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 ====== Forum Help ====== ====== Forum Help ======
-We will cover a lot of areas here about the forum and how to use many of the features it has.  This will be an ever changing **Wiki** because of the changes that glFusion are making to make this **CMS** the best **CMS** out there. Here is a list of areas to be covered in**Forum Help**. +We will cover a lot of areas here about the forum and how to use many of the features it has.  This will be an ever changing **Wiki** because of the changes that glFusion are making to make this **CMS** the best **CMS** out there. Here is a list of areas to be covered in **Forum Help**.
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-^ Topic ^ Description ^ +
-|[[community_moderation|Community Moderation]]| System to Moderate Community Users | +
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-===== Community Moderation ===== +
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-Community moderation is turned on and each user has the ability to vote +
- on each other user in the system. ​ You can only vote once for each other  +
-user in the forum.\\  +
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-Look for the **Plus** and **Minus Icons** under the users name, use these to vote for a person. ​ Press the **Plus Icon** to give a positive vote for an individual or press the **Minus Icon** to give a negative vote for an individual. ​ You can retract a vote by pressing the **Icon** that is still there after you have voted.\\  +
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-If a user gets a negative rating of -3 the user will be prohibited +
-from posting in the forums. ​ If a user gets a negative rating of -5 or more the user will be prohibited from viewing the forums. ​ It is a self moderating system. ​ There is a new forum in the Forum Index for Moderation and all users can post in it even if they have a rating of -3 or more.  The reason for this forum is to let the user with a low rating plead his/her case and get their rating reset. +
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-===== Posting Photo'​s in a Forum Post ===== +
-There are several ways to insert a photo into a forum post.  You can use the **Attachment** feature to upload a photo to the forum and use the **file** command to display it in the post.  Another way is too use a Media Gallery Tag to display a photo in the forum post.  The photo has to exist in one of your albums or for that mater any album on the site.  And the last way is by posting a URL link to a photo that is posted somewhere else on the internet. ​ I will cover each way in this topic. +
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-==== Attachment Upload ==== +
-You can add attachments to a forum post, and these can be photo'​s from your own computer. ​ To get photo'​s to show in a post you need to use the **File** tag in the post.\\  +
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-The file tag can have two forms:\\  +
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-**[file]n[/​file]**\\  +
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-This form will show the photo in the post but when you click on the photo it will show as full size in a new window.\\  +
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-**[file lightbox]n[/​file]**\\  +
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-This form is nicer in that when you click the photo a lightbox opens with the full size photo and can be easily closed with a close button. ​ The **n** is the number of the attachment or photo you uploaded. +
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-==== Media Gallery Tag ==== +
-If you have already uploaded photo'​s to your Album you can post a photo in a forum post with this technique. First select the **MediaGallery Icon** {{mediagallery_icon.png|Media Gallery Icon}}in the Editor Toolbar. Next you will see the selection window like this.\\  +
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-{{ mediagalleryselection.jpg |Selection Window}}\\  +
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-You select the Album from the pull down list, all albums in the system are shown and then select the **media** option and the photo you want to place in the forum post. Next select the photo **Source**, usually use **Display**. Now you can size the photo to easily fit in the forum post, I like 400 or less for width. Only one dimension is needed since the other will be done proportional to the one selected. Experiment with other options **Border, Alignment or Link**, also place a test description of the photo in the **Caption** field. Now press the **Insert** button and the code will look something like this:\\  +
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-{{ entry_in_post.jpg |Entry after you press Insert}}  +
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-Other text will wrap around the photo if you place it left or right, experiment to see what you can do. +
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-==== External URL ==== +
-The last way to post a photo in a forum post is to use a photo storied somewhere else on the internet, like **Photobucket**. This can be done by going to the photo you want and copy the URL for the photo, most site have a button to do this or go to properties and copy the URL from there. First select the **Image Icon** {{image_icon.png|Image Icon}} in the Editor Toolbar. Next you will see the Image Properties box where you can enter the needed info to post the photo.\\  +
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-{{ external_image.jpg |Image Properties Box}} +
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-Paste the URL into the appropriate field along with some Alternative Text for the Photo. You can size the photo with the **Width** and **Height** boxes, only one needs to be entered and the other will fill automatically. Use the **Align** box to place the photo in the post. Press **OK** to post the photo. +
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-=== Alternate Link === +
-You can also use the photo posted this way as a hyper link to some other place on the internet or to another area of this site. Go to the **Link** tab on the **Image Properties Box**\\  +
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-{{ alternate_link.jpg |Alternate Link}} +
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-File in the URL of the **Link** and also pick a **Target**, I recommend **_blank** which will put the linked page into a **New Window**. +
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 +  * [[forum help:​community moderation|Community Moderation]]
 +  * [[forum help:​posting photos|Posting Photo'​s in a Forum Post]]
 +  * [[forum help:​posting videos|Posting Video'​s in a Forum Post]]
 +  * [[forum help:​setting avatar|Setting an Avatar in your Profile]]
 +  * [[forum help:​signature|Creating a Signature in your Profile]]
 +  * [[forum help:​links|Putting links in a Forum Post]]
  
 +Click on any link above to get help for that topic
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