Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a brief explanation of some of the questions you may have about using the forum.

Entering Your Name

Enter your company's name or your personal name. Because this is a professional forum, use of handles is discouraged. This is a required field.

Entering Your E-Mail Address

A valid email address is required to post within this board. Entering your email address allows others reading your message to respond to you via email. This is a required field.

Entering The Subject

This should be a few words summarizing the topic of your message. After posting your message, this is the line that others see when viewing the index of messages. A good descriptive subject line helps others identify the subject matter of your message. This is a required field.

Entering Your Message

This is the heart of the board. By being clear and concise, your questions can be easily answered, your opinions and thoughts are better conveyed. When complete, you are given the option of previewing the message before actually posting it on the board. To edit your message, simply press the [Back] button on your browser. This is a required field.

Entering Optional Link URLs

The Optional Link URL field allows you to enter the full URL for a link elsewhere on the Web. Enter the complete URL here. This is an optional field. Example:

Entering Link Title

The Link Title field is used in conjunction with the Optional Link URL. Enter the title/name of the page linked under Optional Link URL. This is an optional field. Example: HighWired Internet Innovations

Entering Optional Image URL

The Optional Image URL allows the linking of a graphic image elsewhere on the Web. Enter the full URL of the image to be displayed at the top of the message. This should not be used unless the image to be displayed is directly related to the subject matter of the post. Articles with linked images that are excessive in size may be removed without notice. This is an optional field.

Can I put HTML tags anywhere in my posts?

No. You can not use HTML tags in any field except body of the message.

Why are there colons in the message when I try to post a followup?

Colons appear in the message dialog box when you try to followup up on a message to indicate that those lines are quoting the previous document.

Why didn't my post show up?

Your post most likely did not show up, because your browser did not reload the page, it simply pulled it out of cache. Please reload your browser and it should then appear.

Why do I see (pic) and (url) in the message lines on the index page?

If you see (pic), it means there is a picture in the message and if you see (url), it means there is a link in the message.

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