How To Use The Forum
  • Here you will find the information on how to use the Forum

HOW DO I USE THE FORUM?
First and Foremost…………..EVERYONE can access the Forum and read the messages posted there.
No registration is required !!

Forums use the word “THREAD” …….it’s the same as “SUBJECT”.
An example of a THREAD would be “How do I use WINZIP?”………anyone who replies to the question is replying to the THREAD.
THREADS are put into CATEGORIES depending on what the content is.
The THREAD.. “how do I use WINZIP”… would be under the CATEGORY ….”Hardware and Software”.
Another CATEGORY is… “General Questions”. This CATEGORY would be used for a THREAD such as ……”Is the Club open on Xmas Day?”
You can READ all the threads………….even if you are NOT a Member of the site.
You have to REGISTER with the site in order to REPLY to a THREAD or to start a NEW THREAD.
If you have REGISTERED, then , when you access (in your browser) the web site www.javea-computer-clubwikidot.com, you can LOG IN.
It’s easy.
At the top, right of the web page (in the black section), it says “Create Account OR Log in”.
You click LOG IN, enter your USERNAME (if it’s not already showing)…..and your PASSWORD (the one you gave when registering).
You are now ‘LOGGED IN’ and can REPLY or create NEW THREADS.
What NOW ?…………….
1) You want to READ a THREAD.
Click on the Category that interests you (eg “Hardware and Software”) and all the THREADS under that Category will be shown. Click the particular THREAD that you want to READ.
(Each THREAD will cover different subjects/questions)

2) You want REPLY to question in an existing THREAD.
With the Thread displayed, click “REPLY” at the right side of the message and then type in your answer.
When finished, if you wish, you can preview it to see what it will look like by clicking “Preview” at the bottom.
When you are satisfied, then click on “POST” and your message will be ‘posted’ to the forum.

3) You want to POST another question or comment under an existing THREAD.
With the Thread displayed, click the box “NEW POST” at the left side of the message and then type in your message.
When finished, if you wish, you can preview it to see what it will look like by clicking “Preview” at the bottom.
When you are satisfied, then click on “POST” and your message will be ‘posted’ to the forum.

4) You want to ‘create a new THREAD’………..ie a new subject .
You have to decide under what CATEGORY your THREAD should be placed.
Click the CATEGORY (eg “Laws of the GAME) and a new window appears with “create a new thread” written in red.
Click this link and type in the info for your Thread.
Give the thread a ‘title’. The ‘summary’ box is for a very short description of what the thread is about (like WINZIP)
Then type your question or comment into the large main text box.
When finished, if you wish, you can preview it to see what it will look like by clicking “Preview” at the bottom.
When you are satisfied, then click on “POST” and your message will be ‘posted’ to the forum.

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