Fun new FAQ's

Use this forum for Q&A of a technical nature, i.e., PC, cache, screen related problems, picture resizing, avatars and the like. We will also post facts here for you and instructions of a how-to nature which should make things more fun for you by eliminating some of the frustration with posting photos, etc. Thanks.

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Fun new FAQ's

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app.php/help/faq

Every question you have ever had (on how to use this forum)

All this and more :

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!?
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How can I find my own posts and topics?

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What is BBCode?
Can I use HTML?
What are Smilies?
Can I post images?
What are global announcements?
What are announcements?
What are sticky topics?
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What are topic icons?

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I registered in the past but cannot login any more?!
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Why do I get logged off automatically?
What does the “Delete cookies” do?

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No - these are not new. New to me and new to you - enjoy the day.
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" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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Great job mods!!!

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About this Forum - pretty good reading when you sit down and think on it.

viewtopic.php?t=56863
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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As a suggestion, perhaps our members could refresh their memories yearly as to what Grandma's rules are by reading The Basic Forum Rules:

viewtopic.php?t=56699

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Why does my uploaded photo not work - again ?

viewtopic.php?t=141378

Log in - then use this : ucp.php?i=ucp_profile&mode=avatar

How do I display an avatar?
Within your User Control Panel, under “Profile” you can add an avatar by using one of the four following methods: Gravatar, Gallery, Remote or Upload. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars and to choose the way in which avatars can be made available. If you are unable to use avatars, contact a board administrator.

Hope this helps. Or this link will help - if you are also on the Fiberglass Forum you can :

copy Avatar over instructions - viewtopic.php?t=141905
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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How do I search for members?
Visit to the “Members” page and click the “Find a member” link.
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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Private Messaging - app.php/help/faq#f5r0

I keep getting unwanted private messages!

You can automatically delete private messages from a user by using message rules within your User Control Panel. If you are receiving abusive private messages from a particular user, report the messages to the moderators; they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages.

Every question has an answer - Frequently Asked Questions : app.php/help/faq
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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Why do I get logged off automatically?

If you do not check the Remember me 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 Remember me 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 a board administrator has disabled this feature.
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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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.
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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What is my rank and how do I change it ?


Ranks, which appear below your username, indicate the number of posts you have made or identify certain users, e.g. moderators and administrators. In general, you cannot directly change the wording of any board ranks as they are set by the board administrator. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank. Most boards will not tolerate this and the moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count.
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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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.
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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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 Attach a 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 the User Control Panel. 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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rules like at Grandma's house : viewtopic.php?t=56699
" There's no such thing as a fly fisherman wholly satisfied with his casting performance. " ~ Jim Green (1971)
" Just once I wish a trout would wink at me. " ~ Brian Shaffer

First things first, put the fish on the reel.

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