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Erica J Williams
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Erica J Williams
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Joined: 30 Sep 2001, 18:50

30 Sep 2001, 11:50 #1

How do I get myself put in as moderator in the BEST forum? or can't I do this? Can I change the password?
Erica

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john
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30 Sep 2001, 20:44 #2

Hi Erica
You can't log yourself in as a moderator - our admistrator, Robert, is the only mortal alive at the moment who can do that and he is busy working in Manilla right now.
Don't worry though! You can't moderate - and the rest of us can't get into your forum at the moment (because we don't know the magic password) - so you won't have to moderate/edit or delete anything. If you are a registered member of your forum, you can edit any and everything you have sent though.
Hope that helps.
John

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Despatcher
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Joined: 30 Sep 2001, 18:25

06 Oct 2001, 20:19 #3

It seems that when you type in a number, especially an 8, then a bracket, the site turns this into a smiley, why is this?

(reply is below; it would have been better to start a new topic for this question, by the way - Robert)
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Erica J Williams
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14 Oct 2001, 10:19 #4

Hallo John / Robert
Well somebody has put me in as a moderator. is Robert back from Manila? Or are you part time hacking John?
Erica

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robert
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14 Oct 2001, 15:01 #5

Hi Despatcher
Your 8 then a bracket has gone and generated an emoticon.
Emoticons (second-generation smileys) are for people who find it difficult to nuance their interaction using English prose alone. Not like us sophisticated language teachers.
You can see how various key combinations generate emoticons here:
Use Emoticons
or by clicking the "Use Emoticons" link which you see when you open the screen to post a reply.
If you don't like the things, or need to type a genuine 8 followed by a closing bracket, look on the posing screen for "Posting Options" below the box in which you write. Untick "Emoticons", and noone will grin inanely at anyone.

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14 Oct 2001, 15:07 #6

Hi Erica
It was I, who am back.
John can't do this sort of thing, 'cos I don't trust him.

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Erica J Williams
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15 Oct 2001, 17:11 #7

Robert
So how was Manila? John seems to have managed on the tech stuff in your absence. I trust him absolutely.
Hope you read this John .....
EJ

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16 Oct 2001, 22:45 #8

He managed it, in the sense of didn't mess anything up, because I haven't given him access to any of it.
Manila I found rather soppy, but maybe that's just me.

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