|Entering Your Name
Enter your company's
name or your personal name. Because this is a professional forum, use
of handles is discouraged. This is a required field.
Entering Your E-Mail Address
A valid email address is required to post within this board. Entering
your email address allows others reading your message to respond to you
via email. Also, entering a valid email address will allow email notifications
to be sent to the message originator after their post has been replied
to. This is a required field.
Entering The Subject
This should be a few words summarizing the topic of your message. After
posting your message, this is the line that others see when viewing the
index of messages. A good descriptive subject line helps others identify
the subject matter of your message. This is a required
Entering Your Message
This is the heart of the board. By being clear and concise, your questions
can be easily answered, your opinions and thoughts are better conveyed.
When complete, you are given the option of previewing the message before
actually posting it on the board. To edit your message, simply press the
[Back] button on your browser. This is a required
Entering an Optional Link URL
The Optional Link URL field allows you to enter the full
URL for a link elsewhere on the Web. Enter the complete URL here. This
is an optional field.
Entering Link Title
The Link Title field is used in conjunction with the Optional Link URL.
Enter the title/name of the page linked under Optional Link URL. This
is an optional field.
Tractor Club Web Site)
Entering Optional Image URL
The Optional Image URL allows the linking of a graphic image elsewhere
on the Web. Enter the full URL of the image. This image will be displayed
above your message in your post.
This should not be used unless the image to be displayed is directly
related to the subject matter of the post. Articles with linked images
that are excessive in size may be removed without notice. This is an optional
Can I put HTML tags anywhere in my posts?
No. You can not use HTML tags in any field except the Message or Comments field.
Why are there colons in the message when I try to
post a followup?
Colons appear in the message dialog box when you try to followup on
a message to indicate that those lines are quoting the previous document.
Note: The "quote text in followups" is an
option set by the administrators of this forum. If the option to "quote
text in followups" is not used, the Comments field
is left blank when posting a followup.
Why didn't my post show up?
Your post most likely did not show up, because your browser did not
reload the page, it simply pulled it out of cache. Please reload your
browser and it should then appear. for more information.
Why do I see (pic) and (url) in the message lines on the index
If you see (pic), it means there
is a picture in the message and if you see (url),
it means there is a link in the message. These are shown next to the title
of the post on the index page after entering information into the Optional
Link URL or Optional Image URL fields.
What is the [+] next
to the subject of my post?
The [+] next to the subject of a thread means to expand the thread. By
clicking on the [+} it takes you to page showing the initial posted message
and all the replies of that message.
Why am I seeing multiple posts of the same thing after I post a message?
Most often this happens when you double click the "Post a Message"
button or you hit the "Post a Message" button more than once
by mistake. You need to only hit the button once. During peek hours of
the day, some posts may take awhile for the software to write the pages
to the server. Be patient while this is happening. Hitting the "Post
a Message" button again before the page is written to the server
will result in multiple posts.
What does the [URL] mean next to the time of day in posts?
The [URL] is a link to the current page shown. By clicking
on it, the page will open in a full browser window to display the URL
address in the address bar of your browser. This is useful when wanting
to email the specific page or link to someone. You can also right-click
on the [URL] link and choose "Copy Shortcut" (IE),
or "Copy Link Location" (Firefox), and paste that into anything
you want. The [URL] link will also show on the expanded
What does the [DELETE]
mean next to [URL] in posts?
The [DELETE] link is used to notify the NTC admins that a message
needs reviewed and/or deleted. Use this when there are double posts, spam, and "not so nice" messages. Click the [DELETE] link
for the message in question. Fill out the form and submit it for review.
Please use the additional comments box to let us know why it is to be
reviewed for deletion.
What is the Image Verification Feature used on the NTC forums?
for more information.