First Fives Bulletin Board

Policies and Practices




What can I post on the bulletin board?




Why didn't my post show up?

All web browsers have a cache where they keep pages that have been recently accessed.  When you access a page that you have accessed before, the browser may display the version in the cache instead of the new one.  Browsers do this to save time by avoiding needless accesses across the network.  Your post most likely did not show up, because your browser did not fetch the page from our website; it simply pulled it out of cache.

You can solve this problem by changing your browser settings.  In Internet Explorer, do the following.  Pull down the "Tools" menu and select "Internet Options".  On the "General" tab, click the button that says "Settings".  Select the option that says "Every visit to the page".  Then click "OK' and then click "OK" again.

Some ISPs use a proxy server.  Some proxy servers also cache pages.  If your ISP uses a "caching" proxy server, then you'll just have to click the refresh button in your browser until your post appears.



How do I post a link to a web page?

At the bottom of the form that is used to post a message, there are two text inputs: "Optional Link URL" and "Link Title".   In "Optional Link URL", type the fully qualified URL of the web page that you want to link to.  Example 1: http://www.firstfives.orgExample 2: http://www.firstfives.org/mechanics.htmlNote: Web pages generally end in ".html", ".htm", ".jsp", or ".asp".  In "Link Title", type any text that you'd like to use as the link title.  If you type nothing, then the URL you entered will be used as the title.



How do I post an image?

Our message board does not allow pictures to be posted directly.  Even if it did, we don't have the disk space to allow unrestricted posting of pictures.  What you can do is to post a link to an image that is hosted elsewhere.  See the answer to the question, "How do I post a link to an image?"


How do I post a link to an image?

At the bottom of the form that is used to post a message, there is a text input: "Optional Image URL".  In "Optional Image URL", type the fully qualified URL of the image that you want to link to.  Example: http://www.firstfives.org/photos/0001.jpgNote: Image files generally end in ".jpg", ".gif", or ".pcx", and never end in ".html".  In "Link Title", type any text that you'd like to use as the link title.  If you type nothing, then the URL you entered will be used as the title.



Can I put html tags anywhere in my posts?

No.  You cannot use HTML tags in any part of your message.  This feature was deactivated because it is a security risk.



Where can I get the scripts for this program?

Visit http://scriptarchive.com.


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