Short Instructions on Use:
To offer a basic reply to any thread
, scroll to the very bottom of the page and write in the text-editor box. Hit "Submit" when finished or "Preview Reply" first.To more easily include links, smileys, bold, italics, or other gizmos,
click the "Switch to Full Reply Screen" either before you start writing or even after you're finished and you'll be taken there.To start a new topic
, as before, go first to the logical category heading (i.e., Hostels & Other Lodging, General Discussion, etcetera). Towards the Upper LEFT hand corner you'll see the "New Topic" button. Click it and you'll be taken to a text editor screen. (this button USED TO BE in the upper right hand corner)
Find Active Topics
by clicking the "Active Topics" link.Private messages
are done in much the same way as before. Click the username's link for a pull-down menu. Choose "Send a PM" and you'll be taken to the text editor to do so.
By clicking any username, you can choose to see all postings by this user, send a private message, or see his/her profile.New (useful?) Feature
: If you click the CALENDAR link
, you'll see all birthdays for any given month. I can use this feature too to add notices about message board updates, "Parties with MadridMan", or the like. I THINK any user can use this feature in the same way.
And finally, there's the useful FAQ FILE
which lists any possible questions+answers you may have about the message board's usage.
THOSE are the basics! If you have specific questions, go to the FAQ FILE linked above or just ask!
(original, FIRST POST BELOW. See upper portion for basic usage)PLEASE FOLLOW THIS THREAD FOR UPDATES ABOUT THE NEW MESSAGE BOARD
And feel free to reply here with questions, comments, problems, and/or concerns.
MadridMan's ALL SPAIN Message Board will have a new format/layout in the coming days. There's a probability the board will be down for a short period of time, probably a matter of hours at most, but when you come back the you'll immediately see the difference.
The layout you initially see won't likely be the final one. I'll be tinkering with the new colors and graphics as time permits.
All previous registrations will remain intact and additional features will be available. Previous threads/postings will remain but will be at a new/different URL. The auto-forwarding-mechanism will take care of any old URLs floating about, forwarding the visitor to the new URL.
Thanks for your patience!