Philadelphia Sports LoungeHome of the Knowledgeable FansFrequently Asked Questions
1. How can I send PM or Private Mail to users of this forum?
2. How do I change the text under my name from, "Obviously I'm A Novice!"
3. Can I change my name on the Forum?"
4. Can I send an Instant Message (IM) to someone who I see online?
5. How do I place my picture (Avatar) or Symbol under my name?
6. How do I place a link in my Message?
7. I spent a long time writing a message, and when I went to post it, I got logged out, loosing all my work
8. I don't want all the Information on the top of the page, what can I do?
9. How can I find all the new messages since my last visit.
10. Why was my message deleted?
11. Why was I banned from posting, and my message deleted?Question:How can I send PM or Private Mail to users of this forum?Answer:
There are two ways you can do this. Point your cursor to the name of the person you wish to send PM, and right click. 1.
If his e-mail address is visible you may send him mail that way. 2.
If not, you may send him private mail via the forum by scrolling down to the bottom of the profile page, where you read "Send this member a private message." Click on that sentence to send PM. When the user returns to the forum he will be notified he has private mail to read.Question:How do I change the text under my name from, "Obviously I'm A Novice!"Answer:
You may change your "personal text" by right clicking on the Profile button, placing your password where it says "Current Password", scrolling down to the Box with the title "Personal Text", change it to whatever you like, then scrolling down to the bottom to save.Question:Can I change my name on the Forum?Answer:
Yes, many people sign on with a handle that they are not really comfortable with anymore. You can change the name that everyone on the forum will see, and that will appear in all your posts, but you cannot change the name you "logon" with. In other words, your logon name will remain "lamebrain" but those on the forum will know you by your new name "Steve."
To change your forum name simply click on the link called Profile, located at the top of the page.
- In the space where it says Name, simply place the new name you want.
- Enter your current password in the space provided.
- Scroll to the bottom, and click on "Change Profile."
Your name is now changed. If you log out, you still have to log in under the original logon name. And remember it is common courtesy that you write a post telling readers of your change of name to avoid confusion.Question:Can I send an Instant Message (IM) to someone who I see online?Answer:
Yes, there are various ways to talk live with someone here, depending upon which service they use. There is AIM, ICQ, MSN, and YIM. To send instant message, right click on the members name, or Profile, and see which ones they have available. Then click on it. Symbols : AIM ICQ MSN Yahoo
Question:How do I place my picture (Avatar) or Symbol under my name?
Answer: You may use your own picture (maximum size 100x100) by right clicking on Profile and placing a check mark where it says "I have my own pic," and then placing the url to the picture in the box provided.
If you have no Avatar of your own, there may be a collection of avatars here for you to choose from. Simply scroll in profile to where you read "Personalized Picture" and highlight one of the names in the Menu. The image will show to the right. If that is the Avatar picture you want, leave it highlighted, place your password in the appropriate box at top, scroll to bottom, and save.Question:How do I place a link in my Message?Answer:
There are two ways to do this.
- If you simply want to place a clickable URL into a message, just write the "full" url (including http://) separated at the front and back by a space, or better yet, a empty line. It will automatically become clickable in your post. Example:
- If you want to write the name of the site or article and make it clickable, you have to use the code. Here is what you would write:
[url=http://www.twarren10pro.com/PhillySports/]The Name of the Page[/url]
That would result in this: The Name of The Page
It's always good policy to test the url in preview before you save a message. Don't worry about losing your place, the URL will open in another window. Simply close it afterward.Question:I spent a long time writing a message, and when I went to post it, I got logged out, loosing all my workAnswer:
When you log in, you will see a option "Session Length in Minutes: 120". That's how long your session is before it will automatically log you out. This also means that if you log in one hour and spend 30 minutes online, and leave, and come back 88 minutes later and start writing a message, you will only have 2 minutes in which to do it before you will be logged out.
To avoid this problem, if you plan to be online for a while, you should either increase the minutes, or, to stay logged in continuously, check the box entitled "Always stay logged in:" Then you will always be logged in when you come to the forum, until you decide to log out yourself. Question:I don't want all the Information on the top of the page, what can I do?Answer:
There is a - button to the upper right of the page.
in the left hand corner, near the top of the page, removes the User Info, Stats, and Search box above it, for that unclutered look.
By Contrast, This Button
brings back the User Info, Stats, and Search box at the top of the page.Question:How can I find all the new messages since my last visit. Answer:
There are a couple ways to accomplish this. First, in the user Info at the top of the main index, there is a link which says "Show unread posts since last visit."
This is self explanitory. There is also an option there to "Show new replies to your posts"
The second way is that, when there are no new messages on a board since your last visit, the Main Page Board Liberty Bell image will be pale and uncolorized.
When there are new Messages it will be Dark colored.
Once you click on the forum, all topics with new messages since your last visit will be followed by the
Image.Question:Why was my message deleted?Answer:
First, we very rarely delete messages. second, it may not have been deleted. It may have been moved from an inappropriate board category to an appropriate one. Make sure you place topics on the Eagles in the Eagles forum, and Phillies topics in the Phillies forum, etc.
If it was deleted, possibly it was because it was abusive, there was foul language in it, or some other violation of the Rules and Guidelines
which you should familiarize yourself with before posting.Question:Why was I banned from posting, and my message deleted?Answer:
Possibly because, 1.
You were posting under several different names. 2.
You were previously banned, and are using another email or alias. 3.
You were warned, and continued in violation of the rules. 4.
You were continually abusive to other guests. 5.
You continue to use foul language 6.
You continually violated the clearly posted rules of the forum.
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