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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Thunderfall, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    This thread contains answers to the frequently asked questions posted here in Site Feedback.

    If you want to suggest a question to include in this FAQ, feel free to post in this thread.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is the status of forum search?
    Forum search has been re-enabled for all registered members after we moved the site to a new server on June 7th, 2005!

    How can I add a picture (i.e. avatar) under my user name?
    You can give yourself an avatar in your User CP's Edit Options page. There are hundreds of Civish avatars for you to choose from. If you have 30 posts AND have registered for 30 days, you can give yourself a custom (non-animated) avatar. The dimension limit of custom avatars is 70x70 pixels and size limit is 4 KB.

    How can I set a custom title?
    The requirements are the same as custom avatar (30 posts & 30 days). You can edit your title in your User CP's Edit Profile page.

    How do I resize pictures or convert them to another format?
    Check out the Image Editing section of Download.com for some good programs.
    I recommmend Ulead PhotoImpact and Paint Shop Pro. Both are shareware.

    How can I take screenshots?
    Method #1: Hit the Print Screen (Prt Scr) key on your keyboard, open a graphics program, then select Paste.
    Method #2: Use a screen capture program such as HyperSnap or SnagIt.
    Method #3: Check out the free ScreenAssistant utility program.

    Is there a complete list of BB Codes somewhere?
    The list is available here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/help/bb-codes
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2018
  2. Proserpine

    Proserpine Chieftain

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    2 questions: why doesn't the display list of active topics link work, and why is the forumid link to this page, in the message below, coming up as invalid?

    Welcome to CivFanatics forum!

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    Hi Proserpine,

    Welcome to the Civilization Fanatics' Forum! Before posting on the forum, please take some time to read through the forum rules and the forum FAQ:

    RULES: http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumRules.shtml
    FAQ: http://forums.civfanatics.com/misc....&action=faq

    The forum rules page outlines the rules that all members are expected to follow in order to preserve a pleasant and friendly atmosphere on the forum. The forum FAQ contains info on various forum features such as avatars and smilies.

    If you still have questions about the forum after reading the above documents, please feel free to post them in the Site Feedback forum (http://forums.civfanatics.com/forum...&forumid=19).
     
  3. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    Active topics requires search. Search not one anymore. Speaking of which shouldn't you update the FAQ part about search TF?
     
  4. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    They are valid. It's just that the forum automatically shortens the display URL. To see the full URL, you can hover your mouse over the link in the orginal message or right click on it to copy the shortcut.

    The forum search status has been updated now in the FAQ.
     
  5. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    BTW, if you guys want to suggest a question to include in this FAQ, feel free to post here.
     
  6. Ankka

    Ankka Chieftain

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    Erm... you *could* update the avatar size...

    And there's a typo in the screenie hint #3, it's utility, not utillity.

    :)


    EDIT: found another typo. Recommended is written with 3 "m"'s.

    :)
     
  7. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Prior to the upgrade we could "go to last unread post". That seems to be gone and I miss it.
     
  8. Ankka

    Ankka Chieftain

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    Is this what you are looking for?



    BTW, why is only uploads 7 and 8 showing up. :hmm: Why restrict people from the older ones?
     
  9. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    How to add pictures/files

    The first task is to save your file so it is a valid format to be uploaded. This means pictures should be gifs, jpgs or pngs not bmps and other files may have to be zipped before they can be uploaded.

    Then there are two options.

    You can either click on the advanced post reply option and then scroll down to the bottom half of the window where there will be a button with "Manage attachments" on it. Click on it and a pop up will appear where you can select the picture you want to upload. Then click on upload and eventually it will finish, then you can close the popup and the picture will have been attached to your post when you post it. This way is best if you are only posting one or two pictures.

    The alternative is to use the uploads link at the bottom of every page which also opens a separate window where you can select the file you want to upload although this time once its uploaded you will have to link the image to your post by using [IMG ] [/IMG ] tags without the space around the link, something like:
    [IMG ]http://www.civfanatics.net/uploads8/yourfile.JPG[/IMG ]
    This is the best method if you want to attach more images as each picture can be linked separately into the same post and positioned correctly.
     
  10. Ravena

    Ravena Chieftain

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    Have a quick general question---I have noticed others have avatars not from the predefined list for themselves How does someone go about doing that??
     
  11. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    Click the "Got Avatar" link in my sig, and all will be made clear.
     
  12. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Because I have a script that deletes files that haven't been accessed for a certain period (such as one year)... Having people browsing those old directories and viewing the files can mess up this system...
     
  13. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    Does that mean they can't be accessed, or only that they can't be browsed?
     
  14. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    They can still be accessed, if those files are included in posts. The only thing that changed is people can no longer see list of files in those old directories.
     
  15. Ankka

    Ankka Chieftain

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    So now we can't anymore browse for some old file that is missing. :undecide:
     
  16. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Surely if the picture was that important you would have saved it before?
     
  17. Ankka

    Ankka Chieftain

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    But how about something that someone is looking for, like MarineCorps found some units for Wyrmshadow IIRC some time ago, which where old, like a year or two... :hmm:
     
  18. citizen001

    citizen001 Banned

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    Why can't we have animated avatars? Lots of other forums have them.
     
  19. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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  20. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Sometimes being distracting can be good...
     

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