How do I.....? What is....? (Profile and Misc.)(Everything is done from the Control Panel. Click on the "My Controls" link at the top.)Adding an avatar (the picture appearing to the left of your posts)
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Edit Avatar Settings". You can link to a picture on another website or you can choose one of the default ones supplied. The option to upload your own doesn't work.Adding a personal picture (the picture appearing in your profile)
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Change Personal Photo". You can link to a picture on another website. The option to upload your own doesn't work.Adding a signature
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Edit Signature". HTML was disabled on signatures, so you can only type text in this area. No pictures, no colors, and no links. (If you see people that still have non-text items in their signatures, they had them in place before the HTML was disabled and haven't edited them recently.)Adding a personal statement
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Edit Personal Portal Information". You can leave a short message here.Editing your profile
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Edit Profile Info". The fields seen on this page (location, interests, etc.) will be shown to everyone when they click on your name to see your profile.Changing the text under an avatar
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Edit Profile Info". If you have 1,001 posts or more, you'll "earn" the ability to change this yourself.Adding a person to your Friends list
Highlight your mouse over a person's name to make a dropdown menu appear. One of the options listed will be "Add as Friend". You can also find this link within a person's profile. Depending on how that person has configured their Friends settings, it will be added to your list automatically, or it will be put into a pending status until the other person approves the addition. Removing a person from your Friends list
Click on the person's profile, then click the "Remove Friend" link below their avatar.Notifications and moderation of the Friends list and Comments
Under the Personal Profile section on the left, click on "Edit Personal Portal Information". This section lets you determine how to be notified when people add you or approve you, and it lets you determine if Friends and Comments can be left automatically or must be approved by you first.I set it to require my approval first. Where do I go to approve or deny them?
Under the Options section on the left, click on "Manage Friend List". It's quicker to just click on "My Friends" at the top, then when the new window pops open, click on the "Friends Pending Approval" tab.Disabling the ability to have other members email you (hiding your email address)
Under the Options section on the left, click on "Email Settings" and check the appropriate box.Changing the timezone and setting daylight savings time
Under the Options section on the left, click on "Board Settings". Choose your timezone, then click on the checkbox if your area is currently under daylight savings time (DST).Preventing signatures, images and avatars from being displayed
Under the Options section on the left, click on "Board Settings" and change the appropriate dropdown lists to Yes or No.Changing the number of topics and posts per page
Under the Options section on the left, click on "Board Settings" and change the appropriate dropdown lists to the amount you'd like.Turning off subscriptions to topics and forums
If you are constantly getting emails about an update to a topic or forum, you may have accidentally subscribed to something. Under the Subscriptions section on the left, click on "View Topics" or "View Forums" and clear out anything listed in there.Blocking posts from other members
Under the Options section on the left, click on "Manage Ignored Users". Enter a screenname, then click on the "Update Ignored Users" button.Blocking PMs from other members
Under the Messenger section on the left, click on "PM Block List". Enter a screenname, then set "Allow this member to message you?" to No.I can't send or receive private messages!
The board limits you to a combined 50 items in your Inbox and Sent Items (2% per item). Clear them out periodically.
===============================================What are the different ranks for post count?
1 = Newbies (1-49)
2 = Training Camp Body (50-99)
3 = Practice Squad (100-249)
4 = Backup (250-999)
5 = Starter (1000-2499)
6 = Superstar (2500-4999)
7 = Hall-of-Famer (5000-9999)
8 = EMB Legend (10000-49999)
9 = EMB Fossil (50000+)How did some of the posters get negative post counts?
They asked an admin to change it.How do I change my screen name?
Send a PM to Moderator1, Moderator3 or Moderator5 with the new name you want. Check to make sure someone else doesn't have it already first, your new name must be 15 characters or less, and it cannot be offensive.Where is this "chat room" people talk about?
In the upper-right corner of the screen, click on the "Chat" button. (Some workplaces will block this activity, so use judgment. Also, some older browsers may need to be updated before this will work.)
You can also reach it by clicking here
.Is there a way I can see who is in the room without going in?
On the main page of the board, scroll all the way to the bottom. Under the listing of who is currently viewing the board, you will see a list of chat participants (only if anyone is using the room).Why does it keep asking me to log in?
If you have a link to this board, change the location from http://eagles.hosttown.com
(old URL) to http://boards.philadelphiaeagles.com
(new URL).What is "Fast Reply"?
When you click the regular Reply buttons, a new page loads up with all the different smilies and HTML buttons. If you already know the codes, or you just want to type a simple text message, click the Fast Reply button and a small textarea box will appear. Type your message and post it....simple as that!What is that warning meter, and why don't I see it for anyone else?
Everyone has a warning meter that starts at 0% and you can only see your own. The moderators and admins will use this to warn you when you've broken a rule and/or become a nuisance, and if you click on the percentage, you can see the notes they leave. Each warning is a 20% increment. If you reach 60%, you get suspended for 2 weeks. If you try to sneak back in during your first suspension, it jumps to 80%, another 4 weeks are added (6 total) and the clone account is banned. 80% is a 4-week suspension. 100% is a ban. People often ask if there's a way to get their warning level reduced. That's up to the discretion of the moderators/admins, and most of the time there's a minimum of 6 months after the most recent warning before they'd consider it.What are those stars next to the topic title?
You can rate a topic to let others know if it's good or not. 5 stars means it's awesome, and 1 star means it sucks and should be ignored. You can only vote once. To submit a vote for a topic, look for the Rating dropdown menu on the right side of the topic title bar within the thread. As you move your mouse over the stars, they will fill up. Click the star on the right to give a 5-star rating, or click the star on the left to give a 1-star rating.Can I rate posters as well?
Yes! Click on their profile, then choose the appropriate star rating (1-5 stars) below the avatar where it says "Rate me".What happened to the "ON"/"OFF" indicator that told me if someone was online or offline?
In the latest version of the MB software, it has been moved to the left of the person's name. If someone is offline, it will be gray. If someone is online, it will be "lit up" with orange skin and a red shirt. (NOTE: if someone is logged in anonymously, this indicator will appear gray as if they're offline.)What are the blue, pink or clear indicators in a person's profile?
This lets you know if a poster is male or female. If it is clear/very light blue, they haven't updated their setting (or they don't know what they are!