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New PalletBoard Tour



Welcome to the PalletBoard!

The PalletBoard has recently undergone a facelift and is better than ever. It offers the same old user friendly discussion environment with loads of new features. If you have a question about any of the new features, please visit the Problems/Technical Assistance/FAQ forum.

Anyone may view messages, but only registered users can post messages. Registration is free, quick, easy to do and has a number of benefits. You can post and still protect your privacy and identity - find out how.

To view a complete list of new features, click here.

Getting Started...
First time users will need to register and complete the registration process by responding to an e-mail that you should receive shortly after submitting your registration information. All you have to do is click on one of the two links provided in the e-mail - this will activate your account. Then you must login using the screen name and password to post or use advanced features.

Forum Descriptions
The new PalletBoard is divided into five sections. Most users will want to post in either the "PalletBoard - Main Forum" for general discussion (the top one on the list) or the "Wanted/Looking for Board". Only the administrators can post in the "Best of the PalletBoard" and "Old PalletBoard Posts" forums.

Basic Commands
Any forum with a new message will have a yellow page icon New Message Indicator next to it. As you view messages, the system keeps track of what registered users have and have not seen. You can bring up "Today's Posts" Today's Posts or "Posts Since Last Visit" Posts Since Last Visit by clicking on the icons shown here which are located at the bottom of the main screen.

To view the messages in a forum, click on the forum name. The most recent message threads will be at the top of the screen. You will then need to click on the plus sign Show All Messages next to the thread to bring up all the messages within that thread. You can view the first two lines of each post by scrolling over the post name.

Once you have clicked on a post, you can respond to the message by clicking the Reply to Message icon. You can also Quote the Message the message, subscribe Subscribe to the Thread to a thread to receive updates, Email the Author the poster, Block a Member a member, view a printable version Printable View of the message, Edit Your Message the post if you wrote it, or Forward the Message the post to someone else.

Any user can change the viewing style of the thread by clicking on either "Flat Style" Flat Style Viewing or "Tree Style" Tree Style Viewing depending on the current view setting.

If you want to post a new thread, click on the New Post button.

Posting Pictures
There are two ways registered users can include images in their posts:

  1. Link to an image on the Web:
    Click the image button and put the URL of the image between the two image tags. The URL is the location of the image on the Web. You can find the URL for an image by right clicking on it with your mouse and selecting the "Properties" option from the menu. For example, you could load the current cover of the Pallet Enterprise in your post by using the following URL: http://www.palletenterprise.com/images/cover.jpg.

    Here is an example of what it would look like in your post:
    [image]http://www.palletenterprise.com/images/cover.jpg[/image]


  2. -- OR --

  3. Upload an image from your PC or local network:
    Check the box to embed the image and then click on "Click here to upload". Enter the file name of the image, or if you don't know the file name, use the "Browse" button to search your system. When you find the file, click the "Open" button. Then click the "Ok" button to upload the image. (Image file formats allowed: jpeg, gif, bmp, png.) The image will not show in the preview of your post.
You may also attach a file to your post. The allowed file format and the maximum file size will be displayed when you click on "Click here to upload".

Private Messaging
Registered users can send private messages to other registered users by clicking on the Send Private Message icon. Or users can send private messages by clicking on the "Address Book" link on the navigational bar at the top of the screen. Private messages are sent to a user's inbox in the PalletBoard system and are not sent directly to the user's e-mail address. This allows a user to receive correspondence without having to give out his e-mail address.

Subscribe to Monitor a Thread
Registered users can also monitor posts to see when updates are made by subscribing to a thread. You will be notified via e-mail when messages are added. This allows you to easily monitor a discussion thread of interest. Click on the "My Subscription" link on the navigation bar at the top of the screen or click on the "Subscribe" Subscribe to the Thread icon just above a particular message.

Change Settings
Registered users can change their settings by clicking on the "My Profile" link on the navigational bar at the top of the screen.

Technical Questions
If you have a question about the new system that is not answered in the FAQ, go to the "Problems/Technical Assistance/FAQs" forum and post a question. Or you can e-mail

 
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