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::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« on: August 30, 2003, 03:40:33 pm »





We have 10 basic rules concerning what not to post, and they're pretty much just common sense. You shouldn't have any problem following them. 

The administrator of the board, Lucy (elvenmuggle), has made these rules, and they have been amended over time by the moderators.

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Re:::FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) About A&F~~PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!:
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2003, 03:44:19 pm »



How to post pics from a :
--Note that you can't post pics from geocities because it will not show up.

1. First, get the URL or address of the picture (e.g. ) by right clicking on the picture you want, going to properties and copying the whole URL or address.

2. Whether you're inserting it into your signature, or into a message, it's the same code. To insert a picture just type:


Without the spaces.

~~Note: Use the 'Preview' button to see if you did everything right.
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Re:::FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About A&F~~READ BEFORE POSTING!::
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003, 03:49:56 pm »



1. First, you need to get a pic hosting account such as:




(Note: These are all free services)

2.Once you have an account, upload the picture you want from your computer.

3. The picture will now have a URL or address, you can usually get this address by clicking on the uploaded image in your file directory and clicking on view, it should appear in your browser, so you can just copy the address. If this isn't the case, right click on your pic, go to 'Properties', and copy the URL from there.

4. Everything is the same, including the tags:

Remove the spaces.

~~Again, use the Preview button.
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Re:::FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About A&F ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2003, 03:51:43 pm »




The stars under your name, and your title, change depending on how many messages you post.

0-50 - Elijah Fan
after 50 - Elijah Worshipper
after 300 - Forum Chatterbox
after 800 - Elijah Obsessed!
after 1500 - Custom Title (meaning you can choose what to put there)

The max number of stars you can have is 5. Moderators automatically have emerald stars, and Admins automatically have bronze stars.



Simply PM the title you want to Mer (HerMajesty), Jodi (Miss Hazy), Laura (ElleJay) or Lucy (elvenmuggle).
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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2003, 05:37:26 pm »



Amanda (), Malin (), Solskie () and Yeux de bleu()

Additional moderating is done in the  section, by: Amanda (), Malin (), Solskie (), Laura aka Lj (), Brenda (), Sandy (), Hannah (), & Ruth ().

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Laura aka Lj (), Tiff (), Brenda (), Sandy (), & Hannah ().


[size=3][/size] Jochen () ...Yes, this guy is also ForumAdmin! You can contact him if you're having problems with the board at his e-mail,  *or* by PM'ing him. Please do that after asking someone here, though, because he's a busy man.




If you're interested in becoming a moderator, please see this thread here:



There may or may not be an available position at the time when you apply. 
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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2003, 09:32:30 pm »



For signatures:

<center>SIG HERE</center>

* Replace the <> with []

For messages:

Type your text or coding, highlight it, and then click this button:



Voila!




First, go to your profile editing section, by clicking on this button:



Once there, scroll down to the field that says 'Personalized Picture' and follow those instructions. Pretty basic - either you pick one of the pictures from the list (there are many, many to choose from!) or you find a picture you like off a website or your computer (if it's on your computer, upload it to a webhosting service like ) ..Then just type in the URL of the image into the field that says 'I have my own pic', check the box, and then save.
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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2003, 03:00:05 pm »



Although when you joined, you should've read the rules, it's understandable if you forget and break one accidentally. A member of the staff will PM you, or let you know in the thread that you're violating the rules. If you continue to do so, either your posts will be deleted, or you'll be banned from the forum, according to our system of three strikes, you're out.

Warning
Temporary ban [Changing of password; after a certain amount of time, it is returned to you through e-mail]
If there is a third time, you're banned forever. 

This may sound tough, but the rules really aren't hard to follow. They are just basic codes of conduct.



We have no way of knowing that, because he has never posted as himself and let us all know that he's here. (And if he did, we're likely to not believe him. ) He is a self-proclaimed geek, though, and does have internet access, so there's a good chance that he may have stumbled across Always & Forever before.

We do know for sure that he  visit AintItCool.com and TheOneRing.net.
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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2003, 03:06:33 pm »



If you want to make a link where people click on some text, and get to the site that way, type this:

[*url=type url in here]PHRASE[*/url] (without the stars)

Which would look like:



If you just want to make a link clickable, like , you would type this:

[*url]http://dark-horse.tk[*/url] (without the stars)

Which would look like:




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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2003, 03:14:09 pm »



Just click the 'quote' button () on the person's post that you wish to quote. Then, once the post box loads, make sure you reply AFTER the closing quote code, which looks like this: [/*quote] (without the star)



The run-down on this:

A member from the That's the Clay forum (dedicated to the wonderful Mr. Aiken) came over to A&F, and brought with her the 'Keeper Of...' fad.

Basically, how it works was, members would adopt parts of Elijah (e.g. his hobbit feet, his incredible personality, etc) and parade it in their signature.

The problem with it was that it got out of hand, and tons of 'Keeper's Of...' lists started popping up. There was even one for Andy Serkis! (Now, that's a great guy and all, but it's still going too far ).

So....you can keep anything of anyone that you want, but there just won't be any threads for it.

If you want someone to make you a banner for it, check out the Fan Art section and ask one of the talented artists there.
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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2003, 03:21:47 pm »



Every year, a group of members get together online and host what is known as the A&F Board Awards. It's where members are nominated in categories such as "Elijah Know-it-all" and "Most likely to be Arrested," voted on, and presented with beautiful awards made by the lovely artists here.

Past Board Awards to Check Out:

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Awards made by Saura.

~ 2003 - the Anniversary.

Awards made by Saura, Paula, and Rebecka.



Yes, and without registering! You simply go to your profile (by clicking  up at the top) and scroll down to:




In that field, you delete your current name, and type in whatever you want your screen name to be now. Whenever you make posts, your new name will appear. However, when you send PMs, your old name will show up. I'm not sure why that is, but it's just how it works.  Also, when signing in - you have to sign in with the original name you had. Even though you change your screen name, your  name is still whatever you signed up with in the first place.
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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2003, 03:28:38 pm »



You type:

[*url=URL OR ADDRESS HERE][*img]URL OR ADDRESS OF PICTURE HERE[*/img][/*url]

(without the stars)



It means the thread stays on the top of the board and doesn't move down when members post in other threads (like it would if it were not stickied).. You can tell if a thread is stickied when it has this icon to the left of it:

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Re:::Frequently Asked Questions ~ READ BEFORE POSTING::
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2003, 03:37:41 pm »



If a thread is locked, no one but one of the Moderators or Admin. can post in it.

When threads are locked, it's usually because:


The initial question being asked (e.g. Did Elijah attend Collectormania 4?) has been answered
The thread has gone wayyy off-topic
The thread is inappropriate, but not enough to get deleted (locked as an example of what NOT to post..things like that)
The staff created a thread only needs responses from the Moderators or Admin. - like this one. These kind of threads are also locked because too many responses from other members clutter it up
The thread is on a break. A good example of this is the Harry Potter RP. This is locked occasionally, when its participants are on vacation.


You can tell a thread is locked when it has this icon  to the left of it.

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2003, 03:42:01 pm »



This happens from time to time with many computers. It's not an error on the board's part, it's just something computers do. To fix this problem, do this:

Go to View at the top of your internet broswer. From there, go to Text Size, and then go to Smaller. (Or whatever size you prefer).

View>>Text size>>Smaller



This is usually because a) the place you're hosting your picture does not allow direct-linking or b) the place you're hosting your picture is down. Sometimes, your picture will show up if you right-click on it and choose 'Show Picture'. If it doesn't, and you know for sure the website  allow direct-linking (for the record: Geocities does not), then please contact a member of the staff for help.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2003, 03:52:44 pm »



Just click on this button , at the top right-hand part of your post, and make your changes.



Actually, when you see  by a thread, it just means there have been new posts since the last time you've visited it (if you've never visited the thread at all, there will still be a sign).
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2003, 04:02:16 pm »



Nope! There was one made on EZBoard awhile back, in 2002. You can view it . There are still people posting there as well!   




You do [*size=#][*/size]
(without the stars) to get a bigger font. Just change the # to the size you want.

For font, you do
[*font=Verdana][*/font]
(without the stars)

An easier to way to do it without typing the code:

You see the buttons next to "Add YABBC tags"? Look for the two ones on the top row, to the far right. the A with arrows and the red A. The first is for font size, the second is for font itself.

You just highlight you text and click the buttons.
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