USING THE MESSAGE BOARD
When the user arrives at the main page for the Message Board, the following words will be seen:
"Welcome to Conspiracy Theory Chat Message Board
Conspiracy Theory Chat affords opportunities for Message Board members to participate in discussions on today's hottest conspiracy theory topics."
Just below those words are several highlighted options in which to choose from.
A list of all the posts available for review is located below the option line.
Posts are read by simply clicking on the subject line of the desired post. Replies to each post are presented in a thread so following the flow of the conversation is much easier than attempting to follow the flow via an email group and messages are received in varying order and increments. At the end of the post, links to any replies that have been made will be listed.
Replying to Posts
If the User chooses to post a reply to any post, he/she should continue scrolling down to locate the post "form" box at the bottom of the page. The form is a fill in the bland form. Before submitting reply, attention should be paid to the option that allows for email notification of any replies to your post. Simply check the box in the lower left corner of the post submission box. To reply to a post, the User must list his/her Username, Password, and Email Address. Once the post is completed, a preview option is available to allow for viewing the post as others will see it. Once the post is submitted, a link is available to take the User back to the main page of the Message Board. *At times, the User must scroll fairly far down the page before the post form box is visible. If the User continues scrolling downward, the form will eventually come into view.
When initiating a new thread, the User clicks on the link Post A New Message and then following the same instructions for replying to a post. New posts Subject lines should contain key information about the search in order to facilitate ease in seeking out topics and also when using the Search feature (see below).
The author of a post may edit the post by clicking on the post title and choosing the Edit Post option. This is helpful when boo-boos in posting are discover or perhaps information such as reference info is accidentally omitted.