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Our FAQs are listed below.  You can also access them through the FAQ button (top LH side of this page). As and when we get more, they'll be added.  Just click on any of the 'How to' titles in the list below to find the answers

How to quote only part of someone's post

How to create an individual post header

How to receive/stop receiving email notifications of PMs

How to insert links to other web sites

How to upload photos

How to attach smileys

How to re-size your pictures for posting in here

How to add photos to the albums

How to receive/stop receiving email notifications of PMs

1) You will need to be logged in.
2) Click on Profile in the top menu
3) Look at the left-hand menus and click on Personal Message Options.
4) Your Message options are displayed. Look for 'Notify by email every time you receive a personal message' and make sure it is set to one of the following:
    (a) 'Always' (if you want to receive an email notification every time you receive a PM)
    (b) 'Never' (if you never want to receive an email notification every time you receive a PM)
5) Click on 'Change Profile' to save your setting.
6) Finished!

Inserting a hyperlink without all the long gubbins that goes with it can be tricky.

Firstly, you have to find the 'Insert URL" button.. It's here:

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When you try to insert a hyperlink, you get this:

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What it doesn't tell you is that you need to manually insert the url as shown:

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To expand it further, if we use this place as an example, your hyperlink should show as thus:

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This will then appear as

Our forum is here

How to upload photos to a post.

1) After writing your post, underneath the message box, click on Additional Options.
2) Next to Attach, click on the 'Choose File' button.
3) Select the photo file you want to use from my computer's hard drive (it must be less than 300k in size).
4) If you want to add another photo, click on (more attachments) and repeat the procedure.
5) Click on Post and the message & photo should be displayed.

The photos you have added are are displayed at the end of your post, you dont choose where they go in the post. You can add a maximum of 4 photos per post at present.

You may not know that you can change the subject of your posting. This is useful, as it identifies 'threads' within 'topics' but - more importantly - it makes your recent comment show up with the header you want in the 'show unread comments' listing, that most folk use when they're trying to see what's been done overnight.

If you look at the image below you'll see (where it's circled in red) that when you compose a new post, you can change the header title yourself. Interestingly, because of where it's situated - above the smilies and various option boxes - a lot of folk miss this useful capability by simply not noticing it's there.

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