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    Post������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ How to Post new messages

    There are some of you, I'm sure, wondering how to do this. You're not familiar with how bulletin boards work, or how this one works.

    So, I'll slowly put together some instructions just for you.

    First..... don't be afraid of breaking anything. All posts can be edited or deleted by an Administrator. And, if you are a registered user, you can edit your own messages. (the benefit of registering)

    If you make a mistake that you can't seem to fix, just let us know.
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    New Message

    OK,
    now, this may seem silly.... but.... to add a new message you go to the area where you want to add your message, and click on the button that says........wait for it....... "New Message"

    Whew. Ok, that one was tough.

    Wait, are you in the right area? Did you want to leave a news item? Then make sure you are in the News section, and then hit New Message.

    When you've clicked on New Message, you will see at the top the name of the forum (section, area, whatever you want to call it) on the top. this forum that we're in now is called Fallen Brothers Community > About Fallen Brothers Foundation > Using This Site

    The Subject
    Well, what's you message about?
    Enter a quick short description. Something that when you are looking at a list of subjects, you'll know what yours is about. But don't lose sleep over it. It doesn't have to be perfect. No one is grading you.

    The Message
    Just type your message. If it's a news article or something, copy and paste it into your message. If you got it from another site, it might be nice to put a link to the other site.

    Remember, if you make a mistake, you can always go back and edit it (as long as you are registered).
    Brian Shea
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    Replying to a message

    Now that you know how to post a new message, what if you want to respond to someone elses message. Or perhaps add on to your original message.

    Then you want to reply.

    To reply to a message, first open up the message. (when I say open, I mean that you want to be reading the message, like you are now reading this one)

    Hit the Post Reply button. Now it's just like creating a new message.
    Brian Shea
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    All those confusing Options

    Don't get confused over all the options available to you.

    Ignore them if they overwhelm you. The main things are the simple 'Subject' and 'Message' boxes.

    When you are comfortable with posting, and realize that any 3 years old can do it (and maybe a 50 year old a little help), you might want to start playing with the different options like making things bold or italic.

    The enhancements in the messages are called 'vB Code'. When you are creating a message, and you want help with how the vb Code works, you will see a link for vB Code [help]

    But, don't worry about any of that until you're ready. Just jump in and participate. And don't let fear hold you back.
    Brian Shea
    Co-Director of Fallen Brothers Foundation
    (foundation charity dissolved 2006)

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