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4.5 Posting Tags

Those are posting tags. They are a perk given to frequent users of the site.

You need to be at level two before you can have one. Once you have reached level 2, go to Forum Prefs where you should see the following at the top of the page:

You can enter more than one word, but each word must be 12 characters or less. Click "update" at the bottom and allow 15-20 minutes for it to appear in your posts as it takes time to be mirrored across the servers.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-11-07 18:14:26

Posting tags are a frequent user benefit, and you must have have reached at least level two before that option becomes available.

At the top of the site, select from the menu bar. Then in the next row of tabs select "Prefs". Find "Forum Prefs" in the row of tabs below that one.

Now type in your sig. Each word must be no more than 12 characters.

Don't forget to hit the button to save your preferences.

You can see your current level on this page: »/cap

by Flagger See Profile edited by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2010-09-25 19:44:35

Once you have a posting tag, your post has to be at least 150 characters long or the information under your user name and posting tag will be truncated. Here is KG's graphic representation of this phenomenon:

To test how long your posts have to be for your trinkets, location, joined date, etc to appear, please use the dev/null forum.
Submitted by Flagger

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-11-07 18:14:45

In your posting tag, the first letter of each word will be capitalized -- no choice. You may use certain punctuation, including commas, apostrophes, question marks, hyphens and periods. No exclamation points.
There is a 12 character size limit on any string, so if you hyphenate two words, for instance, and the total number of characters exceeds 12, it will be discarded.

The word don't will appear as Don'T ... you're stuck with it.
However, the contraction It's shows up OK. Quien sabe?

You cannot capitalize two consecutive letters.
TS will appear as Ts, but I'm will appear as I'M.
Thanks to Pike for some of this info.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-11-07 18:15:12