Frequently Asked Questions


FORUM
How to Post a New Topic
How to Reply to a Topic and attach images
How to Edit your Forum post
DISPLAY
How to View one page at a time

HOW TO POST A NEW TOPIC

Only Members who have logged in can post a new topic and or attach images.
So, first you will need to Login with your User Name and Password

Click on Forum on the Home Page.

On the Forum Page go to Member Forum
Select where you want your new Topic to appear, either in
Stamps, Covers, Postmarks and Ephemera or Announcements & Auctions, etc.
Click on the one in which you want your new Topic to appear.

On the Topic page, click on New Topic (right).

Enter text for the Subject heading.

(TIP Start your subject with a searchable place name descriptor for the item eg. Cape or COGH Triangles, Natal POAs, OFS BONCs, ZAR Squared Circles, Union Kings Heads, SWA Postage Dues, Rhodesian Admirals, etc., etc.)

Enter the text for your Topic (in the blank area below the Toolbar).

Once you have entered your text, you can add up to five images.
Please note: An image must be no larger than 1Mb.

To Add up to 5 Images to a Post, you must:

Click on Browse.
This will throw up a standard Windows dialogue box where you can select the images you have saved.

Where to find the Browse button
If you cannot see or  do not know where to find the Browse button, scroll down the screen. It is on the right hand side.

(TIP It is often at this point that some users have difficulty remembering where they stored the file containing the image they want to post. If this describes you – it does me and often – try to make a note of where your file is being stored when you save it.)

You can select and place up to five images in your post. You will need to select and submit them individually, not as a group. If five images are not enough, please let us know and we will consider increasing the number you can post.

Files are shown descending one above the other in the order they were submitted. So, if you have three images, the first to be submitted will be shown at the top and the last will be at the bottom. If you need to edit the position of the images, you will need to Delete them and then Submit them again in the order you want. This advice may change subject to knowledge acquisition.

Once you have finished editing your text and selecting your images, click on Submit.

After a few seconds , the Forum page will come up showing your post with images.

HOW TO REPLY TO A TOPIC AND ATTACH IMAGES

Only Members who have logged in can reply to a topic and attach images.
So, first you will need to Login with your User Name and Password.

Click on Forum on the Home Page.

On the Forum Page go to Member Forum
Select where you want your Reply to appear, either in
Stamps, Covers, Postmarks and Ephemera or Announcements & Auctions, etc.
Click on the one in which you want your new Topic to appear.

Select the Topic you want to Reply to by clicking on it.

Click on Reply.

You can now enter the Text for your Reply or add an image.
You can enter text in one of two ways, using the supplied Text Editor or Cut & Paste from your favoured text editor.

Once you have entered your text, click on Browse.
This will throw up a standard Windows dialogue box where you can select the images you have saved.

(TIP It is often at this point that some users have difficulty remembering where they stored the file containing the image they want to post. If this describes you – it does me and often – try to make a note of where your file is being stored when you save it.)

You can select and place up to five images in your post. You will need to select and submit them individually, not as a group. If five images are not enough, please let us know and we will consider increasing the number you can post.

Files are shown descending one above the other in the order they were submitted. So, if you have three images, the first to be submitted will be shown at the top and the last will be at the bottom. If you need to edit the position of the images, you will need to Delete them and then Submit them again in the order you want. This advice may change subject to knowledge acquisition.

Once you have finished editing your text and selecting your images, click on Submit.

After a few seconds , the Forum page will come up showing your post with images.

HOW TO EDIT YOUR FORUM POST

Often after making a post you will discover the need to edit it. Only you can edit your post. It is easy to do.

Only Members who have logged in can reply to a topic and attach images.
So, first you will need to Login with your User Name and Password.

Click on Forum on the Home Page.

Click on Stamps, Covers, Postmarks and Ephemera to see the Topics.

To Edit your Post, click on the Topic in question.

Click on Edit and proceed to edit your post.
When you are finished, click on Submit to update your post.

HOW TO VIEW ONE PAGE AT A TIME

The default is to view two pages at a time. To select one page at a time:

Go to the greyed-out tools at the bottom of the Page.

Click on the rightmost icon, the Cog.
A small menu will pop up where one of the options, second from top, is Single Page.

Click on Single Page.

Return to the Display and view it one page at a time.

To return to viewing the Display two pages at a time, repeat the above steps.

Click on Cog > Single Page.