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    User Settings Control Panel Explained

    All - Below is a detailed walk throug of the various options and functionality of the User Settings Control Panel. It was created for you to have a better understanding of the systems and controls available to you.

    Enjoy - your Mod Team


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    As a new user you should be aware of the various controls, options and set ups for your profile.

    You do the managment of these various options and criteria by the User Settings Control Panel

    Mouse over the button (Highlighted in Green with a Blue arrow) and click on Settings.
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    This is the view of the entire page once loaded - starting from the top:

    Private Messaging - see posts 3 thru 8

    Subscribed Threads - see posts 9 thru 11

    Your Profile - see posts 12 thru 18

    Your Account - see posts 19 thru 23

    Networking - see post 24

    Miscellaneous - see posts 25 thru 26

    Summary and Wrap Up - see posts 27 thru 28
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    Private Messaging

    Private Messages

    Registered members may send each other private messages.

    How do I send Private Messages
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    Private messages work a little similiar to email but are limited to registered members of this forum. You may be able to include BB code, smilies, and images in the private messages that you send.

    You may send a private message to a member of this forum by clicking the 'Send a Message' link in the My Messages section of your user settings control panel (more info), or by clicking the 'Send a Private Message' link in the drop down menu that appears in that member's posts when you click on their username.

    When you send a message you have the option to save a copy of it in your 'Sent Items' folder.

    Shown below is how to access your private messaging; click where the blue arrow is pointing:
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    How do I work with Private Message Folders?

    By default, you will have two folders in your private message area. These are the 'Inbox' and the 'Sent' Items folders.

    The 'Inbox' folder contains any new messages you receive. It allows you to view all the messages you have received, along with the name of the person who sent it, and the date and time it was sent.

    The 'Sent Items' folder contains a copy of any messages that you have sent, when you have specified that you wish to keep a copy for future reference.

    You can create additional folders for your messages by clicking the 'Edit Folders' link.

    Each folder has a set of message controls which allow you to select messages, then either move them to one of your custom folders or delete them. Once you have selected your messages you can choose the following options in the 'Selected Messages' box at the bottom of the list:

    Move to Folder
    Delete
    Mark as Read
    Mark as Unread
    Download as XML
    Download as CSV
    Download as TEXT
    Deselect All Messages

    You will need to periodically delete old messages, as the administrator has set a limit on the number of private messages you can have in your folders. If you exceed this number, you will not be able to send or receive new messages until you delete some old ones.

    If you would like to keep a record of your messages before you delete them, you can use any of the 'Download as...' options listed above to take a copy and store them on your own computer.

    Whenever you read a message, you will have the option to reply or forward it to another member of the forum. You also have the ability to forward that message to up to 5 members of your contact list.
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    Below is a screen shot of a typical Private Message generation:

    The recipients will be entered where the blue arrow is pointing.

    The title will be entered where the grren arrow is pointing.

    The body of your message goes where the orange arrow is pointing.

    If you want to add similies to enhance your message, click on the icon you want or if it is not displayed, click on more to get more. red arrow

    To Submit or Preview select either of the black arrows.
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    This screen shot depicts if you want to see more available smilies.
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    How do I track messages?

    When you send a new private message, you have the option to request a read-receipt. This lets you check whether or not a message has been read by its recipient. To do this, go to the 'Track Messages' page.

    This page is divided into two sections: Unread and read messages.

    The unread messages section shows all messages that you have sent with a read-receipt request that have not yet been read by their recipient.

    The read messages section shows all messages you have sent with a receipt request that have been read and acknowledged by their recipient. The time that the message was read is also shown.

    You may choose to end the tracking on any message by selecting it and clicking the 'End Tracking' button.

    When you receive a message with a read-receipt request, you have the option to read the message while denying the read-receipt request. To do this, simply click the 'Deny Receipt' link rather than the title of the message.

    Shown below is where to access the Track Messages section.
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    Personal Folder Management

    For any folders that you have created, you have the option to manage them. The screen shot looks like this:
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    Subscriptions

    From the FAQ Section:

    What are subscriptions?


    Subscriptions are a way of keeping track of different threads or forums. You can choose how you are notified about updates - for example by having them listed in your User Settings Control Panel and receiving email updates for each one.

    How do I subscribe to a thread or forum?

    To subscribe to a forum, click the 'Thread Tools' link above the list of threads then select 'Subscribe to This Forum'. You then have the option to choose the subscription mode for this forum. If the forum that you are subscribing to has any child forums (forums within a forum), then your subscription will be extended to these automatically.

    To subscribe to a thread, click the 'Thread Tools' link at the top of the list of posts then click 'Subscribe to This Thread'. You can then choose the subscription mode that you wish to use for that thread.

    What subscription modes are available?

    There are a number of different forum subscription modes available. When you want to subscribe the following modes are simultaneously displayed for selection.

    No Email Notification - Lists the subscription in your User Control Settings Panel only. You do not receive any notifications about new posts or threads in the forum.

    Daily Email Notification - Sends one email a day with the new and updated threads in the forum and any sub-forums. If there are no new or updated threads in the forum or its sub-forums, you will not receive an email.

    Weekly Email Notification - Sends one email per week in the same way as the Daily Email Notification.

    Thread Subscriptions have the same options as forum subscriptions with the following additional option:

    Instant Email Notification - Sends an email as soon as a new post is added to the thread. This is not sent for every reply and will only be sent once until you revisit the forums.

    How do I manage Subscriptions and Folders?

    Thread subscriptions can be sorted into folders for easy management. You can create as many folders as you wish by going to 'Edit Folders' in the 'My Subscriptions' section of your User Settings Control Panel. To add a new folder, enter the folder name into one of the blank boxes and save the page. To delete a folder, delete the folder name. Editing a folder is done by simply editing the folder name in the list.

    You can also manage your individual subscriptions by clicking 'Subscriptions' under 'My Subscriptions' in your User Settings Control Panel. Here you can select which subscriptions you wish to manage and delete them, move them to another folder, or change their subscription type.

    Forum subscriptions are not managed through the List Subscriptions page but are shown on the User Settings Control Panel page where they contain the option to unsubscribe from the forum.
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    From above posting, the controlling radio buttons are shown for management use.

    You can also manage your individual subscriptions by clicking 'Subscriptions' under 'My Subscriptions' in your User Settings Control Panel. Here you can select which subscriptions you wish to manage (GREEN ARROW) and delete them (RED ARROW), Edit them to another folder, or change their subscription type (BLUE ARROW).
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    For Folder Managment:

    Identifying the folder is the RED ARROW.

    Folder naming is indicated by the GREEN ARROW.

    Saving is identified with the BLUE ARROW.
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    My Profile - Edit Your Details

    In this section you can edit your details, email address and your password.

    In the image below you have the mandatory fields that need to be filled. If you want to add or modify your email or password click on the Edit Email and Password button, a new webpage is loaded for you to make the changes.
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    For the Optional Field options see below - PLEASE NOTE that this information can be viewed by forum members.
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    The last section of your profile deals with more information about yourself.
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    Your Profile - Your Picture

    Profile pictures are small pictures of yourself, which are displayed within your user profile.

    You can get a picture from the internet - the first option (blue arrow) will allow you to access a picture from your computer.

    Please ensure that the picture size meets the requirements if not it will not be displayed.

    The maximum size of your custom image is 300 by 300 pixels or 97.7 KB
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