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How can I do a search of the forums ONLY?

You can search the forums by hitting the magnifying glass under the alerts tab at the top right of the page. A "Google search" might appear on the next page but closing the pop-up will show the forum search results.

Note: the Google search only searches the Dumaguete Info website, the first few results you see are advertisements but anything below that will be DI only results.
#15

What should I do if I have a problem with the post rating feature?

If you received a negative rating you don't think you deserved you can:
  1. Report the message given the disputed negative rating for moderation by clicking the "Report" link under the post.
  2. Contact a staff member through PM with a link to the post/rating in question.
    • Note: You can get the link to the specific post by clicking the number located at the top right of your post.
  3. Politely contact the user that gave you a negative rating through a PM and ask if it was given on accident. There is no limit on how long users have to remove ratings they have given in the past.
    • Note: Most negative ratings that don't seem to fit the post were given on accident. However, be careful with this one and don't start a flame war. If the user seems to be giving negative ratings just to troll or they do not reply to your message you can invite a staff member to the conversation or PM them directly.
If you received a neutral rating you don't agree with you should:
  1. Watch this video.
If you received a positive rating you don't agree with you should:
  1. Please go see a shrink. DI staff is not trained to deal with those kinds of personal issues.
If you can't view or give ratings:
  1. Send an admin a PM and let them know what the issue is and they will try to figure out what's going on or they will explain why the feature is not currently available to you.
  2. Post a thread in this sub-forum explaining the problem.
#18

How do I post a new topic/discussion/thread?

To Start a New Topic (Discussion/Thread):
  1. Click on the forum that you want to post in ie; New Member Introductions
  2. At the top right there is a button titled "Start New Topic".
  3. Add in your title to your thread ie; "Hello I'm new".
  4. Type you main content into the larger box underneath.
  5. Below the main content box you may, optionally, add "Tags". These are words or short phrases that describe your topic that will help other users searching for similar information.
  6. When you are done with your message and want to post it click on the "Create Thread" button just below.
This will create a basic thread with no polls or pictures.
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#6

How do I reply to a topic?

To Reply to a Post:
  1. Navigate to the topic (discussion/thread) you wish to reply to.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  3. Find the Post Reply Box where you can type into and add media and/or pictures. Note you will see your account avatar to the left of this box.
  4. If needed you can select "More Options..." to go to a separate page with additional reply options.
  5. Once finished with your reply click the "Post Reply" button underneath.
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#7

How do I quote another member?

How to Quote a Post, Multiple Posts and More:

Single Quote - To quickly quote single full post made by a user simply go to the post you wish to quote and hit the "Reply" button below it:
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After you click this button you will automatically be brought down to the Reply Box and the post you replied to will be placed inside the quote ([QUOTE][/QUOTE]) BB code:
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Multi-Quote - To easily quote multiple posts by one or more users go to the first post you wish to quote and click the "+Quote" button. You will be notified the selection was made:
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Repeat this with other messages you wish to quote in your reply. Once finished scroll down to the reply box and click the "Insert Quotes" button (located opposite the "Post Reply" button) to review the quotes you selected and then press "Quote These Messages":
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Selective Quote - You can selectively quote parts of a post by simply highlighting the section you wish to quote with your mouse or touch screen and then clicking the +Quote or Reply Button.
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#8

How do I watch a thread?

Watching threads are Dumaguete Info's way of keeping you updated on threads you have created, participated in, or choose to be updated about.

By default any thread you start or reply to will become watched. This will generate an email every time someone replies as well as an alert on the alert's menu. You can change this behavior in your preferences.

To watch a thread without participating simply click “Watch Thread” on top of any thread.
#9

How do I upload an image to a thread or reply?

You can to upload images to your topics and reply posts. All images uploaded to Dumaguete Info will be automatically resized if they exceed allotted image size.

To add an attachment:
  1. Click the “Upload File” button.
  2. Find and select the desired file on your computer.
  3. Wait for upload to finish.
    • If an image file, chose to insert either a "Thumbnail" or "Full Image".
    • If you do not insert a thumbnail or full size image, thumbnails will automatically be placed at the bottom of your post.
Note: Many of us here in the Philippines struggle with very slow internet connections. Please be considerate and insert thumbnails in your posts if you are uploading large images.

Allowed File Types:
txt,
pdf,
png,
jpg,
jpeg,
jpe,
gif
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