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An introduction to the message board can be read by clicking here

To find out how to view a message click here

To find out how to post a message click here

To reply to a message click here

 

To go to the message board click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Introduction to the Message Board

 

What is a message board?

A message board on the internet is very much like one in the real world. It's a place where people can leave (Post) messages so other people can read them and reply to them. Generally message boards are viewable by anyone with Internet access but sometimes they can be configured to be viewed only by certain people. The Stalking Histories Message Board is open to anyone who has access to the World Wide Web.

What does the message board look like?

When you first enter the message board page you will see a window that looks something like this.

The top section shows a list of previously entered messages. The Date Time and Subject of the message are shown however the contents are not. Under the list of messages there is a long grey button with the words

"Click Here to View Selected Message(s)".

To the right of that is a text input field and an image of a key below which is a button marked delete. This is used by the Message board Administrator to delete messages.

The last section is a grey area at the bottom which has two buttons on it. The one on the left is for posting a new message, and the one on the right can be used to Exit the message board.

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Viewing a Message

 

It is possible to view messages either singularly or a few at a time. To view just one first select the message you want by clicking on it in the Subject Listing window, the message should turn blue to show that it has been selected.

Then click on the "Click Here to View Selected Message(s)" button. To view several messages click and drag your mouse over the desired messages then click on the "Click Here to View Selected Message(s)" button.

The illustration above shows a message. In the main window the details of the message are shown. The date it was sent and who sent it, if it has not been posted anonymously, are shown below the message contents window.

The four buttons in the lower grey box are for posting a new message, replyng to the message shown above, for going back to the message list and for exiting the message board.

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Posting a Message

 

If you wish to post (put) a message on the message board you will need to click on the following icon on the message board:

 

You can see where the icon is on the page below

Once you click on one of the "New Posting" or "Post Message" icons you will be taken to the post message form, as shown below.

There are four field that can be filled in.

The "Title" field is where you can write a subject for your message so people looking at the message list will have an idea of what the content of your message is.

The large white rectangle below the Title field is the message field, it's here where you write the content of your message.

The two fields below are where you can enter your name or a nick name if you prefer, and the last field is where you can enter your email if you want. It is not necessarry to enter any information in the Name and Email fields.

Once you have entered all the information you want click on the Post Message icon

You will then be taken back to the message list window where if all has gone to plan your message title will be listed

 

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Replying to a message

 

Sometimes you may want to reply to a message you have read on the message board. When you are reading a message you will see that below the message is the "Reply to Post" icon.

The Reply to Post icon is on the lower left hand side of the message window (As shown below).

By clicking on this icon you will be taken to a "Post Message Form".

There are four field that can be filled in.

The "Title" field is where you can write a subject for your message so people looking at the message list will have an idea of what the content of your message is.

The large white rectangle below the title field is the message field, it's here where you write the content of your message.

The two fields below are where you can enter your name or a nick name if you prefer, and the last field is where you can enter your email if you want. It is not necessarry to enter any information in the Name and Email fields.

Once you have entered all the information you want click on the Post Message icon


You will then be taken back to the message list window where if all has gone to plan your message Title will be listed.

 

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