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|[-] Why should I register?
By registering with the forum, you will be able to edit your member profile and preferences. You will get the most out of your time here if you change your profile and preferences to suit your individual tastes. There are many options in your profile to make your experience here more enjoyable, so please take a few moments to try the various settings. Also, only users that are registered and logged in can take advantage of the “New Posts” feature upon each visit. Once you’ve registered and logged in, click “Edit Profile” or “Edit Preference” in the Forum Navigation island to edit your settings.
[-] Why do you ask for two email addresses?
The Email Address field is used for email notifications, Watch Lists and to email your password. The Public Email Address field is what other users see when they view your profile. We realize that you may not want everyone to know your real email address, but we need to know it in case you want to watch certain content or if you want to have replies emailed to you. For this reason you can give us your real email address in the Email Address field and only the Administrators of the board will see it. You can provide a different email address for the general public using the Public Email Address. Some people like to put in something like email@example.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 obtain your email address to spam you.
[-] Does my browser have to be set to accept cookies?
Yes. Cookies are used to remember your login information as well as what posts you have read during your current session. Without accepting cookies some functions won’t work properly.
[-] How do I log in?
If you have registered with these forums, you must log in to take advantage of the personalization of settings. To log in, look in the upper right-hand corner of your screen for the “Log In” link. This link will take you to a page where you can enter your Username (email address) and Password. Keep in mind that the password is always case-sensitive. This means that the software considers “S” and “s” to be different characters.
Once you have entered your Username (email address) and Password, you’ll be brought to your Starting View. (You can change the page used for your Default Starting View by clicking “Edit Preferences” in the Forum Navigation island.) If you have any Private Messages waiting for you, you’ll see a flashing envelope on the My Messages island. (Note that this only applies if the Private Messaging feature has been enabled by the Administrators of the board.)
[-] Help! I’m having trouble logging in!
This checklist may help you successfully log in:
1) Make sure you are entering your password correctly. Passwords are case-sensitive.
[-] What is the title that appears beneath my Display Name in posts?
It’s a system-generated User Title to give ranking to your postcount. You will progress through the various levels according to the cumulative number of posts you have made.
[-] What are these titles about?
Everyone has a title within the forum. You will notice the title below the Display Name in each post. Some titles are automatically assigned based on the number of posts a user has made, and some titles are assigned by the forum owner to denote official representatives of the company or other VIPs in the forums.
0 Green Horn
10 Light Foot
250 Bird Dog
1000 Pro Tracker
2000 Veteran Tracker
3500 Extreme Tracker
5000 THC Trophy Hunter
10000 THC Celebrity
[-] I forgot my password!
If you have forgotten your password, don’t worry! You can very easily have a temporary password emailed to you. Go to the Log In page and click “Have you forgotten your login information?”. Enter your real email address into the Email Address field and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address used for the account setup.
This process is safe because the password is only emailed to the original owner of the account. There is no way to steal the password by using this feature.
[-] How do I change my password?
You may change your password any time. On the Forum Navigation island, click “Edit Profile”. Edit the Password and Verify Password fields and then click “Submit” to save the information. (Keep in mind that passwords are case-sensitive.)
[-] How do I add an image to my message?
In order to add an image to your message or your signature, you must have the image already available on a web server and reachable by a URL. This can be an image on your own personal web page, for example. To place an image within a message, simply use the following Markup Tag:
For example, if you have an image called cateye.gif and its available from your own website at http://www.mywebsite.com/pics, then you would use the following image markup:
You can do the same for your signature. Click the My Home option found on any page. Then, under the Main Configuration heading, click on “Personal Information, email, password…”. Look for the Signature box, and enter your desired information, including any images/markup as above.
Note: To keep the forums loading quickly for everyone, it is recommended that you do not exceed 35k for your image size.
[-] Is there a limit to the size of an image I can have in my signature?
We ask that you keep your images relatively small. As a rule, please do not exceed 600 x 125 pixels and/or 35k for a signature image. This will ensure that the forums load quickly for all users.
[-] What are the rules of conduct for the forum?
Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. We do not actively monitor the contents of every posted message and are not responsible for any individual message. The messages express the views of the authors, not necessarily the views of the Texas Hunting Forum (THC) or any entity associated with the THC. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit messages immediately. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the THC to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise violates any law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material (without permission) unless the copyright is owned by you or the THC. We at the THC reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the THC and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We at the THC also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you. Please also note that chain letters and pyramid schemes are inappropriate on the THC. You must click on the “I Agree” box to register.Also, please review our guidelines and rules.
[-] How do I edit my display preferences?
Yes, you’ll be missing a trick if you fail to take advantage of the versatility offered. There are many aspects of how the Forums are displayed that may be customized. On the Forum Navigation island, click “Edit Preferences”.
You can choose the stylesheet in which you wish to view the forums, how many posts are displayed on each page, whether or not you want to view users’ pictures alongside their posts, and much more. Once saved, these become your default settings. You may edit these preferences again at anytime.
[-] Why is a post’s subject so important?
The first post of a given topic establishes the subject by which all subsequent replies will be known. Once there’s been a reply, the topic subject cannot be subsequently changed. It’s therefore important to get the subject right from the outset. Make it as descriptive and as specific as possible. For example, “LCD burn-in questions”, is much better than something completely generic, such as “Newbie needs help!”. Not only is it more likely to elicit a response, but it’ll also make it much easier for all posts in the topic to be subsequently located.
[-] How do I find posts that may already have the answer to the question I have?
One of the key benefits of the discussion board format is that it enables commonly asked questions to be answered once, for the benefit of all. Before posting your question, it is always worth checking to see if it has already been asked – and answered! You can do this via the Search island. Using the Search island, you can perform a quick keyword search, or click on the “Advanced” button to search by more specific criteria. Various options are available, both for how the search term is specified and for controlling how many forums you want to search. This is where the specificity of topic subjects is important, making it much easier to locate precisely what it is you’re after from a list of search results.
[-] What does the flashing envelope icon on the My Messages link in the Navigation Island indicate?
It means that you have unread Private Messages. When you hover over this image it should display how many unread Private Messages that you have.
[-] Can I send a Private Topic to more than one person?
On the “New Private Topic” screen, you can type in a new user then press “add” or you can select them from the “My Buddies” dropdown. You can add up to the forum maximum of users (this limit will show on the “New Private Topic” screen) to the Private Topic.
[-] I’m having problems getting the URL tags to work.
If the tags are showing up in your text or you’re getting a link, but it’s to “http:///”, you’re including some unwanted spaces in the syntax. Avoid any intervening spaces, and everything will work fine.
[-] What if I make a mistake in my post?
Users can edit their own posts up to minutes after they are made. Where the change is substantial, it is courteous mark the post as edited so as to alert readers to the changed content. For cosmetic changes, it’s better not to do so.
[-] What if I post in the wrong forum?
Let the forum Administrator or Moderator know – he/she will be able to move it for you.
[-] Can I use HTML in my posts?
There are 2 ways that this can be configured on a per-forum basis. If HTML is On then you will see HTML is On and you can use normal HTML in your posts. If UBBCode is on you will see UBBCode is On.
[-] What UBBCode can I use in my posts?
The following tags are available for your use if UBBCode is enabled:
Code Tags & Highlighting
Text and Image Alignment
[-] How do I put a poll in my post?
Putting a poll in your post is simple.
If polls are enabled, start by creating a new post in a forum. Below the body of your post, you will see a text box that allows you to specify how many polls you want to have in your post and the system will guide you through the rest.
[-] How do I change the number of posts displayed on a page?
You can change the number of posts displayed on each page by editing your display preferences. You can set this to anything between 1 and 99 posts per page. By default, this is set to 25 posts per page.
[-] What’s the difference between Reply and Quick Reply?
Quick Reply is made as a “Quick Response” block, so you can make a response to a post (or thread) before you forget or as you read them. Quick Reply is meant as a “no thrills” response box, as it’s just there for a fast/non-formatted response.
Reply however brings you to a “Full Response” page that allows for heavy posting.
You can also click the “Full Reply” button from the Quick Reply box which will forward you (and all of your Quick Reply text) to the Full Reply page.
[-] What’s the difference between Quote and Quick Quote?
Quote will quote the users text to the Full Reply page. Quick Quote will quote the users text to the Quick Reply box below the thread.
[-] How do I edit my profile?
Click the “My Profile” link from the “My Stuff” dropdown on the Forum Navigation island.
[-] How do I use Gallery Forums?
Using Gallery Forums are just like using any other forums… However, you can post images too!
After you create your post (subject and post, both required) you can click on the “Image Manager” link.
Adding images are as easy as:
From here, just press submit, and your new “Gallery Posting” should appear for users to comment on your image(s).
[-] Can I attach a file to my post?
When creating a new thread or response, you’ll see a “File Manager” link on the “Full Reply” or “New Post” page. When selecting this option you’ll receive a popup which will allow you to attach files to your post.
Please note that you must enter some text in both the “subject” and “post” fields when responding otherwise you will receive an error; you cannot just respond with an attachment ;).
[-] How do Watch Lists work?
Subscribing to a Forum
Subscribing to a Topic
Managing Watch Lists
Toggling EMailed Watch Lists
Toggling the Default “EMail Watchedlist” Options
[-] How do I mail myself a Topic or Private Message?
EMailing a Post or Thread
From this “email post” screen, you can select to mail yourself:
EMailing a Private Topic
[-] How do I use RSS Feeds?
RSS Feeds for Forums
From the My Feeds area you can see all of the RSS Feeds available to you, including all of the forums which have individual feeds. You will also be able to retrieve the feeds for your inbox and the global feeds for recent topics. Please note that these may or may not be available based on admin preferences.
[-] What do the different Username Colors mean?
The username colors generally specify a users status. Some select users can can also have special colors signified by the Administration.
The default user status colors are:
[-] What do the numbers in parenthesis next to the “Post Numbers” mean?
The numbers in parenthesise indicate how many new topics (or posts) have been made since your last visit to the forums.