Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here is a brief explanation of some of the questions you may have about the Boards.

Can I put html tags anywhere in my posts?

No. You can not use HTML tags in any field except body of the message. The maintainer of the script has the option of allowing or disallowing any HTML in the Message part of your posting. If they disallow it, the script will just throw out everything in <>'s. If they allow it, your html markup will appear in the posting. It can't hurt to try.

Why didn't my post show up?

Your post most likely did not show up, because your browser did not reload the page, it simply pulled it out of cache. Please reload your browser and it should then appear.

How to display a picture in the post?


1) The picture must be avaliable on the internet some where.
2) You must know the URL or path to the pic.
3) You must enter the HTML code to make the picture show up or post the pic on the Picture 
   Post or Boats For Sale board.  These board have extra fields to make it easer to post 
   pictures on them.

I have seen several people attempt to post a picture by entering the URL to the web page 
which containes the picture.  The URL will usually end with a ".html", "htm", "shtml" or ".stm".  
This will not work because the URL points to a web page and not the actual picture.  A picture 
URL usually ends with a ".bmp", ".jpg", ".gif", or ".tif".

If you have a pic on the web, and you are not sure what the URL is to the picture it self, you 
can ask the web browser to tell you what it is.  All you have to do is place the mouse
cursor on the pic in the web page. Click the right mouse button.  This will bring up a 
menu.  Select "Properties" from the menu.  This will show you the URL of the picture.  You can 
even Hi-Lite the URl with the mouse and press ctrl-insert to copy it to the clip board and 
then press shift-insert to paste it into the fields on the message board.

If you want to embed your picture into the message using HTML code, here is a quick lesson on
Basics HTML.

All HTML code must be placed between the < and the >. The first command turns on the 
feature.  The second command with the "/" turns the feature off.

For example: 

  This will cause the word <B>bold</B> to appear in "bold" type.
  This will cause the word <I>Italic</I> to appear in "Italic" type.
  This will cause the word <U>Underlined</U> to appear in "underlined" type.
  You can also combine all three <B><I><U>All of them</B></I></U> to get a mix type face.
  You can attach a <BR> to force a line break.
  You can attach a <P> to force a new paragraph

  You can use <BIG>This is big Letters</BIG>

  This is <BIG><BIG>Big Big Letters</BIG></BIG>.

  This will display a pic as long as it is on-line some where:

    <IMG SRC="">

  This will form a Link to your sight:

    <A HREF=""> This is my site </A>

    ( The text "This is my site" will be highlited as a link to my page )
  This is a sample combines the pic and link to show a thumbnail link to a picture!

   <A HREF=""> <IMG SRC=""> </A> 

The best way to test your URL link is to type it into your browser. If the picture shows up there, it will show up in your message. You can then Hi-Lite the text with the mouse and press crtl-insert to copy the URL text to the clip board. Then use shift-insert to past the URL into your message. Then just add the <IMG SRC="URL" > around the URL.

You can create your own web page and upload pictures at Geocities Yahoo Web page construction menu. This is a step by step guide on how to build your own web page.

You can also create a page at Visual Cities . This sight was recomended my one of the visitors to this board. This sight does not have advertising banners at the top of your page.

If all else fails, just email me the pic to me at and I will put it on the web for you. I hope that this helps......Jeff

How do I get the little faces show in my post?

The faces will show up if you use the following code:

:) = 
:( = 
;) = 
:p = 
:x = 
:: = 
Have fun....

Where can I get the scripts for this program?

The scripts are written in Perl and were originally created by Matt Wright. They are free to anyone who wishes to use them and you can get them as well as other scripts at: Enjoy!

Keep in mind that the scripts that run this board are heavly modified from the original versions.

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