Instructions
 
Below you will find a link to the detailed instructions. If you know of anything else that should be addressed in this manual please send your suggestions to the System Administrator.

SpiritBoard Forum Instructions Manual

For issues that concern only a specific board, please contact the appropriate moderator. To find out who the moderator is for that board, click on the forum title when viewing the post list (Board Index) to view the forum information which also lists the moderators.

 
 
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
 
Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions. You can click on any of these and get some help with anything you might be having a problem with. If you know of anything else that should be addressed on this page please send your suggestions via Contact Admin.
What does (NA) in my post subject mean?
Can I attach a file to my post?
Can I use html in my posts?
Can I run my own forum?
Do I have to accept cookies?
Why do I keep getting the message I need to log in?
I want to see more (or less) posts per page.
What's with all the buttons?
Why are Subject,Poster and Posted on clickable?
Why do you ask for two email addresses?
Why should I register a Username?
 

What does (NA) in my post subject mean?

(NA) stands for not approved. All boards except for the Test Area are semi-moderated, which means that all posts by new members have to be reviewed and approved by a moderator, if the post contains a URL. The (NA) marks a post that has not yet been approved, it is only visible to moderators of that board, and to the user who posted it. As soon as it is approved, everyone can see it, and the (NA) disappears. Some members who are on probation due to previous violations of the Terms Of Service may also need to have all their posts approved.
 

Can I attach a file to my post?

If you have a browser that is Mozilla 4+ compatible then the answer is yes you can. When you preview your post you will have the opportunity to attach a file to your post.
 

Can I use HTML in my posts?

For security reasons, regular HTML is not allowed, but you can use Markup language, which has become the standard on discussion boards. The following standard and non-standard Markup tags are available for your use :
 
[b]text[/b] = Makes the given text bold.
[email]my@email-address.here[/email] = Makes the given email address clickable.
[email=my@email-address.here]title[/email] = Makes the given title into a clickable email address.
[i]text[/i] = Makes the given text italic.
[center]text[/center] = Formats the given text to be horizontally centered.
[right]text[/right] = Formats the given text to be flushed right.
[image]url[/image] = Puts the given url in an img src tag.
[pre]text[/pre] = Surrounds the given text with pre tags.
[quote]text[/quote] = Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This markup tag is used for quoting a reply.
[url]link[/url] = Makes the given url into a link.
[url=link]title[/url] = Makes the given title into a hyperlink pointing to link.
[blush] =
[cool] =
[crazy] =
[frown] =
[laugh] =
[mad] =
[shocked] =
[smile] =
[tongue] =
[wink] =
[heart] =
[love] =
[love2] =
[kiss] =
[kiss2] =
[hug] =
[hug2] =
[grouphug] =

For more smilies, please see our Smilies Collection page.

[red] text [/red] = Makes the given text red.
[green] text [/green] = Makes the given text green.
[blue] text [/blue] = Makes the given text blue.
[orange] text [/orange] = Makes the given text orange.
[black] text [/black] = Makes the given text black.
[white] text [/white] = Makes the given text white.
[yellow] text [/yellow] = Makes the given text yellow.
[purple] text [/purple] = Makes the given text purple.
[small] text [/small] = Makes the given text small.
[big] text [/big] = Makes the given text big.
[size=3] text [/size] = Makes the given text size 3, you may use values from 1(small) to 7(very large), please avoid using large sizes.
[hr] = Inserts a horizontal rule (=line), e.g. usefuly for quoting or splitting a post up in sections.
 

Can I run my own forum?

Regretably, WWWThreads is no longer available. But there are other systems available, try a search on google.
 

Do I have to accept cookies?

Yes. Cookies are used to track your Username/Password and which posts you have read for your current session. Without accepting cookies some functions won't work properly.
 

Why do I keep getting the message I need to log in?

You need to become a member and log in to access most functions. Cookies are used to track your Username/Password. Without accepting cookies you will not be able to use the forum properly. Make sure you allow cookies from www.spiritboard.net in your browser's options, and in any cookie blocker you may be using.
 

How do i put a poll in my post?

Putting a poll in your post is simple, but remember: Posts with polls in them cannot be edited but they may be deleted.
  Only admins and moderators may use this feature.
  To add a poll to your post, use this format:

[pollstart]
[polltitle=Name of your poll]
[polloption=First Choice]
[polloption=Second Choice]
[polloption=As many choices as you would like]
[pollstop]
 

I want to see more (or less) posts per page.

You can change the number of posts to be displayed per page by editing your profile. You can set this from anything between 1 and 99 posts per page. When you first sign up this gets set to 20 posts per page.
 

What's with all the buttons?

The buttons are used for navigation and displaying posts. Depending on the screen you are on they may serve different purposes.

When displaying a list of all threads:
- The and buttons will take you to the previous or next page of posts.
- The button will take you to the index of all available forums.
- The button will let you make a new post on that board.
- The and buttons will allow you to toggle between expanded and collapsed threads. Expanded threads will show the subject of all posts and replies in a threaded format. Collapsed threads will show the subject of the main post along with the number of replies to that post.

When viewing individual threads:
- The and buttons will take you to the previous or next thread.
- The button will take you back to the listing of all posts on that page.
- The button allows you to view the entire thread on one page if there are any replies to the original message.
- The button allows you to view the current post with all other posts on that thread displayed below in a threaded format.
- The button allows you to reply to a post.
- The button allows you to edit a post.

When viewing the "Welcome" after logging in, viewing "Check Private":
- The button allows you to send a private message.
 

Why are Subject, Poster and Posted On clickable?

You can click on any of these to change the order in which the posts are sorted and displayed. If you click on Subject once, it will display posts by Subject in reverse alphabetical order. If you click on it again it will display posts by Subject in alphabetical order. Poster and Posted on works similarly.
 

Why do you ask for a two email addresses?

The real email address is used for email notifications and forum subscriptions and to email your password. The other is what other users see when they view your profile. We realize that some people don't want everyone to know their normal email address, but we need to know it in case you want to subscribe to a forum or if you want to have replies emailed to you. For this reason you can give us your real email address that only we will see and you can provide a different one for the general public. Some people like to put in something like scream@no.spam.wwwthreads.com. This way people can still figure out what your real email address is, but spamming agents can't just parse through the page and spam you.
 

Why should I register a Username?

By registering a Username, you will be able to post messages on the boards. You can also edit your profile and preferences. You will get the most out of your time here if you change your settings to suit your individual tastes. There are a lot of options in your profile to make your experience here more enjoyable, so please take a few moments to try the various settings. Also only people with registered Usernames can take advantage of the "New Posts", "Favorite Threads", "Post Reminders" and many other features.
 
 
 
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