control all facets of board operation, including setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc., dependent upon the board founder and what permissions he or she has given the other administrators. They may also have full moderator capabilities in all forums, depending on the settings put forth by the board founder.

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» What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) who look after the forums from day to day. They have the authority to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally, moderators are present to prevent users from going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.

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» What is a “Default usergroup”?
Your default usergroup is the group you are assigned when you register, generally "Registered User". The Admin can assign users to be moderators when needed. Your group colour and group rank should be shown for you by default.

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Friends

» What are my Friends lists?
You can use these lists to organise other members of the board. Members added to your friends list will be listed within your User Control Panel for quick access to see their online status. Subject to template support, posts from these users may also be highlighted.

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» How can I add / remove users to my Friends list?
You can add users to your list in two ways. Within each user’s profile, there is a link to add them to your Friends list. Alternatively, from your User Control Panel, you can directly add users by entering their member name. You may also remove users from your list using the same page.

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Searching the Forums

» How can I search a forum or forums?
Enter a search term in the search box located on the index, forum or topic pages. Advanced search can be accessed by clicking the “Search” link which is available at the top of all pages on the forum.

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» Why does my search return no results?
Your search was probably too vague and included many common terms which are not indexed by the forum. Be more specific and use the options available within Search.

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» Why does my search return a blank page!?
Your search returned too many results for the webserver to handle. Use “Search” and be more specific in the terms used and forums that are to be searched.

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» How do I search for members?
Visit to the “Members” page and click the drop down menu. Find the letter that the member username starts with to narrow down the search.

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» How can I find my own posts and topics?
Your own posts can be retrieved via the Search option at the top of each page in the Forum. To search for your topics, fill in the various options appropriately.

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Topic Bookmarks

» What is bookmarking?
Bookmarking in the JunkYard Forum is much like bookmarking in your web browser. You aren’t alerted when there’s an update, but you can come back to the topic later.

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Attachments

» What attachments are allowed on this board?
Each board administrator can allow or disallow certain attachment types. If you are unsure what is allowed to be uploaded, contact the board administrator for assistance.

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» How do I find all my attachments?
To find your list of attachments that you have uploaded, go to your User Control Panel and follow the links to the attachments section.

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