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Go To Top Of PageRegistering

Registration is not required if you only want to view forum content. Registration is required if you want to post information on the Fiddle Hangout website.

Go To Top Of PageSmilies

You've probably seen others use smilies or other images in their posts. Smilies are used to convey an emotion, such as a happiness or a sadness . You can easily insert a smiley into your post by clicking the smiley button when editing your post in rich text. Click the 'Image' button to insert any other image into your post.

Go To Top Of PageCreating a Hyperlink in your message

You can easily add a hyperlink to your message. Just compose the post in the rich text editor, type the text you want to make into a link, then select the text and click the 'Link' button in the editor toolbar. Enter the URL you want your text to link to in that popup window, then click OK and post your message.

Go To Top Of PageModerators

Moderators control individual forums. Among other things they may edit, delete, or hide any forum posts. You may see the list of moderators here.

Go To Top Of PageCookies

The Hangout sites use cookies to store information about your membership status, to make the site functional. These cookies are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of these forums. If you have disabled cookies in your browser, you will not be able to log into your account properly.

Go To Top Of PageActive Topics

Active Topics are tracked by cookies. When you click on the "active topics" link, a page is generated listing all topics that have been posted since your last visit to these forums (or approximately 20 minutes).

Go To Top Of PageEditing Your Posts

You may edit or delete your forum replies for a limited time after you post. If you are the original poster of a topic, you may edit your topic it any time. To edit a post, just go to the topic where the post to be edited or deleted is located and you will see a edit or delete icon (EditDelete) on the line that begins "posted on..." Click on this icon to edit or delete the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum Moderator or the forum Administrator. A note is generated at the bottom of each edited post displaying when and by whom the post was edited.

Go To Top Of PageAttaching Files

To attach a file to a post, click the 'Add Attachments' link when composing. You may attach photos, videos, MP3s, PDF files to your post.

Go To Top Of PageSearching For Specific Posts

You may search for specific posts based on words found in the posts, and whether the post is archived or active. Just enter your search string in the search box at the top-right of all site pages. Be sure to choose 'Forum' from the dropdown to restrict your search to the forum.

Go To Top Of PageEditing Your Profile

You may easily change any information stored in your registration profile by using the "edit profile" link located at the top-right of each page. You may edit any profile information except your Username. Contact the site administrator ( to have your username changed.

Go To Top Of PageCensoring Posts

We automatically censor certain words that may be posted; however, this censoring is not an exact science, and is being done based on the words that are being screened, so certain words may be censored out of context. By default, words that are censored are replaced with asterisks.

Go To Top Of PageLost Password

Changing a lost password is simple--just visit the Password Reset page. This page will email you a link which you can click to reset your password. If your email account is no longer valid you will need to contact the site administrator ( to request a password reset.

Go To Top Of PageCan I be notified by e-mail when there are new posts?

Yes, the Subscription feature allows you to subscribe to the entire Board, individual Categories, Forums and/or Topics, depending on what the administrator of this site allows. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of a post that has been made to the Category/forum/Topic that you have subscribed to. There are four levels of subscription:

- Board Wide Subscription
If you can subscribe to an entire Board, you'll get a notification for any posts made within all the forums inside that board.

- Category Wide Subscription
You can subscribe to an entire Category, which will notify you if there was any posts made within any topic, within any forum, within that Category.

- Forum Wide Subscription
If you don't want to subscribe to an entire Category, you can subscribe to a single forum. This will notify you of any posts made within any topic, within that forum.

- Topic Wide Subscription
More conveniently, you can subscribe to just an individual topic. You will be notified of any post made within that topic.
Each level of subscription is optional. The administrator can turn On/Off each level of subscription for each Category/forum/Topic.
To Subscribe or Unsubscribe from any level of subscription, you can use the "My Subscriptions" link, located near the top of each page to manage your subscriptions. Or you can click on the subscribe/unsubscribe icons (Subscribe UnSubscribe) for that Category/forum/Topic you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to/from.

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