- Problematic posts
- The use of BBcode tags
- Embedding Youtube videos
- Spoiler tags
- Multi quoting
- Posting as a guest or anonymously
- Thread and post of the day
- Thanking a post
- Post count and restrictions
- Polls, After Hours restrictions, test posts
- Beyond the normal forums i.e. private and hosted
- Special case forums
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to add them.
If you believe a post warrants a mods attention, be it spam, abuse, off topic etc, then use the report post button present on every post. This will send an automated alert to every mod of the forum involved. Mods most likely won't provide any feedback to you as this would generate an undue workload, mods are unpaid volunteers after all. Mods may also not act immediately, they have their own lives to lead, jobs to work etc, so don't be impatient.
Boards.ie uses the standard BBCode common to all PhpBB forums around the net. This allows you to add tags around text to manipulate them, i.e. put [img] and [/img] tags around a picture link to make it display the image instead of the text.
You can see the full list of BBCode options here:
In the editor that's used when posting, you'll see various buttons to add the tags around the test for you, or you can add them manually.
The simplest way is to simply press the Youtube button which will prompt you for the link.
Or you can add the tags manually and due to recent work by new tech staff, the youtube tags should now work when wrapped around an entire Youtube URL.
Note that the http:// part is required.
We can also expand on this, by adding the start variable in seconds, to make the video start at a specific time.
It's possible to temporarily hide text in a spoiler tags to help avoid unintentionally revealing a plot/twist/ending of something.
Spoiler: hidden text here
Select the text with your mouse and you can read it.
Spoiler: as you can see here
With every post there'll also be a multiquote button, to the right of the normal quote button.
You can select multiple posts in a thread, and when you press reply, it'll quote all of them at once, rather than the single post used by the normal quote button.
Posting as a guest or anonymously
It's possible to post anonymously in the following list of forums:
- Creative Writing
- Gift & Festivity & Party Ideas
- Long Term Illness
- Personal Issues
- Relationship Issues
- State Benefits
- The Gentlemens Club
- The Ladies Lounge
- Work & Jobs
- Oulwans 'n' Oulfallas
To do so, first log out of boards.ie. Go to the forum in question and press the new thread/post reply option. You'll be given prompts to follow. Please note that anon posts are pre-moderated and may not appear immediately.
Thread of the day
The Thread of the Day is chosen randomly from the new threads started on that day.
Post of the day
The Post of the Day is the post that received the most thanks that day. You'll also know if a post made Post of the Day as there'll be a thanks from an account named simply "boards.ie".
Thanking a post
To thank a post, to show your support/approval/gratitude etc, you can press the thanks button on the lower right of the post
In its simplest form, your post count is simply your number of posts, and each one increase the count by one. However not all forums count towards this, as a precaution to avoid people using those forums to artificially boost their post count. Examples are the Thunder Dome and the Cuckoos Nest.
Post count based restrictions
As an anti-spam measure, certain options are limited to a minimum number of posts,
Joining a social group: 25
Don't post rubbish or spam for the purpose of upping your post count to meet these conditions, your posts will be removed and your account probably banned. The same applies for appending a faked signature.
Posts in these forums don't count towards your post count:
- Recycle Bin
- Soccer Access Requests
- The Cuckoo's Nest
- The Thunderdome
- Puzzles & Quizzes
- Reported Posts
- Creative Writing
How can I add a poll to a thread?
Once you've created a thread you can edit your post to add the poll options.
I can't post images in AH?
Posting images has been disabled in AH as preventative measure against trolls.
Testing these out
Where can I test these out?
We have a test forum here:
where you can experiment and try things out safely.
Posting beyond the normal forums:
Hosted forums are otherwise separate forums given a home on the boards.ie infrastructure. They have their own mods, called hosted moderators, separate from the normal moderators.
You can see the list of them here:
Private forums are just that: private. Access is purely at the discretion of the mods in question and can be removed or granted as and why they see fit.
Posting in prison is limited to those who are banned and to admins only.
Anyone can start a thread and anyone can reply, but all replies are pre-moderated, so either the Helpdesk mods or admins can approve them.
Soccer can be read by everyone, but permission to post is only granted on application. The rules and application forum are here:
- Sex and Sexuality
Currently this is restricted to subscribers and mods only.