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2:41 pm
May 10, 2008



Gardnerville, NV

posts 302


Here are some frequently asked questions about the ModTalk forum:


  • Do I have to register to use the ModTalk forum?
    Registration is not required for reading the forums, but is required for the following:
    • Posting
    • Private Messages
    • Subscriptions
    • Buddy List

  • Does it cost anything to be a member?

  • How do I register?
    Click on “Register” link in the top right corner of the ModTalk forum home page. You will be asked to fill out a form with some basic information. Once you submit the form, you will be sent an email containing your password. Login using the username you specified and the password sent in the email. Upon your first login, you will be asked to complete your profile information before continuing. Once you complete your profile and submit, you can post away. Please note the following:
    • Username must be unique (not used by another member)
    • Email address must be unique (not used by another member)

  • I registered but have not received my password via email. What should I do?
    Send an email containing your username and the email account you registered with to We will send you a new password after verifying your account creation.

Managing Your Membership

  • How do I login?
    Click the “Login” link at the top right of the page. You will be asked to enter your username and your password. Once validated, you will be taken to the ModTalk Forum home page. Once you have logged in successfully, a cookie will be saved with your browser so you will not have to login each visit to the forum.

  • How do I logout?
    Click the “Logout” link at the top right of the page. This will remove your cookies so the site will not identify you.

  • Can I change my username and/or password?
    You may change your password but not your username. Only an administrator can change your username. You can request to have your username changed by sending an email to

  • What if I have lost my username and/or password?
    If you have lost your password or username, there is an option on the “Login” page for you to retrieve them. You must provide the email address that you registered with and we will we send your username and password to you.

  • Can I prevent my email address from being viewed?
    Yes and no. There is no setting to specifally hide your email address in your profile. If you don't want your email address visible, remove it from your profile.

Browsing the ModTalk Forum

  • Can I adjust the post times to reflect my time zone?
    No. The timezone is set to PST, or Pacific Standard Time. Sorry.

  • Can I prevent signatures from appearing in posts?
    Not at this time.

  • Can I prevent images from appearing in posts?
    No, sorry.

  • Can I change the order of the posts in a topic?
    No, sorry.

  • Can I tell if another member is on the forums?
    Yes. You will see a status graphic that will either say “online” or “offline” on any post the member has posted. It will be accurate to 5 minutes of user activity on the forum.

Posting Messages

  • Is HTML allowed in messages?
    Yes but not directly in the visual post editor. Click on the “HTML” editor toolbar button and you can edit the HTML code of the post directly. Keep in mind that you should know HTML fairly well as any mistakes can really mess up the format of your post.

  • How do I edit my own posts?
    Once you find the post you would actually like to edit, click on the edit link for that post. You must be the author of the message to edit it. Once this is verified, you can make changes to the post including changing the message or adding/removing your signature.

  • Can I attach a file to my message?
    No, but you can link to a remote file if needed using the “Link” toolbar button. However, you may place an image inline with your post by specifying a URL to that image. A thumbnail will be generated and you can click on the thumbnail to see the image at its original size.

  • How do I add a signature to my posts?
    When you are editing your profile, there is an option to enter in your “Signature”. Only text is allowed, no HTML Your signature will appear at the bottom of your post. You also have the option to use a signature image by supplying a URL of the location of the image in the field below the signature field. Please keep your signature image to a reasonable size or it may be removed.


  • Can I be notified when a reply is posted to a specific topic?
    Yes. When viewing the topic you wish to be notified of, click the “Subscribe” link at the bottom of the topic. Notifications will be sent to your email address. You can also subscribe to the Topic RSS feed by clicking on the “Topic RSS” link at the bottom of the post. If you use an RSS reader, you can view new posts to the topic with the reader. If you don't know what this is, view this article on Wikipedia to learn more.

  • Can I be notified when a topic is posted in a specific forum?
    Yes, but only by subscribing using RSS. When viewing the forum you wish to be notified of, click the “Forum RSS” link. You can have notifications sent to your RSS reader. See above for help with RSS.

  • Can I be notified when a post is made by a specific member?
    Yes. Under their username, click the “Notify me of new posts” link. You can have notifications sent to your email address or the forum will just appear on your My Forums page under “Member Subscriptions”.

  • How can I stop receiving notifications?
    Click on dquo;Profile”. At the bottom of the profile page, click the “Manage Subscriptions” button. Find the subscription you wish to stop receiving notifications for and uncheck the checkbox next to forum topic or name. Click the “Update ubscriptions” button to save your changes.

Private Messages

  • What are private messages?
    Private messages are a cross between email and instant messages. They allow you to communicate one-on-one with other members of the forums. They are only seen by the sender and the recipient.

  • How do I send a private message?
    Click on “Go To Inbox” link. Click the “Compose PM” link. You can now select from a list of members to send a private message to. Click the member you want to PM and the name will move over to the list on the right. Compose your message below the list and click the “Send Message” button. A copy will also be placed in your “Sent Box”. Click the “Go to Sent Box” link to view your sent PMs.

  • Can I prevent other members from sending me private messages?
    Currently no. If you feel a member is abusing the PM feature, please report them to the forum moderator or administrator.

  • Can I send a private message to more than one member?
    Yes. Perform the same steps as you do with a single PM but instead, select other members from the member list to move them to the list on the right. You can also select “All Members” if you have permissions to do so.

  • Can I forward a private message to another member?
    No. You can however copy the message and paste it into a new message.

  • Can I move Sent items to another folder?
    No. However, you can copy the content of the PM to a word processor or text editor and save it on your local computer.

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