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Change your Password |Adding an Avatar | Adding a Signature | Turning off Sig Files/ Avatars |
Bolding Text | Italicizing Text | Linking Text |
Changing to Hybrid View | Changing the Board View | Configure Who's Online |

Change your Password

Click here to change your password.

Adding an Avatar

Avatars are the small graphics you see under a poster's nickname while reading their poster like this one here:

To add an avatar to your profile:

  1. You need the url of the graphic you want to use. For instance my graphic address is https://ct.yimg.com/mr/uploads/1101/391893.jpg. This means you may need to upload the avatar you want to a web server if you can't find it already existing on the web. You can find avatars from a google search or sites like avatarist.com. You can find picture hosts off a search or a place like photobucket.com who has free picture hosting Web site. After uploading your photo, copy the "URL" of the image. Ex: http://www.photobucket.com/youraccount/avatar_photo.jpg
  2. Make sure the graphic is not larger than 100 pixels by 100 pixels. Our system will not accept avatars larger than that.

Once you have the url of the graphic:

  1. Go to your user options (here) at the top of the forum.
  2. You'll now see a text box for Avatar.
  3. Paste the entire url into that box.
  4. Scroll down and hit submit.
  5. The next post you make or reply to will show your avatar.

Adding a Signature:

  1. Go to User Options
  2. Go to Message Board Options
  3. Look for the box titled "Signature (HTML Allowed)". This is where you will place the specification for your signature.

Once entered, click the Submit button will save your entry. You signature should show up on all new posts. Old posts will need to be edited to show the signature.

Your signature specification may consist of plain text, such as a quote or saying. If you type plain text into the signature box, that text is what should appear at the end of your posts. Fancier signatures require the use of HTML

We won't delve very far into HTML, but here's how you would place a graphical image in one's signature.

First off, the picture can be no wider than 600 pixels. Please do not put two signature files/pics side-by-side. Instead, place them one on top of the other.

Second, the image must be located somewhere on the world wide web, in a location that is publicly accessible. It may not be located on your personal computer's hard drive. The image thus has a "web address", also known as a URL. For example, the URL of the current Rivals.com logo is:



This following should result:



Turning of Sig Files or Avatars on the Message Boards

  1. Go to User Options
  2. Go to Message Board Options
  3. Look for a check box that says: "Check here to hide all signature files." Or the box directly below to "Turn off Avatars."
  4. Check that box
  5. The signatures will disappear. Note: Old posts may still show sigs for awhile.


Bolding Text

Italicizing Text

Linking Text

Linking: HTML's single hypertext-related tag is , which stands for anchor. To include an anchor in your document:

  1. Start the anchor with
  2. Specify the webpage you're linking to by entering the parameter HREF="http://web_address_of_page" followed by a closing right angle bracket (>)
  3. Enter the text that will serve as the hypertext link in the current document
  4. Enter the ending anchor tag: (no space is needed before the end anchor tag)

Here is a link example:

Changing to Hybrid View

Hybrid view is a way of viewing actual message board threads through a combination of the Thread and Topic views. To see this view:

  1. Click on any message board post as you would to read it
  2. Click the Display Options menu in the top right of the post
  3. Select Hybrid View

To go back to another view, do the same and select the view of your choice. Here's a sample of what Hybrid View looks like:

Change the view of the board

If you prefer to view our message boards in topic or thread view each time you visit them, follow these steps:

  1. Go to User Options
  2. Go to Message Board Options
  3. Look for the words Display by and choose the view you prefer
  4. Hit Submit

If you want to change the view again, follow these same steps and choose a different view.

Configure Who's Online

You can move the Who's Online list to the bottom of the board or the top of the board by clicking the and icons, respectively. You can also collapse the list of user nicknames by clicking the icon.

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