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Chat about anything two-wheeled (or one or three) or generally relating to Bicycle Network.
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Welcome to the Bicycle Network forums!

Postby Ben Sturmfels » Wed 08 Jun 2005, 2:16 pm

Welcome! These forums have been created to allow bike riders (when they're not out riding) to share advice and discuss issues related to cycling and Bicycle Network. Please register and join the discussion!

To register
Registering will allow (among other things) the ability to participate in discussion. To register, select the Register link from the top-right corner of the page. Enter your details in the following form. You will then shortly receive an email allowing you to confirm your registration.

What can I discuss?
Cyclists are a happy and helpful bunch, so feel free to ask any question, no matter how simple, silly or obscure it may seem. Please, no advertising or material that may offend others.

To assist others (save them time):
* add a descriptive title to your new topic

* write clearly and succinctly (you may go back and edit your own posts)

You can save yourself time by using the Search function to see if you topic is or has already been discussed.

What happened to the MC2 forums?
The MC2 forums, while very useful, had some limitations that we hope to improve upon here. The old material is still available on MC2, but new discussions should be made here.

Questions about the forums
If you have a question, check out the FAQ. If that doesn't help then feel free to ask in a new topic, as no doubt many people will also be wondering. We appreciate any feedback and hope you find things quick and easy to use.

Play nice, and happy posting! :D
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Postby yob » Tue 05 Jul 2005, 8:31 pm

One of the nice things about MC2 is the ability to choose to receive all the posts via email - 1 quick mail rule, and they're filtered into a folder for reading at my pleasure.

Still, I can see the many advantages of moving the site to somewhere little more accessible, visible and intuitive.


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Postby Ben Sturmfels » Wed 13 Jul 2005, 10:37 am

See "Can I receive posts by email?" in the FAQ for more on this.

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Postby Snuffy » Wed 20 Jun 2007, 7:30 pm

See posts made since your last visit
Registered forum users will notice that topics with unread posts are highlighted. In many cases though, you may not want to read all the unread messages. To catch up on just the posts made since your last visit, select View posts since last visit from the top-right corner of the Forums Index page.

Jump to the new posts
Selecting the title of a topic takes you to the first post in the topic. When a topic has new posts to read, there will be a small orange page icon Image in the title. Selecting the icon will take you to the first new post in that topic, saving you having to scroll down.

<strong>Add an image to your post</strong>
Images that already exist on the web can be easily added to your post. To add the image you need to know the web address (URL) of the image.

Visit the webpage containing the image. If you are using Internet Explorer, right-click on the image and select <em>properties</em>.

<img src="http://www.stumbles.id.au/junk/image-rightclick.png">

Then copy the address by highlighting it and selecting <em>copy</em> from the right-click menu (other browsers may vary somewhat).

<img src="http://www.stumbles.id.au/junk/image-properties.png">

Add the image to your post by pasting the web address you just copied between start <strong>[img]</strong>%20and%20end%20<strong>[/img]</strong> image markers, like so:


producing something like:

<img src="http://www.bv.com.au/image/home_pic_3.jpg">

Regular HTML code may also be used.

Edit your own posts
Made a mistake in your post? Editing posts allows you to go back and fix errors, remove incorrect information, or add new information to your posts. To edit a post, look at the top right corner of your post and click Edit <img src="http://www.bv.com.au/forums/templates/bv/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif">.

If you edit a post after it has been replied to, a small message will appear at the bottom of it indicating how many times it has been edited, and when and by whom the last edit occurred.

To delete a post, click Edit and check Delete this Post. Click Submit to finish deleting the post. You may not delete a post if it has been replied to (i.e. it is not the last post in the topic).

Private messages
Private messages (PMs) are there for the following reasons: to be able to contact a fellow member of a forum with privacy, eg to pass on a mobile number that they dont want just any member to see, to organise a ride between a certain group of people rather than an open invitation, but most importantly, to talk to a fellow member about a subject that wil be totally irrelevant to other members, that would otherwise clog up the forum.

I, along with many members that are here i am sure, am a member of a few other forums, and i have found that pm's are a valuable tool. In time when this forum is larger, they will be become more and more helpful

I hope this has helped :)

To use pm's, you can either hit the PM button Image at the bottom of a persons reply to a topic, or in memberlist, you can also hit the PM button there. type your message in, and its as easy as that
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Postby mitzikatzi » Mon 02 Jul 2007, 11:29 am

How do you turn a web address link into a "blue" link word? Thanks

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Postby KennethC » Thu 12 Jul 2007, 3:13 pm

This is how you make hyperlinked texts.

Using BBcode:

Code: Select all

[url=http://www.example.com]Example URL BBcode[/url]

will produce:
Example URL BBcode
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