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Forum Communications (E-mail, PM, Newsletter, Notifications) and Profile Settings

Hi Everyone,

To facilitate forum communications, such as allowing members to contact you via e-mail without the need to directly list your e-mail address in a classified ad post (for better security / spam protection), a few settings to explore in your forum profile:

arrow Part I: Profile: How to View and Edit?

There are a number of ways to view and edit your profile.

To view your profile (works whether you have or have not yet posted to the forum):

-Log in to the forum

-Click the "Members" button in the toolbar.

-Search for your username in the username search box or in the list and click on it.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco23

To edit your profile:

-Log in to the forum

-Click the "Profile" button in the toolbar.

-The "Information" tab will open first.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco25

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arrow Part II: Profile: Setting Options to Check

When viewing your editable profile, you will see a number of tabs:
Information, Preferences, Signature, Avatar, Notifications.


1. Information Tab:

-E-mail and password can be changed here.

-Personalized Profile fields are optional.

-Consider filling out the location field before posting an ad in the Classified / Marketplace section so people know where you are.


2. Preferences Tab:

Options to consider setting to "yes"

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco11

Allow members to contact me by e-mail

Check that your e-mail address is correct in the Information tab before turning on this setting.

Contact will be via forum e-mail form (see screenshot below in part III).

Allow members to send me private messages

Contact will be via forum pm form (see screenshot below in part III).

Notifications can be set to receive e-mails when a member contacts you via personal message (see the Notifications Tab).

For more information about Forumotion PMs from the Help Forum:
http://help.forumotion.com/t8324-private-messages#43332

Allow newsletters

In the event that that we need to contact all forum members about forum-specific news or issues.

Note that this is forum newsletter is different than the Sac Volvo Club Mailing List.
For Sac Volvo Club news and event information delivered directly to your e-mail inbox, sign-up for the Mailing List here:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/mailing-list

Always notify me of replies

If selected, the forum will automatically select the "Notify me when a reply is posted" option with each topic / reply (no need to remember or worry about forgetting!)

Board Language

Can set and/or change here as preferred.

Timezone and Date Format

Forumotion is a company based in France, so the default may not be accurate to where you are. This can be changed here as preferred.


3 & 4. Signature and Avatar Tabs:

See this topic for more information:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t256-avatars-and-signatures-guidelines-and-how-tos


5. Notifications Tab:

You can select which notifications to receive via e-mail.


For more information about Forumotion Profile Settings from the Help Forum:
http://help.forumotion.com/t3341-your-profile-avatar-signature#18910

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arrow Part III: Forum Communications: How to Contact a Member via Forum PM or E-mail?

The easiest way  to contact a member regarding their classified ad is to view their ad (make sure you are logged in) and select one of the contact buttons under their username.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Forump11

The forum PM form looks like this:

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Privat10

The forum e-mail form looks like this:

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Hope that helps!

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Take care,
volvie!

1-31-2018: Forum Profile Screenshots Updated

#how-to  #communication  #email  #pm  #newsletter  #notifications  #profile  #settings  #classified  #information
by volvie!
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:59 pm
 
Search in: About This Forum
Topic: Forum Communications (E-mail, PM, Newsletter, Notifications) and Profile Settings
Replies: 0
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Avatars and Signatures: Guidelines and How-Tos

Hi Everyone,

Whether you are new to forums or a seasoned pro, please take a moment to review these Avatar and Signature Guideline and How-To sections so that we all start on the same page.  thumb up

arrow Avatar Guidelines:

An avatar is an image that appears near your username in all the posts you have submitted.
It is the visual representation of yourself online, so be creative and have some fun with it!

To keep page loading speeds up (and help our members with slower internet connections):
Please select or upload / add an avatar that is a static image / design (not an animated image or .gif).

! If you chose to upload and/or add an avatar by URL, please note:
You must be the original copyright holder of any uploaded avatar image.
(That is, the avatar must be your own photo and/or graphic design.)

For more information, check out the Sac Volvo Club Photo-Video Policy:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/policies

Forumotion Avatar Guidelines wrote:Only one image can be displayed at a time, its width cannot exceed 150 pixels, the height cannot exceed 150 pixels, and the file size cannot be higher than 64 KB.


Example of max avatar size (150 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall):
Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Star1510

My avatar, the photo of the VCOA badge on my 244 grille, is 145 pixels wide by 109 pixels tall.
Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Volvie11


? Avatar How-To:

Avatars can be set by clicking the profile button in the top menu (you must be logged in).

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Some notes about the different options:

! -"Create my avatar"- This option re-directs you to a website that requires a flash plug-in.
If you choose this option, please make sure your flash player is up-to-date.

? -"Upload an avatar from your computer"- This option may (or may not) utilize forum storage space...

Like a Star @ heaven -"Upload an avatar from a URL"- Preferred method to add your own custom avatar to the forum.

When you have finished creating and resizing your avatar, host it online (ServImg, etc.) and copy and paste the URL code into this field.

ServImg is the photo host associated with Forumotion / this Forum.
The ServImg account should be the same as your Sac Volvo Club Forum account (same e-mail and password):

Link to ServImg:
https://servimg.com/?lang=en

For more information about ServImg, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t255-how-to-host-post-photos
[Note: You may need to host / post a photo to a topic before your Sac Volvo Club Forum ServImg Account gets created.]

! -"Link to an off-site Avatar"-
Forumotion Help Forum wrote:Beware of images wich are under copyright. It's also highly recommended to re-host all images on your own image-hosting service (ServImg or Photobucket for example), as you'd otherwise use the bandwith of the server that contains the original picture - this would be illegal!!

http://help.forumotion.com/t3341-your-profile-avatar-signature#18913

Like a Star @ heaven -"Select your Avatar from our Gallery"- Preferred method to add avatar already uploaded in Forumotion galleries.
Categories include: animals, smilies, engines, etc. Note that there are a couple Volvo options in the engine category.

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arrow Signature Guidelines:

Signatures are an extra piece of text that you can choose to add under each of your posts to identify more about you and your cars and will appear under a line as you can see with my example below (at the bottom of this post).

Signature text is limited to 500 characters.

! The VCOA Forum Rules Section of the Sac Volvo Club Classified-Forum Policy does NOT allow images in signatures and contains the following rules:

VCOA wrote:Signatures:

  Must be setup in your Profile (user Control Panel) , and not manually added to your messages.
  May NOT contain any images.
  May not contain any pricing, sales, product etc. details.
  May contain a maximum of two smilies.
  May include two clickable links. URL's or mailto: - No duplicate links
  Only exact URLs allowed ie not LOOK HERE - No tiny url, affiliate links etc either, only exact, literal URLs
  May include two colors. Hyperlink color is set by the system and is not counted as a color.
  Maximum font size cannot be larger than normal.
  Must be kept to a maximum of four lines (at 1024 resolution).
  May not contain links to other threads or posts for the purpose of self promotion
  Any signature or avatar that is offensive or insulting to either us, our members, or our staff, are prohibited and will be removed.
  We reserve the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature or avatar at any time, for any reason.


Also note the VCOA Forum Rules regarding Advertising and Affiliate Links:
VCOA wrote:
General Forum Etiquette:

  Do not link to any site that contains adult content, sexually oriented material or might otherwise be considered offensive. Any post containing an inappropriate link will be deleted and the poster will receive a warning.
  No affiliate links to be posted, anywhere on our forum.

At all times:

  Keep all commentary civil, and be courteous at all times. Constructive criticism is welcome, but insults directed towards other users or the site admins will not be tolerated. Coarse/insulting language will not be tolerated.
  No commercial advertising is permitted.
  When recommending a product to help a user solve their issue, you must disclose any affiliations you may have with the company or group that manufacturers or supplies that particular product. This includes, but is not limited to: any paid or non-paid relationships past or present, receiving any promotional products or services, or any other similar information.
  Any posts deemed to be self promotion, advertising, or spam can and will be removed. NO SPAM - NO ADVERTISING eg. Posting and making excessive, inappropriate and unnecessary references to your products and websites is self promotion.
  If you feel a post violates any of these rules, or you need to bring it to the attention of a moderator (move threads/close/split), please use the ‘report this post’ link to notify the moderators.


Sac Volvo Club Classified-Forum Policy Forum Post link:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t245-sac-volvo-club-classifieds-forum-policy

Direct link to the VCOA Forum Rules:
http://www.vcoa.org/forum/rules


? Signature How-To:

Signatures can also be set by clicking on the profile button in the top menu (you must be logged in).

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco16

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No matter how cool it is or how long you worked on it, if you use an avatar or signature that does not meet these guidelines and/or follow Sac Volvo Club Policy, we reserve the right to delete it without notice.

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Related Forumotion Help Topic:
http://help.forumotion.com/t3341-your-profile-avatar-signature#18910

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thank you  for reading this post and making this forum a nice place to be!

See you on the board!  Very Happy

Take care,
volvie!

1-31-2018: Forum Avatar and Signature Profile Screenshots Updated

#policy  #rules  #how-to  #avatar  #signature
by volvie!
on Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:28 am
 
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Topic: Avatars and Signatures: Guidelines and How-Tos
Replies: 0
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How To Host / Post Photo(s)

Hi Everyone,

Forumotion has recently updated the ServImg Image Hosting / Upload Feature on the forums!

It is now much easier to directly host and upload photos directly in Sac Volvo Club Forum topics!

The ServImg account should be the same as your Sac Volvo Club forum account (same e-mail and password):
[Note: You may need to host / post a photo to a topic before your Sac Volvo Club Forum ServImg Account gets created.]

Link to ServImg:
https://servimg.com/?lang=en

ServImg Terms of Service:
https://servimg.com/terms_service.php

ServImg Terms of Service wrote:Don't upload anything that can be even remotely construed as illegal, pornographic, copyrighted, harassment, or spam. If you do, we will ban you, delete all your images, and report you to the proper authorities (if necessary).


To Host / Post Photo(s):

1. Make sure you are logged in to the forum.

Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu to log in.
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button.

2. Navigate to the category and forum where you would like to upload your photo(s).

Example: For Sale Section

-If the topic already exists, click on the topic name and then click on "Post Reply" or "Edit."

-If creating a new topic, look for a "New Topic" button at the top and bottom of the forum frame.

3. Host the Photo(s)

You should now see the Topic Writing / Editing window.

Look for a picture icon with a floppy disk in front of it.
The help text says, "Host an image."

-Click on this picture / floppy disk icon and a new window appears allowing you to "Drop your files here" or "Select Files"

[Start 10/21/2018 Update:]

At this time, you can upload / insert up to three (3) photos at a time / per post with a free ServImg account.

And, you can upload / insert up to 25 photos at a time / per post with a Pro ServImg account.

[End 10/21/2018 Update-- For more details, please see reply below.]

ServImg Terms of Service wrote:You can upload jpg, png and gif images that are less than 1 Mo (1000 ko).


-Keep the images sized at "800 px width (for forums)"

-Select "Send All"

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Servim10

4. Post the Photo(s)

-After Sending the images to ServImg for hosting, the window will change and show you thumbnail images along with URL links and a new option to "insert all."

-Select "Insert All" for the image url codes to be automatically added to your post.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Servim11

5. Finish your message and send.

-When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

-You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

-When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

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Related topics on the Forumotion Help Forum for more information:

2016 Topic:
http://help.forumotion.com/t146294-servimg-drag-drop-multiupload-are-now-available-for-forumotion-forums#1003840

2015 Topics:
http://help.forumotion.com/t140030-how-to-host-an-image-with-servimg#951587

http://help.forumotion.com/t139808-how-to-upload-a-picture-via-servimg-with-mobiles-and-tablets#949902

2008 Topic:
http://help.forumotion.com/t10583-servimg-tutorial#55030

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So now you know!
Go register, log in, and lets see all those wonderful pictures!   thumb up

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Take care,
volvie!

#how-to  #photos  #servimg
by volvie!
on Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:32 pm
 
Search in: About This Forum
Topic: How To Host / Post Photo(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Forum Error #230: Contact Technical Support / General Error Help

Hi Everyone,

If you try to register for the forum or are posting to the forum and receive the following error message:
Error #230: Contact Technical Support

Or, if you receive any other error message try these tips as they generally help in a lot of situations:

There are a few things to try:
1. Clear your browsers cache and/or cookies--
Clean your cache first. If you still have problems, clean your cookies.

Alternatively, you can clean them both at the same time:

-Instructions provided by Gmail Support:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/32050?hl=en&rd=1

-Related link from the University of Indiana:
https://kb.iu.edu/d/ahic

2. If you do not want to clean your cache/cookies, or are still having a problem after cleaning your cache/cookies,
Try a different browser, if you have one.
For example, if you were using the Google Chrome Browser when you received the error, try switching to the Mozilla Firefox Browser and see what happens...

3. If switching browsers does not help, clear the browser of cache and cookies again and either reply to this topic with any further details you can provide or contact me as listed on the Contact Us page (webmaster):
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus

4. If you have the time/inclination/want to help problem solve:
Try searching for your issue/error code in the Forumotion Help Forums.
The link can be found in the bottom right footer of the forum under "Free Forum Support:"
http://help.forumotion.com/
Although I find searching with Google much more helpful than the forums search bar.
Example:
forumotion error 230 site:help.forumotion.com


I have made a change in the Administration Settings, so hopefully no one else runs into this 230 error again, but if you do and these recommendations do not work for you, let me know...

Hope that helps.

Take care,
volvie!

#how-to #support #clear-cache #clear-cookies #Forumotion
by volvie!
on Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:45 pm
 
Search in: About This Forum
Topic: Forum Error #230: Contact Technical Support / General Error Help
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

FAQ: How to Post Classifed Ads to Sac Volvo Club Forum & Where to Find Resources for Buying/Selling

Hi Everyone,

We do not post classified ads to the mailing list, but we do have this Sac Volvo Club Forum where you are more than welcome to post your classified ad(s).

How to post a Classified Ad on the Sac Volvo Club Forum:

Note: To limit spammers, you must be registered and logged in to see and create posts in the Classifieds/Marketplace section.

1. Navigate to the forum:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/sac-volvo-club-forum
or
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/

2. Login to the Sac Volvo Club Forum.

Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu to log in.
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco29

3. Scroll down to the Classifieds / Marketplace section.

4. Click on For Sale or Wanted category link:

For Sale:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f12-for-sale

Wanted:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f13-wanted

5. Click on New Topic.

Once inside the For Sale or Wanted forum, look for a "new topic" button at the top and bottom of the forum frame.
Click on this button to view the full post writing/editing window.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco26

6. Review the Sac Volvo Club Forum policies and rules.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco27

7. Start typing your description of the item you are selling (For Sale Section) or looking for (Wanted Section).

If you are selling a car, some things to consider when describing the car in the ad:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t6-before-you-post-read-this
(You will need to be registered/logged in to see this post as it is in the For Sale section)

8. When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

(See screenshot below.)

9. You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

(See screenshot below.)

10. When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco28

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As noted above, to limit spammers, you must be registered and logged in to see and create posts in the Classifieds/Marketplace section.

If you have not yet registered for the Sac Volvo Club Forum, some additional information:

If you are new to forums and/or need help registering for the forum, take a look at this topic here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t7-forum-newbies-information-and-how-tos-to-help-you-get-started

And/or this one, if using the Apple Safari Internet Browser / having issues with the image verification when registering:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t165-registering-for-the-forum-with-apple-safari-browser

Since you will need to be contacted by another person to complete the transaction, a couple of notes:
-Register for the forum with a real email address (that you check often).
-Set up your forum account to send personal message notifications to your e-mail (as I do not recommend sharing your e-mail address in the forum posts for spam protection).
For more information about how to change these settings in your forum profile, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t269-forum-communications-e-mail-pm-newsletter-notifications-and-profile-settings

See this post for more information/background:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t70-spammers-in-the-classifieds-marketplace
(You will need to be registered/logged in to see this post as it is in the For Sale section).

[While in the For Sale Section, take a look at this topic about being on the look out for scams:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t5-buyer-beware-be-on-the-look-out-for-scams ]

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Need some more resources (how much is the car worth, etc.)?

Check out our Volvo Buying Guide and Selling Guide links here:

http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvo-buying-guide

http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvo-selling-guide

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Additional Resources:

If you are selling a car or part and would like to find other places to list your car for sale, check out these resources:

Volvo Forums Links:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvoforumlinks

Model-Specific Links (Rear Wheel Drive Models):
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/technical-resources#TOC-RWD:

Model-Specific Links (Front Wheel Drive Models):
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/technical-resources#TOC-FWD:

Volvo Buying Guide:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvo-buying-guide

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General questions about the forum can be found in the Information / About this Forum section here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f16-about-this-forum

Have additional questions?

Contact Us:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus

Attention: Webmaster

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Good luck with your transactions!

Hope that helps!

Take care,
volvie!

3-5-2018: How to post a Classified Ad on the Sac Volvo Club Forum section updated with screenshots.

#how-to  #classified  #buying  #selling  #resources  #information
by volvie!
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:34 pm
 
Search in: About This Forum
Topic: FAQ: How to Post Classifed Ads to Sac Volvo Club Forum & Where to Find Resources for Buying/Selling
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

Registering for the Forum with Apple Safari Browser

Hi Everyone,

If you use the Apple Safari web browser, you may have experienced some difficulty registering for this forum as the Just Humans image verification photos were not displaying properly due to cross site cookie permission settings:
http://wiki.justhumans.com/index.php?title=cross_site_cookie_permissions

The suggested work around is now allowing the images to display correctly on my Windows PC / Apple Safari web browser combination.
It should also work on an Apple OS / Apple Safari web browser combination.

Steps to registering for the Sac Volvo Club Forum with the Apple Safari web browser:

1. If you have already tried registering for the forum:
Clear your Apple Safari web browser cache and cookies so that stored errors do not interfere with the registration process:
http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
(Optional) You may also want to delete the Sac Volvo Club Forum visit history in your Settings --> History menu to start with a clean slate when starting the registration process again.

2. Whether you have previously tried registering for the forum or not:
Navigate to the Sac Volvo Club Forum at one of two (updated) places:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/sac-volvo-club-forum#SVCF (updated gadget on Sac Volvo Club website)
or
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/ (new web address)
Note that the original forum external link (http://sacvolvoclub.forumotion.net/) still works (as the only issue is with the Just Humans image verification step during registration) so once the initial registration step is completed, you should be able to normally access the Sac Volvo Club Forum via any of the links.

3. Click the "Register" button (second icon from the right at the top of the forum screen).
The Just Humans image verification photos should now be displaying properly.

4. Select the proper image and you will be taken to the "Forum Terms of Service" page.

5. After reading the terms of service and clicking the "I agree to these terms" button, you will be directed to the "Registration Information" page where you will enter your username, e-mail address, and password information.

6. The forum is set to send a confirmation/activation message to the e-mail address you entered into the registration form, so be sure to check your e-mail to complete the registration process.

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If you have any questions about the registration process or need any more information, please let me know.

Hope that helps!

Looking forward to seeing you on the forum!

Take care,
volvie!

#how-to #register #image #verification #clear-cache #clear-cookies #support
by volvie!
on Wed May 01, 2013 6:00 pm
 
Search in: About This Forum
Topic: Registering for the Forum with Apple Safari Browser
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

Policy / Terms of Service / Rules Reminder & How-To Report a Post

Hi Everyone,

We always hope things like this are implied and don't need to be stated, but we are serious about keeping this forum a clean, safe, and welcoming environment, so a reminder and a warning:

12-6-2016 Update:

1. ! Sac Volvo Club Classified-Forum Policy / Terms of Service / Rules Reminder/Warning:

As stated in the Sac Volvo Club Classified-Forum Policy / Terms of Service / Rules you agreed to when you registered:

http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t245-sac-volvo-club-classifieds-forum-policy

-No profanity or cussing, real or implied (i.e., no symbols used in place of the letters) will be tolerated.
To express the emotion, use the emoticons as seen to the right of the screen when writing a post.
Some suggestions:  angry rant  brick wall   bat   Suspect

Important note: If you type in a crude word while writing a post, it will not be filtered out when you send it to the board, so if you are accustomed to speaking and writing with profanity, I suggest you take the time to
proof read your posts before sending them.

-No harassment on the board or in private messages will be tolerated.
If you are angry, step away from the computer until you have calmed down.
If someone is harassing you, contact me or any other administrator/moderator to deal with it.

-No spamming, advertising, or affiliate linking will be allowed.
The Sac Volvo Club Classified / Marketplace was created for enthusiasts to connect, share resources, and find "good homes" for their Volvo(s) and Volvo parts.

For more specific information, please refer to the Sac Volvo Club Classified-Forum Policy:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t245-sac-volvo-club-classifieds-forum-policy

This has now been stated twice, once in the Sac Volvo Club Classified-Forum Policy / Terms of Service / Rules and once here in this post.

red flag Any violations of these policies will not be tolerated and you will be banned for an infraction.

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2. arrow How to Report a Post:

If you find any spam, profanity, harassment, advertising, or anything else you would like to report to an administrator/moderator, look for this icon when viewing the post and click on it:

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Icon_post_report    

Once clicked, it should look like this:

Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Icon_post_reported

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thank you for taking the time to read this and for helping us keep this forum a safe haven from all the misbehavior, drama, and spam that has become commonplace on the internet.
Now that this has been said and read, go join the discussion and have fun!  driving

Take care,
volvie!

#policy #rules #TOS #how-to
by volvie!
on Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:18 pm
 
Search in: About This Forum
Topic: Policy / Terms of Service / Rules Reminder & How-To Report a Post
Replies: 0
Views: 1809

Forum Newbies: Information and How-Tos to Help you get Started

Hi Everyone,

We were all newbies, once so don't worry-- we are here to educate and help.    thumb up

study Here are some topics of interest from the Forumotion Support Forum:

-Forum Glossary:
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/forum-glossary-t8326.htm

-Some Basic Definitions (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/some-basic-definitions-legend-t18385.htm

-Basic Post Layout (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/basic-post-layout-t36339.htm

-Private Messages (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/t8324-private-messages#43332

-Searching Posts (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/t8329-searching-posts#43337

-Your Profile, Avatar, and Signature (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/t3341-your-profile-avatar-signature#18910

For more Avatar / Signature Guideline and How-To Information specific to this forum, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t256-avatars-and-signatures-guidelines-and-how-tos



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arrow Forum  Etiquette:

-Use descriptive titles for your post subjects so we know what your post will be about.
Please do not use symbols or unusual characters to draw attention to your post.

-Turn your Caps Lock button OFF, as that is the equivalent of yelling.

-Please use complete sentences with spaces and punctuation, as it is very difficult to read and understand your post without it (capitalization is optional).

-Perfect spelling isn't required, but please make the effort to spell-check (look for the red underline beneath words) as chronic bad spelling can make your post hard to understand and can be irritating to some people.

-Be considerate of others with slower internet connections.

If posting a topic with a lot of images (For Sale, Past Events, etc.), please make a note in your title.
For example:
Volvo For Sale (lots of pics)

It is best to attach static images only (no animations or .gifs).

For more information about How-To Host / Upload Photo(s), see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t255-how-to-host-post-photos



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How-Tos:

Please note that guests are allowed to view the forum, but only members are allowed to reply to a topic and start a new topic. To become a member, you need to register (its free and only takes a few minutes).

1. ?  How-To Register with the Sac Volvo Club Forum:

-Click the Register button in the top menu (it is towards the right side with a pen image).

-You will be directed to an image verification page to prove you are human (and not a spamming robot).

If you have any issues with the image verification, access the forum registration here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/

For more information, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t165-registering-for-the-forum-with-apple-safari-browser

-After passing the image verification, you will be directed to the Terms of Service (TOS) page.
Make sure you read it and fully understand it before agreeing to the terms.

-After accepting the TOS, you will be asked to enter an e-mail address and create a username (for example, mine is volvie!), and a password (do not share your password with anyone).

! Note: The e-mail address you enter will be used to send you any forum announcements/newsletters and is also where you will receive notification if someone sends you a Personal Message (PM), or replies to a topic you created and/or are watching.

Screenshot of this step:
Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Sacvco17

-After submitting that information, you will be asked to confirm your password and pass a Google ReCaptcha challenge.

To pass the reCAPTCHA challenge, first click the "I am not a robot" box, and follow the directions of the recaptcha challenge that appears.

Screenshot of this step:
Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Svcfor10

Once successfully passed, a green check mark will appear next to the "I am not a robot" text.

Click the save button to proceed.

Screenshots of this step:
Topics tagged under how-to on Sac Volvo Club Forum Svcfor11

! Note that the reCaptcha challenge may be slow to load, so please wait for it to load before confirming your password.

If you do not see the reCaptcha challenge, please make sure your browser is up-to-date and try the general troubleshooting steps listed here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t203-forum-error-230-contact-technical-support-general-error-help

-After passing the reCapcha challenge, an e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you entered to verify your account.

Check your e-mail for this message and click on the link provided. Your account will now be activated.

! Note that you will not be able to log in until your account is activated.
Please check your spam box / folder if the message does not arrive in your inbox.

If you have any issues during the registration process, please let me know:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus (Attention: Webmaster)

-Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu (with the green X) to log in and join the discussion.

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2. ? How-To Post a Reply to an Existing Topic:

-Make sure you are logged in to the forum.
Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu to log in.
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button.

-Navigate to the category and forum where the topic you want to reply to is located.

-Click on the topic name.

-When viewing the topic, you should see a "Post Reply" button at both the top and bottom of the page.
Click on this button to view the full post writing/editing window.

There is also a "Quick Reply" box/writing window at the bottom of the post where the post formatting options are a little more limited.

-When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

-You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

-When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

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3.  ? How-To Post a New Topic:

-Make sure you are logged in to the forum.
Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu to log in.
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button.

-Take a look at all the categories and forum descriptions to see which area best fits your topic idea.
For example, if you are a photographer looking for a specific Volvo model for a photo shoot, you would want to create a Classified Ad in the "Wanted" section:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f13-wanted

-Once inside a forum, look for a "new topic" button at the top and bottom of the forum frame.
Click on this button to view the full post writing/editing window.

-When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

-You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

-When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

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4.  ? How-To Watch (or Stop Watching) a Forum:

To receive e-mail notifications when a new post is added to a forum:

-Make sure you are logged in to the forum.
Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu to log in.
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button.

-Navigate to the forum that you want to watch.
Example: Classifieds / Marketplace: For Sale:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f12-for-sale

-Scroll down to the bottom of the post section and click the "Start watching forum" link (above the "jump to" menu).

-The link will change to "Stop watching forum."
Click this if you wish to stop receiving notifications.

-This process can be completed for any / every forum.


#how-to  #register  #captcha  #funcaptcha  #Google #recaptcha #reply  #watch  #post

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So now you know!
Go register, log in, and add to the discussions!  woot dance

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Take care,
volvie!

Updated:
12-6-2016
1-30-2018: Added FunCaptcha challenge information and screenshots to how to register section.
10-21-2018: FunCaptcha information and screenshots updated with Google reCaptcha information and screenshots in the how to register section.
by volvie!
on Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:29 am
 
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