<h2><a name="_Toc244299">Post a New Topic</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Look for this button: .
Click it, and use the resulting screen to enter a topic title and message.
You can also include a posting icon if you wish to convey a mood with your
message. When you are finished, click “Post Now” to complete the
process. You will then be returned to your completed message.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244300">Post a Poll</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">You can create a new topic that consists of a poll
question and answers. Other members will be able to vote in your poll, and
you’ll see results generated automatically. To post a poll, look for
this button: .
Click it, and enter a subject, a question, and up to five possible responses.
Click “Post Poll Now” to complete the process.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244301">Post a Reply</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Look for this button: .
Click it, and use the resulting screen to add your message. Your message
will be appended to the end of the topic in which you clicked the “post
reply” button. To include a quote from the previous message, click
this icon rather than the “post reply” button. You will see a posting
screen with the previous message already quoted for you.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244302">Edit my Message</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">click
this icon to edit or delete a post. If it’s your own message, you can
use this icon any time; if it’s another member’s post, only the author of
the post and moderators/admins have permission to edit/delete.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244303">View Recent Messages</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">UBB.x offers two automatic ways to view recent messages
on the community. If you click “New Since Your Last Visit,” you will
see a listing of any new posts made since the last time you logged into the
community. If you click “Today’s Active Topics,” you will see a
listing of all topics that have had posts in the past 24 hours.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244304">Subscribe to a Forum or Topic</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="left">Use
this tool to keep in touch with what's new in the community. You can request
immediate email notification, daily or weekly email digests, or online
notification in your MyPop page. Your site administrator selects the available
options for each community or forum.</p>
<h2 style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><a name="_Toc244305">What can I track using the
PopIt!™ tool?</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">New Topics in a Forum -
find out when a new topic has started</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">Replies to Topics -
track topic replies</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">Members - follow your
selected members' posts within the community</p>
<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial Black'; LETTER-SPACING: -0.5pt">What
Delivery Options can I Request?</span></p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">The options may include:</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: #cc6600"></span>MyPop™
Page - new posts since your last visit are updated online in the MyPop™ Page.
After you visit the old posts will automatically be removed from the list so
that you always have a fresh list of what's new.</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in">Immediate
Notification - email automatically sent to you when there is an update.</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in">Daily
Email Digest - a summary of all of your notifications sent once a day.</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: #cc6600"></span>Weekly
Email Digest - a summary of all of your notifications sent once a week.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244306">Modify or Cancel a Notification</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Click on the 'MyPop™' link. Go to 'PopIt!™
Preferences' to view all of your current notification requests. Click the 'edit'
link to change delivery options or cancel the request entirely. You can
also edit your preferences directly from the email you receive from the UBB.x™
<h2><a name="_Toc244307">Subscribe to another Member</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial Black'">
</span>click this icon if you wish to be notified every time this member posts
to the community.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244308">Add Members to my Contact List</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">click
this icon if you wish to add a member to your contact list. This list is
handy for composing invitation lists when you create private topics. To view
your contact list, click this icon on any page.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244309">Search for Information</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">The UBB.x™ application has a powerful search function
to help you find what you need quickly. Click the “search” link at the
top right corner of any page to search by keyword, forum, date, or author name.
Once you’ve narrowed the search, the database will return links to all results
matching your query.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244310">Rate a Topic</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Click the down arrow and select a rating from 5 (best) to
1 (worst) stars. Click “Go” to register your rating. Topic ratings are
dynamically displayed on the Forum and Topic pages. Be careful; you can
only rate a topic once!</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244311">Print a Topic</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Within any topic, you will see this icon at
the bottom of the page. Click the icon to see a printer-friendly version
of the topic. Use your browser’s print button to send it to your
<h2><a name="_Toc244312">Add an Emoticon (Graemlin) to my Message</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">When you click the “New Topic” or “Post Reply”
buttons, you enter the primary message screen. You’ll see a series of
colorful icons (smilies, etc.) under the heading “Instant Graemlins”.
Click these icons to add automatic emoticons within your message. Note
that the icon will appear at the end of any text you have typed in the box.
The icon will appear as typeface within this screen, but will be converted to
the graphic icon once the message appears on the board. (These emoticons
are called “Graemlins” in tribute to the person who first suggested them as
a feature.)</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244313">Add Formatting or an Image to my Message</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">When you click the “New Topic” or “Post Reply”
buttons, you enter the primary message screen. You’ll see a series of
buttons under the heading “Instant UBBCode™”. UBBCode™ is a simplified
form of HTML that allows you to format your message with basic options, such as
bold, italics, or including an image. Click these buttons to add the option you
desire. Like Instant Graemlins, Instant UBBCode™ is inserted at the end of any
text you have already typed. You’ll notice that the code inside your
message box resembles raw HTML code; it is converted when you click “Post
<h2><a name="_Toc244314">Post an Attachment</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Whenever you post a new topic or a reply, you have the
option to upload an attached file (assuming your board owner has allowed it).
After you have written your message, check this box that says “post
attachment”. Click “Post Now,” and you will have the opportunity to browse
to an attachment, name it, and upload it with your message. Note that your board
owner has the ability to limit file size and type; you may wish to check with
him/her regarding any restrictions on this feature.</p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244315">Include a Signature with my Message</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Whenever you post a new topic or a reply, you have the
opportunity to include a standard signature. If you check the “show
signature” box, your signature will be appended to your message. Your
signature is part of the information included in your Profile, which you can
change at any time by clicking the MyPop link. </p>
<h2><a name="_Toc244316">Create a Private Topic</a></h2>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Click the MyPop link, and then click the “Private
Topics” tab. Click the “New Topic” button, and you will see a screen
to select other members to invite into your topic. Only those people you
invite will be able to see or participate in your Private Topic; you can remove
any member from the Private Topic at any time. Use the “Add” and
“Remove” buttons to create your invitation list, and then click “Invite
These Members.” Next, confirm your participants.</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText">Create a subject and message for the Private Topic, and
click “Post Private Topic Now.” Your invitees will receive an email
invitation to participate.</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText">To see your open Private Topics, you can either use the
MyPop link or you can click this icon on any page: .</p>