Forums 101 - Posting, Accounts, Basics
Profile Comments are new and different from private messages. They are comments left in a member profile and can be read by everyone. You can see some here You can manage the messages left in your profile including deleting any you like.
To leave a profile comment, click on a members profile and find the visitor message tab. Fill out the text box and hit send.
You can set up your own albums in your profile and manage the images in those albums. Consider adding pictures here that might not fit into the main photo gallery or setting up an album to detail a trip.
Find the link to set up an album on the left menu of your user cp or on the right column of your profile.
Social groups are a new way to discuss a topic. You can set up a social group via your user CP and function as the group leader. As an example you may want to set up a group to discuss a specific multi-hull brand. Social groups have to be joined before being able to post to the topic, but all forum members can read those posts and of course...all forum posting rules apply.
You can find a list of social groups that are currently set up by clicking on the social group link in your user cp. I set up a test group that has to do with beer..... :devil:
Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
Welcome to CruisersForum.com. Please take a moment to read through this discussion if you are having trouble posting or have other basic questions about how our forum works. Here are some links to find more help about using the forum (if you don't find what you need in this discussion thread).
Forum FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Our support forum where you can ask members for help with forum tech issues.
Our help desk - e-mail us for tech support, passwords, account issues, etc.
How to register
Registration is free and open to everyone. While even unregistered viewers may read our board, only registered members who have logged on to the forum can post here.
1. Open your open your internet browser and go to this link: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...?action=signup or open the forums home page and click on the "register" link.
2. Fill out your birth date and click proceed. You must be older than 13 to register.
3. Check the "I agree to the rules" button (if you agree)
4. Click the "register" button
5. A form will appear and you will need to fill out the info requested. Be sure that your e-mail address is filled out correctly. We do not sell or share your information.
6. After you have filled in required info. Click on "complete registration" at the bottom of page. If you have not filled out all info - you will be prompted go enter the requested info.
7. You will get an email asking you to verify your email address. Please make sure that any SPAM filters you have enabled do not prevent email from our site from coming through.
This completes the registration process.
Our site has several distinct sections:
Once you have registered you may login to post or search our data base for information about cruising.
You will see a log in box in the upper right hand corner. Enter your username and password (these are case sensitive) and then click the remember me box.
Our site exchanges little bits of data called cookies with your computer to keep you logged in at page changes. Many virus protection programs or your computers own safety settings (if set very high) may be deleting these cookies when you navigate away from a page and then you get logged off. You can try the following things:
If you have forgotten your password and cannot login, you may request a new one via the contact us link located at the bottom of each page. You do not need to be logged in to use this link.
How to post a new question (thread)
Questions or a new topic thread can be started in the section of the forum that best fits the topic you have in mind. Once you have posted your question you can edit that post for a brief period of time.
How to post a reply
To reply to an already existing thread:
Once you have crafted your post, click on the submit reply button below the text editor to submit your post to the board.
How to add photos to a post
How to embed an image stored on another site:
You can do this by using image tags. Upload the image to a service like imageshack and then copy the URL of the image and put that between [IMG] tags. That will work well, as long as the host site stays in business and doesn't disable your image for overuse of bandwidth etc.
You can also paste in the location of a photo stored here at Cruisers in the photo gallery.
To do this: Paste the url of the image into your post. Then add the following code on either side of the url (with no extra spaces):
The image will appear where the url was in your text.
PM System and Profile Comments
There are two ways to communicate with other forums members outside of the normal posting area.
If you select private message you will need to select a title, type in your message and press the “Submit Message” button at the bottom. You can add smilies and links, but you can not attach pictures to a private message.
If you select to send a profile comment, type in the message and press the “Post Message” button at the bottom.
Customising your account, subscriptions
You can change various settings in your member account. To access your account, click "user CP" on the upper navbar.
From the left side menu in your user control panel, you can add a signature, upload an avatar (the picture beside a post), change your account information and your forum interface. After any change, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'save'.
One of the features of our forum is the ability to receive e-mail updates of new posts to a thread you may be interested in. You can opt for no e-mail, instant e-mail, daily or weekly. If you have elected to receive e-mail, make sure you have a valid e-mail address listed in your account profile. your e-mail address will not be publicly viewable and we do not sell or share member information.
As a service to our members, we maintain an event calendar and any member may add an event to this calendar - FREE! To access the calendar, click 'calendar' on the upper nav bar. You may edit your event as needed.
Take a wander through our photo gallery - we have a huge collection of photos! Members may set up their own photo gallery or post pictures to existing sections of the gallery.
To set up a gallery:
Click the photos tab
> My stuff
> category admin
> add category
Fill out requested info and under parent category select members photos.
Uncheck the box that allows others to post to your gallery.
Then submit by hitting add category.
You now have an open category for your pictures. Use the upload link to add photos. Be careful to add them to your category and not some one else's.
This personal gallery is the one that is linked to in the drop down menu under your user name in the avatar block beside every post.
The staff of Cruisers Forum consists of a team of moderators and administrators who are volunteers. Their job is to keep the forums running smoothly by assisting members and if needed, enforcing the rules of the forum. The moderators may warn, suspend or even ban a member who has continually violated the rules of the forums. These disciplinary actions are extremely rare and are done with a consensus of the moderator team. You can view a compete list of our site staff here.
The bottom of the portal page displays a list of members who are currently logged onto the forums. The moderator’s names are listed in bold. If you need assistance, feel free to contact any of the moderators. If you see a post that you find objectionable, use the “Report Post” option under the posters information on the left side of the screen. This option will generate an alert to all members of the moderator team.
The Cruisers staff would like your time on the forums to be a positive experience. Let us know how we can help.
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