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Author Topic: Forum "How To's"  (Read 4094 times)
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2012 Feb 01, 09:34:37 pm
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« on: 2012 Feb 01, 09:34:37 pm »

Using online forums is common knowledge for most of us. However, differences in platforms used for online forums vary so there may be a need to lay down some "How To's" so that members can have some convenient references on how to use the various features of our online forum.

Here's some procedures on how to use the AFTR Bloggers' Forum: (You need to register as a member and be logged in to be able use the forum. Non-members can browse the contents of our forum but cannot make any post.)

A) How to start a New Topic
  • Choose the Main Category (General Category or Discussions) where the topic you have in mind belongs and then its Sub-Category (Introductions and Welcome, Suggestions and Recommendations, Earning From Blogging, etc).
  • Click the Sub-Category for your topic and a new window will open
  • Look for New Topic and click it to open the "Start new topic" compose box.
  • Enter the Subject or title of your topic and begin composing your post.
  • After writing what you want to convey or ask, you may click Preview to see how your post will look.
  • Check your post for any error, edit it if needed then click Post.

B) How to Reply to a post
  • When you read a post and you want to comment or ask something about its content right below it, just click Reply to open "Post reply" compose box.
  • Compose your comment or question, click Preview if you wish then Post.
  • If the post you want to comment on is way up (not the last post in the thread), click Quote
  • Delete the portion of the quoted post that you will not comment on if needed.
  • Type your comment, preview and edit as required then click Post

C) How to send Private Message (P.M.)
  • When you see a post by a member and you want to send a P.M. to him/her, click the Personal Message icon to open "New Message" compose box.
  • Put the Subject of your message then compose it.
  • Click Preview to see how your message looks, edit if needed then click Send Message
  • When you are in your New Message page and you want to send a P.M., click Find Members.
  • On the small window that will open type the Name, Username, or Email Address of the member you want to contact then press Enter.
  • Click the member's username and close the window (you must see the username in the "To" bar.
  • Put the Subject of your message then compose it.
  • Click Preview to see how your message looks, edit if needed then click Send Message.

D) How to Reply to a Private Message (P.M.)
  • When a member sends you a P.M., you will receive a notification email with a link that you can click if you want to immediately reply to it.
  • Click the link and the login page will open
  • Login with your username and password and your Inbox will open.
  • Read the message then click Reply and proceed to type your reply in the "New Message" compose box that will open.
  • Preview and edit your reply if necessary then click Send Message.

NOTE: This is a work in progress but you can already post your questions, if you have any.   
« Last Edit: 2012 Feb 01, 11:13:09 pm by MrZee » Logged
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