Forum Frequently Asked Questions
Login and Registration Issues
- How do I show an image next to my username?
- Log into your Openehrd account and go to your Account Admin page, where you can upload your avatar image.
- How do I post a topic in a forum?
- To post a new
topic in a forum, click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens.
You may need to register before you can post a message.
- How do I edit or delete a post?
- Unless you are
a forum administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts.
You can edit a post by clicking the "edit" button for the relevant post.
- Why can't I add attachments?
- The forum administrator
may not have allowed attachments.
Formatting and Topic Types
- Can I use HTML?
- No. It is not possible to post
HTML on this forum and have it rendered as HTML. Most formatting which can be carried
out using HTML can be applied using the formatting toolbar when posting a message.
- What are Smilies?
- Smilies, or Emoticons, are small
images which can be used to express a feeling using a short code, e.g. :) denotes
happy, while :( denotes sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen in the posting
form. Try not to overuse smilies, however, as they can quickly render a post unreadable
and a moderator may edit them out or remove the post altogether. The forum administrator
may also have set a limit to the number of smilies you may use within a post.
- Can I post images?
- Yes, images can be shown in
your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload
the image to the forum. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly
accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link
to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible webserver)
nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes,
password protected sites, etc. To display the image use the appropriate button on
the formatting toolbar which adds an [img] tag.
- What are sticky topics?
- Sticky topics within the
forum appear on top of other topics in a forum. They are often quite important so
you should read them whenever possible. Topics are made sticky by Administrators
- What are closed topics?
- Closed topics are topics
where users can no longer reply. Topics may be locked for many reasons and were
set this way by either the forum moderator or forum administrator.
User Levels and Groups
- What are Administrators?
- Administrators are members
assigned with the highest level of control over the entire forum. These members
can control all facets of forum operation, including setting permissions, banning
users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc., dependent upon the forum founder
and what permissions he or she has given the other administrators. They may also
have full moderator capabilities in all forums.
- 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 topics in the
forum they moderate. Generally, moderators are present to prevent users from going
off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.
- What are usergroups?
- Usergroups are created and
handled by Administrators. Usergroups are groups of users that divide the community
into manageable sections forum administrators can work with. Each user can belong
to several groups and each group can be assigned individual permissions. This provides
an easy way for administrators to change permissions for many users at once, such
as changing moderator permissions or granting users access to a private forum.
Searching the Forums
- How can I search a forum or forums?
- Click the
"Search" link, enter a search term in the search box. Click the "search" button.
- How can I find my own or someone else's posts and topics?
a username in the topic you have answered to, and view your profile as other's see
Topic Subscriptions and Bookmarks
- How do I subscribe to specific forums or topics?
subscribe to a specific forum, click the "watch this forum for new topics" link
upon entering the forum. To subscribe to a topic, reply to the topic with the subscribe
checkbox checked or click the "watch this topic for replies" link within the topic
- How do I remove my subscriptions?
- To remove your
subscriptions, go to your profile (by clicking your username on the top) and click
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