Using the Site
You may want to read the Getting started
read the basic instructions
on posting, editing, private message-ing, etc..
Now to more specific questions,
Q: Where can I make test postings?
Q: How to post in Tamil ? (What is UNICODE? What is TSCII? How to view Tamil posts? How to convert between UNICODE and TSCII?)
See this tutorial
Q: How can I read the most recent posts?
If you are logged in, go here
. If not logged in, just click on "Latest discussion" in the top banner. Also see here for Forum Hub
topics and this for TFM Page
Q: Can I get updates for specific topics?
Visit the topic you are interested in. Scroll down and near the bottom left, you'll see a link 'Watch this topic'. Click it and you'll receive notifications whenever the topic is updated.
Q: How to post images?
Due to frequent abuse, posting inline images has been disabled. However you can post a link to an image, and request moderators to enable display. Pls note that image display will be activated only post-wise after moderation.
If you have the image on your PC, you can upload to free image hosting sites (e.g. http://www.photobucket.com
) and obtain a link.
Q: What if I have a video or other files that I want to share?
You can try free hosting services like http://www.youtube.com
. Or, you can also send it to admin (see 'Other questions' below for email) who will host it for you.
Q: Can I obtain a link to a specific post?
Yes. Here's how to grab the link. First, go to the post you want to link. At the very beginning of the post (before the content), you'll see a small paper icon followed by 'Posted: ' and then the date & time. Place your mouse on the 'paper icon', do a right click and select 'Copy shortcut' (In Firefox, it is 'Copy link location'). Now the link is in your clipboard. You can 'paste' it anywhere..
Q: I copy&paste-d text and posted my response, and my post content is ok but it displays in strange fonts, why?
This happens due to a windows quirk. To fix it: Before submit, mark the entire text in your post (using the mouse), apply 'Font face' and select 'Arial' font. Now preview and see if it looks ok and then submit.