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|Creating a Hyperlink in your message|
|You can easily add a hyperlink to your message.
If you use this tag: [url=”linkto“]description[/url] you can add a description to the link.
|How to format text with Bold, Italic, Quote, etc…|
|There are several Forum Codes you may use to change the appearance of your text. Following is the list of codes currently available:
|Moderators control individual forums. They may edit, delete, or prune any posts in their forums. If you have a question about a particular forum, you should direct it to your forum moderator.|
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|Editing Your Posts|
|You may edit or delete your own posts at any time. Just go to the topic where the post to be edited or deleted is located and you will see a edit or delete icon () on the line that begins “posted on…” Click on this icon to edit or delete the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum Moderator or the forum Administrator. A note is generated at the bottom of each edited post displaying when and by whom the post was edited.|
|For security reasons, you may not attach files to any posts. However, you may cut and paste text into your post.|
|Searching For Specific Posts|
|You may search for specific posts based on a word or words found in the posts, user name, date, and particular forum(s). Simply click on the “search” link at the top of most pages.|
|Editing Your Profile|
|You may easily change any information stored in your registration profile by using the “profile” link located near the top of each page. Simply identify yourself by typing your Username and Password and all of your profile information will appear on the screen. You may edit any information (except your Username).|
|You may attach signatures to the end of your posts when you post either a New Topic or Reply. Your signature is editable by clicking on “profile” at the top of any forum page and entering your Username and Password.
NOTE: HTML can’t be used in Signatures.
|The Forum does censor certain words that may be posted; however, this censoring is not an exact science and is being done based on the words that are being screened, so certain words may be censored out of context. By default, words that are censored are replaced with asterisks.|
|What does it mean if a forum has Moderation enabled?|
|Moderation: This feature allows the Administrator or the Moderator to “Approve“, “Hold” or “Delete” a users post before it is shown to the public.
Approve: Only the administrators or the moderators will be able to approve a post made to a moderated forum. When the post is approved, it will be made viewable to the public.
Hold: When a user posts a message to a moderated forum, the message is automatically put on hold until a moderator or an administrator approves of the post. No one will be able to view the post while it is put on hold.
NOTE: Authors of the post will be able to edit their post during this mode.
Delete: If the administrator or moderator chooses this option, the post will be deleted and an e-mail will be sent to the poster of the message, informing them that their post was not approved. The administrator/moderator will be able to give their reason for not approving the post in the e-mail.
|What is COPPA?|
|The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information — for example, hobbies, interests, and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms — when they are tied to individually identifiable information. More information can be found here.|
|Getting Your Own Forum|
|The most recent version of this Snitz Forum can be downloaded at this Internet web site.
NOTE: The software is highly configurable, and the baseline Snitz Forum may not have all the features this forum does.