Soarer World FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

vBPicGallery

As one or two of you are having problems navigating around the new gallery software , here are a few tips:

The new gallery software can be found by clicking on the "vBPicGallery" on the second menu line.

That will take you to more options for you to choose from and a list of the 'top' galleries posted by our members.

You can click on "Gallery List" , this will then show you a list of ALL galleries.

You can click on "Your vBPicGallery Hall" , this will show you ALL your galleries.

You can click on "vBPicGallery CP" , this is where you control your galleries, ie add or delete pictures , text.

'CP' stands for Control Panel , you might have noticed that we use 'CP' in the forum software to show you where to go to change you options for the forum and have done since the forum software was first introduced, the same applies for the new gallery software.

Dont be confused by going into "vBPicGallery CP" , the screen you see has more on it, so you have to 'scroll' down to see all the options. Scrolling is when you use the navigation bars at the side of the screen.

You can create five (5) galleries with six pictures in each if you are a registered member of the forum. If you are a subscribed member you can still only create five (5) galleries but you can upload 12 pictures in each gallery.

After you have completed and 'saved' your first gallery if you need to change it or add pictures you need to go back and click on "vBPicGallery CP".

Scroll down your gallery control panel (CP) untill you see your gallery(ies). You will notice two options at the far right side of the list.

Edit
Delete

Click on Edit if you want to change anything in your gallery, like add a picture or change the text.

Click on Delete if you want to completely delete your gallery.

Member Reputation System

The User Reputation system allows members to leave comments about one anothers' posts, and thereby contribute to their overall 'reputation'.

There are titles for a variety of reputation levels, so that members are given a reputation title when they reach a certain reputation level.

User Reputation in its simplest form is a ranking of a members benefit to the TIF forum. Its basis comes from the opinions of all of forum users that choose take part in it.

Members gain and lose reputation based on how their posts are scored by other forum participants. Users with the ability to affect reputation, will either give or take aways points by approving or disapproving with a post's content.

User reputation can be a derisive element of our forum, so we will not tolerate abuse or bad behaviour from anyone using the system.

Club Soarer Almanac

The Club Soarer Almanac is used to create and store articles, tutorials and reviews for the use of everyone on the forum.

Creating items is quite simple.

The 'Almanac' uses the same procedures you use on the forum to create 'threads and posts'.

There are just a few extra choices that need to be made.

After 'clicking' on the 'New Article' button (or Tutorial or Review) , you'll enter a section much the same as when creating a new post on the forum.

The first difference is the ability to upload an image from your PC which is used on the index page of the section. Please only use images less than 200 pixels in width.

You'll then see areas for 'Title', 'Byline' and 'Synopsis', again these are all used on the index page to give readers information about the article.

Next is the area where you create the text for your article.

Just below is the 'Additional Options' section. If you have several images to use in your article you'll find it easier to use the 'Attach Files' option here. Then go back to the text section and use the 'attachments' ( the little paper clip) to include them in your article.

To make a 'break' in your article so as to start a new page you have to manually type in [break] in the text section. You have the option to include a sub-title for the new page by adding the wording after [break] like this [break=New Sub-title Your Words]

Once you've written your text, added your images select the 'Preview Post' option. If everything looks ok, then select 'Submit New Article'.

It actually takes longer to read these instructions than it does to use the 'Almanac' system, so have no fears if you would like to create something for the forum members.

Lastly, you will need to ask the 'admin' people first, we'll then make sure your forum 'account' has the correct permissions to create.

If you have any questions don't forget we are here to help.

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