Frequently Asked Questions


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Go To Top Of PageRegistering

Depending on system settings, registration may not be required to view current ads; however, if you wish to post a new ad or wish to reply to an existing ad, then registration is required. Registration is FREE. It only takes a few seconds. The only required fields are your email address and a login password. Other fields may be necessary in the future in order to group users with common interests.

The information you provide during registration is not outsourced or used for any advertising other than displaying your ads. If you believe someone is sending you advertisements as a result of the information you provided through your registration process, please notify us immediately.

Go To Top Of PageDo I have to enable Popup Windows?

This system displays some pages using Popup Windows. Some Internet browers intentionally block popup windows to prevent websites to bomb users with excesive advertising via popup windows. In fact, this is a nice and very useful feature available in almost all Internet browsers.

But, we do not practise that form of non-sense advertising in this application. We only display via popup windows pages that you expresely "select and want to read". So, ... in this case it is safe, required and recommended to allow popup windows to display some "specific pages" selected by you from our website.

On FireFox, go to "Settings", click on "Privacy and Security", go to "Permissions", and find the "Block Popup Windows" option. Make sure the checkbox in this option is marqued, and then click on Exceptions. There you can add this website's URL ( Ex: http://AspNetPortal.XYZ ) to the list of allowed web sites than can safely send you popup windows. After that, you should be able to see and read any information like alerts, news or bulletins that you expresely click on "Select" in our website.

Go To Top Of PageSmilies

You've probably seen others use smilies in their e-mail messages and/or other bulletin board posts. Smilies are keyboard characters used to convey an emotion, such as a smile or a frown . This web site will automatically converts certain text to a graphical representation when it is inserted between brackets [].  Here are the smilies that are currently supported by AspNetPortal:

smile [:)]
big smile [:D]
cool [8D]
blush [:I]
tongue [:p]
evil [}:)]
wink [;)]
clown [:o)]
black eye [B)]
eightball [8]
frown [:(]
shy [8)]
shocked [:0]
angry [:(!]
dead [xx(]
sleepy [|)]
kisses [:X]
approve [^]
disapprove [V]
question [?]

Go To Top Of PageCreating a Hyperlink in your ads and messages

You can easily add hyperlinka to your ads and/or messages.

All you need to do is type the URL (http://MyBBS.org/en/), and it will automatically be converted to a URL (http://MyBBS.org/en/)!

The trick here is to type the prefix of your URL with http:// or https:// or file://

You can also add a mailto link to your message by typing in your e-mail address.

This Example:
support@MyBBS.org
Outputs this:
support@MyBBS.org


Another way to add hyperlinks is to use the [url]linkto[/url] tags

This Example:
[url]http://MyBBS.org/en/[/url] takes you home!
Outputs This:
http://MyBBS.org/en/ takes you home!

If you use this tag: [url="linkto"]description[/url] you can add a description to the link.

This Example:
Take me to [url="http://MyBBS.org/en/"]MyBBS Forums (EN)[/url]
Outputs This:
Take me to MyBBS Forums (EN)
This Example:
If you have a question [url="support@MyBBS.org"]E-Mail Me[/url]
Outputs This:
If you have a question E-Mail Me

Go To Top Of PageHow to format text with Bold, Italic, Quote, etc...

There are several Forum Codes you may use to change the appearance of your text.  Following is the list of codes currently available:

Bold: Enclose your text with [b] and [/b] .  Example: This is [b]bold[/b] text. = This is bold text.

Italic: Enclose your text with [i] and [/i] .  Example: This is [i]italic[/i] text. = This is italic text.

Underline: Enclose your text with [u] and [/u]. Example: This is [u]underline[/u] text. = This is underline text.

Aligning Text Left: Enclose your text with [left] and [/left]

Aligning Text Center: Enclose your text with [center] and [/center]

Aligning Text Right: Enclose your text with [right] and [/right]

Striking Text: Enclose your text with [s] and [/s]
Example: [s]mistake[/s] = mistake

Horizontal Rule: Place a horizontal line in your post with [hr]
Example: [hr] =


Font Colors:
Enclose your text with [fontcolor] and [/fontcolor]
Example: [red]Text[/red] = Text
Example: [blue]Text[/blue] = Text
Example: [pink]Text[/pink] = Text
Example: [brown]Text[/brown] = Text
Example: [black]Text[/black] = Text
Example: [orange]Text[/orange] = Text
Example: [violet]Text[/violet] = Text
Example: [yellow]Text[/yellow] = Text
Example: [green]Text[/green] = Text
Example: [gold]Text[/gold] = Text
Example: [white]Text[/white] = Text
Example: [purple]Text[/purple] = Text

  Headings: Enclose your text with [hnumber] and [/hn]

Example: [h1]Text[/h1] =

Text

Example: [h2]Text[/h2] =

Text

Example: [h3]Text[/h3] =

Text

Example: [h4]Text[/h4] =

Text

Example: [h5]Text[/h5] =
Text
Example: [h6]Text[/h6] =
Text

 

Font Sizes:
Example: [size=1]Text[/size=1] = Text
Example: [size=2]Text[/size=2] = Text
Example: [size=3]Text[/size=3] = Text
Example: [size=4]Text[/size=4] = Text
Example: [size=5]Text[/size=5] = Text
Example: [size=6]Text[/size=6] = Text

 

Bulleted List: [list] and [/list], and items in list with [*] and [/*].

Ordered Alpha List: [list=a] and [/list=a], and items in list with [*] and [/*].

Ordered Number List: [list=1] and [/list=1], and items in list with [*] and [/*].

Code: Enclose your text with [code] and [/code].

Quote: Enclose your text with [quote] and [/quote].

Go To Top Of PageModerators

Moderators control individual areas (Countries, States/Provinces or Cities). They may edit, delete, or prune any post in their areas. If you have a question about a particular area, you should direct it to your area moderator.

Go To Top Of PageCookies

These web site uses cookies to store some information like: the last time you logged in, your login name and your encrypted password, your preferences, etc. These cookies are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of our web site. If you have not enabled cookies in your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly. Also, you need to have cookies enabled if you want to enter an ads or reply to an existing ad.

You may delete all cookies set by this web site by selecting the red "logoff" button at the top of any page.

Go To Top Of PageActive Ads

Active Ads are tracked by cookies. When you click on the "active Ads" link, a page is generated listing all ads that have been posted since your last visit to this web site (or approximately 20 minutes ago).

Go To Top Of PageEditing your ads

You may edit or delete your own posts at any time. Just go to the ad where the post to be edited or deleted is located and you will see an edit or delete icon (EditDelete) on the line that begins "posted on..." Click on this icon to edit or delete the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum Moderator or the forum Administrator.

Go To Top Of PageAttaching Files

For security reasons, you may not attach files to any ads nor any messages. However, you may cut and paste text into your own ads and messages.

Go To Top Of PageSearching For Specific Ads

You may search for specific ads based on a word or words found in the ad, a user name, a date, and particular regions. Simply click on the "search" link at the top of most pages.

Go To Top Of PageEditing your Profile

You may easily change any information stored in your profile by using the "profile" link located at the top of each page. Simply identify yourself by typing your e-mail address and your password and your profile information will appear on your screen. You may edit any information (except your e-mail address).

Go To Top Of PageSignatures

You may attach signatures to the end of your posts when you post either a new ad or a reply. Your signature is editable on your "profile" page..

NOTE: HTML can't be used in signatures.

Go To Top Of PageCensoring Ads

We censor certain words that may be posted; however, this censoring is not an exact science, and is being done based on the words that are being screened, so certain words may be censored out of context. By default, words that are censored are replaced with asterisks.

Go To Top Of PageLost Password

Changing a password is simple! Assuming that e-mail features are turned on for this web site. The login page that requires you to identify yourself with your e-mail address and your password, also carry a "lost or forgot password" link that you can use to have a code e-mailed instantly to your e-mail address. That will allow you to create a new password again.

 Because of the encryption method that we use for your password, we cannot tell you what your password is. So, the only solution is to change or re-enter your password.

Go To Top Of PageCan I be notified by e-mail when there are new ads?

Yes, the subscription service allows you to subscribe to the entire site, or you can subscribe to individual regions (Country,State,City), categories, and/or specific ads/bulletins or news. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of new activity that has been posted to the area you have subscribed to. There are four levels of subscription services available in this web site:

- Site Wide Subscription
If you can subscribe to the entire web site, you will get a notification for any new posts made within all the regions and catgories in this web site.

- Region Wide Subscription
You can subscribe to a single Country, State or City. This will notify you of any new activity within the region that you subscribe.

- Category Wide Subscription
You can subscribe to an entire Category which will notify you if there was any new activity within any Category you choose.

- Ad Wide Subscription
More conveniently, you can subscribe to just any individual ads/bulletins/news. You will be notified of any new activity within that specific item.
Each level of subscription is optional. The administrator can turn On/Off each level of subscription.

To Subscribe or Unsubscribe from any level of subscription, you can use the "Subscriptions" link located near the top of your Account page to manage all your subscriptions. Or you can click on the subscribe/unsubscribe icon (Subscribe UnSubscribe) if you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to/from any area.

Go To Top Of PageWhat happens during ad/reply moderation?

Moderation: This feature allows the Administrator or the Moderator to "Approve", "Hold", "Edit" or "Delete" a user's Ad before it is shown to the public.

Approve: Only the administrators or the moderators will be able to approve an ad. When the ad is approved, it will be made viewable to the public.

Hold: When a user posts an ad or a message, the message is automatically put on hold until a moderator or an administrator approves it. No one will be able to view the post while it is put on hold.

NOTE: Authors of ads or replies will be able to edit their post during this mode.

Edit: If the administrator or moderator chooses this option, the post will be edited before approval and an e-mail will be sent to the poster of the ad/message informing them that their post was edited and approved. The administrator/moderator will be able to give their reason for edditing febore approving your post in the e-mail.

Delete: If the administrator or moderator chooses this option, the post will be deleted and an e-mail will be sent to the poster of the ad/message informing them that their post was not approved. The administrator/moderator will be able to give their reason for not approving the post in the e-mail.

Go To Top Of PageWhat is COPPA?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information -- for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms -- when they are tied to individually identifiable information. More information can be found here.




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