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I Antique Online

A Community For People Who Buy, Sell or Collect Antiques, Collectibles and Art

Main Forum

What Is The Main Forum Section?

Think of the Main Forum as a  Bulletin Board for posts about antiques, collectibles and art and related areas.


This forum is for everyone to use as the main message board or bulletin board for the site.

Here is what you can use the MAIN FORUM for:
1. Announce a new post you made in one of the groups.
2. Make a general announcement for the community
3/ Add news
3. Add updates
4. Direct us to something special going on in another area (i.e. events calendar, blogs, your profile page)
5. Link us to something special happening elsewhere or posted elsewhere.

For clarification: Many people get confused about "Forums'. While there is THE MAIN FORUM ON THE MAIN PAGE ...there are also smaller topic related forums in each group here at I Antique Online.com Think of it this way...when you want to reach the entire community...use the MAIN Forum  ...when you want to reach a smaller segment of the community...use your group forums.

 

Rules About Posts on The Main Forum and all Group  Forums

Please follow copyright law and give source or credit to content which you have permission to share or is intended to be shared.   

 

How Do I Post An Announcement on The Main Forum?

Start on The Main Page.

Look for the "Forum"  (left hand  column)

Scroll Down the forum section.

At bottom of the section you will see words  "+ Start Discussion" CLICK on words.

After you add your post BE SURE TO CLICK "ADD DISCUSSION" at the bottom of the open screen.

Content which is offensive is not allowed.

Adult content is not allowed.

Profanities are not allowed.

 

Helpful Information
You can of course you both the main forum and the group forums to make announcements and add posts.

Example:  You would like to tell everyone in the community that you are having a special sale on your Online Jewelry store on Etsy, use the Main Forum to post an announcement. But you can also go to one of the  smaller Forums in a particular group, i.e. Vintage Jewelry Group. 


Note:
When you want help with identification and value of a collectible or antique....TRY USING the "WHADJA FIND GROUP" as your first place for help.

 

All members are invited to post topics related to antiques, collectibles and art. Be sure to select a "forum category" when you add a new post. Use The "Whadja Find Group" (see groups) for community help with identification and market value of your new finds.

 

How Do I Post An Announcement on The Main Forum?

Start on The Main Page.

Look for the "Forum"  (left hand  column)

Scroll Down the forum section.

At bottom of the section you will see words  "+ Start Discussion" CLICK on words.

After you add your post BE SURE TO CLICK "ADD DISCUSSION" at the bottom of the open screen.

 

How Do I Edit A Post I Made On The Main Forum?

At the bottom of yu post yu will see a pencil with the button "Edit" Click on edit and fix your post. BUT you only have this option for 15 minutes after a post is made.

 

How Do I Delete A Post I Made On The Main Forum

Click on the little "x" in the right corner of the post box.


What Is Visual Mode Versus HTML Edition On The Tool Bar ?

This allows your to copy and  paste code from a blog or other place. For example if  you wanted to transfer an article or blog post  you wrote from another site, and  you wanted to include  text and images, you could click HTML mode.

 

How Do I Add A Link To My Forum Post?

Look at the tool bar beginning with the word ADD:

The first button says LINK

Click on LINK

The space will ask for LINK URL

 Only show one http://   (erase the words in the box and replace with your URL)

Click OK

 

How Do I Add An Image Or Photograph To My Forum Post ?

Go To tool bar, begins  with the word ADD

Second box is a rectangle, that is photo  button.

Click on rectangle box

Click on BROWSE

Upload your photo

 

How Do I Change The Font (letter) Size To my Forum Post ?

Go to Second Row of Tool Bar

Below words ADD

Click on  Size arrow

 

How Do I  Change The Font (letter) Color  To My Forum Post?

Go To Second Row of Tool Bar

Under word ADD

Click on letter A

Choose color

 

How Do I Bold words To My Forum Post?

Go To Second Row of Tool Bar

Under word ADD

Click on "B"

 

On The Main Page How Is The Blog Section Different Than The Forum Section?

Blog  Section

Please use the Blog Posts section to post articles, commentaries, opinions, trends,experiences related to antiques, collectibles and art or to share something you found  in a newspaper, another blog, site etc.  If what you are sharing has been written by someone else, please just use the  first few paragraphs and then link the rest of the article or blog to the original site  you found the article.

 

Forum Section

Please use the Main Forum for news, sales and announcements.

 

Please note use "Antique Marketplace" when you want to sell something.

 

How Are Forum Posts Categorized ?

Here is The Main Category Directory To All  Forums

http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/forum

 

When you post a New Forum Discussion, you will be asked at the bottom of your screen (bottom of the post) to choose a category.

CATEGORY  space   scroll down using arrow and choose a  category

i.e.  "General News", "Whadja Find News", "Online Stores" ETC.

 

How Are Forum Posts Archived ?

Forum posts are organized by recent activity. Over time, your post will drop to the bottom of the Main Forum and will not be seen on the front page of the site. But your Forum post or your response to a Forum discussion is still archived and will return to the  Main Page if someone searches for it again and re-opens the discussion.

 

How Do I Search For An Old Forum Post ?

Click on the FORUM Tab or Button on the very top of  your page.

You will see a page open up that says

 

Discussion Forum

Look for the open space with a magnifying glass. Fill in the space with your search words and click the magnifying glass.

 

What is "View All" On the Bottom of  Forum  Section on the Main Page?

 

When yu click on the words "View All" at the very bottom of the Forum Section on the Main Page you will be taken to the  directory which shows ALL Forums Discussion in AL categories.

 

Note: These are not the Group Forum  discussions, these are only the Main Forum discussion will are more general in nature and reach the entire community.

 

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