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Users Guide Doh!
September 22, 2009 12:12PM
"Papa's Home" Forum Users Guide
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Version 0.1 Sept 2009

Firstly you need to create a New Profile here, in order to participate. Please READ and AGREE to abide by our "House Rules" -- they are to keep your experience here an enjoyable one.

The registration system uses a Spam - CAPTCHA method to stop automated sign-ups, then sends you a registration confirmation email. If you are having problems getting through this process, please email us: admin@papashome.com, so we can manually create your account. Once your registration is confirmed, you may use the Log-In link (at top of page) to access Papa's Home. We recommend that you don't ask your web browser to save your username and password if anyone else is likely to use that computer.

When you have logged in the links at the top of the page will change slightly. You will have "Log Out" 1, "Control Centre" 2, "Private Messages" 3, and "House Rules" 4.

Use the Control Centre link to access your account settings, where you can set up your privacy options, your user Avatar (little picture that you can upload to represent you), your email address, and so on.

The JUMP MENU 5 brings up the following:

This is a quick method of getting between the rooms. Check out RECENT MESSAGES at the bottom of the menu too; it brings up a list of the last messages (in public) for you to catch up on the latest. Anything you haven't read is marked with a RED FLAG.

The Search fields are divided into two functions; a Papa's Home search 6 at the top, with an Advanced link underneath to give you more search options; and Bible search 7 - to give you quick access to searching for scripture.

The Announcements area 8 helps you to keep up with news for Papa's Home.


The Forums area 9 lists all of the rooms in Papa's Home, where you can leave messages, and reply to other's messages.

Next: Posting

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
- Lenny Bruce



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2009 03:02AM by onyx.

Re: Users Guide Doh!
September 23, 2009 03:17AM
When you wish, you can dive in and start replying or posting new topics in any of the "rooms" in Papa's Home.

Examining the posting area, you will see the Subject 1, the Subject Smiley 2, the BBCode buttons 3, and the posting area 4.
Of note: there is help for the BBCode and the Smileys under the ? button at the right. BBCode is what is used to give your posting the formatting you wish, such as bold, or coloured type, or an image inserted.

Underneath the posting area are the Posting Options5;
Follow Topic marks the topic as one for your account to keep a track of- you can do this in your control centre.
Email me About Replies...fairly self-explanatory - if someone replies, then Papa's Home emails you.
Add My Signature: You can use a signature/tagline and set it in your control centre, but it doesn't have to apply to every post you make.
Make Sticky: Only if you are an admin...locks the post to the top of the list of posts.
Replies are allowed sets the ability for other people to reply to your post (or not)
Disable Smileys can be useful if you want to type the BBCode for a smiley without showing the Smiley, or you just don't like smileys!

Finally you have the buttons that control Previewing your Message and Posting the Message6. It is a good idea to preview your message before posting it, just to make sure it looks the way you want it to. Cancel will erase what you are working on -- so be careful.

...to be continued
Re: Users Guide Doh!
November 13, 2009 01:29AM
I have added the ability to quickly go to the Recent Messages page, as well as seeing the number of new messages waiting to be read.
This will show up as Recent Messages

I hope you find it handy!

Bonus tips:

If you bookmark that Recent Messages page in your browser, then it's always easy to see what's going on at Papa's Home!

When on the Recent Messages page, you can click the Red Flagbeside each thread name. This takes you direct to that post, so you don't need to scroll through the entire thread.

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
- Lenny Bruce

Adding Images
June 01, 2010 02:29PM
A newly enabled feature is to take images from your computer, and "Attach" them to the post, thereby uploading them to Papa's Home.

When writing a post, click "Attach a file...", click browse, find the file, Click Attach. You will see the new code appear in your post [ attachment number filename ] ... that tells the software where it is going to insert the file, the file is already at PH.

You can keep on adding images, up to 10 per post, and up to 19MB per image (please don't let them get above 1MB for a normal image; that is big enough!)

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
- Lenny Bruce
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