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KeysCapt
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join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
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Re: 10 Most Frequent Questions

PLEASE CORRECT YOUR SPELLING - Why am I getting this?

This is a new site feature, designed to try to reduce some of the shortened word abbreviations used in post, also known as "board-slang", to make all posts more intelligible to everyone using the site.

If you have included certain abbreviated words in your post, usually more than once in that post, you will see the following screen when you go to review it:



The words that are flagged will appear in red. Simply return to your edit screen, fix these words, and review again. This will sometimes occur only in longer posts as you go to the preview function, and not in shorter ones.
(Note: Some innocent words may be included in the list. Look for the "slang" word or words and fix them. The others can be ignored.)
 


KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
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HOW DO I GET THOSE SPINNING GLOBES, MOLECULES, etc.?

These are icons that indicate membership in special distributed computing teams at DSLR.
indicates membership of Team Discovery (United Devices & TSC)
indicates membership of Team Starfire (SETI)
indicates membership of Team Helix (Folding/Genome)
These teams provide you with ways to let your computer's unused CPU cycles work toward things like finding cures for diseases or searching for extra-terrestrials. A good starting place to learn more is the [General Distributed Computing forum]. Why not put that unproductive time to good use? It won't interfere with anything you're doing on your machine or machines. Take a look!
 


KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
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I JUST MADE A CHANGE TO MY ________ AND IT DOESN'T SHOW!

Avatar, posting tag, premium status, etc.

This site is hosted on several different servers. Just be patient ... your changes will show up as they propagate across all the servers. Maybe tomorrow, maybe sooner.

If you've submitted a new Avatar, you will see a message like this one when it is approved:

http://www.broadbandreports.com/r0/download/248183;85d083287ae66516633fd62be8835765/whatdoesitmean.jpg

The "shift-reload" action is designed to supercede any older copies of your avatar that might be held in your cache, thereby preventing you from seeing your new one. If it doesn't work, try "CTRL-Reload".


KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
kudos:1

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HOW CAN I MAKE MY AVATAR MOVE? WHAT ARE TOOLPOINTS? HOW CAN I GET SOME?

Please see this for latest info about avatars: »Site FAQ »How do I get an Avatar?

You can purchase tool points [here].
You can learn more about tool points [here].

 


KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
kudos:1

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HOW DO I GET THAT "QUOTE" SECTION IN MY POSTS?

When you open the window, click on "Auto Quote".



This will bring in the text from the post you're responding to. You can EDIT OUT what you don't need, especially if you're replying to a long post. (Please do.)

Try this in the Dev/Null Forum ... that's what it's for.

Check out this [FAQ entry] for more info on quoting in your posts.