Welcome to the new board. This is a quick start.
First things first:Forum Rules
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.About the new board
We've tried to keep things as similar to the old board as possible. As such, there is One area for all topics.
Key Differences. What we hope to add with the new board in addition to images, messaging, and current message search function:
1 BBS searchable archives. (Couldn't be done with the old board)
2 Better defense against spammers and other such nuisances.
Keep in mind - you don't need to use all the fancy formatting to get started. Simple text works just fine!!! Many are having fun with the new features. That is good too. Do It Your Way - works here.
Details - similarities:
1) Features such as posting, messaging, pictures, etc., are only available to members. This is to protect privacy and keep spammers away. If you do register, you can use the option to "hide" your email address from the other members if you would prefer.
2) There will only be an All Topics area. Folks seem to like it that way that frequent the MAK board. It has worked well this way over the years, so we'll run with it. Good suggestions which may augment this include a possibility of a tag, or some other way of quickly searching topics. Still working on this.
Details - added features:
1) Searchable archives. To be added once the current board switchover is accomplished and stabilized.
2) Chat room may follow.
"newbie" status. This is a number set by the board which ties to the number of posts a member has submitted. The jump from newbie to Jr. Member is 50 posts. Full Member is 100 posts. We can change any of this. But for now, that is how it is setup.
Please let me know if you have any questions - best regards - Phil