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F.A.Q. - Some tips for getting the most out of JWFan!

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1. How do I embed a youtube video in my post?

Simply paste the URL into your post, and the board's software will do the work for you!

NOTE that sometimes you have to strip out random junk in the URL for it to work.

For example, if your URL looks like this:

Change it to be only this:

Also note that redirect sites such as "youtu.be" WILL NOT WORK, and neither will URLs with an HTTPS. You MUST use the official "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=" format.

2. How do I embed a mp3 into my post?

The same way you embed a video! Just put the URL that leads to the direct URL and the board's software will do it for you

For example, to embed this mp3:


Just put the entire URL right into your post, and it will come out like this:


3. What if I want to show the full address of an mp3, I don't want it to turn into a player?

To show any text on the forum without having the board software modify it, put it in between [ code] brackets (without spaces)

For example, if you type this:

[ code]http://www. us.movie.tintin.com/media/audio/TinTinSong.mp3

(without the space)

It will look like this:

http://www. us.movie.tintin.com/media/audio/TinTinSong.mp3

4. How do I put text in a spoiler tag?

Put it in a [ spoiler] bracket (without the space)

For example, if you type this:

[spoiler]Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father![/spoiler]
It will look like this:

Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father!

5. I started a new thread, but when I came back to the forum later I couldn't find it!

There could be several reasons, but what likely happened it was similar to another topic, so the administrative team merged your topic into an existing thread. Scan the topics available and you will probably find the thread that contains your post.

6. I'm having trouble getting my avatar to show

Try making sure its a JPG or GIF, and not a PNG or other format. Also trying shrinking it down if it is a very large file. You might have to shrink it all the way to 150px wide.

7. I just changed my avatar and it shows up on my profile page, but when I go back to the forum itself I still see my old one on all my posts!

No need to worry - it's been changed, you just still have the ole one cached in your browser. Simply do a "hard refresh" on a thread with your avatar and everything will be fine. This is done on most browsers by holding down either CTRL, SHIFT, or the APPLE KEY (depending on your browser) and clicking the "Refresh" icon.

8. How come some members have text about their avatars that says something different than "Regular Member"?

As soon as you reach 1,000 posts, you can change it to whatever you like under "My Settings"!

9. I don't like my username any more. How do I change it?

Send a Private Message to the administrative staff (currently Jason LeBlanc) and they will change it for you.

10. How do I link directly to a certain post in a thread instead of just to the thread in general?

Every post on the forum has a hyperlink in the upper right corner that when clicked will pop up a box containing a URL that leads directly to that post. Copy that to your clipboard and then you can paste it into where you want the link to be.


11. I can never find what I'm looking for with the search engine!

The first thing you want to do is click the little "gear" icon to be brought to the "Advanced" search page, where you will have more options.


Usually you will know a word that will be in the title of the thread you are looking for, so just make sure that "Forums" are selected in the "Search In Section", that "Only Search In Titles" is selected in "Match", and "As Topic List" is selected in "Display Results", like this:


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Bump! Added a little tutorial on how to best use the Search Engine, as many have complained about it before. It actually works really well, as long as you know how to use it properly!

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1 minute ago, BloodBoal said:

Trying to find a way to up your postcount easily?


That's just a side benefit!  It's when I want to post a truly separate, new thought from my last post.  Everyone who already saw/ignored that last post will never know it was updated.

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That's incorrect!  When you post a new post that gets merged into the previous because an hour hasn't passed yet, it marks the thread as Unread again for everyone else who already read your post before the new one was added into it.

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On 09/08/2017 at 5:10 PM, BloodBoal said:

Why do you need to have your two posts separated? Trying to find a way to up your postcount easily? ;)


It used to be so much easier! I would have reached 200.000 years ago.



On 09/08/2017 at 5:39 PM, Jay said:

It's always been that way.


Thats a lie!

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I know that, and that is not what my "It's always been that way" post was talking about.   It was referring to when posts do get merged, they make the thread show up as Unread again.  Read more carefully.

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13 hours ago, Bespin said:

From now on and to dispel any misunderstanding, please refer to John Christopher Williams as "Guitar Williams".




- The Direction


Or even better, don't make any reference to him at all. :D


On 9/10/2017 at 2:00 AM, Jay said:

We don't delete user profiles on JWFan.


There's too few users already. :P


On 9/10/2017 at 3:51 AM, Woj said:

Just post your password here,  someone can go in and change your email, and then you'll never be tempted to return. 


...and your credit card info.


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5 hours ago, filmmusic said:

Isn't there an option to delete a post, at least within a minute from the time you posted it?


There is no way for anyone but a moderator to delete a post.


Any user can always edit any of their own posts at any time, whether they are 1 second old or 16 years old

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