Posted 2003-01-18 4:34 PM (#23 - in reply to #21) Subject: RE: Profile edit question, Chris
Location: Seattle, WA
Private message allows you to send that user a message through the forum system. Every registered user has an Inbox. You can see how many new messages you have in your forum inbox just below the forum buttons at the top of the screen. You'll see that it probably says "Welcome, Sandra. There are 0 new messages in your inbox. There are 6 other users online. (3 registered, 3 guests)" or something like that. Just click on the inbox link to view your very own personal forum email box. Only registered users can send messages to other registered users.
It's nice because you don't have to give out your email address if you don't want to AND it keeps you from getting infected by email viruses because it's all web based.
Cool huh!!!? I'm glad you asked.
As for the format, there is an easy way for you to view the different thread formats. Near the top of the window just under the buttons and status bar you'll see a drop down list to change your thread and message views (thread view while viewing the forum contents, and message view while viewing a thread). Just change that to Nested or Flat or Thread View for the best example of how you can view the forum.