The Dock - BBS Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here is a brief explanation of some of the questions you may have about our BBS

The rules

No profanity or offensive language, no advocacy of violence or law-breaking, no libel or slander, theme can not be adult (pornographic) related.

Posting New Messages

To post a new message to the discussion, press the Post Message button. The Post form will then appear, with fields for entering Name, Email Address, Subject and Message. The Name, Subject and Message fields are required meaning your post will not work without these fields being completed. When you have finished filling out the form and are ready to submit your message, beneath the form is a Post Message button. Clicking on this button adds your message to the discussion. Note that to see your new message in the discussion page (The Dock) you need to reload or refresh the page in your browser.

Replying to Existing Messages

To respond to an existing message, press the Reply button while viewing the message text. The Reply form is identical to the Post form in both function and appearance. After submitting your reply, your message's header information will appear indented beneath the original message in the hierarchy.

Can I put html tags anywhere in my posts?

No. You can not use HTML tags in any field except body of the message. The maintainer of the script has the option of allowing or disallowing any HTML in the Message part of your posting. If they disallow it, the script will just throw out everything in <>'s. If they allow it, your html markup will appear in the posting. It can't hurt to try.

Why are there colons in the message when I try to post a followup?

Colons appear in the message dialog box when you try to followup up on a message to indicate that those lines are quoting the previous document. The owner of the Board can decide whether they wish to enable or disable the quoting of previous messages.

Why didn't my post show up?

Your post most likely did not show up, because your browser did not reload the page, it simply pulled it out of cache. Please reload your browser and it should then appear.

Where can I get the scripts for this program?

The scripts are written in Perl and created by Matt Wright. They are free to anyone who wishes to use them and you can get them as well as other scripts at: Enjoy!

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