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Viewing The Board Index

 

When visiting the board, you will be presented with a list of categories and forums in those categories. This page is called the Board Index, and it lists all of the forums.


Forums are split into categories. You can choose to hide any category by pressing the "-" button on the right-hand side above the list of forums, and the "+" button to make them visible again. If hidden, such categories, and the forums inside them, will be collapsed and no longer shown to you when visiting the board index.

When viewing the forums, there are icons shown next to them which indicate the status of a forum, and if it has unread posts or not.

This indicates that there are posts which you have not read contained inside this forum, or one of it's sub forums.
This indicates that all of the posts contained in this forum and it's sub forums have been read.
Redirect forum, when you enter this forum you will be redirected elsewhere.


The Topic List
Within each forum there are a list of topics. Just like forums, each topic has an marker to indicate the type of topic it is:
A regular topic with unread posts.
This is a topic which you have participated in, with no new replies since you last read it.
This indicates that you have previously replied in this topic, and there are new replies since you last read or replied to the topic.

 

Special Types of Topics
This icon indicates an "Announcement" - Announements are not regular topics, because members cannot reply to them. They are simply important news or information which should be read.

Hot This icon indicates a hot topic which has many members participating and replying.

Topic that has been moved into another forum.
This indicates that a topic has been locked, and can no longer be replied to.

To add a new topic, press the Start new Topic button. This may not be available for all forums. In forums where you cannot create a topic you will see "You cannot start a new topic" in place of the button.

To enter a any topic, click on its name.

Sorting Options
To customize the way topics are displayed, you can use the sorting options found at the top of the forum.


  • Show type - this allows you to only display certain types of topics such as polls or topics that you have posted in.
  • Sort by - this allows you to change the way topics are ordered. By default topics are ordered with the topics that have most recently had replies first, but you can choose to sort by other factors such as the number of replies or alphabetically.
  • Sort direction - this allows you to set which way you want to sort for the setting above. For example if you set "Sort by" to be "Replies", choosing "A-Z" for this setting will show the topics that have no replies first, whereas choosing "Z-A" will show the topics with the most replies first.
  • Time frame - this allows you to limit the topics that are shown to only topics that have been made within a certain amount of time.


There may be more than one page of topics, if this is the case, you will see an option to "Load More Topics" at the bottom of the list of topics. There will also be page numbers to the left of this button.


Viewing Posts
 

To the side of each post there will be information about the user. 

To view a user's profile information at a glance, simply hover your mouse over their username. Their profile card will display, showing you various profile information without having to leave the topic. From their profile card, you can send them a message quickly, without having to leave the topic. If you wish to view their full profile page, simply click on their user name.

On their member card, you can also click on several options to view that user's content. 


Below this there are several more buttons: the icon adds the user as a friend,   allows you to read their blog, and   will take you to their gallery.



Below their username you will see their photo, member title and pips or group image.


Reputation
If enabled, you will see reputation options in the corner below each post. You may see an icon representing the reputation other members have given for that post, along with icons to give reputation. To give the post a positive reputation, click the icon or to give the post a negative reputation, click the icon. On some boards, you may see a button to Like content, such as this: If you choose to do this, it will show that you "Like" a certain post, and will also add a reputation point to that post.  You may only be able to give positive or negative reputation, and for some users you may not be able to give reputation at all.

Replying
To add a post to the topic, simply scroll to the bottom of the page, and start typing in the reply box. 

To quote another post in your reply, you can either click the Quote button beneath a post, or use the multiquote feature. Multiquote is used when you want to quote more than one post in your reply. Select the Multiquote button underneath the posts you want to quote, and you will notice that the button will change color. At the bottom of the page, you will notice an informational box appear with the total number of posts you have added to multiquote. You can multiquote from different pages in a topic, or even different topics in the forum. When you are ready to post a reply with the posts you have quoted, simply click the "Quote Posts Add Reply" button.


Post Options
Next to the reply and multiquote buttons you may also see " Edit" and " Delete" buttons for your own posts. If so, you can use these buttons to edit or delete your posts. Note that these options may not be available after a certain amount of time.


Sharing Topics
At the bottom of each topic you will see "Share this topic" followed by a number of links that allow you to email the topic to someone else, share a topic on Twitter, post it to Facebook, print the topic, or download and save the topic. Simply press the appropriate link and follow the on-screen instructions.

Polls
Some topic may have polls attached to them. If you can vote in the poll, you will see the questions and the options for voting. Once you have selected your options, press Vote! to add your vote. Once voted, you will see the results and a icon besides the options you voted for.

You may be able to change your vote. If so, you will see Delete My Vote. To change your vote, press this and then vote again.

To see the results of the poll without voting, press Show Results. If the poll is a public poll, you can see who voted for which option by pressing the "View" link next to any option.

Notifications
You may want to subscribe to your favorite forums or topics so that when a new topic or reply is added you will be notified.

To subscribe to a topic or forum, go to that area and click the Follow button. You will them be prompted with how often you wish to be notified. To the right of this button, it shows how many other people are watching the topic.

There are several types of notification, and you will be asked to choose one of these options:

  • Instantly: You will be notified instantly when a reply is made, via the method specified in your notification preferences.
  • Only When Not Online: This option will send out a notification if a reply has been posted and you're not active on the board.
  • Daily: This option will send out a daily digest of updates.
  • Weekly: This option will send out a weekly digest of updates.


If you wish to automatically subscribe to every topic you reply to, you can configure this from your control panel. Simply select the  "Auto follow topics I reply to" option.

You can remove a subscription from your settings, or by going back to the area you are subscribed to and pressing the "Icon Stop Watching" button.



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world15 : (13 February 2016 - 11:12 AM) anyone from france?
world15 : (13 February 2016 - 11:11 AM) hi shawols! fighting SFI ! its a site updates HQ pics ,www.shineefrance.net/
Key`sLocket : (11 February 2016 - 04:05 AM) good at least they upload Key's pic hehe
world15 : (09 February 2016 - 10:55 PM) hope mediateam update HQs soon!
enhzo : (09 February 2016 - 02:36 PM) I don't :/ they mut be busy! I don't know where to find HQ photos either :(
Inta_KimKeyBum : (09 February 2016 - 03:40 AM) did you know why media team didn't upload any HQ recently?
Inta_KimKeyBum : (09 February 2016 - 03:40 AM) helloo
enhzo : (08 February 2016 - 03:32 PM) Hello guys! :)
world15 : (08 February 2016 - 03:39 AM) Fighting shawols !!!!!!!!!!!!!
world15 : (06 February 2016 - 11:19 AM) do they managed a mini album ??
world15 : (06 February 2016 - 11:17 AM) who knows when next mini album comes out?
enhzo : (06 February 2016 - 11:10 AM) Hey!
tamtamtia : (05 February 2016 - 03:01 AM) SWC IV in fukui will hld tmr right? Can anyone tell me whre can i get an info bout the concert? Maybe about the forum in this web?
tamtamtia : (05 February 2016 - 02:56 AM) Hello evryone, it s been a long time since i made this account. But i never open this web since bussiness, but i always keep on eye in shinee via IG. Love u my dearest family, shawol jjang!!!
Gayleknee : (04 February 2016 - 11:33 PM) hi...just wondering if anyone knew the password to unlock the zip files that are uploaded?
silver_andy : (04 February 2016 - 07:04 PM) Shoutout to ShaWols: You guys are THE BEST! Like Dee BEST! Love you guys! And if I wasn't married I would marry y'all *reverts back to quiet self*
silver_andy : (04 February 2016 - 07:00 PM) Sha!Ih!Nee! Lee Jinki!Kim Jonghyun!Kim Kibum!Choi Minho!Lee Taemin! SHINee!!!!
danapanda : (04 February 2016 - 01:22 PM) oh? new people?? welcome welcome:)
Key`sLocket : (04 February 2016 - 11:41 AM) yeah, dat would be good ~~
world15 : (04 February 2016 - 06:32 AM) welcome to all new members, lets make this forum active again!
Momo Anna : (03 February 2016 - 10:56 PM) Hello everyone. New here but 6 years being a SHAWOL.
Lasco92 : (03 February 2016 - 02:51 PM) Oh my gosh hi new Shawols!! *waves*
tempotopper : (03 February 2016 - 10:29 AM) Hello! I have been a fan of SHINee since Dream Girl. Anyone else discovered them around that time too?
eliane : (03 February 2016 - 06:59 AM) Hello, I'm from Brazil and a new Shawol, I'd like to have some friends. I love SHINee,Taemin and Jongkey.
taesin_ : (02 February 2016 - 09:59 PM) hello~~ welcome to shinee world :D
Eloisajane : (02 February 2016 - 06:59 PM) I'm from Philippines and new to Shawol. Want to have friends and getting to know more about our Shining SHINEE. :)
Eloisajane : (02 February 2016 - 06:49 PM) Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. Hope to have friends.
world15 : (02 February 2016 - 06:00 AM) hi everyone!
world15 : (02 February 2016 - 05:59 AM) <_<
Sue2005 : (01 February 2016 - 04:24 PM) Hi all. How are you? Did you guys all know that allkpop is hosting an online pole for future WGM couple? Of course I believe it to be fake but it is our responsibility as Shawols to make SHINee win. Onew is picked from one of the SHINee members to be in this pole and is now in the final round against BTS Jin. We cant just let Jin win the tournament now can we? So I'm hoping all of you guys go to the website which I'm adding to this Shoutout and make Onew win. Of course you might think that what if this might be real? If it is real, then it is to our own advantage. Of course being in a fake marriage is not nice but this way we can see more of Onew on TV. We can see his cheerfulness, his sulking face, his lifestyle, his attitude towards the girl he "likes". We can see more of his natural self than what we see him on the stage. We can see so many different parts of Onew. So I'm hoping that you all vote for him regardless of this being fake or real because I cant see him lose to someone else. You guys can vote 15 times a day. Also if you want to vote more than 15 times then you have to change your Wi-Fi carrier. So for example your in one restaurant while doing your 15 votes using their Wi-Fi or hotspot, you can on the same day go to a different restraint and vote 15 times again using their Wi-Fi because both the restaurants have different internet access or carrier. Thank You. :)
 
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Lizsshi : (01 February 2016 - 07:15 AM) Hi!~
Adriana410 : (31 January 2016 - 06:42 PM) hi
SHINee's... : (31 January 2016 - 10:27 AM) It's been two years since ive been mia ��
SHINee's... : (31 January 2016 - 10:27 AM) Oh my gosh hi ya'll
Key`sLocket : (31 January 2016 - 06:38 AM) yohoo
amatif zbad : (31 January 2016 - 02:28 AM) Hello everyone!!!!
Ms. Shekinah : (30 January 2016 - 10:28 PM) hii
ot5wol : (30 January 2016 - 10:53 AM) hello, i am also a new shawol!
Grace Lie : (30 January 2016 - 08:40 AM) Nice to see all of you in here, I'm glad to become shawol :D Thank you :lol:
Grace Lie : (30 January 2016 - 08:35 AM) Hello, I'm a newbie in this forum...
Key`sLocket : (29 January 2016 - 07:07 PM) hello~~
JorosePG : (29 January 2016 - 07:44 AM) Hello ������ Newbie here from the Philippines ������
world15 : (28 January 2016 - 12:38 PM) please reupload old videos!
world15 : (28 January 2016 - 12:37 PM) Please reupload old videos!
shaelfbabytic : (28 January 2016 - 04:25 AM) hello! i'm a newbie in this forum :) nice to meet every shawol here
Gayleknee : (27 January 2016 - 11:42 PM) hi, how can i get videos reuploaded?
ot_5hinee : (27 January 2016 - 07:05 PM) Hi :D
JinNa : (27 January 2016 - 08:38 AM) hye everyone :lol: :lol: :lol:
Pollychrome : (26 January 2016 - 09:04 PM) YOYOYO
Fluffy Kitte... : (26 January 2016 - 02:23 PM) Aw, same here. I have a Jonghyun card and am also looking for Taemin. ;)