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Very soon after you become a member PrayerBiker (if not immediately) you should upload a photo to replace the default one that is there. Also from your profile you will see there are options to build a photo album and then upload photos into it. You can build many photo albums and this is a great way of placing your photos into various groups. This is a much better idea that uploading hundreds of photos into one album.
Basically photos should be less than 1300 x 1300 resolution and less than 1MB to load well. Any photo can be resized to that and still be of very good quality. This will also allow the site to load reasonably good. Of course you can upload smaller photos and larger ones, however the result of bigger photos could result in the photo either taking ages to load or not to load at all. Sometimes a photo that is too large may also cause the small thumbnail photo that is created to fail, and just display a blank image with a red cross.
After you upload photos always view them one by one and test them, deleting any that do not display. It also gives you a chance to name each photo rather than leaving just the filename as the description, which often doesn\'t describe anything. You will also see a chance to set a default photo cover for each album.
If you upload photos and then at a later time find there are less, it may be that an administrator has removed the photo. This could be because the photo didn\'t load correctly or that it was just viewed innapropriate.
If you experience any errors while uploading photos it may be that they are too large, or in the wrong format supported. Remember that the larger the photo is that you try and upload, the more site resources (ie speed, storage and memory etc) are needed to convert the photo, build the thumbnail and display the photo. If you need additional help ask another member for some help, or one of the administrators, editors or moderators above.
When you look at the photos in your album, you will see beneath each photo there is a button to TAG THIS PHOTO. Click the button and then select the area of the face of a person in the photo. You will be then prompted with a list of your friends to mark which friend you have just highlighted.
Do this a few times, once to each person in the photo. Then go done tagging. You will see now your friends listed by name beneath your photo and then when you touch each name with your mouse the photo highlights each person\'s face! or just hover over the person\'s face to see their names! Or even click on their face and it takes you right to their profile! I think it\'s a pretty neat item. NOTE that if you tag your friends in your photos, the site automatically sends the friends you tagged an email for them to view the photo!
Since you are reading this page, then it is safe to say that you already know basic website navigation, such as typing web addresses, clicking through links and maybe even watching or listening to mulimedia. That's great! What we'll do here is try to familiarise you with how to use our forum and its many options.
When you get done reading this you will be able to reply to existing posts as well as make new posts. You will know how to format your text, make links, add images and videos and much more. We\'re not going to teach you how to use every little button, gizmo or forum feature but rather provide you sufficient working knowledge to feel comfortable enough to get involved here in the forum. After that, you can do a sleuthing around to learn what the rest of the goodies do.
Members can do a lot with their profile. You can edit and change the colors, add a background image and change the content of your own profile. You can also add your own image, your own blogs and events! You can invite and manage your friends, your groups, videos, personal preferences and privacy settings, along with much more!
When you find a community and forum that you like and plan on staying with for a while it is a good idea to set up and complete your profile. You access your profile by clicking \'My Profile\' located at the top of the forum. This area is not much different than any other form you have filled out online or in real life except that much of the information in here is optional.
So, you have been lurking around the forum for a while reading every post and getting to know everyone. You have just read someone\'s post and you have finally decided you are going to reply and contribute some information of your own. Great! This is done by pressing one of the \'reply\' buttons.
Now that you have responded to a few other posts, and feel like an accepted member of the community, you want to tell us a little bit about yourself. To do this, you should start your very own topic so we can properly respond and greet you. Navigate to our General board and click on it so that you can see the list of all of the existing posts. At the top of the list is a button labelled \'New Thread\'. Click that button to start your very own topic. You are placed at the same text editor that you used earlier when replying to posts. Simply type your message telling us all about yourself and press \'Submit\'. Now you have your own post topic in the list.
Remember we said earlier that the text editor is very similar to a word processor? Well, as in any word processor you can format and arrange your text for emphasis here in the forum.
The first, basic thing you should know is that the forum uses what\'s called BBcode or Bulletin Board Code. BBcode uses \'tags\' to \'mark up\' your text. Each \'tag\' has an opening and closing \'tag\' denoted within brackets. An opening tag will look like [ ] and a closing tag looks like [/ ]. Notice the slash in the closing bracket is the only thing that is different. If you forget the slash, the forum will interpret your closing bracket as an opening bracket.
The easiest way to \'mark up\' your text is usually to type it out first, then select it, and press the appropriate button at the top of the editor. For example, if you wanted to make \'some text\' bold you would type it out \'some text\', then select \'some text\' with your mouse, and then press the \'B\' icon in the toolbar located just above the Message area (where you are composing your message). You will now see: [b]some text[/b]. When you preview or submit your message it will be displayed as \'some text\'. Alternatively, if you know them, you can type the tags manually right along with the rest of your text or you can use the buttons at the top of the editor to insert the tags the fill in your text.
There are two types of lists: ordered and unordered. An ordered list is a numerical list like you might use to list the finishing order of a race. An unordered list is a list you might use to list groceries. There are two different tags needed to create a list.
First, you use a tag that creates the kind of list you want.
[ul] [/ul] = unordered list [ol] [/ol] = ordered list
Second, you use a list tag for each item in the list
[li] [/li] = each list item.
So, the code for an ordered list would look like this:
[ol] [li] 1st place[/li] [li] 2nd place[/li] [li] 3rd place[/li] [/ol]
Embedding a video in your post is a more recent addition to the forum and makes use of many video sharing websites on the web. This gives us the ability to show the video in our forum without having to host it ourselves or making you follow a link over some other website to see the video. Once you have a video that you want to post you need to find the unique identifier in the URL to that video.
It\'s difficult to provide detailed instructions or examples here, so we\'ll only cover the basics. Understand that each video sharing website uses a unique identifier for each video. For example, this video from YouTube whose URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqJE5TH5jhc. You need to know the video\'s unique identifier (which differs depending on what site you visit); in our example, the unique identifier is bqJE5TH5jhc. Once you know what that unique identifier is you can embed that video in our forum by selecting the video hosting website from the \'video\' drop down list at the top of the WYSIWIG editor pr typing the following:
[video type=] [/video]
If you were embedding a video from YouTube, for example, the bbcode would end up looking like this:
[video type=youtube] insert_unique_identifier_here [/video]
[video type=youtube] bqJE5TH5jhc [/video]
It\'s a good idea to preview your post to make sure the video is visible before submitting your completed post.
There will be times when you make a post and you don\'t catch a misspelled word, fix a broken link or something that will require you to edit you post. It happens to us all so the edit button is easily accessible. When you are looking at one of your own posts that you need to edit you will find the \'Edit\' button at the bottom of your post. Simply press the edit button and you use the same editor you used to create your post populated with the actual post. Edit your post as you see fit and, when you are satisfied, press the \'Submit\' button at the bottom of the page. All done!
Now that you have settled into your new community and everyone has met you, you want to be able to keep up with your favorite posts without checking in every five minutes to see if something new has posted. There a couple of ways that you can do that.
At the top and the bottom of every thread you will find the \'Subscribe\' button. Pressing this button subscribes you to that topic so that any responses to that topic will generate an email notification to your email address stating that a new post has been made along with a link directly to said post for your convenience. You will notice the button now reads \'Unsubscribe\' indicating that you are subscribed and pressing the button again will remove your subscription to that thread. Remember that you can also manage your subscriptions in your profile.
Another way of gaining visibility of threads that wish to keep an eye on is set them as your \'Favorite\'. This will place an obvious indicator, such as a star, beside the topic name of the thread so that it will stand out in the forum list of topics. You will notice the button now reads \'Unfavorite\' indicating that the post is already one of your favourites and pressing the button again will remove it from your favourites. This is a great way to get visibility on multiple topics that you wish to watch without getting spammed by email subscriptions. Remember that you can also manage your favourites in your profile.
Now that you know how to create your own posts, edit them, set notifications, etc, you are ready to explore the rest of the forum. Don\'t be afraid. Go click things and see what they do. If something \'breaks\' or you don\'t understand how to use something make a post in the forum and ask for help.
Keep our forum respectful, pleasant, and enjoyable for members of all ages. Please read the following guidelines before posting.
All posts are read by our administration and moderation team. When we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for futher investigation. Any post that is considered advertising for one\'s self-interests fits under this subject.
While you are allowed to promote your web site(s) in your signature, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program link with referrer IDs. Repeat violators who post promotional content will be permanently banned.
Our community is Christian and family-friendly. There are young users and language should be kept within a PG-13 level. Vulgar language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned.
Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. \"trolling.\" Repeat violators will be permanently banned.
Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to sports discussions, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be banned. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing to Christian discussions, as this is a Christian site after all.
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.
If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards.The appropriate actions will be taken. We reserve the right to ban flagrant offenders when deemed necessary, with or without prior warning.
If you have something to post and you\'re not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.
A typical signature contains the poster\'s name, e-mail address, website, and a favorite quote or saying. Excessive font size are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline.
If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.
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