To start a new topic click on the section you would like to post in, for example ‘Wellbeing’, then click on the words ‘New Topic’ on the top right of your screen. Type in a subject for your posting (please type something like ‘Advice on diet problem required’ and not just something like ‘Help!’) and then type your posting into the large box in the middle of your screen.
You will see you can customise you message by changing the font size, colour etc if you want to. If you hover your cursor over any of the symbols above where you have typed you will see what each symbol will do if you click. Some of the most popular smilies are shown, for more click on the ‘more’ button. By clicking on the smilie will insert it into your message. Smilies can make all the difference to our postings, they can be a great way of expressing your thoughts and feelings ~ please do think about adding them into your message.
When you have finished typing your message, click on ‘Preview’ to make sure it looks OK ~ remember to break up big paragraphs as this will make is easier for other members to read. If you like what you see click on ‘Post Message’.
Please do not use block capitals ~ IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING ALL THE TIME AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ!!! Please remember to break large area of text up into paragraphs to make it easier to read and please don’t use ‘txt speak’, such as CU IN 2WKS.
To reply to an existing thread simply click on the word ‘Reply’ found at both the bottom and top of the page.
You can insert someone else’s posting into yours, if you want to respond directly to what they said. To do this, do not click on ‘Reply’, instead click on ‘Quote’ which can be found above each post. Click on this, which will open a ‘reply’ box with the original text inside quote tags.
For example, if you wish to quote someone who has said “Good Morning and how are you?”, once you click on the quote button, this will be shown as “[QUOTE=their username]Good Morning and how are you?[/QUOTE]”. Type your response after the “[/QUOTE]”. If you don’t want to quote everything they have said, just remove the text you don’t want from inside the quote tags, for example “[QUOTE=their username]Good Morning[/QUOTE]”. There is other code inside the tags, please do not delete or alter this.
If you wish to insert a link to another website into your posting (these are called hyperlinks), e.g.: https://www.planetairedale.com , it can sometimes be too long, look ugly and distort the thread if you copy the whole web address. It is tidier to be able to have the link like this: To visit Planet Airedale, click here.
To do this while typing a new post:
1/ Click on the world symbol, when you have the posting window open.
2/ That will give you: [url][/url]
3/ Between the brackets, type the text you wish to make into a link, for example: here
4/ It will look like this: [url]here[/url]
5/ In the first bracket, add a = symbol and the web address, like this:
This gives you, when you preview or post, this: here
Planet Airedale reserve the right to remove any links which are inappropriate, offensive or irrelevant.