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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:05 PM

So you have questions about TRF? You’ve come to the right place (I hope). Each post contained in this thread will feature a Freqently Asked Question (FAQ) about this forum along with it’s answer. Use this wealth of knowledge to better your TRF experience and leave here a more complete being. If your question cannot be found, please submit it to any one of the TRF mods or admins via a Private Message. If your question is one in which we feel all would benefit from being answered, it will be included as it’s own post. Otherwise it will be responded to via PM.

TRF FAQs

1. I'm new to TRF and using a message board. What do I do?
2. How do I post pictures in TRF? – short
3. How do I post pictures in TRF? – long
4. Why is my name always listed first at the bottom of the TRF main page?
5. What do the Last Click, and Member Name links do on the TRF main page?
6. What do the Blue, Green, and Red colors stand for on all of the usernames?
7. What does the * beside a member's group mean?
8. How does one get a member title?
9. Does TRF have an adult forum?
10. What content will be considered unacceptable in TRF posts?
11.  How do I put my pin on the TRF Member Map?
12.  How do I customize my own emoticon list and make the ones I don't use go away?

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:05 PM

QUESTION:

I'm new to TRF and using a message board.  What do I do?

ANSWER:

Well first off, welcome to TRF! If you're a Rush fan, be assured you've found a special place.  Enjoy!!   bekloppt.gif

More importantly, it's a good idea to take some time and read through the Help topics.  The user posted image button is found at the top of just about every screen of TRF.  Click on the button in this paragraph, or the button at the top of the screen and get excellent descriptions of the various features and functions.  Some of the FAQs in this thread may touch upon these features, but you'll get more information directly from Help.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:06 PM

QUESTION:

How do I post pictures in TRF?

THE SHORT ANSWER:

The recommended method is using Photobucket.
  • Upload your pic(s) into Photobucket.
  • Copy the URL from the IMG box beneath the Photobucket Pic.
  • Paste directly into the TRF Add Reply window.

See the next post for the long answer.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:07 PM

QUESTION:

How do I post pictures in TRF?

THE LONG ANSWER:

There is more than one method of posting pictures in TRF.  The TRF recommended method is using Photobucket.  You may also post directly from other websites, but you run the risk of undesired results.  Below are detailed instructions on how to post pictures using either method.

Posting pics from other websites:
  • Right click your mouse on the picture you want to post, and click Properties.
  • Select the Address (URL) information contained in the Properties window, right click again and choose Copy.
  • Click user posted image or user posted image.
  • Next, click on the user posted image button.
  • Paste the URL into the box that appears. user posted image
  • Click user posted image.
  • It’s a good idea to always preview your post first to make sure the picture loads successfully. user posted image.
  • When ready to submit so all of TRF can see, click user posted image.

    [!]There are risks in posting pics this way. Web addresses are dynamic – meaning that if the website you linked your picture to changes the image associated with it, then your post will show whatever the new image is – and will no longer show what you intended. Secondly, many sites don’t like you "stealing their bandwidth". Which means your post could show the dreaded user posted image where your pic once was.
Posting pictures using Photobucket (TRF RECOMMENDED):

http://photobucket.com/login.php

Photobucket is a free service which allows the subscriber to keep 25MB of images stored on their account.  Uploading images to your Photobucket account is easy, and will ensure that pics you post in TRF will not change or have their links broken.  Pics posted from Photobucket equals zero blank boxes with a red X.
  • Open a new internet browser window, so two instances of TRF are running.  With one of them, open the Photobucket page (link above).
  • You’ll be taken to the login screen:
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    Login, or click the -Sign Up Free- link and subscribe to the service.
  • You can keep all of your pics grouped together, or separated into albums.  On the your main account page, you’ll be able to create an album user posted image.
  • There are two methods of adding pictures to your account.  One is from other websites, the other is uploading them from your computer.
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    [-]To add pics to your account from the internet, click on the [Add pictures from URL] link as shown below.  Then Paste the URL address into the box and click the Submit button.
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    [-]To add pics to your account from your computer, click on the Browse button next to the Picture field.  This will open a Choose File window to search out and select the image files you wish to add.
    [!]Use the Submit Multiple Pictures Drop Down Menu to submit up to 10 pictures at the same time.  Very handy.

    OK – NOW YOU’RE READY TO POST PICS IN TRF
  • From the Photobucket screen:  Select all the text in the Img box and Copy.
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  • From the TRF screen:  Click user posted image or user posted image.
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    Paste directly into this window.  The IMG and /IMG codes are already included, so there is no need to click the user posted image button.
  • When ready to submit so all of TRF can see, click user posted image.
    [!]You may also use the user posted image feature to quickly Paste and post your pic.


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:10 PM

QUESTION:

Why is my name always listed first at the bottom of the TRF main page?

ANSWER:

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The list of active members online can be viewed near the bottom of the main TRF screen.  The list is shown in order from most recent action to last.  Your name will almost always appear first on your screen since you just performed the most recent action.  The member who walked away from their computer and went somewhere to explode will probably be shown last.  HEY MUSTARD DEATH!!!  GET BACK HERE!!!

Note:  After a half-hour of no action, the member's name will be dropped from the list - not to be added back on until another action is performed.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:12 PM

QUESTION:

What do the Last Click, and Member Name links do on the TRF main page?

ANSWER:

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Just below the active members list on the TRF main page, you'll see two links:  Last Click, and Member Name.  Want to see what your fellow TRFers are up to?  Click on these links to get a bird's eye view of what's happening.

The Last Click link will display a list of all active members in order of most recent action.  Expect to see your name at the top of that list.  Next to each member's name will be a column showing the status of that member, whether it be viewing a topic, posting, searching, using the Private Messenger, etc.  It will also show the time the action occurred.  This is the column in which the list is sorted.

The Member Name link will show the same list - just sorted by member name in alpha-numeric order.  If 1-0-0-1-0-0-1 is with us, expect to see him at the top of the list.  

TRF SHORTCUT:  At the far right of each member's name, a user posted image button can be clicked to open the TRF Private Messenger and compose a message to that member.  The member's name will automatically be populated in the To: box.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:15 PM

QUESTION:

What do the Blue, Green, and Red colors stand for on all of the usernames?

ANSWER:

Blue = Member
Green = Moderator
Red = Administrator

Adding colors to the names was such a popular modification, that other boards adopted it.  Make no mistake - it started here.   cool.gif

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:17 PM

QUESTION:

What does the * beside a member's group mean?
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ANSWER:

When viewing threads, or through the member directory, you may notice an asterisk (*) next to many members names.  These are indicators of whom has access to the political forum (The Sense O'Clock News).  To gain access to that forum, please refer to the following:

http://www.therushforum.com/index.php?show...indpost&p=35460

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:18 PM

QUESTION:

How does one get a member title?

ANSWER:

You'll notice that certain members have titles just below their avatar.  Most folks, like myself, spent much time searching through their profile options to find where to include a title.  Well, you can't.  These babies are earned based on your style of posting.  Our admins grant titles to members.  So if you want a title - keep posting.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:19 PM

QUESTION:

Does TRF have an adult forum?

ANSWER:

No.

WAIT.  WAIT!!    Will it?

No.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:21 PM

QUESTION:

What content will be considered unacceptable in TRF posts?

ANSWER:

One of the aspects that makes TRF so appealing for all is the family and community friendly atmostphere that is constantly present.  The greatest contributors to this atmosphere are the people who post here, as they do so in a manner that's not vulgar for the sake of being vulgar.  It's been a self-propelled attitude that roams the virtual hallways here, and that just ROCKS!!

Sure, many times it just feels good to include expletives that are found on the FCC's 7 dirty word list.  There are generally no problems with that as long as the words used are not used ad nauseum, directed at anyone personally, or used to insult or inflict hurt.  You'll notice that a word filter has been built in to keep words like f**k from being completely displayed.  Go ahead.  Give it a try.  laugh.gif

Examples:  This thread f***ing rocks!!! -- is ok.  F**k you, or you're a sh*thead.... ISN'T.  Further, posting pictures containing nudity or are too sexually explicit will be removed as will any statement or image that is racist.  This also includes links to other sites containing same.  Posts or threads of this nature will not be acceptable here, and of course the same applies to avatars and signatures.

Another thing we like to discourage in avatars and sigs is political content. We have a separate politics forum (The Sense O'Clock News) because we like to keep political discussion isolated from the rest of the board, and political cartoons, slogans, etc. in you sig, profile or avatar defeats that. If you have a passion for politics, great! Just keep it confined to the politics forum.

Look, these are general guidelines and not concrete laws to go looking for loopholes.  We as members, mods, and admins expect everyone to use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy for others.

Thanks!   trink39.gif  Now move the f**k along. laugh.gif  tongue.gif

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 08:07 AM

QUESTION:

How do I put my pin on the TRF Member Map?

ANSWER:

We now have a map integrated into our site so we can all see where in the world TRF members reside.  biggrin.gif  If you'll notice at the top right of the page is the user posted image button that, when clicked, will take you straight to our TRF Members Map.  

Once you're there, you'll see this button on the left: user posted image.  Click that, place your pin, and click the user posted image  button again.  You should be all set!

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:17 PM

QUESTION:

How do I customize my own emoticon list and make the ones I don't use go away?

ANSWER:

1. On the left side where emoticons are when posting and PMing, click the "More" button.

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2. When the emoticon choice box pops up, you now have a new link in there at the top, "Edit My Clickable Smilies".  Click it.

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3. Put a check mark next to all the emoticons that you want to have on your left side when posting/PMing.

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4. Click "Save my clickable smilies"

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All done!  Refresh your post/PM screen now and you will see that your smilies are now your own custom list.  The board will remember your preferences from now on.




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