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Frequently asked question about DWW forum

1: I want to register for this forum, but can't find the register button. What gives?

This forum is a private forum, registration is by invitation only.

2: I want to invite a friend to join the forum, can you do it for me please !

You can do it yourself! The link is found in you user details updating screen (click update details, top right on the index page) or you can click

3: Why is your forum so private, what have you got to hide?

Nothing personally, it was originally on a private network and its users want to keep it that way.

4: I don't recognise your layout, is it heavily modified [forum name]?

Nope, hand coded from scratch by yours truely. It was a project to help me learn PHP and has gone through various versions and changes.

5: Can you add this feature ?

I will certainly try if i can, but bear in mind that i am the only person that writes this and find it hard to fit coding in. It has always been heavily user-driven and i like to keep it that way.

6: Now you have learnt PHP, why not move to [forum name]?

Because you can never learn too much! While it does lack a lot of commercial forums features, the ones that are there are highly specialised. I have never seen other forums where you can choose your names size and colour, it is designed to only use one line per thread/user, the bbcode box is highly specialised and simple to use... i could go on.

7: I found a bug! Wheres my prize?

Sorry no prize. You can report it
in this thread though and i will fix it as soon as i can, probably reporting back on why it happens and how i fixed it.

8: I am a n00b? whats this mean?

To indicate.. erm.. superior forum members, rankings are given on a logarthimic scale based on how much you have posted in the forum. The lowest rank is n00b (meaning someone new in l33tsp34k). As you contribute, you will gradually rise up the rankings.

9: Can i be an admin? How moderated is this forum?

There is no need yet for anyone else to be an admin. I am the only admin and i basically do no moderating - i like to let people say whatever they like. I can if i want to, but it would have to be pretty bad to need it...

10: I double posted ! What do i do

I know my forum is a little slow, but clicking post twice will not speed it up, and can cause a double post. Don't panic though, you can always delete one.

11: Wheres the delete option?

There is a delete button for a message on the right hand side of each message. There is also one when you edit a message.
You can also delete threads, but as this removes all the messages too i have moved it to the right hand side when editing to avoid accidental deletion.

12: Whats with the underlined letters? Whats this i hear about hotkeys?

I have added the ability to do some forum functions via the keyboard. Those that can be clearly indicated have been. Go to the hotkeys help page for a complete list

How to use codes in the Forum

This forum has a number of BBcode functions that can be put to use. All are accessable through the group of buttons above the message box.
This interface works in two steps: you select the text (indicated like this) you want to enhance and click the correct button. The correct formating is applied for you. Its basically the same as applying formatting on a word processor.
BBCode help page has a complete list.
FAQs - Frequently asked questions about DWW forum
Hotkeys - How to do most forum functions without a mouse
BBcodes - What those buttons do above the message box
Browsing - How to navigate through and use the forum
Searching - How to get the best out of searching
Posting - How to quote, edit and post messages
User - fill in details, invite friends & customise