Where can I find more information about the forum and its culture.
Just review our Welcome forum here http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=27
Every forum has a group of STICKY threads at the top. These threads stay at the top and contain useful information.
Our rules document is in the WElcome forum, as is the acronym list. You will see alot ot jargon here that may not make sense. The answer is most likly in the acronym list.
Also, all the main forums have a ROADMAP. this is a list of some of the classic or important threads in the corresponding forum.
Do I need a subscription to read or post.?
NO!.. Subscriptions only add features such as custom avatars, longer signatures, larger Private message boxes, ability to use email, advanced SEARCH functions,etc... but you have FULL READ AND POST PRIVLEDGES once you have registered.
Do I need a paypal accout to purchase a subscription.
No. simply click the VISA or Mastercard logo on the subscription screen(inside paypal) and you can use a credit card. No paypal account is needed.
What is Pron?
Years ago, several of our members were getting blocked from viewing this site from work. They were getting messages that it contained 'inappropiate content'.
Reason: We had a lot of thread titles(and postings) that contained the work PORN when referring to 'food porn'. Corporate scanners were picking that up and labeling us as and Adult website.
Search engines also use scoring systems to determine topic and content and the frequency of word use is part of that system.
So inorder to avoid search engines, index bots and corporate scanners from misinterpereting our site and mislabeling us and adult site, we adopted the word 'pron' to replace the evil 'P" word in our thread tiles and posts.
Where is the SEARCH and NEW POST feature.
The standard search is at the bottom of the forum. Its uses the google search engine but only searchs our forum and is available to everyone with or without a subscription.
The expanded search is included with subscriptions and is on the blue menu bar. It allows extended searching with advanced options, boolean searching, search by date, members, etc. A subscription must be purchased to activate the advanced search feature but the bootom google search is available to all members
Custome Avatars, larger PM boxes, Longer signatures, Colors in Signatures, Customizing profiles, Social Networking
These are all things that come with subscriptions. You can purchase subscriptions to help support out site from your user control panel, or the Menu bar.
Why is my signature only one line. Why cant I use colors.
Signatures without a subscription are limited to one line and one black only. Fro longer signatures, and the ability to use colors, a subscription must be purchased.
What are the titles under my name? How can I change them
The titles are there in place of a post count. They change automatically and cannot be edited. Heres the full explanation. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17759