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FOXITE.COM SUPPORT FORUM HELP

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This document provides you with answers to the most common questions about the Foxite.COM Support Forum.

Participation
How does the Foxite.COM Support Forum work?
What is my role in the Forum?
What is my responsibility in the Forum?

Registration and Logging In
Why should I register?
What can I do if I don't register?
How do I register?
How do I log in?
How do I get back a lost password?

Browsing and Searching

How is the Foxite.COM Support Forum organized?
How do I browse for information?
How do I search for information?

Personalization
How do I create a signature for my posts?
How do I tell other users about me?
How do I set my Forum viewing preferences?
How do I display my picture in my messages?

Posting Messages
How do I post a message?
How do I reply to a message?
How do I rate a message?
What is a "thread?"
Why don't I receive an answer to the questions I post to the Forum?
How do I add an attachment or a screenshot to my message?
When I post code in my message, how can I keep Foxite from taking out all the spaces on the left?

For additional information or unresolved Forum Problems, please contact the web master by e-mail (info@foxite.com) or post a message to the Foxite: Feedback category.


Participation
How does the Foxite.COM Forum work?
The Foxite.COM Support Forum provides a place for FoxPro and Visual FoxPro developers and enthusiasts, students and others to discuss and learn aspects of the Visual FoxPro computer language, software and database design, as well as other computer and software related topics. The Foxite.COM Support Forum is where members post questions and answers. Guests (un-registered visitors) may browse or search a special area of the Forum called "Public Archive" (http://www.foxite.com/archives/) for information.  Registered members who have logged on can post messages, track discussions, and get e-mail notifications on new posting activity.
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What is my role in the Forum?
You are essential to the Forum. By posting questions and sharing answers, not only do you contribute to a unique, member-built knowledgebase, but you also become part of a virtual support network extending across literally thousands of potential users. We encourage you visit often and participate. Come with your toughest issues- chances are, someone has a solution or can point you in the right direction. If you find a solution that works, let others know, and pass along your own tips and insights- you just may have the answer someone else has been seeking! Please remember to thank fellow members who have assisted you. Show your appreciation by rating helpful messages, posting thank you replies, or sending positive feedback to Forum management.
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What is my responsibility in the Forum?
We want the Foxite.COM Support Forum to be appropriate, friendly, informative, and fun for all users. Therefore, we ask you to agree to the following Site Rules:
1) You are not allowed to post any political related or religious oriented messages.
2) Please do not infringe on any copyrighted material. Please refer to the author, copyright notice, privacy policy, terms of service, rules, etc. to verify.
3) No vulgar, defamatory, abusive, distasteful language of any kind is permitted. No sexual oriented or offensive material will be tolerated of any kind. Should you feel that you have been treated abusively in a post, please make your complaint directly to abuse@foxite.com via e-mail referencing the thread and message IDs. Please do not reply to the offending member. Doing so merely turns the thread into an argument. The Foxite Moderators will treat all complaints fairly and confidentially. The moderators will review the post and if it is found to be offensive, it will be removed. Should a member continue to make offensive or insulting remarks in his/her posts, the moderators will terminate that member’s account.
4) Impersonating another member (s) by changing your username to the same as another member for purpose of defaming their character, posting offensive material under that username, or violation of any other part of the member will result in immediate termination of your account.
5) You are not allowed to use Bots or Web Spiders or other software that enables you to automatically download large portions of the website to retrieve any information available on the Foxite.COM server for offline usage. Our bandwidth is not unlimited and we already have Google spiders and other web search engines that are consuming a lot of bandwidth.
6) The site owner reserves the right at his sole discretion to erase, discard, etc. any messages that may be offensive to others or Foxite.COM Community as a whole.
7) PLEASE DON'T SHOUT: Typing in all capital letters is considered "shouting" online. We're listening, we promise. =)
8) The Foxite.COM should not to be used to mass advertise other websites or sell goods/services. If you'd like to advertise on our website, please contact us by e-mail: info@foxite.com.
9) Don't be harassed. If someone is harassing you or your friends or anybody else, don't respond in the same way.
10) Have FUN!!! The Foxite.COM Support Forum is YOUR Forum, so if you have suggestions, complaints, or suggestions for discussion strings, e-mail us at info@foxite.com.
11) The above rules are not limited to and maybe changed at anytime without notice. The site owner reserves the right on a final disposition, and final judgments of the above outlined rules.
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Registration and Logging In
Why should I register?
Registration allows you to fully participate in the Community Forum. If you register, you'll be able to:
• Post new messages
• Post responses to existing messages
• Receive e-mail notification when someone responds to a specified post or thread
• Personalize your experience on the Forum.
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What can I do if I don't register?
Even if you don't register, you can still browse and read Forum messages as a "guest". You just can't interact with the other members or personalize the way the Forum is displayed.
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How do I register?
To register, just click the Sign up link or click http://www.foxite.com/forum/signup.aspx.. The Registration page will be displayed.
Note: you must have cookies enabled in your browser to register and log into the Forum.
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How do I log in?
Once you've registered, you can log into the Foxite.COM Support Forum and begin personalizing your experience. You can logon from the main home page at http://www.foxite.com/ or from the main Forum page at http://www.foxite.com/forum/.
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How do I get back a lost password?
If you forgot your password, you can retrieve it by submitting the Recover page. We will automatically send your user name and password to your e-mail address.
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Browsing and Searching
How is the Foxite.COM Support Forum organized?
The Support Forum is divided up into different posting categories which are based on broad topics. Find the category that best describes your question or comment.
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How do I browse for information?
Many users like to get started by exploring the Support Forum. Use the search page to find information based on keywords. Or use the Filter Window to filter for a specific posting Category. Take some time to read the threads that look promising by clicking the subject or the author's name. The Filter Window includes a couple of advanced filters, such as "Unanswered Threads", "My Threads" and "Threads with Unread Items". You can also filter on the Author's name, a date range or a specific Thread ID.
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How do I search for information?
To search the Forum, type keywords for your topic into the Keyword text box and click the search button. A page of search results will be displayed. If you cannot find an answer to your question, you can either try to search the Public Archive with Google post your question to the Forum. Include "site:foxite.com" (w/o quotes) in your Google Search expression to instruct Google's search engine to limit the search to the Foxite.COM web site.
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Personalization

You can personalize your Foxite.COM Support Forum experience from the Options page.

How do I create a signature for my posts?
Your signature is text that appears at the bottom of every message you post to the boards.
1. Login to the Forum.
2. Click the Options button.
3. In the Forum Options section, enter your signature in the Signature text box.
4. Click the Save button.
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How do I tell other users about me?
1. Login to the Forum.
2. Click the Options button.
3. In the Personal Information section, enter your bio and or resume, hobby information and IM name/addresses (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Skype)
4. Click the Save button. By default, any information you type in this section is shown to no one. However, you can choose to share it with everyone.

This information is displayed on your Personal Member page. Please also take a look at the Privacy Protection section.
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How do I set my Forum viewing preferences?
There are a number of display preferences you can set for your Forum experience. These are described in the table below. To modify:
1. Login to the Forum.
2. Click the Options button.
3. Make any changes you wish, as described below.
4. Click the Save button.

Forum Options
 
Display Mode The Display Mode option enables you to optimize the loading speed of the Topics list. We currently support four different display modes:
1. Treeview Mode
This mode displays threads in a Tree structure as childs of the posting category nodes.
2. Ungrouped Treeview Mode
This mode hides posting categories and displays the threads in a Tree structure. The latest changed threads are always displayed first. The Ungrouped Treeview Mode is the most popular display mode.
3. Whole Thread Mode
This mode displays only the first message in a thread as child of the posting category nodes. The total number of messages as well as the number of unread messages of a thread are displayed. If you click a message, the entire thread is displayed in the right pane.
4. Ungrouped Whole Thread Mode
Similar to the Whole Thread Mode, except this mode hides the posting categories. The latest changed threads are always displayed first. If you click a message, the entire thread is displayed in the right pane.
Default Category Filter You can choose a default Category Filter in order to limit the number of threads that are displayed when you logon to the Foxite.COM Support Forum. A very popular filter is the Threads With Unread Items filter. When you activate this filter, you'll only see current threads.
Default Date Range Filter The Default Date Range filter enables you to limit the number of threads based on the thread's age. We offer three Date Range Filters:
1. Today
2. Today and Yesterday
3. Three Days
Time Zone The Forum automatically converts posting date and time values to your local time zone.
Culture The Forum automatically translates day and month names to the language defined by your Culture setting. In addition, the format used in date fields is automcally adjusted according to your Culture setting.
Preview Window If you wish to double check your message before posting it, you can turn on this option.
Thread Window Enables or disables the automatic refresh of the Thread List window.
Theme Currently, you can choose from 7 different color schemes. If your preferred color scheme is unavailable, please contact Eric den Doop by e-mail (eric@foxite.com) and send the desired RGB values.

E-mail Notification Service
The E-mail Notification Service sends you an e-mail as soon as a thread has changed. You can subscribe manually to every thread you are interested in, or automatically if you start a new thread.

Privacy Protection
You can choose from a number of different options to protect your privacy. Please note that we will never display your e-mail address to unregistered guests, unless you include your e-mail address in the message body. We advise you never to include your e-mail address with your Forum messages.

How do I display my picture in my messages?
If you like to display your picture in your Forum messages and Personal Member Page, please send one to pictures@foxite.com. Please include your Foxite User Name in your e-mail. Note that we only accept 52x64 (WxH) pixels.
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Posting Messages

How do I post a message?
Logon to the Foxite.COM Support Forum and click the New button in the Toolbar.
On the Post New Message page, you will see a Message Properties area and a Body area.

1. In the first field, the Subject field, type a title for you message. This is the only part of the message that shows up on the message listing page, so try to make it something that will be clear and concise. Use keywords about your topic.
2. From the Category drop down list, select the Category that matches your message. Please understand that the General category is usually not the best category.
3. From the Version drop down list, select the FoxPro version that matches your message.
4. Enter your message in the large text field.
5. When you are happy with your message, click the send button.

Your message will be added to the Forum and everyone else will be able to read it.

When posting an item, you can format the main text of your posting with a number of commonly used HTML formatting tags. To apply HTML formatting, simply include the appropriate tags in the main text of the item that you are posting. To see how your formatting will be rendered, click the Preview button. If it does not render correctly, edit it in the text box and click the Preview button again to check to see that you've used the tags correctly. To ensure that your formatting works properly, be sure to close all tags as indicated in the list below and follow standard nesting rules.
Note: You should not include HTML formatting in the title of posts.
The following HTML formatting tags can be used in the main text of an item you are posting:
• display text in bold: <b>bold</b>
• display text in italics: <i>italics</i>
• display underlined text: <u>underline</u>
• include a link to a web page: <a href="http://www.foxite.com" target="_blank">your link title</a>
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How do I reply to a message?
Click the Reply button in the Toolbar to write a response to a particular post. You'll see a screen similar to the Post Message screen. There are a few differences:
• When you reply to a post, the subject line will be filled in for you automatically. You can change it if you want.
• You can't select a Category or a Version.
• The message body is automatically filled with the contents of the message you're replying to. The original content is prefixed with the > character. When you post a message as a reply, it will be added to the existing thread. It won't create a new thread.
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How do I rate a message?
If a message was helpful to you, please take the take the time to rate helpful messages. When you're reading a message, you should see a “Please Rate This Message If You Think It Was Helpful” at the bottom of the message header. By rating a message, you show appreciation to the member who took the time to answer your question. You also inform other members who might be facing the same issues his message was helpful to you and could therefore be helpful to them. You may only rate a message once and you may not rate your own messages. Foxite does not use a rating scale. Instead, when you rate a message, you are simply telling other members “I rate this message as being useful.”
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What is a "thread?"
When one or more people reply to a particular message, a "thread" is created. A thread is a series of posts that go together. If you've ever heard of someone "following the thread of a conversation," you get the idea.
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Why don't I receive an answer to the questions I post to the Forum?
The first thing that you have to realize is that this is a free forum, where people voluntarily donate their time and expertise. No one gets paid anything to answer questions, and everyone does it because they want to help others. So please remember that when you are phrasing your questions (the word 'please' doesn't hurt) or demanding answers. The second thing is that the forum is not intended to provide free consultancy or training. If you want specific help, then ask a specific question but please don't ask other people to do things that you would want to be paid for doing if asked to do it yourself. The third thing is that not everyone spends all day every day waiting for you to post a question (most of us do other work too). So a person who knows the answer to your question may not even see your question for several days. There is no 'target' time within which your questions must, or even should, be answered. For that sort of service you have to pay! Finally please remember that you may be asking a question to which people simply don't have the answer.
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How do I add an attachment or a screenshot to my message?
You click the icon that has a picture of a paper clip. Then you get a screen asking for your file. Click "Browse" to select your file. Click "Upload File" and a HTML formatted link (<a href=... or <img src=...) )will be placed in your message which will show the file once you have finished. Please note that we only accept *.zip + *.rar + *.txt + *.gif + *.jpg files. The file size limit is 256 KB.
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When I post code in my message, how can I keep Foxite from taking out all the spaces on the left?
You need to surround your code with <vfp> and </vfp> tags. An easy way to do this is to select your code and click on the fourth button from the left in the toolbar at the top of the editing window. Other supported code tags are:

- <vbnet> and </vbnet> for VB/NET code ;
- <csharp> and </csharp> for C#code ;
- <tsql> and </tsql> for TSQL code
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