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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:29 pm 
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1. No bad language. Posts that contain bad language will be deleted without warning.
2. No personal attacks of any kind.
3. No criticism of products that you are not satisfied with. This is for legal protection.
4. No plagiarism of any kind. This includes the upload of images that you do not own.
5. No posts that are not microscopy-related.
6. Keep image size appropriate. Crop away parts that are not relevant.
7. If possible use an external image hosting site and then link the image to save server space (which is limited per user anyway).
8. No posts with the only intent of advertising. Sometimes links are to products are useful for microscopy. In this case I will make a decision.
9. Search the forum first for answers to your questions before you post a question.

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1. Click the "Register" link in the top left corner.
2. Agree to the Terms and Conditions
3. Fill in username, password and email
4. Type in the code
5. Confirm by clicking the link in the email.
6. You have to type the answer to a question as an anti-spam measure. The slide is placed on the stage.

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1. You can upload a picture to an external image hosting service (Photobucket, Flickr, etc.) and then include the link to the picture inside the post. Copy paste the complete link (including the beginning http://) and then surround the link with the [img]and[/img] tags. This is the preferred method. You have a lot of storage space available, because the forum itself does not have to host the pictures. Image size is also not limited and you can include as many images per post as you want. These external servers are also large and fast and can handle much data more efficiently. Note, that DropBox does not allow for direct image embedding anymore! If you want to embed images from Photobucket, then copy the link listed in the "Direct" box and place it between the [img]and[/img] tags.

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2. You can upload pictures to the forum. Below the edit box there is the option to upload attachments. Select the picture that you want to upload ("choose file") and then upload it. you can also add a caption to each image. There is a limit to 5 pictures per post, each picture can not be larger than 512KB and can not be larger than 1024x1024. Larger images take much loading time and can not be displayed properly inside the available space. If these size requirement are not met, then it will not upload. There is also a maximum storage space allocated to each user. These restrictions are necessary, otherwise there is not enough server space available. I might have to adjust these values, however. This is not the most flexible method if you want to present many pictures. It is really important, that you do not upload pictures which you did not make yourself (copyright issue). To manage your files, you have to visit the User Control Panel (UCP) on the top right corner. After the upload, select the picture from the dropdown list below the edit box and click "Place inline".

Inserting Youtube videos

Directly copy-pasting the youtube link into the edit box will not display the video (it will only show a link to the video, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROxpVE5rEg). This is for security reasons. If you want to embed a video, so that it actually shows up, then you must follow the following steps:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:50 am 
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It is different and takes a bit of getting used to, but message and profile management is easier.
The Preview and Notify options have long been a desired feature
AND
there does not appear to be a "no posts accepted" from 18:00-20:00 hrs GMT-5.

Question:
The forum indicates messages can be deleted. By whom and when? Only the author, only the Admin or both.

Thank you Mr. Kim.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:07 am 
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there does not appear to be a "no posts accepted" from 18:00-20:00 hrs GMT-5.


What is this? You seem to know something that I do not know. When did this message appear? I did not configure the forum not to accept posts (there would have been no reason for this).

In any case, I am going to write a short tutorial on the new forum, I myself am also now just starting to get an overview of the features. Concerning the editing and deleting of posts, the admin can always delete posts (for removing spam) and also the author has this possibility, but only for a certain time.

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Thank you thank you, Oliver, for all your hard work on the behalf of us, users, to continually improve the forum! This is wonderful.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:34 pm 
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Mr Kim:

The reference to "No posts during 16-18 hrs" was to the "old" forum.
You could log in, create a post or reply, but the post was placed in the bit bucket, not the forum.
This no post issue had been mentioned by other users.

Your current forum software does not have that issue.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:54 pm 
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The QCC wrote:
Mr Kim:

The reference to "No posts during 16-18 hrs" was to the "old" forum.
You could log in, create a post or reply, but the post was placed in the bit bucket, not the forum.
This no post issue had been mentioned by other users.

Your current forum software does not have that issue.

QCC


I fell victim to this issue several times. I'm glad it is no longer a problem. It was very frustrating composing a post or replying to a post only to have it forever go away after hitting the send button.

I constantly get script errors now, but it's not the forums fault. I've had this problem for quite some time now on other forums. Now I need to fix my 'puter or compose all my posts with a word processor. Every key press gives me an error.


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