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Re: Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

Postby Dee » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:34 am

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS

Q: How do I change the timezone to display my own timezone?
A: Following are the steps to display your own timezone on the forums:

1. Log in to the forums.
2. Go to the User Control Panel in the upper left corner of the page.
3. Click on Overview and choose Board Preferences.
4. Under Edit Global Settings, choose your timezone.
5. Click on the Submit button. Your changes will then take place right away!
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

Postby Dee » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:25 am

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS

Q. How do I embed a YouTube video in my post?
A. In a posting box, type or copy and paste the title of the YouTube Video and then type any text that you would like to share to describe your post.

Copy and paste the YouTube’s URL (the long URL in your browser) into your posting box, for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG-tSYmasCo

(Don’t copy and paste the “share” link that is located below the YouTube video window; this link won’t work here.)

Then, highlight or select the complete YouTube link in your posting box and click on the YouTube button located just above the area where you are writing your post.

By clicking on the YouTube button, YouTube tags or codes will be added in front of and after your YouTube link. The codes should look like this:
[youtube]YOUR YOUTUBE URL HERE[/youtube]

Please note that some YouTube uploaders do not allow their videos to be embedded on another site; therefore, you won’t be able to post their actual videos on the forum. However, you can post the video’s link.
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Re: How to Send Another Member a Private Message

Postby Dee » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:42 am

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS

Q: How do I send a private message to another member on this board?
A: To access this feature from the main Board index:

Click on the member's Username (such as "Dee") in one of their posts. (Or you can find their Username by clicking on the "Members" button located in the upper left hand corner of the main Board Index page.}

By clicking on a member's Username, the member's profile page opens: "Viewing profile - (Dee)".

On this profile page, you'll see "Contact (Dee)". Click on "PM: Send private message."

This action opens up a large message box (looks like a posting box). The Username will already be filled in for you, so all you have to do is type your message in the large posting box.

After you finished typing your message, then scroll down a little bit and look for Preview or Submit. You can first preview your message, or, if you are ready to send your message, then click on Submit.

When the member replies to you, you'll see a message across the top of your screen when you log in. The message announces that you have a new message. Click on that announcement, and then the sender's message will open up for you. There is another way to check your inbox, too. Please let me know if you use the private message feature a lot, and I can provide you with info about how to check your message inbox for messages.

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Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

Postby admin » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:46 pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS

Q: Why "forums"?
A: A cool thing about forums (http://www.GlenCampbellForums.com) is that posted information and replies can by organized and saved by a particular topic (example: New DVDs/CDs) for readers to view and members to discuss at any time. Everything that gets posted can be easily found and read again and again.

By grouping discussions under topics, posters have time to research and consider their comments before replying. We can also get more in-depth about specific topics than other forms of social media -- and you can create your own topics, too, about Glen subjects that interest you. In fact, we encourage you to post your own topics and questions because this is a fan-based community.

Also, forums are a great time saver for you! For example, if you are only interested in Glen’s memorabilia, then you can read and post only under this Topic.

Q: What is the difference between "reader" and "member"?
A: A reader can view most of the forums here without posting or replying. A member has access to all of the forums, can create new topics, and can reply to other members' posts--this is what makes forums more fun for most people because they can read and talk about the topics that most interest them! :)

Q: Why join?
A: The forums at http://www.GlenCampbellForums.com are officially the Internet's only and thus largest Glen Campbell discussion forum on the Internet (excluding groups on for-profit sites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.).

If you are a fan of Glen Campbell’s or want to learn more about this amazing artist, this community forum offers a centralized repository on the web of All Things Glen as well as opportunities to post and reply to topics that interest you. As a registered member, you can participate in the off-topic discussion forum, the "Hitching Post", by posting with other members. Also, from time to time, we will hold contests and offer giveaways to members-only.

Q: How are these forums different from Glen’s Official Facebook page?
A: As described above, http://www.GlenCampbellForums.com offers organized and archived discussions by topic. Facebook does not offer this feature. Here, we are interactive and can really discuss in-depth most any topic about Glen Campbell—and all of these informative posts and replies will be organized together by topic.

Q. Does it cost me anything to join?
A. There is no cost to join as a poster! We encourage you to click the "Register" icon or button in the upper left hand corner of the home page. Registration is simple and quick!

Q, Who manages this community of forums?
A. The forums are managed and supported by administrative volunteers who are also fans of Glen's. Volunteers include Dee, Cowpoke (Michel) and Jay. In addition to the tech stuff and behind-the-scenes support tasks that we do almost daily, we also enjoy posting and discussing All Things Glen! Member Mike (Joyce) provides assistance as moderator. We all live in different time zones, so forum oversight is pretty much 24/7!

Q: What is an "avatar"?
A: Avatars are the small images you see on the forums, located next to each member's username. This is an image that you get to choose and upload when you are creating your Profile. It can be a picture of you, something that reflects your interests (Glen?!) or something that you just like for whatever reason.

Q: How do I register, post replies, reset my password, what if I make a mistake, etc.?
A. First, you can't make any mistakes! We suggest that you click around on this site, click on different forums and topics, and read some posts. The home page here is like a book's table of contents. Each forum is like a chapter in a book. Take a few minutes to get comfortable with how the forums (or categories) are organized.

Second, most of your questions about registering, passwords, etc. can be found by clicking on the "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) icon or button located in the upper left hand corner of any page. Your question might be answered in this section. If not, you can always contact us. We are here to help you!
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