These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Prison Officers.Org.UK. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.
- The use of QUOTE should be limited to avoid cluttering threads with useless repetition. Think whether your inclusion of a QUOTE in your post is truly needed #
so for the purposes of sheer clarity let's go through the simple requirements here once more
if you decide to hit the quote button, please make sure you are not reproducing the entire post immediately above yours into your new post !
the entire post? how is that a help? we can all see the post immediately above yours, with no trouble! even specsavers is not needed on that one
so if you are hitting quote, just as some automatic reaction, because somehow you think it looks good you will be getting advice from AngelFX or me
WHY? because we object to the padding out of our threads with totally unnecessary duplication, that does not add to the thread's message !
so what does add to the thread's message? you can use quote in all other circumstances e.g. the post you're quoting is several up in the thread from your post, or you are only quoting a few words from the post, or just 1 line to which you are specifically replying to thank you for your cooperation (which is 99% of our members!) #
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- Click on "User Control Panel" (your username top right)
- next click on the "profile" tab
- Look for the "Edit avatar" option and select it
- next look for the "Gravatar" option you can change it to the "Gallery Avatar" option if you want to, (recommended) then select it
- choose your avatar from the page then zip to the bottom and click submit
- You will see a message "Your Profile has been updated"
- You will be returned to the "Edit Avatar" screen
- You will see the avatar you chose displayed for you
- Confirm that this is the one you want by pressing SUBMIT a little further down the page
- Process complete
Please take the time to zip through this process, five minutes is all it takes #
Remote Avatars is 1 option to select an avatar, you could choose instead the "Gravatar" option or the best choice the "Gallery Avatar" option if you want to, (recommended)
so what do REMOTE AVATARS do? they allow you to embed the link to another website e.g https://i49. photobucket. com/albums/f25 7/adamulph/area51sign.gif
now here's the RULE, note the link to your Avatar in the example above begins https:// GOOD! Your REMOTE AVATAR complies! No action needed. Oh, it's not https? it's http? BAD! This does not comply, so just try adding an S to the http line in your UCP! Does it still work now? If so, your Avatar is CLEAR! No further action needed.
Basically all Remote Avatars in the future and in the past, MUST use https links. Ultimately those that don't will be deleted. Which is nothing to worry about, you can easily then just choose another Avatar if you wish! #
- To obtain an avatar follow this easy 5 minutes process
IMG bb code allowed members to insert an image into a post *IMG has now changed dramatically, you should use Attachments instead **
now here's the RULE if you try to employ IMG now, the https era forums will stop you and replace your image with a simple link e.g. [External Image] and anybody would then click that to see your chosen image
SO a suggestion > use the Attachments system instead, to bring an image on your computer into your post
You may still use IMG if you want, but you will more than likely not see an image in your post, just a 1 line LINK that says "EXTERNAL IMAGE" that would be clickable, another user clicks it, they then see your image #
Many times considerate members will help other users with a handy link such as (EXAMPLE 1) http://prisonofficers.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11611 this provides a handy link to AngelFX's Searching Advice on the site
Here's another link (EXAMPLE 2) http://nomscareers.com/ (Advertising to get HMP Recruitment going, does contain useful Recruit info)
now here's the RULE please note the link above in example 2, this is an http to Noms Careers.
Well that link is not the same as http://prisonofficers.org.uk/blahblah - it's an EXTERNAL LINK, so the link is not covered by this rule, this rule only cares about links that begin http://prisonofficers.org.uk/something else here
so going back to Example 1 link - this is against the Rules because it means a) this breaches the Certificate scheme delivering insecure content and b) even worse really, a member who chose the https version of the site could click that and end up back on the http site! Not allowed!
So if you are going to place handy links in your post that helpfully show another member to another thread/ section/ page of this site, good well done, but ALWAYS ALWAYS please make the link https, even if you yourself don't choose to use the https version of the site. #
- You may have a signature promoting another site of your choice, on condition that on that site (assuming you're a member there) you have a similar signature linking back to here , please remember that. #
- IMG bb code allowed members to insert an image into a post *IMG has now changed dramatically, you should use Attachments instead **
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