Regarding HTML and UBB code

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  1. Kelly

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    Staff Answer: There are various UBB codes that can be used on the board listed here as a general guide and helper: UBB Code
    Hi Dorie

    With the UBB boards, you can choose to use the UBB code or HTML. Most of the boards though, leave the HTML code turned off as it can cause some internal problems in the back end I believe and also allow some posters to post certain codes that conflict with the system and put off other peoples displays, so most people leave this feature turned off....so I'm guessing Steve and Carol have done the same on this board and are only allowing UBB codes to be used for ease of use.

    This is the warning that comes with the UBB system: "It is recommended that HTML be turned off, since one HTML error in a thread could throw off the display for the other replies on the thread page."

    As for inputting the image into your signature. I just checked in the profile section and under signature, it reads the following:

    Signature
    Note: The Signature feature is currently enabled by this bulletin board's administrator. You may use UBB Code in this field, but not HTML. The UBB Code Image tag is not permitted, however.


    So looks like it's not possible on the UBB systems at all.....sorry :(
     
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    Hi Ben

    As long as the member has the options enabled on their computer, then yes, whatever you submitted via the form will reach them…if they don’t have the option enabled, then you should also still get a receipt back informing you of the bounce back and letting you know that the mail/message could not be delivered. On the PM functions, you also have the option to ask for a “read receipt” that will let you know when the person has viewed your message. You can track the message and whether it has been read by the recipient by going into your control panel, entering your Private Messaging system and picking Message Tracking from the pull down menu, which will then tell you whether your message has been read or not.

    Sometimes, members may have their mail address hidden on their profile (all these options are open to change via your user control panel), but the mail address will still be in our system, so the mail form would still go through.

    The e-mail that you sent out would have had a reply address – if you are on your own computer and logged in, then it would have used your address as the reply address (using the settings on your computer), as with all other sites that have the same kind of mailing option.
     
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    We are sometimes asked by members whether we ever sell our mailing lists to third party companies or make them freely available for use by others. This is a statement from Steve Bowman - the Forum Founder that completley clears up any queries regarding this issue.
     
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    First of all, it is a good idea to check that you have private messaging enabled within your user options:
    • Click on the user cp button at the top of the page.
    • Go to Edit options and scroll down to the section called Message & Notification.
    • Under Enable Private Messaging make sure you have the YES option selected
    You are now ready to start sending and receiving private messages ;)

    The PM System is only available to registered users. Below is a quick guide on how to access the system and send private messages to other registered members:
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    • You will now find yourself in your PM inbox. Read any of the private messages contained within your inbox by simply clicking on the individual headers
    Alternatively, to send a new message to a forum member, just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the New Message button, then fill out the username of the member you wish to send it to, compose your message, then hit send.

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