Wired New York Forum FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

How do I post pictures?

There are two ways to include pictures in your posts. If the picture is located on your computer, then use attachments feature. See What are attachments? for details.

If the picture is located on some Internet website, you have to know it's address, also called URL. To include a picture in your post, copy and paste the URL of the picture, and have a tag [img] at the beginning of the URL and [/img] at the end, like this:

[img]http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/duke42.jpg[/img]

You can either manually type the [img] tag at the beginning and [/img] at the end or click on [Insert Image] icon in the editor.

What are attachments?

You can use the attachment feature of this forum, which gives you the ability to attach files of certain types to your posts. This could be an image, a text document, a zip file etc. There is a limit of 150 Kbytes file size limit for pictures and the largest picture dimension cannot exceed 800 pixels.

To attach a file to a new post, simply click the [Browse] button at the bottom of the post composition page, and locate the file that you want to attach from your local hard drive. There is a limit of 10 files per post. There is also a limit of 10 Mb for a total size of all attachments for each user (25 Mb for Senior Members).

Only certain types of files may be attached: these are the valid file extensions for files to be attached to this forum: .

After posting, the pictures will show up as thumbnails at the bottom of your message.

How do I contact other forum members?

Registered members may send each other private messages using Private Messaging system.

Sending Private Messages

Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members of this forum. You may be able to include vB Code, smilies and images in private messages that you send.

You may send a private message to a member of this forum by clicking the 'Send A Private Message' link in the private messaging section of your user control panel, or by clicking the Send Private Message button in a member's posts.

When you send a message, you have the option to save a copy of the message in your Sent Items folder.

Private Message Folders

By default, you will have two folders in your private message area. These are the Inbox and the Sent Items folders.

The Inbox folder contains any new messages you receive, and allows you to view all the messages you have received, along with the name of the person who sent the message to you, and the date and time the message was sent.

The Sent Items folder contains a copy of any messages that you have sent, where you have specified that you wish to keep a copy of the message for future reference.

You may create additional folders for your messages by clicking the 'Edit Folders' link.

Each folder has a set of message controls which allow you to select messages, then either move them to one of your custom folders, or delete them completely. You may also have a button which allows you to forward multiple messages from a folder to another member of the forum.

You will need to periodically delete old messages, since there is a limit of 50 private messages that you can have in your folders (100 for Senior Members). If you exceed the number of messages specified by the administrator, you will not be able to send or receive new messages until you delete some old messages.

Whenever you read a message, you will have the option to reply to the message, or forward that message to another member of the forum. You may also have the ability to forward that message to multiple members of your buddy list.

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