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Found following, http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32329

The dictionary definition of a forum is a meeting or medium for the open discussion of subjects of public interest, and this is exactly what Internet-based forum software offers. You will also see such forums described as '(electronic) bulletin boards', or 'message boards'. They all mean and do pretty much the same thing.

This forum software, called 'vBulletin', is a sophisticated forum software package with lots of 'bells and whistles' and advanced features, but at it's core, there are just two simple concepts to learn: 'threads' and 'posts'.

A 'post' is any message that anyone sends to the forum for public viewing.

A 'thread' is a group of posts that (should) all relate to the same topic of discussion.

In order to participate in a discussion, a visitor to a forum has two choices:

1. Reply to an existing post.
2. Start a new thread with a new topic of discussion (in the expectation that others will read it and might post a reply).

Looking at it from another perspective - online forum software is just like having a shared or public e-mail 'in-box'. Whenever you post a message to the forum, it's like sending it to a public 'in-box' where it can be publically read. Readers of your post can choose to ignore your message (ie. do nothing), reply to it, or refer back to it at a later date (ie. who said what and when). The more people use the forum, the more the forum starts to evolve into a really useful resource of information and opinions for both new and existing 'members' of the forum.

A forum can be 'public' or 'private'. If it's public, then absolutely anyone on the planet can view the posts to that forum from any Internet-connected computer. If the forum is private, then all the functionality is the same, except only designated persons (as determined and controlled by the forum administrator) are able to view and use the forum. Access to private forums is restricted by usernames and passwords.

So forum software is particularly useful when 3 or more people have a common interest to discuss and debate. Private forums are particularly useful in facilitating communication between committees, project groups, clubs and societies, etc. Public forums are particularly useful for expressing views and opinions, finding answers to questions, or just having a good chat with others with similar interests on a global scale.

That's it! If you've read and understood all the above, then you are one step away from being able to participate in a forum discussion. All that's left now is for you to have a go yourself.

To enter a forum: click on it's name
To read the postings of a thread: click on the thread name
To start a new thread (topic of discussion): click the 'new thread' button
To reply to a post (ie. to participate in a thread/discussion): click the 'post reply' button.

If you're comfortable with the basics, and want to learn a little more about some of the intermediate-advanced features, click on the 'faq' button towards the top right hand corner of every page.
 

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Happysax: check your Private messages (top right under "welcome happysax")

I verified your user account and everything is in order. If the problem persist, please contact me or another forum moderator via PM or email. Also be more explicit, as in: What forum were you trying to post into?

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Hi- I know this thread is quite old but I figured the best place to ask...
How do I post pictures in my post? I would like to post some pics of a sax w/ some damaged areas and I don't even know what the areas are called- (my son is the player, I just finance him)
Thx for helping.

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Hi everyone i m new here i would like to introduce myself but they dont let me post new threads
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Hi Goldy, welcome to the forum :)
I moved one of your post here into the "For New SOTW Members" forum where, contrary to what the "Post New thread" button is leading you to believe, you cannot post new threads in that forum; only reply to existing ones - I know, it's pretty stupid to have that button there but it's just one of those odd things with the forum that we cannot do anything about and I really hope that they come-up with an upgrade that would take care of that problem because you're not the only one who has trouble to introduce yourself.

To make matters worst in your case; there were no opened threads in the "For New SOTW Members" forum for you to post into because we're in the beginning of the year and Harri (the SOTW forum owner) closed the last introduction thread from last year and I guess forgot to start a new one. Sorry about that but now it is taken care of; your post is the first one of the SOTW new member introductions, 2011 January thread :cheers:

Happy New Year :eek:ccasion:
 

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I am perplexed as to why my equipment information isn't showing up on my posts. I believe I entered all of it correctly in my profile, as it shows up there just fine in the proper location. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's really annoying to me....

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I am perplexed as to why my equipment information isn't showing up on my posts. I believe I entered all of it correctly in my profile, as it shows up there just fine in the proper location. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's really annoying to me....

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Hi,

Your equipment information shows up where it should - that is in your profile page under the "About me" tab - Those members for whom it shows up under every post have entered that info in their signature as thadnoland is describing above.
 

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Hi, I'm trying to figure out how I can start a new thread. I am new to this forum, so is my only option going through the "introduction" pages? I can usually figure this kind of difficulty out, but I am at a total loss here. Thanks for any quick replys.
 

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Hi, I'm trying to figure out how I can start a new thread. I am new to this forum, so is my only option going through the "introduction" pages? I can usually figure this kind of difficulty out, but I am at a total loss here. Thanks for any quick replys.
It looks like you have found your way after all :bluewink:
Welcome to the forum.
 
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