Question about how to us forums?

Jennifer HearinJennifer Hearin Member Posts: 1,939
Hi, maybe I missed it, but I couldn\'t find an FAQ or info on how to use the forums. I did see the guideline info...I have a couple questions: 1) I am wondering if clickable links can be posted - they will show up in the Answers/Questions area but don\'t seem to in the Forums? 2) How can you go back and edit a post later? 3) Do you add the smilies just by clicking on them on do you have to drag them? :-k It didn\'t work once when I clicked on them... Thanks, many purrs!!!


  • Teresa ConcannonTeresa Concannon Member Posts: 7,378
    edited 15 August, 2009
    Hi Nadia, I'll try to answer your questions. :D 1) clickable links can be used in the forums but you need to use a special code. You can find the code and instructions here: CATSTER CODES 2) A poster has about 5 minutes to go back and edit a post. You go to the post and in the upper right hand corner you'll see *edit your post*. Click on that and make your edits and post. After 5 minutes you won't be able to edit your post. 3) smilies and emoticons: just click on the emoticon and it will appear right after the last text you typed. If you want the emoticon to appear somewhere else in the message, click on the emoticon and then cut and paste it where you want it to show in your post. Important: always click Preview before clicking Post. Whatever is in the Preview will be what gets posted. If you click Preview and then want to go back and add more text, emoticons or make edits, you need to click Preview again before posting or those changes may not show up in your final post. Hope this helped. Good luck!
  • Jan ArmstrongJan Armstrong Member Posts: 6,559
    edited 15 August, 2009
    And ... if you use a clickable link, highlight and copy that part of the post. Clickable links drop out when you preview, so paste it back in at the correct spot before posting. On the preview page, you will see what your post will look like and below that will be where you can edit and put the clickable link code back in.
  • Jennifer HearinJennifer Hearin Member Posts: 1,939
    edited 16 August, 2009
    Thank you so much for the information, I really appreciate it! Headbutts from me and thanks from mom!
  • Jennifer HearinJennifer Hearin Member Posts: 1,939
    edited 30 August, 2009
    Hi, I am wondering why you can easily add clickable links in the Answers/Questions and Blogs area, but you have to type in that long code in the Forums. That makes putting links in difficult. And many people probably won't use it - even if they know about it. If you can easily copy and paste clickable links in one place, why not in the Forums, too? :?
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