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AeroScale Forum FAQ
Do I have to register?
Can I use smilies?
Using HTML
Using BB Code
What are moderators?
Can I change my profile?
Can I customize the bulletin board in any way?
Do you use cookies?
Can I edit my own posts?
Can I attach files?
Can I search?
Can I add a signature to the end of my posts?
What are announcements?
Is there a username/password retrieval system?
Can I be notified by email if someone responds to my topic?
Can I search private forums?
What are the ranks in the AeroScale Forums?
Why are icons flaming in the topic view?



Registering
Registration is only required on a per forum basis. Depending on the how the administrator has setup his/her forums some may require you to register in order to post, where some may allow you to post anonymously. If anonymous posting is allowed you can do so by simply not entering a username and password when prompted. Registration is free, and you are not required to post your real name. You are required to post your actual email address, however it will only be used to email you a new password if you have forgotten yours. You can register by clicking here

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Smilies
You've probably seen others use smilies before in email messages or other bulletin board posts. Smilies are keyboard characters used to convey an emotion, such as a smile :) or a frown :(. This bulletin board automatically converts certain smilies to a graphical representation. The following smilies are currently supported:
Code Emotion Image
%) pumpkin 
&:) sun 
(:-| sombrero 
*-) pirate 
*o* viking 
0:-) angel 
8) glasses 
8-| skull 
:( frown 
:) smile 
:-)--< dancing 
:-? huh? 
:-H hello 
:-X silent 
:-[ ] reading 
:0 yawn 
:D laugh 
:o) clown 
:p tongue 
:[]-- off topic 
:_| crying 
:| oh well 
;) wink 
==) shooting 
@-) alien 
@:) idea 
C[ ] cheers 
C|:-) cowboy 
m:-) salute 
X8-) jester 
[:::] tanker 
[:] square 
{:-) woman 
| |) party 
|:( mad 


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Using HTML

You may be able to use HTML in your posts, if your administrators and moderators have this option turned on. Every time you post a new note, you will be told whether BB Code and/or HTML is enabled. If HTML is on, you may use any HTML tags, but please be very careful that you proper HTML syntax. If you do not, your moderator or administrator may have to edit your post.

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Using BB Code

BBCode is a variation on the HTML tags you may already be familiar with. Basically, it allows you to add functionality or style to your message that would normally require HTML. You can use BBCode even if HTML is not enabled for the forum you are using. You may want to use BBCode as opposed to HTML, even if HTML is enabled for your forum, because there is less coding required and it is safer to use (incorrect coding syntax will not lead to as many problems).

URL Hyperlinking
If BBCode is enabled in a forum, you no longer need to use the [URL] code to create a hyperlink. Simply type the complete URL in either of the following manners and the hyperlink will be created automatically:
  • http://www.yourURL.com
  • www.yourURL.com Notice that you can either use the complete http:// address or shorten it to the www domain. If the site does not begin with "www", you must use the complete "http://" address. Also, you may use https and ftp URL prefixes in auto-link mode (when BBCode is ON).

    The old [URL] code will still work, as detailed below. Just encase the link as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).

    [url]www.nukeaddon.com[/url]

    You can also have true hyperlinks using the [url] code. Just use the following format:
    [url=http://www.nukeaddon.com]nukeaddon.com[/url]

    In the examples above, the BBCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the URL that is encased. It will also ensure that the link is opened in a new window when the user clicks on it. Note that the "http://" part of the URL is completely optional. In the second example above, the URL will hypelink the text to whatever URL you provide after the equal sign. Also note that you should NOT use quotation marks inside the URL tag.

Email Links
To add a hyperlinked email address within your message, just encase the email address as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).

[email]rtirtadji@hotmail.com[/email]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the email address that is encased.

Bold and Italics
You can make italicized text or make text bold by encasing the applicable sections of your text with either the [b] [/b] or [i] [/i] tags.

Hello, [b]KingRichard[/b]
Hello, [i]LadyofDragon[/i]
Bullets/Lists
You can make bulleted lists or ordered lists (by number or letter).

Unordered, bulleted list:

[list]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

  • This is the first bulleted item.
  • This is the second bulleted item.
Note that you must include a closing [/list] when you end each list.

Making ordered lists is just as easy. Just add either [LIST=A] or [LIST=1]. Typing [List=A] will produce a list from A to Z. Using [List=1] will produce numbered lists.

Here's an example:

[list=A]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

  1. This is the first bulleted item.
  2. This is the second bulleted item.
Adding Images
To add a graphic within your message, just encase the URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).

[img]http://www.nukeaddon.com/images/tline.gif[/img]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [img] code.

Quoting Other Messages
To reference something specific that someone has posted, just cut and paste the applicable verbiage and enclose it as shown below (BBCode is in red).

[QUOTE]Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.[/QUOTE]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically blockquotes the text you reference.

Code Tag
Similar to the Quote tage, the Code tag adds some <PRE> tags to preserve formatting. This useful for displaying programming code, for instance.

[CODE]#!/usr/bin/perl

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hello World!"; [/CODE]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically blockquotes the text you reference and preserves the formatting of the coded text.


You must not use both HTML and BBCode to do the same function. Also note that the BBCode is not case-sensitive (thus, you could use [URL] or [url]).

Incorrect BBCode Usage:
[url] www.nukeaddon.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.

[email]rtirtadji@hotmail.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])


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Moderators

Moderators control individual forums. They can edit, delete, or prune any posts in their forums. If you have a question about a particular forum, you should direct it to your forum moderator.

Admins and forum moderators reserve the right to close or delete any post that does not provide a clear and purposefull topic. There are many members who still use 28.8 and 56k modems that do not have the time to wade through useless and senseless topics.

Anyone who posts just to increase their AeroScale Forums stats or post topics out of boredom risk having there topics closed, removed and/or membership revoked.

Try to make the topic wording mirror what is inside the thread. Topics like "Check this out!" and "~~\\You have to see this!//~~" only attract members to a topic they may not want to read.

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Changing Your Profile

You may easily change any info stored in your registration profile, using the "profile" this link (You will required to login first).

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Customizing Using Preferences
As a registered bulletin board user, you may store your username in at our database and participate most of our forums. By doing this we create a way to keep track of who you are when you visit the forum, therefor you can customize the look of the forum by selecting from the themes that the administration has provided.
*NOTE: In order to use themes you MUST have cookies enabled.


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Cookies
This bulletin board uses cookies to store the following information: the last time you visited the forums, your username, and a unique session ID number when you login. These cookies are stored on your browser. If your browser does not support cookies, or you have not enabled cookies on your browser, none of these time-saving features will work properly.

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Editing Your Posts
You may edit your own posts at any time. Just go to the thread where the post to be edited is located and you will see an edit icon on the line under your message. Click on this icon and edit the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum moderator or the bulletin board administrator.

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Adding Signatures
You may use a signature on your posts. If you click on the profile link at the top of most pages, you will be able to edit your profile, including your standard signature. Once you have a signature stored, you can choose to include it any post you make by checking the "include signature" box when you create your post. This bulletin board's administrator may elect to turn the signature feature off at any time, however. If that is the case, the "include signature" option will not appear when you post a note, even if you have stored a signature. You may also change your signature at any time by changing your profile.

Note: You may use HTML or BB Code if the admin has enabled these options.

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Attaching Files
For security reasons, you may not attach files to any posts. You may cut and paste text into your post, however, or use HTML and/or BB Code (if enabled) to provide hyperlinks to outside documents.

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Searching For Specific Posts
This feature will be implemented in the future revision.

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Announcements
All announcement will be posted in PostNuke News pages and not on this forum.

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Lost User Name and/or Password
In the even that you lose your password you can click on the "Forgotten your password?" link provided in the message posting screens next to the password field. This link will take you to a page where you can fill in your username and email address. The system will then email a new, randomly generated, password to the email address listed in your profile, assuming you supplied the correct email address.

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Email Notification
If you create a new topic, you have the option of receiving an email notification every time someone posts a reply to your topic. Just check the email notification box on the "New Topic" forum when you create your new topic if you want to use this feature.

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Can I search private forums?
This feature will be implemented in the future revision.

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What are the ranks for the AeroScale Forums?
The AeroScale Forums have established methods to classify their users by activity through the number of posts.

The current ranks are as follows:

 Level Title   Min Posts   Max Posts   Level Image 
2nd Lieutenant099
Captain200399
Major400699
Lt. Colonel700999
Colonel10001499
Brig. General15001999
Major General20002499
1st Lieutenant100199
Lt. General25002999
General30004999
General of the Army5000100000
Stabsfeldwebel10000100000
Oberfeldwebel50009999
Feldwebel20004999
Unterfeldwebel10001999
Unteroffizier350999
Stabsgefreiter250349
Obergefreiter160249
Gefreiter100149
Obersoldat5099
Soldat049
Airman5099
Airman First Class100149
Senior Airman150249
Staff Sergeant250349
Technical Sergeant350499
Master Sergeant500749
Airman Basic049
Senior Master Sergeant750999
Seaman Recruit049
Chief Master Sergeant10001499
First Sergeant15001999
Command Chief Master Sergeant20004999
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force5000100000
Private049
Private E-25099
Private First Class100149
Corporal150249
Sergeant250349
Staff Sergeant350499
Sergeant First Class500749
Master Sergeant750999
First Sergeant10001499
Sergeant Major15001999
Command Sergeant Major20004999
Sergeant Major of the Army5000100000
Seaman Apprentice5099
Seaman100149
Petty Officer Third Class150249
Petty Officer Second Class250349
Petty Officer First Class350499
Chief Petty Officer500749
Senior Chief Petty Officer750999
Master Chief Petty Officer10001499
Fleet/Command Master Chief Petty Officer15001999
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard20004999
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy5000100000
Soldaat079
Soldaat der 1ste Klasse80199
Korporaal200299
Korporaal der 1ste klasse300499
Sergeant500999
Sergeant der 1ste Klasse10001499
Sergeant-Majoor15001999
Sergeant-Majoor Instructor20004999
Company Sergeant-Majoor5000100000
2e Luitenant099
1e Luitenant100199
Kapitein200399
Majoor400699
Luitenant-kolonel700999
Kolonel10001499
Brigade-generaal15001999
Generaal-majoor20002499
Luitenant-generaal25002999
Generaal3000100000
0100000
Private049
Private First Class5099
Lance Corporal100149
Corporal150249
Sergeant250349
Staff Sergeant350499
Gunnery Sergeant500749
Master Sergeant750999
First Sergeant10001499
Master Gunnery Sergeant15001999
Sergeant Major20004999
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps5000100000
1ste Soldaat049
Kaporaal5099
Korporaal-Chef100149
1ste Korporaal-Chef150249
Sergeant250349
1ste Sergeant350499
1ste Sergeant-Chef500749
1ste Sergeant-Majoor750999
Adjudant10001999
Adjudant-Chef20004999
Adjudant-majoor5000100000
Младший лейтенант049
Лейтенант50124
Старший лейтенант125199
Капитан200399
Майор400699
Полковник700999
генерал-майор10001499
генерал-лейтенант15001999
генерал-полковник20002499
генерал-полковник25002999
генерал армии30004999
маршал Российской Федерации5000100000
2nd Lieutenant099
Lieutenant100199
Captain200399
Major400699
Lt. Colonel700999
Colonel10001499
Brigadier15001999
Major General20002499
Lieutenant General25002999
General30004999
Field Marshal5000100000
Private049
Lance Corporal5099
Lance Corporal100149
Corporal150249
Corporal250349
Sergeant350499
Sergeant500749
Staff Sergeant750999
Warrant Officer Class 310001499
Company Sergeant Major15001999
Regimental Sergeant Major20004999
Podporucznik099
Porucznik100199
Kapitan200399
Major400699
Podpułkownik700999
Pułkownik10001499
Generał brygady15001999
Generał dywizji20002499
Generał broni25002999
Marszałek Polski3000100000
Soldat 2e Classe049
Soldat 1e Classe5099
Caporal Brigadier100149
Caporal-Chef150249
PDL Sergent250349
ADL Sergent350499
Sergent-Chef500999
Adjudant10001999
Adjudant-Chef20004999
Adjudant Major5000100000
Teğmen099
Üsteğmen100199
Yüzbaşı200399
Binbaşı400699
Yarbay700999
Albay10001499
Tuğgeneral15001999
Tümgeneral20002499
Korgeneral25002999
Orgeneral30004999
Mareşal5000100000
Lieutenant100149
Lieutenant Jr. Grade5099
Ensign049
Lieutenant Commander150249
Commander250349
Captain350999
Rear Admiral Lower Half10001999
Rear Admiral Upper Half20004999
Vice Admiral50009999
Admiral10000100000
Leutnant049
Oberleutnant5099
Hauptmann100149
Major160249
Oberstleutnant250349
Oberst350999
Generalmajor10002499
Generalleutnant25004999
General der Infanterie50009999
Generaloberst1000019999
Generalfeldmarschall20000999999
Leutnant049
Oberleutnant5099
Hauptmann100149
Major160249
Oberstleutnant250349
Oberst350999
Generalmajor10002499
Generalleutnant25004999
General der Fliegertruppe50009999
Generaloberst1000019999
Generalfeldmarschall20000999999

The adminstrator also has the option of assigning special ranks to any user they choose. The above table does not list these special ranks.

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Why are some post icons flaming in the forum view?
Flaming icons signify that there are 20 or more posts in that thread. It is a warning to slower connections that the thread may take some time to load.

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