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Forum Usage Basics
« on: December 28, 2016, 11:22:13 AM »
This is a moderated forum, meaning that posts deemed unhelpful by a moderator may be moved or deleted.  This will mostly happen after posting. 

Registration:
You must register and be approved before you can post.
Password: Passwords must be at least eight characters long and must contain a number with both upper and lower case characters. (Hover the triangle at the right of the field)
"Local Property" is a required field.  Please provide information that demonstrates that you are an area resident or property owner. 
Your registration must be approved by an administrator before you can log in and post.  This may take a day or so.
Upon approval, you will receive an email with a link to confirm the validity of your email address, which you must do before logging in. 

Forum Structure:
The grey lines on the main forum page show high level categories for forum boards. 
Under each category the orange headings are forum boards within the category. 
Clicking on an orange title opens the board to show topics that members have created within the board. 
Clicking on a topic shows the content of the original post and any replies from members.

Posting on the Forum:
There are two ways to post a message to the forum: by creating a new topic within an appropriate (orange labeled) forum board, or by replying to an existing topic message or message reply. 

You will notice a "Notify" feature when you click on a Board or Topic - requesting notification will cause the forum to send you an email when new posts or replies are created.  You can control the frequency the emails are sent out - options include immediately, a daily digest, or a weekly digest. 

Navigating around the forum website:
Below the main menu is a line that shows where you are in the forum structure.  Clicking an item in this line takes you back up without saving any work you may have done on the current page.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 11:45:52 AM by John Green »

 

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