REGISTERING TIP: This board wants no spaces or dashes in your login name. So pick a one-word account name when you register. That's just to get you logged in. After you log in, go to your profile, click on the Personal tab, and change your display name to whatever you want others to see. You will still need to log in with your one-word name, but we will see your display name.
For example, my login name is admin, but I changed my display name to Bev.
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Here are some screen captures that may be helpful as you get acquainted with the new board. Don't forget to use the help button, too, if you get stumped. It's all pretty straight-forward, though.
The other board is up and down. It's back up for now and I've urged the others to join us here.
Also, I want you all to bookmark these two links for the eSPOMagazine home page. It's the ".com" that is unstable. I own these two domain names, they will get you to the front page, and they will never go down:
"When I use my iphone to connect the text is very small and the iphone will not enlarge when you try to pinch and spread the screen. How do make the text larger on the new board, on the iphone screen, so it is not an eye strain? Or just get glasses.
Anybody else using an iphone who has found a way to make the text larger?
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“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. - Mark Twain”
Once launched, you'll be taken to the main screen of the ProBoards application. While the initial focus will be on the "Forums" tab, you'll also find options at the bottom of the screen for "Network", "Search", and "Settings" which are explained below.
Network: This button allows you to browse the ProBoards directory for forums of interest to you. At the top of the Network screen you'll see a "New" button and a "Browse" button. Pressing "New" displays a listing of the 25 forums most recently added to the directory. The "Browse" button displays 15 different categories ranging from "Art and Culture" to "Travel". Press any category to view a list of forums for that category. Then press the name of a specific forum to visit it.
Search: This function allows you to search the ProBoards directory for specific forums by keyword. Simply type in a keyword in the search box provided, then press the "Search" button found in the lower-right hand corner of the screen. Once searched, any forums matching the keywords you provided will be displayed in the results. Keep in mind, Search will only look through forums listed in the directory. Since forum owners have to manually add their forums to the mobile directory, some forums may not be listed. If you're already a member of a forum that does not appear in the directory, you can add the forum manually using the "Forums" tab on the main screen of the application.
Forums: This is the most important section on the main screen as it lists the forums you've visited as well as any member accounts you've logged into. As soon as you've visited a forum, your accounts and visited forums will be displayed on this screen. If you're on the "Forums" tab and you've just installed the app, you'll likely see the message, "Press the plus button to add a forum to visit". Forums can be added by pressing the + button in the top-right corner of the screen.
If you know the direct web address of a forum you'd like to visit, press the + button in the top-right corner of the screen and you'll be presented with a dialog box to enter the forum URL. If the forum is using the standard .proboards.com URL, press the URL to visit the forum. Otherwise, if the forum has a custom domain or is using the boards.net or freeforums.net address, type the URL in full and press the result to be taken to that forum.
When you add a forum to the app, you'll be visiting that forum as a guest. When viewing as a guest, you'll find two buttons at the top of the screen; "by Category" and "by Name". The "by Category" option will show a list of categories available for viewing within that forum. The "by Name" option will present a list of available message boards in alphabetical order. Once you've pressed a board name, you'll be presented with a list of threads within that board. Simply press a topic name to be taken to that thread to begin reading posts.
Press the "Back" button in the top left of the screen to return to the thread listing screen. Press the Back button again to return to the category/board listing. Once there, you'll see 3 buttons at the bottom of the screen: "Login", "Register", and "View" in Safari.
If you press "Login" you'll be asked for a username and password for that forum.
Also, I bought a domain just for this board, and paid an extra fee for ProBoards to link (redirect) to it. The domain name for the board is: espoboard.com [/font]